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THE NOONER for May 29, 2014

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Happy Thursday from downtown LA-LA Land.

INTERESTING READS:

CA33 (Coastal Los Angeles): Handicapping Hollywood's Congressional Race [Joel B. Pollak @ Breitbart] - "But this is Hollywood, and anything is possible."

Actually, Hollywood is not in CA33.

CD52 (San Diego): DeMaio's campaign office vandalized [Pauline Repard & Debbi Baker @ UTSD] - "Telephone cords had been cut, water was poured into a copy machine and on five laptop computers and another computer and monitor were smashed. Also cut was the campaign’s Internet access with a router and cable modem stolen, McCulloch said. He also said several hundred dollars worth of gasoline purchasing cards meant for volunteers were stolen."

AD17 (East SF): Campus-Chiu race shaping up as dress rehearsal [Marisa Lagos @ SFChron]

AD74 (Irvine): Who approved of Onofre's political message? [T.J. Simers @ OCR] - Karina "Onofre, who says she was "always a Democrat," but a "Republican for a year," before becoming a Democrat again, makes Sterling sound almost coherent. I would suggest she never agree to a sit down with Anderson Cooper."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Beth Miller

 

Returned Ballots as of May 28, 2014
 DemocratsRepublicansOtherTotal
Percent of ballots returned 8.4% 10.1% 6.0% 8.2%
Share of votes cast 44.5% 35.2% 20.3% 100%
Source: Political Data Inc.

 

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Editorial Board Endorsements
 GovernorLtGovSOSAGCONTREICSPI
Bakersfield Californian Jerry Brown, Neel Kashkari*   Dan Schnur  Kamala Harris Ashley Swearengin, Betty Yee     Marshall Tuck 
LA Daily News Jerry Brown, Neel Kashkari   Pete Peterson     Ashley Swearengin      
LA Times  Jerry Brown Gavin Newsom  Pete Peterson Kamala Harris  Ashley Swearengin John Chiang  Dave Jones Marshall Tuck
OC Register                
Sac Bee Jerry Brown, Neel Kashkari*   Dan Schnur, Alex Padilla   Betty Yee, Ashley Swearengin     Marshall Tuck
San Jose Mercury News                
SFChron Jerry Brown    Dan Schnur   Betty Yee     Marshall Tuck
UT San Diego Not Tim Donnelly              Marshall Tuck 
* mostly endorsements of Brown re-election, with suggestion that Kashkari is best for the GOP/campaign.

 

 

 


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**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • SPECIAL BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE OFFER FROM CAPITOL SEMINARS. Register for “Lobbying 101” seminar at $250 and attend "Lobbying 201" free. June 5-6 only. Veteran lobbyist Ray LeBov takes you through the legislative process and the complete spectrum of governmental advocacy in two days. Offer limited to first 10 registrants. Call 916-442-5009 or click raylebov.com/alternate-registration-form/ and enter BOGO SPECIAL in "Comments" field.
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Government Relations Director, Los Angeles Region. Direct ACS CAN government relations program in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo Counties. Based in Los Angeles. Manage relationships with local, state & federal elected officials. Build coalitions. Serve as spokesperson. Some fundraising. 5-7 years policy & political experience. Spanish speaker preferred. Min. Salary: $77K. Info & application online: www.acscan.org/careers, Job ID: 17114.
  • Attorney or near-attorney interested in lobbying, developing public policies to protect the First Amendment, the public’s right to know and a fair and equitable California business environment.  More fun than a truck o’ monkeys.  Benefits.  EOE. Cover letter and Resume to jim@cnpa.com.
  • Executive Director - The Sacramento LGBT Community Center is in its 28 year serving the community located in the heart of Sacramento’s Lavender Heights neighborhood. As the chief executive officer, the ED leads the organization and is responsible for the overall administration and management of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center and fulfillment of its mission.  Center’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.
  • The Michelson 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) is pleased to invite policy makers, staff, and members of the Capitol Community to a free screening of the Ivory Tower on June 16 at 6:00 PM at the beautiful Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento. This groundbreaking documentary focuses on the issues surrounding higher education affordability in light of rapidly rising tuition and national student debt, which has now surpassed $1.2 trillion. The screening will be followed by an informative discussion with director Andrew Rossi and leading higher education advocates. RSVP @ eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-ivory-tower-with-director-andrew-rossi-tickets-11560215917. Please contact Sergio Rosas Sergio@20mm.org, 626.396.7071, or Reid Milburn at, Reid.Milburn@gmail.com, 916.969.6171, for more information.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Capitol Network is hosting its 26th annual charitable golf tournament and wine and olive oil tasting Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Yocha Dehe Golf Club. For more information visit capitol-network.org.
  • California Medical Association seeks experienced Executive Assistant/Scheduler to support the Chief Operating Officer. Strong organizational, communication and technical skills required. Competitive salary/full benefits. More info here: www.cmanet.org/about/careers-with-cma/
  • Zan Media (415-897-8393) provides one stop shopping for campaigns, issues, measures. Media pros with 34 year track record - TV/radio ads, PSA’s and persuasive web videos, video news releases.
    "Working with Zan Media always helps me get the message across. Chris and Don Scioli have fun, creative concepts that they make even better when translated to video. Zan Media’s work really works for me!”"
    — CYNTHIA MURRAY, FORMER MARIN COUNTY SUPERVISOR, PRES.&CEO NORTH BAY LEADERSHIP COUNCI
  • 7th Annual Assembly Veteran of the Year Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25th (Sacramento Convention Center). Corporate & individual sponsorships are available. The event is co-sponsored by Assemblymembers Pérez, Quirk-Silva & Chávez. All Assemblymembers select a veteran to honor from their district. For more information contact: Pete Conaty, 916 492-0550, pconaty@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Betsy Butler (Oppose) $120,743 05/23/2014 05/28/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Prophet Walker (Oppose) $23,499 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $52,459 05/24/2014 05/28/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $39,693 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $37,143 05/19/2014 05/28/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $24,271 05/22/2014 05/28/2014
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys And Conservationists. Richard Pan (Oppose) $31,984 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Jim Cooper (Support) $11,909 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
California Black Political Action Committee Alex Johnson (Support) $26,583 05/23/2014 05/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Autumn Burke (Support) $7,938 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $17,969 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $38,742 05/23/2014 05/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $3,455 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Steve Glazer (Support) $990 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
California Professional Firefighters Ie Pac Rick Roelle (Support) $15,932 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Steve Glazer (Support) $652 05/21/2014 05/28/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Marc Levine (Support) $22,347 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Jay Obernolte (Support) $12,980 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Ling-ling Chang (Support) $15,805 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Steve Glazer (Support) $60,000 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
California Senior Advocates League Pac Marshall Tuck (Support) $375,000 05/22/2014 05/28/2014
California Senior Advocates League Pac Marshall Tuck (Support) $97,000 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Richard Pan (Support) $171,875 05/02/2014 05/28/2014
California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Patrick Odonnell (Support) $16,407 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
Californians Against Wasteful Spending Jeff Stone (Oppose) $25,504 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Candidate Betsy Butler (Oppose) $33,696 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Bob Wieckowski (Oppose) $15,000 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $29,564 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Suja Lowenthal (Oppose) $19,020 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Dr. Richard Pan (i) (Support) $24,509 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jim Cooper (Support) $35,000 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Mike Gipson (Support) $24,965 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Nurses, Teachers And Working Families United To Support David David Chiu (Oppose) $25,380 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014; San Franciscans To Hold Campos Accountable, Vote No On David Campos (Oppose) $31,375 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014; San Franciscans To Hold Campos Accountable, Vote No On David Campos (Oppose) $33,035 05/28/2014 05/28/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014, San Franciscans For Effective Government To Support David David Chiu (Support) $2,933 05/23/2014 05/28/2014
Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Alfonso Sanchez (Oppose) $44,468 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Connie Leyva (Support) $32,105 05/24/2014 05/28/2014
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Jerry Brown (Support) $13,500 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Doctors Of Optometry For Better Healthcare Sponsored By The California Optometric Association Pac Roger Dickinson (Support) $75,000 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Doctors Of Optometry For Better Healthcare Sponsored By The California Optometric Association Pac Edward P. Hernandez (Support) $75,000 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Bonnie Garcia (Support) $15,692 05/24/2014 05/28/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Bill Dodd (Support) $36,172 05/23/2014 05/28/2014
Independent Voter Pac Amy Howorth (Support) $3,500 05/27/2014 05/28/2014
International Longshore And Warehouse Union Local 13 Pac   $3,238 05/30/2014 05/28/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Bob Wieckowski (Oppose) $14,695 05/27/2014 05/28/2014

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Jerry Brown, Tim Donnelly Lead California Governor's Race, Poll Finds
latimes.com
California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for reelection and Republican tea party favorite Tim Donnelly , an assemblyman from Twin Peaks in San Bernardino County, remains his strongest challenger, according to a new opinion poll released by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution on Wednesday.

Fracking Moratorium Dies In California Senate
Laurel Rosenhall @
blogs.sacbee.com
An effort to halt the oil extraction process known as fracking failed in the California Senate as lawmakers rejected a bill that would have banned the practice until a state-commissioned study proves it is safe.

9th Circuit Rejects Brown's Prison Oversight Appeal
latimes.com
A federal appeals court Wednesday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown 's challenge of a lower court ruling that requires the state to provide three months' warning before seeking to end federal oversight of California's prison system.

S.F. Ellis Act Reform Bill Rejected By Legislature - Politics Blog
blog.sfgate.com
SB1182 would have required a San Francisco landlord to own a building for at least five years before they could evict tenants using the Ellis Act. The 1986 state law allows property owners to evict tenants in order to get out of the rental business, but it has been used by speculators as a way to buy affordable properties, evict tenants and flip the rental for profit.

