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THE Nooner for June 7, 2016

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Happy Election Day! 

I'm old. I am not on the streets and my ballot was cast a couple of weeks ago. People are posting on Facebook about how they voted.

Today, I'm doing random data requests about IE totals and the like. Anyway, I'll be on Twitter tonight as we see results come in. Until then, there is just not much out there.

Meanwhile, how will The Nooner crowd do?







  • University of California, Riverside Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental & Community Relations - The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental and Community Relations serves as the chief government and community relations officer as well as the lead campus advocate for the University of California, Riverside, its mission and purpose. Primary emphasis is placed on building and maintaining strong support for the campus at all levels of the federal, state and local government and community through relationships with the supporters and public stakeholders of the University of California, Riverside. While it is expected that the incumbent will keep strong and open communication with other members of the campus' senior leadership team, this position reports directly to the Chancellor. To apply for this position please go to the following: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental and Community Relations or

  • 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.
  • 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


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
Ex-california Lawmaker Tom Calderon Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders and Alexei Koseff @
Former assemblyman pleads guilty to one count in corruption case

California Proposition 50 Explained | Patch
In Tuesday primary election, California voters will be asked to either approve or reject Proposition 50 that will amend the California constitution to allow legislators to suspend members without pay.

Gov. Brown's Parole Measure Can Go On November Ballot, State Supreme Court Rules
The California Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for voters to weigh in on a proposed November ballot measure aimed at reducing the state’s prison population.

California Backing Away From Strict Water-saving Standards | The Sacramento Bee
Phillip Reese and Ryan Sabalow @
State water regulators propose major shift in conservation rules

Former Assemblyman Tom Calderon Pleads Guilty In Federal Money Laundering Case
Former state Assemblyman Tom Calderon has pled guilty to one county of money laundering in exchange for a prison sentence of no more than 12 months.

Will Liberals Regret Jerry Brown’s High Court Victory? | The California Report | Kqed News
A lower court agreed, but the state Supreme Court reversed that ruling Monday. The justices said the Legislature did not intend to preclude substantive amendments to existing ballot measures.

Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson Gives $100,000 To Support L.A. County Supervisor Candidate
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson gave $100,000 to an independent committee supporting Elan Carr, a candidate for Los Angeles County supervisor.

Document: California Supreme Court Allows Governor's Prison Plan | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
The California Supreme Court Monday allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November.

SF weighs â
Law enforcement departments and unions, however, opposed the proposal on the grounds that the information would jeopardize their employees’ safety. After behind-the-scenes negotiations, Yee amended the ordinance to exempt vehicles used by the Sheriff’s Department, Police Department and juvenile and adult probation departments. The Municipal Transportation Agency, Public Utilities Commission and Department of Public Works use the technology most frequently. Yee’s ordinance would require city departments to monitor the data in real time — departments usually hire a private company to do that. Yee pointed to a 2015 study by the city’s budget and legislative analyst’s office that found black boxes in city-owned vehicles have numerous benefits, including “the potential to improve safety, reduce operating costs, reduce vehicle emissions and identify potential waste and fraud.” From 2010 to 2015, the city spent $76.9 million on settlements and judgments from claims and litigation relating to its vehicles, according to the budget and legislative analyst’s report. Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said requiring black boxes on department vehicles could expose deputies to danger. [...] she said, people could ask for black-box data through public records requests to determine what routes the deputies use to transport prisoners to and from jail.

Could A Republican Break Through In California's Senate Primary? -
Ben Adler @
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Bernie Sanders Softens Tone In Last-minute Pitch To Voters
Today's high

Californians Cut Water Use By 26 Percent In April | The Sacramento Bee
Phillip Reese and Ryan Sabalow @
Water districts in the Sacramento River watershed cut use by 31 percent

California April Water Conservation Rate Is 26 Percent -
Ed Joyce @
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Add Accountability To Campaigns By Lifting Contribution Limits :: Fox&hounds
Legislative action created the current system.

Former Assemblyman Implicates Brother, Ron Calderon, In Money Laundering Plea Deal
Today's high

Clinton And Sanders Are A Study In Contrasts On The Final Weekend Of Campaigning
The most raucous and extended California primary battle in decades comes to a close Tuesday with two Democrats demonstrating both a threatening schism in their

In This Sizzling Hot Real Estate Market, Should A Downtown Developer Get Tax Breaks? | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
The downtown Los Angeles real estate market is sizzling hot. Even so, the Los Angeles city council voted unanimously Friday to give almost $200 million worth of tax subsidies to a developer. Photo by Brendan Biele via Flickr Creative Commons

Schwarzenegger Votes For Kasich - Politico
Kasich, long mathematically eliminated from the delegate race outside of a contested convention, suspended his campaign on May 4 after a dismal finish...

Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination, Making History On Eve Of California Primary
In a final California blitz, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton take aim at Donald Trump and differ over when--and whether--Clinton can say she's locked up the Democratic nomination.

Campus Astronomer Helps Discover Universe Expanding Faster Than Anticipated | The Daily Californian
A team of astronomers from UC Berkeley and other institutions, in their quest to reduce uncertainty about the expansion rate of the universe, has uncovered evidence that the universe is expanding faster than previously predicted.

Tribune Publishing Vote Tally Shows Big Support For Gannett Bid
California Inc. Newsletter

Sanders And Clinton Make Final Bay Area Push
Matthew Artz and Julia Prodis Sulek, Staff Writers @
Clinton is stumping for his wife in Hayward, Oakland, Richmond Antioch and San Francisco Monday, while Sanders will address the media in Emeryville before making a campaign stop in San Francisco and hosting a free 5 p.m. concert headlined by Dave Matthews in San Francisco's Crissy Field.

Conservation sticks as Californians cut water use 26 percent
Californians fought the urge to take long showers and generally slosh water around after all the rainfall this year, cutting water use instead by 26.1 percent in April, state officials said Monday. The latest conservation figures — which compare water used this year to 2013, before the height of the drought — came just as the State Water Resources Control Board began easing some of the short-term restrictions that were in place over the past year. The savings report comes after the water board scrapped the emergency 25-percent conservation mandates that Gov. Jerry Brown set last year, instead adopting a new set of regulations that went into effect June 1. The revised regulations require water districts not to meet strict numeric targets but to continue reporting their use, with a goal of keeping enough water in reserve to accommodate three dry years. The board will conduct what it calls “stress tests,” with agencies having to prove to the state that they have the needed reserves. at least three years worth of water. The new regulations continue a statewide ban on wasteful practices, such as hosing off sidewalks and driveways and watering lawns in a manner that causes runoff.