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THE NOONER for October 13, 2015

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DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • SD07 (Tri-Valley): removed Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D)
  • SD11 (San Francisco): removed former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D)
  • SD11 (San Francisco): removed Supervisor David Campos (D)

In SD11, Supervisor Jane Kim appears to have emerged from the progressive coalition to go up against fellow Supervisor Scott Weiner.

CD46 (Santa Ana): While former State Senator Lou Correa accumulates endorsements, Garden Grove mayor Bao Nguyen will be formally announcing his candidacy at this hour. If elected, Nguyen woule be the second Southeast Asian ever in Congress. The only other was Joseph Cao, a Republican, who defeated William Jefferson in a safe Dem district in Louisiana. Yes, that "bribes stored in the freezer" William Jefferson. Cao served only one term.

TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, THE THIRD PARTY IS OVER: High court refuses to hear challenge to California's top-two primary [Kale Williams @ SFChron] - "California's "top-two" primary system will remain after the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the law brought by the Green and Libertarian parties, among others, who say it effectively excludes their candidates from the state’s elections."

FREE SPEECH? Religious clinics sue for right to not mention abortion to Californians [Melanie Mason @ LAT] - "Operators of religious pregnancy centers have sued Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris to block a new California law that requires such clinics to provide information about abortion and contraceptive services offered by other providers."

THE ASSESSMENT: Right-to-die, climate change, pot and more: Here are 10 bills that will change life – and death – in California [David Downey @ OCR] - "In case you missed it, here are some of the more notable bills that now bear his signature and soon will reshape life in California in large and small ways:"

CALL ME A DOCTOR: California doctors' lobby group pushes agenda with swagger [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - "Now, it’s preparing for the next showdown, a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes aiming for next year’s ballot, with some of the proceeds going to boost the reimbursement rates for doctors who take Medi-Cal patients. Tobacco companies are again readying to spend heavily to ensure its defeat."

128.8 CHARACTERS? Twitter announces it will lay off 8% of its workforce [Tracey Lien and Andrea Chang @ LAT] - "The San Francisco microblogging site will cut 336 employees, or 8% of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring plan. Twitter began notifying affected employees on Tuesday."

SHAMING SHAMU: California Coastal Commission goes too far on SeaWorld [LAT editorial] - " The commission overreached badly by requiring the aquatic amusement park to end its captive breeding program. This was less like mission creep than mission leap. . . . Whether the commission's decision was legal is up to the courts, but it's not right. All Californians should be concerned about the commissioners' eagerness to stretch their regulatory reach into areas where they have no business."

PRICE CUT: Offering free community college is an investment in the nation [Op-Ed by Contra Costa CCD chancellor Helen Benjamin] - "In California, we know what it means to have the first two years of college at no cost. California was ahead of the curve on that idea. Since we began charging fees in the late 1980s, the cost of education has been underwritten for the neediest among us. . . . The return on investment is remarkable."

HELP WANTED: Mark Takano takes out Craigslist ad for House speaker [Jeff Horseman @ PE] - "Takano said he created an ad on Craigslist – the online classified board – to seek applicants for the speaker’s job. The once-favored candidate, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, took his name out of the running amid open divisions in the House GOP caucus."

For my fellow Aggies, we need our thoughts to go out to former UCD football player Daniel Fells, who is battling a MRSA infection in his ankle. The NY Giants (who he plays for now and who beat the Niners on Sunday) dedicated the game to him

DEM DEBATE: The first Democratic debate is tonight at 5:30pm on CNN, taking place at the Wynn Las Vegas. Meanwhile, down the street, the Kings will be facing the Lakers in a pre-season game at 7pm. Unfortunately, it's only on NBA LeaguePass.

The reports are that Bill Clinton won't be in the debate hall tonight, as he has "other business" in Vegas. Hmmm...

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Jose Medina's chief of staff Lucy Camarillo, political consultant Corin Choppin, and State Bar trustee Glenda Corcoran!

It'll be a hot one today. Stay cool, Sacramento and beyond.

 


**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • 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 Vganapathy@newleaderscouncil.org and Jmantey@newleaderscouncil.org.
  • 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 visithttp://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://www.self-help.org/jobs-internships.html.  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 hiringmanager@self-help.org

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 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: www.csus.edu/about/employment/. American Disabilities Act/Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • 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.

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

 

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Education Push To Help Doctors Field Patients’ Assisted-death Requests | State Of Health | Kqed News
ww2.kqed.org
Now that California has legalized physician-assisted suicide, advocacy groups are planning statewide education campaigns so doctors know what to do when patients ask for lethal medication to end their lives.

High court refuses to hear challenge to California's top-two primary
Kale Williams @
sfgate.com
California's "top-two" primary system will remain after the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the law brought by the Green and Libertarian parties, among others, who say it effectively excludes their candidates from the state’s elections.

Governor Signs Foster And Homeless Youth's Education Rights Bill
Joyce Tsai @
mercurynews.com
Effective January 1, Assembly Bill 379 will offer up a mechanism for foster and homeless youth, who often are forced to move, to lodge complaints if they feel their educational rights have been violated. Among them are the right to stay at their school of origin, transfer partial credits to a new school and immediately enroll in a comprehensive school, according to a statement by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Los Altos, who sponsored the bill. Unfortunately, these rights have been routinely ignored for over a decade, he added.

