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Gov. Jerry Brown agrees to Trump's National Guard request, but insists it won't be to enforce immigration -- Gov. Jerry Brown agreed on Wednesday to expand the California National Guard’s efforts on crime and drug issues that cross the state’s border with Mexico, but insisted troops would not be used to enforce immigration directives from President Trump. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ Melody Gutierrez in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Casey Tolan, Katy Murphy and Tatiana Sanchez in the San Jose Mercury$ Alexei Koseff in the Sacramento Bee$ Kathleen Ronayne Associated Press -- 4/11/18

How Paul Ryan’s retirement will affect California politics -- House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision Wednesday not to seek re-election sent shock waves through Washington that rippled to California. Here are four ways his retirement will affect the state: •“It could open the door for the next speaker to be a person from California named Kevin McCarthy,” said state Republican Party chairman Jim Brulte. Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

Ryan bowing out, sending ripples of uncertainty through GOP -- House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending ripples through a Washington already on edge and spreading new uncertainty through a party bracing for a rough election year. Catherine Lucey and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press -- 4/11/18

Trump administration to appeal court ruling favoring sanctuary cities -- Set on cracking down on sanctuary jurisdictions, the Trump Administration on Wednesday asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a federal court order blocking the president from withholding funding from sanctuary cities, arguing a San Francisco judge prematurely blocked the executive order before any action was taken under it. Tatiana Sanchez in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/11/18

Are Exxon, Facebook in California's cross hairs? Top cop hints at investigations -- State Attorney General Xavier Becerra did not say explicitly that he is investigating ExxonMobil, but in response to questions from The Sacramento Bee's Editorial Board, he suggested an investigation is underway. Angela Hart in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/11/18

L.A. County wants to help build guest houses in backyards — for homeless people -- "Not in my backyard" protests helped block homeless housing in Temple City, delayed it in Boyle Heights and, last month, killed Orange County's plan to relocate homeless people to shelters. Now, Los Angeles officials want to turn NIMBYism on its head — by paying property owners to put houses for homeless people in their backyards. Gale Holland in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

Needing shelter for homeless people, Orange County asks the military to extend use of armories -- Orange County is looking to buy extended time — and temporary space — at two National Guard armories to meet a federal judge’s wishes to shelter homeless people displaced from longtime encampments at the Santa Ana River and Santa Ana’s Civic Center. It appears that the military is willing to give its OK to the rare request. Theresa Walker in the Orange County Register -- 4/11/18

Fox: Mounting Headlines are Fuel for Pension Reform Movement -- The public pension reform initiative campaign –if and when it comes, and it will– is being fashioned by the media. All proponents of a reform plan would have to do is make endless lists of the enormous payouts and mismanagements of the pension systems that seem to be reported daily. Put the lists on mailers, on billboards, in commercials… then ask the question—what is your pension look like? Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 4/11/18

Cannabis rules in California: Are some cities trying to regulate away Prop 64? -- One in seven California cities requires residents to get a permit to grow marijuana at home for their personal use. To get that permit, some of those same cities want residents to submit to background checks and in-home police inspections. Other cities want personal-use cannabis growers to submit notarized forms and scaled site plan drawings. Some charge permit fees that can run up to $1,420. Brooke Staggs in the Orange County Register -- 4/11/18

CA ‘rape kit’ backlog under fire -- Thousands of California women who said they were raped gave details of their assaults to investigators and provided critical data in “rape kits” — DNA, wounds, semen, hair, fibers — to identify their attackers. But many of the rape kits were not examined in a timely way, caught in a months-long backlog that has angered some lawmakers and women’s groups. Jessica Hice Capitol Weekly -- 4/11/18

California oil firms have had nearly 400 violations since 2015, reports show -- Records compiled by the Center for Biological Diversity and obtained by The Associated Press show state violations ranging from severe corrosion to failed and missing tests required to gauge the strength of wells. No civil penalties were issued for any of the violations, according to a spokesman for the state agency responsible for overseeing oil operations. Associated Press -- 4/11/18

