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THE NOONER for May 11, 2015

 

 

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California's Water Security Can't Wait


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**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • The Center for Responsible Lending has an opening for a Policy and Government Affairs Associate/Counsel in Oakland, CA.  The associate will work with stakeholders in California and other Western states to develop and advance strategies for legislative and regulatory reform at the state level to prevent predatory lending practices.   If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please visit www.self-help.org/jobs-internships.html.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter describing why you are a fit for this position to hiringmanager@self-help.org

  • Job Seeker, Taylor Bazley
    Soon to be alumnus of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs is seeking challenging full time opportunities for employment based out of the Los Angeles area in the sectors of electoral campaigns, non-profits, advocacy, government, consulting, labor, or business. Please email taylorbazley@gmail.com; past experience can be viewed at tinyurl.com/l2g742q
  • 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.
  • Job Opening: Associate for Political Consulting Firm

    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
  • 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: fionahuttonassoc.com/pdf/FHA_VP_Announcement_040915.pdf

 


 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Steven Glazer (Support) $47,465 05/09/2015 05/10/2015
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Steven Glazer (Support) $31,149 05/08/2015 05/09/2015
Independent Womens Voice Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $2,900 05/09/2015 05/09/2015
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Steven Glazer (Support) $31,398 05/07/2015 05/08/2015
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) $3,000 05/08/2015 05/08/2015
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) $3,000 05/08/2015 05/08/2015
California Republican Party Luis Chavez (Oppose) $14,969 10/29/2014 05/08/2015
California Republican Party Luis Chavez (Oppose) $26,278 10/24/2014 05/08/2015
California Republican Party Tony Mendoza (Oppose) $30,210 10/24/2014 05/08/2015
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Steve Glazer (Support) $687 05/08/2015 05/08/2015
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $10,000 05/09/2015 05/08/2015
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $5,000 05/08/2015 05/08/2015
Glazer For Senate 2015 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Working Families Opposing Susan Bonilla (Support) $11,763 05/07/2015 05/08/2015
Glazer For Senate 2015 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Working Families Opposing Susan Bonilla (Support) $90,000 05/08/2015 05/08/2015
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $86,794 05/07/2015 05/08/2015
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Schools Want Spotlight On Huge CalSTRS Rate Hike | Calpensions
calpensions.com
Instead, a coalition of school districts, including the giant Los Angeles Unified School District, is proposing a separate budget item for the CalSTRS rate increase within the Proposition 98 school-funding guarantee.

Sacramento Report: The Job-Killing, Employee Retention Mandate
voiceofsandiego.org
Sen. Bob Hertzberg has proposed a major tax overhaul that would impose a sales tax on services, a $10 billion tax increase on businesses. That proposal by one of the legislature's most powerful members didn’t make the list of job-killers. Back in 2005, CalChamber tagged Assemblyman Joe Coto's plan for a limited sales tax on services with the ignominious label.

Growing California Cap-and-trade Fund Attracts Surge Of Spending Proposals | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
sacbee.com
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Pay Raises For Gov. Jerry Brown, State Legislators Approved By Panel
latimes.com
A state panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Monday to provide the governor, state legislators and other state elected officials a 3% pay raise this year, agreeing it will make their salaries more competitive with other leaders in California and other states.

Get To Know A Freshman: Jay Obernolte Video | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
sacbee.com
A leisure activity for most people, video games were Obernolte’s livelihood. Needing spare cash to buy a car during his high school years in Fresno, he designed and sold a computer program to accompany a physics textbook. A help-wanted posting on a bulletin board at Caltech lent Obernolte, then an undergraduate, his first experience in game development.

A Million Hours And Still Not Shovel-ready
latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown says critics of his water tunnel plan who haven't spent 1 million hours studying it — as his administration has — should just shut up.

The Fec Collapse: Triumph Of The Plutocrats
calbuzz.com
Experts predict that the 2016 race could produce a record fund-raising haul of as much as $10 billion, with the growth fueled by well-financed outside groups. On their own, the conservative billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch have promised to spend $889 million through their political network.

