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THE NOONER for May 8, 2015

 

 

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TOUCHING THE THIRD RAIL: Union-led coalition launches campaign to change Proposition 13 [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "The proposed measure would remove Proposition 13’s limits on what the organization considers to be commercial property – industrial, retail and office complexes, mostly – while leaving them in place for owner-occupied homes, residential rental properties and agricultural land."

BUH-BYE MANCHESTER: L.A. Times parent to buy San Diego paper, expanding reach in Southern California [Andrea Chang @ LAT] - "Tribune Publishing — owner of The Times, the Chicago Tribune and other daily newspapers — announced Thursday that it will pay $85 million in a cash-and-stock deal for the U-T, eight community weeklies and related websites.

WINE AT THE SALON? YOU BE BREAKIN' THE LAW: Bubbly with your bob? Assembly OKs bill allowing beer and wine in salons [Christine Mai-Duc @ LAT] - "While many salons already offer drinks to customers while they are waiting, the practice is technically illegal, said David Miller, a spokesman for Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), who authored the bill."

#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Kendra Harris, Sean Henschel, Chris Megerian, and Andres Ramos! Weekend greetings to Annie Chou (Saturday), Joshua Englander (Saturday), and Chandra Sharma (Sunday)!

 

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  • Friends of the CCC Please support the CA Conservation Corps Foundation at the 2nd Annual “Friends of the CCC” fundraiser on May 12th, 5:30pm at the Sutter Club.  Enjoy food and cocktails, and bid on silent auction items including lunch with the State Treasurer or State Controller, a week in Mexico, a weekend on Tomales Bay and more! Tickets are $50 per person.  For more information go to www.cccfoundation.net or call Cindy Laubacher at (916) 771-3328.
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    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 ssternbenoit@tbwb.com
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Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Steven Glazer (Support) $21,572 05/04/2015 05/05/2015
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Steve Glazer (Support) $38,155 04/22/2015 05/05/2015
Glazer For Senate 2015 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Working Families Opposing Susan Bonilla (Support) $95,265 04/23/2015 05/05/2015
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $46,624 05/04/2015 05/05/2015
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio (Oppose) $38,560 05/05/2015 05/05/2015
Steamfitters Local 342 Political Action Committee Susan Bonilla (Support) $1,859 05/05/2015 05/05/2015
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
'Shoot the gaysâ
sfgate.com
The lawyer behind the proposed “shoot the gays” initiative says he won’t fight Attorney General Kamala Harris’ lawsuit to keep the measure from circulating, but may instead demand that it be placed on the November 2016 state ballot without having to gather any signatures except his own. Harris, who is required to issue a title and summary to every proposed initiative whose sponsor has paid a $200 filing fee, sued in March for authority to deny circulation to a “patently unconstitutional” measure that, if approved by voters, would require the state to kill all gays and lesbians. “Take notice that if your office and the California secretary of state refuse to clear the Sodomite Suppression Act for signature circulation, I may demand as remedy that it be placed on the election ballot directly,” he added. Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office said it was unaware of any mechanism to place a measure on the ballot other than the standard procedures of gathering at least 365,000 signatures of registered voters or, for certain types of laws, winning legislative approval. Declaring it is “better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God’s just wrath,” it would require that anyone who touches a person of the same gender for sexual gratification be put to death by “bullets to the head or by any other convenient measure.” The initiative would also make it a crime, punishable by 10 years in prison and permanent expulsion from the state, to advocate gay rights to an audience that includes minors.

Union-led Coalition Launches Campaign To Change Proposition 13 | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
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California Senate Votes To Expand Powers Of Nurse Practitioners
latimes.com
Addressing a doctor shortage that is especially dire in rural parts of California, the state Senate voted Thursday to let nurse practitioners do much more for patients, including diagnosing and ordering treatment and prescribing drugs, without supervision by a physician.

2016 Chess Moves: California Politics Podcast | Faultlines | Kqed News
ww2.kqed.org
Political campaigns, especially those involving ballot initiatives in California, are often like a big chess board. You need to think about not just the move you’re making now, but about what moves you might have to make towards the end.

