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84 East Sacramento protesters arrested Monday night won’t be charged, DA’s office says -- Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced Friday that charges will not be filed against the 84 people arrested Monday night during an East Sacramento protest following her decision to not file charges against the police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark. Molly Sullivan in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/8/19

Oroville Dam: Trump administration denies California repair funds -- The Trump Administration has informed California that it will not reimburse the state for the majority of repair costs that state officials have requested to help pay for repairs at Oroville Dam, after a disaster there two years ago. Paul Rogers in the San Jose Mercury$ Dale Kasler in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/8/19

Pentagon may tap military pay, pensions for border wall -- The Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pension accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall, a top Senate Democrat said Thursday. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told The Associated Press, “It’s coming out of military pay and pensions. $1 billion. That’s the plan.” Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press -- 3/8/19

El Monte district ordered to pay $2 million for its role in teacher’s abuse of student -- El Monte school officials had warning signs that Richard Paul Daniels was having inappropriate interactions with the girls in his high school classes — he even had a conviction for it — but they failed to take decisive action that would have prevented him from having sex with a student in 2015. Howard Blume in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/8/19

California raised taxes to pay doctors for the poor—and is still waiting for them -- It’s been two years since Californians voted to raise tobacco taxes so the state could pay doctors and dentists more when they treat low-income patients. But it’s unclear if the money is achieving a related purpose: getting more medical providers to accept the government’s health plan for the poor. Elizabeth Aguilera Calmatters -- 3/8/19

Fremont family upset that Kaiser let robot deliver bad news -- It’s never easy to hear bad news about a family member in the hospital. For the family of Ernest Quintana, hearing it from a robot that rolled into his room made it worse. John Woolfolk in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/8/19

A growing wave of older people is ending up on our streets. -- Aging onto the street -- Nearly half of older homeless people fell into trouble after age 50, new research shows. Meet three people who worked hard in life but fell through a tattered safety net. Kevin Fagan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19

Santa Anita hopes to resume horse racing around March 22 -- As horses returned to the training track Friday morning, Santa Anita officials said they were hoping to resume racing around March 22 if the courses are deemed safe after testing. John Cherwa in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/8/19

Study finds 19% of community college students in California are homeless -- Nineteen percent of students attending California’s community college system have experienced homelessness in the last year, while 60 percent have experienced recent housing insecurity and 50 percent have struggled with food insecurity, according to a report. Deepa Bharath in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/8/19

Costa Mesa set to spend $6.9 million on location for a homeless shelter -- Costa Mesa plans to spend nearly $7 million to buy a warehouse near John Wayne Airport to use as a homeless shelter. In the meantime, the city expects to open a temporary shelter within a month at the Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene to offer a nightly place for up to 50 people to stay. Heather McRea in the Orange County Register -- 3/8/19

Councilman Ward pushes to reopen Neil Good Day Center showers -- San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward said he would like the city to repair and reopen showers for homeless people to use at the Neil Good Day Center, which he said could be expanded to operate 24 hours a day. Gary Warth in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 3/8/19

Bay Area powers to robust gains in January, fueled by Santa Clara County hiring surge -- Employers in the Bay Area added 10,900 jobs during January, and the region now has a record 4.04 million payroll jobs, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the state’s Employment Development Department. George Avalos in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/8/19

San Diego County unemployment rose in January -- Increasing unemployment was attributed to a loss of retail jobs, nearly 9,000, after the holiday season. Hospitality was also affected, shedding 4,100 jobs. Things look better on an annual basis. In the last 12 months, San Diego County employers added 22,300 jobs in a year. Still, that’s fewer than 26,600 at the same time last year. Phillip Molnar in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 3/8/19

California employers add only 3,000 jobs in January -- The slight increase over December 2018 brings the state’s total number of nonfarm payroll jobs to 17.3 million, according to the California Employee Development Department. Last year, the state’s job market wrapped up on a high note, adding a revised gain of 19,700 net jobs in December. Melissa Gomez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/8/19

H-1B: Petition to White House to let H-1B spouses keep working gains thousands of signatures -- A petition on the White House website to stop the government from banning employment of spouses of H-1B visa holders has racked up almost half the number of signatures necessary to draw an official response. Ethan Baron in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/8/19

Bubble Watch: Investor Bill Gross calls California’s economy ‘vulnerable’ -- A big worry for California that Gross foresees are issues the state has little control over such as financial market shifts and political whims. Take high-cost housing. It means many California property owners — from individuals homeowners to institutional investors — are highly leveraged. So keeping interest rates relatively low is critical to the state economy. Jonathan Lansner in the Orange County Register -- 3/8/19

