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Feinstein: No law would have stopped Las Vegas gunman -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in an interview broadcast Sunday that no law could have stopped the suspected shooter, Stephen Paddock, who was behind last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Mallory Shelbourne The Hill Connor O'Brien Politico Tory Newmyer in the Washington Post$ -- 10/8/17

Feinstein Says She's `Close' to Announcing Re-Election Bid -- Dianne Feinstein, the senior U.S. senator from California, said Sunday she’s “close” to announcing a 2018 bid for a bid for a fifth six-year term, despite some reservations from voters. Ben Brody Bloomberg Politics Evan Sernoffsky in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 10/8/17

California could ban gasoline cars — if automakers don’t beat state to it -- In January, when the California Legislature reconvenes, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, plans to introduce a bill that would ban new vehicles that run on gasoline or diesel after 2040. Automakers may not be too far behind. Kate Galbraith in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 10/8/17

Walters: With tables turned, Democrats now oppose gerrymandering -- Drawing maps of legislative and congressional districts for partisan advantage—commonly called “gerrymandering”—is ethically wrong, and the U.S. Supreme Court may soon decide whether it’s also a constitutional violation. Dan Walters Calmatters.org -- 10/8/17

Kaepernick tells CBS he'll stand during national anthem -- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has told CBS that he would stand during the national anthem if given a chance to play football in the NFL again. According to a report by Jason La Canfora on Sunday, Kaepernick has been living in New York and working out privately in New Jersey with the hope of signing with a team this season. Associated Press -- 10/8/17

What jobs will and won’t be needed in California’s future -- The job market in Southern California could look very different by 2021 and beyond. Here’s where the jobs will and won’t be. Southern California is changing from a labor dominated to a digital economy. Kurt Snibbe in the Orange County Register -- 10/8/17

How watching his family’s home burn inspired Sen. Jim Beall to fight for affordable housing -- Fourteen-year-old Jim Beall saw the black smoke from blocks away, wafting over the roofs of his San Jose neighborhood. But it wasn’t until the bus taking him home from summer school turned onto his street that he realized the smoke was coming from his own house. Casey Tolan in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 10/8/17

Three stabbed on Lafayette BART platform -- Three people were stabbed at the platform of the Lafayette BART station on Sunday morning, prompting police to close the station as they search for the suspect, officials said. The attack happened around 9:45 a.m., when the suspect “got into an altercation” over the theft of a backpack in a possible attempted robbery, BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby said. Evan Sernoffsky in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Erin Baldassari in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 10/8/17

A prison newsroom mourns its former editor in chief, recently released and then killed in a crash -- Down past the prison yard, where blue lilies grow near a fence topped with barbed wire, the men who manage one of the nation's only inmate-run newspapers were mourning. Esmeralda Bermudez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 10/8/17

Trump Goes After Senator Bob Corker, Who Bites Back -- Mr. Corker shot back a barbed response. “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center,” he wrote on Twitter. “Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.” Marl Landler, Noah Weiland, Thomas Kaplan and Maggie Haberman in the New York Times$ Philip Rucker and Karoun Demirjian in the Washington Post$ -- 10/8/17


California Policy & Politics This Morning  

Jennifer Siebel Newsom speaks out about her experience with Harvey Weinstein: 'Similar things happened to me' -- Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the wife of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, has spoken out about her experience with embattled Hollywood studio boss Harvey Weinstein following a New York Times report about the producer's alleged history of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior with women and related legal settlements. Seema Mehta in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 10/8/17

Who’s behind that political ad? Voters will know more in 2018 -- Amid debate among California campaign officials over whether it would hinder their accountability work, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a measure aimed at providing voters with more information about deep-pocketed groups that pay for political advertisements. Taryn Luna in the Sacramento Bee$ John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 10/8/17

Feinstein: 'We need a law' on bump stocks -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein called for a law on bump stocks in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre last Sunday, saying Congress has an opportunity to act on legislation. Julia Manchester The Hill -- 10/8/17

Willie Brown: Time to roll back some of our gun rights -- The shootings in Las Vegas show just how frightening this country has become. People can’t even go out in public — to a marathon or a concert or a club — without the fear of being harmed or killed. Willie Brown in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 10/8/17

Domestic violence, guns a lethal combination in 2 recent San Francisco cases -- Susana Robles Desgarennes spent the last weeks of her young life at her happiest, singing and dancing every morning, her friends said. The 20-year-old mother had finally gathered the courage to leave her controlling boyfriend and embrace her future, they said. Vivian Ho in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 10/8/17

At Reno gun show, firearm fans denounce gun control but support bump stock ban -- Less than a week after a gunman mowed down 58 people halfway across the state, hundreds of firearm admirers filled a convention hall here for a huge gun show on Saturday, perusing tables weighed down with weapons like those used in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Casey Tolan in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 10/8/17

Where Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bought his guns; it was all legal -- Federal investigators have traced Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s rifles and handguns to at least eight gun shops in California and Nevada, the Bay Area News Group has learned. Some were big box chains. Some were mom-and-pop operations. But what’s clear so far is that all of the firearms in the two states were purchased legally by Paddock, a person familiar with the investigation said. Matthias Gafni in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 10/8/17

Gun-related homicides are up in California -- New state figures show the rate of people killed with guns in California went up last year, reversing years of decline that began in 2008. There were 1,368 gun-related homicides in 2016, up by about 200 from 2014, when such killings fell to a historic low, the California Department of Justice said. Associated Press -- 10/8/17

Political Road Map: How California went from worst to first in drawing fair political maps -- As the U.S. Supreme Court considers its role in forcing states to draw fair political maps, Californians know well how the process can be manipulated. They saw it happen over and over again, for decades. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 10/8/17

Gov. Brown vetoes bill that would have established a curfew for California drivers under 21 -- Assembly Bill 63 from Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) would have blocked Californians under 21 from driving between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. and prohibited them from transporting those under 20 without supervision in the first year of having their license — restrictions that are now only reserved for those 18 and under. Liam Dillon in the Los Angeles Times$ Alexei Koseff in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 10/8/17

With future of ‘Dreamers’ unknown, medical careers hang in the balance -- Last month, Juan Vasquez was in class at UCSF’s medical school when he heard President Trump’s announcement to rescind the program known as DACA, which grants Vasquez — who came to the U.S. illegally when he was 9 — the ability to study and work in the United States. Catherine Ho in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 10/8/17

New child welfare head well-regarded by some Georgia advocates, despite mixed successes -- After nearly a year, Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services will once again have a top leader starting Dec. 1. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint Bobby Cagle, who currently serves as director of the Division of Family and Children Services in Georgia’s Department of Human Services, to the position at a salary of $300,000. Nina Agrawal in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 10/8/17

California Politics Podcast: The California Sanctuary --Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill extending "sanctuary" immigration policies across California. We also discuss gas tax grumbles that Republicans hope to use to their advantage and that awkward moment in one California Democrat's call for new leaders on Capitol Hill. With John Myers and Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times and Marisa Lagos of KQED. Link Here -- 10/8/17

Congresswoman says Trump turns deaf ear on black community’s concerns -- Nearly five months to the day before his inauguration, then-Republican nominee Donald Trump tried to pitch his campaign to black voters with a single question: “What do you have to lose?” Three months after his inauguration, the Congressional Black Caucus eagerly responded with a 130-page policy document entitled “We have a Lot to Lose,” outlining legislation they say would help African Americans and similarly marginalized communities. Jenna Lyons in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 10/8/17

Vice President Mike Pence headed to Newport Beach -- Vice President Mike Pence and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are scheduled to hold a luncheon fundraiser in Newport Beach on Monday, according to Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel. Steel and his wife, county Supervisor Michelle Steel, are among co-hosts for the event. Martin Wisckol in the Orange County Register -- 10/8/17

Mourners pay tearful tribute to Vegas victim who saved wife -- Jack Beaton felt equally comfortable gripping a pair of barbecue tongs surrounded by friends or swinging his roofer's hammer on a hot day at work. He died a hero shielding his wife from a gunman in the nation's deadliest mass shooting in modern history. Scott Smith Associated Press -- 10/8/17

'He was raised right': Vegas victims remembered -- It's been nearly a week since hundreds of people lost their mothers, their fathers, their brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and friends. But it's only the beginning of grief for the families and friends mourning the lives of the 58 Americans and Canadians who died when a gunman opened fire at a Las Vegas country concert Sunday night. Kathleen Ronayne Associated Press -- 10/8/17


Santa Rosa may boost housing densities in exchange for affordable units -- How much additional housing can — or should — your Santa Rosa neighborhood be asked to absorb? Kevin McCallum in the Santa Rosa Press -- 10/8/17

