State Sen. Bob Wieckowski with an Alameda County firefighter has often faced a backdraft in the past from his actions.

LEGISLATURE | California Assembly passes bill to ditch ‘Redskins’ mascots (Sacramento Bee)State lawmakers do on the local level what Rep. Mike Honda hasn’t on the national level

Healthcare for those in U.S. illegally could cost California $740 million a year (Los Angeles Times) Locker room inspiration for Team Tea Party.

OAKLAND | Oakland Appears Ready to Sell Public Land for Less than It’s Worth (East Bay Express) Nobody is paying attention to Darwin Bond Graham, but they will be sorry later.

Contention over Oakland apartment tower: urban boon or land grab? (San Francisco Chronicle) Meanwhile, UrbanCore’s CEO gets an even-handed portrayal which he does not deserve

WASHINGTON | Did Carly Fiorina’s 2010 Defeat in California Leave a Lasting Lesson for 2016? (KQED) Two words: demon sheep