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THE NOONER for October 1, 2015

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It's October 1, which means the annoying fundraising emails from federal candidates will stop. And, the ground is wet here at the Global Nooner Headquarter for a second staight day. Indeed, hell hath frozen over. 

NO KIDDING: Not enough signatures: Vaccine opponents fall short in ballot effort [Patrick McGreevy] - "Opponents of a new child vaccination law in California have reported that they turned in some 228,000 signatures on petitions for a referendum to overturn the measure, far short of the number needed to qualify it for next year's ballot." 

Judge dismisses lawsuit over use of teachers' union dues [AP] - "U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson ruled in an order made public on Wednesday that lawyers for the four teachers who brought the lawsuit failed to show that state law influenced the unions' membership policies, a necessary pre-condition for a successful First Amendment claim."

 

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MOVING ON: "After a quarter-century business partnership, Lindsay Crane, administrator of the Gualco Group, Inc. advocacy firm, bid a retirement farewell this week to Jack Gualco and colleagues.  Crane said she’ll miss Jack, Kendra Daijogo, Mark Theisen, Lisa Rodriguez, Bob Gore, Mik Skvarla, Shawnee Patterson, Tomas Garza and Julie Nickerson, and looks forward to a trip to Spain and Greece.  When she returns, it will be to welcome her first grandchild and attend more San Diego Chargers games, where her son-in-law is a coach.  Gualco feted Crane and crew with a lunch in the office dining area, including presentation of a really nice…watch.  Jasmine Lisbeth is the new administrator." 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to lobbyist Shaun Flanigan, CA45 candidate Drew Leavens, communications guru Brad Pomerance, fand ormer staffer Bob Reid.

 

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**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • SACRAMENTO – 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
    Additional details 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: vimeo.com/140691937

    For #SCPTW sponsorships and bookings, contact: editor@bhweekly.com
  • Office Space Available - Two Blocks from State Capitol -- Quiet location two blocks away from Capitol.  Share space with a professional services firm.  Up to three offices in six-office suite (2,300 sqft).  Conference room, copy/printer room, reception, kitchenette, janitorial, parking.  Terms are negotiable. 1510 14th Street, Sacramento. (916) 444-7158

  • 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 www.scusd.edu/vacancies-and-line-application - $65-80k  - 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 akessler@lawpolicy.com.
  • 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
    Additional details here
  • 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: www.eventbrite.com/e/californias-liquid-gold-brewing-and-winemaking-in-the-golden-state-tickets-17034821610

  • 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: capitolnetwork.wildapricot.org/event-1917395 . Questions? Contact Jenny Devine  jenny@jmdevinegroup.com, or Erin Norwood ENorwood@nalobby.net.

  • Never Miss a Fundraiser! The makers of CapitolTrack want you to try ContributionTrack for FREE! ContributionTrack combines a comprehensive fundraising calendar with a record of your donations to help you abide by FPPC limits. The searchable calendar allows you to find and select an event, add it to your office calendar, and record a contribution tied to that political campaign. You can also create a report of past contributions which sorts and filters by contributors or recipients. Whether you are tracking your own contributions, or those of a client, this is the tool for you. Email us for a free trial!
  • 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 jgolka@afscme.org

  • 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 www.cacities.org/employment
  • 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 www.harbageconsulting.com 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 (kp.taleo.net/careersection/external/moresearch.ftl?lang=en) 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: marie@redwoodpacific.com
  • 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: www.csus.edu/about/employment/. American Disabilities Act/Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • THERE'S MUCH MORE TO EFFECTIVE LOBBYING THAN LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY. Get the total picture when you attend Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's introductory Lobbying 101 and advanced Lobbying 201 seminarOctober 1-2. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy; Lobbying 201 explores time-tested principles / best practices in the additional critical areas of Budget, Regulatory Agency and Executive Branch advocacy plus Media Relations. $250 each. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration:  www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.
  • 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 www.ppnorcal.org for job details or submit resumes directly to careers@ppnorcal.org. 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 www.ppnorcal.org for job details or submit resumes directly to careers@ppnorcal.org.Salary 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.

  • for $30/week for up to 100 words. Email scott@scottlay.com.

 

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Christensen + Peskin: No agreement on Airbnb + Mission moratorium
sfgate.com
Stepping into two of the most-contentious issues on the city’s November ballot, Supervisor Julie Christensen and her challenger, former Supervisor Aaron Peskin, made it clear Wednesday that they have different views on regulating short-term rentals and a proposed development pause in the Mission district. During a debate before The Chronicle’s editorial board, Peskin endorsed and Christensen opposed two controversial ballot measures — one that would restrict short-term rentals in the city and another that would impose an 18-month moratorium on the construction of market-rate housing developments in the Mission. Pang is unlikely to win, but the city’s ranked choice voting system means she could feasibly get enough second place votes to pull off an upset victory. Christensen opposes Proposition F, a measure on the November ballot that would place hard cap on short-term rentals to 75 days a year, prohibit short-term rentals of in-law units and expand the ability of private citizens to sue their neighbors who violate the law. The measure’s supporters say short-term rentals exacerbate the housing crisis because people rent out vacant rooms and apartments to tourists instead of to residents, taking units off the market. Christensen and Peskin also were divided on Proposition I, which would impose an 18-month construction pause in the Mission district, with the goal of slowing the displacement of longtime residents being pushed out by evictions and rising housing prices. Christensen called the measure a “false solution” that would hurt the very residents it seeks to help by driving up the housing prices of existing units. Peskin also said he is concerned a “wealthy set of billionaires” dictate policy at City Hall and that the politicians kowtow to influential developers. First Willie Brown, then Gavin Newsom, now Ed Lee, Christensen said. Christensen is the unlikely establishment candidate — a longtime community activist who Mayor Ed Lee appointed to the seat in January to fill the vacancy created when David Chiu won the election for state Assembly. Peskin took no position on the library but a number of his allies in the influential neighborhood group the Telegraph Hill Dwellers led the fight against it.

Atkins, Other Legislators Urge Governor To Sign Medical Marijuana Bills - Times Of San Diego
timesofsandiego.com
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and two other lawmakers called today on Gov. Jerry Brown to sign bills that would establish a statewide regulatory framework for medical marijuana in California.

Poll Finds California Voters Support Taxes On Cigarettes, Commercial Properties
Jessica Calefati @
mercurynews.com
The survey found two-thirds of likely voters, including a majority of Republicans, support increasing taxes on cigarettes and more than half want to overhaul Proposition 13 and start taxing commercial properties at current market rates.

Poll Finds California Tax Hike Support Varies By Subject | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
Nearly half of likely voters want to extend Proposition 30 tax increases

Tax Initiatives Poker Game Begins :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
The unions are not the only ones at the table.

Loretta Sanchez’s California Senate Campaign Got Off To An Amazingly Bad Start
washingtonpost.com
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A Presidential Campaign As Reality Tv
latimes.com
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to a group of people at the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association in Oklahoma City on Sept. 29.

Essential Politics: Talking Politics At The Playboy Mansion
latimes.com
I’m Christina Bellantoni, the Essential Politics host today. Here we go. Subscribe to the newsletter Thanks to his likely ascent to the speakership in the coming weeks, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the man of the hour. It’s not the first time a Californian would have held that post,...

Obama Administration To Pitch Syria Refugee Plan To Skeptical Lawmakers
latimes.com
Obama administration immigration officials are headed to Capitol Hill on Thursday to sell lawmakers on the president’s plan to resettle refugees from Syria and other countries.

San Diego Business Group Hires Brown Friend To Kill Bill | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
She will seek veto of Assembly Bill 504

Not Enough Signatures: Vaccine Opponents Fall Short In Ballot Effort
latimes.com
Opponents of a new child vaccination law in California have reported that they turned in some 228,000 signatures on petitions for a referendum to overturn the measure, far short of the number needed to qualify it for next year's ballot.

Donald Trump 2016: Voters Pick Words To Describe The Candidate: Idiot, Jerk, Stupid, Dumb - Politico
politico.com
Newly announced debate rules could spell disaster for Rand Paul and several other high-profile campaigns.

California State University Faculty To Vote On Strike
latimes.com
A CSU strike vote is set to begin Oct. 19. Above, Cal State Northridge faculty member Mary Pardo is among those blocking an entrance to a nearly vacant parking lot at Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2011 to protest stalled negotiations over a salary dispute.

Coal-shipping Plan Divides Oakland Over Health, Jobs Issues - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
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Senators to Unveil Bipartisan Plan to Ease Sentencing Laws
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A long-awaited bipartisan proposal would cut mandatory prison sentences for nonviolent offenders and promote more early release from federal prisons.

2016 Election: Kevin Mccarthy's Benghazi Gift To Hillary Clinton's Campaign - Politico
politico.com
From air traffic woes to more technology troubles, the latest release of Clinton emails includes some gems.

Suit To Limit Use Of Teacher Union Dues For Political Purposes Is Tossed
latimes.com
Beatriz Vergara, 15, testifies in a lawsuit that resulted in a judge throwing out longstanding teacher job projections in California, including tenure rights. The ruling is on appeal. 

The World's Top Research University? It's Caltech -- Again
latimes.com
For the fifth year in a row, Caltech is being rated the best research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, according to a survey released Wednesday.