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THE NOONER for October 16, 2015

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¡Buenos dias, amigos! You made it to Friday. With the Dodgers' loss last night, we're left with no California teams still in the playoffs. Okay, it's basketball season, and some observers believe the Kings could make it into the playoffs. I'll be be giving away tickets again this year to Nooner subscribers.

AURAL PLEASURE: In the final incarnation of the California Politics Podcast (with John moving to the LA Times next week), John and Marisa tickle our ears.

GUNS A BLAZIN': Gun advocates are mobilizing quickly against the initiative announced and supported by Gavin Newsom.

I think I have mentioned it before. I grew up hunting with my dad, and still do so occasionally on our (very rustic) family ranch in Texas. We hunt very responsibly in management of the wildlife and with the use of guns. Nothing in Newsom's initiative would affect that. For hunting, you don't use a large magazine. You plan your trips and can order ammunition in advance.

YEAH, I'D DESTROY OUR PARTY AGAIN: Former Gov. Pete Wilson: I'd 'absolutely' do Prop. 187 all over again [Martin Wisckol @ OCR] - "Former Republican Gov. Pete Wilson, the most prominent advocate for a 1994 ballot measure aimed at eliminating public benefits to undocumented immigrants, said Thursday that he would "absolutely" give the initiative the same level of support if he were to do it over."

LAW AND ORDER: New California rules meant to deter coordination in campaigns [Jim Miller @ SacBee] - "The regulation effectively shifts the burden of proof in cases of suspected coordination from the government to the candidate or outside spending committee. It puts them on notice if former aides or immediate family members go to work for an outside spending group involved in a candidate’s race, for instance, or a candidate raises money for an outside group. It also would restrict the sharing of candidate-produced video and data." 

TANKED: SeaWorld challenges no-breeding decision on orcas [Morgan Lee and Phillip Molnar @ SDUT] - "SeaWorld Entertainment announced Thursday that it intends to sue the California Coastal Commission for a decision that would ban killer whale breeding at its San Diego theme park."

Be glad you weren't driving from SoCal to NorCal yesterday.

#FAREWELL: The great former UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef (1941-2015)

 


**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • National Women's Political Caucus of Silicon Valley will host the first NWPC California statewide training for the 2016 cycle in San Jose, CA on Saturday, October 24th at 8:30am. This workshop is geared to help candidates - regardless of party - begin the campaign planning process with interactive exercises for successful implementation. Cathy Allen, co-Founder of the Center for Women & Democracy, will train candidates, staff, and/or volunteers on new research for women's campaign messages, diversity targeting secrets, and where to start. Register here. NWPC is a multi-partisan organization dedicated to recruiting and training pro-choice progressive women to run for office regardless of party affiliation. Proceeds from will go to the Women Leadership and Education Fund (a 501(c)(3)) and is tax deductible.  

  • 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

    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

  • 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.
  • 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
Columns: Rise Of The Business Democrat
Laurel Rosenhall @
calmatters.org
Since 2013, the group’s political action committee has taken in more than $4 million, with nearly one-third of that coming from Chevron, PG&E and other oil and gas companies. Other major donors include Wal-Mart, a hospital association and a realtors group. Only 1 percent of the committee’s money came from labor unions.

GOP Senate Candidate Tom Del Beccaro Raises $145,000 For Campaign
latimes.com
Former state Republican chairman Tom Del Beccaro on Thursday reporting raising $145,142 this year for his campaign to replace retiring California U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, trailing behind rival GOP candidate Georg ¿Duf¿ Sundheim and the two frontrunning Democratic candidates.

New California Rules Meant To Deter Coordination In Campaigns | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
sacbee.com
Fair Political Practices Commission regulations focus on former staff members, family members

UC President Napolitano Forms Joint Committee In Wake Of Marcy Allegations
Ana Tintocalis @
ww2.kqed.org
University of California President Janet Napolitano announced the immediate formation of a special joint committee that will examine the breakdown of UC policies and procedures in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment against former UC Berkeley professor Geoff Marcy.

Spencer Stone Released From UC Davis Medical Center | The Sacramento Bee
Cathy Locke @
sacbee.com
Stone, one of three hometown heroes who helped thwart French train attack, was stabbed Oct. 7 in midtown Sacramento

Game Changing California Elections :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
How did Democratic state Treasurer Jesse Unruh score the largest landslide in California voting history? With the help of Republican governor George Deukmejian.

