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THE NOONER for September 29, 2015

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Buenas dias! Today, Georgia is going to execute the first woman in 40 years for allegedly collaborating with her boyfriend on the murder of her husband, although lots of questions remain. Yeah, that whold Papal visit was effective.

Oh, and come on Anaheim Angels. As a kid who grew up 7 miles from you, you are never the "Los Angeles" Angels. Deal with it. OC is not LA. #MicDrop. You just need a few more victories to make it into the playoffs with the real LA team, the Dodgers. 

GOBBLE GOBBLE: Leadership honeymoon could be brief for a Speaker McCarthy [Michael Doyle and David Lightman @ SacBee] - "House Speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy of California announced Monday he's ready to seize the summit of Capitol Hill. His next climb would be even steeper – governing."

HOOVER INSTiTUTION POLL: Yeah, we can go dry. - "As California copes with its four-year drought, a new Hoover Institution survey shows that the Golden State’s electorate is amenable—across ideological and regional divides--to continued water conservation and sharing groundwater resources with neighboring communities."

Farmers everywhere, "Y'all didn't ask me."

What a beautiful night in Sacramento. I sleep with the windows open, and a cool evening like last night is just amazing. Covering yourself with a comforter in Sac with just the windows open is amazing.

UNLIKELY: Foes of California vaccine law file petitions for referendum [Patrick McGreevy @ LAT] - "Opponents of California’s tough new vaccine law filed petitions Monday seeking to put a referendum on the issue on the November 2016 ballot, but it may be a month before elections officials determine whether the ballot measure qualifies."

MONEY MATTERS (YEAH, IT REALLLY DOES): Maplight launched a new independent expedinture search tool today.

Tonight, Sacramento's Lisa Ling's new season starts on CNN at 6pm PDT. Ling is the wife of Paul Song, a physician and Executive Chairman of the Courage Campaign.



DETAILS, PLEASE: Republican front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all  [Jill Colvin and Nicholas Riccardi @ AP] - Anyone want to help with details of the $760 million in cuts as we vastly increase the military? Trump would big time with his reduction of his tax rate by 15% and his kids would be the big winners by the elimination of the estate tax. While Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are giving away nearly all their wealth to charity, Trump appears to be doing nothing.

I haven't made up my mind on next year's presidential race, but like Pope Francis, I like to call out false prophets.

From the law professor at my King Hall School of Law:

Donald Dust, Donald Dust, 
Deliver us the American Dream,  
Donald Dust, Donald Dust, 
A house, apple pie, ice cream.  
Donald Dust, Donald Dust,   
Tax cuts for me, my neighbor, you, and GE,  
Donald Dust, Donald Dust, 
More cuts for estates, rich heirs, and Bobby McGee,  
How do you know what others can't see?  
How do you make 1 + 1 = 3?  
How do your tax cuts double GDP?  
Why do corporations pay less tax than me? 
(please excuse the bad grammar) 
Donald Dust, Donald Dust,  
Never mind all that, I really don't care,  
Just blow some of that Dust over yonder,  
I want your hair. 

ROAD HAZARDS: Lane-splitting motorcyclist dies when run over by truck on I-80 in West Sacramento [Bill Lindelof @ SacBee] - "California legislation that would make it clear that motorcyclists can split lanes of traffic was tabled earlier this year. The bill’s author, Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, plans to resurrect the bill in 2016, a spokeswoman said at the time. Quirk’s bill said motorcyclists could split lanes at no faster than 50 miles per hour. They also could not drive more than 15 miles per hour faster than the vehicles around them."

As a kid, motorcycling in the Mojave Desert, I was in a pretty bad accident. Haven't touched the things since.

POLITICAL LAW: Yesterday, I got word that Olson Hagel is opening a Southern California office. That's great news for the political law firm, which my beloved Kara worked for in law school and who worked for me as we did compliance for the Proposition 92 initiative for community colleges.

