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California will file separate lawsuit over end of DACA program, attorney general says -- California plans its own lawsuit against the federal government because it is disproportionately harmed by President Trump's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Wednesday. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17 

Schwarzenegger joins McCain, Kasich in calling for Supreme Court to end gerrymandering -- Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is among about three dozen prominent Republicans who filed friend-of-the-court briefs in a closely watched gerrymandering lawsuit that is scheduled to be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court next month. Seema Mehta in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

California would cover over-budget costs for 2028 Olympics bid under new bill -- State lawmakers will provide up to $270 million in guarantees under legislation unveiled last week should Los Angeles’ 2028 Olympic bid go over budget. Liam Dillon in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole in notorious murders; Brown will make final decision -- Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted along with other members of Charles Manson's cult in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, was granted parole Wednesday by a panel of state commissioners in Chino. Matt Hamilton in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA -- Fifteen states and the District of Columbia on sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation — an act Washington state’s attorney general called “a dark time for our country.” Larry Neumeister and Gene Johnson Associated Press -- 9/6/17

After 'a dark day,' immigrant rights advocates rally in Sacramento to fight for workplace protections from ICE raids -- Immigrant rights advocates shared stories Wednesday of workers left in the lurch after President Trump's decision to rescind a program that offered temporary immigration relief for thousands of people brought into the country illegally as children. Jazmine Ulloa in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Deporting Dreamers an unlikely priority, but a real possibility -- It won’t be open season on the nearly 800,000 so-called Dreamers — immigrants who entered the U.S. without legal papers before turning 16 and have maintained a clean record — if Congress doesn’t pass a law protecting them. But they won’t be able to breathe easy. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17

L.A. Olympics organizers to state senator: Please take us out of your bill -- The organizing committee for Los Angeles' bid to host the 2028 Olympic Games wants the summertime sports event removed from last-minute state legislation that would ease its ability to build transit projects. Liam Dillon in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Water lifting concrete slab seen as cause of Oroville Dam spillway failure -- Faulty design, construction and repairs of the main Oroville Dam spillway allowed water to seep under its floor and build up, lifting a concrete slab Feb. 7 into the water flowing down the chute, starting a chain of events that largely wrecked the structure. Steve Schoonover in the Chico Enterprise -- 9/6/17

He suffered 3rd-degree burns while police held him on pavement. Now, he’s due to report to jail -- James Bradford Nelson unbuttoned his cotton shirt, unveiling a body he no longer recognizes. His nipples are seared. His chest and stomach are covered by leathery skin grafts and scar tissue. He’s 40 pounds lighter than he was on the scorching June day when Citrus Heights police pressed his face, legs and chest into the hot ground in the parking lot of a KFC restaurant. Cynthia Hubert in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 9/6/17

Essie Justice Group targets the heavy and invisible burden that California's bail system places on women -- As a public defender in New York City, Gina Clayton realized the U.S. bail system was putting a heavy and invisible burden on women. Now, she is the founder of the Essie Justice Group, a support network for women with incarcerated loved ones that this year has been one of the main drivers behind legislation to overhaul the way offenders receive bail in California. Jazmine Ulloa in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Why a trio of Democratic candidates for governor are dropping by a public union strike in Riverside -- A powerful public employee union’s three-day strike against Riverside County to protest working conditions will draw three of California’s top Democratic candidates for governor on Wednesday. Phil Willon in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Walters: California faces its past in cultural struggle over symbols -- The cultural firestorm over statues, flags and other symbols of the Confederacy, ignited by a violent clash of white supremacists and their opponents in Charlottesville, Virginia, would seem far removed from California. Not so. Dan Walters Calmatters.org -- 9/6/17

BART can’t afford its millions of dollars in free rides, director says -- BART handed out nearly $3.5 million worth of free rides to 17,000 workers, their families and law enforcement officers last year, district records show — and now at least one of the transit agency’s board members is calling on the cash-strapped system to sharply curtail the practice. Matier & Ross in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17

Wiener not giving up on 4 a.m. closing time bill -- State Sen. Scott Wiener is not ready to give up on his drive to extend bar hours for cities that want to party hearty till 4 a.m., despite having had his legislation 86’d last week. Matier & Ross in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17

Drought’s Over, Yet Californians Keep Saving Water -- In Sacramento, Los Angeles, most of the San Francisco Bay Area and Orange County, urban residential water use is down between 20 and 26 percent since 2013, often used by water agencies as the benchmark year for pre-drought water consumption, according to the State Water Resources Control Board. Alastair Bland KQED -- 9/6/17

Water: Setting the sights on Sites -- Sites Reservoir has been talked about for decades, but now that project officials — and backed by 70 major allies — have formally submitted an application for state bond money, the question arises: Will this $5 billion project actually come to pass? Daniel Maraccini Capitol Weekly -- 9/6/17

Manson follower who stabbed Rosemary LaBianca 14 times wants freedom -- Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted along with other members of Charles Manson's cult in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, is once again going before the parole board seeking her freedom. Gov. Jerry Brown rejected her bid last year to be released from prison after 40 years. Matt Hamilton and Shelby Grad in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Fox: DACA Pressure on CA GOP Representatives -- “Pressure makes diamonds,” American General George S. Patton said. Pressure brought to bear on the DACA law may finally bring some immigration reform. California’s congressional members will be key to any solution. Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 9/6/17

California firefighters mourn death of U.S. Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming -- Gary Helming was a seasoned firefighter who was well-known for “bringing order out of chaos,” colleagues say. So when the Los Padres National Forest battalion chief perished in a car crash last week, his death shocked wildfire authorities throughout California. Javier Panzar in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Where Are They Now? Assemblyman Willard Huyck -- Former Assemblyman Willard Huyck is probably one of the more notable state legislators that you’ve never heard of. ``1`He was elected z456 the State Assembly at age 29 and served two terms before leaving to run a medical supply company. Now, more than 70 years after first arriving at the Capitol, Huyck is California’s oldest former legislator ever. Alex Vassar Capitol Weekly -- 9/6/17

United Airlines won't be fined for passenger-dragging incident, feds say -- United Airlines won’t be punished by the federal government over the forced removal of a passenger from a flight in April that put a spotlight on the growing tensions between airlines and travelers on crowded flights. Hugo Martin in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Rush Limbaugh’s dangerous suggestion that Hurricane Irma is fake news -- Rush Limbaugh didn't say the magic words, but on Tuesday he basically accused the media of creating fake news about Hurricane Irma, which is threatening Florida after hitting Barbuda and Antigua. The storm's 185-mile-per-hour winds tied the record high for any Atlantic hurricane making landfall. Callum Borchers in the Washington Post$ -- 9/6/17

Trump says he just wants a DACA fix 'where everybody is happy' -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied that he was sending mixed signals on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and said he simply wants Congress to come up with a solution "where everybody is happy." Nolan D. McCaskill Politico -- 9/6/17


California Policy & Politics This Morning   

Joe Arpaio to headline Fresno Republican Party fundraiser -- The recently pardoned former Maricopa County sheriff is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Fresno County Republican Party's late September fundraiser. Billed as an annual "2nd Amendment Barbecue," the Sept. 29 event has a wide range of ticket prices. A single seat costs $70, and $1,500 gets you a table of 10, "VIP Gold" status and a photo with the former sheriff at a more exclusive reception. Christina Bellantoni in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

DACA repeal sparks fear, praise in Southern California -- Iveth Diaz didn’t hear compassion. While Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known, as DACA was the “compassionate” thing to do, Diaz, 26, who is protected by the program, heard only uncertainty. Alejandra Molina in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 9/6/17

Democratic California lawmakers vow to help DACA recipients -- Democrats in the California Legislature slammed President Donald Trump's Tuesday decision to end a program protecting immigrants illegally brought into the country as children. Sophia Bollag Associated Press -- 9/6/17

California Leaders Mobilized After DACA Protections Rescinded -- California’s attorney general and other state political and business leaders — along with throngs of immigrant rights activists — responded swiftly and angrily to the announcement Tuesday morning by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, is being rescinded. Tyche Hendricks KQED Julia Mitric Capital Public Radio -- 9/6/17

Future: Trump’s DACA action has all sides focusing on legislative, legal maneuvering -- Set Hernandez doesn’t have a home. Not in the Philippines, where he was born. And, he said, not in America. “I’m OK with being the perpetual immigrant, the other” said Hernandez, who came to the United States with his mom 13 years ago and lives in the San Fernando Valley. “I’m coming to terms with that. Going back to the Philippines is something I’ve been thinking about.” But he wouldn’t be going willingly. Chris Haire in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 9/6/17

Thousands march through San Francisco to protest Trump’s DACA decision -- Several thousand people marched through San Francisco on Tuesday night in a call to arms against President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind a program letting some young undocumented immigrants stay and work in the U.S. Casey Tolan in the San Jose Mercury$ Kurtis Alexander, Alison Graham and Steve Rubenstein in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17

DACA’s end may hurt GOP Congress members’ reelection bids -- President Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival policy is expected to spur Latino — and possibly Asian — voter turnout next year, which would make reelection more difficult for Southern California’s 6 Republican Congress members already targeted by Democrats. Martin Wisckol in the Orange County Register -- 9/6/17

Trump administration ends DACA, San Diego dreamers vow to fight -- When Dulce Garcia, 34, an immigration attorney and DACA recipient, heard the Attorney General’s announcement, she said, she was furious. “Every statement just broke me down more and more,” she said after a news conference. “The administration could have just done nothing, and it would be better than what they did to us today.” Kate Morrissey in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 9/6/17

‘A sad day in America’: Fresno groups speak out against Trump’s end of DACA program -- Fresno advocates and officials met outside the city’s federal courthouse on Tuesday to speak out against President Donald Trump’s end of DACA, which has protected undocumented people who traveled to the U.S. illegally as minors from deportation – including thousands of local beneficiaries of the program. Mackenzie Mays in the Fresno Bee -- 9/6/17

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she agrees DACA is 'on shaky legal ground' as she calls on Congress to act -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) signaled Tuesday that she believes former President Obama’s executive order to protect young immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as minors was on shaky legal ground, and said that is why Congress must act to save it. Seema Mehta in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Lopez: Stunned, disappointed, but still defiant and hopeful: 'Dreamers' press on despite Trump's DACA stance -- For years, his schedule was unforgiving. Juan Casas left his Boyle Heights home after midnight, loaded produce onto trucks from 2 a.m. until noon in downtown Los Angeles, then drove to school and caught a nap in the Cal State L.A. parking lot before classes. Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Immigration status will not be shared with federal authorities, Alameda leaders say -- Alameda officials have refused to sign paperwork acknowledging that they would share information on people’s immigration status with federal authorities, saying it would violate the city’s commitment to being a sanctuary city. The action means Alameda police are not eligible to apply for a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Peter Hegarty in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/6/17

Employers concerned about diminished labor pool with DACA phaseout -- Some local employers are raising concerns that a pool of increasingly well educated workers could be diminished with the decision Tuesday by President Donald Trump to phase out a program that shields young unauthorized immigrants from deportation. Lori Weisberg and Jennifer Van Grove in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 9/6/17

Dianne Feinstein, booed on her home turf, faces calls from Bernie Sanders supporters to step aside in 2018 -- In April, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein angered people in her hometown of San Francisco when she said firmly that she doesn’t support a universal “Medicare-for-all” health care system being championed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Angela Hart in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 9/6/17

Hunter's campaign paid for Costco memberships -- The “membership dues” — $50 and $150 — were paid in November 2009 and December 2012, respectively. U-T Watchdog identified the payments in reviewing some of Hunter’s older expenses — an exercise federal investigators are also going through, as they review his personal spending of campaign funds. Morgan Cook in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 9/6/17

Increase in violent confrontations in California -- Violent and hostile confrontations statewide that resulted in crimes, arrests, significant property damage, cancellation of a scheduled event or injuries are on track to double in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a report released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. Deepa Bharath in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 9/6/17

California lawmakers move to preserve climate change data -- Authored by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), the bill would ask the California Environmental Protection Agency to preserve any scientific information "at risk of censorship or destruction by the federal government." Chris Megerian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

California Senate, Assembly Consider Over 100 Bills -- The California state Legislature considered more than 150 measures, as lawmakers begin the final two weeks of the year in Sacramento. Notable bills that passed Tuesday include one that prevents counties from charging fees to families with children in the juvenile justice system. Ben Bradford Capital Public Radio -- 9/6/17

California police body camera transparency bill is shelved for the year -- The measure, Assembly Bill 748, would have made public footage from police shootings and other cases considered to be in the public interest, including video of police uses of force or violent political protests. Liam Dillon in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Officials missed big picture before Oroville Dam spillway failed, experts say -- The most detailed report yet on what went wrong at Oroville Dam last winter when 180,000 people fled amid fears of flooding found that state and federal officials failed to uncover long-standing construction and maintenance issues at the nation’s tallest dam. Kurtis Alexander in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Ralph Vartabedian in the Los Angeles Times$ Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 9/6/17

They come hat in hand for California’s ‘green’ money -- It should come as no surprise that when the California Legislature recently began the process of divvying up proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions, a cavalcade of local officials, community activists and lobbyists rushed to Sacramento, with hands out. Julie Cart Calmatters.org -- 9/6/17

California lawmakers act to name stretch of 134 Freeway in honor of former President Obama -- Supporters of the measure will now raise the private funds needed to place signs with Obama's name along the section of the 134 between the 210 Freeway and the 2 Freeway, which includes parts of Glendale, Pasadena and Eagle Rock. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Santa Rita Jail abuse: Deputy allegedly choked inmate -- Four Alameda County Sheriff deputies accused of abusing at least eight inmates at Santa Rita Jail, including choking one until he passed out and allowing feces to be thrown at inmates, were charged Tuesday by the district attorney. Angela Ruggiero in the San Jose Mercury$ Alene Tchekmedyian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

California troops sue Trump administration over transgender ban -- A pair of transgender California residents who have taken steps to join the armed forces and a group of four military service members are filing a lawsuit on Tuesday against President Donald Trump that aims to block his order banning transgender people from joining the armed forces. Adam Ashton in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 9/6/17

San Jose ordered to pay $11.3 million to mentally ill man shot by cop -- San Jose must pay $11.3 million to a mentally disturbed man who was shot in the back by a police officer while standing on his front lawn holding a knife, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Hung Lam, a Vietnamese immigrant in his mid-30s, survived the shooting but was left paralyzed and must use a wheelchair, said his lawyer, John Burris. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17

Economy, Employers, Jobs, Unions, Pensions  

L.A.'s 2028 Olympic bid could get a big boost under new California legislation -- Los Angeles' 2028 Olympic bid could get a huge boost under new state legislation unveiled Friday. Under the bill, any bus, train or other mass transit project connected to the Olympic bid wouldn't have to follow the state's primary law governing development, saving lots of time, money and eliminating some litigation risk. Liam Dillon in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Self-driving cars now roam across former California military facilities -- The empty runway stretching before Mark Hendrickson extends so far that its edges vanish in the heat shimmer of a broiling Central Valley afternoon. Presidents have landed here, back when it was the center of a bustling Air Force base. David R. Baker in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/

‘Fintech’ Loans: A Sometimes Costly Lifeline for Small Business -- Che Al-Barri remembers feeling like he was drowning in debt last year. He had taken out a $70,000 loan for his small cleaning company, but was struggling to repay it. The lender, a financial technology — or fintech — company, automatically collected $331 from his bank account daily, Monday through Friday. The frequent hits depleted his income and took a toll on his business, he said. Farida Jhabvala Romero KQED -- 9/6/17


More than 10,000 battle major fires throughout California -- More than 10,000 firefighters were battling 23 large wildfires statewide, California fire officials said Tuesday. The Helena Fire in Trinity County was among the most troublesome, with 72 homes destroyed and more than 11,000 acres consumed about five miles northwest of Junction City. Mark Glover in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 9/6/17


Bay Area universities scramble to assist DACA students -- Bay Area universities began scrambling Tuesday to reassure to thousands of students who suddenly find themselves facing a precarious future, after the Trump administration announced it was winding down the program that shields some undocumented young people brought to the country as children illegally from deportation. Emily DeRuy in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/6/17

Work permits, fear and legal help: How LA students could be affected by DACA’s end -- In Los Angeles, schools have been installing support programs for undocumented students since before the election of President Donald Trump. Now, many are wondering how students could be affected by the impending end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Antonie Boessenkool in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 9/6/17

California educational leaders vow to protect immigrant students from deportation -- Within minutes of the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants in the country without legal status, California campus leaders began a furious pushback. Teresa Watanabe in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

California's DACA students brace for uncertain future -- California’s so-called “Dreamers” — young people who came to the U.S. as children — are as varied as the state itself. They’re college students, real estate agents, psychologists, social workers, teachers, new mothers, homeowners, business owners, high school students and others who are embedded in the daily life of California. Many have been in the U.S. since they were small children. Carolyn Jones, Larry Gordon and Daniel J. Willis EdSource -- 9/6/17

Understanding DACA and education in California: a quick guide -- What is DACA and does it have any effect on a student being allowed to enroll in a California high school or college? Larry Gordon EdSource -- 9/6/17

Universities rush to add data science majors as demand explodes -- In spring 2016, UC Berkeley’s first Foundations of Data Science course attracted around 300 students. This semester, nearly 1,000 have enrolled — and university officials are working to create a data science undergraduate major, the first new major for the College of Letters and Science in at least 16 years. Isha Salian in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17

San Francisco, Benioff rally behind Houston schools after flood -- San Francisco is rallying behind its former schools superintendent Richard Carranza, who is in the thick of recovery efforts in flooded Houston, where he moved to run one of the largest school systems in the country. Jill Tucker in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17

Proposal for state-run STEM school shifts in face of opposition -- The drive to set up a state-run school with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum has made it past another legislative hurdle, though the proposed school continues to face significant resistance. John Fensterwald EdSource -- 9/6/

San Francisco State tests benefits of workouts in virtual reality games -- Using San Francisco State’s $40,000 “metabolic cart” machine, Gomez spent the last academic year testing 40 students’ maximum oxygen consumption and heart rate during strenuous exercise. She then compared the numbers against those achieved by the same people playing three virtual reality games. Nanette Asimov in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17


San Francisco supes uphold flavored tobacco ban as it’s cleared for ballot -- In a cutting speech Tuesday, Supervisor Malia Cohen urged her colleagues to stand behind the flavored tobacco ban they passed unanimously in June and not be swayed by a petition sponsored by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. — a company she called “a notorious killer.” Rachel Swan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17

Also . . . 

For one Houston woman, first came Harvey. Then she learned her DACA status is in danger -- Dulce Puente, 27, didn’t have much time to worry about DACA Tuesday — she was busy cleaning out the home she shares with her husband and two sons, ages 5 and 3, which flooded with 4 feet of water during Hurricane Harvey. Molly Hennessy-Fiske in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/6/17

Gay pride stripes to remain as ‘monument of acceptance’ on Venice Beach lifeguard tower -- A Venice Beach lifeguard tower gets to keep its gay pride rainbow stripes after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to rescue it from getting repainted to the iconic blue. Susan Abram in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 9/6/17

POTUS 45  

Trump appeals to his cheering base with end to ‘special rights’ for ‘Dreamers’ -- Politically, Trump’s decision Tuesday to rescind the 5-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was a valentine to his base, the 39 percent of Americans who approve of the job he’s been doing and for whom immigration is a driving issue. Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/6/17


Capitol Hill clueless on Dreamers fix -- President Donald Trump just lobbed a ticking immigration time bomb at Capitol Hill with his decision to leave the fate of 800,000 so-called Dreamers in limbo — and lawmakers have no idea how they’ll defuse it. Seung Min Kim, Rachael Bade and Heather Caygle Politico -- 9/6/17

Obama calls President Trump’s decision to end DACA ‘wrong,’ ‘self-defeating’ and ‘cruel’ -- “Let’s be clear: The action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question,” Obama said in a lengthy statement posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon, following an announcement earlier in the day that the Trump administration will unwind the program, pending action from Congress in the next six months. Jenna Johnson in the Washington Post$ -- 9/6/17

Bipartisan swath of lawmakers files Supreme Court briefs against gerrymandering -- Arnold Schwarzenegger’s push for nonpartisan redistricting gained significant Republican support on Tuesday, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich signing on to his amicus brief at the Supreme Court and Arizona Sen. John McCain filing a separate friend-of-the-court brief. Edward-Isaac Dovere Politico -- 9/6/17


-- Tuesday Updates 

California leaders react to DACA phase-out: ‘Despicable assault on innocent young people’ -- The response to President Trump’s decision to phase out the DACA program, which protects immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, was swift in San Francisco and across California, with many elected officials lambasting the policy reversal Tuesday and vowing to fight it. Jill Tucker in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/5/17

Bay Area protests planned over Trump’s decision on DACA -- Organizers were set to protest at 5 p.m. at the federal building in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, while across the bay, a rally was planned for the same time at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza. Evan Sernoffsky in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/5/17

UC's chief immigration legal expert urges DACA beneficiaries to stay calm -- The University of California's chief immigration legal expert urged students who have received government reprieves from deportation to stay calm in the face of President Trump's announcement Tuesday that he plans to phase out DACA protections. Teresa Watanabe in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/5/17

Oracle slashes at least 900 Santa Clara jobs, more worldwide -- Redwood City-based Oracle slashed the jobs in the company’s hardware and Solaris operating system organizations, notices filed with the state’s Employment Development Department showed. George Avalos in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/5/17

Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers may seek to blunt effort to end DACA -- President Trump’s decision to abandon existing protections for young men and women in the United States without legal status will likely draw a sharp rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown and an assortment of California elected officials, all of whom have vowed to take extraordinary measures to keep those immigrants from being deported. John Myers and Jazmine Ulloa in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/5/17

Trump's DACA decision could have a sweeping effect on who controls the House in 2018, especially in California -- The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program next year could have a broad effect on Democratic efforts to retake control of the House in 2018, and nowhere more so than in California, where more than a fourth of the estimated 800,000 recipients, often called Dreamers, are thought to live. Sarah D. Wire in the Los Angeles Times$ Hamed Aleaziz in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/5/17

After months, weekly Issa protests show no signs of abating -- Every Tuesday, hundreds of people descend on a Vista side street, waving handmade signs, chanting, cheering, jeering and singing for an hour — as they have since last winter. Teri Figueroa in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 9/5/17

Abcarian: Regardless of what President Trump does on DACA, these Dreamers are defiant, optimistic and aren't going anywhere -- hey aren’t children, they aren’t perfect and — no matter what happens in Washington — they aren’t going to cower in the shadows anymore. Some of them don’t even like the evocative label “Dreamers,” finding it as stigmatizing as the “model minority” stereotype that raises the hackles of so many Asian Americans. Robin Abcarian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/5/17

UC President Napolitano calls DACA decision "backward-thinking" -- University of California President Janet Napolitano blasted President Trump's decision to end a program that deferred deportation for 800,000 young immigrants and urged Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to protect them. Teresa Watanabe in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/5/17

California's education chief calls DACA decision 'mean-spirited' -- Torlakson said the students covered by DACA enhance California overall. “Their hard work, energy, dedication and diverse backgrounds help them contribute to our economy,” he said. About 217,000 children in California are Dreamers, according to the California Department of Education. Joy Resmovits in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/5/17

L.A. Unified Supt. Michelle King says DACA students have earned the right to 'a permanent place' -- Leaders of the Los Angeles Unified School District doubled down on their support for immigrant students after the Trump administration announced that it would phase out DACA. Joy Resmovits in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/5/17

Knight: Scott Wiener’s LGBT bill riles conservatives -- When he was a San Francisco supervisor, Sen. Scott Wiener got a lot of flak from progressives for being the buttoned-up, boring moderate who mandated that the city’s naked people cover their genitals. Heather Knight in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/5/17

Water agency looks into its own ethics office, sparking fears the office will be undermined -- The Metropolitan Water District has opened a review into its own ethics office, hiring a Washington, D.C.-based law firm to look into at least two investigations carried out at the agency. David Zahniser in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/5/17

Zero down payment option available for San Diego -- A mortgage that is as close to zero out of pocket as one can get is available in San Diego County from a Utah-based Native American tribal corporation. Aimed at low-income buyers, the Chenoa Fund has looser requirements than many down payment assistance programs, even as one of the nation’s largest mortgage sources cuts back on very low down payment approvals. Phillip Molnar in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 9/5/17

'You might as well be calling to the moon': Animal advocates complain that L.A. city phone system is a nightmare -- Kendall Bryant was sitting at her desk in Virginia when she got the plea for help from South Los Angeles. Emily Alpert Reyes in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/5/17

Rep. Hunter's older expenses also incurred at Vons and in Hawaii -- The congressional campaign of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, spent $314 at a Hawaiian resort, $282 at Dick’s Sporting Goods and $455 on one Vons visit — all in 2012. The expenses are comparable to the spending that has come under scrutiny for Hunter, and the kinds of expenses for which he has reimbursed his campaign. Morgan Cook in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 9/5/17

Fox: The Door Opens for Tax Increases -- The California Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that tax limitations imposed by Proposition 218 in 1996 don’t cover taxes enacted by ballot initiatives. Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar wrote in the majority opinion that unlike Ulysses, who in Homer’s “Odyssey” tied himself to the mast to avoid the Sirens’ tempting song, voters did not tie themselves down when it comes to raising taxes. Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 9/5/17

How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse -- All the diverse effects of legalizing recreational marijuana may not be clear for a number of years, but one consequence has become evident almost immediately: Pot has never been so cheap. Keith Humphreys in the Washington Post$ -- 9/5/17

McCarthy: Republicans will punt wall fight to December -- House Republicans plan to pass a three-month continuing resolution to fund the government this month and will push any fight over President Donald Trump’s border wall until later this year, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday. Madeline Conway Politico -- 9/5/17