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Intruder breaches White House grounds, arrested near residence entrance -- President Donald Trump said Saturday that the suspect in the White House intrusion Friday night was disturbed, calling it a sad situation and saying he appreciates the work of the Secret Service. Jeff Zeleny and Peter Morris CNN -- 3/11/17

UC Berkeley ponders People’s Park for housing in controversial move -- People’s Park near UC Berkeley, where questions over its fate have inspired student protests for decades and led deputies to kill a man and blind another on infamous “Bloody Thursday” in 1969, is again being considered for development. Nanette Asimov in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 3/11/17

Stunning turnaround: San Luis Reservoir, nearly empty in August, now full for first time in six years -- Last summer it was a jarring symbol of California’s historic five-year drought. San Luis Reservoir — the vast lake along Highway 152 between Gilroy and Los Banos, the state’s fifth-largest reservoir and a key link in the water supply for millions of people and thousands of acres of Central Valley farmland — was just 10 percent full. Paul Rogers in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/11/17

San Francisco charity told to pay back taxes, weighs major changes -- A venerable San Francisco charity recently investigated by The Chronicle must repay the public tens of thousands of dollars after misleading county officials — a rare rebuke that follows a significant internal shake-up at Helpers Community Inc. Cynthia Dizikes, Carolyne Zinko, and Karen de Sá in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 3/11/17

Travel industry worries about the second Trump travel ban -- The second travel ban proposed by the Trump administration, redesigned to better withstand legal challenges, is just as likely as the previous ban to reduce travel to the U.S., industry representatives say. Hugo Martin in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

Grandmother deported to Mexico had criminal history, no right to see judge, authorities say -- When the grandmother of a Mira Mesa military veteran’s family was sent back to Mexico last week, her devastated relatives focused on the central role she played in the family, helping raise her two small grandchildren whose father is serving as a contractor in Afghanistan. Kate Morrissey in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

After bomb threat, Westside Jewish center looks ahead: 'We're not going to let it change how we think' -- After a wave of bomb threats against organizations and synagogues across the country, Elisabeth Franks’ bosses at the Westside Jewish Community Center asked her a recurring question. Any voicemails we need to be worried about? Benjamin Oreskes in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

In liberal Hollywood, a conservative minority faces backlash in the age of Trump -- Since the presidential election, some conservatives feel that their political beliefs are more of a career liability than ever — even for those traditional Republicans disenchanted by President Trump. David Ng in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

Lopez: This 94-year-old was burglarized 3 times in one week. Then she fought back -- Things don’t stay the same for very long in Los Angeles. The Lakers soar and then sink, neighborhoods rise and fall, tacos get reinvented, stars are hot and then not. Marjorie Romer holds steady through it all, fixed in her ways, with roots that run deep. Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

Lawmakers and passenger advocates push to keep airline seats from shrinking -- After years of watching airlines pack more passengers per plane, lawmakers and passenger rights advocates are moving on separate tracks to keep airline seats and passenger legroom from shrinking further. Hugo Martin in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

Top N.Y. federal prosecutor says he was fired after refusing to resign -- Preet Bharara was among 46 U.S. attorneys remaining from the Obama administration when the Justice Department ordered a housecleaning Friday. The president’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly wanted a clean slate and were unconcerned about any perception that the White House changed its mind about Bharara, who had been asked in November to stay on. Devlin Barrett, Sari Horwitz and Robert Costa in the Washington Post$ Maggie Haberman in the New York Times$ -- 3/11/17

Diaz: Trump draws from authoritarian playbook -- As a candidate and now as president, Donald Trump has displayed an authoritarian streak unrivaled in American history. His dystopian description of the state of the nation and his declaration that “I, alone, can fix it,” at the Republican convention in July evoked the fearmongering and narcissism of many strongmen before him. John Diaz in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 3/11/17

During his political rise, Stephen K. Bannon was a man with no fixed address -- He owned a house and condo in Southern California, where he had entertainment and consulting businesses, a driver’s license and a checking account. He claimed Florida as his residence, registering to vote in Miami and telling authorities he lived at the same address as his third ex-wife. At the same time, he routinely stayed in Washington and New York as he engineered the expansion of Breitbart News and hosted a live Breitbart radio program. Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg in the Washington Post$ -- 3/11/17


California Policy & Politics This Morning  

For Los Angeles Jews, Trump is a rallying cry the community hasn't seen in decades -- Jewish leaders in the religious, political and cultural worlds have formed a coalition aimed at denouncing what they perceive to be threats to religious tolerance, democratic values, equal rights and a free press. Trump’s rhetoric and actions toward Muslim immigrants were the impetus for the coalition, known as Jews United for Democracy and Justice, said Rabbi Ken Chasen. Ben Poston in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

