In this photo taken Friday, March 16, 2018, Benjamin Lin holds up a fur coat at the B.B. Hawk showroom in San Francisco. Fur trapping would be banned in California if the Legislature passes Assembly Bill 273 by Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. It would block the Department of Fish and Wildlife from issuing licenses.
In this photo taken Friday, March 16, 2018, Benjamin Lin holds up a fur coat at the B.B. Hawk showroom in San Francisco. Fur trapping would be banned in California if the Legislature passes Assembly Bill 273 by Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. It would block the Department of Fish and Wildlife from issuing licenses. Eric Risberg AP
In this photo taken Friday, March 16, 2018, Benjamin Lin holds up a fur coat at the B.B. Hawk showroom in San Francisco. Fur trapping would be banned in California if the Legislature passes Assembly Bill 273 by Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. It would block the Department of Fish and Wildlife from issuing licenses. Eric Risberg AP

Andrew Sheeler covers California’s unique political climate for McClatchy. He has covered crime and politics from Interior Alaska to North Dakota’s oil patch to the rugged coast of southern Oregon. He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks.