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THE NOONER for October 19, 2015

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After three months in the neck collar, my broken neck has officially healed and I have been liberated from it!

I've uploaded the federal campaign finance information for the period ending September 30. It's on the individual district pages, or all districts are listed on this page.

Here are the top ten in terms of cash on hand:

Candidate Cash on Hand
MCCARTHY, KEVIN  $4,014,162
ISSA, DARRELL   $3,638,809
ROYCE, ED MR.  $3,025,995
HARRIS, KAMALA D  $2,949,931
NUNES, DEVIN G  $2,641,282
SCHIFF, ADAM  $2,081,147
DENHAM, JEFF  $1,938,238
CHU, JUDY  $1,816,155
THOMPSON, MIKE MR.  $1,528,101

CA46 (Santa Ana): Democrats running for 46th Congressional District seat seek to distinguish their messages in debate [Martin Wisckol @ OCR] - "Judging from Saturday’s debate, the four declared candidates to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez in the 46th Congressional District support Medicare for all, immigration reform, tightening Wall Street regulations, increasing the minimum wage, reducing the prison population, eliminating private prisons and a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

VOTER REG: Motor Voter Act revs up the minority vote [Alejandra Molina @ PE] - "Although the measure becomes law in January, applicants visiting a Department of Motor Vehicles office won’t be registered until the statewide VoteCal database is ready, likely after the June 7 presidential primary elections."

Today is the deadline to register to vote for the November 3 local elections.

WONKISHNESS: Political Data has a Tableau page tracking the November local election vote by mail returns.

POLITICAL PRESS: Marinucci's Move [Joe Mathews @ Fox and Hounds] - "Just as money has flowed out of newspapers and other mainstream media in the last several years, money has flowed into politics. Billions in fact, are going into politics and lobbying, and newspapers in particular have gotten little while Politico, among other publications, has prospered by following that money and getting a cut of it. The new, stronger California operation of Politico will grab even more of our political money, and that’s good, at least for Politico."

I'VE GOT FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES: Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow charged in killing of Chinatown rivals [Bob Egelko @ SFChron] - "Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, already charged with racketeering as the head of a Chinatown community organization, was indicted Friday on two homicide charges: that he arranged the 2006 murder of the organization’s previous leader, and that he conspired to murder a second man who was fatally shot in 2013."

AIR RAGE: SFO-bound jet returns to L.A. due to scuffle over tilted-back seat [Evan Sernoffsky @ SFChron] - "A man aboard a San Francisco-bound flight was detained Sunday night after he apparently tried to strangle a fellow passenger who had leaned her seat back shortly after the plane took off from Los Angeles International Airport, authorities and witnesses said."

Oh my, did the Niners win?

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Ian Calderon, Assemblymember Mike Gatto, and Controller Betty Yee!

 


**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • Join Emerge California for their 2nd Annual Southern California Event on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the City Club Los Angeles located at 555 S. Flower St, 51st Floor in Downtown Los Angeles . To join the Host Committee, please contact Lindsay Bubar at lindsay@emergeca.org or visit the event page here.
  • 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
Daniel Borenstein: CalPERS' Protracted Plan For Reducing Investment Risk Leaves Pension System Vulnerable
Daniel Borenstein @
contracostatimes.com
Yet the only proposal under consideration to shore up the system would take decades to properly rebalance CalPERS' portfolio. If the next major recession comes before that, the retirement system will have to sock state and local governments with devastating rate increases at a time when they can least afford it.

Wrestling With Funding Plans To Fix The Roads :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
Governor Jerry Brown has proposed a yearly funding package for the roads of $3.6 billion. The package includes a 6-cent gasoline tax increase, an 11-cent diesel tax increase, both tied to inflation, a $65 car fee and cap-and-trade funds. His proposal is little more than half what legislative Democrats and a coalition of business, labor and construction groups have called for.

San Bernardino Judge Wants Look At Pension Costs | Calpensions
calpensions.com
Pension cost cuts seemed unlikely after bankrupt San Bernardino agreed to repay CalPERS for skipped payments and adopted a recovery plan that only cuts bond and retiree health care debt, as in the previous Vallejo and Stockton bankruptcies.

Bay Area Showdown Over Federal Anti-hacking Law
Howard Mintz @
mercurynews.com
In a legal showdown closely watched by digital privacy groups and the tech industry, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday will hear the latest chapter in the eight-year clash between the government and convicted Danville executive David Nosal over the scope of the anti-hacking law.