Facing Drought Cuts, Newport Beach Gets Tough On Water Use
latimes.com
Newport Beach may soon enforce stricter water conservation measures for local residents and businesses.

Democrats Pull Ahead Of GOP In Super Pac Funding - The Orange County Register
MARTIN WISCKOL @
ocregister.com
Republicans had a slight edge in total fundraising reported to the Federal Elections Commission, $1.766 billion to $1.722 billion. That reflects Democrats fully recovering from their slow start in the Super PAC game.

Presidential Hopefuls Have Open Calendars For Donors With Open Wallets
latimes.com
Thursday's radio report danced with anticipation — rain was on the way — and then anchor Dick Helton broke in with news of another sort.

Crystal Geyser To Tap Siskiyou County Groundwater - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
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Enrollment In State Pre-k Inches Up But Disparities Remain | The Sacramento Bee
CHRISTINE ARMARIO @
sacbee.com
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I-280 near Mission Bay would be razed in Caltrain tunnel plan
sfgate.com
“A big game changer” is how one city official described the plan, which planners unveiled last week at a closed-door meeting with representatives of Caltrans, Caltrain, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and other transportation agencies. City officials plan to go public with their ideas next month, and there is already talk of a ballot measure down the road to seek public backing for whatever emerges as the final scheme. Lee spokeswoman Christine Falvey called Mission Bay and the southeastern waterfront “exciting areas for growth and new housing,” and said the mayor believes the track-realignment plan could make for “a key transit link for the neighborhood and the region for the future.” [...] the city has been awarded $1.7 million in grants from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and others to study the idea. [...] the plan has been to extend Caltrain and envisioned high-speed rail service from the Fourth and King station to the new Transbay Transit Center at First and Mission streets. The rail agency said it was “difficult to evaluate in the absence of any meaningful and in-depth technical review,” and that officials were “disappointed” the city had omitted any discussion of keeping the Fourth and King rail yard. Adam Alberti, spokesman for the Transbay Transit Authority that is building the new downtown terminal, said that “our focus continues to be on bringing the rail into the new transit center as soon as possible after it opens in late 2017” — a not-so-subtle hint that they’re worried the track reconfiguration could result in costly delays. San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, who has been the point man on transportation issues on the board, said the city was looking at spending billions of dollars to extend Caltrain and high-speed rail downtown and “we need to make sure ... we get it right.”

Here’s What Celebrities’ Lawns Look Like During California’s Drought | Page Six
pagesix.com
As these aerial photos from The Post prove, Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez continue to suck up water to keep their gardens fresh and lawns green, while Southern California withers from a devastating drought.

I-280 Near Mission Bay Would Be Razed In Caltrain Tunnel Plan - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
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Carson outlines flat-tax proposal
DAVID A. KLINGER @
politico.com
It's "very condescending," he said, to say poor people can't pay the same tax rate as the wealthy.

After Illness, Former President Jimmy Carter Ends Trip Monitoring Guyana Election
rss.nytimes.com
The former president flew home from the South American country on Sunday after falling ill, the Carter Center, his nonprofit organization, said.

California Pool, Hot Tub Filling Bans Have Industries Steaming
Nicholas Weiler @
mercurynews.com
As cities and water districts put the squeeze on water users, even pool lovers are canceling construction contracts. Pool builders are steamed, accusing water officials of stressing symbolism over science. And contractors are getting increasingly creative in finding sources of water for pools that cities won't fill.

Judge: San Diego County Jail Postcard-only Rule Unconstitutional | Utsandiego.com
utsandiego.com
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‘we’ve Got To Remember This Isn’t A Race’ In Implementing Common Core | Edsource
edsource.org
Dean Vogel, outgoing president of the California Teachers Association

How A $1.4-billion Scientific Project Ran Into A Cultural Buzz Saw
latimes.com
An artist rendering shows the proposted Thirty Meter Telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii.