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Latino support becomes a flashpoint in race for California governor -- After facing criticism for not taking part in a Latino business group’s gubernatorial forum, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has rolled out an endorsement from one of the most prominent Latino politicians in the state. Seema Mehta in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

100,000 California teenagers are now pre-registered to vote -- California's effort to get 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote has now enlisted 100,000 teenagers, according to information released on Friday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “This is a big milestone,” Padilla said. “I’m optimistic it’s going to translate into action at the ballot box.” John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

Sudden departure of state industrial relations head Baker stuns labor, business -- Christine Baker, the first female director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, retired abruptly and unexpectedly after 34 years with the agency that administers and enforces state laws covering workers’ compensation, workplace safety, wages, hours, overtime, retaliation and apprenticeship programs. Kathleen Pender in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/6/18

Man beaten by Sacramento cop after jaywalking stop settles for $550,000, police reforms -- Sacramento has tentatively settled a lawsuit with a black man who was beaten by a city police officer last April after allegedly jaywalking, an incident that ignited community outrage and led to national headlines. Anita Chabria in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/6/18

As waves of homeless descend onto trains, L.A. tries a new strategy: social workers on the subway -- The early morning commuters stepping off the Metro escalator paid little attention to the 10 people huddled under blankets and curled up in corners at the Hollywood and Vine station. John Gant, 60, lay sprawled on the tile floor, his hoodie drawn over his face. When three social workers stopped to ask if he wanted help, he nodded. Laura J. Nelson in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

Amid deportations, those in U.S. without authorization shy away from medical care -- They need to prepare, they say, in case they never come back. Patients at the St. John’s Well Child & Family Center in South Los Angeles have recently started asking for copies of their medical records. Some request extra medicine from their doctors, taking home as much as they’ll supply. Soumya Karlamangla in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

Brown Mum On Trump's National Guard Deployment, But Lawmakers Start To Speak Up -- Every border state governor has embraced President Trump’s requested deployment of National Guard troops to the Mexican border — except in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown remained quiet Thursday for a second straight day. Ben Adler Capital Public Radio -- 4/6/18

YouTube shooter's parents: 'She never hurt one ant, how she shoot the people?' -- YouTube's shooter Nasim Aghdam's anguished parents told "Good Morning America" Friday morning that they knew their daughter was frustrated with the social media site, but they never suspected she would shoot someone. Amy Graff in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/6/18

Fox: Go Get ‘Em, George! Too Many Laws -- Bravo to Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton for his article yesterday excoriating frivolous and dumb laws that waste lawmakers’ time and public money. Too many laws is an issue I’ve returned to time and again on this page, even praising former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer because she did not author many laws. Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 4/6/18

A report: California Latinos and higher education -- The number of Latinos in California with two- and four-year degrees has doubled in little more than a decade, a dramatic increase. But compared with the overall, growing Latino population, the proportion of college-trained Latino adults over the same period has remained flat — roughly one in 10 from 2005 to 2015. John Howard Capitol Weekly -- 4/6/18

A wealthy developer owns a rare plot of green in a very crowded part of L.A. What does he owe his neighbors? -- Koreatown residents band together to save Liberty Park, the only green space for miles on end in either direction along Wilshire Boulevard. Victoria Kim in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

Uber, Lyft car ads headed for San Francisco -- Some companies look at Uber and Lyft cars and see a vast, untapped resource: a way to reach passengers and pedestrians with marketing messages. Carolyn Said in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/6/18

After Mark Zuckerberg’s messages disappear, Facebook says ‘unsend’ feature coming to all users -- Thursday night, tech news website TechCrunch reported that messages from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had conspicuously disappeared from recipients’ inboxes. The next day, Facebook explained this is not a bug or a coverup — but rather a new feature it plans to roll out to all users in the future. Seung Lee in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/6/18

Abcarian: A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies? -- It didn't take long for Mosconi, the associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, to conclude that Americans, with their affinities for coffees, Frappuccinos, sodas, juices and alcohol, are basically walking around in a state of dehydration, which can be devastating for the brain. Robin Abcarian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

Capitol Weekly Podcast: Kevin Eckery -- Twenty two years ago this week, federal authorities arrested Ted Kaczynski - known as the Unabomber - in his remote Montana cabin, ending a 17 year reign of terror. While the Unabomber had no strong ties to the Sacramento region, both his first and final murders occurred here. Link Here -- 4/6/18


California Policy & Politics This Morning  

Battling ‘implicit bias’ among police ‘has to be a priority,’ Kamala Harris says -- America needs to change its system of policing and focus on training and "implicit bias" in law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris told a town hall audience in Sacramento on Thursday in the aftermath of the death of Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old unarmed African American man who was shot and killed by police March 18. Angela Hart in the Sacramento Bee$ Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

DA gets $13,000 from police unions – and more protests – days after Stephon Clark's death -- Sacramento County’s top prosecutor received $13,000 in campaign donations from two local law enforcement unions just days after Stephon Clark was killed by Sacramento police who shot the unarmed African American man, campaign finance records show. Darrell Smith in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/6/18

After Stephon Clark’s Death, People Want More Investment In Sacramento’s Neighborhoods Of Color. Here’s How This Year’s Election Could Help. -- Now, Sacramentans have a unique opportunity to drop a lot of money into places like Meadowview. It’s called Measure U: a local tax that brings tens of millions of dollars a year into Sacramento’s coffers, and that will likely be up for renewal on the November ballot. Ezra David Romero Capital Public Radio -- 4/6/18

No, California's 'sanctuary state' law does not allow the release of dangerous criminals to the streets -- As the fight over California’s immigration policies intensifies, so have the attacks from opponents who argue its landmark “sanctuary state” law is allowing the release of violent criminals into the streets. Jazmine Ulloa in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

Aliso Viejo, San Juan Capistrano side against sanctuary state law; Fullerton stays out of fray -- Two more Orange County cities jumped on the anti-sanctuary bandwagon: Aliso Viejo and San Juan Capistrano. Fullerton, meanwhile, is choosing to sit it out. They join a growing number of cities looking to side with the Trump administration in fighting three new California laws that offer protections to people living in the country illegally. But there’s also now some pushback. Roxana Kopetman in the Orange County Register -- 4/6/18

LA’s former assistant fire chief was paid $1.4 million last year, topping city’s list of highest-paid retirees -- Former high-level Los Angeles city employees continued to rake in high pension payouts in 2017, with a former assistant fire chief topping the list with his $1.38 million pension earning, according to data released this week by Transparent California. Elizabeth Chou in the Los Angeles Daily News$ -- 4/6/18

Feinstein on Trump’s CIA pick: ‘Not sure this is the right thing to do’ -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says she doesn’t offer her opinion about Cabinet nominees until they testify before the panel. But she allowed that when it comes to Gina Haspel, President Trump’s pick to head the CIA, “I have concern.” Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/6/18

San Diego gun store employee talks about sale to YouTube shooter -- Three months before Nasim Aghdam shot three YouTube employees and then herself, she walked into The Gun Range — a gun store and firing range about 22 miles from the San Diego home she shared with her grandmother — and purchased a semiautomatic handgun. Matthias Gafni and Scott Schwebke in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/6/18

San Francisco sues US attorney general over scrapping of civil rights guidelines -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera opened another front Thursday in the city’s legal combat with the Trump administration, suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the unexplained withdrawals of Obama-era civil rights guidelines meant to protect poor people from jail for unpaid fines and strengthen rights of the disabled. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/6/18

In San Francisco, three candidates race to make history -- It is tempting to begin a story about this city’s mayoral race with an anecdote about the politically engaged, naked voter who took a few minutes to listen in on some street-corner campaigning on a recent afternoon, an easy cliche to capture the renowned out-there nature of the place. But let’s save that for later, because this is a serious, milestone moment in San Francisco’s political life. Scott Wilson in the Washington Post$ -- 4/6/18

Legislature releases details on 5 older harassment cases -- The Legislature has released another swath of harassment records—this time detailing five cases it substantiated or in which a settlement was reached—involving elected members and high-level employees between 1992 and 2005. Laurel Rosenhall Calmatters John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ Alexei Koseff and Taryn Luna in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/6/18

Alameda County Public Defender Brendon Woods on Mass Incarceration, Racial Bias and Bail Reform -- Alameda County Public Defender Brendon Woods joins to talk about why he became a defense attorney, his own experience with law enforcement, what it means to be the first black Public Defender in his county, and why he thinks California needs bail reform. Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos KQED – 4/6/18

Compton Mayor Aja Brown drops congressional bid -- Compton Mayor Aja Brown said Thursday night she is withdrawing her candidacy in California’s 44th Congressional District, a week after conservative celebrity Stacey Dash dropped out of the race. Javier Panzar in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

Millions sought to stem arrests at California foster care shelters -- A California lawmaker is calling for $22.7 million in state funding to help prevent unwarranted arrests of abused and neglected children in the state’s residential foster-care facilities — a disturbing practice exposed in a Chronicle investigation last year. Karen de Sá, Cynthia Dizikes and Joaquin Palomino in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/6/18

