Around The Capitol

If you don't see images in this message, click "Display Images" or the equivalent.

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here

Receive this as a forward? Get the Nooner in your e-mail box

THE NOONER for April 24, 2016

Subscribe to The Nooner to access exclusive election analysis | Follow @scottlay

Advertise in The Nooner





  • NARAL is hiring in CA, NV and DC. The country's most innovative pro-choice advocacy organization is seeking creative, passionate, detail-oriented pro-choice folks to join our committed and talented team. Here are numerous opportunities to help bring true reproductive equality to America. Positions open until we find the right fit. 
  • Immediate Opening for Stellar Support Staff to act as "Assistant to CEO" & Leg Aide for small nonprofit. Reliable, smart, great communication/writing/computer & people skills! 35 hrs/week (Fridays off) $18/hr to start. Great benefits. Near the Capitol, parking paid. Send resume & letter of interest to

  • Finance Assistant for Frontline Congressional Democrat: The Finance Assistant will be responsible for managing low dollar events, staffing Sacramento call time and assisting with the implementation of the fundraising plan, both in district and nationwide, for a top-targeted Frontline Democrat. Send resume and cover letter to
  • Consumer Watchdog is seeking an excellent writer and persuasive communicator to join our Santa Monica office as a Consumer Advocate. Comfort speaking to the public, opinion leaders, policymakers and the media required. Video and graphic skills a plus. Respond if you are passionate about working for justice.

  • Office Space for Rent

    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.

  • 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:

  • Resource Media is seeking a California Program Director*​ with background in communications plus political campaigns or grassroots organizing for our San Francisco office. Advance social justice and harness the power of communications to create change. Competitive salary/benefits. Get details and 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


Northern California Towns Lack Resources To Handle Oil Train Fires, Spills | The Sacramento Bee
Jane Braxton Little @
Lassen County town has no reliable water supply for firefighting

Sanders snags another union endorsement
Peter Knowlton, the union's national president, called the Vermont senator "the most pro-worker pro-union presidential candidate I have seen in my lifetime."

Rep. Vargas To Faulconer: 'get Off Your Duff' And Back Stadium Ballot Drive - Times Of San Diego
As many as 2,000 San Diego Chargers fans turned out Saturday morning for the team’s signature drive kickoff event to qualify a stadium ballot measure at the East Village site of the proposed 61,500-seat facility.

Looking For Answers But Getting Sandbagged About Billionaire's Martins Beach Property
I finally got the go-ahead early last week. Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla was willing to talk to me about why he's been fighting for six years to keep

California Preschool Spending A Big Conflict | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
Jerry Brown wants to hold the line on spending

Trump campaign manager says his comments that candidate is playing a 'part' were taken out of context

Donald Trump's campaign manager says the candidate will change his style, but not his stance on issues.

Concealed Gun Permits Soar In Sacramento County | The Sacramento Bee
Hudson Sangree and Phillip Reese @
When Sheriff Scott Jones took office, fewer than 400 civilians had concealed weapons permits

Chargers Kick Off Initiative With Rapturous Rally |
Share Photo

At 90, Former Senator Says He's Marrying A Man - Politico
Donald Trump, Jr. also rejected the notion that his father's campaign to this point has been an act.

Mexican Immigrant In The Country Illegally Becomes Citizen After U.S. Military Service
Daniel Torres, an unauthorized immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps using a false birth certificate, became an American citizen this week. He is likely

Who Wants To Be Offended Today? - Sfgate
In August, the network suspended Schilling for posting a tweet that likened

Hottest Job In Town? Clean Tech Innovation Builds 44,000 Jobs In O.c., 508,000 In State - The Orange County Register

Solar Plane Crosses Pacific To Bay Area On Trip Around The World - Sfgate
A solar-powered airplane flew over the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday, offering San Franciscans a rare glimpse of the aircraft as it completed its flight over the Pacific Ocean as part of an attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Charles Koch suggests that another Clinton in the White House would be better than Trump or Cruz

The billionaire Republican donor said he could sit out this year's presidential election.

Obama Courts Angela Merkel In Germany – Politico
After dropping in on Queen Elizabeth, US president next meets the most powerful woman in Europe.

Finally, Some Relief For Bay Area Renters - San Francisco Chronicle
Click here to confirm your subscription & sign in information.

High-profile Police Beating Prompts Change Of Bay Area Police Agency Body Cameras
Robert Salonga and Dan Lawton, Bay Area News Group @
If it weren't for a private overhead security camera, there would have been no video record of deputies pummeling a cowering Stanislov Petrov. The episode highlighted how the accelerating adoption of body-worn cameras by Bay Area police still leaves a central question only partially answered: How -- and how often -- should they be used?

First Draft: Charles Koch Says He Could Possibly Support Hillary Clinton
Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist, suggested in an interview Sunday that he was open to supporting Hillary Clinton for president, saying it was possible she would make a better president than her Republican rivals.

President Obama Goes To London - Politico
He noted that Cruz has been mathematically eliminated.

Obama arrives in a Europe strained by a migrant crisis and slow economy

The president praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her courage and “moral leadership” regarding refugees.