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Majority of Californians disagree with President Trump's handling of NFL protests -- Californians remain deeply split over NFL players’ protests against racial inequality and police brutality during the national anthem at games, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found. Liam Dillon in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/12/17

As harassment allegations rock Sacramento, violence against women becomes a focus of state Senate campaign -- Baldwin Park Councilwoman Susan Rubio shook up the state Capitol last year when she went to court and obtained a domestic violence restraining order against her estranged husband, then-Democratic Assemblyman Roger Hernández. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/12/17

Sexual misconduct rampant in restaurant industry, workers say -- Northern California is regarded as a dining destination, home to some of the world’s top forward-thinking chefs. But as the deluge of stories about sexual harassment and abuse within the political, entertainment, tech and media industries continues, the Bay Area food world is grappling with its own history of misconduct. Justin Phillips in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 11/12/17

‘Homes for human beings’: Millennial-driven anti-NIMBY movement is winning with a simple message -- California’s unprecedented housing crisis has ushered a new power player onto the scene with a supply-and-demand message so succinct it could fit on a T-shirt: Build more homes. Katy Murphy in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 11/12/17

Virginia victories show Democrats learning to spend money more wisely -- While many Democrats have been heralding the election victories in Virginia last week as the start of the party’s revival, others are using them to consider how the national party and other political organizations can better spend their money. Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 11/12/17


California Policy & Politics This Morning  

Second woman alleges misconduct by state Sen. Tony Mendoza -- The woman, Jennifer Kwart, came forward with her account hours after The Bee published a story Thursday about a Senate investigation of allegations that Mendoza on at least two occasions invited a 23-year-old fellow to his home to review her résumé for an open job in his office earlier this year. Taryn Luna in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 11/12/17

Most California sheriffs fiercely opposed the 'sanctuary state' law. Soon they'll have to implement it -- Two years ago, as others in California were limiting cooperation with federal immigration agents, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department welcomed them into its jail. Jazmine Ulloa in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/12/17

Jerry Brown’s legacy a major question for hopefuls looking to replace him -- So far, the candidate most preferred among the “keep doing what Jerry Brown is doing” crowd is Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, picked by 49% of the primary voters who want to extend the life of the current governor’s agenda. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/12/17

American leaders rip Trump, pledge to do Paris climate accord without him -- American leaders pledged their allegiance to the Paris climate accord Saturday, pummeling President Donald Trump’s promised retreat from the global coalition as a temporary diversion that won’t impede their progress toward keeping global temperatures below catastrophic levels. Christopher Cadelago in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 11/12/17

Jerry Brown, President of the Independent Republic of California -- As he crusades across Europe, the governor is acting like the leader of a sovereign country—an alternative to the United States in the Trump era. David Siders Politico -- 11/12/17

Walters: Could ‘Ecotopia’ fantasy become a reality? -- Ernest Callenbach’s 1975 novel “Ecotopia” described a mythical nation carved out of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States – Washington, Oregon and Northern California – on the premise of environmental stewardship. Dan Walters Calmatters.org -- 11/12/17

Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire new ones -- The reports from the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security and the Government Accountability Office were released separately over the last week. Both highlight the difficulties that federal agencies have filling the ambitious hiring goals laid out by President Trump. Greg Moran in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/12/17

Sparked by #MeToo campaign, sexual assault survivors will march in Hollywood rally to 'see they're not alone' -- Brenda Gutierrez said she was heartbroken when she saw her social media feeds fill up with survivors of sexual assault sharing their stories alongside the hashtag #MeToo. Alene Tchekmedyian in the Los Angeles Times$ Elina Shatkin KPCC -- 11/12/17

A Bible and a gun? How churches, temples, mosques are rethinking security -- Pastor Mark Whitlock heard the news when he was in his office, surrounded by a security team, as he prepared to deliver his Sunday service. There was another mass shooting, he heard. And it happened at a church — again. Deepa Bharath in the Riverside Press Enterprise$ -- 11/12/17

Hostile workplace claims from 2006 dog CalPERS candidate -- A union-backed effort to protect an incumbent on the CalPERS Board of Administration is highlighting four settlements that a Bay Area school district paid six years ago to resolve hostile workplace claims that targeted his opponent. Adam Ashton in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 11/12/17

UCLA basketball team returns to L.A., with three arrested players still in China -- UCLA's basketball team returned from Shanghai after its season-opening victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday without the three players ensnared in a legal imbroglio over the alleged theft of designer sunglasses. Ben Bolch in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/12/17

Willie Brown: Resistance aces early test as voters show up this time -- The resistance to President Trump and his GOP enablers had its first real test Tuesday, and the winner was the Democratic Party, in more ways than one. Willie Brown in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 11/12/17


Families, workers in Sonoma County on edge as rental market tightens after fires -- County renters, property managers and housing advocates say the October wildfires grabbed hold of a constrained rental market and squeezed it by the throat. Robert Digitale in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat -- 11/12/17

Homes and jobs gone in fires, Sonoma County immigrant families seek aid after disaster -- Cristalyn Robles and her family hurried in the early hours of the firestorm last month, loading four clients into wheelchairs as wind-driven flames roared toward the Larkfield assisted living facility where the immigrant family lived and worked. Eloísa Ruano González in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat -- 11/12/17


Knight: City Hall strangely worried over weed as legal use nears -- When 74 percent of San Francisco voters last year backed legalizing the adult recreational use of marijuana statewide, the idea was to make it easier to buy and smoke pot — a substance that has never been that hard to buy or smoke in San Francisco anyway. Tell that to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Heather Knight in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 11/12/17

Immigration / Border 

ICE detainee women sickened by chemical fumes -- Several women in immigration custody at Otay Mesa Detention Center were sickened by chemical fumes late Friday and evacuated from their housing unit. Kristina Davis in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 11/12/17

Contra Costa sheriff investigating complaints by immigration detainees -- The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating complaints of abuse by federal immigration detainees at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond. Rachel Swan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 11/12/17


Orange County Health Care Agency investigating Legionnaires’ cases at Disneyland; officials say there’s no current health threat -- An Orange County Health Care Agency official says Disneyland is one of the places the agency is investigating in Anaheim as a potential source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has sickened a dozen people who either live in, work in or have visited the city. Joseph Pimentel in the Orange County Register -- 11/12/17

Also . . . 

Lawyer says body cam video shows LAPD officer planting drugs -- Los Angeles police launched an internal investigation Friday after an attorney released body camera video that he says shows an officer planting cocaine in his client's wallet during an arrest. Michael Balsamo Associated Press -- 11/12/17

'I just wanted to stop and say thanks': Crowds gather to honor service members on Veterans Day -- Earlean Paige sat quietly in the shade of a towering tree on the lawn of Los Angeles National Cemetery and listened as a chaplain said a prayer honoring U.S. military veterans. Sarah Parvini in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/12/17

Ceremony marks the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Wall -- It was a bright November day in 1980, when Maya Lin, then a 21-year-old architecture student at Yale University, first came to the National Mall and sat on the grass, contemplating how to design a monument that could honor millions of U.S. service members who died or served in the Vietnam War. Michael Alison Chandler in the Washington Post$ -- 11/12/17

Those killed in 1942 on the cruiser San Francisco remembered in ceremony -- The names of the fallen sailors rang out: Gandy. Garrett. Gastelum. Geronimo. A bell was struck in their honor. Hamed Aleaziz in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 11/12/17

Investigations underway after Navy SEAL candidate slapped during training ends up in coma -- Twin investigations are underway into an incident at the Naval Special Warfare training complex in Coronado that left one Navy SEAL candidate in a coma. Carl Prine in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/12/17

