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THE NOONER for October 16, 2014

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FIXED: For those who were trying to renew or start a new annual subscription to The Nooner, the PayPal issue has been fixed. 

I've also launched a series of memos available to subscribers. Today I look at the landscape as Democrats try to hold the supermajority in the State Assembly. Here are a few paragraphs from a memo I put out this morning:

Democrats enter the 2014 election with a base of 27 State Senate seats, down one from the close of the 2014 legislative year due to redistricting. The 2011 redistricting takes effect this year for even-numbered districts, so the impact is felt by the loss of a seat in San Francisco (formerly held by Leland Yee) and the creation of a safe Republican seat in the Sierra foothills.

Thus, Democrats must maintain a net zero change to hold the a 27-vote supermajority.

. . .

Meanwhile, all eyes are on Orange County.

Anyway, on The Nooner subscription page, you can subscribe on that page for a full year ($39.99, ongoing at $3.99/month, or a pre-determined period for $3.99/month. Thus if you want access to additional insights between now and November 15, you can get it for only $3.99! Of course, the cool kids subscribe for a whole year.

More after the jump...

 

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AURAL PLEASURE: Our friend John Myers was given Michael Krasny's microphone on KQED Forum this morning to talk California politics. The first hour is the top-two primary, and the second hour is split between an interview with controller candidate Ashley Swearengin and gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari. You can listen to the program here.

Kevin de León was given the keys to the chamber with the red carpet last night at a big party at Walt Disney Concert Hall. I never get the good invitations.

VR DEADLINE: To register to vote for the November 4 general election, registrations must be completed by next Monday, October 20. Online voter registration must be completed by midnight, and paper applications must be postmarked by October 20. 

VOTE BY MAIL: For the longtime Nooner readers, you remember that I've reported on absentee ballot returns and provided spreadsheets from Paul Mitchell and Political Data Inc. that dove into who has voted. For your consumption, Paul has created an awesome interactive page that goes more deeply into the data and has provided it to you. 

So far, 100,003 VBMs have been reported returned, which is 1.8% of the 8,825,029 current vote by mail rolls and 0.89% of overall registration.

I'VE GOT FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: When John Burton opened his mail yesterday, he found a love note with $200,000 from Tom Steyer.

$$$: Incumbents out-raising challengers in 3 hot House races in state [Jean Merl @ LAT]

LET'S GO GIANTS: Cards @ Giants, 5:07pm PDT on Fox Sports 1. Oh, let's just get this little shindig done tonight at McCovey Cove.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Warren Furutani!

 

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**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • The San Diego County Water Authority is seeking applications for Assistant Management Analyst in the Government Relations Program.  This position is based in Sacramento and features a competitive salary ($30.59-41.14/hr) and fantastic benefits. The ideal candidate has strong written and verbal communication skills, is highly organized, is able to work independently, and is able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments on deadline with a "can-do" attitude.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong interest in promoting the goals of the Water Authority and the Government Relations Program. For further details and to apply, please visit: agency.governmentjobs.com/sdcwa.  The first application review will be on 10/29/14.

  • New Leaders Council Sacramento is accepting applications for their 2015 NLC Institute. New Leaders Council is a premier leadership, and professional development organization for young progressive professionals. Our Institute is an intensive 5 weekend over 5 month program that gives emerging leaders the tools and networks to succeed. Apply at newleaderscouncil.nationbuilder.com/fellows_application_2015. Applications close Nov. 11, 2014.
  • McCallum Group Inc/Collaborative BrainTrust Consulting Firm seeks administrative assistant to support lobbyists and vice presidents of Consulting firm.  Scheduling, travel arrangements; advanced phone and computer skills are desired.  Defined Benefit retirement plan, health stipend. Position starts in January. For more information on both firms, please visit mccallumgroupinc.com and collaborativebraintrust.com
    Resumes to Lori@cbtconsult.com

  • Learn the legislative process and best practices for effective lobbying. Cover the complete spectrum of governmental advocacy in two days. Veteran lobbyist Ray LeBov presents "Lobbying 101" and "Lobbying 201" seminars November 13-14. $250 each. Essential for lobbying firm principals / support staff, organizations that employ lobbyists, public agencies. Complete info / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.
  • District Coordinator for the Office of Senator Ricardo Lara, 33rd Senate District:
    Guided by a strategic plan, the District Coordinator will work in collaboration with district staff, legislative staff and the Chief of Staff, to implement outreach strategies that serve the community at large while also expanding the Senator’s base and visibility in his district. The District Coordinator will be responsible for managing district office staff; establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with local elected officials, community leaders, non-profit organizations, business groups in the district, and constituents. Candidates must have knowledge of government and the legislative process, strong management skills and excellent written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal communications skills. A successful candidate will have a flexible schedule that will often require working non-traditional hours, including weekends. District Coordinator will balance their time between Senator's Long Beach and Huntington Park offices.  Please submit resumes to erika.contreras@sen.ca.gov.

  • Special Assistant for the Office of Senator Ricardo Lara, 33rd Senate District:
    Special Assistant will assist the Senator in the daily functions of a legislative office, primarily ensuring the member is on schedule and prepared for district events, meetings and presentations. Will act as primary liaison and final editor for incoming and outgoing communication between the Senator and staff in preparation for legislative activities in the district. Will coordinate with district and event staff to advance events; provide administrative support;  ensure the Senator's transportation to and from events and meetings is taken care of; and keeps the Senator on-time, fully briefed and prepared for meetings, events, presentations, speeches, and trips. Must have knowledge of government and the legislative process and familiarity with the cities within Senate District 33 and Southern California, specifically Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach. Knowledge of Southern California area freeways and roads and a valid driver's license is required. A successful candidate will have a flexible schedule that will often require working non-traditional hours, including weekends. Position is located in Long Beach/Huntington Park. Please submit resumes to erika.contreras@sen.ca.gov.

  • UC Davis
    CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR 
    Salary: $3,652.00 - $6,573.58/MO 
    Final Filing Date: October 14, 2014  
    Responsible for providing the client a positive and productive transition experience to the Capital Region on behalf of the referring employer. View job description and apply at employment.ucdavis.edu Requisition number #03013057. A.A./E.O.E.
  • Nearly 50 candidates and officeholders have taken the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) up on its challenge to "just say no" to Big Tobacco campaign money.  With the recent launch of its www.notobaccomoney.org website, ACS CAN goes public with the names of candidates who have committed to swearing off tobacco campaign cash.  For more info, contact ACS CAN’s Tim Gibbs at tim.gibbs@cancer.org or 916 504-2484.  Paid for by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.   Not authorized by a candidate or committee controlled by a candidate.

  • League of California Cities - Public Affairs Program Manager. Work on a diverse range of issues and initiatives that impact local government. The position requires knowledge of campaign strategies, local government issues and knowledge of key government and private sector stakeholders Competitive salary/benefits. Information at www.cacities.org/employment.
  • Northern California Power Agency, a Roseville, California based Public Power Agency is hiring a State Government Relations Representative. To view job announcement and apply, please go to www.ncpa.com and click on the HR tab.
  • The non-profit Foster Youth Education Fund announces its annual Fashion Show (1:30 pm, Oct 12, Sac State) and Casino Night Gala (6 pm, Oct 23, Social Nightclub). Sponsorships and tickets are available to help raise funds for scholarships for former foster youth from the Sacramento region. Silent auction and raffle donations also being accepted. For details, sponsor levels, or tickets contact Cathy Senderling-McDonald at csend@cwda.org or 916-799-4471.


 

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   
California Peace and Freedom Party No No Yes No Yes Yes
Bakersfield Californian     No No No   
LA Daily News     No No    
LA Times Yes Yes  No No  Yes Yes
OC Register Yes Yes  No No  Yes No
Sacramento Bee   Yes No No No  No
San Francisco Chronicle    Yes No No Yes No
SJ MercNews Yes   Yes Yes No Yes No
UT San Diego Yes  Yes  No No No  No 

 

EditorialGovernorLtGovSecOfStateAttGenContTreasInsCommSupPubInstr
Bakersfield Californian         Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
LA Daily News   Newsom   Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang   Tuck
LA Times   Newsom Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang  Jones  Tuck
OC Register     Peterson    Swearengin      
SacBee   Newsom Padilla   Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
SF Chron Brown Newsom Peterson Harris Yee Chiang  Jones Tuck
SJ MercNews Brown Newsom  Peterson Harris Swearengin Chiang Jones  Tuck
UT San Diego Kashkari   Nehring Peterson     Swearengin  Chiang   Tuck

