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Salud Carbajal, CA Democratic congressman, returns from Cuba journey

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Only a transient observe earlier than we get began. The AM Alert is taking a break for Thanksgiving, and can return on Tuesday, Nov. 29.


Issues are trying grim for California’s rice harvest.

A current US Division of Agriculture research discovered that California’s 2022-23 rice-harvested acreage is the smallest it has been since 1958-59.

“That is the second consecutive 12 months of a pointy decline… a results of a extreme and extended drought, low reservoir ranges and water restrictions,” in accordance with the report.

California harvests nearly solely medium- and short-grain rice, and accounts for three-quarters of the US short- and medium-grain rice acreage.

In line with the report, California’s yield is predicted to indicate the sharpest decline in each amount and p.c, dropping greater than 39%, principally as a consequence of substantial space drop and a weaker yield.


By way of David Lightman…

Rep. Well being CarbajalD-Santa Barbara and two different Home members are again from a four-day journey to Cuba, the place they met with farmers and native officers to speak in regards to the standing of agriculture there.

The three members of the Home Agriculture committee wished to “see the affect that US agriculture is having in a nation that depends closely on US agricultural imports,” a delegation assertion mentioned Wednesday.

Their conferences aimed to raised perceive Cuba’s agriculture operations, and talk about “the place alternatives for mutual financial profit might exist for American companies and the Cuban folks,” the delegation mentioned. In addition they raised human rights and migration considerations.

Amongst these concerned within the conferences have been Cuba First Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesaofficers from the Cuban Ministry of International Affairs and Nationwide Meeting representatives. Additionally within the US delegation have been Reps. jim bairdR-Indiana, and Jahana HayesD-Conn.


When the California Power Fee meets subsequent week to debate fuel costs and the transition to various fuels, they are going to be met by protesters seeking to “maintain Huge Oil firms accountable for ripping off Californians whereas having fun with record-breaking income,” in accordance with a press launch from the Oil and Fuel Motion Community.

The assembly is about to start at 10 am Nov. 29, and run till 4 pm

Protesters plan to rally from midday to 1 pm outdoors the CEC constructing, 1516 ninth St., to offer “some road theater and chants” demanding a cap on oil and fuel firm windfall income and to take heed to the assembly.

The day earlier than, Nov. 28, protesters will stage actions at seven fuel stations throughout the state, and one refinery, with protests deliberate in Oakland, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Fresno, Bakersfield, Los Angeles and San Diego.


“America’s disgusting fascination & ego with weapons = the main reason for demise for American kids. No different developed nation has this subject. On a regular basis America is plagued with mass shootings. When TF are we going to be taught.”

– Sen. Lena Gonzalez, D-Lengthy Seaside, via Twitter.

Better of The Bee:

  • Simply days after a mass taking pictures at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ membership killed 5 folks and injured many extra, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose Twitter account was lately reinstated by Elon Musk, took to the platform to hurl an anti-LGBTQ slur at State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, by way of Andrew Sheller.

  • Like a lot of California, the large improve of mail-in ballots over the previous two years has slowed the counting course of. However just a few counties — Placer being amongst them — stood out within the days after the election for having a severe poll backlog, by way of Jenavieve Hatch and David Lightman.

  • One among two state prisons in Folsom continues to be getting failing grades for the well being care it supplies to inmates, leaving it among the many establishments that is still topic to oversight by a federal receiver, by way of Alex Mügge.

  • Republican Kevin Kiley, a conservative firebrand supported by former President Donald Trump, topped Democrat Kermit Jones to win the brand new third Congressional District seat, in accordance with an Related Press projection, by way of David Lightman.

  • A Republican newcomer has overtaken an incumbent Democratic Assemblyman within the race to signify the Sacramento suburbs, doubtlessly flipping a longtime blue seat purple, by way of Lindsey Holden.

Andrew Sheeler covers California’s distinctive political local weather for The Sacramento Bee. He has lined crime and politics from inside Alaska to North Dakota’s oil patch to the rugged coast of southern Oregon. He attended the College of Alaska Fairbanks.


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