SERIOUSLY? Georgia is set to execute a woman at 7pm EDT for "ordering" the murder of her husband. The execution has been delayed twice, once because of weather and the other time because the execution drugs looked "cloudy." Her co-conspirator boyfriend, who actually conducted the murder, got life in prison. Word.

Giants beat the Dodgers. #Explain

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Kevin Perez-Allen!


- AB 8 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) - Emergency services: hit-and-run incidents.
- AB 389 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) - Hospitals: language assistance services.
- AB 422 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) - Sacramento Regional Transit District: line of credit.
- AB 489 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) - Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act.
- AB 555 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) - Civil actions.
- AB 625 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) - School finance: emergency apportionments: compliance audits.
- AB 643 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) - Emergency services: Silver Alerts.
- AB 675 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) - Rental vehicles: advertising and quotes: charges.
- AB 683 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) - Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee.
- AB 738 by Assemblymember Beth Gaines (R-Roseville) - Sacramento Regional Transit District.
- AB 773 by Assemblymember Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) -Board of Psychology: licenses.
- AB 809 by Assemblymember Jay P. Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) - Local initiative measures: ballot printing specifications.
- AB 835 by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) -Vehicular manslaughter: statute of limitation.
- AB 906 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) - Sacramento Regional Transit District.
- AB 918 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) - Seclusion and restraint: developmental services: health facilities.
- AB 940 by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) - Clinical laboratories.
- AB 951 by Assemblymember Scott T. Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) - Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District.
- AB 998 by Assemblymember Donald P. Wagner (R-Irvine) - Civil law: libel: damages.
- AB 1064 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) - Education finance: indirect cost rates.
- AB 1141 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) - Civil actions.
- AB 1197 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) - Deposition notices.
- AB 1443 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) - Voters: language accessibility.
- AB 1515 by the Committee on Insurance - Insurance.
- AB 1516 by the Committee on Housing and Community Development - Housing.
- SB 61 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) - Driving under the influence: ignition interlock device.
- SB 162 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) - Treated wood waste.
- SB 225 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) - Medical waste.
- SB 236 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) - Public streets, highways, and public service easements.
- SB 474 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) - Auctions.
- SB 536 by Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) - Armories.
- SB 644 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) - Limited Examination and Appointment Program: persons with developmental disabilities.
SB 667 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) - Disability insurance: eligibility: waiting period.


- AB 85 by Assemblymember Scott T. Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) - Open meetings. A veto message can be found here.
- AB 161 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) -Athletic trainers. A veto message can be foundhere.
- AB 210 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) -High-occupancy vehicle lanes: County of Los Angeles. A veto message can be found here.
- AB 804 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) - Shorthand reporters: continuing education requirements. A veto message can be found here.
- AB 943 by Assemblymember Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) - Charter schools: California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. A veto message can be found here.





  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA POLITICS THIS WEEK-- watch Former Attorney General Bill Lockyer and others analyze the latest California political news---including perspective on incoming speaker Anthony Rendon in this pilot episode:
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  • The Sacramento City Unified School District is currently accepting on-line applications for the position of Special Assistant to the Board of Education.  Information about the classified position and classified application is available on the website at  - Special Assistant to the Board of Education (CONF-5) FFD:10/09/15

  • Please join the Women’s Foundation of California and The California Endowment for a Legislative Briefing: the Women’s Policy Institute (WPI), a Decade of Building Policy Leadership. Come learn about the WPI program and how its fellows support the policy work of legislators and advocacy organizations. Speakers include Surina Khan, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California, Marj Plumb, Director of the Women’s Policy Institute, and Daniel Zingale, Senior Vice President of Healthy California, the California Endowment.  Thursday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m. at the California Endowment offices, 1414 K Street, Suite 500. Food and refreshments will be served. RSVP to Alice Kessler at
  • 2016 Candidate Forum, The Leadership California Institute’s bipartisan forum returns on October 20th, 2015. The forum will feature this cycle’s most viable candidates and presentations from the Capitol community’s most influential leaders and decision makers. The Sterling Hotel, 1300 H St., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with a VIP Reception following immediately. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
    Contact: Ashley Underlee (916) 529-4722
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  • Join us Friday, October 2, 2015 for the Envisioning California Conference, California’s Liquid Gold: Brewing and Winemaking in the Golden State sponsored by the Center for California Studies, Sacramento State. We will explore recent trends and policies and future developments in California’s wine and beer industries with panel discussions; buffet lunch catered by Amador County chef, Beth Sogaard; and lunch keynote addresses by Amelia Morán Ceja, President, Ceja Vineyards and Natalie Cilurzo, Co-Owner/President, Russian River Brewing Company. Register at:

