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THE Nooner for July 7, 2016

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Good morning! Sorry about yesterday's misfire. Internet connectioin issue. :-(

All ballots have been counted from thw June 7 election. Statewide turnout was 47.6%.

FROM THE INBOX: "As Donald Trump visits House Republicans for a strategy session on Capitol Hill, Chairman Ben Ray Luján announced today that the DCCC is launching an unprecedented seven figure national advertising campaign to highlight House Republicans – including vulnerable California Republicans Jeff Denham, David Valadao, Steve Knight, and Darrell Issa - repeatedly putting their Party over the good of their country in standing by Donald Trump."

US SENATE: 8 things to know about Senate candidate Kamala Harris' career gold stars and demerits Phil Willon @ LAT]8 things to know about Senate hopeful Loretta Sanchez's 20-year political career [Phil Willon @ LAT]

OUCH: California poll: Donald Trump hitting 'historic' lows in presidential race [Mathew Artz @ MercNews] - "Trump, who at least temporarily has shuttered his California campaign offices, trails Clinton by 30 points in a two-person race and by 24 points when Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson is thrown into the mix." 

LABoS: Top two candidates for LA County’s 5th District gear up for campaign trail [Susan Abram @ Daily News] - "Kathryn Barger, the top aide to Antonovich, and Darrell Park, an entrepreneur, plan different strategies to win the seat for the 5th District, which spans more than 2,800 square miles, including the Antelope, Santa Clarita and parts of the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. Antonovich has held the seat for 36 years."



GASSED: With cap and trade in doubt, key questions go unanswered [Julie Cart @ CALmatters] - "Is cap and trade, which essentially levies fees on major polluters, a success? How do we know? Which companies still exceed their allowed emissions? Which don’t? The air board has consistently said California would reach its emissions targets; how much is cap and trade contributing?"

ARM-TWISTING: UC campuses admit more Californians after years of falling rates [Katy Murphy @ MercNews] - "Admission rates for in-state freshmen shot up at Santa Cruz, Davis and Riverside, according to figures released Wednesday, and even inched above 20 percent at UC Berkeley for the first time since 2009."

AMENITIES: Venues are catering to e-sports fans with beanbag chairs, energy drinks and food on sticks [Paresh Dave @ LAT]- "It’s among the accommodations event spaces across the country are making in bids to capitalize on the rise of arena-packing video-game contests, which they hope will attract a new generation of event-goers -- and with them increased ticket and concession sales." 

#FAREWELL: Former former HCD Lynn Jacobs and state senator Marion Bergeson.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to OES's Ryan Arba, my sister Lisa, and UC Dais law's Pamela Wu!




  • TBW Media/TBWB Strategies is interviewing experienced campaign managers and campaign staffers at all levels for potential campaign positions with our client campaigns this year throughout California. If interested please send a cover letter, resume, salary history, writing sample and 3 references to Barry Barnes ( No phone calls. Seriously- don’t call us, we’ll call you.
  • We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Government Relations for the California State Student Association (CSSA). This position informs and advises the Executive Director and Board of Directors on state and federal public policy matters that affect CSU students and public postsecondary education. The position is based in the CSSA Office in downtown Sacramento. This position works directly for CSSA but enjoys the full benefits of state employment through the California State University Chancellor's Office. For more job details, please apply
  • LEARN HOW TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE AT GOVERNMENTAL ADVOCACY. Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's Lobbying 101 & 201 seminars cover the total picture of lobbying in California and the people, processes and best practices you need to succeed. July 21-22, $275 each / $500 for both. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy. Lobbying 201 explores the equally critical areas of Budget Advocacy, Regulatory Agency, Lobbying the Administration and Media Relations. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration:
  • Chariot LLC, GOP campaign firm, seeks experienced account support for campaigns in CA, NV through election day. Excellent writing and data skills. $6k to $10k/mo. San Francisco. Resume and cover to:
  • Sales and Administrative Positions for the General Election Cycle. Applicants should be reliable and have experience in political campaigns. Familiarity or experience with slate cards is helpful.  We are looking for self-starters who are able to work independently and as part of a team in our Long Beach office. Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, attention to detail, and meeting deadlines is a must! Sales position requires some previous sales experience within the field of politics. Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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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Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez Supports Ballot Measure To Repeal The Death Penalty
Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez on Wednesday announced her support for a statewide ballot measure to repeal the...

Poll Sees Hillary Clinton Trouncing Donald Trump In California | The Sacramento Bee
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Clinton leads Trump by 30 percentage points in head-to-head matchup

Los Angeles Area Congressman Target Of New Anti-trump Ad Campaign
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California Exports Continue To Battle International Headwinds | The Sacramento Bee
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Shipments of $13.35 billion in May are 5.5 percent below 2015

Facing Historically Low Levels, Lake Mead Officials Are Fending Off A Water War. Here's How
Arizona's top water manager hopes to prevent a water war over the Colorado River by continuing to take incremental steps to conserve.

A routine Board of Supervisors committee meeting turned into a very public fight that later continued on Twitter Wednesday between Malia Cohen and David Campos. The friction arose over Campos’ ballot measure to create an Office of Public Advocate. The idea is to create greater accountability in city government and — Campos isn’t shy about acknowledging — check Mayor Ed Lee’s power. The public advocate would appoint directors to the Office of Citizen Complaints and the Office of Labor Standards and Enforcements, a responsibility Lee now holds. [...] critics say it’s an attempt by Campos, who is termed out in November, to create a job for himself. “I have some real concerns,” Cohen said at the Rules Committee meeting, listing amendments that would put a two-term limit on the position, eliminate appointment powers and require elected officials to sit out one term — four years — before running for the office. The salary would also be decided by the Civil Service Commission, and the city’s whistle-blower program would remain in the controller’s office. Supervisor Eric Mar moved to create two versions of the measure, one with Campos’ amendments and a second with Cohen’s amendments added. After the meeting, the brawl continued on Twitter, with Campos accusing Cohen of wanting to stick to the status quo. Legislation legalizing accessory dwelling units — in-law or secondary apartments — are also drawing battle lines at City Hall. In a letter to board President London Breed and his fellow supervisors, Aaron Peskin called out moderate Supervisors Scott Wiener and Mark Farrell for introducing a ballot measure that would increase the number of those units citywide. In the letter, Peskin encouraged Wiener and Farrell to pull the measure, calling it a “spurious misuse of the ballot.” [...] Wiener countered that Peskin’s legislation had flaws, including restrictions that would limit the number of units that could be built. [...] there are issues with Supervisor Peskin’s legislation, including that it wipes away my seismic in-law measure, which has been very successful in building new units. The call volume was “actually really high,” said Francis Zamora, a spokesman for the Department of Emergency Management. Another 2,506 reports were called into 311, of which 89 percent were answered before 60 seconds, said Bill Barnes, a spokesman for the city administrator.

Trump And Clinton Are Giving People Lots Of Reasons To Vote Against Them
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Details Emerge In Whistleblower Suit Against Ontario-based Prime Healthcare
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Still No Arrests In Stabbings At California State Capitol -
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California Almond Harvest Likely To Set Record, Feds Say | The Sacramento Bee
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Federal agency estimates 2.05 billion pounds for state, up 2.4 percent from May projection

L.A. Unified Board Re-elects Zimmer As President — With An Admonition To Keep Meetings On Time And Shorter
The Los Angeles Unified School Board re-elected Steve Zimmer as its president Wednesday.

La Democratic Leader Under Fire For Comments About Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel
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Senate Rejects 'sanctuary Cities' Defunding Bill - Politico
A majority of Senate Democrats united against a measure that would strip funding from sanctuary cities.

La County Sheriff Admits Flaws In Deputy Evaluations ‘need To Be Rectified’
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Lawyers For Dylan Noble's Family Want Outside Agency To Investigate Fatal Shooting By Police | Fresno Bee
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Witness’s video appears to show Dylan Noble on the ground being shot after he raises hands

Oakland Police Scandal Raises Fears About The City's Fight Against Sex Trafficking
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San Diego Police Link 4th Attack On Homeless To Same Suspect | The Sacramento Bee
Another San Diego homeless man was seriously injured and set on fire Wednesday by an attacker police say struck while the man was asleep, the latest in a spate of attacks on transients that have left two dead.

Sailor's Death During Navy Seal Training Ruled Homicide; Coroner Cites Instructors
The death of 21-year-old sailor James Derek Lovelace during Navy SEAL training has been ruled a homicide by the San Diego County Medical Examiner.