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THE NOONER for April 27, 2015




Happy Monday. Tomorrow, SCOTUS will consider whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right nationwide. A ruling is expected by the end of the current term in June. The LAT covers likely swing vote Sacramento's Anthony Kennedy.

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a close ally of Hillary Clinton, voiced concern Friday that the Democratic Party was “kind of stuck in last year,” saying he expected the former secretary of state to face “a very close election” for president. [Michael Finnegan @ LAT]

BUH-BYE: Obviously, yesterday was a big day for me as Corintihian Colleges pulled the plug on its operations. The multi-campus firm enjoyed disrespecting community colleges, thus forcing me at odds for many years. The firm, host to Heald and Wyotech colleges, owes the feds tens of millions of dollars.

US SENATE: Former California Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro joined the Senate race this weekend.

Speaking the Senate, Christopher Cadelago writes in the Bee that Rocky Chávez is running for both the US Senate and relection to State Assembly at the same time. 

#CAKEDAY: Happy Birthday to Kevin BrownDavid Ford, Katie HoffmanPaul Mitchell, Phil Pluckebaum!





  • 7th Annual Mother’s Day Donation Drive ending May 3rd. Needs: diapers, formula, baby food, clothes, toys, and strollers. Donation bins in Capitol Room 2013, 2160, 4164, LOB, and 915 L St., Ste. 110. Hosts: Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and the Sacramento Food Bank. Call (916) 324-4676.

  • Job Opening: Associate for Political Consulting Firm in San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco political consulting firm, specializing in revenue measures for public agencies including, school districts, community colleges, cities and other special districts, seeks a qualified Associate to support our firm’s client services consulting team. Interested candidates: please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to

  • Vice President.  Fiona Hutton & Associates Inc., a Los Angeles-based strategic communications and public affairs firm representing corporate, trade association, government, non-profit and political clients involved in complex and often controversial issues, is expanding its team and immediately hiring a Vice President to manage the agency’s high-profile and often complex clients. More info:

  • STATE SENATOR HOLLY MITCHELL discusses her legislative priorities in this exclusive interview:

    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:
  • Harbage Consulting, a health policy consulting firm with expertise in public programs and delivery system reform, is seeking a Communiations Coordinator for its Sacramento office. [more info]
  • Corporate & Individual Sponsorships - Available for 8th Annual Assembly Veterans of the Year Luncheon, Wednesday, June 24th.  Event co-sponsored by major veterans groups.  Last year 75 Assemblymembers honored district veterans, 350 people attended.
    Contact Pete Conaty, 916-492-0550,
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California seeks experienced lobbyist to work on policy issues related to reproductive health, health care, ACA,  Medi-Cal and women’s health. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Details here.
  • Senior, progressive California member of congress seeks state and local political director for active campaign operation.  Candidates must be politically savvy, with excellent communications skills and ability to work with all forms of media including social, ethnic and traditional. Candidates should have at least two cycles of campaign or related political experience in a leadership/management role and a Strong understanding of local political landscape.  The right candidate will have a proven ability to organize and mobilize grassroots, coordinate volunteers and run all aspects of campaign is required. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.  (Read More)

  • California Nurses Association seeks Regulatory / Policy Specialist to help improve healthcare for California patients.  Do you have firsthand Sacramento experience helping to develop laws, policies, or regulations? Permanent full time position.  Excellent benefits -  family healthcare, pension, 401k.  If needed, will help the right person making a long term commitment learn more about health care, and nursing regulations.
    Details  Here 

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  • Democratic Congressman seeks highly-motivated individual to serve as Member's DC Scheduler, who will evaluate and respond to meeting requests among other duties. The office’s atmosphere is supportive with opportunities for professional growth. Spanish-speaking candidates preferred. Please send resume to
  • Harbage Consultancy is seeking Outreach Coordinators -  full-time and temporary positions available in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. [more info]
  • Redwood Pacific Public Affairs seeking professional with 5+ years’ experience. Includes public relations, public affairs and issue campaigns. Exceptional writing skills essential. Legislative/campaign/corporate experience helpful. Salary and title commensurate with skills and experience. Email: or Fax to (916) 329-7404

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Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Steven Glazer (Support) $34,690 04/22/2015 04/23/2015
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Steve Glazer (Support) $39,833 04/22/2015 04/23/2015
Glazer For Senate 2015 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Working Families Opposing Susan Bonilla (Support) $90,288 04/23/2015 04/23/2015
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $60,650 04/22/2015 04/23/2015
Steamfitters Local 342 Political Action Committee Susan Bonilla (Support) $2,324 04/22/2015 04/23/2015
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Steven Glazer (Support) $22,133 04/21/2015 04/22/2015
Bonilla For Senate 2015, Sponsored By Firefighters, Doctors, Dentists And Building Trades Organizations; Putting The East Bay First, A Committee To Elect Steven Glazer (Oppose) $6,300 04/22/2015 04/22/2015
Bonilla For Senate 2015, Sponsored By Firefighters, Doctors, Dentists And Building Trades Organizations; Putting The East Bay First, A Committee To Elect Susan Bonilla (Support) $2,700 04/22/2015 04/22/2015
Glazer For Senate 2015 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Working Families Opposing Steve Glazer (Oppose) $9,000 04/21/2015 04/22/2015
Glazer For Senate 2015 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Working Families Opposing Steve Glazer (Oppose) $41,011 04/22/2015 04/22/2015
Glazer For Senate 2015 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Working Families Opposing Susan Bonilla (Support) $9,000 04/21/2015 04/22/2015
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $52,569 04/21/2015 04/22/2015
Ex-state GOP Chief Tom Del Beccaro Launches Senate Bid
Former state Republican chairman Tom Del Beccaro announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Sunday, ensuring a divided GOP field in next year’s contest to succeed Democrat Barbara Boxer.

Retirees Get Voter-oked Pension Cut Overturned | Calpensions
But the feisty retiree group, Protect Our Benefits, is unhappy because the appeals court ruled higher payments can be ended for city workers who retired on or before Nov. 5, 1996, when the supplemental cost-of-living adjustment was first approved by voters.

Poll Hints Of Political Train Wreck Over Common Core :: Si&a Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource For Superintendents And The Cabinet
Tom Chorneau @
That’s the scenario that the California State Board of Education has been bracing for and why the Brown administration has so vigorously fought off efforts by the U.S. Department of Education to use the results for federal accountability purposes.

Import Our Water From Wetter Climes? It's A Pipe Dream
If it only were this simple: Build a pipeline to Seattle and solve California's water problems.

San Jose's New Drought Rules: How They Will Affect You
Paul Rogers @
A The rules apply to all 1 million residents of San Jose, as well as all businesses and industries, regardless of whether they receive their water from San Jose Water Co., the city's municipal water department or Great Oaks Water Co.

President Obama's Top 10 Jokes - Adam B. Lerner - Politico
During an interview with Variety before headlining the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, “Saturday Night Live’”s Cecily Strong made a bold proclamation about President Barack Obama: “He’s known as an amazingly funny guy,” she said. “He’s maybe our funniest president.”

L.A. County Firefighters Deployed To Nepal To Aid In Search And Rescue
A team of 57 Los Angeles County firefighters will be deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue efforts after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal.

Justice Kennedy's Long Road From Sacramento To Landmark Gay Marriage Case
Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians.

Federal Government Urges K-12 Schools To Comply With Title Ix | Edsource
Such systems are required under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Speculation Underway For Possible Sanchez Replacement - The Orange County Register
Also on hand at the Hilton Irvine event was Democratic former Assemblyman Jose Solorio, now a member of the Rancho Santiago Community College Board of Trustees.

Drought Promotes Renewed Interest In Water Tech
Nicholas Weiler @
Now, as California's historic drought enters its fourth year, Horan is also measuring his daily water use. But it's not easy.

New California Supreme Court Surprises Analysts Early On
When Gov. Jerry Brown's two latest nominees joined the California Supreme Court in January, legal analysts foresaw the creation of a more liberal majority.

Legislature, Close Loophole Exempting Building Projects From Ceqa
There are few state laws developers loathe more than the California Environmental Quality Act. They complain that CEQA requires endless studies at an exorbitant cost. Drawn-out public hearings and threats of lawsuits can make development too unpredictable and risky. Interested parties — from environmentalists to neighborhood associations to labor unions to competitors — can use the law to tie up projects in court for years in an effort to extract concessions or kill them altogether.

Famed S.F. Jeweler Shreve & Co. Must Move From Namesake Building - San Francisco Chronicle
New York jeweler Harry Winston will move into the space in the Post Street edifice that is named the Shreve Building, according to Union Square real estate sources.

G.O.P. Struggling With Shifts on Gay Marriage
Once a winning primary issue as well as a powerful wedge issue, same-sex marriage has grown far more complicated for Republicans.

Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians.

Santa Monica-based Filmmaker Among Thousands Killed In Nepal
Friends and family mourned the Santa Monica-based filmmaker Sunday who was among the thousands killed in Nepal after a large earthquake struck there.

Americares: Americares Mobilizing Response To Deadly Nepal Earthquake
"Our emergency response team is en route to Nepal and we are prepared to help any way that we can." Michael J. Nyenhuis, AmeriCares President and CEO

Caregiver Crisis: Technology To The Rescue? - California Health Report
Matt Perry @
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Corinthian To Close Its Last Schools; 10,000 Students In State Displaced
After years of government investigations, Corinthian Colleges Inc. will shut down more than two dozen of its remaining schools, displacing more than 10,000 California students. The move ends the turmoil at what was once one of the nation's largest for-profit college chains but presents fresh challenges to students, who now must seek transfers or federal loan forgiveness.

Snakegate: What Does Gov. Slytherin Have To Hide?
Nice try, junior.

Nepal Quake Survivors Struggle With Shortages Of Power, Water, Gas
As the death toll from Nepal’s massive earthquake passed 4,000 Monday, survivors of the disaster in the capital struggled to cope with shortages of electricity, gasoline, water, cash and sanitary facilities. Phone and Internet links remained spotty at best.