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Students shine in Stairway of the Stars series ANGEL CARRERAS Daily Press Staff Writer

Students from the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District will display their musical prowess during Stairway of the Stars, a concert series that will run

throughout the week. The cream of the SMMUSD performing crop will participate in the series consisting of choir, band, and orchestra concerts with special guest conductors for each show. For Tom Whaley, jazz teacher and Visual and Performing Arts coordi-

nator at Santa Monica High School, seeing these performances come together for the 69th annual talent showcase is music to his ears. Whaley is responsible for putting the performances together, performances he says prominently show off the immense talents of the students in a

supportive community. “Stairway of the Stars is advocacy, it’s showcasing the work of our students and teachers,” Whaley said. “The levels these orchestras perform at are at a collegiate level SEE STUDENTS PAGE 7

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A 33-year-old Los Angeles man is facing attempted murder charges in connection with a Feb. 17 shooting outside the West End night club on 5th Street and Arizona Avenue in downtown Santa Monica. Officers responded to the February shooting at about 2 a.m. after receiving multiple calls to 91-1. Witnesses told police several men got into a fight after leaving the club nightclub, which was SEE ARREST PAGE 6

Trump's visit to California comes amid frayed relations BY JILL COLVIN & MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press

Donald Trump is coming — at last — to the state he loves to hate, setting foot in California for his first time as president. This is turf he lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 4 million votes in 2016. He has mocked its judges for blocking his agenda, sued over its lax enforcement of immigration laws and threatened to pull out federal agents. But there's something he's dying to see here: the prototypes for his long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. And there's something he's eager to do here:


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Regular meeting of the Housing Commission. Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street. 4 p.m.

One-on-one access to volunteers available to help students with homework assignments and reading comprehension. Bilingual volunteers available. Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd. 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

An ongoing series of classes taught by Adult Education Center instructors, who help students complete and submit their application, and prepare them to pass the official review. Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd. 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Regular meeting of the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women. Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St. 7 p.m.

Read the book Smile by Raina Telgemeier and join the Montana branch for a book discussion. Light refreshments will be provided. Montana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (Downtown) Some nine thousands food shoppers, and many of Los Angeles' best known chefs and restaurants, are keyed to the seasonal rhythms of the weekly Wednesday Market. 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SCBWI Westside Writer's Mingle A monthly meeting of SCBWI, an organization of children’s writers and illustrators. Open to all. Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St. 7 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Mindful Meditation Instructor Henry Schipper, graduate of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness program, teaches the basics of Mindful meditation. Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Citizenship Classes An ongoing series of classes taught by Adult Education Center instructors, who help students complete and submit their application, and prepare them to pass the official review. Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd. 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

