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THE NOONER for September 3, 2015

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Good morning, as a bipartisan Dodgers and Giants fan, last night's sweep of the Giants sucked. So glad I didn't bet on this series! Oh, yeah, that is not legal, so I would never do it.



  • AD76 (Carlsbad): added Pechanga councilmember Andrew Macial, Sr. (D).



NO MAS: Bill to divest state's public pensions from coal heads to Gov. Jerry Brown - "Lawmakers in the Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that would require the state's public pension funds to divest from their holdings in thermal coal."

OH, JUST SHUT UP: California Assembly members limit speechmaking [Jeremy B. White] - "The final weeks of California’s legislative session require lawmakers to churn through hundreds of bills in marathon, hours-long floor sessions. Some of those measures prompt lively and probing debate. In other cases, legislators seem to be racing each other."



YOU SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY, BUT IT'S NOT MY BIRTHDAY TOO: Happy birthday to Solana Beach school board member Rich Lieb, the DNC's Juliet Minassian!, and Bill Dodd's field rep Logan Pitts




  • Planned Parenthood of Northern California (PPNorCal) is currently seeking a full-time Senior Public Affairs Officer, San Francisco.  Responsibilities include working closely with the VP and Director of Public Affairs to manage government and community relations and grassroots activities in San Francisco and Marin Counties, with some secondary work in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.  The Senior Officer will also provide key support to the PPNorCal Action Fund to help elect pro-choice officials, promote advocacy and volunteer activities in targeted candidate and issue-based campaigns.  Visit us at for job details or submit resumes directly to Salary is DOE.

  • Planned Parenthood of Northern California (PPNorCal) is currently seeking a full-time Public Affairs Officer, Concord.  The Public Affairs Officer will work closely with the Director of Public Affairs to manage government and community relations and grassroots activities in Contra Costa and Napa Counties, with some secondary work in Solano County.  The Officer will also provide key support to the Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund to help elect pro-choice officials and promote advocacy and volunteer activities in targeted candidate and issue-based campaigns.  Visit us at for job details or submit resumes directly to is DOE.

    Meet Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Fmr. Rep. Ellen Tauscher and Contra Costa's Democratic Leaders on September 25The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County fights on the front line to keep California blue. Rally for 2016 with hundreds of voters, elected officials, labor/business leaders and activists at our 2nd Annual Roosevelt Awards Dinner. Join us as our party honors Secretary Padilla's groundbreaking voting rights reforms, Rep. Tauscher's tenure as U.S. Undersecretary of State, and the Contra Costa County Democratic Party Hall of Fame. RSVP FOR THE DINNER AND VIP RECEPTION HERE or contact Jerome Pandell for more information.
  • Come celebrate the end of the legislative session with California’s best craft beer at the Brewers Showcase Beer Festival Saturday, September 12th on Capitol Mall from 4-8pm. Over 150 California craft breweries will be pouring their most rare and coveted beer. Ticket includes your choice of beer samplings from over 150 breweries. Food trucks will be on hand. The California Craft Brewers Association would like to extend our industry discount to readers of The Nooner.

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  • NEW VIDEO FEATURING SEN. KEVIN DE LEON HIGHLIGHTS TRANSPORTATION INEQUITIES - Visiting the beach is an essential California experience. But for many young Californians in urban city centers, getting there can be a challenge. Produced by Parks Now and Youth Speak Collective, this brand new video documents the challenges facing carless youth trying to reach our state's beaches and recreational spaces.

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Feinstein trying for fifth full term? Invites go out for fundraiser
Feinstein has not announced her plans, but news of a fundraiser created a buzz in the California’s Democratic establishment, which has been debating whether the former San Francisco mayor — now the oldest member of the U.S. Senate — will pursue a fifth term in the 2018 election, when she will be age 85. The invite to “join Sen. Feinstein for dinner” on Tuesday, Sept. 29, dinner at Bistro Bis was issued by “Linda Hall Daschle, the honorable Tom Daschle and Baker Donelson Berkowitz PAC” for an event benefiting “Feinstein for Senate 2018,” according to a copy obtained by the Chronicle. The tickets to the event are $2,000 to host, and $1,000 for dinner guests. Republican Bill Whalen, an adviser to former Gov. Pete Wilson and fellow at the Hoover Institution, said Feinstein could be simply sending a message. “She is keenly aware of the fact that people are wondering if she might be stepping down, and you don’t want to be portrayed as a lame duck,” he said. Boxer announced her retirement earlier this year, prompting Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris to declare immediately for the seat. [...] Harris has been joined by Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana, former state GOP chairman Tom Del Becarro and Republican Assemblyman Rocky Chavez,R-Oceanside, in the race. [...] chances for a Senate slot are rare in the nation’s most populous state, Whalen notes. Bob Mulholland, the veteran campaign adviser for the California Democratic Party who has known Feinstein for decades, says that’s not part of Feinstein’s equation.

