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Well, now we can return to basketball. Game 3 is at 6pm tonight on ABC. Warriors, Tech’s Team, Are Soaring Out of Reach [Farhan Manjoo @ NYT] - "Longtime fans suffered decades of heartache with this team, but for many here now, especially the transplants who came to the Bay Area to work in software and hardware, the Warriors seemed to come out of nowhere. They are a juggernaut with a modern, disruptivestyle of play that is consuming everything in its path — an ideal mascot for an industry whose defining mantra is to mercilessly eat the world."

The general election is five months from today.

U.S. SENATE: Harris, Sanchez head to November in U.S. Senate race [John Wildermuth @ SFChron] State Attorney General Kamala Harris and Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez will meet this fall in a landmark Democrats-only clash to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer."

Harris won 53 of the state's 58 counties.

Paul Mitchell made good on his promise to run naked around the Capitol if Harris and Sanchez faced each other in November.

Okay...I just managed to delete everything I wrote this morning. So, I'll just stay at a high level.

Even before provisional late absentee ballots are counted, 5.9 million CA ballots have been counted. That's 645,827 more than June 2012. We'll start hearing unprocessed ballot numbers later today.

Democrats performed very well, and there may have been a dropoff among Republican voters after Trump became inevitable and with the Republican Party not contesting the U.S. Senate race. In particular, Democrats outperformed expectations in CD26, CD31, CD36, CD52, AD40, AD65, and AD66. Julia Brownley won her Ventura district by 26.4%. Mark Takano won 62.8% of the vote; Scott Peters won 58.6%, and Raul Ruiz grabbed 56.6%. The class of 2012 did very well.

Okay, that's it for today!




  • 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.
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California Voters Decide Whether To Allow State Legislators To Be Suspended Without Pay
Californians will vote on Tuesday a ballot measure that will allow the state Assembly and Senate to suspend members without pay for misconduv

San Jose: Voters Say 'yes' To Higher Taxes, 'no' To Looser Marijuana Rules
Election Day, even many early proponents of the measure among marijuana businesses had turned against it and urged rejection. @
Measure B, a quarter-cent citywide sales tax which proponents say will help pay for more police officers and firefighters and a backlog of road maintenance, was leading by a nearly two-to-one margin. It needs only majority support to pass because it is a general sales tax with proceeds not dedicated to a particular program.

Prop. 50 Wins: Allows Legislators To Be Suspended Without Pay - Sfgate
Jeff Young votes at the Neptune Society Columbarium, one of the last remaining cemeteries in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Voter turnout is expected to be higher then normal in the nation's most populous state for Tuesday's presidential primary.

Kamala Harris Advances to Fall Vote for California Senate Seat
The state attorney general, a Democrat, captured enough primary votes to remain in the race to succeed Senator Barbara Boxer.

Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez Advance In U.S. Senate Race | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
Ballot featured 34 candidates

SF propositions: Public safety bond, affordable housing measure lead in early returns
A $350 million bond that would pay for seismic retrofitting and other improvements at San Francisco General Hospital, rehabilitating homeless shelters and shortening ambulance response times was leading in early returns Tuesday. Placed on the ballot by Mayor Ed Lee and the Board of Supervisors, Proposition A would allocate $222 million to the hospital, $58 million to the San Francisco Fire Department and $30 million to the Southeast Health Center in the Bayview, with an additional $20 million going to other neighborhood clinics and $20 million going to modernize homeless shelters. Supervisor Mark Farrell, who introduced the measure, and other proponents said it would provide the Recreation and Park Department with much-needed stability. Opponents said the city should not mandate budget guarantees for 30 years without a defined revenue source. D would require the civilian agency that looks into complaints of police misconduct to investigate every officer-involved shooting, instead of just shootings when a complaint is made. Proposition E, which would bridge some differences between city and state policies on paid sick leave, was leading with 75 percent of the vote in early returns.

S.F. Measure Expanding Civilian Police Oversight Gets Huge Voter Support | Election 2016 | News Fix | Kqed News
A San Francisco ballot measure mandating a civilian layer to police shooting investigations looks to be passing, according to the city’s preliminary vote count.

Bay Area School Funding Measures Looking Like Big Election Winner - Sfgate
Jeff Young votes at the Neptune Society Columbarium, one of the last remaining cemeteries in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Voter turnout is expected to be higher then normal in the nation's most populous state for Tuesday's presidential primary.

Sanders Campaign To Lay Off Massive Numbers Of Staff - Politico
Capitol Hill Republicans look for a reprieve from Donald Trump.

SF Bay restoration: Measure AA passing in early returns
The Bay Area’s first-ever nine-county ballot measure — a 20-year parcel tax intended to raise $500 million for marsh restoration and improved public access along the bay’s shoreline — was slightly ahead in early returns on Tuesday evening. Among other benefits, they argue that the widespread restoration of marshes along the northern and southern edges of the bay would help to buffer inland areas from sea level rise in coming decades, and the combination of high tides and severe storms. The other half would go to proposed projects that “benefit future generations,” using such measuring rods as improved water quality, wetland and habitat restoration, flood protection and recreation opportunities. The authority’s governing board consists of nine elected officials appointed by the Association of Bay Area Governments and drawn from around the region. The list of 1,600 endorsements included Gov. Jerry Brown and both the state’s U.S. senators, as well as mayors from across the Bay Area and such organizations as the Sierra Club, the San Francisco Labor Council and the Bay Area Council, a business advocacy group. According to proponents, there are 30,000 acres of potential marshes and shoreline waiting to be restored.

Sacramento Marijuana Cultivation Tax Measure Teeters On Edge Of Passage | The Sacramento Bee
Peter Hecht @
Voters in Nevada County rejecting measure to ban pot farms

Scott Wiener Has Slim Lead Over Jane Kim In Race For State Senate - Sfgate
Jeff Young votes at the Neptune Society Columbarium, one of the last remaining cemeteries in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Voter turnout is expected to be higher then normal in the nation's most populous state for Tuesday's presidential primary.

Kamala Harris wins Calif. primary for U.S. Senate

Kamala Harris won the California primary for U.S. Senate, coming in first place in an open primary in which candidates from all parties run on the same ballot. The race was on for second place, with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D) tracking far behind Harris but still well ahead of the leading Republican, former state party […]

Lodi Area Man Who Tried To Join Isis Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison | The Sacramento Bee
Sam Stanton and Denny Walsh @
Nicholas Teausant, 22, apologizes, says he ‘wanted to be part of something.’

Honda, Khanna In Tight Fight For South Bay House Seat - Sfgate
Jeff Young votes at the Neptune Society Columbarium, one of the last remaining cemeteries in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Voter turnout is expected to be higher then normal in the nation's most populous state for Tuesday's presidential primary.

Election 2016: Wilk Leads Erwin In Senate District 21 Race
Today's high

Election 2016: Steve Fazio Leads In State Senate District 27, Scott Wilk Ahead In Senate District 21
Today's high

Assembly District 55: Democrat Gregg Fritchle Takes Early Lead Over Field Of Republicans - The Orange County Register
Democrat Gregg Fritchle, a social worker for Los Angeles County, was leading a large field of Republicans in the race to represent District 55 in the Assembly – a district that touches three counties.

Delta Islands: Court Temporarily Halts Sale To Southern California Water District
The state's 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento issued the temporary restraining order on Tuesday, a day before escrow was scheduled to close on the Metropolitan Water District's purchase of four Delta islands for some $175 million.

Assembly District 68: Democrat Sean Jay Panahi Leads Republicans - The Orange County Register
Democrat Sean Jay Panahi, an attorney who wants to cut the tax rate for businesses and reduce economic regulations, was leading his Republican competitors with early returns counted.

San Mateo County Elections Officials Rush To Fix 140 Machines - Sfgate
A spate of technical issues Tuesday morning at polling sites throughout San Mateo County prompted election officials to resort to handing out traditional paper ballots to California primary voters as workers rushed to fix about 140 devices throughout the county.

Hillary Clinton: 'History Made' | Campaign 2016

The day after the Associated Press named her as the first woman to secure enough delegates to be the presidential nominee of a major political party, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign released a video reflecting on the history of feminism in the United States.