Mayor Faulconer Nixes 2019 Deadline For Downtown Bike Network -- A network of protected bike lanes in downtown San Diego will not be built according to the timeline originally promised by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, city and mayoral staff confirmed at a public meeting Wednesday evening. Andrew Bowen KPBS Joshua Emerson Smith in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/6/18

Solana Beach mayor resigns with no explanation -- Mayor Ginger Marshall resigned Thursday from the Solana Beach City Council, effective immediately, becoming the second person to step down unexpectedly from the council in the past month. Phil Diehl in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/6/18

California storm may test spillway at nation's tallest dam -- Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine country and could present the first test of the partially repaired spillway at the nation's tallest dam. Associated Press -- 4/6/18

Happiness is drumming up money: Dead’s Mickey Hart plays with North Bay congressman -- Political fundraisers are a dime a dozen, but there aren’t many where you can see a sitting member of Congress jamming with a member of the Grateful Dead. But you could see that very pairing May 1 at the Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, where Rep. Jared Huffman will jam with the Dead’s drummer Mickey Hart at the eighth annual Huffman Hootenanny fundraiser. Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/6/18

Economy, Employers, Jobs, Unions, Pensions  

'A few' advertisers have stepped back from Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg says -- Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg outlined the ways she's responding to a data-privacy crisis, saying for the first time that some advertisers have curtailed spending and acknowledging her team has a long way to go to reassure wary customers. Bloomberg -- 4/6/18

San Diegan among Facebook users to sue over massive data breach -- A San Diego Navy veteran has joined with two other Southern Californians to file a class-action lawsuit against Facebook and others in the wake of revelations that the personal data of an estimated 87 million users was exposed in an alleged effort to help steer the 2016 presidential campaign. Kristina Davis in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/6/18

YouTube Shooting Puts a Focus on Workplace Security -- The laid-back companies of Silicon Valley are known for corporate headquarters that resemble universities, where employees mingle with tourists taking selfies and collaborations take shape out on the quad. Tiffany Hsu and Jack Nicas in the New York Times$ -- 4/6/18


Statewide Water Bond Measures Could Have Californians Doing a Double-Take in 2018 -- California voters may experience a sense of déjà vu this year when they are asked twice in the same year to consider water bonds — one in June, the other headed to the November ballot. Gary Pitzer in Western Water -- 4/6/18


Why LA County could lose $3 billion worth of affordable housing -- L.A. County is at risk of losing roughly $3 billion worth of affordable housing in the next five years, according to a draft report presented to county officials Thursday. On top of that, efforts to build new units for homeless and low-income people in the county are also hitting snags. Why? A combination of gentrification, federal tax reform, and the circuitous way affordable housing is funded in this country are mostly to blame. Rina Palta KPCC -- 4/6/18

Lansner: Even Orange County renters don’t want a building boom -- Attention fans of a big construction boom to fix for Orange County’s housing problems: Even renters don’t think that’s the best solution. That’s the conclusion I drew after looking at a survey of 706 Orange County renters and homeowners by researchers at Chapman University. Jonathan Lansner in the Orange County Register -- 4/6/18


San Diego State settles lawsuit with former coach Beth Burns for $4 million -- San Diego State fired women’s basketball coach Beth Burns in April 2013 with four years and $880,000 remaining on her contract, claiming it had cause and owed her nothing. This week, the university reached a legal settlement that will pay Burns and her attorneys $4 million. Mark Zeigler in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/6/18

Unlike California, many states have umbrella agency for early childhood programs -- Many experts, policymakers and elected officials consider the system serving the state's youngest children the most important but also consider it the most fragmented and least coordinated one. Louis Freedberg EdSource -- 4/6/18

How a tiny Native American community's trauma might impact education law​ – A lawsuit brought on behalf of schoolchildren in the most remote Native American community in the United States is addressing an emerging question in public education — namely, are school districts required to provide disability services to children who’ve suffered trauma related to poverty and discrimination.​ David Washburn EdSource -- 4/6/18

Immigration / Border 

Trump: 2,000-4,000 Troops Needed For Mexico Border Security -- Trump's comments to reporters on Air Force One were his first estimate on guard levels he believes are needed for border protection. It would be a lower number of troops than the 6,400 National Guard members that former President George Bush sent to the border between 2006 and 2008. Associated Press -- 4/6/18

DHS calls increased border arrests in San Diego and across southwest a 'crisis' -- Apprehensions of people illegally crossing the border spiked last month across the southwest, including in San Diego, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security, adding fuel to the president’s weeklong condemnation of U.S. immigration law. Kate Morrissey in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/6/18

Teen fentanyl arrests at San Diego border spur push to warn underage smugglers -- Following a recent rash of arrests of teenagers attempting to smuggle fentanyl through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, federal and local law enforcement authorities have joined forces in a renewed push to warn underage smugglers of the consequences of getting caught. Sandra Dibble in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/6/18

They came to L.A. from Mexico for a better life. Now some are finding it — back in Mexico -- any years ago, Maria Elena Dueñas left her peasant town in the lush valley along Mexico’s Rio Ameca. She bid goodbye to her family, weeping over leaving her parents and siblings behind as she and her infant son followed her husband to Los Angeles. Brittny Mejia in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18


Dramatic photos show earthquake shaking cliffs at Santa Cruz Island -- The 5.3 magnitude off the coast of Southern California didn't do damage on the mainland, but it appears have caused some earth movement on Santa Cruz Island. Rong-Gong Lin II and Joseph Serna in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

'When you see mountains, think earthquakes in California,' seismologist says -- Earthquake activity in California's Channel Islands shouldn't be all that surprising. After all, earthquakes created the Channel Islands. In fact, mountains throughout California are generally creations of earthquakes, seismologist Lucy Jones said. Rong-Gong Lin II in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

Also . . . 

Gang members admit to firebombing black families in Boyle Heights housing development -- Members of a Latino street gang have admitted to carrying out a racially motivated firebombing attack on black families in a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors announced Thursday. Three men belonging to the Big Hazard gang will plead guilty to federal hate crimes stemming from the 2014 attack, according to written plea agreements. Joel Rubin in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/6/18

Inmate found dead in Sacramento County jail cell -- The man, identified on the Sacramento County Coroner's Office website as 57-year-old Defei Chen of Sacramento, was booked into the jail March 21 on charges related to felony marijuana cultivation and marijuana sales, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Cathy Locke in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/6/18

Feisty 2-person newspaper overcomes San Francisco auto break-in epidemic -- Adrian Fernandez Baumann was getting a burrito and a beer in the Mission last month when someone broke into his car and stole bags containing two computers. But it wasn’t losing the laptops to San Francisco’s auto break-in epidemic that upset him most. It was the copious handwritten and electronic notes he kept. Sophie Haigney in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/6/18

POTUS 45  

Trump’s California claim: Millions of people vote ‘many times’ -- President Trump was making his fourth trip to West Virginia as president Thursday, but he spent a lot of time talking about a state he has visited only once since taking office —California — including repeating an erroneous notion that voter fraud is rampant in the state. Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/6/18

Fact Check: Trump Repeats Voter Fraud Claim About California -- At an event billed as a roundtable discussion about taxes in West Virginia, President Trump went off script Thursday afternoon, and notably repeated a claim about voter fraud that has repeatedly been proved false. Miles Parks KQED -- 4/6/18

Fact Check: At West Virginia Event, Some of Trump’s Facts Don’t Add Up -- At an event on Thursday billed as a round-table discussion on tax overhaul, President Trump aired a litany of familiar — and often inaccurate — grievances on immigration, trade and voter fraud. Linda Qiu in the New York Times$ -- 4/6/18

Trump on Mayor Schaaf’s ICE warning: ‘Something should happen there’ -- President Trump took another in a series of swipes at Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf over her February decision to alert community members about imminent ICE enforcement-agent activity. George Kelly in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/6/18


Mick Mulvaney gives big pay raises to his hires at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- Mulvaney has hired at least eight political appointees since he took over the bureau in late November. Four of them are making $259,500 a year, and one is making $239,595. That is more than the salaries of members of Congress, Cabinet secretaries and nearly all federal judges apart from those who sit on the Supreme Court. Ken Sweet Associated Press -- 4/6/18


-- Thursday Updates 

Earthquake early-warning system gave heads-up before 5.3 temblor hit L.A. area -- Officials said the magnitude-5.3 earthquake that rattled Southern California on Thursday proved to be another successful test of the state's nascent earthquake early-warning system. Rong-Gong Lin II in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/5/18

Trump revives debunked accusation of massive vote fraud in California -- President Trump on Thursday revived a long-debunked claim about massive voter fraud in California, telling an audience in West Virginia that “millions and millions of people” had voted illegally in the state. David Lauter in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/5/18

Mark Zuckerberg’s congresswoman: “Facebook’s platform was weaponized to do damage to our democracy” -- Mark Zuckerberg’s congresswoman says she plans to ask him about how Facebook was used to “damage our democracy” when he testifies at her congressional committee next week. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, will be in the spotlight Wednesday when her most famous constituent appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Casey Tolan in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/5/18

California owes $40 million in back wages to its judges. It's refusing to pay them -- California state attorneys are digging in to fight court rulings directing the state to pay about $40 million in back wages and benefits to some 3,000 current and former judges who contend they were shortchanged during the recession. Adam Ashton in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/5/18

Sacramento’s black police chief talks race and policing -- Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn believes that his department and law enforcement agencies across the nation must do more to combat racial bias to quell the spate of fatal encounters between officers and minorities. William Douglas and Franco Ordoñez in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/5/18

Contra Costa sheriff’s deputy arrested on suspicion of unlawful sex with two inmates -- The deputy, Patrick Morseman, 26, was arrested after detectives investigated allegations that he had engaged in sex acts with two women in West County Detention Facility, the county jail in Richmond, in violation of the law. He was placed on administrative leave. Sophie Haigney in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/5/18

California's most powerful business group plans to kill these 21 bills -- The California Chamber of Commerce's "job killer" list is back, highlighting 21 bills the state's most powerful business coalition plans to slay in the Legislature this year. Taryn Luna in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/5/18

Trump's immigration moves complicate election strategies for both parties -- When administration officials briefed reporters at the White House late Wednesday about President Trump's renewed assault on illegal immigration, a senior official openly spoke about the political advantage they hope to gain. Cathleen Decker in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/5/18

Confusion over 'independent' voters in California prompts redesign of voter registration card -- The card millions of Californians use to register to vote is receiving its first makeover in more than a decade, inspired in part by confusion over how to become an "independent" unaffiliated voter — a problem highlighted by a Los Angeles Times investigation in 2016. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/5/18

Twitter says it suspended 1.2 million accounts for terrorism-promotion violations -- Twitter Inc. said Thursday it suspended 1.21 million accounts from its social media platform between August 2015 and the end of 2017 for "violations related to the promotion of terrorism." Twitter also said the suspensions were on a downswing. James F. Peltz in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/5/18

California’s Nearly Dismal Snow Year a Harbinger of Things to Come -- Californians may be breathing a sigh of relief, but not elation, this week, after the state’s latest snowpack reading. A wet and cold March saved California from a near record-low snowpack, but it proved too little too late to bring a full recovery. And worse, climate scientists say we should start getting used to these low snowpack years. Tara Lohan KQED -- 4/5/18

How California car culture killed the promise of a 20-minute commute -- As an innovator and early adopter of freeways, California became the symbolic capital of car culture. But the ease of movement conferred by the massive postwar freeway building boom was short-lived, turning the dream of car travel into a nightmare of congestion and long commutes. Meghan McCarty Carino Calmatters -- 4/5/18

Most Sacramento Employers Say Recreational Pot Not A Workplace Issue -- It looks like relatively few Sacramento area companies have had to deal with legalized recreational pot in the workplace. A survey of the Sacramento region's top employers asked if recreational marijuana use in the first three months of 2018 resulted in any workplace issues. Steve Milne Capital Public Radio -- 4/5/18

Orange County’s Only Needle Exchange Program Seeks to Go Mobile -- Back in January, a permit was denied for the only needle exchange in Orange County. The reason? Santa Ana officials cited health concerns over needles scattered on the ground in the Santa Ana Civic Center, where the exchange operated a permanent location, and even among stacks of books in the city library. Michelle Wiley KQED -- 4/5/18

Sheriff Gore said he considered firing his rival for office, but thought it would look bad -- Tensions between San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore and the deputy trying to take over his job — Cmdr. Dave Myers — are heightening, with the incumbent saying he’d like his challenger gone. “I wish Dave would take a leave of absence and go work somewhere else,” Gore told editors and reporters at an editorial board meeting of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Joshua Stewart in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/5/18

Fox: Is There a Silent Majority Against Sanctuary Laws? -- Is there a “silent majority” opposed to the sanctuary state laws that could show itself in the coming elections? Does the rhetoric of elected officials who defend sanctuary laws reflect the attitude of voters especially when the sanctuary debate gets tangled with the crime issue? Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 4/5/18

Kremlin Calls Facebook's Removal of Russian Pages and Ads Censorship -- The Kremlin is crying foul on Facebook, accusing the social media giant of censorship after it took down more than 200 pages and accounts that were run by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency — the "troll factory" that is under indictment for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. Bill Chappell KQED -- 4/5/18

Some Facebook Quitters Face Technical Obstacles -- The Wall Street Journal has been in touch with more than a dozen Facebook users from across the U.S. and Europe who all encountered the same issue. Specifically, at the confirmation screen that appears after clicking “Delete My Account,” the system tells them their passwords are incorrect. Katherine Bindley in the Wall Street Journal$ -- 4/5/18