Senate Dems push for spending on mentally ill criminals
Laurel Rosenhall @
sacbee.com
As budget negotiations reach their final weeks in the state Capitol, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is pressing for more spending to treat mental illness among inmates and people being released from prison, arguing that the proposals will reduce prison crowding and promote public safety.

$9 Billion School Construction Bond Moves Toward November Ballot | Edsource Today
edsource.org
The Assembly Appropriations Committee has finally put a dollar figure to a school construction bond measure that it wants to place on the November ballot: $9 billion.

Bill To Penalize High Chief Executive Pay Falls Short In Calif. Senate
latimes.com
The California Senate on Wednesday could not muster the votes to pass a measure that would have penalized high chief executive salaries with higher corporate taxes.

Legislative Staff May Get Whistleblower Protection
sfgate.com
The state Assembly has unanimously approved a bill providing whistleblower protections to legislative staff members, one of several bills moving through the Legislature in the wake of legal scandals that have led to the suspension of three lawmakers.

California Lawmakers Reject Bill Requiring Labeling On Gmo Foods | Reuters
Jennifer Chaussee @
reuters.com
Wed May 28, 2014 11:50pm EDT

Bills On Crack Cocaine, Medicinal Pot Advance In California
latimes.com
State lawmakers Wednesday gave initial approval to proposals that would reduce penalties for selling crack cocaine, require medical marijuana dispensaries to get state licenses and allow people in the country illegally to get student loans for college.

House Veterans Affairs Hearing On Healthcare Inquiry Turns Testy
latimes.com
Veterans Affairs officials came in for a bipartisan tongue-lashing Wednesday night from the House Veterans' Affairs Committee , with lawmakers accusing the VA of "stonewalling" requests for documents pertinent to the investigation into long wait times for healthcare. 

Gov. Jerry Brown Says 2016 Democratic Nomination Is Hillary Clinton’s ‘if She Wants’
washingtonpost.com
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images - California Gov. Jerry Brown, who rivaled Bill Clinton in 1992, said he is ready to support Hillary Rodham Clinton if she seeks the presidency in 2016.

Ironic twist in Jerry Brown's contract talks with lawyers
Jon Ortiz @
sacbee.com
If the state attorneys union wants an eloquent argument for Gov. Jerry Brown to give a substantial pay raise, its negotiators could consult another powerful public official: Attorney General Jerry Brown.

Obama Delays Deportation Review, Putting Immigration Onus On Gop
latimes.com
The White House's surprise decision Wednesday to delay a review of deportations once again revived the immigration debate, shifting focus away from President Obama — who has increasingly come under fire from immigrant advocates as the "deporter in chief" — and throwing the issue back into the laps of reluctant House Republicans .

Uop Forecast Sees Better Economic Fortunes For State, Region
Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
The economy and job growth will continue to gather strength over the next year, in Sacramento and the rest of the state, according to a forecast released today by the University of the Pacific.

Sisi's Crushing Presidential Election In Egypt Undercut By Turnout
latimes.com
Victory celebrations erupted by backers of Abdel Fattah Sisi, who easily won election as Egypt’s next president, according to unofficial talllies released by his campaign early Thursday.

S.F. restaurateur Lorenzo Petroni dies at 75
sfgate.com
For more than 40 years, Mr. Petroni's North Beach Restaurant was a gathering place for the city's important people - political leaders, lawyers, executives, artists, writers - as well as people from all walks of life. Among the regulars at the North Beach were senators, governors, every mayor of San Francisco in the past 44 years, and nearly every San Francisco political figure. "Every important person in town ate there," said former Mayor Willie Brown, who had lunch or dinner at the North Beach usually twice a week. Clint Reilly - a political consultant, business executive and old friend of Mr. Petroni's - said he was "one of a kind, a San Francisco icon." Wrote Tony Gantner, in a profile of Mr. Petroni for the San Francisco City Star, he worked 10 years without a vacation and "earned every dollar the hard way." During the city's annual Columbus Day parade, he would dress in a toga and offer parade participants wine in a paper cup as the parade passed his restaurant. In 1992, Mr. Petroni and his wife, Maria Elena, purchased a 37-acre property in the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma County and built the Petroni Vineyards. Staunch conservative In a liberal city, Mr. Petroni was a staunch conservative and did not hesitate to press his views on the region's top politicians.

Bill would tie state corporate tax rate to CEO pay
JUDY LIN Associated Press @
utsandiego.com
The state Senate is voting on legislation that would tie California's corporate tax rate to executive compensation in an effort to address the growing wealth gap.

Bill To Restrict Vehicle-tracking Technology Fails
sacbee.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Senate on Wednesday failed to pass a bill that would have placed restrictions on vehicle-tracking technology to protect people's privacy.

Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest
latimes.com
The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates.