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How California could jolt the 2020 presidential race -- California is pushing forward with a plan to change the state’s primary date from June to March, a move that could scramble the 2020 presidential nominating contest and swing the early weight of the campaign to the west. David Siders and Gabriel Debenedetti Politico -- 9/10/17

Retirement watch: The four California members of Congress most likely to bow out by 2018 -- No one in the country’s largest state delegation to Congress has announced plans to retire by 2018. Yet. Sarah D. Wire in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17

How California's Trust Act shaped the debate on the new 'sanctuary state' proposal -- Over the past few months, immigrant advocates have rallied at sheriff’s departments, marched to the state Capitol and occupied the governor’s office in a push for a California Senate bill that would limit law enforcement from questioning or holding people on immigration violations. Jazmine Ulloa in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17

Berkeley protests expensive for East Bay police departments -- Politically charged rallies and protests in Berkeley this year have cost East Bay police departments more than $1.5 million to keep the peace, according to law enforcement data reviewed by The Chronicle. Kimberly Veklerov in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/10/17

How Airbnb is generating hefty tax revenues for LA -- This sharing economy seems to be panning out. A new report from Airbnb shows that the home-sharing service has collected and remitted nearly $40 million in taxes to the city of Los Angeles since reaching a voluntary tax collection agreement with the city last year. Kevin Smith in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 9/10/17

When California rounded up Japanese Americans for internment camps, Monterey emerged as the center of the resistance -- Mollie Sumida had lived on this windswept peninsula for years, with friends of all races attending school and slicing abalone on Cannery Row. Teresa Watanabe in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17

Hmong pot growers in Siskiyou County seeking identity, profit — or both -- So much land has changed hands so quickly in cash deals that Sheriff Jon Lopey is convinced he is fighting the hidden hand of organized crime. Paige St. John in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17

Can California Really Go 100 Percent Renewable Energy? -- California lawmakers are considering a groundbreaking new energy goal: getting 100 percent of the state’s electricity from clean sources like solar and wind — in less than 30 years. For a state of California’s size, it’s an ambitious reach. California is second only to Texas in its energy appetite. Lauren Sommer KQED -- 9/10/17

Hillary Clinton: Trump’s inaugural address was ‘a cry from the white-nationalist gut’ -- Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Sunday that racial grievances had a significant influence on the 2016 presidential election and continue to be stoked by President Trump. Robert Costa in the Washington Post$ -- 9/10/17


California Policy & Politics This Morning   

Hundreds expected to march through the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday for immigrants rights -- Hundreds of activists plan to march through the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday to protest efforts by the Trump administration to phase out protections from deportation for roughly 800,000 young immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents. Carlos Lozano in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17

Oakland protest of Trump’s DACA decision draws hundreds -- Oakland police watched from the perimeter of the small park, as throngs of protesters streamed in throughout the afternoon, hoisting signs reading, “no ban, no raids, no wall,” and cycling through a number of call-and-response chants opposing the abrupt end to DACA, and calling for “sanctuary for all.” Dominic Fracassa in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Annie Sciacca in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/10/17

‘Dreamers’ could lose more than their jobs if immigration program dies -- The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program gave unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States before age 16 temporary work authorization and relief from deportation. It indirectly made them eligible for certain benefits they couldn’t get before, though not as many as citizens and permanent residents get. Kathleen Pender in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/10/17

Thousands of ‘Dreamers’ face agonizing choices about their children -- Erika Almanza picked up her 11-year-old son from school in San Jose one afternoon shortly after President Trump was elected and began to ask him about his day, but first the boy needed his own questions answered. “Mommy, are you illegal?” he said. “Are you going to get deported?” Hamed Aleaziz in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/10/17

Plan to cancel DACA program puts Mexico on alert -- Critics say Mexico is far from prepared to receive any deported dreamers—and has had a poor track record with deportees in general. “Mexico continues to be not ready,” said Nancy Landa, a deportee based in Tijuana whose firm, Mundo Translated, conducts research on immigration issues. “You still see that there’s not enough help, not enough resources, not enough support in the whole return process.” Sandra Dibble in the San Diego Union-Tribune -- 9/10/17

Working five jobs and he's just getting started -- Ignacio Hernandez has been Googling DACA every day since the November election. On Sunday, at a family party, Hernandez, 21, checked his phone and saw an article that said Trump would end DACA on Tuesday. Hoping that there was still time for the president to change his mind, when Hernandez woke up Tuesday morning, he Googled again. Kate Morrissey in the San Diego Union-Tribune -- 9/10/17

