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THE NOONER for September 30, 2014

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  • Daddy Warbucks writes a $600,000 check to the California Republican Party.
  • The California Dems send $163k Jacqui Irwin's way.
  • And, Republicans on the Central Coast have a new interest in the Inland Empire, with $119k to Marc Steinorth.


#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Carrie McFadden, Bruce Pomer, and Bonnie Slosson!




EditorialProp 1: water bondProp 2: rainy day fundProp 45: health ratesProp 46: malpractice & testingProp 47: crim. penaltiesProp 48: gaming referendum
California Democratic Party Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
California Republican Party Yes Yes  No  No  No   
LA Times           Yes
Sacramento Bee     No No No  No
San Francisco Chronicle     No  No Yes No
SJ MercNews    Yes Yes No Yes  
UT San Diego Yes  Yes  No  No No  No 


LA Daily News           Chiang    
LA Times     Peterson Harris  Swearengin   Jones  Tuck 
SacBee   Newsom Padilla     Chiang   Tuck
SF Chron     Peterson          
SJ MercNews Brown Newsom  Peterson  Harris   Chiang Jones  Tuck 
UT San Diego     Peterson          Tuck




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  • Public school teacher David B. Cohen is traveling the state to answer questions such as What makes great teaching possible? What are the obstacles to creativity, innovation, and excellence – and how do teachers and schools overcome the obstacles? What keeps them going? He'll be writing a blog for EdWeek sharing stories from across the state. At the end of the year, he plans to self-publish a book about this educational journey with lessons about protecting and improving quality public education. See his project video and help fund his Kickstarter campaign.
  • The Los Angeles City Controller’s Office is hiring a Community Affairs and Engagement Coordinator. This position will work to increase public awareness of the work of the Controller and manage the Office’s interaction, engagement and response to constituents internally and externally. Job Announcement

  • Fiona Hutton & Associates Inc., a Los Angeles-based, issues-focused public relations/public affairs firm representing corporate, non-profit, government, trade association and political clients involved in complex and often controversial policy issues, is immediately hiring a full-time Executive Assistant.  Click on the link to get more information about how to apply.
  • Corporate sponsorships available for the Global War on Terror Traveling Wall at Capitol Park Nov. 7-11. Event sponsored by Assemblyman Cooley. Wall is a memorial to those killed in the Global War on Terror. Contact: Pete Conaty, 916 492-0550,
  • Join the Los Angeles County Young Democrats for our Annual Laurel Awards honoring Democrat of the Year Speaker Toni Atkins and Rising Star Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. More Information and Tickets Available at
  • ACLU of California seeks a Legislative Advocate in its Sacramento office. Salary dependent on experience. To view job announcement and application instructions, visit here.
  • Water District campaign in Santa Clara County seeking hourly paid canvassers to play a critical role in ensuring candidate’s message reaches targeted voters in the District this November. Responsibilities include door to door canvassing and other outreach efforts. Send resume and cover letter indicating availability to For more information go



Jerry Brown Approves Community College Bachelor's Degrees
Alexei Koseff @
Ivania Areas waits for the doors to open at the American River College Natomas Center on August 26, 2013.

School Superintendent Race Is Referendum On Teachers Unions :: Fox&hounds
While the battle for Superintendent of Public Instruction between two Democrats is drawing attention because it is the most hotly contested statewide political race, in the end the contest may not so much depend on voters feelings about the candidates as how they feel about the power wielded by teachers unions.

Controller 2014: Prop. 8 supporter Ashley Swearengin now backs gay marriage
Republican Ashley Swearengin, who supported Prop. 8 in 2008, now says that she supports gay marriage. "I do support Prop. 8," Swearengin said back when the initiative was riding high in the polls. "The way I came to that decision is frankly it represents my values and I have always believed the traditional definition of marriage as being between and man and a woman."

