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THE NOONER for October 1, 2015
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."
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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Christensen + Peskin: No agreement on Airbnb + Mission moratorium
Stepping into two of the most-contentious issues on the cityâÂÂs 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 ChronicleâÂÂs editorial board, Peskin endorsed and Christensen opposed two controversial ballot measures âÂÂ 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 cityâÂÂs 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 measureâÂÂs 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 âÂÂfalse solutionâÂÂ 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 âÂÂwealthy set of billionairesâÂÂ 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 âÂÂ 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
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
The unions are not the only ones at the table.
Loretta Sanchez’s California Senate Campaign Got Off To An Amazingly Bad Start
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A Presidential Campaign As Reality Tv
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
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
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
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
Newly announced debate rules could spell disaster for Rand Paul and several other high-profile campaigns.
California State University Faculty To Vote On Strike
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
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Senators to Unveil Bipartisan Plan to Ease Sentencing Laws
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
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
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
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.