Walters: Accountability depends on transparency, which is under siege -- If we – the California public – are to hold politicians and other government officials accountable, we must first know what they are doing or not doing. Thus, the first point of conflict is always access to records of official action or inaction. Dan Walters Calmatters.org -- 9/10/17

Willie Brown: Trump’s new deal: Democrats can help me -- No one, least of all Republicans, should be surprised by President Trump’s decision to dance with the Democrats. Donald Trump has never been about ideology. He’s about making deals. He makes absolutely no secret of that. Willie Brown in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/10/17

Lopez: The house I bought for $130,000 in 1983 is now worth a fortune, and that's a big problem for California -- Out of curiosity, I looked up the value of a two-story tract house I bought in a middle-class San Jose neighborhood back in 1983, for about $130,000. The home — which I sold for about $140,000 in 1985 — would now haul in an estimated $1 million or more, based on recent sales in the same neighborhood. Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17

Sex offender registry bill revived after stalling in committee -- With five days remaining in the legislative session, a San Francisco lawmaker revived a bill that would end lifetime registration for most sex offenders after the original bill stalled in a committee. Melody Gutierrez in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/10/17

California National Guard deployed to help with Hurricane Irma -- Members of the California National Guard are heading to Florida to help with disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Irma. Captain Will Martin says 130 airmen have been deployed. The vast majority of them will help with search and rescue efforts while the rest focus on coordinating aircraft mobility operations between military and civilian personnel. Elina Shatkin and Brianna Flores KPCC -- 9/10/17

Borenstein: Here’s the worst bill in Sacramento -- Daniel Yapo, 47, is bipolar, a recovering methamphetamine addict and an ex-con who served three years in state prison for a drug offense. A decade ago he was living out of the back of a moving truck. Today he has an apartment in Oakland, sees his psychiatrist weekly and a social worker more frequently, and has been clean for four years. Dan Borenstein in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/10/17


Anaheim considers declaring local emergency as homeless population continues to grow along Santa Ana River trail -- She is only 23, but Breana Rynn’s teary eyes speak of defeat. Recently, someone stole nearly all of Rynn's belongings, crammed into a makeshift space along the dusty, needle-littered Santa Ana River trail where she lives along with hundreds of others of Orange County’s homeless. Anh Do in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17

Politicians, tech execs rappel off Adobe building to help end homelessness -- One-by-one they rappelled off a landmark Adobe building downtown Saturday, carefully traversing its 16 floors as onlookers cheered and snapped photos from down below. Tatiana Sanchez in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/10/17

Oceanside Strips Canyon Of Vegetation To Deter Homeless Encampments -- Homeless encampments are reappearing in an Oceanside canyon that was partially stripped of trees to discourage overnight camping. KPBS profiled some of the residents who inhabited the canyon on city-owned land between the Goat Hill Golf Course and Interstate 5. They were evicted when heavy equipment arrived in August and cleared virtually all the undergrowth and most of the trees from a section of the canyon that bordered the freeway. Alison St John KPBS -- 9/10/17


Granny flats are on the upswing — and they’re not just for grannies anymore -- Granny flats, their day has finally arrived. Construction on the units — everything from a second, albeit smaller, home on a property to a converted garage that may or may not house your granny, is on the upswing. Meanwhile thousands of illegal guest houses across the Southland are eligible for proper permitting. Kevin Smith in the Long Beach Press Telegram$ -- 9/10/17


Berkeley braces for right-wing talk show host Ben Shapiro's visit -- Girding itself for a visit from another polarizing political figure and the possibility of more violent protests, UC Berkeley is tightening campus security. Anna M. Phillips in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17


Marijuana dispensary delivery employee robbed near SDSU -- Three robbers pistol-whipped a marijuana dispensary employee during a delivery in the College Area Saturday, San Diego police said. Two men working for the unidentified dispensary met the trio on Cresita Drive off College Avenue about 3:50 p.m. One of the employees got into the group’s car to sell them the marijuana, police Officer Robert Heims said. David Hernandez in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 9/10/17

San Diego council votes Monday on marijuana cultivation, manufacturing -- San Diego on Monday may join a small group of California cities willing to allow a local marijuana supply chain to sell the drug to both medical and recreational customers. David Garrick in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17


Knight: Telegraph Hill parrot flock squawks on, now 300 strong -- In eclectic, nutty San Francisco, memorable characters are everywhere. Years after they reach their zenith of local fame, we may wonder, “Hey, whatever happened to ... ?” Sometimes, the answer is they’re still right here, squawking and preening away. That’s certainly the case for the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill, the red-headed, green-feathered charmers who became local celebrities thanks to an acclaimed 2004 documentary and a best-selling book. Heather Knight in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/10/17

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Sept. 11 heroics remembered in San Francisco stair climb to help first responders -- As civilians ran away from New York City’s burning twin towers nearly 16 years ago, first responders rushed toward the buildings, scaling the steps of the 110-floor skyscrapers to rescue anyone they could. Jenna Lyons in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/10/17

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Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule -- When Donald J. Trump set his sights on the presidency in the 2000 election, he pursued the nomination of the Reform Party, a home for disenchanted independents. “The Republican Party has just moved too far to the extreme right,” he explained. “The Democrats are too far to the left.” Peter Baker in the New York Times$ -- 9/10/17

‘Trump betrays everyone’: The president has a long record as an unpredictable ally -- President Trump prepared for the pivotal meeting with congressional leaders by huddling with his senior team — his chief of staff, his legislative director and the heads of Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget — to game out various scenarios on how to fund the government, raise the debt ceiling and provide Hurricane Harvey relief. But one option they never considered was the that one the president ultimately chose: cutting a deal with Democratic lawmakers, to the shock and ire of his own party. Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker in the Washington Post$ -- 9/10/17

Trump review leans toward proposing mini-nuke -- The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military commanders more options but could also make the use of atomic arms more likely. Bryan Bender Politico -- 9/10/17


As Irma churned toward their state, two Florida Republicans voted against hurricane relief bill -- That latter was a problem for GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz and Ted Yoho, who stuck to their principles of fiscal conservatism despite calls from fellow Florida lawmakers to support the bill. The two, who are among the 90 House Republicans who voted against the bill, do not represent parts of the state that are likely to feel Irma’s immediate impact as the massive storm makes landfall on mainland United States this weekend. Kristine Phillips in the Washington Post$ -- 9/10/17

Inspired by Seattle and turned off by Trump, the People's Party looks for a national stage -- Organizers of what could become a new U.S. political party will gather in Washington, D.C., this weekend to decide whether to work within the Democratic Party for reform or launch their own progressive movement called the People’s Party, with Bernie Sanders as their preferred presidential candidate. Rick Anderson in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/10/17

The top 15 possible 2020 Democratic nominees, ranked -- We are a little more than a year away from the start of the 2020 presidential race. In many ways it's already begun, of course, with President Trump running ads and doing campaign rallies. One Democratic congressman has even launched a campaign. Aaron Blake in the Washington Post$ -- 9/10/17


-- Saturday Updates 

Housing, immigration await California lawmakers in last week -- Hundreds of bills await action by California lawmakers as the Legislature begins its last week of business this year. Many of the year's highest-profile issues have already been settled, including a gas tax hike and cap-and-trade program to address climate change. But other priorities, including housing, immigration and renewable energy still need action. Jonathan J. Cooper and Sophia Bollag Associated Press -- 9/9/17

California high court is asked to rethink execution measure -- Opponents of a voter-approved measure to speed up executions in California asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to reconsider its ruling upholding the law. The high court's decision unconstitutionally delegated power to the judicial branch and failed to consider whether the measure could survive after the justices invalidated "critical features" of the law, attorneys Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn and Lillian Mao said in their court filing. Associated Press -- 9/9/17

Slowdown in international visitors may be the 'Trump Slump' experts have predicted -- The harsh words uttered by Donald Trump about Muslims and Mexicans had travel industry leaders worried that international visitors would feel unwelcome and stay away from the U.S. if he became president. Hugo Martin in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/9/17

Why it took so long for L.A. to embrace the 'sanctuary city' label -- When Donald Trump was elected in November, some elected officials across the country quickly reaffirmed their cities as “sanctuaries” for people in this country illegally as they braced for the president’s promised crackdown. Dakota Smith and Emily Alpert Reyes in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 9/9/17

Barbara Boxer may be retired but she isn’t giving up the fight against Trump -- Barbara Boxer’s original plan was to drift into retirement, occasionally using a “sleepy little PAC” to help some former colleagues and “reelect Hillary Clinton” in 2020. Paul Kane in the Washington Post$ -- 9/9/17

Trump, terror and DACA upheaval force schools to rethink study abroad -- Genesis Garcia had just finished volunteering at a house in Mexico City that serves refugees — preparing for a research project on Central American migrants — when the University of California’s study abroad office called to tell her she needed to make a quick decision: return to the United States immediately or risk not being able to get back into the country again. Emily DeRuy in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/9/17

Torrid temperatures shrivel California wine grapes to raisins -- Humans weren’t the only ones caught off guard and uncomfortable by the Bay Area’s Labor Day weekend heat spike. Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 9/9/17