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THE Nooner for July 11, 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 Launches Test Of Per-mile Road Use Fee For Drivers | The Sacramento Bee
Tony Bizjak @
For decades, consultant Steve Schnaidt of Sacramento was one of the state Capitol’s go-to experts on transportation financing.

Dallas Tragedy Proves A Good Guy With A Gun Shouldn't Be The Only Thing That Stops A Bad Guy With A Gun
Skelton on the Dallas shooting and the gun control battle in California between the Legislature and Gavin Newsom.

Chargers Stadium May Not Be Decided In November |
San Diego Chargers fans stand near a screen showing different elevations of the proposed Chargers Stadium. — John Gastaldo / San Diego Union-Tribune

It Only Took A Month To Count California's Votes. Here's Why, And Why It May Get Better
California took forever to count its June votes, but a new system may speed up the count dramatically

Fresno Searches For Answers On Discoloration, Lead In Water | Fresno Bee
Tim Sheehan @
Complaints in 2004 about discolored water not reported to state as required

Antioch, Oakland Hold Vigils For Those Slain In Week's Violence -
In Oakland, Mayor Libby Schaaf shared a list of recreation centers, high schools and community centers where facilitators and community members could discuss the impact in the last week of the fatal shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, as well as the five Dallas law enforcement officers slain by a lone sniper's gun.

Bernie Sanders, Set for Rally With Hillary Clinton, Says Campaigns Are â
Mr. Sanders is expected to appear on Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., alongside Mrs. Clinton, who has adopted some of his ideas on education and health care.

Kevin Faulconer And A New Republican Politics Of Inclusion - Times Of San Diego
Chris Jennewein @
In San Diego, Kevin Faulconer is demonstrating that there is a better way. A way for Republicans to represent all Americans.

What happens when outside funding interferes with local elections?

When money poured in from the outside over the direction of an education policy in Jefferson County, Colo., the results of a local school board recall election suddenly had national implications.

Why Experts Say California Should Stay Stingy With Water As Drought Continues
Today's high

Failed Spending Bills Pile Up in Senate Amid Dispute Over Budget Deal
With the parties trading accusations, it has become clear that a presidential election year was not the ideal time to try to return to so-called regular order.

Honda, Khanna Set To Go Head To Head In Democratic Race For House - San Francisco Chronicle
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Inside An L.A. Oxycontin Ring That Pushed More Than 1 Million Pills. What The Drugmaker Knew
Purdue knew about many suspicious doctors and pharmacies from prescribing records, pharmacy orders, field reports from sales representatives and, in some cases, its own surveillance operations, according to court and law enforcement records, which include internal Purdue documents, and interviews with current and former employees.

Mycapture | The Union Democrat

Trump: 'i Am The Law And Order Candidate' - Politico
Rich had worked in his current capacity with the DNC since June 2014.

Man Dies After Confrontation With Anaheim Police
Essential California Newsletter

Evan Bayh Readying Indiana Senate Comeback Run - Politico
Democrat Baron Hill is dropping out of the Indiana Senate race and will be replaced as the Democratic nominee by former Sen. Evan Bayh, upending the race...

An LAPD Detective Reflects On Dallas Shootings
Today's high

Santa Clarita Valley Brush Fire Grows To 1,100 Acres With Warm And Windy Conditions On The Way
Essential California Newsletter

Exorcism - Latest News Updates, Pictures, Video, Reaction - Mirror Online
The young boy's family called in medical and religious experts after the teenager body was 'inhabited by Satan'

Latest Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Highlights Socalgas’ Need For Better Communication
Today's high

First Words: What Makes a Politician â
We spend a lot of time trying to discern the inner lives of our presidential candidates, even though what we find is in the eye of the beholder.