California wildfires linked to heart problems, study shows -- One of the most comprehensive studies yet on the impacts of wildfire smoke in California, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that heart problems are as much a concern as respiratory problems, perhaps even more so. Kurtis Alexander in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

Aerial tram floated as transportation to an Oakland A’s Howard Terminal ballpark -- The Oakland A’s are exploring using a gondola ski lift to transport fans from downtown to the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal, where the team is thinking of building a new ballpark. Matier & Ross in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

Sacramento Kings minority owner Kevin Nagle donates $2,000 to DA Anne Marie Schubert -- Sacramento Kings minority owner and Republic FC chairman Kevin Nagle donated $2,000 to District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s re-election campaign Friday, according to campaign finance records. Benjy Egel in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/11/18


California Policy & Politics This Morning  

Sacramento police chief vows to change policies to avoid another Stephon Clark-like shooting -- Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn told the City Council on Tuesday that "our community is crying out for change" following the shooting death of an unarmed black man in Meadowview last month at the hands of two of his officers. Ryan Lillis and Ed Fletcher in the Sacramento Bee$ -- Ezra David Romero, Nick Miller Capital Public Radio Kathleen Ronayne and Don Thompson Associated Press -- 4/11/18

Kern County sheriff is caught on tape saying it costs less to kill suspects than to wound them -- In blue California, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has long bucked the liberal trend. He's fought California's "sanctuary state" movement, asked that Kern be labeled a "law and order" county and stood up for deputies accused of misconduct. Richard Winton in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

Muslim San Francisco cop alleges ‘blatant racism’ on job -- A San Francisco police officer who is Muslim and emigrated from Afghanistan said Tuesday that fellow cops and superiors repeatedly referred to him as a terrorist and subjected him to ugly jokes, slurs and other “blatant racism” in his first two years with the department. Evan Sernoffsky in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

Politifact CA: Protesters for hire? Sacramento Sheriff provides no evidence for inflammatory claim -- Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones claimed "paid protesters" fueled the conflict with law enforcement after a recent vigil and demonstration for Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old shot and killed by police. Chris Nichols Politifact CA -- 4/11/18

Trump supporters seem likely to win approval for unusual lawsuit -- Supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who were roughed up by protesters after a June 2016 rally in San Jose, appear likely to win a federal appeals court’s approval to proceed with a suit accusing police of putting them in harm’s way. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

How single-payer healthcare has divided Democrats in California's race for governor -- When Gavin Newsom campaigns on his support for a California single-payer healthcare system, he's talking about more than the virtues of universal care. He's trying to sell himself as a bold visionary. Phil Willon in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

Judges should make public sexual harassment settlements, California's chief justice says -- Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye said Tuesday that California's courts should disclose the names of judges who entered into settlements to resolve complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination. Maura Dolan in the Los Angeles Times$ Greg Moran in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/11/18

Big money, political gamesmanship shaping Orange County congressional races -- The sky-high stakes of several congressional races that touch Orange County soon could attract big money and political gamesmanship on a scale rarely seen locally. On the line are four longtime GOP-held seats in congressional districts won by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Jordan Graham in the Orange County Register -- 4/11/18

Rally Against Supervisor’s Meeting To Discuss Lawsuit Against California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Laws -- Community advocacy groups, including the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, are urging the San Diego Board of Supervisors to not support the Trump administration's lawsuit against California's so-called sanctuary state laws. Matt Hoffman KPBS -- 4/11/18

Fight over Trump sanctuary order heads to appeals court -- The Trump administration will try to convince a federal appeals court that the president's executive order threatening to cut funding from states and cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities was narrow and legal. Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press -- 4/11/18

Southern California water agency votes to fund controversial plan to build two delta tunnels -- The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted Tuesday to shoulder most of the cost of revamping the system that delivers water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta to the Southland, committing nearly $11 billion to building two massive tunnels. Bettina Boxall in the Los Angeles Times$ Ben Bradford Capital Public Radio Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/11/18

