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Brown proposes funding for investigators to crack down on California's illicit marijuana market -- Gov. Jerry Brown proposed Friday to create five teams in the state attorney general’s office to investigate California’s black market for marijuana after firms that received state licenses complained they are being undercut by the illicit growers and sellers. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

Jerry Brown tells lawmakers to bank added billions: ‘Let’s not blow it now’ -- Gov. Jerry Brown released his revised budget proposal for next year Friday, calling for fiscal restraint despite an unanticipated revenue increase of nearly $9 billion. Melody Gutierrez in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Katy Murphy, John Woolfolk in the San Jose Mercury$ John Myers, Liam Dillon in the Los Angeles Times$ Adam Ashton in the Sacramento Bee$ Jonathan J. Cooper Associated Press -- 5/11/18

Gov. Jerry Brown offers part of a historic budget bonanza to help ease California's homelessness crisis -- Even in the wake of previous tax windfalls, Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement on Friday was breathtaking: The state has collected an unexpected $8 billion in tax revenue in recent months, even more additional cash than reported in January. Liam Dillon, John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

K-12 and higher ed to get slightly more in Gov. Brown's revised state budget -- State revenues have continued to flow, raising Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget for 2018-19 by $3 billion more than he projected in January, according to the revised state budget Brown released on Friday. But little of the additional revenue will go to K-12 schools and community colleges, because of quirks in the formula that determines K-14 spending. John Fensterwald Edsource -- 5/11/18

California starts slow on seizing unstable people’s guns, but that could change -- The young man had posted his revenge fantasies online, writing about how he wanted to shoot classmates at his community college. The 21-year-old had recently bought a gun, his brother told police. Melody Gutierrez in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Fearing another top-two lockout, Democrats give Rohrabacher challenger a boost -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is picking a horse in the race to unseat Rep. Dana Rohrabacher amid Democratic fears the party is in grave danger of being locked out of another crucial House battle in California. Christine Mai-Duc in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

Sacramento councilman rescinds D.A. endorsement as Stephon Clark activists call for change -- In the weeks following the police shooting of Stephon Clark, several people testifying at Sacramento City Council meetings have urged council members to drop their support of District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert. Ryan Lillis in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 5/11/18

Can an uneasy truce hold off another water rebellion on California's northern border? -- The last time water was this scarce in the Klamath Basin, a rugged agricultural area straddling the California-Oregon border, farmers clashed with U.S. marshals and opened locked canal gates with blowtorches so they could irrigate. Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 5/11/18

He cycled between the streets and ER four times since February. Is this program the answer? -- David Anthony Cook was still wearing his UC Davis Medical Center hospital bracelet when a Lyft car dropped him off at a Volunteers of America office last month. Cynthia Hubert in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 5/11/18

Taylor: Homeless man in Oakland lives in a box while waiting to move in to a shed -- The rats scavenging for food drive Marcus Emery crazy at night. Their skinny tails thump the walls as he tries to sleep. It’s a harsher sound than a leaky faucet dripping through the night, he said. People can’t keep food in the tents they’ve set up on Northgate Avenue. Otis R. Taylor Jr. in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Hot on the trail of the ‘bots’ -- There is a move in the Capitol to force social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook to identify “bots,” those robot-like, automated accounts that move through the internet and interact with real people — and each other. Dylan Svoboda Capitol Weekly -- 5/11/18

Abcarian: The education of Bertha Perez: How a UC Merced custodian's disenchantment led to a political awakening -- It's the third day of a three-day strike, and UC Merced custodian Bertha Perez is taking a break from a picket line at the university's unremarkable entrance, an intersection with stop lights. Robin Abcarian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

In quiet Goleta, where Golden State Killer's bloody path turned south, prosecutors say they finally have their man -- The San Jose Creek snakes its way down from the Santa Ynez Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, cutting through sleepy seaside neighborhoods. Ranch-style homes sit along the creek's heavy brush and trees, among playgrounds and open space. The serene setting was ideal for the Golden State Killer. Joseph Serna, Ruben Vives, Alene Tchekmedyian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

