49ERS: NEWS FROM CAMP

Gov. Jerry Brown, who once campaigned against the North American Free Trade Agreement and criticized the “insertion of Mexico into our economy,” pushed back his chair at a breakfast here Wednesday and looked on from the head table as Mexico’s secretary of economy heaped praise on the pact.

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An independent write-in candidate who ran in the primary to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging California’s ban on write-in contenders in the general election.
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The national economic recession ended five years ago, but recovery has varied widely and California doesn’t fare particularly well in a national survey of economic conditions in the nation’s 150 largest cities.
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The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.
On the second day of jury selection, two men who were about to go on trial in the $200,000 robbery of Cal Expo’s food vendor during the State Fair four years ago decided to plead no contest in the case.
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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein continued her push against expanding gambling in California, writing a letter Wednesday urging Attorney General Eric Holder to support a bill to ban internet gambling.
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Old Sacramento business owners aren’t the only people upset with the cancellation of the annual Gold Rush Days festival.

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