  • Join Capitol Network for our 27th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament and Wine/Olive Oil Tasting at the Yocha Dehe Golf Club onFriday, Oct. 2. DEADLINE to register is Oct. 1. For details, visit: . Questions? Contact Jenny Devine, or Erin Norwood

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  • Political Action Intern, AFSCME. Supports California legislative and political activities of the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union. Enrollment in upper division or graduate level course work or recent graduation; intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel; proficient knowledge of the Internet as a research tool; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and excellent analytical skills.  $15/hour. Must be available to work Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Submit cover letter and resume to

  • League of California Cities – membership liaison/grassroots advocacy/coalition outreach. Covering the San Francisco peninsula and Santa Clara County, the regional public affairs manager position serves the 36 cities throughout the region. Competitive salary/benefits.  Information at
  • Outreach Coordinator
    You will be working on the ground talking to people who are impacted by the health care system every day to help them understand changes in health care. As outreach coordinator, you will create events to provide unbiased educational information to groups of dual eligible beneficiaries (and those that work with beneficiaries) on the California Coordinated Care Initiative. This is a time limited, contract position - lasting through June 30, 2016.  Compensation is an hourly rate, commensurate with experience. Please visit for more information. 

  • Kaiser Permanente is hiring a Senior Legislative Representative to represent the interests of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospitals, the Permanente Medical Groups, our members and the communities we serve in California. To learn more about this role go to KP Careers website ( and ype in job # 399705.>
  • Account Executive, Redwood Pacific Public Affairs. 2-4+ years’ experience. Requires strong communications, writing, research skills to support high-profile public affairs and ballot measure campaigns. Competitive salary/benefits. Send cover letter and resume:
  • Administrative Support Coordinator I, Center for California Studies, CSUS.  Support of the Capital Fellows Programs (Assembly) and Center (LegiSchool). $2,846-$4,484. University, state government knowledge preferred. Fulltime position. To apply: American Disabilities Act/Equal Employment Opportunity.
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  • 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.

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Mitch Katz Poised To Lead L.A. County's Consolidated Healthcare Agency
Amid a major reorganization of Los Angeles County's healthcare bureaucracy, physician and administrator Mitch Katz is poised to become arguably the most powerful nonelected official in the nation's largest local government.

California Vaccine Law Opponents Submit Petitions To Repeal The Legislation
Jessica Calefati @
Senate Bill 277 is loathed by a segment of California parents who believe some vaccines are unsafe for some children. State Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, introduced the bill earlier this year to boost vaccination rates in pockets of the state where he believes too few children are protected from infectious diseases.

Prison Reforms Have Not Yielded Savings Or Spike In Crime | The Sacramento Bee
Landmark changes in California's criminal justice system four years ago have not saved the state money or reduced the rate of convicts who are quickly back behind bars as proponents had promised, but the changes also did not produce a feared spike in violent crime, an independent research organization said Monday.

Prop. 47 Promises A New Start For Ex-offenders Carrying Years-old Burdens
Proposition 47 has been blamed for a lot since it passed last fall: a rise in crime, a surge in homelessness, throngs of emboldened drug users and thieves who aren't worried anymore about going to jail.