Facebook expands in San Francisco, will lease space at Park Tower -- Facebook is expected to sign a lease at the 43-story Park Tower at 250 Howard St., greatly expanding its San Francisco real estate, according to a person familiar with the deal. J.K. Dineen and Wendy Lee in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Wells Fargo will need a formal vote from the Federal Reserve before growth restrictions are lifted -- Wells Fargo & Co. will have to receive formal approval in a vote taken by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors before its growth restriction is lifted, Fed Chairman Jerome H. Powell has decided — a move that could cut into the bank's profits. Jim Puzzanghera in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

In the convention center arms race, Los Angeles plans to go big to take on Las Vegas and others -- In the arms race among the nation's largest convention centers, Las Vegas has unveiled its biggest weapon yet: a plan to make its already giant facility, well, humongous. Hugo Martin in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

Jeffe & Jeffee: George Deukmejian: The Anti-Trump -- The passing of former Governor George Deukmejian is a reminder of how much has changed in our political environment, particularly on the GOP side of the aisle. In virtually every way, Governor Deukmejian was the opposite of Donald Trump. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe & Doug Jeffe Fox & Hounds -- 5/11/18


California Policy & Politics This Morning

As Californians shed their political party labels, independent voters are close to outnumbering Republicans -- California Republicans, who haven't won a statewide election in 12 years and are fighting a pitched battle for the political ground they now hold in the state's congressional delegation, found themselves facing a new dilemma Thursday. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ Kathleen Ronayne Associated Press-- 5/11/18

Where Are Big GOP Donors Giving in Governor's Race? To Democrats -- With less than a month to go until California's top-two primary sends two gubernatorial candidates to the general election, Republicans face an imminent challenge: coalesce behind one candidate or risk a split vote that could allow two Democrats to advance to November's ballot. Guy Marzorati KQED -- 5/11/18

GOP Fears It Will Be Shut Out of California Governor's Race -- It's rare that a candidate for public office would be happy to come in second. But that is the case in the governor's race in California. Ina Jaffe KQED -- 5/11/18

Gov. Jerry Brown warns that delta tunnels project could be jeopardized if momentum is not maintained -- Gov. Jerry Brown warned local water agency officials throughout California on Thursday that unless the delta tunnels project gets needed state and federal permits soon and continues advancing, the major infrastructure project may not happen in their lifetime. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

Governor Brown To Release Updated California Budget Proposal -- California Gov. Jerry Brown will release his revised budget proposal Friday morning, with state revenues pouring into coffers billions of dollars above projections. That sets up a debate over what to do with all that extra money. Ben Adler Capital Public Radio Adam Ashton in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 5/11/18

State Capitol Staffers Urged to Fill Out Sexual Harassment Survey -- The leaders of the California Assembly and Senate are encouraging legislative staff to complete a "workplace climate survey." In a memo obtained by KQED, Senate Leader Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon say the purpose of the survey is to gather data about the workplace culture in the Capitol, specifically related to sexual harassment. Katie Orr KQED -- 5/11/18

San Francisco subway stalled after contractor lays down wrong track, city says -- The opening of Muni’s Central Subway from Caltrain to Chinatown is already a year behind schedule, but it could be pushed into 2020 after the discovery that a contractor installed 3.2 miles of the wrong grade of rail. Michael Cabanatuan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Automakers Seek to Use Trump Summit to Avert War With California -- American automakers may be on a mission impossible when they visit the White House on Friday. They want to persuade President Donald Trump to cooperate with Jerry Brown, the Democratic governor of California, who invoked biblical references when calling the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back auto efficiency regulations “profoundly dangerous.” Ryan Beene and John Lippert Bloomberg -- 5/11/18

