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THE NOONER for January 30, 2015

 

 

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Still haven't gotten the laptop situation fixed and am thus typing on my phone! Guess I am buying a new Macbook today. Have a great weekend!

And, happy 70th birthday to my dad (Sunday)!

 


 

**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • One year ago, Sergio C. Garcia, the nation's first undocumented lawyer was sworn in as a lawyer licensed to practice in California. On Saturday, Jan. 31, The Sergio C. Garcia Foundation brings a fundraiser celebration to  Sacramento, "Bringing Justice Forward." The Library Galleria, 828 I Street, 5:00 to 9:00 PM, $50.00 per person, dinner, music, the funds going to youth scholarships. tinyurl.com/pxzayzu, or 530 899 7373. 
  • FORMER CALIFORNIA CHIEF JUSTICE RONALD GEORGE discusses changes to California's judiciary and his career in this exclusive interview:  vimeo.com/92295102
     
    Know a current or former elected official in Southern California we should interview? Our TV program reaches California's #1 zip code for campaign contributions. Send suggestions to:editor@bhweekly.com.
  • Join us February 18 & 19 at the Sacramento Convention Center for the Future of California Elections 2015 Conference “Working Together for a More Inclusive Democracy" Space is limited. Register today!  http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://bit.ly/FOCE2015
  • The James Irvine Foundation 2015 Leadership Awards Luncheon. Join Irvine and state policymakers in honoring California leaders and their breakthrough solutions to critical state issues. Presentations followed by a roundtable on leadership led by KQED’s John Myers. February 5, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Sheraton Grand. Contact Tamara Torlakson - 916-288-2245.

  • The California Charter Schools Association hosts its 5th Annual Back to Session Reception on Monday, February 2 from 5 p.m – 7 p.m. at Ella Dining Room & Bar, 1131 K Street, Sacramento. Legislators and staff are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to governmentaffairs@calcharters.org.
  • TRAINING FOR GRASSROOTS OUTREACH TO LEGISLATORS.  Experienced grassroots organizer Mark Wirth provides training and guidance for organizing the members of your organization for grassroots outreach to legislators.  Training on site at your location and designed to fit the needs of your organization.  www.markwirthgovrelations.com


 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Prisons Reach Court-ordered Inmate Levels A Year Ahead Of Schedule | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
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PUC Probe: State Searches Home Of Michael Peevey, Former Commission Boss
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State law enforcement officials reportedly searched the La Canada Flintridge home of former Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey this week and seized computer equipment and smartphones.

Jerry Brown Spends Less Than $6 Million On Reelection
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Gov. Jerry Brown spent less than $6 million on his run for reelection, a remarkably low sum for a California governor, and he finished 2014 with nearly $24 million in the bank for unspecified campaigns ahead, according to newly filed finance reports.

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Skin Tests Identify Inmates For Valley Fever-stricken Prisons
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Skin tests conducted by California prison officials this month show thousands of inmates have been exposed to valley fever, making them candidates for placement at two prisons stricken by the sometimes deadly fungus.

California Officials: Public Schools Cannot Require Parents To Volunteer | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
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UC Davis hospital in Sacramento treating possible Ebola patient
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Doctors at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento are treating a patient “exhibiting symptoms consistent with Ebola infection,” hospital officials said Thursday. In a statement, the California Department of Public Health said “certain precautions,” including isolating patients and testing them for Ebola, are taken when someone has symptoms of the illness and has recently traveled to Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea, the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands. Public health officials did not say whether the patient at UC Davis Medical Center had been to West Africa recently. UC Davis Medical Center spokeswoman Dorsey Griffith said she did not know what symptoms led doctors to suspect Ebola. Hospital workers have been trained in the use of protective equipment and an isolation room. Symptoms of Ebola include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Boy Scouts Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit Before 'perversion Files' Are Opened
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A judge ruled that secret "perversion files" could be used as evidence in the civil trial.

Bill Would Raise California Smoking Age To 21 | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
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UC Davis patient negative for Ebola
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A patient who was hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with symptoms of Ebola has tested negative for the virus, the California Department of Public Health said Friday. The patient had symptoms consistent with Ebola and had recently traveled to a West African country at the center of the ongoing Ebola outbreak, health officials said in a statement. UC Davis Medical Center is a “priority hospital” for assessing and treating potential Ebola patients.

Commission pushes military health and pension reforms
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A commission to overhaul military pay and benefits is pushing to dissolve the Tricare health care system.

Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Advances to Final Vote in Senate
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The Senate voted to end debate on the bill with a final passage of the bill allowing construction of the oil pipeline expected later on Thursday.

California Parks: New Funding, Better Accountability Needed To Stop Decline, New Report Says
contracostatimes.com
That's the conclusion of a new report scheduled for release Friday by a blue-ribbon state commission made up of business leaders, government officials and park experts.

Panel Urges Overhaul Of California Parks System | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
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California Meets Judges' Prison Crowding Goal 1 Year Early
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Lawmaker Wants NFL Cheerleaders Protected By State Wage Laws
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While NFL fans focus on Sunday’s Super Bowl in Arizona, one California lawmaker is turning her attention to helping improve conditions for a group of workers on the sidelines—cheerleaders.

Homeland Security Chief: Funding Should Not Be "political Football" In Immigration Fight
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The nation's Homeland Security chief pushed back Thursday against Republican threats to cut off funding for the department to protest President Obama ’s immigration policies .

Update: Mercy Patient Being Treated At Ucd Med Center For Possible Ebola | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
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Photo Finish in Orange County: Andrew Do clings to 85-vote lead over Lou Correa
calnewsroom.com
Andrew Do is clinging to an 85-vote lead over Lou Correa in the special election to replace Janet Nguyen on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters, 765 ballots are left to be counted.

Senate Approves Keystone Xl Pipeline Bill Despite Veto Threat
latimes.com
After three weeks and nearly 50 amendment votes, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation to expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.