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Build Jobs Pac, Sponsored By The Building Industry Association Of The Bay Area Pam Bertani (Oppose) $12,776 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $34,544 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Dave Cortese (Support) $36,299 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Hardy Brown Jr. (Support) $4,750 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jay Hansen (Support) $4,853 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jessie Ryan (Support) $3,319 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $14,423 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Marc Steinorth (Support) $18,885 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
California Homeowners Association Gail Eastman (Oppose) $6,508 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
California Homeowners Association Neil Derry (Oppose) $9,238 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
California Homeowners Association Adam Gray (Oppose) $42,801 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
California Homeowners Association Melissa Fox (Oppose) $23,993 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
California Homeowners Association Kris Murray (Oppose) $6,508 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Darrell Fong (Support) $32,745 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $44,533 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
California Republican Party The Hon. George Runner (Support) $52,855 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Rudy Salas (Support) $15,000 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $19,211 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $200,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Californians For Clean Water Roma Elba (Oppose) $2,023 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Californians For Clean Water Sergio Calderon (Oppose) $2,023 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Dr. Richard Pan (Support) $34,123 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jose Solorio (Support) $65,624 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Cdf Firefighters Small Contributor Pac Rick Augustine (Support) $1,336 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Cdf Firefighters Small Contributor Pac Cindy Croucher (Support) $1,336 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Cdf Firefighters Small Contributor Pac Chris Winter (Support) $1,336 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Alex Padilla (Support) $169,250 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Andy Vidak (Oppose) $21,141 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Dart Container Corporation Richard Pan (Support) $50,312 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $8,683 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jacqui Irwin (Support) $8,683 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $8,683 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jacqui Irwin (Support) $8,683 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Keep Ca Strong Rudy Salas (Support) $28,450 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Marc Steinorth (Support) $46,842 09/22/2014 10/15/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Mike Gipson (Support) $13,514 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Marc Steinorth (Support) $28,806 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association James Vanderbilt (Oppose) $23,416 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Steve Cohn (Oppose) $38,985 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $27,090 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Pan For Senate 2014; Golden State Alliance Supporting Dr. Richard Dr. Richard Pan (Support) $18,735 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Personal Insurance Federation Committee Jose Solorio (Support) $18,162 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Powerpac.org Voter Fund, A Sponsored Committee Of Powerpac.org Dr. Jose F. Moreno (Support) $23,911 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Powerpac.org Voter Fund, A Sponsored Committee Of Powerpac.org Dr. Jose F. Moreno (Support) $1,498 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Kamala Harris (Support) $5,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Jose Solorio (Support) $33,360 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Elizabeth Echols (Support) $44,480 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Betty Yee (Support) $10,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Adam Gray (Support) $190,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Alex Padilla (Support) $5,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Jacqui Irwin (Support) $20,850 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Dave Jones (Support) $5,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) John Chiang (Support) $5,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $16,680 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Tom Torlakson (Support) $5,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Gavin Newsom (Support) $5,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Al Muratsuchi (Support) $23,630 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Fiona Ma (Support) $1,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Jerry Brown (Support) $10,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Budget Stabilization Account (Support) $910 10/08/2014 10/15/2014
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Budget Stabilization Account (Support) $176 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Funding For Water Quality, Supply, Treatment, And (Support) $910 10/08/2014 10/15/2014
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Funding For Water Quality, Supply, Treatment, And (Support) $176 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Sbranti For Assembly 2014, Sponsored By The California Teachers Association And California State Council Of Service Employees; Californians For Economic Prosperity To Support Tim Tim Sbranti (Support) $50,019 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $57,523 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $1,000 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Southern California Coalition Of Businesses And Taxpayers (sccbt) Jon Peat (Support) $5,639 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tim Sbranti (Oppose) $27,304 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California David Hadley (Support) $16,464 10/15/2014 10/15/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Marshall Tuck (Oppose) $345,853 10/14/2014 10/15/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Torlakson (Support) $477,606 10/14/2014 10/15/2014

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Prop. F backers look to buck S.F. 'new reality'
C.W. Nevius @
sfgate.com
It’s a virtual slam dunk that San Francisco voters will pass Proposition F next month. That’s the measure to raise the height limit on the waterfront at Pier 70 and clear the way for an extensive, attractive development at the rusted, abandoned shipyard.