Bill To Strip Coal From California Pension Portfolios Heads To Governor | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Bills On Guns, Police Video And Pension Funds Await Governor's Signature
State lawmakers on Wednesday sent the governor bills that would ban concealed guns from schools and college campuses in California, make it a felony for police officers to alter or delete video evidence, and require the state's public pension funds to divest their holdings in thermal coal.

Legislation Extends Injury Benefits To Cal Fire Firefighters | The Sacramento Bee
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Wages received in lieu of disability benefits

Climate Legislation In California Is Clearing Hurdle With Deal On Energy Plans
Senate leader Kevin de León, electrical utilities and the governor's office are nearing an agreement on how proposed climate change legislation would increase the use of renewable energy in California, according to Capitol sources.

Bill Expanding Access To Experimental Drugs Sent To Gov. Jerry Brown | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Assembly Approves Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Imprison Sex Offenders Who Remove GPS Devices
The State Assembly today overwhelmingly approved legislation by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would crack down on convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking devices.

Senator Janet Nguyen's Legislation Eliminating Tax Liability on Forgiven Corinthian College Student Loan Debt Moves Forward
In an effort to aid more than 13,000 California students, Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that the California State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 150 (SB 150). The bill seeks to eliminate state income tax liability on forgiven student loans for former Corinthian College students.

State Senate Panel Approves Three For UC Regents Board
A state Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the confirmation of three appointees to the UC Board of Regents, with senators noting the unusual circumstance that all three nominees are minorities.

Legionnaires' Outbreak Grows, Keeping San Quentin Locked Down
An environmental consultant has been brought into the hunt for the source of Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin state prison. After six days of testing, officials still do not know what caused the outbreak that has left more than 100 inmates sick and the sprawling historic prison in near-lockdown.

The New Face Of Democrats Who Support Education Reform
Shavar Jeffries, an attorney who lost his bid to be mayor of Newark, N.J., is the new president of Democrats for Education Reform.

Pension Fund CalSTRS Weighs Shift To Safety
The California State Teachers' Retirement System, the nation's second-largest public pension system, is considering a new strategy that would shift up to 12% of its $191-billion portfolio into safer investments, such as long-term Treasury bonds.

Facing Arrest On Fraud Charges, Guatemalan President Perez Molina Resigns
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with a customs fraud scandal and following widespread protests among fellow citizens both rich and poor over the extensive corruption plaguing the nation’s government.

Senator Stone Encourages Support For Ab 1032 Which Actually Reduces A Tax | Jeff Stone
State Capitol, Room 4062Sacramento, CA 95814Phone: 916.651.4028Fax: 916.651.4928

Guatemala Judge Grants Prosecutor's Request To Detain President
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A Guatemalan judge issued an order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in a government corruption scandal that has thrown the country into turmoil.

Ap Nation / World | Union Democrat | Sonora News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown - Ap Nation / World
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Governor Signs Brian Jones' American-made Labeling Law - Times Of San Diego
The new legislation takes effect Jan. 1.

Dna Database Imperiled By Prop. 47 Ruling On Juveniles, San Diego D.a. Says
The California Supreme Court should overturn a lower court ruling that juvenile offenders have the same rights as adults to reduced sentences under Proposition 47, according to an appeal filed by the San Diego County district attorney.

Court: Parole OK For Prisoner Who Denies Crime - Crime Scene
The California parole board can deny release for an inmate who lacks "insight" into the crime he or she committed many years ago. But a state appeals court says a prisoner who has behaved well duri...

Defiant Kentucky Clerk Ordered To Jail For Blocking Same-sex Marriage Licenses
A federal judge has ordered a Kentucky county clerk to jail on Thursday after she refused to issue marriage licenses because her religion opposes same-sex unions, her attorneys said.