Domestic violence, sexual harassment, HIV prevention, pardons, and a winemaker’s $3.7 million fine

Good morning, California.

“There are too many people who want to blame Trump for all the woes. I’m not going to do that. The decline began before that.” — Former Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle, Anaheim Republican on Democrats overtaking Republicans in voter registration in the one-time GOP bastion of Orange County.

A very personal bill

Susan Rubio
Susan Rubio at her Senate swearing-in ceremony, 2018

Sen. Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, is taking an especially intense interest in one of her bills, one that would lengthen the three-year statute of limitations on domestic abuse and require more training for police officers, CalMatters’ Adria Watson reports.

Remind me: In 2016, Rubio was on the Baldwin Park City Council, and accused her then-husband and then-Assemblyman Roger Hernandez of domestic violence. 

Hernandez began beating her, she told a Los Angeles County court, months into their marriage in 2013. She stayed silent because

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