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United Way of Greater Los Angeles Launches Everyone In Campaign to Make Promise of Ending Homelessness in L.A. County a Reality Hundreds of people – including Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. Rams Hall-of-Famer Eric Dickerson, NBC’s Jon Huertas and United Way’s Elise Buik – joined together at Echo Park Lake to announce the launch of Everyone In, a powerful and diverse coalition of people fighting for the common goal of ending homelessness across Los Angeles County. Powered by United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Everyone In will bring together leaders and voices within Los Angeles County philanthropy, business, labor, and community organizations to keep the permanent solutions to homelessness moving forward. Specifically, Everyone In will: Create ways for the public to get involved. Everyone In will offer opportunities to learn more about the work that is happening across the county, volunteer, and train and organize people to advocate for approving supportive housing and other needed services in their own neighborhoods; Track, measure, and share progress. Everyone In will monitor Measure H and Proposition HHH funded programs and share both progress and challenges. This will include the goal of ending homelessness for 45,000, preventing homelessness for 30,000 and approving 5,000 units of supportive housing for our most vulnerable by July 1, 2022; Lift up successes and celebrate wins. Everyone In will celebrate progress and work to maintain the momentum and urgency it will take to finally end homelessness. “Together, we have a real opportunity to get our homeless neighbors off the streets, out of shelters, and into stable homes for good,” said Elise Buik, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles. “What stops us now, won’t be a lack of homes, but a lack of understanding of the issues and solutions. It’s time to bring people together and form the public and private partnerships we need to get the job done. Everyone In is well positioned to do just that.” United Way’s Everyone In pledges to track and measure progress so that the Measure H and Proposition HHH-funded programs remain on the path to success in the next decade. Everyone In is partnering with county and city agencies to model and project progress in ways that will provide the public with a clearer picture of whether efforts are succeeding or falling short. Angelenos will be able to learn more about solutions underway to end homelessness and track progress at “A year ago, Los Angeles voters dug deep into their hearts and wallets to pass both Measure H and Proposition HHH, giving us unprecedented resources to tackle homelessness,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “Today, we are building on that momentum and issuing a call to action. We need all hands on deck – Everyone In – because we all have a part to play, as well as a moral imperative, to confront this humanitarian crisis.” The recent call on L.A. City Council members to each recommend approval of at least 222 new supportive housing units in their districts within the next three years is an early example of the type of role Everyone In will play. United Way campaign set the benchmark and partnered with City Council President Herb Wesson, as well as other city council members, to supportive the initiative. “There is only one way to end the homelessness crisis — together,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. ‘“Everyone In’ is about opening our hearts to Angelenos in desperate need, our minds to innovative strategies to get people off the street, and our neighborhoods to supportive housing that will keep people healthy, safe, and in a home for good.” The Everyone In launch included a rally with more than 500 supporters in Echo Park and debuted a new art installation: an oversized, 14-foot tall open door that depicts the cycles of homelessness and symbolizes the invitation for everyone to get involved in the solution. The installation, created by local artist Rob Reynolds, will tour throughout L.A. County in the coming months. In the coming months, Everyone In will be connecting L.A.’s leaders in business, sports, arts, entertainment, and community to build a network of influential voices who are taking action to be part of the solution to end homelessness. The campaign will also engage and activate thousands of people across Los Angeles who support homeless services and housing in their neighborhood, and are ready to hold county and city officials accountable for progress. SUBMITTED BY STEPHANIE GENUARDI CUNNANE

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Gallery opening reception On March 18, special guest Ray Ford will be featured at Blue 7 Gallery as part of the group exhibition entitled “Ordinary into Extraordinary.” An accomplished wood carver, Ford has been creating art for over 85 years. He received a pocket knife for his birthday at just 5 years old … the artist took to wood carving right away. At 90 years old, he is always looking for new ways to create outside-the-box. When asked what his favorite technique used to create his work, he replied, “I like to enhance wood turnings with burning techniques.” The artist looks for unusual ways to create the desired effect. He has now added the Lichtenberg technique to his arsenal. Ford admits he does have limitations … such as not being able to stand too long. But he is not in a rush. He creates each work with patience and love. Each piece is completely original. Ford has exhibited in local galleries such as Fab-Gallery, the Santa Monica Art Studios and just last month at Ivan Gallery. For additional info about Ray Ford, visit his website at Blue 7 Gallery hosts an opening reception for “Ordinary into Extraordinary” on Sunday March 18. The event takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at Blue 7 Gallery (3129 Pico Blvd.). The group exhibition runs through April 21. Visit for more information. SUBMITTED BY LESLIE REED

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till your sick day. It’s another one of those amateur nights when “everyone’s a little Irish!” – at least so the bars say because it’s a good excuse to drive drink sales. In my younger days standing in line to drink green beer was something to do with a group. Being an adult now means that I’ll enjoy a good corned beef and cabbage, but that’s about rowdy as I’m likely to get this coming Saturday. I imagine there will be more than a few sobriety checkpoints operating across the southland to try and capture the drunk drivers before they do something that ruins their and someone else’s life. Thankfully more and more people are relying Uber, Lyft, and Bird these days, which is a good thing in reducing the numbers of drunk drivers on the road. Drinking and driving is an attractive thing for many an impaired person. The euphoria that is caused by the liquor also reduces the selfpreservation voice that says it’s a bad idea to get behind the wheel. I’ve looked around and tried to see if the Automobile Club of Southern California or the taxi companies are offering free rides and I wasn’t able to find those programs this year. Hopefully, someone is offering free rides besides the Free Ride, which is based out of the hotels like Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, the Doubletree, and Shutters. The Free Ride though only does a short circuit around the downtown area and doesn’t go east beyond 4th street I believe. The good news this weekend is that many of the streets will start closing early since the L.A. Marathon is happening on Sunday the 18th and will be concluding along Ocean Ave. maybe this year I’ll actually break out the camera and go take some pictures like I always swear I’ll do, and then I decide to sleep in that day. The Marathon is a tradition that is an indicator that the first day of Spring is not far off and this year is no different. Spring begins a week from today and that means we’ll have the onslaught of more tourists soon enough. I love Spring and the sense of renewal that comes along with it. Putting Winter behind us, which I realize is

