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YouTube shooting: Suspect killed self after wounding boyfriend, two others -- A woman shot and killed herself after wounding her boyfriend and two other people with a handgun at YouTube headquarters Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. A law-enforcement source told the Bay Area News Group that the shooting appeared to have been fueled by a domestic dispute and that the suspect was targeting her boyfriend. Robert Salonga, Julia Prodis Sulek and Seung Lee in the San Jose Mercury$ James Queally, Benjamin Oreskes, Richard Winton, Tracey Lien and Angel Jennings in the Los Angeles Times$ Kevin Fagan, Trisha Thadani, Annie Ma, and Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Don Sweeney in the Sacramento Bee$ Jeff Chiu and Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press -- 4/3/18

Feinstein calls Trump erratic and unfit. But she’ll try to work with him -- President Trump is erratic, lacks stability and hasn’t shown himself fit to hold office, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday, but she hasn’t given up the notion of working with him. Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/3/18

Proposal would limit when California police can shoot guns -- Several lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The legislation would change the standard from using “reasonable force” to “necessary force.” Don Thompson Associated Press Alexei Koseff in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

Bretón: If one of your deputies hits a protester, what do you do? Dodge and weave -- The news conference was, quite possibly, the purest example of butt-covering that Sacramento has seen in quite some time. Marcos Bretón in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

South Sacramento Residents Say Stephon Clark’s Death Is About Racial Equity and Economic Justice -- Clark’s death has sparked outrage and demands for police accountability. But people are also looking at the bigger problem: the lack of resources in Sacramento’s communities of color. Sammy Caiola Capital Public Radio -- 4/3/18

Dianne Feinstein on negotiating with Trump: ‘It drives you up the wall’ -- Serving in the Senate over the last year has been the most difficult time of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s 25-year career in Washington, D.C., she said Monday — and that’s because of President Trump. Casey Tolan and Tatiana Sanchez in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/3/18

San Francisco joins suit to fight Trump administration over census citizenship question -- The battle over the 2020 census escalated Tuesday as a group of states, led by New York, and cities, including San Francisco, sued the Trump administration for adding a question about U.S. citizenship to the 2020 census that the plaintiffs say is designed to lower the count in states with large immigrant populations and violates constitutional standards for the once-per-decade survey. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/3/18

Secret use of census info helped send Japanese Americans to internment camps in WWII -- The Census Bureau plans to ask people if they are U.S. citizens in the 2020 count of the nation’s population, igniting fears that the information could be used to target those in the country illegally. Lori Aratani in the Washington Post$ -- 4/3/18

Huntington Beach prepares to sue state to challenge 'sanctuary' immigration laws -- Huntington Beach plans to file a lawsuit against California and the state attorney general to challenge the legality of state mandates that expand protections for undocumented immigrants. City Attorney Michael Gates said he will file the suit this week after the City Council gave its approval Monday night on a 6-1 vote. Councilwoman Jill Hardy dissented. Priscella Vega in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Former California legislator Matt Dababneh, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, opens new campaign committee -- Matt Dababneh, the former Democratic assemblyman who resigned last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct, has opened a new fundraising committee that would enable him to tap into previously raised campaign cash. Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Brown directs state agencies to track harassment complaints -- Gov. Jerry Brown's office is directing state agencies to establish a tracking system for discrimination and misconduct complaints and to update sexual harassment training. A Tuesday directive from Brown's cabinet secretary is the result of a working group that started meeting in December. Kathleen Ronayne Associated Press -- 4/3/18

Bonnie Reiss, early and key advisor to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, dies at 62 -- Reiss made her way from national politics to entertainment law to government service, serving as a senior advisor to Schwarzenegger and later as the California’s Education secretary. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ Alexei Koseff in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

California’s underground pot market continues to thrive. Is the tax man to blame? -- Lanette Davies is a devout Christian, and every month when she pays her state taxes, she prays she won’t be robbed. Davies owns Canna Care, a medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento. Stuart Leavenworth in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

Sinclair Employees Say Their Contracts Make It Too Expensive to Quit -- According to copies of two employment contracts reviewed by Bloomberg, some Sinclair employees were subject to a liquidated damages clause for leaving before the term of their agreement was up: one that requires they pay as much as 40 percent of their annual compensation to the company. Jordyn Holman, Rebecca Greenfield and Gerry Smith Bloomberg -- 4/3/18

A new study suggests fake news might have won Donald Trump the 2016 election -- The study from researchers at Ohio State University finds that fake news probably played a significant role in depressing Hillary Clinton's support on Election Day. The study, which has not been peer-reviewed but which may be the first look at how fake news affected voter choices, suggests that about 4 percent of President Barack Obama's 2012 supporters were dissuaded from voting for Clinton in 2016 by belief in fake news stories. Aaron Blake in the Washington Post$ -- 4/3/18


California Policy & Politics This Morning  

Metropolitan Water District backs away from plan to finance both delta tunnels -- The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is dropping plans to push ahead with a two-tunnel proposal to revamp the state's water delivery system, opting to pursue a scaled-back version instead. Bettina Boxall in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Force homeless people into institutions, Republican candidate for California governor says -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen says he'd build state-run institutions and force homeless people to live in them against their will, if necessary. Angela Hart in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

Deputy likely didn't know his car hit Stephon Clark activist during protest, sheriff says -- Jones held an unusual afternoon press conference at his office showing dash-cam videos of the incident in which a deputy’s SUV struck a protester on Florin Road on Saturday night as he drove away from a knot of shouting, sign-carrying protesters that surrounded his vehicle. Nashelly Chavez, Tony Bizjak and Ed Fletcher in the Sacramento Bee$ Alene Tchekmedyian in the Los Angeles Times$ Annie Ma in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/3/18

Stephon Clark shooting will take center stage at Sacramento City Council again -- An overflow crowd and a visible police presence are expected at Tuesday’s Sacramento City Council meeting, one week after an emotional public session in which Stephon Clark’s brother leaped onto the dais and told Mayor Darrell Steinberg repeatedly to shut up. Ryan Lillis in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

State senators condemn fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark -- Lawmakers’ tempers flared Monday as the California Senate adjourned in memory of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American man who was shot to death by Sacramento police officers on March 18. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Sacramento police chief struggles with change after shooting -- Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn had his first major encounter with officers as a kid who witnessed a murder in a tough part of California's capital city. His second: as a teenager busted on allegations of assaulting an officer. "Nobody in my neighborhood thought about being a police officer," Hahn said in an interview last week with The Associated Press. Don Thompson Associated Press -- 4/3/18

Cary Rudman, counselor to Willie Brown and Don Perata, has died -- Cary Rudman liked to make a movie mafia joke when he described his job as a lawyer to some of California’s most powerful lawmakers. He called himself a “consigliere,” making a nod to the famous mafia lawyers in “The Godfather.” Adam Ashton in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/3/18

President Trump and California governor spar on Twitter over immigrant pardons -- Gov. Jerry Brown’s move on Friday to pardon five immigrants facing possible deportation for past criminal acts prompted a Twitter tit-for-tat with President Trump over Easter weekend. Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday took steps to challenge California’s decades-old right to set its own air pollution rules, setting up a showdown between the federal government and a state that has emerged as a bulwark against the Trump administration’s policies. Hiroko Tabuchi in the New York Times$ -- 4/3/18

Family and community mourn couple killed in Kern County crash while fleeing ICE -- Outside of a Delano church, the children draped their bodies over the caskets that held their parents, tears streaming down their faces. They were about five miles from the site where their parents had fatally crashed while fleeing from immigration agents last month. Brittny Mejia in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Eric Garcetti’s long, uphill climb -- He runs an entity that boasts more population than 21 states plus Puerto Rico. He is good-looking, well-spoken, and he’s thinking about running for president. He is, of course, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Chuck McFadden Capitol Weekly -- 4/3/18

Assembly candidates face the voters in special elections forced by #MeToo scandals -- The two most closely watched special elections will be held in the San Fernando Valley to fill the remaining months of the terms of Democrats Raul Bocanegra and Matt Dababneh, who resigned from their Assembly seats late last year after multiple women accused them of sexual misconduct. Kevin Modesti in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 4/3/18

California starts accepting applications for driverless car permits -- Recent fatal crashes by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona and a Tesla car operating in semiautonomous Autopilot mode in California have put a spotlight on safety, and on Monday the California Department of Motor Vehicles sent out a list of safety requirements that permit applicants must meet. Russ Mitchell in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Feinstein to Facebook: ‘Fix it’ before the feds do it for you -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on a Senate panel looking into the unauthorized release of millions of Facebook users’ personal data, told the social media giant and other platforms Monday to “fix it” or risk having the federal government intervene. Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/3/18

Antiabortion activists lose bid to make secretly recorded videos public -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request by antiabortion activists to make public conversations they secretly recorded at national meetings of abortion providers in San Francisco and Baltimore after posing as researchers. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/3/18

California Presents Unique Roadblock For Trump Administration Attempt To Roll Back Fuel Regulations -- But the Clean Air Act grants California unique authority to set its own, tighter air quality standards through an Environmental Protection Agency waiver, which it must grant unless it can show the state has erred in requesting it. Ben Bradford Capital Public Radio -- 4/3/18

Records detail 'hellacious fight' with Pasadena police officers that led to death of Reginald Thomas Jr. -- Reginald Thomas Jr. was clutching a fire extinguisher and reportedly had a knife under his arm when Pasadena police officers arrived at his girlfriend's East Orange Grove Avenue apartment. He was inside with her and two teenagers. Richard Winton and Sonali Kohli in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Testing high-tech cameras where it counts: aimed at carpool-lane cheaters -- On an undisclosed Bay Area freeway over the past couple of weeks, a camera system has been counting the people inside every vehicle in the carpool lane in an experiment to detect cheaters. Michael Cabanatuan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/3/18

Taxes, Fees, Rates, Tolls, Bonds 

San Diego Rolls Out A Digital Water Meter Tester Following News Of Overcharges -- People in San Diego who think they are being overcharged for water can now have their meters digitally tested, free of charge. The City of San Diego installed a new water-meter testing machine last month. Matt Hoffman KPBS Joshua Emerson Smith in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/3/18

Economy, Employers, Jobs, Unions, Pensions  

Here’s how Donald Trump’s steel tariff could whack Southern California’s economy -- The stated goal of the tariff – which includes another 10 percent tariff taxes aluminum imports – is to protect U.S. manufacturing. But CSI executives fear it poses a unique challenge to their company. What’s more, if the tariff leads CSI to cut production or raise prices, the cost could spread through the regional economy in the form of lost jobs, lost business and higher consumer costs. Jeff Horseman in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 4/3/18

Valley fruit, nut farmers fear fallout from Chinese tariffs on agriculture products -- Central San Joaquin Valley farmers are hoping negotiations between the U.S. and China can head off the potential economic effects of new tariffs imposed by China on a wide range of agricultural products imported from California. Tim Sheehan in the Fresno Bee -- 4/3/18

Independent Review Pokes Holes In SDG&E’s Green Energy Plan -- San Diego Gas & Electric's proposal to help San Diego reach its goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 lacks important information and could fall apart at the hands of state regulators, according to an independent review commissioned by city officials. KPBS -- 4/3/18

Orange County probe finds Canyon 2 Fire response rife with human error and complacency, calls for disciplinary action -- Days after the Orange County Fire Authority released a report critical of the agency’s response to the Canyon 2 Fire, the county is about to issue a separate investigative report that calls for OCFA employees to be disciplined. Jordan Graham in the Orange County Register -- 4/3/18

