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THE Nooner for June 19, 2016

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Happy Father's Day to mi padre and all the other fathers out there. As we prepare for the final game of the Warriors v. Caveliers at 5pm tonight (ABC), the Nooner staff is still puzzled by how Mexico lost 7-0 against Chile last night. 7 goals in soccer? The US faces off against Venezuela in the semifinals at 6pm on Tuesday.

Although asked to stop using the homophobic chant, the Mexico fans used it last night against the Chilean goalkeeper and then switched to using it against their own goalkeeper.

HIGH HOPES: The primary delivered good news for California Republicans. But will it last until November? [Cathleen Decker @ LAT] - "[I]n the votes tallied by Saturday afternoon, Republicans increased their turnout from 1.9 million in 2012 to nearly 2.1million. More than 1 million ballots remain to be counted and many of them are undoubtedly Republican, meaning that the increase will only get bigger."

So, with yesterday's OCR article touting Dem turnout, we have conflicting stories. We'll wait for Paul Mitchell and the Political Data team to give us actual numbers when all is said and done.

Dalai Lama to address California Legislature on Monday about ethics, the environment [Jessica Calefati @ MercNews] - "Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit the Capitol and speak before both houses of the state Legislature on Monday."

CA52 (San Diego): Peters returns some felon funds, not all [Lauryn Schroeder @ SDUT]:

After Babulal “Bob” Bera pleaded guilty to two felony counts of election fraud in May, Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego returned $5,400 donated by the retired engineer from Orange County.

. . .

U-T Watchdog reviewed Peters’ contributions and found $41,600 from the family since 2012



CA52 (San Diego): Peters returns some felon funds, not all [Lauryn Schroeder @ SDUT]:

After Babulal “Bob” Bera pleaded guilty to two felony counts of election fraud in May, Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego returned $5,400 donated by the retired engineer from Orange County.

. . .

U-T Watchdog reviewed Peters’ contributions and found $41,600 from the family since 2012

Yeah, not a good story in a competive race.

GROW: Farmers' market program for low-income California residents awaits new funding [Annie Sciacca @ MercNews] - "Any day, the governor will decide whether to funnel $5 million into the California Nutrition Incentives Act, which sets up a program to discount fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers' markets for low-income shoppers. Signing the bill to fund the program would take advantage of federal matching money through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program and thus double the impact of the state's investment in the program." 

Speaking of farmers' markets, this morning was glorious at the market a few blocks from Nooner global headquarters. Today, the last day before summer, is the perfect time of the year at the trasition to summer produce. Tomatoes, peaches, berries, English peas, and, of course, it's a perfect time to pick up a Bledsoe pork shoulder to slow cook in the amazing Instant Pot.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Congressman Pete Aguilar, CA42 candidate Kerri Condley, and Disney's Kyndell Lily!




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  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and the Courage Campaign invite Senate and Assembly members, staff, and the Capitol community to a screening of Brave New Films’ Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 21 in the State Capitol Museum Theater (Capitol basement).  Telling personal stories of how gun violence affects everyday Americans, the film looks at gun tragedies including unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings, and trafficking - and what we can do to end to this profit-driven crisis. Watch the trailer at  RSVP to (916) 651-4024
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  • California Housing Consortium is hiring a Communications & Policy Associate. Duties include external communications, social media, event-planning and policy work. Communications background needed, affordable housing knowledge a plus. Full time, salary around 50k DOE, generous benefits. More info here.

  • 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 (<a ""> 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.
  • 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
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  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West Regional Political Organizers (Inland Empire and Silicon Valley). 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:

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Community Paints Over Campaign Signs To Show Support For Orlando | The Sacramento Bee
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Mayor-elect Steinberg, other politicians take part in midtown effort

Hundreds Plan To Protest Against Sacramento Pastor Who Praised The Orlando Killings
A large protest aimed at Sacramento pastor who praised Orlando killings will be held Sunday.

Obama Gets Personal With Yosemite In Speech, Long Hike | The Sacramento Bee
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President Barack Obama uses Yosemite visit to push dangers of climate change

L.A. Education Foundation Became A Lucrative Source Of Income For Usc's Pat Haden And His Relatives
Seventeen years ago, former USC and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Pat Haden joined the board of an old, little-known charitable foundation that helps needy young

Homeless Youth Shortchanged In New State Budget Deal, Say Advocates | State Of Health | Kqed News
Timon slept in a random laundry room for months, and dropped out of high school. Then someone told him about the center. From there, he began staying at an overnight shelter he trusts, the only one dedicated for homeless youth in the county.

Fire Torched Us Last Year, And The Blazes Keep Coming | The Sacramento Bee
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All those dead trees are fuel for new fires

Rep. Scott Peters Took $41k From Felon, Family |
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Live Coverage Of President Barack Obama's Visit To Yosemite National Park | Fresno Bee
Developing timeline of first family’s visit to Yosemite National Park

Firefighters Gain Ground On Sherpa Blaze, But Brace For Heat And Wind
Crews battling the Sherpa fire in Santa Barbara County were bracing for strong winds Saturday night and scorching heat on Sunday.

The Amazing Shrinking Donald Trump - San Francisco Chronicle
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Trump just squandered a critical six weeks of the general election campaign

His lack of discipline and his dedication to grabbing headlines, instead of focusing on Clinton, may prove costly.

Group Sues Over Decision To Allow Islamic Center Near John Wayne Airport
An association representing business owners in Costa Mesa has filed suit seeking to overturn the City Council's decision to allow an Islamic group to open a gathering center near John Wayne Airport

Trump: Reports Of Delegates Organizing Against Him Are Media 'hoax' - Politico
The Obamas are visiting national parks as 2016 marks the centennial of the National Park Service.

Trump Says He Will Outperform Negative Polls In A Reverse Bradley Effect
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Will A GOP ‘lord Of The Flies’ Uprising Try To Dump Trump? | The California Report | Kqed News
Mario Guerra laughs when I ask if he’s going to the GOP convention in Cleveland next month.

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The Green Party candidate insists it’s her year to get noticed—and she may make it onto 47 state ballots.