POTUS 45  

In Vietnam, Trump blasts critics on Russia as ‘haters and fools’ and appears to call North Korean leader ‘short and fat’ -- President Trump on Sunday appeared to ridicule North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “short and fat,” and he lashed out at critics of his relationship with Russia's leader, saying they are “haters and fools” who don't understand the merits of a good relationship with Moscow. David Nakamura in the Washington Post$ -- 11/12/17

Trump careens off script on Russia after Putin meeting -- President Donald Trump stayed on script for more than a week as he crisscrossed through Asia — and then Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up. Andrew Restuccia and Nancy Cook Politico -- 11/12/17

Trump Helps Reshape Courts at Fastest Pace in Five Decades -- In the weeks before Donald J. Trump took office, lawyers joining his administration gathered at a law firm near the Capitol, where Donald F. McGahn II, the soon-to-be White House counsel, filled a white board with a secret battle plan to fill the federal appeals courts with young and deeply conservative judges. Charlie Savage in the New York Times$ -- 11/12/17


Balz: Trump dominates the GOP base. Party leaders live with the consequences -- The Republican Party has been plunged into ever more turmoil, thanks to the outcome of the off-year election in Virginia, the results of contests elsewhere around the country and an allegation of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, the party’s candidate for Senate in Alabama. Dan Balz in the Washington Post$ -- 11/12/17

Bannon Put a Target on His Back. McConnell’s Answer: ‘Ha-Ha.’ -- Senator Mitch McConnell, the taciturn Republican leader, watched stoically from across the Capitol two years ago as Speaker John A. Boehner resigned rather than contend with mounting troubles, restive conservatives and a band of renegade Republicans looking to oust him. Now it is Mr. McConnell who has a target on his back. Sheryl Gay Stolberg in the New York Times$ -- 11/12/17


-- Saturday Updates 

California's GOP members of Congress targeted in new ads over Republican tax plan -- Five of the state's GOP members of Congress are being targeted in television advertisements that began airing Saturday about the Republican tax reform plan that would disproportionately impact residents of high-tax states such as California. Seema Mehta in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/11/17

Morain: Seven ways the Republican tax plan will hurt Californians, especially veterans in need -- Randy Otremba lives in a mobile home on the outskirts of Crescent City, makes do on about $1,000 a month, and was calculating how the Republican tax plan would affect folks like him, veterans of military service. Dan Morain in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 11/11/17

As lenders targeted veterans with risky mortgages, VA failed to act -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has known for more than a year that military service members were being sold a flood of costly and risky mortgages and done little to stop it. Lorraine Woellert Politico -- 11/11/17

American leaders rip Trump, pledge to do Paris climate accord without him -- American leaders pledged their allegiance to the Paris climate accord on Saturday, pummeling President Donald Trump’s promised retreat from the global coalition as a temporary diversion that won’t impede their progress toward keeping global temperatures below catastrophic levels. Christopher Cadelago in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 11/11/17

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Disneyland sickens 12; park shuts down cooling towers -- The 12 cases of the bacteria-caused illness were discovered about three weeks ago among people who had spent time in Anaheim and included nine people who had visited Disneyland Park in September before developing the illness, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. Their ages ranged from 52 to 94. Tony Barboza in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/11/17

Jerry Brown, President of the Independent Republic of California -- On his way to the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany, this week, Jerry Brown stopped over at the Vatican, where a doleful group of climate scientists, politicians and public health officials had convened to discuss calamities that might befall a warming world. David Siders Politico -- 11/11/17

Lopez: He served as a Marine in Vietnam and later devoted himself to homeless veterans. Now he's fighting for his life -- Ken Williams, who grew up in La Mirada, saved the draft board the cost of a stamp. "I volunteered," he said. "I was raised to serve our country. You didn't question it." Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 11/11/17

UC Berkeley students deliver supplies to Puerto Rico -- Frustrated by what they see as a lack of support for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, a group of UC Berkeley students this week collected more than 300 pounds of supplies for the island. Emily DeRuy in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 11/11/17