This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:
- An appeals court judge temporarily blocked a new state election law on Monday, which could allow the recall election of an Orange County Democrat to happen this fall.
- Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger donated $100,000 to a Los Angeles group in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.
- Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra is joining San Francisco in lawsuits against the Trump administration's threat to block federal grants to "sanctuary cities.