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THE NOONER for July 23, 2015
As previously reported, federal candidates filed their second quarter reports on July 15. Here are some of the interesting ones. Others are posted on the AroundTheCapitol.com district pages.
First, here are the members of the "million dollar club" at the close of the June 30 period:
RAINBOW: Out candidates seek CA legislative seats in 2016 [Matthew S. Bajko @ Bay Area Reporter] - "There are at least five gay or lesbian Democratic candidates seeking state Senate or Assembly seats next year, with all but one running for office in southern California districts. So far no known out Republicans have announced campaigns, according to the head of a statewide group for LGBT GOPers."
JUICY: Orange County economic growth finally revving into high gear [Andrew Khouri @ LAT] - "This year, the county is expected to add the most new jobs in 17 years, outpacing the growth rate of California and the nation. Businesses are leasing so much space that the county's biggest landlord is running out of offices to offer tenants."
PINNED: Collectors of American history and pop culture aficionados will converge at the Atlantis Casino Resort for the West’s largest show and sale of political campaign memorabilia July 31-August 1. This convention offers 100,000 political campaign buttons, posters, advertising and sports pinbacks, campaign Americana, protest and cause-related items, and pop culture material to buy, sell, and trade. This year, collectors and dealers from 18 states are expected to attend. Admission is $5 for both days. [More Info]
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
One-time Council Candidate Sues Garden Grove Over Election System - The Orange County Register
CHRIS HAIRE @ ocregister.com
Garden Grove’s at-large election system violates the California Voting Rights Act, a former City Council candidate argues in a lawsuit that his lawyer says was filed in Orange County Superior Court on Monday.
UC Willl Raise Its Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour, Heightening Focus On Efforts To Boost The Rate Statewide
The campaign to significantly increase the minimum wage shifted from local government to the state Wednesday, with UC President Janet Napolitano announcing that several thousand workers would have their salaries increased to $15 an hour by 2017.
UC Estimates Budget For Long-delayed Payroll Upgrade Will More Than Double | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @ sacbee.com
UCPath computer project tentatively scheduled for completion in 2017 at cost of $375 million
California Can't Stop Global Warming Alone, But It Can Fix Its Highways
The governor is in Europe saving the planet. The Legislature is on a monthlong vacation. And we motorists keep getting our cars beat up on California highways.
Gov. Jerry Brown's Words Quash Needed Debate | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Committees Cost California Taxpayers Millions | Al Jazeera America
Hillary Clinton Is Slated To Bring Her Presidential Campaign To San Diego On Aug. 7. | Sandiegouniontribune.com
NFL Players Union Promises Action If Suspension Isn't Lifted For Patriots' Tom Brady
It's been nearly a month since Tom Brady appealed his four-game Deflategate suspension, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to announce whether he will uphold or modify the four-time Super Bowl winner's punishment.
Lilly Doubling Size Of San Diego Biotech Center | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Gary Robbins and Bradley J. Fikes @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Eli Lilly is doubling the size of its research center in La Jolla. Thomas Bumol, left, the director of Lilly Biotechnology Center, walks the halls of the present laboratory complex with Wolfgang Glaesner, Chief Scientific Officer of the Lilly Biotech Group on Wednesday. — Peggy Peattie
Brown Appoints Panel To Review California Rules For Fracking | The Sacramento Bee
Gov. Jerry Brown says he's created a panel to study how California should monitor hydraulic fracturing for oil.
California’s Top Education Official Plans New Accountability System To Rate Schools
Senate Panel Begins Grilling Administration Officials On Iran Deal
Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz, left, and Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who is recovering from a broken leg, arrive for a classified briefing on the Iran nuclear agreement for lawmakers. They will be among the chief witnesses as the administration defends the deal before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Thomas Libous, New York State Senator, Is Convicted of Lying to F.B.I.
As a result of his conviction, Mr. Libous, who was the second-highest-ranking Republican in the Senate, forfeits his seat. He also faces up to five years in prison.
More Start-ups, Flush With Funding, Are Staying Private Longer
In April, LinkedIn agreed to spend $1.5 billion for Lynda.com, the online educational video company, its biggest acquisition ever.
Long Beach Residents Offered Money, Apology After Days-long Power Outage
Southern California Edison has offered an apology to its Long Beach customers and $100 toward the bills of those hardest hit by an extended blackout last week that left some without power for days.
Conservative Group's Convention Draws GOP Candidates, Protests. | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Honda Burns Through Campaign Cash, Named Fundraising Efforts After Hiroshima Victim Story | San Jose Inside
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Aerial Video Reveals Drought-ravaged Lakes Worse Than Imagined - Sfgate
Ugly brown rings where waves used to lap at the shore. Dry docks lying on desiccated silt. Barren boat ramps. Trickles of water. Those are just some of the disturbing scenes in new aerial video of Northern California's Folsom Lake, Lake Oroville and Shasta reservoirs released this week.