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THE NOONER for January 30, 2016

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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!



  •  McGeorge School of Law is hosting the 2016 Municipal Law Institute Symposium - Ensuring Integrity in 21st Century California: Water & Public Works in Our Arid State – on Friday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lecture Hall.  The Sacramento Bee senior writer Dale Kasler will present "Explaining the Drought” as the lunch keynote, sponsored by the Witkin Legal Institute. The symposium is presented by the Municipal Law Institute of the League of California Cities, the McGeorge School of Law Capital Center, the County Counsels' Association, and the State Bar of California Public Law Section.
  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West seeks Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento).  85,000 member California healthcare union seeks strategic, progressive, motivated Political Capacity Organizer – to grow the union’s activist base and political action fund; proven track record in fundraising a must.  Excellent salary, benefits, career ladder. Resume, letter, references to:

  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) is currently seeking an Executive Director of Western States Legislative Affairs: This position has overall responsibility for the functioning of the Western Regional Office.  S/he works in developing and advancing HACU's legislative agenda with respect to state government issues in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. S/he will coordinate activities for legislative relations, and track state policy in operation or under development.  Go to job opportunities for complete position description.  Salary DOE (Located in Sacramento, CA) EOE.

  • The James Irvine Foundation 2016 Leadership Awards Luncheon. Join Irvine and state policymakers in honoring California leaders and their innovative solutions to critical state issues. Meet the leaders. Hear their solutions. February 18, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Sheraton Grand. Contact Tamara Torlakson -916-288-2245.

  • Children Now – Senior Policy Associate, responsible for developing, directing and implementing a portion of Children Now’s education policy plan for California. More information. Details here

  • CalDesal, a 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation, wishes to contract with an individual or firm for the position of Executive Director. CalDesal is seeking an Executive Director who will continue the success of the organization. The ideal candidate will have strong public outreach, communication, and administrative skills to successfully implement and manage the organization. The Executive Director will be the externally identifiable staff person in charge of the organization and will arrange the staff functions and advocacy support necessary to fulfill the organization's goals.

    For more information go to

    Proposals due by Monday, February 29, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

  • Attend a free briefing at the Capitol, and learn more about health insurance in California, and about a key contributor to the Legislature's review of health insurance-related legislation. All interested parties and the public are invited to the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP)'s annual legislative briefing on 2/5/2016 from 10:30 – 11:45 am. The briefing will provide information about CHBRP’s methods and our role in providing independent analysis.

    Please RSVP to this free event online – REGISTER HERE
  • California Partnership to End Domestic Violence seeks experienced Prevention & Education Policy Specialist. College degree required. Responsible for leading and implementing the Partnership’s Adolescent Dating Abuse Policy Project and related strategies. Please send resume and cover letter to

  • Thinking about Graduate School?  Sacramento State’s master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration is the region’s most affordable program, offering a rigorous education in both public policy and administration, nested in the political context. More than 400 alumni work in California state and local government as well as private and non-profit organizations. Applications are due March 1, 

  • TBW Media/TBWB Strategies is interviewing experienced campaign managers and campaign staffers at all levels for potential campaign positions with our client campaigns this year throughout California. If interested please send a cover letter, resume, salary history, writing sample and 3 references to Barry Barnes ( No phone calls please.
  • Capital Fellows Program - There is only a bit over a week left to apply for the Capital Fellows program. The deadline is February 6, and I strongly encourage you to consider it if you are looking at work in the Capitol or as a bridge between undergrad and grad school, as some of the best legislative staff (and even legislators) started as fellows. Get more info here.
  • Vice President, Public Affairs.  Fiona Hutton & Associates, one of California’s largest independent public affairs agencies, is seeking a Vice President to join the firm’s growing Los Angeles office. FHA is an established leader in managing high-profile and controversial issues for a diverse client base. We’re looking for the best of the best. The candidate that thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, working on high stakes situations, and demonstrates a commitment to excellence. The Vice President is responsible for establishing client strategy, overseeing implementation, managing a team and helping grow the business. 

    Please see link for additional details and how to apply:

  • Fiona Hutton & Associates, one of California’s largest independent public affairs agencies, is seeking an Account Supervisor to join the firm’s growing Los Angeles office. FHA is an established leader in managing high-profile and controversial issues for a diverse client base. We’re looking for the best of the best. The candidate that thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, working on high stakes situations, and demonstrates a commitment to excellence. The Account Supervisor is responsible for tactical implementation of client programs and plans, oversight of communications materials, ensuring quality control and managing a team.

    Please see link for additional details and how to apply:

  • Subscribe to the Capitol Morning Report and closely follow who’s doing what each day in California government and politics. We list news conferences, legislative hearings, state board meetings and other events. Plus we add in community news and announcements from political campaigns. More info at

  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA seeks two experienced Senior Campaign Organizers to work with the seven California Planned Parenthood affiliates through November 2016. Salary (DOE) and reimbursement of healthcare up to a cap. Details here.
  • THERE'S MUCH MORE TO EFFECTIVE LOBBYING THAN LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY. Get the total picture of lobbying in California with Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's introductory Lobbying 101 and advanced Lobbying 201 seminars January 28-29. $250 each. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy; Lobbying 201 explores time-tested principles / best practices in the equally critical areas of Budget, Regulatory Agency and Executive Branch advocacy plus Media Relations. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration: or 916 442 5009.
  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West Regional Political Organizers (Los Angeles and Bay Area). 85,000 member California healthcare union seeks strategic, progressive, motivated political organizers, 3-5 yrs political/union experience. Competitive salary and benefits package. Resume, letter, 3 references:

  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA seeks two experienced Senior Campaign Organizers to work with the seven California Planned Parenthood affiliates  on campus  and electoral organizing through the November 2016. Three to five years and two election cycles experience as full time campaign staff required. Prior management experience preferred. Excellent salary (DOE) and cellphone/laptop stipend and reimbursement of healthcare up to a cap. Positions located in the south and north. Details here.



SEIU California Announces Legislative Endorsements, Including A Republican | The Sacramento Bee
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Linder could be Democratic target in 2016

Black Student Union Urges UC Irvine To Dismantle Its Police Department
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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 couldn’t believe it. “Sometimes I feel like a dinosaur that heaves itself out of the La Brea Tar Pits from one administration to the next,” 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. “He was a fantastic guy out of another era,” said Jim Lazarus, vice president of the city’s Chamber of Commerce and someone who first worked with Mr. Roff as an intern with Mayor Joseph Alioto in 1970. “She was active in student government and I considered myself the William Randolph Hearst of the college paper,” 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 city’s 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 Jordan’s chief of staff. “Even in City Hall, he always carried a reporter’s notebook, pulling it out of his bulging pockets to jot down notes,” Lazarus said. Mr. Roff was a calming influence on the people he worked for, reminding them that things weren’t as bad as they may seem and promising he would take care of whatever was going wrong.

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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 didn’t 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. “The investment we made here signifies the county’s commitment to make sure first-rate health care is available to all our residents, regardless of standing or ability to pay,” said Scott Haggerty, president of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, at a ceremony Friday celebrating the completion of the new tower. “While we haven’t 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,” 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 Highland’s 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. Friday’s celebration heralded what’s 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 — 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, calling (800) 300-1506 or finding in-person help at 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. “You 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,” 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
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Infographic: Socal Gas Leak: Benzene Levels Higher In Burbank, La Basin Than Porter Ranch, Aqmd Says | 89.3 Kpcc
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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
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 — 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 clothier’s 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 — 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 “showed me that being a gentleman was cool,” said Tyler Mitchell, whose family rescued the store from bankruptcy in 2009.