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THE NOONER for March 23, 2015x

 

 

Pretty quiet day on the political front, ergo my apologies! 

POTUS TOO LATUS: Jerry Brown: I'd need a time machine to run for president [Chris Megariam @ LAT] - "Gov. Jerry Brown may not be running for president, but that doesn't mean it's not on his mind."

Speaking of the race to be POTUS, I happened to hear the speech by Ted Cruz this morning, in which he became the first candidate. Introducing his candidacy to students at Jerry Falwells's Liberty University, he apparently sought to out-right Pat Buchanan.

BLESS JOHN OLIVER: On last night's show he points out that running a stop sign in California is a fine of $35. But, with surcharges and other fees, it becomes $238. At minimum wage that's 32 hours. For a big-firm lawyer, it is one hour.

FRESH AND NOT-SO-EASY: Four Fresh & Easy stores closing in Orange County; 30 closing in SoCal and will likely be sold [Sarah Tuley and Nancy Luna @ OCR] - "Four Fresh & Easy grocery stores in Orange County are among 30 in Southern California scheduled to close, a spokesman for the chain told the Register. "

FOB-BOB: David Whiting: Is it time to change the 14th Amendment giving citizenship to those born here? - "[I]mmigration policy shouldn’t be based on those who can afford an expensive birth tourism trip any more than it should favor immigrants who happen to live in an adjacent country. Policy must be based on what’s fair and what makes sense. "

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Tim Capenter and Randy Perry! Belated birthday greetings to Anthony Cannella and Alex Padilla (yesterday) (h/t Bee).

FAREWELL: Senator Bill Campbell (1942-2015).

 


 

**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • Learn the legislative process and best practices for effective lobbying. Cover the complete spectrum of governmental advocacy in two days, including budget advocacy, regulatory agencies, the administration, and media relations. Capitol veteran Ray LeBov presents "Lobbying 101" and "Lobbying 201" seminars April 23-24. $250 each. Essential for lobbying firm principals / support staff, organizations / public agencies that employ lobbyists. Complete info / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.
  • Growing online lobbying/digital marketing firm seeks experienced web graphics designer.  Must be well-versed in Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat.  Contact: Joe Camicia - Joe@Advocacy.Marketing
  • "The Past, Present, and Future of Second Amendment Policy and Litigation" dinner & education event 5:30 p.m. March 29th in Sacramento. Details and tickets at bit.ly/gunpolicydinner. Presented by Firearms Policy Coalition.
  • Redwood Pacific Public Affairs seeking Senior Account Executive with 5+ years’ experience. Includes public relations, public affairs and issue campaigns. Exceptional writing skills essential. Legislative/campaign experience helpful. Competitive salary, benefits. Email: here or Fax to (916) 329-7

  • Southern California Democratic Member of Congress seeking full-time finance director. Applicant should be self-starter, able to work independently as well as in consultation with senior staff. Responsibilities include planning fundraising events, organizing call time, pledge collection and compliance with campaign finance regulations. Must also be available to attend political events and assist local Party efforts. Finance director works out of Los Angeles-area political office.

    Candidate should have at least one year of campaign/government/fundraising experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume to sapoliticsla@gmail.com
  • Join California Women in Energy (CA WiE) for our inaugural reception, panel, and membership drive on March 25th 5pm-7pmat the California Museum. CA WiE is a new 501(c)(3) that provides education, networking and mentoring to support women in their energy careers. The event is titled "California's Energy Future," and will be moderated by Katie Orr from Capital Public Radio. Panelists include Adrienne Alvord of Union of Concerned Scientists, Caroline Choi of Southern California Edison, Commissioner Janea Scott of California Energy Commission, Felicia Marcus of State Water Resources Control Board, Cathy Reheis-Boyd of Western States Petroleum Association, and Karen Edson of the California Independent System Operator. Register online at www.cawie.org. Contact:californiawomeninenergy@gmail
  • Special screening of upcoming Ken Burns produced PBS documentary "Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies." Based on Pulitzer Prize winning book written by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. Wednesday March 25, 6:30 pm, Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento. 45 minute film followed by expert panel discussion. Admission is FREE, but advance RSVP required for ticket. Call or email Patti Robinsons at 916-734-0823 or patricia.robinson@ucdmc.ucavis.edu.
  • The California Cannabis Industry Association invites you to a briefing on the importance of establishing a regulatory framework for medical cannabis in California.  Hosted by Assemblymembers Rob Bonta and Reggie Jones-Sawyer Sr. March 19th, 2-4PM State Capitol, Room 437.
  • Southern California Democratic Member of Congress seeking full-time finance director. Applicant should be self-starter, able to work independently as  well as in consultation with senior staff. Responsibilities include planning fundraising events, organizing call time, pledge collection and compliance with campaign finance regulations. Must also be available to attend political events and assist local Party efforts. Finance director works out of Los Angeles-area political office. Candidate should have at least one year of campaign/government/fundraising experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume to sapoliticsla@gmail.com
  • Legislators and staff are invited to attend the launch of the The Copia Institute at the San Jose Tech Museum on March 12th and 13th. Copia is a network of future-focused innovators dedicated to addressing some of the most consequential and intriguing issues of our time, from health data ethics and 3D printing, to intellectual property, privacy, surveillance, broadband, drones and autonomous vehicles.  To RSVP for the conference or for the Thursday evening reception, please call tricia.lipper@grayling.com. For more information about Copia, please visit www.copia.is
  • Job opening: Executive Director The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) is seeking a committed individual to serve as Executive Director. The applicant must possess strong organizational skills and demonstrated leadership ability. In coordination with the Party Chair, the Executive Director will implement the DPOC's strategic plan and oversee the administration and programs of the Party, including political activities, personnel, fundraising, communication and technology. For more information, visit: orangecountydemocrats.com/job-announcement/
  • California Special Districts Association Legislative Representative, advocate on behalf of members on legislation and regulatory proposals. Prior lobbying/legislative experience and knowledge of employee relations and public governance preferred. Salary range $65,797 - $98,696.  Details.
    Resume w/cover letter to jobs@csda.net.

  • WATERGATE FIGURE AND NIXON SPECIAL COUNSEL JOHN DEAN discusses his new book "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When he Knew It" in this exclusive interview: vimeo.com/12151177

    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.

  • Learn about the Pacific McGeorge Master of Science in Law (M.S.L.) program for working professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning and analysis but who do not require the J.D. degree at an upcoming evening information session. Register for March 17 at the State Capitol or April 22 on campus (3200 Fifth Ave.) today at bit.ly/1z5CJea.

  • Executive Assistant for Progressive Organizations - Full or Part Time - Two progressive and very pragmatic political non-profit organizations (Progressive Kick and Progressive Punch) are seeking a joint executive assistant for a very small office. One of the organizations deals with informing people about Congressional voting records, the other, running issue messaging campaigns designed to get more progressives elected to Congress and state legislatures around the country. Our ideal candidate for this position would have a progressive perspective, a commitment to social change efforts and a personal interest in the worlds of government and politics. View the full job description at www.progressivekick.org/eaposting.

  • Add your classified for $30/week. Emaill me at scott@scottlay.com.


 

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