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THE NOONER for October 8, 2015

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REMINDER: CELEBRATION OF LIFE: The memorial service for Target Book editor Allan Hoffenblum is this Friday from 3pm-6pm at the State Social House at 8782 West Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. I wish I could be there, but for this damn neck collar.



#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to my fellow Aggiw law alum Michael Kapp (working for the LA County Assessor) and ag lobbyist Rachael O'Brien!



• AB 192 by Assemblymember Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) – Specialized license plates.
• AB 231 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Parole: placement at release.
• AB 564 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Regional centers: parental fees.
• AB 571 by Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) – Property taxation: property statement: change in ownership statement: penalty.
• AB 941 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) – Clinics: licensure and regulation: exemption.
• AB 1072 by Assemblymember Tom F. Daly (D-Anaheim) – Insurance: firefighters' or police officers' benefit and relief associations.
• ABX2-15 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – End of life. A signing message can be found here.
• SB 19 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form: electronic registry pilot. 
• SB 235 by Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Small dollar loans: finder duties and compensation.
• SB 327 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa) – Industrial Welfare Commission: wage orders: meal periods.
• SB 342 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) – California Workforce Investment Board: responsibilities.
• SB 359 by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015.
• SB 549 by Senator Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) – Charitable raffles.
• SB 795 by the Committee on Public Safety – Public Safety Omnibus.


• AB 429 by Assemblymember Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) – Public contracts: preferences: forest products. A veto message can be found here
• AB 514 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Ordinances: violations: administrative fines. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1060 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) – Cancer clinical trials. A veto message can be found here.





  • New Leaders Council Sacramento is currently accepting applications for its 2016 fellowship class. NLC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that engages a diverse, collaborative national network of progressive political entrepreneurs. The fellowship includes a rigorous 5-month training program that focuses on entrepreneurship, advocacy, organizing, and fundraising. Applications are due onNovember 1, and interested people may apply here. For any questions, please contact and
  • The Center for Responsible Lending has an opening for a Senior Policy Counsel in Oakland, CA.  The associate will work with stakeholders in California and other Western states to develop and advance strategies for legislative and regulatory reform at the state level to prevent predatory lending practices.   If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please visit  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter describing why you are a fit for this position to

  • 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:

    For #SCPTW sponsorships and bookings, contact:
  • 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 - $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
  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 type in job # 399705.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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 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.

  • for $30/week for up to 100 words. Email



Billionaire Tom Steyer Joins Campaign To Increase Cigarette Taxes
Pedestrians pass by a smoke shop on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer has joined a a campaign proposing a ballot initiataive for a new $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes.

Obama Signs Law Preventing Premium Hikes Under Health Law | The Sacramento Bee
President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under his signature health care law.

Berkeley Soda Tax Means Higher Prices On Some Sugary Drinks | State Of Health | Kqed News
In an analysis, UC Berkeley researchers say many retailers are doing just that. They sampled prices in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco, just before last November’s election when Berkeley voters overwhelmingly passed the first-in-the-country soda tax.

Trump, Carson, Fiorina Lead Poll In California | The Sacramento Bee
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Political outsiders top field of Republican candidates for president

California Governor Signs Bill Making Cheerleading A Sport | Kpbs
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A bill co-authored by a San Diego assemblywoman to make competition cheerleading a high school sport was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Vidak to Governor: 'SB 350 kicks folks while they are down'
Sacramento - Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today issued the following statement in response to the governor signing Senate Bill 350 into law:

Video: Jerry Brown Signs Climate Bill, Boosting Renewable Energy | The Sacramento Bee
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Law requires major increase in electricity derived from renewable sources

California Coroners Have Issues With New Assisted Death Law
A body is loaded into an Alameda County coroner's van in Oakland in 2012. Coroners around the state are wondering about procedural issues under the new law allowing assisted death for terminally ill Californians.

California's Landmark Renewable Energy Law To Be Signed On Wednesday
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With huge new solar farms sprouting in the desert every few months and Silicon Valley driving much of the clean energy investment, the state now receives 25 percent of its electricity from renewables. Brown's act to double that at a signing ceremony in Los Angeles, however, sets in motion a green energy transformation for California over the next 15 years on a scale larger than anything any state has ever attempted.

Kevin Mccarthy’s Future Not So Clear - Politics Blog
House Republicans need a savior. In a closed-door meeting Thursday of the largest Republican House class since Herbert Hoover was president, Bakersfieldian and current majority leader Kevin McCarth...

In Bel-air, Someone Is Using 1,300 Gallons Of Water — Per Hour
This much we know:

Equal Pay Law Mainly Boosts Pay Of Lawyers |
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The Woman Behind California's End-of-life Law
For decades, Susan Talamantes Eggman's life has revolved around death.

California Poised To Be 1st State To Outlaw Human Antibiotics In Livestock - San Francisco Chronicle
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A Quick Guide To California's Climate Change Battle
California's battle against climate change involves an alphabet soup of agencies responsible for different programs and several key laws that guide state actions. Here's a glossary:

O.c.'s Worker Shortage: Employers Face A Skills Gap In Key, High-paying Fields, Report Finds - The Orange County Register
Orange County faces a critical shortage of skilled workers for some of the best-paid jobs in manufacturing, health care and information technology, according to a report to be released today.

Siliconbeatapple Holding $181 Billion In Profit Offshore, Study Says - Siliconbeat
We’ve contacted Apple for comment about this week’s study.

California Building Industry Association Says It Can Live With New Climate-change Law
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California Loses Two Political Mensches :: Fox&hounds
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