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THE NOONER for January 30, 2016
Oh, it's Saturday! What the heck are you doing on email? There's sun outside.
Greetings from San Francisco--whoops I mean Sacramento. But this week, every city starting with the letter "S" is San Francisco for Super Bowl 50. So, try to sell your house in Sac this weekend as if it was SF. For those that been hiding under their comforters for a month, the Super Bowl claims it's in San Francisco, even though it's actually being held in Santa Clara, almost as far from SF as Sacramento.
I just care about a Senver Broncos win to cap Seyton Manning's career. We can all be SF residents this weekend.
BOSOM BUDDIES: Chargers reach agreement with LA Rams, but will play 2016 in San Diego [Vincent Bonsignore @ LADN] - "The San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Rams have agreed in principle to a deal that will make them stadium partners in Los Angeles. The question now is, will the Chargers ever call Los Angeles home?"
So, the Dodge Rams-Chargers are getting into bed together. Interesting. Maybe they really should combine both teams to have a chance for something other than being themselves.
Meanwhile, the Raiders are, uh, SOL.
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Long Beach CCD trustee Jeff Kellogg, CDP's Brent Perumal, SEIU Local 2015's Jennifer Root, and Kristen Root!
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SEIU California Announces Legislative Endorsements, Including A Republican | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @ sacbee.com
Linder could be Democratic target in 2016
Black Student Union Urges UC Irvine To Dismantle Its Police Department
Black Student Union, UC Irvine, police department
Hadley Roff, troubleshooter to four S.F. mayors, dies at 84
When Hadley Roff, a top aide and troubleshooter to four San Francisco mayors, quit his cushy public relations job to work as chief of staff for incoming Mayor Frank Jordan in 1992, even he couldnâÂÂt believe it. âÂÂSometimes I feel like a dinosaur that heaves itself out of the La Brea Tar Pits from one administration to the next,âÂÂ he said in a Chronicle interview. [...] while San Francisco politicians and bureaucrats were as unpopular then as they are now, 700 people paid $75 each to attend a testimonial dinner for Mr. Roff in 1987, with 300 people on the waiting list. âÂÂHe was a fantastic guy out of another era,âÂÂ said Jim Lazarus, vice president of the cityâÂÂs Chamber of Commerce and someone who first worked with Mr. Roff as an intern with Mayor Joseph Alioto in 1970. âÂÂShe was active in student government and I considered myself the William Randolph Hearst of the college paper,âÂÂ he recalled in a 1992 interview. After graduating in 1954, Mr. Roff went to work as a reporter on San Francisco newspapers, noting that he closed two of them, the News and the Call Bulletin. Mr. Roff left Alioto and San Francisco in 1970, moving on to Washington, D.C., first with California Sen. John Tunney, then with the 1972 presidential campaign of Maine Sen. Ed Muskie and then, after Tunney was defeated by Republican S.I. Hayakawa in 1976, to the staff of Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. Feinstein and Mr. Roff, fire buffs both, could often be seen at big blazes, dressed in the Fire Department turnout coats they kept in the back of their cars. For Mr. Roff, who later spent years on the cityâÂÂs Fire Commission, it was a chance to return to his long-gone days as a reporter in the city, chasing fire trucks to get a story. The newspaper days showed in other ways, recalled Lazarus, who also worked with Mr. Roff during the Feinstein administration and replaced him as JordanâÂÂs chief of staff. âÂÂEven in City Hall, he always carried a reporterâÂÂs notebook, pulling it out of his bulging pockets to jot down notes,âÂÂ Lazarus said. Mr. Roff was a calming influence on the people he worked for, reminding them that things werenâÂÂt as bad as they may seem and promising he would take care of whatever was going wrong.
CpUC Reform Bills Are Passing Again | Sandiegouniontribune.com
Ap Nation / World | Union Democrat | Sonora News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown - Ap Nation / World
>Union Democrat | Sonora News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown
Brown Spends Political Capital On A Justice-reform Measure | Sandiegouniontribune.com
2 days till Iowa: The latest photos from the campaign trail
With the Iowa caucuses just a flip of a calendar page away, POLITICO takes you on the campaign trail Friday, Jan. 29, as presidential candidates scramble for last-minute support.
Highland Hospital tower in Oakland to open in April
The new Oakland hospital will replace a 1960s-era building that didnâÂÂt meet newer earthquake safety laws, lacked the latest technological equipment associated with modern centers and placed as many as four patients in a single room. âÂÂThe investment we made here signifies the countyâÂÂs commitment to make sure first-rate health care is available to all our residents, regardless of standing or ability to pay,âÂÂ said Scott Haggerty, president of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, at a ceremony Friday celebrating the completion of the new tower. âÂÂWhile we havenâÂÂt found a way to spend $1 billion on a new sports stadium, we have found a way to spend $668 million on a health facility,âÂÂ he said, taking a dig at the ongoing controversy over building a new football stadium for the Oakland Raiders. Driven by a state law requiring hospitals to meet earthquake safety standards, the county started developing its plans to rebuild and modernize the busy trauma care and safety-net hospital more than a decade ago. The first phase of HighlandâÂÂs three-part project was completed in 2013, with the opening of the Highland Care Pavilion, which houses outpatient primary- and specialty-care clinics, a modern cafeteria and underground parking. FridayâÂÂs celebration heralded whatâÂÂs called the Acute Care Tower, which will have all the inpatient services, including intensive care, medical-surgical care, maternity, laboratory, imaging and physical therapy. The single-room beds, even in the neonatal intensive care unit, will allow for better infection control and provide space for families to spend time with their loved ones.
Files Missing From Ex-councilman's Office Are An Issue In Lawsuit Over Sherman Oaks Development
Documents from the office of former Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, marked for destruction, are now in the possession of his successor, Councilman David Ryu.
Walker's Presidential Campaign Is $1.2 Million In Debt - Politico
His campaign spent $1.4 million, reporting a little more than $153,400 in cash on hand.
Covered California extends open enrollment deadline
SACRAMENTO âÂÂ Covered California officials extended the open enrollment deadline to the state-run marketplace for health insurance after tens of thousands of applicants flooded the website in recent days. Covered California is the state-run health insurer, which offers coverage under the Affordable Care Act. To qualify for the extension, people have to begin the process by Sunday by starting an application or making an appointment by visiting CoveredCA.com, calling (800) 300-1506 or finding in-person help at CoveredCA.com/get-help/local. The Affordable Care Act requires people to have health insurance or face financial penalities of up to $695 per person or $2,085 for a family. âÂÂYou no longer have to gamble on something as important as your health, because there is financial assistance available to help bring you and your family quality health care coverage,âÂÂ said Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, in a statement.
Blue Shield Eliminates 140 Jobs In Rancho Cordova, El Dorado Hills | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @ sacbee.com
By Dale Kasler
Infographic: Socal Gas Leak: Benzene Levels Higher In Burbank, La Basin Than Porter Ranch, Aqmd Says | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
In this file photo, crews from SoCalGas and outside experts work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above Porter Ranch on Dec. 9, 2015. Gas has been spewing from the leak for three months. A legislative amendment would direct the Secretary of Energy to lead a review of the cause and response to the leak. Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP
Tech Pipeline To Texas: Tax Money, People Flow Out Of Bay Area - San Francisco Chronicle
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How Prostitution Is 'modern-day Slavery,' And What Law Enforcement Is Doing To Stop It
The customer has no idea what he is walking into. He is in his early 30s, dressed kind of schlubby, and wanting to buy some sex on a gorgeous weekday afternoon a stone's throw from Levi's Stadium, home of Super Bowl 50.
What Iowa's College Towns Want From Their Next President
Presidential campaigns sometimes seem like a never-ending process of candidates standing in front of crowds and telling them what "the American people" want.
Apartment Builders Woo The Wealthy With Over-the-top Services
During the height of last decade's housing boom in Los Angeles, developers drew up plans to place luxury condos on top of hotels. The pitch was not only the posh digs, but the hotel services wealthy owners would enjoy without having to leave the comforts of their living room.
GOP Figure Files To Run For O.C. Seat In Congress - The Orange County Register
LOUIS CASIANO Jr. @ ocregister.com
Scott Baugh, the former chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, filed paperwork Thursday to run for the U.S. House seat held by fellow Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.
The 5 numbers that mattered this week
Continuing our new POLITICO feature, where we dig in to the latest polls and loop in other data streams âÂÂ like advertising figures, election results, voter registration trends and other measures that tell the story of the 2016 campaign.
Nearly 1,000 gather to say goodbye to luxury clothier Wilkes Bashford
Nearly 1,000 civic leaders, philanthropists, customers and other guests with damp shoulders and moist eyes braved the rain on Friday for a memorial service at Grace Cathedral for Wilkes Bashford, a luxury clothier who defined San Francisco style and spent decades building the social fabric of the city through his philanthropy. Bashford, 82, died on Jan. 16 of prostate cancer. The ceremony, presided over by Episcopal bishop Marc Andrus, drew Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Mayor Ed Lee, and others, including the clothierâÂÂs only sibling, Bruce Bashford, a retired professor, and his wife, Joan Esposito, of New York. Bashford, ever upbeat, was a master retailer who foresaw trends from the time he opened shop in 1966 and a civic booster who dove into causes âÂÂ from the fine arts to pet charities, influenced by his love of dachshunds, which he kept as pets. Quietly, once a month, state Attorney General Kamala Harris told the crowd, he brought together supporters of and victims helped by Partners Ending Domestic Abuse to meet in his seventh-floor office. Always impeccable in a Brioni suit and tie, Gravati shoes and signature blue eyeglasses, Bashford âÂÂshowed me that being a gentleman was cool,âÂÂ said Tyler Mitchell, whose family rescued the store from bankruptcy in 2009.