Politifact CA: Checking the facts on California’s wealth and poverty -- Democrats in control of state offices tend to tout the state’s enormous GDP and its long stretch of job gains. Republicans, meanwhile, and nearly all candidates in the state’s 2018 gubernatorial race, Democrat and Republican, have cited the state’s economic inequality, its surging homeless population, affordable housing crisis and high poverty rate. Chris Nichols Politifact CA -- 4/3/18

Credit Union Is Suing San Francisco Over Taxi Medallion Meltdown -- The city sold taxi permits to drivers for $250,000 each, and then it let Lyft and Uber come in and operate without them. Sam Harnett KQED -- 4/3/18

Elon Musk Is Back to Sleeping at the Factory -- Elon Musk, in a testy Twitter exchange, said he is “back to sleeping at the factory” while trying to fix production delays with the Model 3 electric car. It’s a move reminiscent of Tesla’s last vehicle launch—the Model X—when Musk famously kept a sleeping bag near the production line so he could immediately address any hiccups. Tom Randall Bloomberg -- 4/3/18


Californians Go Back to Using About as Much Water as Before the Drought -- Since Gov. Jerry Brown called off California's drought emergency a year ago, we Californians seem to have gotten a little lazy when it comes to water conservation. Emily Guerin KQED -- 4/3/18


Amid mounting pressure, Orange County struggles to craft homeless shelter plan -- Two Orange County supervisors Monday urged cities to come forward with possible locations for temporary homeless shelters as pressure mounts to house people removed from Santa Ana River encampments. Hannah Fry in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

With river trail cleared of homeless, Orange County shifts focus to Santa Ana Civic Center camp -- Following the same template they used along the Santa Ana River Trail, Orange County officials on Monday began preparations to clear homeless encampments from the Civic Center in Santa Ana. Alicia Robinson in the Orange County Register -- 4/3/18

Judge temporarily stops Sonoma County from shutting down Roseland homeless camps -- A federal judge Monday temporarily blocked Sonoma County’s planned eviction of the numerous homeless people who are living in tents behind a Dollar Tree store in southwest Santa Rosa. J.D. Morris and Kevin McCallum in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat -- 4/3/18


Perfect ACT, SAT scores don’t mean admission to top universities -- Vishruth Iyer’s parents gathered close as their 15-year-old son opened an email with the thrilling news: The Monta Vista High sophomore earned the rare distinction of scoring a perfect 36 on his ACT college entrance exam. Julia Prodis Sulek in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/3/18


By luck, Scripps Research scientists find clue to a powerful new class of flu drugs -- The scientists found a small molecule that blocks a vulnerable site on many Type A influenza viruses that is required for infection. If this discovery is confirmed, the scientists say it could guide development of a new class of flu drugs. Bradley J. Fikes in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/3/18

Also . . . 

Video revealed boy's handprints deep in L.A. sewer system, leading to his rescue -- After hours of searching for Jesse Hernandez, the 13-year-old boy who plunged through a wooden plank in an abandoned Griffith Park city building and into the city's network of sewage pipes, rescuers still had not seen him anywhere. Laura J. Nelson in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Boy speaks out after sewer pipe rescue: 'I was just praying to God to help me and to not die' -- During the 12 hours he spent in the city's vast network of sewer tunnels, Jesse Hernandez was praying. "I was just praying to God to help me and to not die," Jesse, 13, said in an interview with NBC News. "I was scared." Alene Tchekmedyian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Recording Artist, Puppeteer Among 27 Candidates for California Governor -- USC Public Policy Professor Sherry Bebitch Jeffe said California has a history of eccentric candidates. “It doesn’t surprise me that we’ve got a transhumanist lecturer as well as a puppeteer musician. Anybody can run,” Jeffe said, referring to Libertarian candidate Zoltan Istvan and Green Party candidate Christopher Carlson, respectively. Chris Nichols Capital Public Radio -- 4/3/18