Violent Offenders Could Join Fire Camps Next Year
Jon Ortiz @
sacbee.com
Inmates in state prisons for violent crimes may be deployed across California for the first time next year to help fight fires as the pool of lower-level offenders normally assigned to such duty has dwindled over the past several years.

Mixed Actions From Brown On Drone Legislation
Ben Adler @
capradio.org
One thing is clear after Gov. Jerry Brown signed one bill regulating drone use in California in recent days but vetoed several others: Drones will attract attention – and legislation – for years to come.

Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill That Would Have Protected Workers' Right To Sue Employers
MARGOT ROOSEVELT @
ocregister.com
Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a bill outlawing mandatory arbitration agreements in the workforce handed business interests a significant victory over labor advocates in this year’s legislative session.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Ethnic Studies Bill
latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with at his Capitol office in Sacramento on Oct. 9. 

SD7: Bonilla Won't Run Against Glazer In 2016
Josh Richman @
ibabuzz.com
Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla won’t run next year against fellow Democrat state Sen. Steve Glazer, who defeated her in the 7th State Senate District’s special election earlier this year.

Is There A Willie Brown In Congress? :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
The battle in the Republican congressional caucus over choosing a leader just might open an opportunity for a strategic, politically savvy Democrat to take a shot at the speakership. Very unlikely, certainly, but the situation in Washington must remind some Californians of the wily moves by Democratic Speaker Willie Brown to keep hold the reins of power in the Assembly a couple of decades ago even when Republicans seemed to take the majority.

In Choreographed Campaigns, Candidates Stumble Over Choice of Music
rss.nytimes.com
It has become as much a part of the presidential campaign season as the baby kiss: the inevitable moment when a musician denounces a politician for using a song without permission.

UC Berkeley astronomer apologizes for behavior
sfgate.com
Geoffrey Marcy, an acclaimed astronomer and leader in the hunt for planets around other stars, has been found guilty of violating the sexual harassment policies of UC Berkeley, where he holds the Watson and Marilyn Alberts Chair in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. In June, the university concluded that Marcy had engaged in inappropriate behavior with students, including groping them, kissing them and touching or massaging them. Because of the confidential nature of such investigations, Marcy’s colleagues at Berkeley, which has been shaken by discrimination lawsuits under Title IX recently, and elsewhere did not know of the investigation until recently when BuzzFeed broke the story and Marcy posted a letter of apology on his University of California website page.

Espn Postpones Sacramento Film Due To New Focus On Kevin Johnson Molestation Allegations | The Sacramento Bee
Marcos Breton @
sacbee.com
ESPN cites renewed focus on Kevin Johnson case involving Phoenix teen

Fox 2016 Election Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Bernie Sanders By 20 Percentage Points - Politico
politico.com
The organizations says just two of its health centers provide fetal tissue donation for research and they follow federal law allowing the clinics to recoup...

CalPERS Aims To Lower Investment Risks
Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
The new policy, to be discussed next week by members of CalPERS’ governing board, could prove controversial. Reducing profits could prompt the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to once again impose higher contribution rates on the state and on local governments.

First Draft: Poll Watch: Voters Like Joe Biden on Honesty, and Donald Trump on Leadership
rss.nytimes.com
The public puts Joseph R. Biden Jr. at the top of the list of six Democratic and Republican candidates tested on several qualities they say will affect their vote, with most saying he cares about their needs and problems, is honest and trustworthy and has the right kind of experience to be a good president.

Tesla Model X Buyers Could Get $25,000 Tax Break
latimes.com
Tesla CEO Elon Musk shows off one of the first Model Xs to be delivered to customers.

2016 Election: Jeb Bush Envisions Health After Obamacare
Nancy Cook @
politico.com
Jeb Bush unveiled his alternative to the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, calling for tax credits to help some Americans buy catastrophic health insurance.

HealthCare.gov to Get Major Changes to Ease Shopping for Coverage
rss.nytimes.com
Tools being added to the federal health care website are intended to make it easier for people to find plans that include their doctors and to estimate costs.

Right-to-Die, Climate Change, Pot And More: Here Are 10 Bills That Will Change Life -- And Death -- In California
DAVID DOWNEY @
ocregister.com
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a flurry of bills during the past week addressing matters as cosmic as assisted suicide and as trivial as electric skateboards.

Experts urge quick action to protect Bay Bridge cable
Jaxon Van Derboken @
sfgate.com
An international group of bridge maintenance experts is urging the immediate retrofit of the $6.4 billion new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to protect the main cable from corrosion and to allow for inspections of other potentially vulnerable areas on the structure.

Candidates Seek Unity at Nonpartisan Event, With Mixed Results
rss.nytimes.com
A one-day event put on by the political group No Labels drew eight presidential candidates, some of whom departed from their usual combative language.

Warriors Formally Purchase Mission Bay Site - Sfgate
sfgate.com
Cars are parked on the Mission Bay site in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 where the Warriors hope to build a new basketball arena.

Sean Hannity: Paul Ryan Shouldn't Run For Speaker
Eliza Collins @
politico.com
Hannity told the [USA Today] that he was encouraging the House Freedom Caucus — which he credits with changing the Republican Party in a bold way — not to compromise on the speaker vote. Many in the roughly 40-member group of conservatives have said they are supporting Florida Rep. Daniel Webster for the job instead.