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THE NOONER for May 12, 2015

 

 

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PASS: Rep. Adam Schiff will not run for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat - "Schiff was one of several House Democrats who have spent several months weighing whether to enter the race. Another, Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Garden Grove, said Monday that she hoped to announce her decision by the end of the week."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Chuck Vasquez and James Toma!

 

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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
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Senate Candidate Glazer Says Unions Campaign Illegally At Bart - Sfgate
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BART management said Monday it will investigate charges that union employees engaged in illegal political campaigning on behalf of state Senate candidate

Public Education Stands To Benefit Most From Increased State Funds
latimes.com
As California staggered through years of budget crises, the state law intended to safeguard funds for public education was no defense against a flood of recessionary red ink.

Education Coalition To Lawmakers: Hands Off Prop 98 Dollars - Capradio.org
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Teachers, school boards and other education groups have a message for Governor Jerry Brown and California lawmakers: Leave our money alone.

Huff Education Measures Get Unanimous Floor Support
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Two education measures authored by Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) received unanimous support during a Senate Floor vote and will now move to the State Assembly. The measures extend the School District of Choice program and removed antiquated laws from the California Education Code.

First Draft: Today in Politics: While Senate Faces Trade Vote, House Looks to Iran and Surveillance
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With the Senate facing a crucial test vote Tuesday afternoon on whether to grant President Obama fast-track trade negotiating power, the House is looking to accelerate some important legislation of its own.

Bill and Nadia Lockyerâ
sfgate.com
Former state Treasurer Bill Lockyer and his wife, Nadia — whose tawdry sex and drug scandal cost her her job as an Alameda County supervisor and nearly ended their marriage — are expecting their second child. Nadia Lockyer, 43, made the announcement on her Facebook page Sunday — and now Bill has confirmed the happy news to us. Nadia Lockyer resigned as a supervisor in 2012 after a meth-fueled affair with a South Bay man, who allegedly assaulted her in a motel room and tried to blackmail her with an X-rated tape he had shot of the two. [...] Nadia has been in and out of drug rehab. Only days later, she was blasting away on social media — accusing state Attorney General Kamala Harris of taking an “anti-feminist” stance by not charging Nadia's ex-boyfriend with trying to kill her.

Opinion: Vietnam Veteran Battles For Enforcement Of A 122-year-old Law | The Sacramento Bee
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Vietnam War veteran pushes state to honor 122-year-old law

It's Not About Fairness, It's About More Tax Money :: Fox&hounds
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The campaign to change Proposition 13 by the self-styled “Make it Fair” coalition is not about fairness, it is all about more tax money.

Child Care Advocates Find Warmer Reception This Year At Capitol - Capradio.org
capradio.org
Later this week, Gov. Jerry Brown will release his updated California budget proposal. If past is prologue, he’ll again call for fiscal restraint. But legislative Democrats are considering a few areas for limited new spending – including child care.

Controller: State Tax Revenue Now $3.4 Billion Above Estimates
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Public education stand to benefit most from increased state funds
latimes.com
As California staggered through years of budget crises, the state law intended to safeguard funds for public education was no defense against a flood of recessionary red ink.

Panel Approves 3 Percent Pay Raises For California Gov. Jerry Brown, Legislators | The Sacramento Bee
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sacbee.com
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Bay Bridge: Tests Expedited On Rods Exposed To Water
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"We need to get to the bottom of this situation," Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said after hearing about initial testing and work still to be done to determine why water is pooling at the bottom of some of the rods. He chaired the Bay Area Toll Authority meeting in Oakland.

Super Pacs Rise In Influence In 2016 Campaign | The Sacramento Bee
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10,000 Gallons Of Water Flood West Hollywood After Main Pipe Breaks
latimes.com
A road in West Hollywood remained closed early Monday while crews patched up a water main break, the latest rupture in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s aging infrastructure.

Obama presidential library goes to Chicago
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A University of Chicago bid, where Obama taught constitutional law, beat out rival proposals.

Assembly OKs Gender Protection Bill | Utsandiego.com
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S.F. mayor Lee, supervisor Avalos to unveil dueling housing bonds
sfgate.com
The solution to the city’s housing crisis could become a bidding war at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. Avalos is making no secret that he is using his measure as political leverage to try to force the mayor to increase the size of his bond. The competing bond proposals come at an inflection point for the city, as rents jumped 40 percent last year — from $3,300 to $4,580 for an average two-bedroom apartment — and the median sales price of $1.03 million has crowded out middle- and low-income residents, according to Real Answers, a database publisher that specializes in the housing market. The $250 million in bond money would go toward three categories: public housing, low-income housing and middle-class housing. Of those groups, the mayor has committed the most money — between $100 million and $150 million — to low-income housing, which is eligible to a two-person household that earns up to $65,200 per year. Much of this housing falls into the rehabilitation category, meaning it won’t put new units on the market but it will revamp existing ones and ensure that private developers don’t sweep them up. [...] the mayor has committed at least $25 million to create housing for middle-income earners, which is roughly incomes up to $140,000 for a two-person household. [...] the mayor said it makes up a portion of a $1.1 billion overall funding pipeline over the next five years that will help pay for the construction of new units and rehabilitation of others. “Public housing is affordable housing, and we in this bond will make sure it’s not neglected,” Breed said Monday.

Homelessness Up 12% In L.A. City And County
latimes.com
The homeless population jumped 12% in the last two years in both the city and county of Los Angeles, driven by soaring rents, low wages and stubbornly high unemployment, according to a report released Monday.