"Californians have applied to register 68,848 additional assault weapons in the last 11 months to comply with a state law enacted following the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino."
"Revenue from the tax, estimated to amount to $300 million annually, would fund the construction, operation and maintenance of projects that collect, clean and conserve storm water. The average tax for a single-family house would be $83."
Undocumented immigrant in SF dubbed 'Rideshare Rapist' denied bail
The Chronicle's EVAN SERNOFFSKY: "A former Lyft driver accused of a series of violent rapes he allegedly committed in San Francisco while living in the U.S. illegally — prompting a scathing reproach of the city’s sanctuary policy from federal immigration officials — was ordered to be held without bail Tuesday."
"The disturbing case of Orlando Vilchez Lazo, the 37-year-old suspect police have dubbed the “Rideshare Rapist,” provoked condemnation from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after it was revealed that he is an undocumented immigrant from Peru who had been working for a ride-hailing service."
"On Tuesday, he spoke quietly as he stood before Judge Braden Woods in San Francisco Superior Court to face charges of rape by force or violence, sexual penetration by a foreign object, kidnapping and kidnapping to commit another crime."
One in three parents fear for their children's safety at school, survey finds
EdSource's DAVID WASHBURN: "A third of parents surveyed nationally say they fear for their children’s safety at school, but a significant majority — 63 percent — do not support the idea of arming teachers as a way to make schools safer, according to a new poll on attitudes toward public schools."
"The poll, released Tuesday by Arlington, Va-based Phi Delta Kappa International, also found that while a high percentage of parents supported armed officers in schools, the public overwhelmingly prefers spending money on mental health services in schools over armed officers — 76 percent to 23 percent."
"However, where people live — along with their incomes and their political party affiliation — heavily influence their opinions on these and other issues relating to school safety, the poll found."
LA County votes to put new property tax before voters to clean storm water
LA Times's NINA AGRAWAL: "Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to place a property tax before voters in November to raise money for projects to capture and clean storm water."
"The measure would allow the county to levy a tax of 2.5 cents per square foot of “impermeable space” on private property. Government buildings, public schools and nonprofit organizations would be exempt."