"The Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility, as the new lockup will be known, will be designed specifically to provide treatment and rehabilitation of medically and mentally ill inmates, who make up an estimated 70% of the county’s overall jail population, according to L.A. County Sheriff’s Department officials."
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Pride: 40th anniversary celebration for all generations
The Chronicle's DAVID LEWIS: "“Generations of Strength” is an apt theme for this year’s 48th annual San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade, which has gained strength over the generations as one of the city’s most important cultural events — and has morphed into a celebration shared by the young and the not-so-young, the straight and the not-so-straight."
"In our uncertain political climate, the massive parade — which begins downtown roughly at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24 — will be an opportunity for everyone to just have fun and be themselves, even as we are mindful of the present and the past, and the things that bind us all."
"The weeklong San Francisco Pride Celebration, which this year will also mark the 40th anniversary of the ubiquitous rainbow flag, attracts people from all over the globe. It is a sincere, yet irreverent, display of diversity. It is a gathering of innumerable LGBTQ organizations — whether it’s the Gay Men’s Chorus or the Dykes on Bikes — that make the city one of the most colorful metropolises on Earth."
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Autopilot Buddy for tricking Tesla's safety systems blocked by feds
The Chronicle's DAVID R BAKER: "If you own a Tesla and use its self-steering Autopilot feature, the company still wants you to keep your hands on the wheel."
"So, it turns out, does the federal government."
"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday ordered a company not affiliated with Tesla to stop selling Autopilot Buddy, a device designed to trick Autopilot into thinking a human’s hands are touching the steering wheel."
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SMUD manager said he'd throw Hispanic employees 'over the wall,' lawsuit alleges
Sacramento Bee's KELLEN BROWNING: "A Sacramento Municipal Utility Districtemployee is suing the regional electricity provider, saying it allowed a hostile work environment in which a manager allegedly made sexually inappropriate comments to female employees and said Mexican workers would be deported."
"Diane Clark, a 28-year SMUD employee, said she lost $20,000 in salary when she was demoted as a result of filing a complaint, and filed a lawsuit against the company and her manager on June 11 alleging sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race harassment, race discrimination and retaliation."
"The lawsuit claims that Clark's manager, James Leigh-Kendall, who is SMUD's director of reliability compliance and coordination, repeatedly made discriminatory statements to Clark, who is of Mexican descent."
US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
LA Times's TRACY WILKINSON: "The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from the U.N. body that oversees human rights around the globe, saying the 47-nation council has shown an “unconscionable” bias against Israel and a blind willingness to ignore abuse elsewhere."
"The decision to leave the U.N. Human Rights Council was the latest multinational institution or accord that the administration has abandoned, sometimes upending years of U.S. policy. Critics were quick to cite the withdrawal as further evidence that under President Trump, the United States is retreating from its position as the leading international advocate for human rights."