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Well, that was a heckuva misfire. I had a coding error associated with the contest link. I just got an Internet connection after a lunch and long Uber ride to Davis...45 minutes, seriously? The Kaiser receptionist said that it's because of presidential rallies today. Bernie is speaking in Fairfield as I type this.



Happy hot Friday! We were teased by the weather forecast last weekend during the heat, with the forecast had the Sactown temp in low 90s this weekend. Instead, we're facing 105 degrees today, and 101 and 100 for respectively for Saturday and Sunday.

Monday at 5pm is the deadline for The Nooner election contest. Your link is:


 Today is a quickie, as I have been working on the contest backend. So, as we approach Tuesday's primary, below are a few of the stories from the presidential trail.

Tomorrow, Bill Clinton is campaigning in Inglewood, Torrance and Compton in an effort to increase black voter turnout.

The Hard Road Of “The Unnatural” (Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and Doug Keffe: "The campaign trail may not be a comfortable place for Hillary Clinton, but in this topsy-turvy election year, her unexpectedly bumpy journey—and the upshot of her opponents’ own wild campaign ride–may very well see her stumble first into the White House."

San Jose protesters attack Trump supporters with punches, eggs [Fox News]

Protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters on the sidelines of a San Jose rally Thursday night, in a raucous scene where a dozen or more people were punched and at least one woman was pelted with an egg.

Protesters also reportedly grabbed Trump hats from supporters and set the hats on fire on the ground.

Police eventually moved into the crowd to break it up and make arrests. At least four people were taken into custody, though police didn't release total arrest figures Thursday night. One officer was assaulted, police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Shaun Haines and Chris Lehane!

#FAREWELL: Longtime business lobbyist Kirk West (1937-2016)




  • California Partnership to End Domestic Vioelence: Full-time Policy Coordinator on Public Policy Team: This Sacramento-based position coordinates public policy & systems change efforts with our statewide membership. Range: starting at $23/hour, DOE. Minimum qualifications: (A) Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or related field (or equivalent experience); (B) Two years’ experience advocating for public policy and systems change; (C) Experience advancing policy with membership coalition or professional association desired. Click here for more information about the position and qualifications. Submit cover letter and resume to: Position closes June 20, 2016.
  • Southern California Democratic Member of Congress seeking full-time finance director. Applicant should be self-starter, able to work independently as well as in consultation with senior staff. Responsibilities include planning fundraising events, organizing call time, pledge collection and compliance with campaign finance regulations. Must also be available to attend political events and assist local Party efforts. Finance director works out of Los Angeles-area political office. Candidate should have at least one year of campaign/government/fundraising experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume to
  • SEIU CA Job Announcement: Gov’t Relations Advocate (Lobbyist)
    The Gov’t Relations Advocate of SEIU CA is responsible for lobbying on legislative, budget and regulatory matters affecting SEIU Public Sector Locals and members. The position will work closely with the SEIU Local Union leaders and staff on legislative, budget and regulatory advocacy. BA and 2 years political or lobbying experience required.Competitive salary and excellent benefits are provided including comprehensive health insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and car allowance. How to Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Chris Hansen ( by Friday, May 27, 2016.
  • CA Charter Schools Association - Manager, Political Infrastructure Development (Los Angeles or Sacramento).Provides operational, management, and strategic support toward our effort to build out political infrastructure in communities throughout California. Works closely with charter leaders and directly manages local Political Action Committees (PACs) in regions all over the state.
  • 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.
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Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Alliance To Get California Working Political Action Committee Bill Dodd (Support) $37,519 05/31/2016 05/31/2016
Reyes For Assembly 2016, Sponsored By A Coalition Of Labor Unions And Environmental Justice Organizations; Neighbors United For A Stronger Middle Class To Support Eloise Eloise Reyes (Support) $34,059 05/26/2016 05/30/2016
Oc Board Of Education Races Propped By Money From Charter Advocates, Teacher Unions - The Orange County Register
Nine candidates, including the incumbents, are vying in next week’s election for three seats on the Orange County Board of Education, with local PACs representing teachers and charter schools having poured more than $200,000 into the races.

Ballot Plan Would Expand DWP Board And Allow Its Members To Get Paid
The board that oversees the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power would have more members, shorter terms and be harder for L.A.’s mayor to fire, under a ballot proposal backed Thursday by a City Council panel. The council's Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee voted Thursday to draft a November ballot measure that would increase the DWP board from five members to seven and scale back board members’ terms from five years to three.

Monterey County: Anti-fracking Measure Qualifies For November Ballot
The Board of Supervisors in Monterey County -- California's fourth-largest oil-producing county -- voted late Wednesday to place the measure on the ballot after elections officials verified that environmentalists had turned in 12,187 valid signatures, easily exceeding the required 7,391.

California Lawmakers Trade Personal Attacks During Ride-for-hire Debate | The Sacramento Bee
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Assembly member Mike Gatto accused colleague Adrin Nazarian of lying

Clinton Or Sanders? A Generational Divide Among Black Voters | Election 2016 | The California Report | Kqed News
She said she wants the next president to stay the course started under Obama. And she worries what will happen to his legacy if the Republicans capture the White House.