'I was determined not to lose my voice': Former Sen. Barbara Boxer says her retirement plans were upended by Trump -- When then-Sen. Barbara Boxer pondered her retirement, she envisioned informally advising President Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Senate, traveling the country to deliver speeches and spending more time with her husband of 55 years. Seema Mehta in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California -- One key bridge could be out of service for a year. Instead of the rich and famous dropping by for spa treatments at the Post Ranch and Ventana Inn, helicopters are dropping supplies to about 450 remaining residents of this glorious ZIP code. The community has turned to self-governing; there’s no law enforcement, elected officials, public services or tourists. Lisa M. Krieger in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/11/17

Feds override California to aid inmates with drug overdoses -- A federal judge overrode a California state law on Friday to help combat a growing problem of inmates dying from drug overdoses. U.S. Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco approved waiving state law to allow licensed vocational nurses to administer the overdose antidote naloxone, which can reverse respiratory failures from opioid overdoses. Don Thompson Associated Press -- 3/11/17

After four recent inmate deaths, protesters call for changes in L.A. county jails -- Frustration over conditions in the county’s jails spilled over Friday morning as protesters temporarily shut down part of a street leading to the main jail complex near downtown Los Angeles, prompting a brief confrontation with police. Maya Lau in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

Morain: Senator Schwarzenegger? Not likely -- Having ended his run on “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” California’s former Mr. Olympia-action star-governor evidently has a little time on his hands, and wants to do more than joust with the Tweeter-in-Chief. Dan Morain in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/11/17

Want a trip to Cuba? Register 10 voters for LA House race -- A trip to Havana could be just 10 registrations away – the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project has cooked up a contest to boost participation in voting-averse Los Angeles. Robin Opsahl in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/11/17

Republican David Hadley exploring run for California governor: ‘It’s out there, baby’ -- Republican David Hadley, who served one term in the Assembly before losing a rematch last fall, said Friday he is exploring a run for California governor, potentially providing his troubled party a moderate standard-bearer in 2018. Christopher Cadelago in the Sacramento Bee$ Christine Mai-Duc in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

With snow melting, Oroville Dam managers prepare to use mangled spillway again -- The massive snowpack in the mountains above Oroville Dam is beginning to melt as temperatures warm and could soon test the troubled reservoir with its biggest inflows since last month’s crisis. Managers of the state-run dam say they’ll be forced to rely on the lake’s damaged main spillway to discharge water down the Feather River as soon as next Friday. Kurtis Alexander in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 3/11/17

Bay Bridge bike path expected to open for weekday use this summer -- The long-anticipated weekday opening of the Bay Bridge bike and pedestrian path probably won’t happen until this summer, but cyclists and walkers will gain a few extra hours of weekend access to the transbay trail starting Sunday. Michael Cabanatuan in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 3/11/17

Long Beach sees spike in hate crimes so far this year -- Swastika graffiti, bomb threats at a local Jewish center and a possibly racially motivated assault contributed to a spike in suspected hate crimes reported in Long Beach to begin the year. Just two months into 2017, the city has already matched the number of suspected hate crimes reported during all of 2016, according to statistics from the Long Beach Police Department. Jeremiah Dobruck in the Long Beach Press Telegram$ -- 3/11/17

13-year-old boy, parents file claims against city of Anaheim following his scuffle with off-duty LAPD officer -- The city is facing possible litigation from a 13-year-old boy and his parents who say Anaheim police failed to help him and wrongfully detained him after his scuffle with an off-duty Los Angeles policeman last month. Kelly Puente in the Orange County Register -- 3/11/17

Economy, Employers, Jobs, Unions, Pensions 

Almost 100 California entities are interested in building Trump's border wall -- International engineering corporations, boutique architectural firms and tiny mom-and-pop builders with names like “Loko-Koko” are lining up to help build President Trump’s border wall, despite the fact that Mexico has said it won’t pay for it and polls show that many Americans don’t want it. Carolina A. Miranda in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/11/17

LA County, Inland Empire post heavy job losses in January -- Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire saw heavy job losses in January following the meager gains that were posted in December, but California still managed to add nearly 10,000 jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported March 3. Kevin Smith in the Inland Daily Bulletin$ -- 3/11/17

Head of LA's Olympics bid says Trump has been more helpful than Obama -- It has been conventional wisdom that President Donald Trump – with his America-first philosophy – hurts the chances for Los Angeles to be chosen to host the 2024 Olympics, with one Olympics historian calling his election ‘a catastrophe’ for L.A.'s chances. But the head of the group trying to win the bid for L.A. said Thursday that Trump has been actively involved in helping beat out the competition -- Paris. Ben Bergman KPCC -- 3/11/17


California college leaders attack Trump’s immigration plans -- The leaders of California’s public higher education system say they are adamant about resisting any efforts by President Donald Trump to affect the standing of immigrant students on the state’s campuses. Mark Muckenfuss in the Inland Daily Bulletin$ -- 3/11/17

How to use the new California School Dashboard to compare school test scores -- Once upon a time, evaluating a California public school was as simple as looking at a single number. The Academic Performance Index was a score between 200 and 1,000, with schools aiming to get an 800 or better. It was simple, it was clear. And it was incomplete. Beau Yarbrough in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 3/11/17

Immigration / Border 

San Diego’s ACLU Sues Government Agencies For Lengthy Immigrant Detentions -- The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties is suing the federal government for allegedly depriving immigrants of their due process rights by detaining them for months before giving them an opportunity to see an immigration judge. Jean Guerrero KPBS -- 3/11/17

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens asks Trump administration to help her hold undocumented immigrants -- With most California governments and police agencies resisting President Donald Trump’s push to increase immigration enforcement and deportations, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is bucking the trend, telling the Trump administration she wants her department to cooperate more closely with federal immigration agents. Jordan Graham in the Orange County Register -- 3/11/17

Last border hiring binge had some bad outcomes -- President Donald Trump’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration includes not only a wall, but more people behind the wall — an additional 5,000 Border Patrol agents and 10,000 immigration officers. Greg Moran in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 3/11/17


Obamacare repeal ignores real problems with U.S. health care -- Since 2010, the law has provided more than $1 billion for evidence-based medicine research, in which doctors and scientists collect and analyze patient data to determine whether treatments actually work. For example, UCSF is conducting a clinical trial of 100,000 women to determine if annual breast cancer screenings can better detect the disease than screenings that factor in a patient’s genetics and breast density. Thomas Lee in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 3/11/17

Also . . . 

Missing in California: 2 adults, 5 pups, sharp teeth, camera-shy -- Wildlife biologists are searching the craggy wilderness and rolling pastures of Northern California for seven missing gray wolves that thrilled environmentalists and frightened ranchers after becoming the first wolf pack to make the state home in nearly a century. Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 3/11/17

Gladys Hansen, San Francisco archivist and 1906 earthquake expert, dies -- Gladys Hansen, San Francisco’s longtime city archivist, and a renowned expert on the city’s history, died last Sunday of the infirmities of old age. She was 91. Carl Nolte in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 3/11/17

POTUS 45  

Russian billionaire says it was ‘pure coincidence’ his jet twice shadowed Trump’s -- A Russian billionaire, whose jet-setting travel intersected with Donald Trump’s campaign stops at the Charlotte and Las Vegas airports during the presidential campaign, says their intersecting paths were “pure coincidence” and nothing more. Greg Gordon and Kevin G. Hall McClatchy DC -- 3/11/17

A reporter asked President Trump repeatedly for evidence of wiretapping. He didn’t answer -- President Trump tweeted almost a week ago that he “just found out” that former president Barack Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 election. He followed up with tweets directly accusing Obama of being involved, calling the former president a “bad (or sick) guy!” Peter W. Stevenson in the Washington Post$ -- 3/11/17

Trump's revised travel ban dealt first court setback -- A federal judge in Wisconsin dealt the first legal blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on Friday, barring enforcement of the policy to deny U.S. entry to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee already granted asylum in the United States. Steve Gorman Reuters -- 3/11/17

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is heaven — for spies -- The president’s semi-public Florida retreat doesn’t follow the same strict background check protocol as the White House, creating an espionage risk. Darren Samuelsohn Politico -- 3/11/17

Schiff: Trump's wiretap claim will soon be debunked -- The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Friday he’s seen no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, and expects it will soon be debunked. Rep. Adam Schiff, whose committee is investigating Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, told Politico he hasn’t “seen any evidence whatsoever” for Trump’s claims. Austin Wright Politico -- 3/11/17


Flynn told Trump team he might register as a foreign agent -- Attorneys for Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, informed the incoming White House legal counsel during the transition that Flynn might need to register with the government as a foreign agent — a phone call that raised no alarms within Trump’s team, despite the unusual circumstance of having a top national security post filled by someone whose work may have benefited a foreign government. Ashley Parker in the Washington Post$ -- 3/11/17

Wealthy Would Get Billions in Tax Cuts Under Obamacare Repeal Plan -- Two of the biggest tax cuts in Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act would deliver roughly $157 billion over the coming decade to those with incomes of $1 million or more, according to a congressional analysis. Jesse Drucker in the New York Times$ -- 3/11/17


-- Friday Updates 

The life-and-death stakes of an Affordable Care Act repeal in one of L.A. County's poorest, sickest regions -- Nurses and doctors rush through hallways, readying exam rooms. The clinic in Lancaster hasn’t yet opened for the day, but staff members know that once patients start filing in they won’t stop. In less than two hours, it will be standing-room only in the waiting areas. Soumya Karlamangla in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/10/17

