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THE NOONER for February 11, 2015

 

 

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Public Retirement Journal

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February 24, 2015 - 9AM-4PM - Registration: 8AM; The Centre at Sycamore Plaza (5000 Clark Ave, Lakewood)
Keynote Speaker: Gregory Totten, Ventura County District Attorney
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  • The Capitol Morning Report seeks full-time staff writer. Responsible for our lobbying and campaign committee coverage, contributor to other coverage. Common sense required. Perspicuity preferred.  Start $20/hr. Contact: john@capitolmr.com Send resume, cover letter. Write "staff writer" in subject line. (2/13)

  • LA COUNTY FEDERATION OF LABOR HEAD RUSTY HICKS discusses the challenges for organized labor in Southern California in this exclusive interview: vimeo.com/118953338

    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

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  • The University of California is pleased to announce that Kieran Flaherty has accepted an interim position in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer serving as Executive Director representing the University on budget and other financial matters coming before the executive and legislative branches. Mr. Flaherty has served as Director of State Government Relations at UC Berkeley since 2008 and previously served in a similar position at UCSF. Thus, he joins the Chief Financial Officer team with considerable background in the major issues facing the University. He can be reached at Kieran.Flaherty@ucop.edu.

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Legislative Representative. Manage complex state and federal laws and proposed legislation affecting educators and K-12 education. Act as Commission liaison with the Legislature and education stakeholder organizations. Provide policy analysis and research in the area of preparation and licensing of educators serving in California public schools.  Must have strong analytic, writing and communications skills. Additional duties and responsibilities here or contact agardner@ctc.ca.gov (2/12)

  • Gonzalez, Quintana & Hunter, LLC seeks a part-time, student-intern to work Tuesday/Thursdays. Applicants must be detail-oriented and comfortable managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced office. Interest in state government, politics, and the legislative process required. Send resume and cover letter to audrey@gqhlobby.com.
  • California Council on Science and Technology is now hiring an Executive Assistant for our Sacramento Office.  This position will act as administrative support for Sacramento senior staff members and their designees, as well as office manager, coordinating all aspects of the Sacramento office, and meeting coordinator/planner for all CCST Board and Council meetings. Will provide project support for program managers.  $36,600 minimum salary.  Looking for a highly organized self-starter with strong communication and technical skills.  Must apply through UC Merced.  See more at ccst.us/jobs

  • 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!  bit.ly/FOCE2015
  • 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
Gavin Newsom takes first step toward run for governor in 2016
sfgate.com
Among others talked about as potential candidates are Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, billionaire Democratic activist Tom Steyer and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is also considering a run for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. While I am humbled by the widespread encouragement of so many and hold in the highest esteem those who serve us in federal office, I know that my head and my heart, my young family’s future and our unfinished work all remain firmly in the state of California — not Washington, D.C. How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, a book about civic engagement, author lives in Marin with his wife, filmmaker and feminist activist Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Newsom gained national attention in 2004 when he directed city officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — a move that sparked a years of legal wrangling before the marriages eventually gained legal approval in California. Last week, Newsom announced he would back legislation by state Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Encino, to allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to develop a digital driver’s license mobile application that could be accessed on smart phones. “The newest generation of motorists are digital natives, raised around computers and mobile phones, and these tools are as natural to them as radio and television are to earlier generations,” Newsom said. Fundamentally, this is about offering the public a safer and more convenient option to meet a government requirement — to carry a driver’s license — and it’s a principle and direction that government should strive towards universally.

Sides Square Off Over Climate Change Proposals By California Democrats
latimes.com
The release of climate change proposals by Senate Democrats on Tuesday quickly spawned a heated debate over the direction of California's economy and the potential effect of new environmental regulations.

Antonio Villaraigosa in Washington, mum on possible Senate run
latimes.com
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is in the nation's capital -- for the second time in less than a month -- glad-handing admirers and talking up education policy. But don't expect him to reveal whether he plans to run for U.S. Senate to replace Barbara Boxer, who is retiring when...

Kamala Harris' Senate Bid Endorsed By Ex-state Party Chief Art Torres
latimes.com
Former state lawmaker and state Democratic Party chairman Art Torres endorsed Kamala Harris ’ bid for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Senate Republican Leader Issues Response to Release of Climate Leadership Legislative Package
cssrc.us
SACRAMENTO: Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement today in response to the introduction of several policy proposals by the Senate President pro-Tem and other Democrat Senators:

Study Supports Affordability Of Obamacare For CSU Students
latimes.com
As this year's deadline to sign up for Obamacare fast approaches, California State University officials are trying to show students that buying health insurance makes financial sense.

Pay For California Prison Officers Up 5 Percent | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Jon Ortiz @
sacbee.com
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L.A. Workers Protest Prolonged Labor Talks
latimes.com
Los Angeles city workers staged a series of demonstrations Tuesday to protest proposed wage freezes and reductions in pension and healthcare benefits, underscoring mounting tensions in labor talks that have dragged on for close to a year.

Kevin Mccarthy On That Senate Seat, Shared Power, High Speed Rail And More :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
Issues he hoped to reach compromise on were human trafficking, cyber security, transportation, and the Keystone XL pipeline. The latter may be a pipe dream since the president has already promised a veto.

Funds For Hiv/aids Healthcare Contracts Reduced By L.A. County - La Times
latimes.com
Los Angeles County officials cut back Tuesday on contracts to provide medical care to AIDS and HIV patients, citing increased numbers of people now insured under the federal government's overhaul of healthcare.

California Officials To Fete Michael Peevey | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @
sacbee.com
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With More Patients Insured, County Trims Hiv Medical Care Spending
latimes.com
Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday cut back on contracts to provide medical care to AIDS and HIV patients, citing increased numbers of people now insured under the federal healthcare overhaul.

Gavin Newsom starts fundraising for 2018 gubernatorial bid
latimes.com
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that he has opened a fundraising account to run for governor in 2018.

California’s 2014 Voter Turnout Was Even Worse Than You Thought | The California Report | Kqed News
ww2.kqed.org
Or put another way: It was the Year of the Grandparents.

Senate Leader Casts Environmental Package As Jobs Bill | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @
sacbee.com
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A Tail Of Two Politicians :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
“If you want a friend in Washington,” Harry Truman once famously said, “get a dog.”

Top U.S. Scientists Urge Pursuit Of Technology To Cool Planet
latimes.com
Proposals to cool down the Earth’s climate with high-risk chemical or mechanical technologies have been largely dismissed in the debate over global warming, but a panel of the nation’s top scientists say the time has come to significantly increase research efforts and prepare to step in should there be a climate catastrophe.

Home Depot Aims To Hire 1,500 In Sacramento Area | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Mark Glover @
sacbee.com
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Senators call to release drone memos
politico.com
Four senators write that the Department of Justice's legal memos on targeted killings represent an unconstitutional body of "secret law."

L.A. School District Lawyers Will Assist Students Facing Deportation
latimes.com
Some students facing deportation will receive legal help from attorneys with the Los Angeles Unified School District under a plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Education.