National Backlash Against Sanctuary Cities Might Not Spark Policy Change
Francisco Sanchez is pleading "not guilty" to murder at his arraignment in San Francisco yesterday. He's accused of shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle at a waterfront tourist spot in San Francisco. According to a source close to the investigation, the gun Sanchez used belonged to a federal agent. The incident has put sanctuary cities in the spotlight. Senator Dianne Feinstein called on San Francisco's mayor to start cooperating with federal immigration officials. But in California, it's not clear what, if any, policy changes will result from this shooting.
California's Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill Shelved for the Year
California's "right to die" bill was pulled in Sacramento yesterday and is considered shelved for the year. It would have allowed certain terminally ill people to request a lethal prescription from their doctor.
Free Water in Fresno, If You Can Haul It Yourself
The drought is leaving California gardeners with hard choices: which trees and shrubs do you let die? But what if you could water them with a no-guilt, no-cost water source you could use anytime, without the water cops (or your neighbors) coming after you? In Fresno, that's now an option. Starting today, people can lug filtered water home from the sewage plant.