June 29 Coffee Break: News From Around the State

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News and stories from around California that may be of interest to you. We search the internet on state news and bring them to a single place so you don’t have to.

Today’s stories include:

House set to vote on ‘Kate’s Law’

Washington (CNN)The House Thursday is expected to pass bills that would hand President Donald Trump key pieces of his immigration agenda, especially efforts targeting sanctuary cities.

The bills, “Kate’s Law” and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, would install harsher penalties for repeat illegal entry to the US, and expand US law on sanctuary cities to pressure localities to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.
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ICE chief makes impassioned plea for Kate’s Law, crackdown on sanctuary cities

The head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement teared up at a White House press briefing Wednesday describing how he found a dead 5-year-old boy in the back of a tractor-trailer smuggling illegal immigrants — one of the often overlooked victims of lax immigration laws, he said.

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Plan To Install 50,000 Cell Towers In California Faces Opposition

WALNUT CREEK (KPIX 5) – Up to 50,000 cell phone towers coming to cities across California. But will you get a say on where they pop up?

California cities are now fighting back at a proposed law that is moving quickly through the legislature.

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Death threats directed at Assembly leader over universal health care bill

Anger over Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision to shelve universal health care legislation in California has boiled into aggressive protests and even violent rhetoric against the Democratic leader. Rendon said Wednesday that he and his family have experienced “distressing” death threats since announcing late last Friday that the “woefully incomplete” Senate Bill 562 would not move forward this year.

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Calaveras County website hacked, apparently by Islamic State sympathizers

The website of a Northern California county was down for several hours Wednesday after disturbing images appeared alongside a message claiming it had been hacked by Islamic State sympathizers, one in a string of such hackings to take place in the past week.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying the site had been hacked and made to display “unauthorized information” and “disturbing images,” and that a federal agency would be investigating the incident along with state and local law enforcement.

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1 in 5 L.A. community college students is homeless, survey finds

One in every 5 of the Los Angeles Community College District’s 230,000 students is homeless, and nearly two-thirds can’t afford to eat properly, according to a new survey commissioned by the system’s board of trustees.

The study looked at students with unstable housing and ”food insecurity,” which is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as lacking enough to eat to sustain an active, healthy life.

Nearly half the L.A. community college students surveyed reported struggling with high housing costs. Of the 19% who said they were recently homeless, 8% reported being thrown out of their homes, 4% said they had been evicted, and 6% had stayed in an abandoned building, car or other location not meant for housing, the survey says.

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