Siemens Aims To Make Sacramento A Hub For Bullet Train
Tony Bizjak @
sacbee.com
Company has operated a manufacturing plant in south Sacramento for 30 years

CalPERS Set To Divest From Thermal-coal Companies
latimes.com
The CalPERS Investment Committee will have a new task at its regular meeting Monday along with its main job of trying to boost flagging investment returns: dumping its coal holdings.

5 Years After Brutal Murder, Napa Hospital Seeks To Balance Treatment With Security | State Of Health | Kqed News
ww2.kqed.org
Here, anyone who enters the secure area, workers and visitors alike, passes through multiple doors, metal detectors and locked gates.

Gov. Brown's Link Between Climate Change And Wildfires Is Unsupported, Fire Experts Say
latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown, center, surrounded by firefighters and first responders, speaks at a news conference at Cowboy Camp Trailhead during the Rocky fire in August.

Lcap Reviews Continue Without Evaluation Tool :: Si&a Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource For Superintendents And The Cabinet
Tom Chorneau @
cabinetreport.com
Limited to using a simple, three-question criteria to determine adequacy of the Local Control Accountability Plans, county offices of education are expected once again to reject only a handful, similar to the number held back last year.

First Draft: Bernie Sanders Uses Smaller Crowds to Push Back Against â
rss.nytimes.com
His campaign has begun to hold smaller, face-to-face events to try to reassure voters who are skeptical that a democratic socialist could win the presidential election.

'right-to-die' Act Hangs In Limbo Amid Special Sessions' Inaction
latimes.com
That ballyhooed new California law allowing terminally ill patients to end their suffering by swallowing a lethal pill won't take effect any time soon. And nobody knows when it will.

More Than Half Of Americans Polled Want Stricter Gun Sale Laws - Politico
politico.com
The latest survey was conducted in the days after the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

Legalizing Pot On Back Burner As Newsom Focuses On Gun Control
Matier and Ross @
sfchronicle.com
There’s more to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s backing of a proposed gun control initiative than just banning military-style magazines and requiring background checks for ammo sales.

L.A. County Deputy Accidentally Shoots Co-worker During Camping Trip
latimes.com
An L.A. County sheriff's deputy accidentally wounded a coworker with a non-department weapon on Sunday, officials said. Unintentional discharges of the agency's service weapon, pictured here, have gone up.

Swiss Surge To The Right In Election – Politico
Jeanette Minns @
politico.com
The survey raises the prospect of a double regional victory for the anti-immigration National Front party.

San Francisco Bay: Race To Build Wetlands Is Needed To Stave Off Sea-level Rise, Scientists Say
Paul Rogers @
mercurynews.com
And to knock down the waves and reduce flooding, 54,000 acres of wetlands -- an area twice the size of the city of San Francisco -- need to be restored around the bay in the next 15 years.

Will California's End-of-life Law Push Lethal Drugs Over Costlier Care?
Soumya Karlamanga @
latimes.com
 Now, as California pushes ahead with a similar initiative, experts say state officials here could face their own ethical controversies as they weigh details such as who should pay for life-ending care, particularly for patients in government-backed health plans.

Budget Talks Stall Before They Even Begin - Politico
politico.com
A melee is likely if Paul Ryan says no to speaker, and that may postpone John Boehner's departure from Congress.

Why Star Wars Land Is Being Added To Disneyland - The Orange County Register
ROBERT NILES @
ocregister.com
The Register's Disney site: Check out features, news, interactive maps, schedules, ride guides and more

When Donald Trump Quits - Politico Magazine
politico.com
Donald Trump poses for photos outside the New York Stock Exchange after he took his flagship Trump Plaza Casino public. | AP Photo

First Draft: Today in Politics: Congress Returns From Break to Find a Vacuum, a Crisis and Clinton
rss.nytimes.com
s presidential deliberations, and infighting in the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Americans, Your Presidential Election Is Nuts
politico.com
As a Brit, I came, I saw and I’m befuddled.

'Incredibly Venomous' Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Seen In California For 1st Time In 30 Years
ktla.com
An “exotic, incredibly venomous” sea snake has been spotted along the Southern California coast, and a local environmental group said the creature was brought to shore courtesy of El Niño.

Cutting-edge Surveillance Tools Enhance Investigations, Tracking Stolen Property
contracostatimes.com
On the ground, CHP Detective Mike Moses received the laser-sharp photos within minutes. Despite obvious attempts to paint over them, the outline of the words "Stroke of Luck Racing" could still be read on the trailer.

Poll: Post-debate, Smaller Bump For Clinton Among Dems - Politico
politico.com
The latest survey was conducted in the days after the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.