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THE NOONER for October 22, 2014

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The field is finalized for the December 9 special election for Rod Wright's SD35 State Senate seat:

  • Louis L. Dominguez (Party Preference: Democratic) – Retired Classroom Teacher
  • Isadore Hall, III (Party Preference: Democratic) – Assemblyman/Reserve Sheriff
  • Hector Serrano (Party Preference: Democratic) – Harbor Planning Commissioner
  • James Spencer (Party Preference: Republican) – Businessman

In other words, Izzy should be identified as "Senator." It's a good reminder that "top two" doesn't work the same way in special elections. If someone receives 50%+1, they win the seat outright, as I expect Hall will.

Soon to be former Assemblymember Tim Donnelly has put out a voter guide for the general election, although the sender screwed up his name, so it arrives in your email program as "Tim Donnell's Voter Guide." On statewides, Donnelly only endorses in Controller, Secretary of State, and Insurance Commissioner. 

THE OC: John Myers looks at the senate and assembly races in Orange County and quotes some dude named Scott Lay.

RUH-ROH: Alameda County Alerts Berkeley Voters to Ballot Snafu [Dan Brekke @ KQED]- "The ballots arrived in voters’ mailboxes last month. In addition to the legend "Official Election Balloting Material," the ballots’ address window says, "Election Day November 5, 2014." That’s a day after the actual election day, Nov. 4, which is also the deadline for the county Registrar of Voters to receive mail-in ballots. Under state law, ballots not turned in by 8 p.m. that night will not be counted."

 

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**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • Please join us for Capitol Network's fall luncheon featuring Diane Boyer-Vine, Legislative Counsel, on Thursday, November 6 from 11:30 am – 1 pm. Ms. Boyer-Vine will be sharing information about the inner workings of the Office of Legislative Counsel, the legislature's official attorney. In addition, Ms. Boyer-Vine will offer insights about her professional career and how she got to her current position. Register HERE: www.eventbrite.com/e/capitol-network-luncheon-featuring-diane-boyer-vine-legislative-counsel-tickets-13192034731

  • The California Hotel & Lodging Association seeks a Communications & Legislative Coordinator to manage the association's legislative and regulatory effort and political action committees, including coordination with lobbying firm, outside accounting firm and staff accounting.  Skilled communication and writing skills are required to direct and manage member communications, including a printed magazine, an electronic newsletter and member/industry alerts, and updating the web site. Email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to michelle@calodging.com

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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  Yes  Yes No No No  No 
Fresno Bee         No No
LA Daily News   Yes 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    Newsom   Harris Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
Fresno Bee   Newsom Peterson   Swearengin Chiang Jones  
LA Daily News Brown Newsom   Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang   Tuck
LA Times Brown Newsom Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang  Jones  Tuck
OC Register     Peterson    Swearengin Chiang    
SacBee Brown 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
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Michael Gipson (Support) $18,193 10/17/2014 10/21/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Tony Thurmond (Support) $23,958 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Prophet Walker (Oppose) $20,452 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Michael Gipson (Support) $6,817 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Rick Cassar (Support) $309 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $59,351 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $113,145 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $35,760 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Jeff Stone (Oppose) $14,782 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Jeff Stone (Oppose) $14,048 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $1,083 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $14,042 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Dominic Caserta (Support) $1,757 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Patrick Kolstad (Support) $7,027 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Dave Cortese (Oppose) $36,299 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Jamie Matthews (Support) $1,757 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Democratic Party Tom Torlakson (Support) $82,326 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Elizabeth Echols (Support) $50,775 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Homeowners Association Ann Gaido (Oppose) $14,750 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Homeowners Association Marc Harris (Support) $447 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
California Homeowners Association Melissa Fox (Oppose) $4,500 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Homeowners Association Jacqui Irwin (Oppose) $16,044 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
California Homeowners Association Jacqui Irwin (Oppose) $16,548 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Homeowners Association Gail Eastman (Oppose) $12,025 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
California Homeowners Association Larry Agran (Oppose) $14,750 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors David Hadley (Oppose) $28,852 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Darrell Fong (Support) $34,516 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
California Republican Party Kathleen Henry (Oppose) $2,500 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $13,875 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $22,404 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
California Taxpayers Advocate Prophet Walker (Support) $6,089 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $480,000 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Dr. Richard Pan (Support) $200,000 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jose Solorio (Support) $49,105 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Nurses, Teachers And Working Families United To Support David David Chiu (Oppose) $17,539 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Caring For Californians Sponsored By Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West And California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems Richard Pan (Support) $200,000 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Cdf Firefighters Small Contributor Pac Adam Gray (Support) $10,000 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jeff Stone (Oppose) $17,053 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Bonnie Garcia (Support) $17,053 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Golden State Mobilehome Owners League Pac Roger Dickinson (Support) $1,425 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Golden State Mobilehome Owners League Pac Roger Dickinson (Support) $125 10/18/2014 10/21/2014
Golden State Mobilehome Owners League Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $1,596 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Grow Elect Rodolfo Rudy Mendoza (Support) $25,000 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Mario Guerra (Support) $51,452 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Keep Ca Strong Tony Thurmond (Support) $15,104 10/08/2014 10/21/2014
Keep Ca Strong Jacqui Irwin (Support) $25,000 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Keep Ca Strong Mike Gipson (Support) $20,000 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Keep Ca Strong Jim Cooper (Support) $30,461 10/06/2014 10/21/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Marc Steinorth (Support) $23,801 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Mike Gipson (Support) $5,732 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Prophet Walker (Oppose) $5,732 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Levin Simes Llp Drug & Alcohol Testing Of Doctors. Medical Neglig (Support) $2,144 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $72,551 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Ashley Swearengin (Oppose) $135,482 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association James Vanderbilt (Oppose) $20,592 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association Jose Moreno (Oppose) $20,592 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Parents And Teachers For Putting Students First Bonnie Garcia (Support) $25,468 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Personal Insurance Federation Committee Jose Solorio (Support) $18,162 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Powerpac.org Voter Fund, A Sponsored Committee Of Powerpac.org Dr. Jose F. Moreno (Support) $2,815 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Powerpac.org Voter Fund, A Sponsored Committee Of Powerpac.org Dr. Jose F. Moreno (Support) $8,022 10/17/2014 10/21/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Betty Yee (Support) $50,000 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Protecting Choice In California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of California Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $2,605 10/19/2014 10/21/2014
Protecting Choice In California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of California Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $10,000 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Protecting Choice In California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of California Young Kim (Oppose) $2,605 10/19/2014 10/21/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Californias Against Higher Healthcare Costs (Oppose) $523 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Connie Boardman (Oppose) $4,249 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Joe Shaw (Oppose) $7,081 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
San Franciscans For A Safe And Affordable City With Major Funding By San Francisco Police Officers Association Pac And San Francisco Fire Fighters Pac, Yes On J David Chiu (Support) $4,173 10/04/2014 10/21/2014
San Franciscans For A Safe And Affordable City With Major Funding By San Francisco Police Officers Association Pac And San Francisco Fire Fighters Pac, Yes On J David Chiu (Support) $28,203 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Sbranti For Assembly 2014, Sponsored By The California Teachers Association And California State Council Of Service Employees; Californians For Economic Prosperity To Support Tim Catharine Baker (Oppose) $36,442 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
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) $72,064 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Southern California Coalition Of Businesses And Taxpayers (sccbt) Jon Peat (Support) $14,808 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $19,698 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Mario Guerra (Support) $38,811 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Shirley Anderson (Support) $5,105 10/10/2014 10/21/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Shirley Anderson (Support) $945 10/17/2014 10/21/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Barbara Stevens (Support) $5,105 10/10/2014 10/21/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Barbara Stevens (Support) $910 10/17/2014 10/21/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Marshall Tuck (Oppose) $308,000 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Torlakson (Support) $425,333 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $76,443 10/21/2014 10/21/2014
Vote Planned Parenthood Northern California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund Tim Sbranti (Support) $11,000 10/20/2014 10/21/2014
Agnew & Brusavich, A Professional Corporation Yes On Prop 46 $30,000 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Alliance Of Energy, Labor And Healthcare Invested In The Middle Class Anthony Cannella (Support) $6,970 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Alliance Of Energy, Labor And Healthcare Invested In The Middle Class Water Bonds (Support) $1,035 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Alliance Of Energy, Labor And Healthcare Invested In The Middle Class State Budget (Support) $1,035 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Alliance Of Energy, Labor And Healthcare Invested In The Middle Class Adam Gray (Support) $6,970 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Rick Cassar (Support) $207 10/18/2014 10/20/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Maria Nieto Senour (Support) $104 10/18/2014 10/20/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Peter Zschiesche (Support) $104 10/18/2014 10/20/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Maria Nieto Senour (Support) $141 10/19/2014 10/20/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Peter Zschiesche (Support) $141 10/19/2014 10/20/2014
Build Jobs Pac, Sponsored By The Building Industry Association Of The Bay Area Jim Spering (Support) $23,026 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations Andy Vidak (Support) $30,827 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations Jose Solorio (Oppose) $166,764 10/13/2014 10/20/2014
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations Jose Solorio (Oppose) $178,256 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $60 10/15/2014 10/20/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $20,390 10/14/2014 10/20/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $18,976 10/17/2014 10/20/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $22,404 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Richard Pan (Support) $83,255 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $99,828 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $27,751 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California Taxpayer Protection Committee Scott Peotter (Support) $1,515 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California Taxpayer Protection Committee Diane Dixon (Support) $1,515 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California Taxpayer Protection Committee Duffy Duffield (Support) $1,515 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
California Taxpayer Protection Committee Kevin Muldoon (Support) $1,515 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Matt Dababneh (Support) $15,831 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Rudy Salas (Support) $10,000 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $25,000 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Steve Fox (Support) $54,540 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Adam Gray (Support) $5,000 10/18/2014 10/20/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jim Cooper (Support) $3,750 10/18/2014 10/20/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jose Solorio (Support) $49,105 10/18/2014 10/20/2014
Caring For Californians Sponsored By Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West And California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $59,401 10/19/2014 10/20/2014
Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Andy Vidak (Oppose) $41,439 10/14/2014 10/20/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Ian Calderon (Support) $9,000 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Adam Gray (Support) $9,936 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Eric Linder (Support) $5,247 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Rudy Salas (Support) $18,000 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jeff Stone (Oppose) $85,117 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jeff Stone (Oppose) $78,257 10/18/2014 10/20/2014
Families For An Affordable San Francisco, Sponsored By Labor And Community Organizations David Campos (Support) $19,153 10/19/2014 10/20/2014
Fresno Firefighters Legislative Action Committee Esmeralda Soria (Support) $2,500 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Stewart Chen (Support) $4,500 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Golden State Mobilehome Owners League Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $1,650 10/02/2014 10/20/2014
Golden State Mobilehome Owners League Pac Roger Dickinson (Support) $1,100 10/02/2014 10/20/2014
Jones For City Council 2014. Sponsored By Fremont Police Association, Fremont Police Association Pac To Support Rick Bob Wieckowski (Support) $3,513 10/10/2014 10/20/2014
Keep Ca Strong Jim Cooper (Support) $25,000 10/19/2014 10/20/2014
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Ashley Swearengin (Oppose) $135,482 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $101,206 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Personal Insurance Federation Committee Jose Solorio (Support) $18,162 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Sandra Fluke (Support) $745 10/01/2014 10/20/2014
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Sandra Fluke (Support) $3,150 10/19/2014 10/20/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Elizabeth Echols (Support) $12,395 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Kevin Haskins (Support) $38,081 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $7,475 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $87,549 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $16,464 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tim Sbranti (Oppose) $27,407 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tony Mendoza (Oppose) $100,000 10/20/2014 10/20/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 (mpo); American Federation Of Teachers - Kids, Families And Teachers Supporting Marshall Tuck (Oppose) $227,250 10/17/2014 10/20/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $244,375 10/20/2014 10/20/2014

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Rep. Mike Honda attacks Ro Khanna as race tightens
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Honda’s new television ad hit the airwaves this week, hitting Khanna as the tool of the “billionaires, right-wing activists (and) corporate interests” who the incumbent says are funding his campaign. Khanna, a 38-year-old Silicon Valley attorney, has spent millions on TV ads and mailers attacking the 73-year-old Honda as a politician of the past, a do-nothing congressman who needs to make way for someone better attuned to the needs of the high-tech industry in the 17th Congressional District, which includes Fremont, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and part of San Jose. “I don’t think there’s anyone — Democrat, Republican or decline to state — who wants a congressman who refuses to reach across partisan lines and who isn’t willing to put his constituents ahead of party politics,” said Tyler Law, a spokesman for Khanna. Honda’s new ad features little more than “guilt by association,” said Law, by spotlighting Khanna donors like PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, who has given $2 million to the Republican-oriented Club for Growth, and Marc Leder, a supporter of Republicans, including 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, but who also gives to Democrats such as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. The new advertising push reflects the differing strategies of the two campaigns, Gerston added, with Khanna marketing himself to the district’s moderate and conservative voters while Honda appeals to his Democratic base by painting Khanna as “a Republican in Democratic clothing.” While Khanna spent much of his campaign money during the primary to build his name identification with voters, Honda “conserved his resources to spend when the voters are paying more attention to the race,” especially those who remain undecided, Kembaiyan said.

Weirdest, Wackiest Facts About Oakland’s Mayoral Candidates - Politics Blog
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Oakland candidate Rebecca Kaplan returns major Lew Wolff checks
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In what may have been a violation of city campaign laws, Oakland mayoral candidate the A’s 10-year lease extension at the Coliseum. City law bars anyone in contract talks with the city from donating to a candidate from the start of negotiations until six months after the deal is done. Before Kaplan’s campaign said it was returning the checks, a spokesman for City Attorney Barbara Parker said her office would need time to look into their legality and referred us in the meantime to Oakland Public Ethics Commission executive Whitney Barazoto. Barazoto told us she too would have to take a closer look, but also said she couldn’t comment because her agency is already investigating a pair of complaints filed against Kaplan’s recently shuttered Safe Streets and Local Jobs campaign fund. [...] Kaplan closed it down in June amid reports she had used the account to help fund her 2010 mayoral campaign and was perhaps preparing to do so again this year. “But there is a wrong way and right way to go about influencing health policy and lifestyle choices,” said Salazar, explaining his new gig with the American Beverage Association California’s political action committee.

L.A. County OKs Contract To Design New Touch-screen Voting System
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Los Angeles County is moving to overhaul the way millions of residents vote by replacing the antiquated, ink-based balloting system with modern touch-screen machines.

Jerry Brown Bets Pizza On World Series; Jay Nixon Offers Ribs | The Sacramento Bee
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Prop. 46 Pits Doctors Against Lawyers - The Orange County Register
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A proposed jump in pain and suffering payouts, random drug testing for doctors, and medical privacy are part of contentious debate.

Alameda County Alerts Berkeley Voters To Ballot Snafu | Kqed News
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An Alameda County mail-in ballot, with incorrect date of 2014 general election showing in address window at lower right.

Dirty Tricks Alleged In Assembly Campaign
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A calendar of fun things to do in the Valley in October 2014.

Something New: Cross Party Appeal :: Fox&hounds
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It will be interesting to see if these mailers lead voters to take the opportunity of the cross party choices the top two gives them; and even more interesting if some candidates end up owing their elections not only to the voters of their own party but voters of the opposite party as well.

Giants pitcher Sergio Romo hurls heated words at S.F. police
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Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo had a few choice words for San Francisco police the other night, after the cops received a report that two men were trying to push a woman into an SUV on a downtown street. According to police sources, officers were sent to Taylor and Post streets near Union Square about 2 a.m. Friday — hours after the Giants had clinched their World Series berth — to respond to a report that one of the men forcing the woman into the vehicle had her in a bear hug. The cops eventually determined that the two couples had been having a good time on the town when Romo’s girlfriend spotted a text from his ex-girlfriend on his cell phone and became upset. On New Year’s Day 2013, Romo was cited at the Las Vegas airport after getting into a loud argument with a Transportation Security Administration agent at a checkpoint after apparently failing to provide proper identification. With the clock ticking down, the Oakland City Council on Tuesday gave a revamped group planning the Coliseum City stadium development a 90-day extension of its exclusive negotiating agreement with the city. Council members told us they were encouraged by the team’s 11th-hour addition of new deep-pocket investors being represented by San Diego asset manager Floyd Kephart, chairman of the board of Renaissance Cos. Kephart is expected to take the lead role in the newly reconstituted group, New City Development LLC. Hillary Weiner is making her first run for political office as a candidate for the Orinda school board — and the 200 lawn signs she has up all over town are provoking lots of talk, not all of it complimentary.

Ex-immigration Officer Gets 51 Months In Prison For Taking Bribes
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A former immigration officer convicted of taking bribes from Cambodian immigrants to allow them to stay in the country has been sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison.

Education Secretary Says Time To Debate Preschool Is Over | 89.3 Kpcc
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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was the keynote speaker Tuesday at a White House summit in Los Angeles focused on the importance of early learning. Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC

Brownie Mary Democratic Club Rises In East Bay
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By Josh Richman Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:34 am in Alameda County, Democratic Party, Democratic politics, marijuana.

Obama: Apathy, Not Voter Id, Keeps Minorities From Polls | Thehill
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Controversial voter identification laws are not the primary reason minority voters are failing to cast their ballots, President Obama said in a radio interview airing Tuesday.

California Coughs Up $18 Billion In Smoking-related Costs | Kpbs
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A new study from UC San Francisco reveals more than 34,000 Californians died from smoking-related causes in 2009, the latest figures available for the research.

Rhee Spars With Hansen Over Strong-mayor Campaign Donations | The Sacramento Bee
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More Than 5 Million In State Live Near Oil Or Gas Well, Report Says
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More than 5 million Californians &mdash; most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties &mdash; live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a national environmental group.

In a first, Healdsburg bans under-21 tobacco sales
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The City Council voted Monday, four votes to one, to lift the legal age for buying cigarettes, chew and other tobacco products from 18, putting it at the same threshold for buying booze. There’s a real focus on healthy eating here, with farm-to-table initiatives … and this (new tobacco ordinance) ties into that whole lifestyle that people really subscribe to. Pettus said statistics show that if tobacco stays out of the hands of young people, they have less chance of using it later in life, thus lowering their risk of cancer and other smoking-related diseases.

Tv Production In L.A. Jumps 31% In The Third Quarter
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TV production continued to steal the show in the third quarter, as on location shoots for television shows surged in the Los Angeles area.

Mary Landrieu, Republicans Gear Up For Two-part Louisiana Senate Fight
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The election is Nov. 4, but voters and Senate candidates in Louisiana are already looking toward the expected Dec. 6 rematch. Donors are pouring in millions.