not that big a deal compared to the frigid East Coast as they dig out from their third Nor’Easter a week, just makes me feel hopeful. This is also the indicator that the first quarter of 2018 is almost over and if you’ve found yourself not having accomplished those New Year’s Resolutions with the vigor that you wanted to muster – now is a good time to get back on that horse and focus on y our goals for the year. Remember, it was probably this time last year, that some of those people who are crossing the finish line of the L.A. Marathon said to themselves, “Next year, I’m running that race and I’m going to complete it.” Training for some of the participants probably took at least a year’s worth of commitment, so what’s your excuse for not doing it next year? If you have a big goal like that, then get started with some baby steps. No one runs a marathon their first day they are running, but if they don’t do their first day, they’ll never do the marathon. I have zero motivation to run that race. But I do have goals that I’m working towards. I want to be a professional speaker who speaks to a global audience and reaches tens of thousands of people. So to do that, I started small. At my local Toastmasters club. Then I’ve worked up to bigger clubs like Rotary, Kiwanis, and Elk. Next month I’ll be speaking to the Professional Speakers Association in South Africa. It’s a 5-hour flight to Atlanta, then a 16-hour flight to Johannesburg where I’ll speak. It’s all part of putting in my dues and gaining the experience and connections I need to build the profile that I need and want. It’s hard work. Grueling hours on planes but if it gets me where I want to be it will be worth it. What’s the goal that you’ve been putting off? Get back on the horse and make some movement towards your goals. DAVID PISARRA is a Los Angeles Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer specializing in Father’s and Men’s Rights with the Santa Monica firm of Pisarra & Grist. He welcomes your questions and comments. He can be reached at or 310/664-9969.You can follow him on Twitter @davidpisarra

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Marathon road closures On Sunday, March 18, the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon sponsored by Skechers Performance will take place. The race will begin at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and will run through the neighboring cities of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills before finishing in Downtown Santa Monica. The Los Angeles Marathon Unified Command wants everyone to plan ahead and remind people that the 26.2 mile race course will be closed to the public on March 18. Street closures will begin as early as 2 a.m., and will re-open as safety permits on a rolling basis. For a Marathon route map and a complete list of street closures throughout Santa Monica, please visit Eastbound San Vicente Blvd. and parts of Ocean Ave. will close starting at midnight with most other downtown street closures happening at 6 a.m. Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will reopen the streets after the majority of the race participants have finished. SMPD anticipates most of San Vicente Blvd. will be completely reopened by 4 p.m. Ocean Ave. between San Vicente Blvd. and Moomat Ahiko Way will open at approximately 6 p.m. with the exception of Ocean Ave. between Washington Ave. and Wilshire Blvd., which will remain closed until 9 p.m. To ensure the safety of all race participants and spectators, only Marathon participants will be allowed on the route. All non-permitted bicyclists, skateboarders, skaters and pedestrians will be strictly prohibited. PARKING ENFORCEMENT Parking restrictions along the course and adjacent to the course will be installed before the event and will be strictly enforced. Vehicles in violation of the restrictions will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense.

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hosting an event in relation to All Star Weekend. One of the men pulled out a gun and shot another club-goer multiple times in the leg. Police found the victim bleeding in a nearby car. Witnesses told police the suspect ran south down Ally 5 but had vanished by the time officers arrived. SMPD detectives and a forensics unit responded to the scene. Police charged Carl Marcel Nelson with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm. Nelson remains in jail on $2.2 million bail. He was arrested March 7 in the 10000 block of East Flower Street in Los

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Angeles, just two blocks away from the Los Angeles Convention Center. West End replaced the popular Zanzibar club in October 2016. It bills itself as “Santa Monica’s only true nightclub” featuring DJs, bands and other artists. Santa Monica saw a 12 percent increase in serious crime in 2017. While property crime has driven much of the increase, there was also a 3.8 percent increase in violent crime, a statistic that includes homicide, rape, robbery and assault. Police have yet to make any arrests in a Nov. party bus shooting at Palisades Park that left one woman dead and three others injured. Officers recovered six guns from that incident.

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and sometimes, even lap them.” In a concert series involving over 1,000 elementary, middle, and high school students with guest conductors including a Grammy award winner, Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati expressed his pride in the SMMUSD concert series and it’s students via a press release for the events. “These three concerts are the culmination of hard work and dedication by our students and music instructors,” Drati said. “We look forward to exceptional performances again this year.” In addition to the performances, each year Stairway of the Stars honors someone important to SMMUSD and it’s music programs.Recipients range from volunteers, financial benefactors, music foundations, and alumni. Last year, the Stairway Honor Award was given to Mark Bernard, a Samohi alumni who experienced his first Stairway of the Stars concert in 1971. This year, the award will be given to Tessa Vinson, a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, the premier band of the Marines. Vinson attended SaMoHi and went on to attend UC Santa Barbara and then the Manhattan School of Music before finding herself performing for the president. It’s achievements like these that bring accolades to an already impressive program. “This music program is arguably the best in the state and top in the nation,” Whaley says. “The teachers in the district are firstrate and so is the community here. That's what happens when everything is in place.” By “everything,” Whaley refers to the talent, the teachers that cultivate that talent, and support from the community to perpetuate Santa Monica music excellence. Last year the event brought in around $43,000


in revenue which essentially had Stairway break even. The goal isn’t to get donations,Whaley says, but once parents and community members see performances, donations trickle in. Money from donations to the program have helped serve economically disadvantaged children in the district, maintenance repairs of instruments, and providing students with extended lessons. “Every child in our district has music,” Whaley notes. “When they (parents) are proud, they support us. We have seven orchestras at Samohi, five full-time (music) teachers and over 900 students in the music program. That’s a third of the district performing music in some way.” Whaley adds that Samohi specifically sends about a third of their music students to an all-state orchestra. That equates to nearly 60 students performing at the highest level within the state, while most high schools send an average of ten. “Music brings everyone together,” Whaley says. “The Board, superintendent, mayors, you name it. The community support, they're all moved by the students.” All concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall auditorium. The Band concert will be on Wednesday, March 14. The Orchestra concert will be on Friday, March 16. Tickets will be available online until noon on the day of each concert. Remaining tickets for each concert will be on sale at the Barnum Hall box office. Proceeds from the ticket sales go right back into the districts music programs. General adult admission is $17 for each concert and youth/student is $12. Visit 3323215 for tickets.

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Grand theft 1300 block Wilshire 1:13 p.m. Public intoxication 2600 block Main 1:27 p.m. Burglary 200 block Bay 1:28 p.m. Auto burglary 1300 block 4th 2:36 p.m. Burglary 2200 block Lincoln 3:28 p.m. Traffic collision 4th / Colorado 3:34 p.m. Burglary 400 block Raymond 3:55 p.m. Indecent exposure 300 block Santa Monica Pier 4:03 p.m. Indecent exposure 300 block California Ave 4:10 p.m. Auto burglary 1000 block PCH 4:17 p.m. Traffic collision 9th / Montana 4:29 p.m. Battery 2200 block Virginia 4:33 p.m. Identity theft 200 block Ocean 5:01 p.m. Burglary 2000 block Olympic 5:11 p.m. Threats report 1300 block 2nd 5:30 p.m. Domestic violence 1200 block Euclid 5:31 p.m. Hit and run 3100 block Neilson 5:45 p.m. Petty theft 1400 block 3rd St Prom 5:53 p.m. Auto burglary 1100 block PCH 6:02 p.m. Traffic collision 1100 block Ashland 6:27 p.m. Indecent exposure 1300 block Lincoln 6:29 p.m. Traffic collision 20th / Wilshire 6:37 p.m. Trespassing 800 block Wilshire 7:55 p.m. Petty theft 300 block Santa Monica Pier 8:16 p.m. Hit and run Lincoln / Colorado 8:26 p.m. Hit and run Lincoln / Arizona 8:30 p.m. Fight 1300 block Santa Monica 8:47 p.m. Burglar alarm 200 block Broadway 9:01 p.m.


The Santa Monica Fire Department Responded To 30 Calls For Service On March 11. HERE IS A SAMPLING OF THOSE CALLS CHOSEN BY THE SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS STAFF. Emergency Medical Service 3100 block Main 3:29 a.m. EMS 3rd St Prom / Arizona 3:56 a.m. Traffic collision Stanford / Wilshire 7:34 a.m. EMS 2600 block 29th 9:06 a.m. EMS 1300 block 15th 9:33 a.m. EMS 2900 block Pico 9:42 a.m. EMS 1000 block 11th 9:49 a.m. EMS 2600 block 11th 10:45 a.m. EMS 500 block Olympic 10:46 a.m. EMS 1000 block Broadway 11:04 a.m. Automatic alarm 2200 block Colorado

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Your positive attitude opens fresh avenues. You'll be welcomed into an elite group next month. Singles fall in love. There will be practicalities to work out in May in order for domestic life to hit a groove. Once the personal realm settles in, a huge project is your ladder to your “next level” goals. Capricorn and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 33, 39, 2 and 14.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

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You're so charming that you could get by on just that if you wanted to, but no; you'd prefer not to. You've a strong desire to contribute something so useful it renders charm merely optional.

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It's important for people to feel a sense of progress in the early stages of a project. Use this on yourself. Set yourself up for an easy win right off the bat — something to keep you inspired as you go.

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This is the time to consider the goals that matter most to you and to your personal life. What's the vision here? Imagine it in crystal clarity. You need to see your endgame before you can design a method to achieve it.

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1968 LA school walkout protesters see link to Parkland teens BY RUSSELL CONTRERAS & NOREEN NASIR Associated Press

Participants in a 1968 Los Angeles high school walkout to protest dropout rates and paddle beatings for speaking Spanish that ended up prompting a wave of MexicanAmerican youth activism say they hear echoes of their demonstrations in the voices of outraged students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a mass shooting. “Just like we did, the students are taking a stand for their own humanity and they won't be stopped,” said Yoli Rios, 67, who walked out of class 50 years ago. Parkland students have held rallies, confronted elected officials and are promising to mobilize eligible youth to register to vote, all in an effort to push lawmakers for tougher gun-control laws. A national demonstration is planned Wednesday, when organizers have called for a 17-minute school walkout in memory of those who died last month. “It's amazing. They have that spirit we did 50 years ago,” said Bobby Lee Verdugo, 67, who is married to Rios. The East Los Angeles protests began when Mexican-American students from different


raise cash from the Beverly Hills crowd. Trump's arrival Tuesday will come just days after his Justice Department sued to block a trio of state laws designed to protect people living in the U.S. illegally. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown likened it to “an act of war” with Trump's administration. “The State of California is sheltering dangerous criminals in a brazen and lawless attack on our Constitutional system of government,” Trump complained in his weekly address, accusing California's leaders of being “in open defiance of federal law.” “They don't care about crime. They don't care about death and killings. They don't care about robberies,” he said, calling on Congress to block the state's federal funds. Last week, Oakland's mayor warned residents of an impending immigration raid — a move that Trump called disgraceful and said put law enforcement officers at risk. The state has also joined lawsuits aimed at stopping construction of Trump's stalled border wall. And its judges have repeatedly ruled against policies Trump has tried to enact. In recent months, Trump and other administration officials have threatened both

schools started speaking to each other about poor school conditions they all faced. Eventually, after school administrators refused to listen to their concerns, students at different high schools staged collective walkouts at the same time. A national outcry ensued after police beat peaceful student protesters with clubs and threw them on the ground before corralling the bloody teens on buses. Latino students in New Mexico and Texas followed with their own walkouts that historians say helped create the Chicano Movement and encouraged MexicanAmericans throughout the Southwest to run for public office and push for change. “A lot of us were nervous. And scared,” said Carlos Munoz, Jr., a student protester and now professor emeritus of Chicano Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. “People were not used to being part of mass protests and things like that.” Munoz was one of the 13 activists charged with disrupting the schools and faced 66 years in prison until the California State Appellate Court ruled that the charges against them violated their free speech rights. Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., a history professor at the University of Houston and author of “Let All of Them Take Heed: Mexican Americans and the Quest for

