"An administration post with Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom? A stint as national president of Service Employees International Union, where she’s worked in various roles since 2001? A consensus pick to lead the California Democratic Party, in the wake of Chairman Eric Bauman’s recent resignation amid misconduct allegations?"
"Instead, Butler is making the leap from advocate to operative, joining forces with some of the state’s highest-profile consultants in a move that could have implications for California and national politics."
San Diego: More than 300 homeless adults evacuated from downtown tent shelter to Mission Valley stadium amid heavy rain, flooding
From the Union-Tribune's ALEX RIGGINS: "Rain and floodwaters Thursday night prompted the evacuation of more than 300 homeless people from a tented shelter in Barrio Logan near Petco Park, a shelter official said."
"The flooding at the shelter run by the Alpha Project occurred amid heavy rains and a countywide flash flood warning from the National Weather Service that expired at 8:30 p.m."
"The Alpha Project’s 324 clients — the shelter was at capacity Thursday — were being taken to a temporary shelter at SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley. “It was major flooding, there was nothing that we could have done,” Alpha Project Chief Operating Officer Amy Gonyeau said. “The water was like three-feet high in places, it was really crazy. I’ve never seen it like that.”
Workplace porn lawsuit costs Caltrans nearly $1.5 million
The SacBee's ADAM ASHTON: "Caltrans must pay almost $1.5 million to resolve a five-year-old lawsuit filed by a former state employee who alleged she experienced workplace retaliation after she complained about her colleagues sharing pornography at work."
"A San Joaquin County Superior Court judge this week directed Caltrans to pay $850,000 in legal fees and costs to John Shepardson, the attorney who brought the case on behalf of former Caltrans employee Rachel Elizondo."
"A jury in November 2017 awarded $605,000 to Elizondo, who in 2009 alerted supervisors that her colleagues in a Stockton office were sharing pornography."
Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after backlash over past homophobic comments