Hard-fought attorney general’s race highlights down-ballot California contests -- An attorney general’s race featuring a pair of well-known and well-heeled Democrats and two GOP longshots heads the list of down-ballot contests in the June 5 California primary. John Wildermuth in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Jane Kim, Mark Leno team up against London Breed in San Francisco mayor’s race -- San Francisco mayoral candidates Jane Kim and Mark Leno intensified their “anyone but London Breed” campaign Thursday, promoting an ad paid for by both campaigns that urges voters to list them as their first two picks on the June 5 ranked-choice ballot. Dominic Fracassa in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Political Breakdown: The Sacrifice Question and a Look Inside The Press Office with Gil Duran -- Democratic political operative Gil Duran talks about growing up in Kentucky, meeting Jerry Brown while working as a janitor, Mayor Jerry vs. Governor Jerry, and the most disciplined politician he's worked for. Scott Shafer, Marisa Lagos, Guy Marzorati KQED -- 5/11/18

A 911 call in Rialto fuels a national discussion on racial bias and police involvement -- Three Airbnb guests were departing the house they had rented in a residential neighborhood of Rialto when they spotted a woman looking at them. Kelly Fyffe-Marshall had a feeling the woman was going to call the police. She even joked about it to her friends after they dragged their suitcases to the car. Moments later, six police cars surrounded their vehicle. Melissa Etehad in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

Santa Barbara DA charges suspected Golden State Killer with four more murders -- Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the Bay Area and communities across California in the 1970s and ’80s, will face four additional first-degree murder charges, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley said Thursday. Annie Ma in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

'Biggest trial in California history' needs warrants sealed for East Area Rapist suspect, lawyer says -- With the East Area Rapist suspect due back in court in Sacramento Monday, lawyers for Joseph James DeAngelo are urging the judge to keep arrest and search warrant documents sealed from public view to protect his right to a fair trial. Sam Stanton in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 5/11/18

Report: Tesla battery reignited days after fiery crash in Mountain View -- Six days after a fiery crash on Highway 101 involving a Tesla Model X took the life of a 38-year-old San Mateo man, the car’s high-voltage lithium-ion battery re-ignited while sitting in a tow yard, according to the Mountain View Fire Department. Mark Gomez in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 5/11/18

New California rule bans lawyers from having sex with clients -- It’s now a violation of legal ethics in California for a lawyer to have sex with a client, unless their intimate relationship preceded their professional relationship. The state Supreme Court approved the new rule Thursday, bringing California in line with American Bar Association standards already in effect in most other states. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Annie Sciacca in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 5/11/18

Goodwill settles sex harassment suit with disabled female workers for $850K -- Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay and its nonprofit affiliate, Calidad Industries, will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. Sophie Haigney in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

PolitifactCA: Gavin Newsom's Half True claim on reducing San Francisco’s homeless ‘street population’ -- Candidate for California governor Gavin Newsom recently claimed San Francisco dramatically shrunk its homeless street population, implying the change took place under his leadership. Chris Nichols PolitifactCA -- 5/11/18

Get to know California's candidates for governor -- The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board interviewed the seven candidates for about an hour each. Here are those interviews, lightly edited. The two top vote-getters in the June 5 primary will advance to a runoff election in November. The item is in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 5/11/18

City offers manager nearly $300,000 to resign. She took it -- Elk Grove's longtime City Manager Laura S. Gill has been asked to step aside, but she received a generous parting gift. Diana Lambert in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 5/11/18

Economy, Employers, Jobs, Unions, Pensions  

Net neutrality rules have an official end date -- The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules will take effect in a month, it announced Thursday. The net neutrality regulations, established in 2015, are meant to ensure all internet traffic is treated equally. They prohibit internet service providers from creating slow and fast lanes online, and from engaging in preferential treatment of some content over others. Levi Sumagaysay in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 5/11/18

Bay Area cost of living spikes in 2018 -- After a decade of tame increases, inflation now appears to be stuck above 3 percent a year, a new consumer price index released by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. Gasoline prices and the cost of renting a residence were major drivers of the jump in consumer prices in the Bay Area. George Avalos in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

How California regained title of world’s 5th largest economy -- This isn’t just about a mythical scorecard showing the huge scope of the state’s economy. The turnabout in the business climate — by no means perfect, but a reversal that stunned by doubters — has created job opportunities, boosted salaries, overheated real estate markets and lifted numerous Californians out of poverty. Jonathan Lansner in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 5/11/18

Elon Musk's first underground L.A. tunnel could be ready to ride in a few months -- Angelenos may be able to hitch a ride through town on Elon Musk's first underground tunnel in just a few months. The entrepreneur offered a glimpse Thursday night of what riders can expect when his proposal to help unsnarl the city's traffic problems becomes a reality. Alene Tchekmedyian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

UC hospitals resume normal operations as three-day strike ends -- UC San Diego hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla returned to their normal operating schedules Thursday, removing the emergency bypass orders that had sent ambulances to other facilities since 1 p.m. Friday. Paul Sisson in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 5/11/18

San Diego tourism hits record levels this year -- Coming off a record year for visitation, San Diego County welcomed 7.6 million tourists during the first three months of this year, reaching a new quarterly high. Lori Weisberg in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 5/11/18

Embattled Wells Fargo likely to operate under Fed-imposed growth cap into next year, CEO says -- Wells Fargo & Co.'s stiff penalty from the Federal Reserve over its unauthorized accounts scandal and other consumer abuses will continue into next year, the bank's chief executive told investors Thursday. James Rufus Koren in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

San Diego's winning drone bid: A look at the city's ambitious plans -- Over the next three years, San Diego’s government and research agencies, with the help of leading technology companies, aim to develop ground-breaking uses for commercial drones and best practices that the rest of the country can benefit from. Jennifer Van Grove in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 5/11/18

Taxes, Fees, Rates, Tolls, Bonds 

Will California Voters Blame High Gas Prices on Democrats or on Trump? -- In most of the country, the likelihood that the president’s new fight with Iran will boost gas prices just as voters start thinking about the November midterm elections is some additional grief already embattled Republican candidates could really do without. Ed Kilgore New York Magazine -- 5/11/18


Gov. Brown orders major offensive against wildfire threat -- Gov. Jerry Brown, alarmed by reports that climate change is dramatically increasing fire risk, on Thursday ordered an all-out attack by scientists, land managers, industry and the public on the dangerous conditions that helped spread last year’s devastating wildfires. Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Cleanup all but done on wreckage left by Wine Country wildfires -- About 2.2 million tons of debris have been trucked away in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties, officials announced Thursday. In all, 99 percent of ruined lots have been cleared, and crews are almost finished — almost. Lizzie Johnson in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Drones, mountain cameras, wildfire simulators - Orange County's latest tech for fighting fires -- Wildfires are getting more aggressive. The fire season is all year round. Orange County fire agencies have been showing some of the tech they're using to identify blazes earlier, predict their path and keep our houses safe. Adolfo Guzman-Lopez KPCC -- 5/11/18


Housing dollars drop as city funds homeless tents -- Millions of dollars again may be diverted from funds San Diego could use for permanent housing to pay for temporary shelters and other services for homeless people in the city. Gary Warth in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 5/11/18


Burbank airport about to get even easier than LAX with new Metrolink station -- Already preferred by many travelers over LAX, the Hollywood Burbank Airport is about to get even easier to reach with the opening of a new Metrolink station starting Monday. Meghan McCarty Carino KPCC -- 5/11/18


State audit finds colleges did not accurately disclose campus-area crimes -- A number of California colleges, public and private, are out of compliance with a federal law requiring disclosure of crimes at or near their campuses, the state auditor said Thursday. Nanette Asimov in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Job program for foreign graduates of U.S. colleges has quadrupled in size -- Almost 1.5 million foreign students have been allowed to stay and work in the United States after graduation as part of a work permit program that now is larger than the controversial H-1B program for highly skilled foreign workers, according to a new report. Ethan Baron in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