Former UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef Dies
Cathy Locke @
sacbee.com
Larry Vanderhoef, former UC Davis chancellor, died Thursday at age 74.

Bel-air Water Hogs Spur Move To Impose Stiff Penalties On L.A. Guzzlers
latimes.com
Stone Canyon Reservoir is situated near Bel-Air and other neighborhoods. The biggest water user in the state lives in Bel-Air and uses 12 million gallons of water a year.

The Road Ahead: California Politics Podcast
ww2.kqed.org
In several important ways, the road ahead in California political circles became a little more clear this week.

El Niño: Wet Winter Conditions Now Likely Across All Of California, Not Just The South, New Report Says
Paul Rogers @
mercurynews.com
Water temperatures and wind patterns in the Pacific Ocean have created the strongest El Niño in a generation. And although heavy rains are not guaranteed, the last two times when conditions were this strong, in the winters of 1982-83 and 1997-98, rainfall totals in the Bay Area and much of the state were double the historic average, triggering massive flooding and mud slides.

Medicare Rates Set To Soar - Wsj
Stephanie Armour and Anne Tergesen @
wsj.com
Congressional lawmakers so far have failed to agree on a way to stave off an unprecedented premium increase for millions of Medicare recipients for 2016.

L.A. To Pay $2.5 Million To Settle Lawsuit With Children Of Woman Assaulted By LAPD Officer
latimes.com
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit with the children of a woman who was kicked in the crotch by an LAPD police officer and later died, resulting in a criminal conviction for the officer.

Former Gov. Pete Wilson: I'd 'Absolutely' Do Prop. 187 All Over Again
Martin Wisckol @
ocregister.com
Former Republican Gov. Pete Wilson, the most prominent advocate for a 1994 ballot measure aimed at eliminating public benefits to undocumented immigrants, said Thursday that he would “absolutely” give the initiative the same level of support if he were to do it over.

Video Shows Officer Repeatedly Punching Man After Pursuit In Pasadena
latimes.com
A high-speed chase through the San Gabriel Valley ended in Pasadena on Thursday with a law enforcement officer repeatedly punching a man who was lying on the ground, according to TV news footage of the incident.

Trump, Carson Threaten To Boycott Next GOP Debate | Thehill
Ben Kamisar and Bradford Richardson @
thehill.com
Donald Trump and Ben Carson are threatening to skip the next Republican presidential debate unless the format is changed.

First Draft: First Draft Focus: The Week in Political Pictures
rss.nytimes.com
While the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas dominated the political headlines, Republicans kept up with their campaign schedules as well.

Attorney For Famed Teacher Rafe Esquith Files Class Action Suit Against L.A. Unified
latimes.com
Attorney Mark Geragos, representing fired teacher Rafe Esquith, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of Esquith and other fired teachers accusing the LAUSD of wrongdoing.

Mirkarimi transfers reluctant range master, then flunks gun test
sfgate.com
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi transferred a sergeant who oversaw the department’s shooting range after he questioned whether the sheriff could take a marksmanship test in light of his domestic violence case, The Chronicle has learned. For much of his term as sheriff, Mirkarimi was on criminal probation after pleading guilty in 2012 to a misdemeanor false imprisonment charge stemming from an incident in which he bruised his wife’s arm during an argument. Left unresolved was whether he could carry a gun on duty — as required by state standards when the sheriff appears in public in uniform. State law bars someone convicted of a domestic violence-related offense from possessing a gun, even if the conviction is expunged. “It is interesting that Haskell was attempting to determine the sheriff’s legal authority to carry a weapon shortly before he was transferred,” Adams said. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Kenya Briggs said in a statement, “The sheriff, like every other deputy, is entitled to practice at a firing range.” Under state and Sheriff’s Department rules, no officer can appear in public or be in public buildings in uniform without a firearm. [...] under Sheriff’s Department policy, any officer barred from carrying a gun is not supposed to work in a public contact position.

Inactive Obama Campaign Owes Nearly $2 Million In Legal Fees - Politico
politico.com
The statement follows backlash from several GOP campaigns that are unhappy with the format currently in place for the Oct. 28 debate to be held in Boulder,...

Congressmen Want Probe Of Exxonmobil 'failing To Disclose' Climate Change Data
latimes.com
Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into ExxonMobil.