UC Davis Delays Release Of Public Records Regarding Beleaguered Chancellor | The Sacramento Bee
Sam Stanton and Diana Lambert @
UC Davis extends date for release of documents from June 1 to July 20

Poll Finds Senate Hopeful Loretta Sanchez Strong Among Latino Voters But Few Others
Essential Politics

California Senate Kills Bill Requiring Doctors To Tell Of Probation | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @
Senate Bill 1033 failed 15-13

Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton In A Tight Race In California As The Campaign Batters Her Popularity
Los Angeles Times poll of Democratic presidential primary voters and November presidential match-ups

Bill Seeking To Extend Obamacare To Unauthorized Immigrants Sent To Governor | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
A bill to let California seek a waiver to the Affordable Care Act and open up health coverage to unauthorized immigrants is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. Adam Berry/Getty Images

Charter Schools And Allies Pour It On In California Legislative Races | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
Charter school association, related group and EdVoice spend nearly $9 million in 12 districts

After Rejecting State Bar Of California Funding, Assembly Passes A Revised Plan
Two days of private negotiations among lawmakers resulted Thursday in brand-new legislation that would change the State Bar of Californ...

Two California Democrats Will Clash Again In November, Field Poll Says | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
Democrats poised to meet in fall rematch

Trump's Words Make His Uphill Climb In California An Even Steeper Trek
Donald Trump is out of step with California on immigration, guns and the environment, and he’s making his uphill fight to win the state in November an even steeper climb by stressing his stands on those issues as he campaigns ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

Poligraph: Loretta Sanchez Plays To Her Strengths In Tv Spot | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
TV spot looks at her record in Washington

Donald Trump Says U.s.-born Judge Has Conflict In Trump University Case Because He's Of Mexican Heritage
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New short-term rental rules move forward at City Hall
New legislation that would expose short-term rental companies like Airbnb to big fines and misdemeanor charges when hosts fail to follow the city’s registration requirements moved one step closer to becoming law on Thursday. About an industry that has made and continues to make tens of millions of dollars in this line of work taking responsibility for the negative impact that they are having on the housing stock. Board president London Breed, who normally sits on the committee but ceded her seat to Campos for this meeting because she had to leave early, also said she supported the legislation. Los Angeles and other cities are considering similar legislation that would require short-term rental companies to police their sites to ensure its hosts are complying with local regulations. “The process just needs to be streamlined better so that it will allow people to register, not be intimidated by the registration process,” testified Alice Chiu, an interior designer who has used the money she makes from renting out a spare room to start her own business. Under Campos and Peskin’s bill, short-term rental companies — others include VRBO and HomeAway — would have to verify that all listings have a valid San Francisco registration number before posting them online. When the city flags rentals that appear not to be registered, the listing services would be required to respond with details about those properties within one business day or face fines. Technology law groups have warned that the legislation appears to conflict with federal law that shields online platforms from liability for content generated by their users. “Anytime someone proposes to place liability on the platform because the platform users are doing something wrong, that raises concerns,” said David Greene, civil liberties director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “It’s important to remember that voters rejected this and other short-term rental restrictions just last year, which the mayor must also consider when weighing this legislation from supervisors,” she said.

Pasadena Hospital Broke The Law By Not Reporting Outbreak, Health Officials Say
California Inc. Newsletter

In Silicon Valley, Trump Ignores Tech To Focus On Hillary
The Air Force Thunderbird jet crashed just after a flyover at a graduation ceremony for Air Force Academy cadets where President Barack Obama had spoken.

Meet One Of The Biggest Clinton Donors In California. She's Also Hillary's Soul Mate
Essential Politics

Planning Commission opposes Polk Street chain store ban
[...] the majority of planning commissioners said that, rather than an outright ban, the current zoning should be amended to let in some desirable formula retail establishments while raising the bar for those opposed by the majority of residents. Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced the formula retail legislation in February as a way to block a proposed Whole Foods 365 grocery store, which has filed an application to occupy the former Lombardi Sports store at Polk and Jackson streets. Peskin says he wants to preserve the mom-and-pop character of Polk Street’s business corridor and that he would rather see housing built there, which the property owner had originally intended to do. [...] with almost 50 residents and business owners weighing in on the ban, the debate at the Planning Commission frequently became a referendum on the grocery store. Emily Harrold, president of Russian Hill Neighbors, said that while she supports many local businesses along Polk Street, chain stores offer affordable goods that make living in expensive San Francisco possible. Baby formula is 23 percent higher at the corner store than it is at Walgreens,” she said, adding that excluding mass market chains with cheaper products “ensures that only those at the highest level of disposable income will remain in San Francisco. [...] others argued that allowing formula retail stores onto a commercial strip fuels commercial rent hikes, strips neighborhoods of its character, and undermines existing businesses. Mike Priolo, a representative of the 50-year-old Jug Shop at Polk and Pacific, said his business has survived the arrival of BevMo on Van Ness Avenue and the Whole Foods at Franklin and California streets, but that Whole Foods could put him out of business. Chris Schulman of Lower Polk Neighbors said that with a dozen large housing projects coming to the neighborhood, it is an important time to close the door on chain stores, which tend to be able to afford the higher rents and build-out costs that come with new development. Planning Commissioner Dennis Richards, former president of the Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association, said the six-month conditional-use process, which requires Planning Commission approval, puts the burden on residents to constantly fight chains, which can afford lawyers and lobbyists.