POTUS 45  

A guide to President Trump’s latest round of fact-challenged tweets -- President Trump’s tweetstorms generally require context. He often appears to be reacting in the moment to something he watched on television. If you are not a cable junkie, some of the president’s Twitter comments may appear obscure or puzzling. Glenn Kessler and Salvador Rizzo in the Washington Post$ -- 4/3/18


Consumer protection bureau's chief formally asks Congress to slash his agency's power -- The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau formally called on Congress to sharply reduce his agency's authority. Among the suggestions he delivered Monday: Any major new rules the bureau makes should be subject to lawmakers' approval. Jim Puzzanghera in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/3/18

Pruitt Had a $50-a-Day Condo Linked to Lobbyists. Their Client’s Project Got Approved -- The Environmental Protection Agency signed off last March on a Canadian energy company’s pipeline-expansion plan at the same time that the E.P.A. chief, Scott Pruitt, was renting a condominium linked to the energy company’s powerful Washington lobbying firm. Eric Lipton in the New York Times$ -- 4/3/18


-- Monday Updates 

Trump administration steps up war with California over environmental protections -- The Trump administration stepped up its offensive Monday on California's environmental laws, suing to reverse a state law that seeks to handcuff the federal government from selling any of the 45.8 million acres of property it controls in the state. Joseph Tanfani in the Los Angeles Times$ Kate Irby and Stuart Levenworth in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/2/18

California Supreme Court upholds controversial law allowing DNA collection upon arrest -- In a blow to privacy advocates, the California Supreme Court decided 4-3 Monday that the state may continue to take DNA from people arrested for a felony crime. The ruling upheld a provision in Proposition 69, approved by voters in 2004, that said any adult arrested or charged with a felony must consent to have his or her cheek swabbed for DNA. Maura Dolan in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/2/18

EPA abandons fuel mileage goals and seeks to revoke California's ability to set its own standard -- Setting up its most aggressive clash yet with California over environmental standards, the Trump administration signaled Monday it may revoke the state's ability under the Clean Air Act to impose stricter standards for vehicle emissions. Evan Halper in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/2/18

Dianne Feinstein on DACA: ‘We must get something done’ -- President Trump may have tweeted Sunday that there won’t be a DACA deal, but Sen. Dianne Feinstein is digging her heels in. “We must get something done,” Feinstein told about 200 business leaders and students at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Fireside Chat Monday. Tatiana Sanchez in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/2/18

Dow dives as much as 750 as China puts tariffs on US goods -- U.S. stocks are tumbling Monday after China officially raised import duties on U.S. pork, apples and other products. It’s too soon to call it the beginning of a trade war, but for now, investors aren’t sticking around to find out. Marley Jay Associated Press -- 4/2/18

Kremlin: Trump invited Putin to White House, but no date set -- An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump invited the Russian leader to the White House when they spoke by telephone last month, but the two countries haven’t started any preparations for such a visit. Associated Press Noah Bierman in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/2/18

13-year-old boy found 'alert and talking' after falling into Griffith Park drainage pipe -- A frantic, overnight search for Jesse Hernandez — the 13-year-old boy who plunged into a vast network of city sewer tunnels beneath Griffith Park — ended happily Monday morning after sanitation workers removed a manhole cover and spotted the boy peering back at them. Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, Alene Tchekmedyian and Monet Morin in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/2/18

Five California counties will trade in polling places for vote centers -- The 2016 Voter’s Choice Act establishes the vote centers in Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, and San Mateo. Like traditional polling places, the centers will be located mostly in churches, firehouses, high schools and other community buildings. The difference: Voters will be able to do all things voter-related at any center in their county. Byrhonda Lyons Calmatters -- 4/2/18