Opinion: Finally, War On Prop. 13 Breaks Out | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
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California Supreme Court Revives Generic Cipro Lawsuit
latimes.com
The California Supreme Court on Thursday revived a class-action lawsuit that accuses German pharmaceutical giant Bayer of paying another drug company to delay introducing a generic version of a Bayer antibiotic.

Fundraising Blackout Should Apply To Senate And Assembly
latimes.com
Next week, a 30-day fundraising “blackout” for state senators will kick in, during which they may not receive donations from lobbyists, nor ask for them. They may not so much as send out a measly invitation for a fundraiser. The ban ends the day the state budget is passed and will be followed by another 30-day blackout during the last month of the legislative session, in August.

Metro Poll Suggests Strong Support For 2016 Transportation Tax Hike
latimes.com
More than two-thirds of Los Angeles County residents support raising the countywide sales tax rate to bring in about $120 billion for rail and highway projects, according to a new poll paid for by the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority.

Undocumented Students Disrupt Janet Napolitano Speech At UC Summit
Josh Richman @
mercurynews.com
As Napolitano greeted the 260 attendees from across the nation who came to share ideas on admitting, retaining and supporting students who lack legal immigration status, dozens of undocumented students around the room suddenly stood and raised their fists in the air.

Cal Fire Chief Battles Bureaucracy | The Sacramento Bee
Jon Ortiz @
sacbee.com
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Sd7: The Movie
ibabuzz.com
By Josh Richman Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 3:15 pm in California State Senate.

L.A. City Council Candidate Carolyn Ramsay Leading In Campaign Money
latimes.com
Less than two weeks ahead of Election Day, newly released reports show that Los Angeles City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay has raised more money than rival David Ryu in the race to represent a district stretching from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile.

California Masons Seek Distance From Masonic Fraternal Police Department After Arrests | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
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California Drought: LaDWP Vows To Waste Less Water | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
The agency that provides water to millions of Los Angeles homes and businesses is promising to waste less of it.

Rep. Bera Backs Giving Obama Authority To Negotiate Trade Deal | The Sacramento Bee
sacbee.com
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Starbucks To Find New Source For Bottled Water Outside Of Drought-stricken California - L.A. Biz
bizjournals.com
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California Senate votes to expand duties of nurse practitioners
latimes.com
Addressing a doctor shortage that is especially dire in rural parts of California, the state Senate voted Thursday to let nurse practitioners do much more in treating patients, including diagnosing and ordering treatment for patients and prescribing drugs, without supervision by a physician.

State Senate OKs Bill Barring Grand Juries In Police Deadly Force Cases
latimes.com
The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would prohibit grand juries from weighing in on cases of deadly shootings or excessive force by police.

Kqed
ww2.kqed.org
Inside the cavernous main building at the Sacramento County Fairgrounds was a beehive of activity. But this was no county fair or concert.

Sheriffs Join National Drive To Divert Mentally Ill Offenders From Local Jails
latimes.com
Officials from around California announced Thursday that they will join in a national initiative  seeking to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in local jails.

California fines petroleum giant $11.5M for hazardous waste violations
sfgate.com
Two affiliates of a giant petroleum company that operates nearly 150 gas stations in the Bay Area will pay $11.5 million to the state for numerous violations of hazardous waste laws, the California Attorney General announced Thursday. The companies were accused of allowing 560 of their service stations in 34 counties to improperly operate and maintain underground gasoline storage tanks, endangering nearby water supplies. The complaint, filed in January of 2013, claims that the two affiliates failed to properly train employees and have not adequately maintained leak detection devices, tested secondary containment systems, conducted monthly inspections or maintained operational alarm systems since 2006. The Rodeo Conoco, known as the Phillips 66 refinery, was the eighth largest distributor of dangerous substances in the state, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which tracks the transport and release of chemicals, including copper, petroleum, nitrates, lead, asbestos and ammonia.

Appeals Court Rules Nsa Phone Dragnet Is Illegal
latimes.com
The National Security Agency does not have legal authority to collect and store data on all U.S. telephone calls, ‎a federal appeals court has ruled.