The sprawling Los Angeles basin and, indeed, most of Southern California, was defined in the 20th century by the automobile. What's in store as we enter the 21st century?
Neil Nisperos in the LA Daily News: "For more than a century, the urban landscape of Southern California has been shaped by the century-old technology: the car. But now developers and urban planning experts are envisioning how the next disruptive technologies of the 21st century — driverless cars, drones and virtual reality — may lead to smaller parking lots, fewer shopping centers and new kinds of housing designed to accommodate the evolving economy."
"What does this future look like?"
"Driverless cars: That big yellow taxi Joni Mitchell sang about? It just might be the self-driving kind in the future."
Yesterday's heat wave in Sacramento was one for the record books.
Sacramento Bee's ALEXANDRA YOON-HENDRICKS: " Temperatures rose to 106 degrees in Sacramento Sunday afternoon, breaking an almost 75-year-old record."
"The last record-high for June 18 was 105 degrees, set in 1945."
"The record-high temperature was recorded by the National Weather Service around 3:45 p.m. By about 4:30 p.m., it dipped slightly to 105 degrees but climbed back to 106 by the evening. While plenty hot, the weather service had projected the day’s high temperature could have reached 108 degrees."
A recent Assembly floor debate in California lead to a discussion of whether or not the provisions of Proposition 54 were correctly followed.
Capitol Weekly's CHRIS MICHELI: "Friday, June 2 represented the Legislature’s house-of-origin deadline. To stay alive, Assembly bills were required to have passed out of the Assembly and Senate bills had to have been passed out of the Senate."
"During Assembly floor debate, the issue was repeatedly raised whether the Assembly had properly complied with the provisions of Proposition 54, which California voters approved in November as a transparency measure. See here for our latest story on this issue."
"One of the sponsors of Proposition 54 publicly claimed that the Assembly had violated the law when it voted upon 95 bills that were passed after they had been amended but had been in print fewer than 72 hours."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi just recently hit her 30th anniversary in congress, and she had some insights to share.
Conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren is making her way to Sacramento early 2018 for the Black & Blue police survivor's ball.
Sacramento Bee's THOMAS OIDE: "Fiery conservative commentator Tomi Lahren will be speaking in Sacramento next year."
"Lahren will be the the keynote speaker at the Black & Blue ball, an event hosted by the Northern California chapter of the Concerns of Police Survivors. The event will take place on Jan. 13, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento."
"The Northern California Concerns of Police Survivors chapter is a non-profit organization that helps rebuild the lives of those affected by the deaths of officers killed in the line of duty. "
A slain UPS driver is remembered after his death in last week's mass shooting rampage in San Francisco.
The Chronicle's TRISHA THADANI: "Several days after Mike Lefiti was gunned down in a UPS distribution center, those who lived on his delivery route are still coming to terms with the fact that the UPS delivery man — their UPS delivery man — is no longer around."
"On Sunday, Diamond Heights resident Neha Sampat invited people to the sprawling memorial made for Lefiti outside a Safeway where he always parked his truck to record a few words about the man they lost in Wednesday’s shooting. Sampat plans to give a video of the event to Lefiti’s family to show them how the residents on his route lost much more than their UPS delivery man."