Educational Equality,” said both the East Los Angeles and the Parkland movements were sparked by a feeling of desperation by students who felt no one was listening. “At some point...the students realized their efforts had been in vain and they needed to take more radical steps,” San Miguel said. San Miguel said the East Los Angeles protests galvanized Mexican-American communities and stimulated youth activism against police brutality, discrimination and the Vietnam War. East Los Angeles students and those in other walkouts succeeded in convincing school districts to hire more Hispanic teachers, introduce bilingual and ethnic studies classes and end public swatting for speaking Spanish in class. It's unclear if the Parkland movement also will result in broad changes on gun control reforms, San Miguel said. Like with the Los Angeles walkouts, Rios said she sees parallels with how some have tried to discredit the Parkland students by calling their “crisis actors” or plants. “I remember someone going on TV and calling us Communists and said we were influenced by some little red book,” Rios said, referring to Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong's writings. “I had no idea what

Associated Press reporter Noreen Nasir contributed to this story from Washington, D.C.

to flood the state with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and to pull ICE out of the state completely. “I mean, frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California, you would have a crying mess like you've never seen in California,” Trump said last month, predicting “crime like nobody has ever seen crime in this country.” Meanwhile, Trump's acting ICE director has repeatedly threatened to increase its enforcement footprint in the state in retaliation for its limited cooperation with federal immigration authorities — and he appears to be making good on his promise. “California better hold on tight. They're about to see a lot more special agents, a lot more deportation officers,” Thomas Homan said on Fox earlier this year before his agency conducted a series of raids. White House officials said the trip has been in the works for months and the timing so close to recent flare-ups was coincidental. When asked if Trump planned to play nice on the trip, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “Look, I think if anybody is stepping out of bounds here, it would be someone who is refusing to follow federal law, which is certainly not the president. And we're going for what we hope to be an incredibly positive trip.” Trump's overnight visit will include a stop

in San Diego to inspect eight sample designs for the wall he's been raring to build. He will also be speaking with members of the military and traveling to Los Angeles for a splashy Beverly Hills fundraiser, where attendees will pay up to $250,000 per person. Trump's appearances in the left-leaning state during the 2016 campaign were marked by sometimes-violent clashes between his supporters and opposition groups. In some cases, protesters blocked traffic and threw rocks and beer bottles. Protests are expected during this trip. Trump's more than yearlong absence from the nation's most populous state — home to 1 in 8 Americans and, by itself, the world's sixth-largest economy — has been conspicuous but not surprising. Trump country, it's not. As a candidate, Trump suggested he could win California, a state that hasn't supported a Republican for the White House in three decades. Since his election, Sacramento has emerged as a vanguard in the so-called Trump resistance. Democratic state Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed over a dozen lawsuits to block administration proposals. California was the home of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, but Republican influence here has been fading for years as a surge in immigrants transformed the state and its vot-

ing patterns. The number of Hispanics, blacks and Asians combined has outnumbered whites since 1998. Meanwhile, the state's new voters, largely Latinos and Asians, lean Democratic, and Democrats hold every statewide office and control both chambers of the Legislature by hefty margins. Polls have found Trump deeply unpopular in the state, with most residents opposed to policies he's championed, such as expanding offshore drilling. Jessica Hayes, chairwoman of the San Diego County Democratic Party, said Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric plays especially poorly in a state with close trade and tourism connections with Mexico. “These are our neighbors. These are our friends,” she said. Trump has repeatedly floated the idea of flying in to pick the winning design for the border wall, telling rally-goers last year in Alabama: “I'm going to go out and look at them personally and pick the right one.” The Department of Homeland Security has said there's nothing to stop Trump from turning the wall design contest into a Miss Universe-style pageant. But the department also says it doesn't anticipate that a single prototype will be selected. Instead, the samples are expected “to inform future border wall design standards,” said spokesman Tyler Houlton.


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that was so I went down to Chinatown and got myself a copy out of curiosity.” Munoz said social media is helping the Parkland effort in ways the students in East Los Angeles never could have imagined. “With all due respect to my generation back in the 60s, the kids today are much more articulate,” Munoz said. “My God, I was so impressed by these young people that were confronting people like (U.S. Sen. Marco) Rubio on television and in public places and confronting the president of this country ... (the) voice is strong, it's vibrant and I'm very optimistic.” One Parkland student, Emma Gonzalez, has catapulted into the national spotlight for her passionate and strident appeal for change. After Verdugo saw Gonzalez on television at a Florida rally angrily criticizing politicians who take campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, he posted her photo on Facebook next to a picture of his wife as 17-year-old. “She has the same energy of Yoli,” Verdugo said. “Nothing stopped Yoli, and nothing will stop Emma. I can't wait to see what comes next.”





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