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THE Nooner for July 10, 2016

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Happy Sunday! It'll be a quicky, as I need to go to farmers' market and make my chili dogs for France v. Portugal! For the Sacratomatoens, can you believe this weather?

WELCOME PARTY: Many Bernie Sanders delegates are new to the Democratic Party [Seema Mehta and Maloy Moore @ LAT] - "Many of California’s Democratic delegates backing second-place finisher Bernie Sanders share a notable trait with their candidate — they are new converts to the party. About one in three is a recently registered Democrat, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of the state party delegation."



It only took a month to count California's votes. Here's why, and why it may get better [Cathleen Decker @ LAT] - "Mail-in balloting has boomed in California because of its convenience. But those ballots have to be checked and verified, acts which take longer than simply spinning them through the counting machine. Perhaps the worst complication in June was that the usual number of election day mistakes — primarily, voters going to the wrong precinct, or not appearing on the rolls due to an error — were magnified by the boost in new voters and differing rules about presidential voting on the part of Democrats and Republicans." 



DRUGGED: Inside an L.A. OxyContin ring that pushed more than 1 million pills. What the drugmaker knew [LAT]- "The doctor began prescribing the opioid painkiller OxyContin – in extraordinary quantities. In a single week in September, she issued orders for 1,500 pills, more than entire pharmacies sold in a month. In October, it was 11,000 pills. By December, she had prescribed more than 73,000, with a street value of nearly $6 million." 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to the Bee's Christopher Cadelago!




  • Introducing Jacobson & Zilber Strategies. Dave Jacobson and Maclen Zilber just launched a new communications and political consulting firm. For more information, visit
  • The Sierra Club-San Francisco Bay Chapter is currently seeking candidates for the position of Chapter Director. ( This position oversees conservation, fundraising, and political program work of 12 Chapter staff, including development, conservation, communications, and administrative staff; hires and trains staff; develops and manages Chapter budget and finances; acts as the voice of the Chapter in local advocacy work; and is regularly involved with major donor and fundraising campaign work. The Chapter Director works closely with a volunteer executive committee. For job details, please apply at Sierra Club Careers webpage.
  • STATE SENATOR BEN ALLEN (D - Santa Monica) discusses his controversial child vaccination bill, and legislating in Sacramento in this exclusive video interview:
  • 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.
  • 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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California Drought And Water Bills Are Stuck On Capitol Hill | Fresno Bee
Michael Doyle @
California water measure to be voted on next week as part of bigger bill

Chargers Move Closer To Vote On New Stadium
The Chargers have collected enough signatures to put their plan for a new stadium in downtown San Diego on the November ballot, the team announced Saturday. If successful, the franchise would stay in San Diego, as opposed to exercising its option to relocate to Los Angeles as a tenant to Rams owner...

Companies Bail Out On GOP Convention After Facing Pressure | U.S. Elections
Apple recently became the latest company to give the GOP's presumptive nominee the cold shoulder; it won't contribute money or products to the Republicans' big shindig in Cleveland this month. HP Inc. is also withholding support, while Microsoft is giving products only, not cash. Beyond the tech industry, Ford, JPMorgan Chase and United Parcel Service have opted to withhold support.

Letter From Washington: In U.S. Presidential Election, the Young and the Old Are Crucial
Can Hillary Clinton foster the enthusiasm that President Obama did with young voters? And can Donald J. Trump convince older voters that he’s not a big risk?

Bay Area Property Tax Assessments On A Roll - San Francisco Chronicle
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Debate Brews Over Proposed Southwest L.A. Skyscraper
Opposition builds to a proposed Southwest L.A. skyscraper

African Americans In Orange County Decry The Violence In Dallas, But Said They Understand The Motive - The Orange County Register
A-Unique is a cozy, bustling Anaheim barbershop with sports pennants on the wall, peppy music on the speakers and children bouncing on their parents’ knees.

Gas Company, Pollution Agency At Odds Over Cost Of Porter Ranch Health Study
Today's high

Pastors Make A Plea For Immigrants, Racial Unity And Protection Of Police - The Orange County Register
The people, about 150 of them, stood in the church gym and lifted their arms, palms pushing toward the two officers on stage, uniformed one in blue and one in green.

L.A. Organizers Plan Saturday Protests Against Police Shootings
Organizers planned two rallies Saturday to protest police shootings: one at noon in South L.A. and another at 5 p.m. outside the LAPD's downtown headquarters.

Mexico's President: 'no Way' We'd Pay For A Wall - Politico
Enrique Pena Nieto hits Donald Trump for his characterization of Mexicans.

Life On Patrol A Day After Dallas Wasn't So Unusual – Police Are Vulnerable, Wary And, Sometimes, Loved - The Orange County Register
FULLERTON – As he worked day-shift patrol Friday, less than 24 hours after five uniformed officers were ambushed and gunned down in Dallas, Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus felt solace, not fear.

GOP Angst Grows Over Trump | Thehill
Alexander Bolton @
The hope this week among Republicans was that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGingrich 'actively lobbying' to be Trump's running mate: report Anti-Trump delegates maneuver to pick VP at convention GOP angst grows over Trump MORE would make headway on unifying the party in two pivotal meetings on Capitol Hill.

Hundreds Protest Police Shootings In March Through North Fresno | Fresno Bee
Confrontation erupts at Bullard Avenue onramp to Highway 41

Democrats call for 'pathway' to marijuana legalization

In a tight vote at platform committee meeting, amendment calling for marijuana to be downgraded from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substance Act passes.

Antioch raid yields cache of weapons, drugs, money; 2 men held
A home on a quiet-looking suburban block in south Antioch was visited last week by Contra Costa County sheriff’s detectives — who departed with a collection of firearms, drugs and $76,000 in cash. According to the sheriff’s office, the search revealed a dangerous bounty that included seven firearms: two assault rifles, four handguns and a shotgun. Green and Lowery were booked on a variety of charges including child endangerment, possession of stolen property and possession of drugs while armed with a loaded weapon.

Trump is making a real mess of his campaign

The presumptive GOP nominee is botching the basic blocking and tackling elements of any campaign.

San Francisco Enacts Broad Ban On Foam Cups, Coolers, Toys - The Orange County Register
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco, say goodbye to those squeaky, Styrofoam-like coffee cups that have long been a staple of picnic outings.

More Tech Workers Driving Solo After Sf Cuts Shuttle Stops - San Francisco Chronicle
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Congressional Memo: Congressâ
Party leaders have been eagerly arming members with legislative accomplishments to use in their re-election campaigns back home.