Twitter adds new options for reporting tweets with personal information -- Twitter, in what seems like a never-ending effort to prevent the spread of personal information of users who don’t want that data tweeted out, has rolled out new options for users to report when their personal info has been tweeted out without their permission. Rex Crum in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/8/19

Ever hear of ‘menstrual equity’? These Bay Area students will make sure you do -- A growing movement of Generation Z activists — those born in the mid-1990s and early 2000s — argue that it’s finally time for us to talk about periods. Openly. Tara Duggan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19

No fleas found amid L.A. City Hall rat infestation, inspection report says -- A firm hired to assess the presence of fleas at Los Angeles City Hall said it found no evidence of the disease-carrying pests inside the building or in other government structures nearby, according to a report issued to the City Council. David Zahniser in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/8/19

Zero to $13 billion: Salesforce’s two decades in San Francisco -- From a cramped apartment on Telegraph Hill to the tallest building in town, Salesforce rode the web software wave with seeming ease. But it could have been a dot-goner. Owen Thomas in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19


California Policy & Politics This Morning  

Hundreds of Sacramento students walk out, march to Capitol in Stephon Clark protest -- Continuing a week of civic unrest and political turmoil in Sacramento, high school and college students walked off their campuses by the hundreds Thursday to join a boisterous and at times angry four-hour march to the state Capitol to demand reforms on police use of force. Sawsan Morrar, Tony Bizjak, Theresa Clift, and Alex Yoon-Hendricks in the Sacramento Bee$ Anita Chabria in the Los Angeles Times$ Julia Mitric, Nick Miller Capital Public Radio -- 3/8/19

East Sacramento arrests a ‘disgrace,’ activists say at Capitol rally for use-of-force bill -- Activists rallying for a bill that would restrict law enforcement officers’ use of deadly force on Thursday denounced the arrests of dozens of protesters in East Sacramento earlier this week, saying the roundup was an overreach meant to intimidate police critics. Maddy Ashmun in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/8/19

Sacramento police chief doesn’t have facts on Stephon Clark protest. Mayor anxious for answers -- Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg wants an explanation soon from the police department as to why officers arrested more than 80 people during a Stephon Clark protest Monday. ” Theresa Clift in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/8/19

Who’s Accountable For The Mass Arrests During Monday’s Stephon Clark Protest? The Boss Of Sacramento’s Police Chief Answers -- Sacramento's chief of police does not report directly to Mayor Darrell Steinberg: He reports to the city manager. That’s Howard Chan, who oversees all heads of departments, including Police Chief Daniel Hahn. Bob Moffitt Capital Public Radio -- 3/8/19

With No Charges In Stephon Clark Shooting, Activists Switch Focus To Changing California's Use-Of-Force Laws -- The decisions not to charge the two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark are pushing activists to focus on a changing California's use-of-force laws. While it may be the demand activists are most likely to achieve, they may need to be willing to compromise. Ben Adler Capital Public Radio -- 3/8/19

Politifact CA: Have fatal shootings by police in California dropped 40 percent since 2015? -- The fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by two Sacramento police officers last year, and the recent decision by local and state prosecutors not to charge them, has added extra scrutiny to California law enforcement’s use of deadly force. Chris Nichols Politifact CA -- 3/8/19

Database on journalists, activists and immigration attorneys stirs outrage and calls for investigation -- Reports that the U.S. government kept a database on journalists, activists and immigration attorneys during an investigation into last year's migrant caravan has stirred outrage among civil rights groups, drawn concern from lawmakers and prompted more people to come forward with additional allegations of being detained by U.S. immigration authorities. Wendy Fry in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 3/8/19

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic -- People arrested or convicted of crimes in California could have their criminal records automatically cleared under a proposed law announced Thursday by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblyman Phil Ting. Evan Sernoffsky in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Paul Elias Associated Press -- 3/8/19

Could the path of a GOP revolt against Trump run through east Los Angeles? -- Rudy Torres had no idea that he’s among the most influential Republicans in California. Torres runs a small insurance agency with his wife in east Los Angeles, and as the father of two, he says he’s more inclined to call himself a family man than a political activist. Ben Christopher Calmatters -- 3/8/19

Year-round daylight-saving: Its time has come, lawmaker says -- The Democratic assemblyman from San Jose, who has made it his legislative mission over the past three years to end the biannual changing of clocks in California, is pursuing a new bill to move the state to daylight-saving time all year instead of from March to November. Alexei Koseff in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19

3 Women Are Now the California GOP's Most Prominent Leaders -- The California Republican Party is looking to rebuild after devastating election losses. For the first time, a trio of women will be the ones leading the charge. With the election of Jessica Patterson as the new party chair, that puts three women as the most prominent faces of the state Republican Party. Katie Orr KQED -- 3/8/19

Political Breakdown: Aimee Allison on Empowering Women of Color, Rep. Omar Controversy and Identity Politics in the 2020 Election KQED -- 3/8/19

Anne Frank’s stepsister meets with Newport Beach students in controversial swastika photo -- The students who were huddled inside the auditorium of Newport Harbor High School with their parents had been photographed at a house party barely four days earlier. That image, which was shared thousands of times on social media and drew the attention of national media outlets, showed a group of smiling youth performing a Nazi salute as they stood around a swastika formed by red Solo cups. Deepa Bharath in the Orange County Register Daniel Langhorne in the Los Angeles Times$ Michael R. Blood Associated Press -- 3/8/19

Economy, Employers, Jobs, Unions, Pensions  

State union contracts are expiring. Gavin Newsom is picking a new bargaining team -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is replacing the state officials who handle union negotiations as California enters a busy year for collective bargaining. Wes Venteicher in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/8/19

Thousands of New Millionaires Are About to Eat San Francisco Alive -- Big wealth doesn’t come in monthly paychecks. It comes when a start-up goes public, transforming hypothetical money into extremely real money. This year — with Uber, Lyft, Slack, Postmates, Pinterest and Airbnb all hoping to enter the public markets — there’s going to be a lot of it in the Bay Area. Nellie Bowles in the New York Times$ -- 3/8/19

Bay Area solar company refused customers of Middle Eastern or Indian descent, lawsuit says -- During three weeks of employment at Fidelity Home Energy in 2015, Ayesha Faiz was told not to make appointments for customers whose names sounded Middle Eastern or Indian, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court by Faiz and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19

Airbnb books HotelTonight in move to expand travel focus -- San Francisco’s Airbnb, which has a valuation of $31 billion and wants to go public soon, says it wants to handle all aspects of travel. That includes helping people figure out how to get places, find accommodations and book activities. Carolyn Said in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Olivia Carville Bloomberg -- 3/8/19

Testing begins at Santa Anita, site of 21 horse fatalities since late December -- Shortly after the sun came up Thursday morning, machinery moved over the dirt surface at Santa Anita to harrow the race track, breaking up dirt clods and giving the wet surface some room to breathe and dry out. Then, about 8 a.m., a white panel truck with Biologically Applied Engineering in green lettering eased onto the course, ready to take the next step that might ultimately decide the near future of Santa Anita. John Cherwa in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/8/19

Taxes, Fees, Rates, Tolls, Bonds 

Newsom’s expanded tax credit for working poor wouldn’t help much, report says -- Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to increase the state earned income tax credit for low-paid workers would provide a “modest benefit increase” to a relatively large number of people, according to a report by the Legislative Analyst’s Office. Kathleen Pender in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19


Lombard Street’s twisted traffic history: An archive deep dive on SF’s ‘crookedest’ road -- In January of this year, the city proposed requiring an online reservation for tourists who want to drive down Lombard Street — the “crookedest street in the world” — and charging them a fee. It’s only the latest attempt by the city to ease traffic congestion around the famous street. Bill Van Niekerken in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19


Here’s what you need to know about the controversial Bay Area housing plan -- Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu stepped into a political typhoon Thursday, when he introduced a state bill to create a Bay Area housing authority that would put tax measures on the ballot. Rachel Swan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19

HUD turning control of Housing Authority over to San Francisco after financial problems -- Years of gross financial mismanagement have finally caught up with the San Francisco Housing Authority. Dominic Fracassa in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19

San Diego will use government loans, pre-approved design templates to spur more granny flats -- The new program builds on previous moves eliminating sewer and water fees, shrinking development fees and loosening zoning regulations for granny flats. San Diego shrinks 'granny flat' fees to spur construction amid housing crisis Granny flats are additional housing units on an existing property. David Garrick in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 3/8/19


'Re-Imagining Paradise' — Making Plans To Rebuild A Town Destroyed By Wildfire -- Last fall's deadly Camp Fire has brought renewed questions about whether towns in high risk areas like Paradise, Calif., should even be rebuilt. Barry Long tried to squash those immediately recently, as he kicked off a crowded town hall meeting at the Paradise Alliance Church. Kirk Siegler Capital Public Radio -- 3/8/19


Will a $10,000 tax deduction inspire Californians to save for college? -- Saving money won’t have to be its own reward if the California Legislature passes a bill offering a state tax deduction to families who put away cash for college. Adam Ashton in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/8/19

Community colleges can cost more than universities, leaving neediest students homeless -- Whether living in cars, on couches or outside, homelessness is a persistent problem across California’s 114 community college campuses — a symptom of a larger crisis of affordability for the state’s most vulnerable higher education students. A study released Thursday by the Hope Center, a research and policy institute, found that 19% of California’s 2.1 million community college students have been homeless during the past year. Anita Chabria in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/8/19


Feds say illegal pot operation funded with Chinese money -- Three men were arrested Thursday as part of an illegal marijuana-growing operation in Southern California that was funded with money from China, federal prosecutors said. Brian Melley Associated Press -- 3/8/19

Cannabis landlord targeted in raid claims to be victim of political witch hunt by city of San Bernardino -- They found heaps of cash, $200,000 in all, concealed everywhere — in a green metal ammunition box hidden under a step, stuffed inside a paint can, in a shoe box, and in a Dodgers duffel bag crammed into a propane BBQ grill. Joe Nelson, Brian Whitehead in the Riverside Press Enterprise$ -- 3/8/19

Immigration / Border 

Illegal border crossings hit a decade-long high in February. They’re still historically low -- Trump administration officials say an increase in Central American families and minors seeking asylum has brought the immigration system to the “breaking point.” The 66,450 migrants arrested crossing the southwestern border in February — a rate of more than 2,300 per day — was more than almost any month in the last decade. Molly O'Toole in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/8/19


210-acre artificial reef approved for San Clemente despite surfers’ concerns -- The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been shut down for seven years, but its operators — led by Southern California Edison — are still trying to complete sea-life mitigation for offshore damage caused by the plant. Martin Wisckol in the Orange County Register -- 3/8/19

Also . . . 

As web cam watches, Big Bear bald eagle lays season’s first egg -- The bald eagle baby watch is on. Just ahead of the region’s last bald eagle count of the season, the female eagle whose every move is captured by a live camera mounted high in a pine tree overlooking Big Bear Lake has laid her first egg of the year. David Downey in the San Bernardino Sun$ -- 3/8/19

Jimmy Carter offers to visit North Korea to try and break nuclear stalemate -- Former President Jimmy Carter — who once brokered a nuclear agreement with Kim Jong Un’s grandfather in the 1990s — is offering to travel to North Korea to try and break President Donald Trump's deadlock with the North Korean dictator. The offer was described to Politico by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), who met with the former president in Atlanta on Thursday. Carla Marinucci Politico -- 3/8/19

Bicyclist towing grand piano on an San Francisco hill: What could possibly go wrong? -- Crashing a bicycle with a piano on it isn’t good. It’s not good for the bicycle, and it’s not good for the piano. “It’s been a rough week,” said Davide Martello, perhaps the world’s only pedaling pianist. Steve Rubenstein in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/8/19

POTUS 45  

Trump inauguration took money from shell companies tied to foreigners -- Donald Trump’s inauguration received tens of thousands of dollars from shell companies that masked the involvement of a foreign contributor or others with foreign ties. The Guardian has identified the creators of three obscure firms that contributed money to Trump’s inaugural committee, which collected a record $107m as he entered the White House in 2017. Jon Swaine The Guardian -- 3/8/19


Kamala Harris endorsed by San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose mayors -- The mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose endorsed Sen. Kamala Harris for president Thursday, continuing the senator’s effort to lock up support for the California Democratic primary next March 3. John Wildermuth in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Casey Tolan in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/8/19

Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump is dismissed by judge -- The lawsuit that porn actress Stormy Daniels filed against President Trump to void her nondisclosure agreement over their alleged affair was dismissed Thursday by a federal judge in Los Angeles. Michael Finnegan in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/8/19

Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign manager, sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison -- U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III could have sent the 69-year-old veteran Republican operative to federal prison for the rest of his life. But Ellis rejected the recommended sentence of 19 to 24 years, under federal guidelines, calling it “excessive.” Chris Megerian in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/8/19


-- Thursday Updates 

Sacramento students walk out, march to Capitol in Stephon Clark protest -- Some 300 high school and college students walked out Thursday from various campuses in Sacramento and were marching to the state Capitol to demand reforms on police use of force. The protesters, organized by campus chapters of the Black Student Union, were marching in support of Assembly Bill 392, and protesting the Sacramento County district attorney’s decision not to charge two Sacramento officers in the killing of Stephon Clark. Sawsan Morrar Tony Bizjak, and Theresa Clift in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/7/19

Here’s how much recent rains have washed away California’s drought -- Yes, it’s caused traffic jams, power outages and even some floods. But there’s a big ray of good news behind all the rain that California has been receiving this year. Soaked by relentless storms, California as of this week has less land area in drought status than at any time in the last seven years. Paul Rogers in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/7/19

PG&E wants to pay $235 million in 2019 performance bonuses -- PG&E said in a court filing Wednesday that the cash payments would be awarded to about 10,000 employees, none of them the most senior executives. The company is asking U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali to consider the matter at a March 27 hearing. J.D. Morris in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Dale Kasler in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/7/19

California state workers hoarding vacation days, creating $3.5-billion debt for taxpayers -- After 36 years as a California government transportation engineer, Bijan Sartipi retired with much more than a goodbye party: He was paid $405,000 for time off he never used — one of more than 450 state workers who took home six-figure checks when they left their jobs last year. And Sartipi didn’t top the list — a prison surgeon in Riverside pocketed $456,002. Melody Gutierrez in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/7/19

Los Angeles County deputies claim abuse by an East L.A station ‘gang’ -- According to legal claims filed against the county Thursday by seven deputies, the men belonged to the Banditos, a clique of deputies whose members are alleged to routinely harass young Latino officers at the station and to mark their membership with matching tattoos of a skeleton with a sombrero, bandolier and pistol. Joel Rubin in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/7/19

Sacramento police chief doesn’t have facts on Stephon Clark protest. Mayor anxious for answers -- Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg wants an explanation soon from the police department as to why officers arrested more than 80 people during a Stephon Clark protest Monday. Theresa Clift in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/7/19

Fact Check: Tom McClintock suggests DACA is to blame for border-crossing surge -- California Rep. Tom McClintock suggested Wednesday that the spike in migrant families apprehended at the southern border this winter is due to government policies that “reward” their behavior, particularly an Obama-era program granting legal status to young undocumented immigrants, known as DREAMers. Emily Cadei in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 3/7/19

Anne Frank’s stepsister to meet with students involved in party featuring swastika and Nazi salutes -- Amid community outrage over photos from a weekend party that featured area high school students giving Nazi salutes over a swastika fashioned from cups during a drinking game, Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, stepsister of famed teenage diarist Anne Frank, will meet privately Thursday at Newport Harbor High School with some of the students involved in the incident, according to the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newport Beach. Julia Sclafani in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 3/7/19

Palo Alto could almost triple in size under controversial housing bill, new report says -- Charming, suburban Palo Alto could almost triple in size, with multi-story apartments surrounding its sought-after single-family homes and up to 90,000 additional cars on its tree-lined roads if a controversial housing bill becomes law, according to a new report that paints an alarming — but some say extremely doubtful — future under the proposed legislation. Marisa Kendall in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/7/19

Mega north San Jose village becomes more urban and nature-friendly -- A proposed north San Jose mega village of offices, theaters, retail and homes has been revised to create a pedestrian friendly, nature-oriented complex with an urban feel that is envisioned as a Bay Area destination where thousands could work. George Avalos in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 3/7/19

San Francisco teen, facing eviction, fights to stay in his late grandmother’s apartment -- A San Francisco high school senior faces possible eviction from his public housing unit after his sole guardian, his grandmother, died of cancer last month. Kimberly Veklerov in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 3/7/19

Tesla Says New Technology Can Recharge a Car in 15 Minutes -- By doubling power at Tesla’s stations and preheating vehicle batteries ahead of arriving at a plug, charging times will drop to around 15 minutes, the electric-car leader said on its blog. The V3 Supercharging network, which will roll out through the end of the year, will allow twice as many cars each day to charge. Angus Whitley and Elisabeth Behrmann Bloomberg -- 3/7/19

Billionaire investor Bill Gross: Recent tax cuts were ‘giveaway to the rich’ -- Bill Gross, the famed Newport Beach bond investor who just retired from money management, agrees with legendary stock investor Warren Buffett that recent federal income tax cuts that primarily help the nation’s upper crust were a mistake. Jonathan Lansner in the Orange County Register -- 3/7/19

San Diego scientists believe they've discovered a new species of killer whales -- A San Diego scientist who led an expedition into dangerous waters off Chile collected tissue samples that could prove the existence of a graceful new species of killer whale, ending decades of mystery. Gary Robbins in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 3/7/19

Quinn: Sen. Kamala Harris and Slave Reparations -- Sen. Kamala Harris has indicated support for reparations to black Americans to address the legacy of slavery but has not provided many specifics. She should. The public needs to know who Harris feels deserve reparations and who should pay for them. Tony Quinn Fox & Hounds -- 3/7/19