Congress Moves Closer To Averting Government Shutdown With Senate Vote
Congress took steps Monday to avert a government shutdown, as the Senate pushed ahead on a stopgap spending bill to keep federal services running for a few more months -- and with no cuts to Planned Parenthood.

California Public Safety Overhauls Show Promise, But Problems Remain | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
Study says realignment, four years in the making, helped state meet prison goal

Central Valley Sees Hope In Rep. Kevin Mccarthy's Potential Rise
Every so often, Rep. Kevin McCarthy tosses out a catch phrase that's popular in this southern tip of the San Joaquin Valley: "Once a Driller, always a Driller."

California Lawmakers Put Focus On Climate Change - The Orange County Register
The Legislature may have scuttled the centerpiece of Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate change plans, but it still approved ambitious new environmental policies that will impact the economy and lives of Californians.

Jeb Bush 2016: Rick Perry's Super Pac Head Jumps To Bush's Campaign - Politico
Austin Barbour, who ran Rick Perry's super PAC until the candidate ended his campaign earlier this month, is going to work for Jeb Bush, POLITICO has...

Pension Problems Have Not Gone Away |
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Gov. Brown Vetoes Off-hours Use Of L.A. County Carpool Lanes
Gov. Jerry Brown  vetoed a measure Monday that would have allowed, during off-peak hours, all motorists to use carpool lanes on the 134 Freeway from North Hollywood to Pasadena, and on the 210 Freeway from Pasadena to Glendora.

California Drought: Grape Growers Treat, Reuse Wastewater On Vineyards -
Vineyards don't just use water to grow the grapes. They also need water to wash bottles, clean floors and wash barrels. 

Death, Drones, Drugs -- And Other Legislation That Needs The Governor's Blessing
Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation in Los Angeles on Sept. 10, 2014.  

Government Shutdown: Senate Easily Advances Bill To Avoid Shutdown - Politico
The bill could keep federal government agencies operating through Dec. 11.

Fiorina, Pressed On Planned Parenthood, Becomes Even More Extreme
It's unclear whether the precept being followed by Republican Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina is "never apologize, never explain," or "the best defense is a good offense," or "in for a penny, in for a pound," but her defense on Sunday's Meet the Press of her manifest lies about Planned Parenthood...

When Vw Cheated On Emissions, It Cheated On Health - The Orange County Register
$18 billion

Trump's Tax Cuts Could Cost U.S. Trillions Of Dollars, Experts Say
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump proposed a major package of tax cuts on Monday, but offered few specifics on how to pay for them – and experts predicted they would cost untold trillions of dollars.

Foes Of California Vaccine Law File Petitions For Referendum
Opponents of California’s tough new vaccine law filed petitions Monday seeking to put a referendum on the issue on the November 2016 ballot, but it may be a month before elections officials determine whether the ballot measure qualifies.

The Obama-Kanye political-music revue coming to S.F.'s Warfield
Carla Marinucci @
Old- and new-school politics will hook up when President Obama appears at an Oct. 10 political fundraiser in San Francisco with rapper Kanye West, who’s already sort of declared his intention to run for the White House in 2020.

Vidak to Governor: boni pastoris est tondere pecus non deglubere
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) sent the following letter to the governor today, urging a veto of Senate Bill 350:

Thomas Peele: California's Bad Public Records Laws Can Shock Outsiders
A hand shoots up. "What do you mean you can't get police reports?"

First Draft: Grover Norquist, Anti-Tax Crusader, Says Carried Interest Tax â
s money, like ordinary income might generate $3 billion in tax revenue over a decade.

Water On Mars: Rush Limbaugh Pans Evidence Of Water On Mars As Part Of 'leftist Agenda' - Politico
The bill could keep federal government agencies operating through Dec. 11.

Tinder Demands Removal Of L.A. Billboard That Tells Dating App Users To Get Std Test
Tinder has sent a cease and desist letter to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation after a billboard went up in Los Angeles last week that draws a link between dating apps and a growing rate of sexually transmitted diseases.