How is California fighting back against Trump's hardline? One way is SB 6, a bill that would ensure legal representation for undocumented immigrants undergoing deportation.
DAVE KEMPA in CAPITOL WEEKLY: "In the fight between President Trump and California over immigration, many wonder whether a state — even one as massive as this one — can successfully confront the White House."
"Thus far in Sacramento, the answer is yes — from the governor on down."
"On March 13, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved and sent to the Senate floor SB 6, which would ensure legal representation for undocumented residents undergoing deportation proceedings. The bill is part of a legislative package designed to protect California’s large undocumented population from President Trump, who has described an aggressive immigration policy through fiery rhetoric and promises of a border wall."
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Berkeley is now taking its cues from San Francisco on battling vagrancy.
The Chronicle's KEVIN FAGAN: "An ambitious plan to pull Berkeley’s burgeoning homeless population off the streets, first into sheltering mini-villages and then into permanent housing, got a big rollout by the city’s mayor Thursday — but one big question loomed."
"How will the city pay for it, especially when President Trump and the Republican Congress are trying to cut funding to social welfare ventures all over the country?"
And for the person who had the Worst Week in California, #WorstWeekinCA, we picked former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has been convicted of obstruction of justice and abusing prisoners. Here's a link: http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170316/heres-the-fallout-from-the-la-county-sheriffs-department-jail-abuse-scandal