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CHP: Hit-and-run driver struck four cyclists southwest of Petaluma -- The driver of a dark blue Dodge Ram pickup veered toward a small group of cyclists ahead of him on a rural road southwest of Petaluma on Saturday, and in a chilling scene caught on video by a passing motorcyclist, he then plowed straight into the riders, CHP officials said. The man drove away, leaving behind on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road four injured male riders, one of them grievously hurt and later airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Julie Johnson and Nick Rahaim in the Santa Rosa Press John Wildermuth in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 10/8/17

San Diego police to continue using gunshot detection system, despite some criticism -- After a yearlong pilot program, the San Diego Police Department has decided to stick with a gunshot detection system that automatically informs officers of shootings, even if no one calls them in. Lyndsay Winkley in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 10/8/17

Dog who caused BART delays now up for adoption -- A wayward pup who caused major transit delays and acquired a small fan base last month when he was found running on BART tracks near the Oakland Coliseum station is now up for adoption, according to Oakland Animal Services. Filipa Ioannou in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 10/8/17


The ‘Resistance,’ Raising Big Money, Upends Liberal Politics -- It started as a scrappy grass-roots protest movement against President Trump, but now the so-called resistance is attracting six- and seven-figure checks from major liberal donors, posing an insurgent challenge to some of the left’s most venerable institutions — and the Democratic Party itself. Kenneth P. Vogel in the New York Times$ -- 10/8/17

In a switch, GOP deserts its budget-cutting mantra -- The Republican Party has largely abandoned its platform of fiscal restraint, pivoting sharply in a way that could add trillions of dollars in federal debt over the next decade. Damian Paletta in the Washington Post$ -- 10/8/17


-- Saturday Updates 

Kamala Harris is hitting another presidential battleground – to help a Senate colleague -- The California senator will be in Florida as a special guest of Sen. Bill Nelson for a Nov. 3 lunch reception, according to an invitation obtained by The Sacramento Bee. The event in Jacksonville is part of a multistop fundraising swing though the state, with plans to appear alongside Nelson in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Christopher Cadelago in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 10/7/17

Kids of parents on work visas face uncertain future -- Neeraj Dharmadhikari is getting a different version of America than the one he was promised as a wide-eyed 10-year-old. Trisha Thadani in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 10/7/17

Sempra, Chamber lobbying asks San Diego to put government-run electricity program on ice -- A debate is nearing a boiling point over whether the city of San Diego should form a government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric — a move that could foreshadow a massive overhaul of electrical markets across California. Joshua Emerson Smith in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 10/7/17

Lopez: Even in California, some people think Trump is doing just fine as president -- One year ago this month, I went to a Denny’s in Redondo Beach to have a cup of coffee with a guy who liked what he saw in a candidate by the name of Donald Trump. I didn’t get it, and I thought I should make an effort to find out what I was missing. Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 10/7/17

Low-tech law books won't fit in new, high-tech San Diego courthouse -- Superior Court Judge Runston “Tony” Maino found a use for the law books lining his courtroom shelves as nice footstools for short-legged jurors. Judge Gerald Jessop noticed that the fat, leather-bound volumes in his courtroom provided effective sound insulation. Pauline Repard in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 10/7/17

More workers failing drug tests in Northern California -- A growing number of people in Northern California are failing drug tests required by their employers, prompting some local companies to rethink their drug-free workplace policies in an age of legal marijuana. The number of drug detections are relatively small, but the statistics indicate more people are using cannabis following voters’ decision last year to legalize its recreational use in California. Julie Johnson in the Santa Rosa Press -- 10/7/17

Bay Area Job Losses May Be Tied to Affordable Housing Crisis -- Economists have used the term “full employment” to describe the Bay Area’s job market, and the region has a reputation of having plenty of jobs. Take Santa Clara County: The unemployment rate hovers around 3.9 percent. But the county actually lost jobs in August — 3,000, according to the state Employment Development Department. The San Francisco-San Mateo area saw a decline of 2,000 jobs during the same period. Tonya Mosley KQED -- 10/7/17

San Diego may soften park construction requirements to spur more housing -- San Diego would get fewer new parks but existing parks would get more amenities under proposed policy changes that aim to accelerate construction of affordable housing. David Garrick in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 10/7/17

Balz: Shifting attitudes among Democrats have big implications for 2020 -- Partisan divisions are not new news in American politics, nor is the assertion that one cause of the deepening polarization has been a demonstrable rightward shift among Republicans. But a more recent leftward movement in attitudes among Democrats also is notable and has obvious implications as the party looks toward 2020. Dan Balz in the Washington Post$ -- 10/7/17