On California campaign trail, a push to strip school funding for undocumented students – It has been a quarter century since a Republican candidate for governor has argued that taxpayer funds should not be spent on educating undocumented children. Louis Freedberg EdSource -- 5/11/18

Immigration, Border, Deportation 

Speaker Paul Ryan eyes immigration bill before November elections -- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he wants a bipartisan immigration bill enacted before November congressional elections by addressing young illegal “Dreamer” immigrants as well as border security issues. Susan Cornwell, Richard Cowan Reuters -- 5/11/18

Homeland Security Secretary Defends Separating Families Who Cross Border Illegally -- Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the administration's "zero tolerance" policy that calls for separating families who cross the border illegally, saying the undocumented immigrants shouldn't get special treatment. Richard Gonzales and John Burnett NPR -- 5/11/18


County report of hepatitis A response finds room for improvement -- Closer coordination between county and city governments, better vaccine coverage for homeless and drug-using residents and more prompt use of volunteer nurses are among 21 recommendations included in a hepatitis A outbreak report released Thursday by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Paul Sisson in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 5/11/18


Volunteers, nonprofits reviving some California state parks -- Brandishing a pair of industrial-strength loppers longer than her arm, Elisa Rogalado plunges into a blackberry thicket lining the main road in Sonoma County’s Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Harriot Manley in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Sick pelicans mysteriously showing up in Southern California -- The number of sick and dying brown pelicans has surged for unknown reasons along the Southern California coast in the past week, a wildlife organization said Thursday. More than 25 pelicans have been brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center in the San Pedro district of Los Angeles, International Bird Rescue said. Associated Press -- 5/11/18

Also . . . 

Excessive force verdict in Skid Row killing leads to $1.9M settlement -- In the first case in which LAPD officers’ body cameras captured the fatal shooting of a suspect, a federal jury Thursday found two officers used excessive force in the 2015 killing of a homeless man on L.A.'s Skid Row. Lawyers for both sides then agreed on a settlement in which the city would pay the man's family $1.95 million, according to Dan Stormer, one of the family's attorneys. Frank Stoltze KPCC

LAPD officers are found liable in skid row shooting death of Charly 'Africa' Keunang -- A jury found two Los Angeles police officers liable in the fatal shooting of a homeless man in 2015 that set off days of protests and prompted fierce criticism of how police deal with skid row's mentally unstable population. Alene Tchekmedyian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

Bird's electric scooters continue to ruffle feathers -- Dockless electric scooters, which have flooded into San Diego in recent months, could soon be banned from the boardwalk in Mission Beach. City officials said Wednesday they are drafting an emergency ordinance aimed at restricting the motorized vehicles along the boardwalk from Crystal Pier south to the jetty. Joshua Emerson Smith in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 5/11/18

Oakland halts fire inspection program because of software change -- Oakland officials halted an inspection program that sends firefighters to multifamily apartments, restaurants and other commercial buildings to check for safety and fire hazards — because of a change in computer software. Kimberly Veklerov in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/11/18

Man Charged With Hacking Into and Defacing Military and Government Websites --A California man suspected of accessing and defacing numerous military, government and business websites, including that of West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center and the New York City Comptroller’s Office, was arrested Thursday on computer fraud charges. Maya Salam in the New York Times$ -- 5/11/18

POTUS 45  

Trump's reality-show handling of prisoner release belies hard diplomacy ahead with North Korea -- With bright lights illuminating the middle-of-the-night darkness on the tarmac and a gigantic U.S. flag as a backdrop, President Trump strode toward waiting cameras with three Americans newly freed from prison in North Korea. He gushed that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "really was excellent" to them. Noah Bierman, Tracy Wilkinson in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/11/18