Walters: Bullet train colliding with reality -- Reality may finally be catching up with the vision – or pipedream – of a 200-mile-per-hour train connecting California’s northern and southern regions. Dan Walters Calmatters -- 4/11/18

Fox News, Gingrich think California may elect a GOP governor. It’s not likely -- There’s nothing the folks at Fox News love more than a story rooted in crazy liberal California. And now Fox is warming up to California’s gubernatorial race. Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

CA120: Get ready for the 2018 election reforms -- One of the ongoing themes in analyzing California’s 2018 elections is the impact of the reforms that were enacted in 2012 – the state’s open primary, the extension of term limits and the new district lines drawn by the state’s independent redistricting commission. Paul Mitchell Capitol Weekly -- 4/11/18

California Lawmakers Advance Measures To Curb Opioid Crisis -- California lawmakers advanced 10 opioid-related bills Tuesday in an effort to address the drug abuse crisis in the state, including a proposal that would let California share prescription records with other states. Sophia Bollag Associated Press -- 4/11/18

Pacifica apartment owner faces $1.4 million penalty for blocking public beach -- In what would be the largest penalty it has issued in Northern California, the California Coastal Commission is poised his week to approve a $1.45 million settlement with the owner of an oceanfront apartment complex in Pacifica that the agency says failed to properly maintain a seawall and public access stairs to the beach, then illegally graded a public beach and covered it with giant boulders. Paul Rogers in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/11/18

How to Check If Your Facebook Data Was Used by Cambridge Analytica -- Facebook users have begun to see whether they're among the 87 million people whose information may have been compromised for use by a political research firm. For some, the news is good: "It doesn't appear your Facebook information was shared with Cambridge Analytica." The notifications are appearing on Facebook's page about users' exposed data. The company had also said it would put the information at the top of users' news feed. Bill Chappell NPR -- 4/11/18

Economy, Employers, Jobs, Unions, Pensions  

Bay Area restaurant industry on high alert for potential ICE raids -- As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers swept across Northern California earlier this year, arresting more than 150 undocumented immigrants, the Bay Area restaurant industry watched closely. Justin Phillips in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

Planes, plastics and wine: Trump’s trade war could hit Democrats where it hurts -- Blue states such as Washington and California, cradles of aerospace and wine production, stand to lose access to one of the world’s fastest-growing markets if the trade war between the United States and China escalates, said economist Mark Muro, who co-authored the report. Danielle Paquette in the Washington Post$ -- 4/11/18

Chinese investment in U.S. plunged last year, even before Trump threatened tariffs -- The signs of a pullback in Chinese investment in Los Angeles and elsewhere have been abundant over the last year. Beijing-based Dalian Wanda Group was poised to build a $1.2-billion luxury condominium and hotel complex near Beverly Hills, only to turn around and put the project back on the market. Jim Puzzanghera in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

Facebook fiasco: Feinstein focuses on politics, Kamala Harris on users -- California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris highlighted very different worries Tuesday when they had their chance to question Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a televised Senate hearing that ran for nearly five hours. John Wildermuth in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

Mark Zuckerberg struggles to put his best Facebook forward during a day in the hot seat -- During a five-hour-long livestreamed congressional hearing, senators from both sides of the aisle appeared united in the sport of grilling the T-shirt-loving millennial billionaire who fooled exactly no one by wearing a stiff suit and tie that instead wore him. Lorraine Ali in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

More questions confront Facebook after Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday apologized for the improper collection of up to 87 million Facebook users’ data in his first-ever testimony in front of Congress. While the testimony provided some answers, it also revealed more troubling questions. Seung Lee in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 4/11/18

Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Skeptical Lawmakers Wary of Facebook’s Power -- Outside the Capitol Building on Tuesday sat dozens of cardboard cutouts depicting Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, wearing a characteristic T-shirt emblazoned with the message “Fix Fakebook.” Inside, clad in a navy suit and bright blue tie, Mr. Zuckerberg appeared before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees as he really is: the billionaire leader of one of the world’s most powerful commercial and civic enterprises. Kevin Roose and Cecilia Kang in the New York Times$ -- 4/11/18