Woodland Hills residents slam Warner Center project over traffic, lack of affordable housing -- Developers want to create an urban-style district that includes a 24-story hotel, three 15-story office buildings and several plazas in the West San Fernando Valley community bounded by the 101 Freeway, Vanowen Street, De Soto Avenue and Canoga Avenue. Olga Grigoryants in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 4/2/18

So who could be the next Los Angeles schools superintendent? -- The search for the next superintendent to lead Los Angeles' public schools moves into high gear this week as the school board starts to interview and discuss candidates Monday and Tuesday. Howard Blume in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/2/18

State officials want to expand task force that targets tax scofflaws in Los Angeles' underground economy -- State officials on Monday proposed expanding a task force that has gone after tax scofflaws operating in the underground economy in Los Angeles and Sacramento, saying California continues to lose billions of dollars in revenue from the illicit activity. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/2/18

Political campaigns will run more digital ads this year than ever. Here's how they'll find you -- There was plenty of outrage to go around last week after revelations that Facebook data on some 50 million users were used to allegedly build profiles of voters, serve them tailor-made ads and try to help Donald Trump get elected. Christine Mai-Duc in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/2/18

Jeffe & Jeffe: Take Me Out To The “Bull” Game -- With spring training done, the major league baseball season is finally underway. But don’t expect most Californians to dive into the state’s June 5 Primary election quite so fast or furiously. President Donald Trump and our national political melodrama are sucking all the oxygen from our civic environment. With no crisis at hand, state politics are very much on the back burner. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe & Doug Jeffe Fox & Hounds -- 4/2/18

Shaquille O’Neal named general manager of Sacramento Kings’ e-sports team -- The team announced the appointment Monday, two days before the draft for the NBA 2K League — a new, 17-team basketball video-game league based on the “NBA 2K18” game. As in other e-sports competitions, players vie for titles from their chairs rather than on the courts. Kate Galbraith in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/2/18

Sierra Snowpack Still Skimpy After March Storms -- The fifth most productive March on record for snow wasn't enough to make up for disappointing precipitation throughout the key months of December, January and February. Craig Miller KQED Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler in the Sacramento Bee$ Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/2/18

New rules would make it easier to find oil — and noisier for whales -- The search for offshore oil begins with a boom. Before the oil rigs arrive and the boring begins, operators need to fire intense seismic blasts repeatedly into the ocean to find oil deposits. Rosanna Xia in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/2/18

Planned Parenthood office in Pacific Beach vandalized; group pledges to stay open 'no matter what' -- San Diego police are trying to determine who threw red paint on the sign and windows of a Planned Parenthood office in Pacific Beach early Monday, the second such vandalism incident at the health center in six weeks. Karen Kucher in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/2/18

Sinclair Broadcast Group's 'false news' promo, which it made news anchors recite, goes viral -- Sinclair Broadcast Group has been thrust into the spotlight by a viral video showing anchors from its news stations nationwide reading a company-mandated promotional announcement warning against media bias and "false news." The video compiled by the website Deadspin presents local anchors reciting from the same script, which in part echoes President Trump's criticism of news organizations. Stephen Battaglio in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/2/18

How local TV is trending toward Trump TV -- The genius of Sinclair Broadcast Group's national campaign to stir up suspicions of fake news is that it does not appear to be national. Coming from local television anchors, a message about “stories that just aren't true” seems like a friendly warning from the folks at Channel 2 in Portland, Channel 29 in San Antonio or Channel 57 in Columbia, S.C. Callum Borchers in the Washington Post$ -- 4/2/18

Dem candidate pulls ad from Sinclair station -- A Kentucky Democrat running for Congress is pulling her campaign advertising from a television station owned by Sinclair Broadcasting Group, a conservative media company that has been under fire for mandating anchors across the country warn their viewers about "fake news." Ben Kamisar The Hill -- 4/2/18