DMV: Humans soon no longer required in self-driving cars -- Self-driving cars with no human behind the wheel — or, for that matter, no steering wheel at all — may soon appear on California’s public roads, under regulations state officials proposed Friday. David R. Baker and Carolyn Said in the San Francisco Chronicle Louis Hansen in the San Jose Mercury$ Justin Pritchard Associated Press Russ Mitchell in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/10/17

$1.4 million in oxycodone found hidden in woman's car at Otay Mesa border -- The 47,340 tablets found in a hidden compartment under the woman’s car represent the largest seizure of oxycodone along the U.S.-Mexico border in at least five years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. David Hernandez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/10/17

Four Big Sur State Parks shuttered indefinitely due to winter storms and summer wildfires -- Work crews are cleaning up mudslides, fallen trees and mounds of debris while repairing campgrounds and hiking trails. They're also faced with rebuilding the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 that's cracked beyond repair, impassable and limiting access to the area. Amy Graff in the San Francisco Chronicle Lisa M. Kreiger in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/10/17

Lawmakers get greeting cards with a nudge from Santa Cruz County -- Nothing says “season’s greetings” like a gaping sinkhole. Filipa A. Ioannou in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 3/10/17

California State Bar bans sex between attorneys and clients -- The bar's Board of Trustees passed the rule Thursday as part of a long-awaited overhaul of attorney conduct standards that revised or crafted 70 ethics rules. All the new rules are now before the California Supreme Court, which has final say over them. Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press -- 3/10/17

Man pleads guilty in stabbing of French train hero Spencer Stone -- The man suspected of nearly killing French hero Spencer Stone in a Sacramento street brawl in 2015 pleaded guilty Friday to attempted murder in the incident. Nashelly Chavez in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/10/17

California is sick of being a presidential campaign afterthought. Here's one lawmaker's fix -- Every four years, as smaller, less cutting-edge states are lavished with love and attention from presidential candidates, California is all but ignored, like one of those kids, nose to the glass, smudging up a candy store window. Mark Z. Barabak in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/10/17

California’s population getting grayer, new projections show -- Rising life expectancies and falling birth rates mean California will get increasingly older over the coming decades, with almost a quarter of residents being 65 or older by 2036, according to new population projections from the Department of Finance. Jim Miller in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/10/17

Martin Huff, who defied Jerry Brown on corporate taxes, dies -- Martin Huff had been California’s top tax collector for 16 years when he went head-to-head with a young Gov. Jerry Brown over the way in which international corporations were taxed – and it cost him his job. Dan Walters in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/10/17

The troubled, covert agency responsible for moving the nation's most lethal cargo -- The unmarked 18-wheelers ply the nation’s interstates and two-lane highways, logging 3 million miles a year hauling the most lethal cargo there is: nuclear bombs. Ralph Vartabedian and W.J. Hennigan in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/10/17

Selfie of white joggers in African American neighborhood sets off debate, and quest for understanding -- It was the selfie that set Leimert Park talking. There was DeMille Halliburton, his arm outstretched in the foreground, shooting a photo of the Saturday running group the African American entertainment industry insurer has long organized. Angel Jennings in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/10/17

Hiltzik: Quietly but decisively, Trump's FCC is delivering big favors for big broadband companies -- The Trump administration’s determination to roll back regulations protecting the environment, voting rights and financial services consumers has been drawing most of the public’s attention. But a stunningly swift and thorough deregulatory campaign is happening elsewhere in Washington: at the Federal Communications Commission. Michael Hiltzik in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/10/17

Borenstein: CalPERS, unions deceiving public about pensions -- Last month, I wrote that Gov. Brown’s 2012 attempt at pension reform has failed. CalPERS, the nation’s largest pension system, immediately responded on its website declaring that “Pension Reform Has Made a Difference,” and claiming that my column “greatly oversimplifies and needlessly discounts the real impact” of Brown’s plan. Daniel Borenstein in the East Bay Times -- 3/10/17

Fox: In Defense of the Disney CEO Staying “In the Room” -- Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger, at the company shareholder meeting, rejected a request that he quit President Donald Trump’s business advisory committee over Trump’s policies. Iger, while objecting to a number of the president’s policies, gave the sensible answer that it is best be “in the room” so that he can address his concerns directly to the president. Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 3/10/17

The $1-billion deal to sell Dick Clark Productions to China's Wanda Group is dead -- The much-ballyhooed $1-billion deal to sell Dick Clark Productions to China’s Dalian Wanda Group has collapsed, marking the latest deal between China and Hollywood to fall by the wayside. Ryan Faughnder in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/10/17

Budget referee may call foul on Obamacare repeal -- The fate of Obamacare may lie in the hands of a number-crunching Republican appointee whose bottom line might single-handedly blow up the GOP quest to repeal and replace it. Rachana Pradhan Politico -- 3/10/17