Initiative Reform -- One Bridge Short :: Fox&hounds
The bill lengthens the signature gathering period a month, a plus for grassroots organizations. It allows proposition proponents to pull an initiative if a legislative compromise is reached, an incentive for ballot measure authors to work with the legislature and vice-versa and certainly a step that can save state money and voter aggravation.

Actors Tout Tuck For Schools Superintendent
By Josh Richman Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:47 am in 2014 general, education, Tom Torlakson.

Brown Says He's Likely To Sign Plastic Bag Ban
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways.

Gov. Brown Signs Law Banning Tax Write-offs For Pro Sports Fines
Professional sports team owners will no longer be able to write-off league penalties from their taxes under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Ron Nehring’s Quest For Debate With Newsom Darkens
Christopher Cadelago @
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, right, and then-California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring talk during the opening night dinner of the California Republican Convention in Sacramento in 2011.

Swearengin To Ca Gop: Unity For Me But Not For Thee :: Fox&hounds
It is worth mentioning that Pete Peterson, the GOP nominee for Secretary of State, who won his primary on the strength of his political party affiliation, has said that he believes that because he is running to be the chief elections officer, that he should not endorse other candidates.

Power Of Feinstein, Boxer Hinges On Red-leaning Senate Races - Sfgate
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Ron Nehring’s quest for debate with Newsom darkens
Christopher Cadelago @
Ron Nehring, former head of the California GOP and candidate for lieutenant governor, is resorting to some unorthodox overtures after Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom rebuffed efforts to coordinate a debate.

Governor's Bill Signing Spree: California Becomes First State To Ban Plastic Bags | 89.3 Kpcc
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

The Buzz: Ron Nehring’s quest for debate with Newsom falters
Christopher Cadelago and Jim Miller @
Ron Nehring, former head of the California GOP and candidate for lieutenant governor, is resorting to some unorthodox overtures after Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom rebuffed calls to debate.

Government reveals $3.5 billion in industry payments to doctors, hospitals
Opening the book on hidden healthcare industry ties, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of financial relationships that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies.

Dan Walters Daily: Jerry Brown’s ‘canoe theory’ of politics
Alexei Koseff @
By paddling a little on the left and a little on the right, Gov. Jerry Brown steers down the political middle, Dan says.

Trial Begins In Lawsuit Over Aig's $182-billion Taxpayer Bailout
Bloomberg @
The U.S. extorted American International Group Inc. shareholders when it extended a $182-billion taxpayer bailout at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, a lawyer for Maurice "Hank" Greenberg said.

Political Stars Coming Out As House Races In State Heat Up
As races for House seats heat up in the closing weeks before the Nov. 4 elections, some big political stars from both major parties are lending their names in California contests.

California Burns Through Firefighting Budget -
California is just three months into its fiscal year, but it’s already exhausted its emergency firefighting budget. Now the state is tapping into reserves. 

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bills On Foster Youth
Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, social workers will be able to report their concerns if they believe that practices by county welfare agencies are endangering children.

California Senate Employees Testify On Retaliatory Workplace Culture
They didn’t trust a colleague. Felt their boss wouldn’t listen. Feared a powerful official would retaliate if they complained.

U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman Endorses Sheila Kuehl For County Supervisor
Retiring Westside Congressman Henry Waxman announced his backing of Sheila Kuehl for Los Angeles County supervisor on Monday, handing the former state senator a key endorsement as she heads into the final weeks of campaigning before the Nov. 4 election.

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Uc, CSU To Start Loan Program For Students Who Entered The Country Illegally
Katy Murphy @
Supported by UC and CSU and signed by the Governor Sunday, Senate Bill 1210 has established the California Dream Loan Program, which is expected to have up to 3,000 borrowers in its first year.

Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Franchise Bill
Jeremy B. White @
A man enjoys some McDonald’s food on May 23, 2012 in Vacaville, California.

Neel Kashkari, The $700 Billion Man, Makes A Bid For Governor In California
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