D.C. trip pays off: $2.8 billion haul for Zuckerberg from five-hour hearing -- With the eyes of Silicon Valley, Washington and Wall Street focused on him, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday successfully stood up to sometimes tricky questions from senators on topics from privacy scandals to foreign election interference to the tech industry’s political leanings. Benny Evangelista in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

Supervisors agree to negotiate sale of Coliseum complex to Oakland -- Alameda County supervisors, hoping to keep the A’s in Oakland, agreed Tuesday to negotiate the sale of their share of the Coliseum complex to the city of Oakland. Michael Cabanatuan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

L.A. lawmakers back new regulations on Airbnb and similar rentals -- Los Angeles lawmakers tentatively backed new rules Tuesday that would bar Angelenos from renting out a house or apartment to night-to-night guests if it is not their primary residence, a rule meant to prevent homes from being turned into "de facto hotels." Emily Alpert Reyes in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

The resistance will be merchandised -- In an era of protest, in a hashtag decade, it can seem like our cities are engulfed in a forest of propaganda. “Nevertheless, She Persisted.” “Make America Great Again.” “Black Lives Matter.” “God Bless Our Troops.” Jonathan Kauffman in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18

California state workers would get paid twice a month if this bill passes -- A Republican lawmaker wants to help California state workers balance their checkbooks without actually giving them a raise. Adam Ashton in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/11/18

Pender: Michael Lewis: idea that bitcoin will replace currency is ‘insane’ -- Author Michael Lewis has no idea where the next “big short” is coming from but says it won’t come from the banking system. Kathleen Pender in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18


Bay Area’s transit agencies looking at fare cuts for low-income residents -- In an effort to make public transportation fares more affordable to the Bay Area’s least affluent residents, four of the region’s largest transit agencies and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are proposing a 20 percent discount to low-income riders. Michael Cabanatuan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/11/18


Protesters fight against homeless moving to Irvine: 'We will decide who comes into the city -- They wanted to make an impact by filling up the City Council chambers Tuesday to fight against the homeless moving to Irvine, but officials turned most of the crowd away at an unexpectedly short meeting. Anh Do in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

Mayors of California’s 10 biggest cities – including Anaheim and Santa Ana – to ask state for $1.5 billion for homeless issues -- As Orange County elected officials struggle to house the homeless locally, mayors from the county’s two biggest cities are scheduled to lobby legislators for funding to help address the issue. Alicia Robinson in the Orange County Register -- 4/11/18


School board approves a new formula for funding high-need schools -- L.A. schools will soon get more money if they are located in neighborhoods with such problems as high levels of gun violence and asthma. Sonali Kohli in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

Six years after the state came in to save Inglewood Unified, the district faces a budget crisis, buildings in disrepair and lack of steady leadership -- When Eugenio Villa agreed to return to the Inglewood schools for a second tour last summer, he knew the district remained one of California's most troubled. Anna M. Phillips in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

Illuminating science for blind students, with help from latest tech devices – An explosion of new technology has made it much easier for blind students to study science the way some educators say it’s best learned: by doing hands-on projects, not listening to someone else talk about it. Carolyn Jones EdSource. -- 4/11/18


UC San Diego Doctor Uses Cannabis To Treat Pain -- In recent research from UC San Diego’s Center for Medical Cannabis Research, doctors say they are finding cannabis useful in treating chronic pain and weaning people off of opioids. But they are running into barriers when it comes to advancing that research. Jade Hindmon KPBS -- 4/11/18

Forget the Emerald Triangle. The Central Coast is becoming California's weed hotspot -- To view the revolution taking place in California's commercial cannabis industry, head to the Central Coast. Brad Branan and Monica Vaughn in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/11/18


Teens Think It’s Cool to Juul -- Smokin’ in the boys’ room — or girls’ room — used to be the summit of juvenile mischief. Not to mention the launch of lifelong nicotine addictions for entire generations. But that’s so old school. These days, teens think it’s cool to juul. Angela Hill in the East Bay Express -- 4/11/18


In Napa, Watershed and Woodlands Initiative Clashes With Wineries -- After years of trying to save the oak trees he loves in Napa County, California, Jim Wilson may be about to realize his dream. He’s part of the team behind Napa’s Measure C, an initiative on the June ballot with the twin goals of preserving oak woodlands and protecting water. Robin Meadows KQED -- 4/11/18

70 Percent of Fruit and Vegetables in the US Has Pesticide Residue -- Even after being carefully washed or peeled, nearly 70 percent of fruit and vegetables sold in the U.S. contained pesticide residues, according to an independent review of recent tests conducted by the Department of Agriculture. Amel Ahmed KQED -- 4/11/18

Also . . . 

Police Commission clears LAPD officers who fatally shot a man who had a toy gun -- Ten months after a man who had a toy gun was shot by Los Angeles police, then run over by an uncontrolled patrol car, police commissioners determined Tuesday that the officers were justified in using deadly force. Kate Mather in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

Man ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million to ex-girlfriend in L.A. 'revenge porn' case -- A man has been ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million to an ex-girlfriend who accused him of spreading intimate photos of her online and soliciting sex from strangers on her behalf, a judgment her attorney says is one of the largest in a non-celebrity "revenge porn" case. Alene Tchekmedyian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/11/18

San Diego Trash Cleanup Hits 500-Ton Milestone -- San Diego city workers, dressed in hazmat suits and armed with rakes and trash bags, have spent the past seven months clearing away trash and debris from river beds, streets and alleyways as part of the Clean SD initiative. Susan Murphy KPBS -- 4/11/18

POTUS 45  

Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December -- In early December, President Trump, furious over news reports about a new round of subpoenas from the office of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, told advisers in no uncertain terms that Mr. Mueller’s investigation had to be shut down. Maggie Haberman and Michael S. Schmidt in the New York Times$ -- 4/11/18

Raids on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women -- The F.B.I. agents who raided the office of President Trump’s personal lawyer on Monday were looking for records about payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump as well as information related to the role of the publisher of The National Enquirer in silencing one of the women, according to several people briefed on the investigation. Michael D. Shear, Matt Apuzzo and Sharon LaFraniere in the New York Times$ Ashley Parker, Devlin Barrett, Carol D. Leonnig and Matt Zapotosky in the Washington Post$ -- 4/11/18

Dana Boente, former top Justice Department official now at FBI, has been interviewed by Mueller and turned over notes -- The interview is significant because it shows how special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is exploring whether the president obstructed justice and keying in on conversations President Trump had with his former FBI director, James B. Comey. Matt Zapotosky in the Washington Post$ -- 4/11/18

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Discusses President Trump's National Guard Border Deployment -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has the legal right to reject President Donald Trump’s request to deploy California National Guard troops to the Mexican border. But there are reasons for rown to consider approving it, despite Trump’s deep unpopularity in the state. Capital Public Radio -- 4/11/18


-- Tuesday Updates 

Southern California water agency votes to fund construction of two delta tunnels -- Southern California's biggest water agency voted Tuesday to shoulder most of the cost of replumbing the troubled center of the state's vast waterworks, committing nearly $11 billion to the construction of two massive water tunnels. Bettina Boxall in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/10/18

California Air Resources Board sues Trump administration over repeal of anti-pollution rule -- California’s clean-air board and its attorney general have sued the Trump administration to challenge as illegal the repeal of a policy that requires major sources of air pollutants, including oil refineries, to permanently take action to reduce their emissions, officials announced Tuesday. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/10/18

Delaine Eastin calls on rivals in California governor's race to pledge pay equity and gender parity in hiring -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Delaine Eastin marked Pay Equity Day on Tuesday by challenging her rivals in the race to pledge to hire equal numbers of men and women in their staffs and to pay them equally if elected. Seema Mehta in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/10/18

Burning Man founder Larry Harvey hospitalized after massive stroke -- Burning Man founder Larry Harvey was hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke on April 4 and remains in critical condition. A statement posted on the Burning Man website on Tuesday says Harvey's "prognosis is unknown at this time." Amy Graff in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/10/18