Insurers' Spending Against Prop. 45 Tips Scale In Its Favor
latimes.com
Proposition 45, which would allow California's insurance commissioner to regulate rates for certain medical plans, is a close call for this voter.

Official in PG&E judge-shopping case won't vote on blast penalty
Jaxon Van Derbeken @
sfgate.com
A one-time consumer watchdog turned state regulator, embarrassed when secret e-mails showed he promised to help Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in a major rate-setting case, said Wednesday he won'€™t vote on whether to penalize the utility for the San Bruno disaster.

Election 2014: San Francisco, Berkeley Consider Soda Taxes
Lisa Aliferis @
blogs.kqed.org
They’re not the first cities to try to slap a tax on sugary beverages. In California alone Richmond and El Monte tried similar measures in 2012 -- and failed. New York City tried to ban large servings -- and failed.

Have Democrats Already Lost The Senate? Nope.
latimes.com
In my column on Wednesday , I wrote about the Democrats’ chronic difficulty in getting “unreliable voters” to turn out for midterm elections – like the one next month that will determine who controls the U.S. Senate and the agenda for President Obama ’s last two years in office.

Marijuana An Issue In State Attorney General Race
DON THOMPSON @
ocregister.com
A Republican fighting to unseat California's incumbent attorney general has adopted the unconventional strategy of seeking to legalize recreational marijuana as the centerpiece of his uphill campaign.

CalPERS Board Member Stripped Of Leadership Posts For Campaign Finance Infractions | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death.

Kevin De León Becomes State Senate Leader In $50,000 Event
Seema Mehta and Patrick McGreevy @
latimes.com
In an elaborate event at Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring mariachis, a Korean drum circle and a student color guard, Democrat Kevin de León was sworn in Wednesday as leader of the state Senate — the first Latino to hold the post since 1883.

Arkansas Voter Id Law Is Struck Down Before November Election
latimes.com
Arkansas’ voter identification law crumbled Wednesday when the state’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision to strike down the law.

State Supreme Court Lets Bullet Train Project Go Forward
Lauren Raab @
latimes.com
The state's $68-billion bullet train project will proceed after the California Supreme Court decided Wednesday not to review a lower court ruling that said project officials have complied with a high-speed rail ballot measure that voters approved in 2008.

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law, Saying It Exceeds State Constitution
rss.nytimes.com
The ruling came less than three weeks before an election in a state where there are several close contests this year, including for governor and the United States Senate.

Covered California Isn't Collaborating With Prop. 45 Foes
latimes.com
Covered California has indeed begun running ads that showcase real people who obtained health coverage because we are beginning the process of renewing our members and preparing for open enrollment starting Nov. 15. We also made the decision early on to pull those ads in the weeks leading to the election because the cost of advertising is high, which we will do starting Oct. 20. We will be back with far more advertising starting Nov. 5. Court's allegation that Covered California "collaborated" with the insurance industries' advertising in opposition to Proposition 45 is untrue.

Steve Glazer Promotes Republican, But Jerry Brown Endorses Tim Sbranti | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death.

Obama Postpones Campaign Trip To Meet With Top Officials On Ebola
latimes.com
President Obama postponed a campaign trip Wednesday to New Jersey and Connecticut to hold a meeting with top officials on the government’s response to the Ebola diagnoses in the U.S. in an effort to ensure the federal government is deploying all its resources, the White House said.

Incumbents Out-raising Challengers In 3 Hot House Races In State
latimes.com
Incumbents have out-raised challengers in at least three hot congressional races in California, reports filed tonight with the Federal Election Commission show.

Mirkarimi Domestic Violence Issue Haunts Assembly Race
Marisa Lagos @
sfgate.com
Two years after four members of the Board of Supervisors, including David Campos, voted to let Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi keep his job after his domestic violence conviction, the issue has taken center stage in Campos’ race against fellow Supervisor David Chiu for the Assembly.

Obama Tells Cdc He Wants Ebola 'swat Team' Ready To Go Anywhere
latimes.com
President Obama said Wednesday evening that he directed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a “SWAT team” to be ready to deploy anywhere in the country to help local healthcare systems respond to any Ebola cases.

Made In California: Steel Fabricator Hannibal Is Bouncing Back
latimes.com
During the worst of the recession, an executive at Hannibal Industries Inc. had a simple way of figuring out whether his employer was still in business.