'Dreamers' stake their futures on going public. Now, the spotlight is going to be more important than ever
LA Times' SONALI KOHLI/CINDY CARCAMO/CORINA KNOLL: "Bryan Peña’s parents led a life in the margins."
"They were immigrants living illegally in Lincoln Heights, having made the trek from Guatemala when their son was small enough to be carried on their backs. His father found work refinishing cars, and his mother cleaned homes. Both carefully guarded their past."
"Peña, however, attended a social justice-themed high school, explored interests in basketball, film and cooking and recently began studying nursing at Cal State L.A."
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Water: Setting the sights on Sites
Capitol Weekly's DANIEL MARACCINI: "Sites Reservoir has been talked about for decades, but now that project officials — and backed by 70 major allies — have formally submitted an application for state bond money, the question arises: Will this $5 billion project actually come to pass?"
"The proposed surface reservoir would be located in Colusa County, but is competing with 11 other applicants for part of a $2.7 billion coffer of state money devoted to water storage projects. Sites wants $1.6 billion in state money, the largest amount of any applicant, then will cover the rest through revenue from water agencies that benefit from the reservoir and even federal sources."
"Even if the state funds don’t get approved, Sites can still be built, although on a reduced scale."
GOP candidates for California governor tie campaigns to ballot measures
The Chronicle's JOHN WILDERMUTH: "Two long-shot Republican candidates for governor are looking to use ballot measures to pull them to victory next year, but it’s a strategy with a long, checkered history in California elections."
"San Diego-area businessman John Cox and Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach (Orange County), are running far behind the leading Democratic candidates to replace termed-out Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, trailing badly in both visibility and campaign cash. But both are convinced that writing and promoting a high-profile statewide initiative can jump-start their campaigns."
Trump cuts deal with Democrats in Congress to avert immediate budget and debt crisis
LA Times' NOAH BIERMAN/BRIAN BENNETT/LISA MASCARO: "President Trump on Wednesday reached a deal with Democratic leaders of Congress to avert an economy-shaking fiscal crisis at the end of the month, a sudden move that caught Republican leaders off guard and severely undercut their legislative strategy."
"Under the deal, the first of significance that the president has reached with Democrats, Congress would extend the nation’s borrowing limit and fund government operations until mid-December while Trump and lawmakers address other looming issues. The agreement could, however, simply delay the possible crisis until then."
"Trump’s agreement, which he described to reporters as he flew to an event in Bismarck, N.D., came over the objections of his fellow Republicans, who ostensibly run Congress. In effect, Trump further empowered the Democratic minority to influence the outcome of a range of budget, immigration and tax issues through the end of the year."
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In Harvey's aftermath, the long wait sets in, keeping tensions high
LA Times' JOE MOZINGO: "They idled the afternoon away, stationed behind a barricade of half-inch plywood that kept the boat wake from rolling through their front door."
"The water on the street had turned from clear to brown, and gone up and down for days."
"Drew Connor, 33, gauged its height where it lapped at the bricks on his mailbox pillar."
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Famed labor murals reproduced at SF State
The Chronicle's SAM WHITING: "Victor Arnautoff didn’t just paint the kaleidoscopic mural “City Life” inside of Coit Tower and move on. There was a class struggle to fight, so Arnautoff followed his tower work with a brilliant wall painting of port workers in Richmond for that city’s main post office."
"Nobody remembers “Richmond: Industrial City,” because it disappeared in 1976 when the post office was remodeled and the 13-foot painting was rolled up for storage. Presumed lost, it has miraculously resurfaced and will get its gallery debut Sept. 13 in the labor archives at San Francisco State University."