Trump’s instinct in Korea crisis and elsewhere is ‘go big’ -- Drawn to big moments and bigger headlines, Trump views the North Korea summit as a legacy-maker for him, believing that the combustible combination of his bombast and charm already has led to warmer relations between North and South. Catherine Lucey, Jonathan Lemire and Ken Thomas Associated Press -- 5/11/18

Cohen’s $600,000 deal with AT&T specified he would advise on Time Warner merger, internal company records show -- Three days after President Trump was sworn into office, the telecom giant AT&T turned to his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for help on a wide portfolio of issues pending before the federal government — including the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Rosalind S. Helderman, Brian Fung and Tom Hamburger in the Washington Post$ -- 5/11/18

Giuliani’s Law Firm Undercuts His Statements as They Part Ways -- President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, abruptly resigned from his law firm, which then promptly undercut his recent statements defending the president. Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman in the New York Times$ -- 5/11/18


Release of Thousands of Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Shows How Propaganda Sharpened -- Only a subset of the ads explicitly mentioned the election, and those that did largely attacked Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or raised doubts about the federal government. On Election Day, for example, an ad posted by a Russian-backed page named “Williams&Kalvin” urged black voters to boycott the election. Deepa Seetharaman, Georgia Wells and Byron Tau in the Wall Street Journal$ -- 5/11/18

These are the most popular stealth Russian Facebook ads from each month -- Notice, though, that none of the most popular ads are specifically political, talking about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Instead, they’re broadly political, meant, it seems, to encourage association with divisive issues in U.S. politics. Philip Bump in the Washington Post$ -- 5/11/18


-- Thursday Updates 

Gov. Brown pitches nearly $100 million in spending to prevent wildfires -- Brown made the announcement in an executive order issued Thursday. Among other changes, the state will double the land currently managed for vegetation thinning, controlled burns and reforestation from 250,000 acres to 500,000 acres, boost education programs for landowners on forest fires and expand grants to improve watersheds. Liam Dillon in the Los Angeles Times Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 5/10/18

Both California senators will oppose Gina Haspel for CIA director -- Both of California’s U.S. senators will vote against Gina Haspel to lead the CIA, and her confirmation in the full Senate appears increasingly shaky. Chris Megerian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/10/18

California's Republican voter ranks sink to almost even with independents -- California’s electorate stands at 18.8 million voters — larger than the combined voter rolls from 2016 of almost two dozen U.S. states, according to a report issued on Thursday. At the same time, the percentage of registered Republicans in the state fell to a new low, with the number now almost equal in size to the voters unaffiliated with any political party. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/10/18

Rebelling against California’s ‘sanctuary’ law—from inside California -- The political whirlwind raging around California’s “sanctuary” laws isn’t doing much damage to the laws themselves, according to many state legal experts. In fact, the brunt of any legal damage may be felt most by the small city that started the rebellion. David Gorn Calmatters -- 5/10/18

Tons of nuclear waste sitting near Sacramento finally might move -- A breakthrough in Congress Thursday improves the chances that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) will finally be able remove the spent uranium fuel stored at the decommissioned Rancho Seco nuclear power plant since 1989. Emily Cadei in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 5/10/18

Republican John Cox regrets not voting for Donald Trump -- The moment underscores the intraparty fight between Cox and his Republican rival from Orange County, Assemblyman Travis Allen. Both are trying to lure voters from one another to be competitive for a second place slot in the November general election, behind frontrunner Gavin Newsom. Angela Hart in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 5/10/18

One deal done, labor challenges remain for L.A. Unified -- It’s been a busy week for L.A. school unions. Howard Blume in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/10/18

A gang member allegedly killed a cop nine days after he got out of jail. Are California's justice reforms to blame? -- In the heated debate over California's efforts to slash its prison population, the case of Michael Christopher Mejia has become a political rallying cry. Abbie Vansickle and Richard Winton in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/10/18

Timeline: An L.A.-area gang member's months of rule-breaking before a cop killing -- After Michael Christopher Mejia was charged last year with shooting two Whittier police officers, many in law enforcement were quick to blame California’s efforts to slash its prison population for failing to keep an admitted gang member like Mejia off the streets. Richard Winton and Abbie Vansickle in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/10/18

