This morning, we published his answers to four of them.
We pay more in federal taxes than we ever get back from the federal Treasury. So, to target generous California because you do not like how we run — successfully — our state is arrogant, un-American and, by the way, against the law.
Read the full Q. and A. here.
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• California farmers backed President Trump. Now they fear losing field workers. [The New York Times]
• A federal appeals court in San Francisco rejected a bid to reinstate Mr. Trump’s travel ban. [The New York Times]
• Los Angeles and Orange Counties are home to one million unauthorized immigrants. [Los Angeles Times]
• To hear Gov. Jerry Brown tell it, California is all that stands between Washington and the nation’s ruin. [Opinion | Weekly Standard]
• For nearly 700 miles along the border between the United States and Mexico, a wall already exists. We visited both sides. [The New York Times]
• A lawyer criticized Stanford’s handling of sex assault cases. Then the university let her go. [The New York Times]
• Since San Diego police officers began wearing body cameras, accusations of misconduct have fallen. [San Diego Union-Tribune]
• Satellite images showed land in the Central Valley dropping by as much as a foot a year from over-pumping of groundwater. [The Associated Press]
• Zoltan Istvan, of the Bay Area, ran for president with a modest goal in mind: human immortality. [The New York Times]
• Tommy Hilfiger brought his show — and a scene — to Los Angeles. [The New York Times]
• In Salinas, produce, wineries, restaurants — and John Steinbeck. [The New York Times]
• Here’s a look at midcentury homes in the Coachella Valley for less than $1 million. [Los Angeles Times]
And Finally …
Orange County’s Little Saigon, straddling Westminster and Garden Grove, has the country’s largest concentration of Vietnamese Americans.
Immigrants began arriving in large numbers at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, many of them carrying a bone-deep hatred of Communism.
So it was 18 years ago that a Vietnamese immigrant sparked outrage when he displayed a poster of the Communist leader Ho Chi Minh in his Westminster video store.
On this day in 1999, the merchant, Truong Van Tran, was attacked by protesters outside the shop. Mr. Tran had hung the poster weeks earlier and dared his fellow immigrants to take it down.
Confronted by an angry crowd, he was slapped and knocked to the ground. Someone then draped a yellow, red-striped flag of South Vietnam over him.
“I have a right to hang whatever picture I like in my store,” Mr. Tran told a New York Times reporter at the time. “I know the law in this country.”
Demonstrations, sometimes unruly, continued against Mr. Tran for weeks, yielding more than 50 arrests, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The standoff ended only when Mr. Tran was evicted from his store over unpaid rent. With that, the protesters declared victory.
But Mr. Tran’s troubles weren’t over.
Police officers who entered his store during the protests had noticed an odd setup of video recorders. Mr. Tran had apparently been a peddler of counterfeit films.
In August 1999, he was convicted on piracy charges and sentenced to 90 days in jail.
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The California Today columnist, Mike McPhate, is a third-generation Californian — born outside Sacramento and raised in San Juan Capistrano. He lives in Davis. Follow him on Twitter.
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