State attorney general, environmental group to appeal decision on Trump's border wall -- A ruling by a San Diego federal judge allowing construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall to go ahead will be appealed by two entities that opposed it, including the state Attorney General. Greg Moran in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/10/18

Weinstein sexual assault prosecution would be 'the case of the century' — so stakes high for DA -- The L.A. district attorney's office announced this week it would not bring sexual assault charges against director James Toback, but it continues to consider what to do about Harvey Weinstein and the sexual assault allegations against him. Richard Winton in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/10/18

California not meeting revenue projections for commercial cannabis, analyst says -- In the first two months of cannabis legalization, consumers bought an estimated $339 million worth of marijuana products from retailers in California, 50 percent less than state projections, according to a leading analytics firm. Brad Branan in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/10/18

Wiener scales back bill that would allow taller housing near public transit -- State Sen. Scott Wiener scaled back a controversial housing proposal that would strip local governments of their ability to block construction of taller and denser apartment and condominium buildings near public transit stops. Melody Gutierrez in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Liam Dillon in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/10/18

Delaine Eastin tries to gain momentum in the California governor's race, one voter at a time -- Delaine Eastin was a sophomore in high school when a drama teacher urged her to try out for a part in "The Man Who Came to Dinner." She hesitated until he told her: "This is a metaphor for your whole life. If you never try out, you will never get the part." Seema Mehta in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/10/18

Man pleads not guilty to threatening women in Rep. Jackie Speier’s office -- Ronald Joseph Lafaye, 52, was arraigned Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court on charges of criminal threats, threatening a public officer and annoying telephone calls. He allegedly left 12 threatening voice mails on the office phone for the House rep. Jenna Lyons in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/10/18

Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Sen. Dianne Feinstein for reelection -- The two San Francisco natives have developed a close relationship in the decades since Brown’s father, former Gov. Pat Brown, appointed Feinstein to the California Women’s Board of Terms and Parole. Feinstein officiated at Brown’s 2005 wedding and he has helped her raise cash in the past. Sarah D. Wire in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/10/18

As complaints roll in, San Francisco considers action over wave of motorized scooters -- San Francisco, whose sidewalks and streets have seen just about everything, were invaded by something new at the tail end of March — hundreds of motorized stand-up scooters meant to be shared for short rides. Michael Cabanatuan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/10/18

Stephon Clark-inspired use of force bill 'dumbfounded' police chiefs, they say -- California police leaders on Monday sharply criticized lawmakers for blindsiding them last week with a proposal to change the circumstances under which officers can legally kill a suspect. Alexei Koseff in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 4/10/18

The surest path to a green card may be an investor visa — at least for anybody with $500,000 to spare -- Fresh out of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a degree in applied information management systems, Ishaan Khanna landed an internship at Ticketmaster.com. Ann M. Simmons in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/10/18

San Francisco City College’s plan for free summer classes shot down by mayor’s office -- As students begin signing up this week for the summer semester at City College of San Francisco, school officials have a sober message for them: They’ll have to pay for classes. Nanette Asimov in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 4/10/18

Fox: The March of the Price Fixers -- California is an expensive place to live so many activists inside and outside government want the government to do something about it. Enter the price fixers. The newest price control effort is on health care in California but that occurs at the same time of an on-going attempt to establish rules for broader rent control. Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 4/10/18

Abcarian: She challenged fire-walking guru Tony Robbins over his sexist take on #MeToo. He apologized, but not to her -- Last month in a jam-packed San Jose arena, fire-walking guru Tony Robbins dismissed the #MeToo movement with an anecdote he should have been ashamed to share. Robin Abcarian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 4/10/18

War crimes court-martial starts for SEALs; Navy's top attorney accused of unlawful command influence -- The Navy’s top attorney might have scuttled a war crimes case against three SEALs by unlawfully meddling behind the scenes to bring charges against them. Carl Prine in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 4/10/18

Day after Bolton takes over, homeland security aide is out -- President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert resigned Tuesday in the latest White House shakeup. Associated Press -- 4/10/18