Children’s Hospital Oakland doctors revolt against UCSF partnership -- Doctors in Oakland are revolting against the much-hyped partnership that combined UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Oakland, saying the four-year-old deal is turning the world-renowned East Bay hospital into a second-class facility to its San Francisco sibling. Matthias Gafni in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 5/10/18

Sacramento Officials Want More Community Policing, But Some Argue Communities Of Color Can’t Trust Law Enforcement -- Evin Johnson works with victims of gun violence in Sacramento. He also survived a gunshot wound — not by police — and says the thought of having more cops patrolling the streets of Sacramento’s communities of color makes his toes curl. Ezra David Romero Capital Public Radio -- 5/10/18

Golden State Killer suspect may be linked to earlier Cordova cat burglar attacks -- At night after residents in the Rancho Cordova neighborhood of Sacramento had gone to bed, he would open the kitchen or sliding glass door and quietly strike. Richard Winton and Benjamin Oreskes in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/10/18

Fox: The Best Argument to Support Prop 70 Won’t be Made -- Here’s something that the California Democratic Party and California Republican Party agree on—they oppose Proposition 70 on the June ballot. Prop 70 was part of the compromise engineered by Gov. Jerry Brown and then Republican assembly leader Chad Mayes to extend the cap-and-trade law to 2030. Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 5/10/18

Millennials fare the worst in Bay Area housing crunch, study shows -- Avocado-toast-munching, Netflix-binge-watching millennials make up nearly a quarter of the Bay Area’s population, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at Realtor Kevin Swartz’s open houses. That’s probably because the homes Swartz shows in west San Jose and Sunnyvale generally start at $1.7 million. Marisa Kendall in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 5/10/18

Santa Clara County bans gun shows at fairgrounds -- The Santa Clara County board of supervisors effectively banned gun shows Tuesday at the fairgrounds where they have been fixtures for generations of hunters and sportsmen looking to check out the latest in firearms. John Woolfolk in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 5/10/18

Canadian newsprint tariffs start to take a toll on U.S. newspaper industry -- Little noticed amid the trade war discussion, tariffs levied by the Trump administration on the Canadian paper used to make newsprint are starting to take a toll on U.S. newspapers and printers. Samantha Masunaga in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/10/18

Fatal Tesla crash that killed two teens prompts another NTSB investigation -- Federal investigators have opened their fourth active investigation involving a Tesla vehicle after two teenagers were killed in a fiery crash of a Model S in Florida on Tuesday. Levi Sumagaysay in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 5/10/18

Video of an arrest in Vista sparks anger at sheriff's department -- The videotaped arrest this week of two men at a domestic-violence call prompted swift condemnation from family members and community leaders Wednesday, as San Diego sheriff's officials launched an investigation. Jeff Mcdonald in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 5/10/18

Pelosi Plans to Revisit Trump Tax Cuts If She Becomes Speaker -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that if Democrats take control of the House in November and she’s elected as their leader, she will seek to revise the GOP’s tax cut bill to reverse its estimated $1.9 trillion increase to federal budget deficits. Erik Wasson Bloomberg -- 5/10/18

People, power costs keep indoor farming down to Earth -- There’s a budding industry that’s trying to solve the problem of the limp lettuce and tasteless tomatoes in America’s supermarkets. It’s full of technologists who grow crops in buildings instead of outdoors, short-cutting the need to prematurely harvest produce for a bumpy ride often thousands of miles to consumers in colder climes. Ryan Nakashima Associated Press -- 5/10/18

The Millennium Falcon landed on Hollywood Boulevard just in time for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ premiere -- If Los Angeles traffic was even more of a nightmare for you today, it might be because the Millennium Falcon is parked on Hollywood Boulevard. Angela Ratzlaff in the Riverside Press Enterprise$ -- 5/10/18