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THE Nooner for July 22, 2016

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Good morning. Last night, day 4/4 of the RNC was pretty conventional, so to speak. ;-) I'm tired.

Frankly, it was pretty boring and the Donald spoke way too long. Of course, I expect Hillary will as well next week. It's par for the course.  

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Frank Bigelow and the CDP's Angie Tate!



  • APICA SUSHI SHOWDOWN: It’s back! Join the Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association (APICA) for its 4th Annual sushi-eating contest, Sushi Showdown. You won’t want to miss out on the food fight of the year on Tuesday, August 2 beginning at 530 PM at Mikuni Midtown at 1530 J Street in Sacramento. The Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association (APICA) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of legislative staffers, advocates, and other API professionals in the Capitol community. Sushi Showdown provides the financial support for all of APICA's programs, including our Capitol internship program for college juniors and seniors. For sponsorship opportunities, to register as a competitor, or for more information, please contact
  • The Women's Foundation of California is seeking a five-star writer, experienced project manager and proud feminist to lead our storytelling and digital communications work (email marketing, list building, social media, website, blog, advertising and online engagement). This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter and digital media expert who is looking to flex their exceptional skills as a writer in the service of positioning the Women’s Foundation of California as a thought leader in women’s economic security and a critical catalyst of social change in our communities. Click here to learn more and apply.
  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Subscribe to the Capitol Morning Report and closely follow who’s doing what each day in California government and politics. We list news conferences, legislative hearings, state board meetings and other events. Plus we add in community news and announcements from political campaigns. More info at

Trump Seeks To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Trump University | The Sacramento Bee
One day after Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president of the United States, his lawyers will be in court to try to get a lawsuit dismissed alleging that the business mogul defrauded customers who took courses with false promises of teaching success in real estate at the now-defunct Trump University.

Oakland, S.F. Revise Medical Marijuana Regulations In Face Of New State Law | State Of Health | Kqed News
A new state law has Oakland and San Francisco remaking their medical cannabis laws in the face of new state requirements.

UC Chancellors Get Raises -- Some For Second Straight Year -
After back-to-back increases of 3 percent, the base pay for UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks grew to $531,939, up more than $30,000 from what it was in June 2015.

Billionaire Warren Buffett Does Big Business Deals With California | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
State paying billionaire to remove Klamath dams

Borenstein: CalPERS Running Up Record Pension Debt On Your Credit Card -
That missed the bigger picture: The paltry investment yield leaves the California Public Employees' Retirement System with a record $139 billion shortfall. That's $46 billion more than just two years ago.

Drought Persists And So Does Water Conservation In Sacramento -
Ed Joyce @
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Peter Thiel: How Libertarian-leaning Billionaire Got Prime-time Spot Before Donald Trump - Mercury News
Julia Prodis Sulek and Matthew Artz, Staff writers @
Peter Thiel, the libertarian-leaning Silicon Valley billionaire, is known for his contrarian political views, but he still raised plenty of eyebrows in the valley when he signed up to be one of three Trump delegates from San Francisco. He takes the stage at the Quicken Loans Arena about 6 p.m. today Pacific time in what could be one of the most groundbreaking speeches at a Republican convention in years.

Duck-duck-goose And Quiet In Cleveland As Donald Trump Takes Nomination | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @
Police confiscate papier-mache pig, put it in back of police car as protester gives chase

How The Fate Of The San Diego Chargers Could Hinge On Upland’s Marijuana Battle
Today's high

Ap Fact Check: Trump Resurfaces Debunked Claims In Speech | The Sacramento Bee
Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton's record and more.

We'll Miss Political Correctness When It's Gone - Times Of San Diego
Chris Jennewein @
Political correctness is a euphemism, and a very bad one, so it’s an easy target. It’s a catch-all for notions of civility, tolerance, respect and understanding. But years of snarling talk-radio criticism has made it an insult, and the Republican nominee very effectively turned it into a populist rallying cry.

Boos For Cruz Shows Trump Train Is Leaving Station, Darrell Issa Says | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
Issa spoke to California Republicans Thursday

D.C., Utah Delegates Lament Casting Delegate Votes For Trump - Politico
Kaine is running a textbook vice presidential lobbying campaign.

Republican Convention: In Dark Speech, Donald Trump Pledges To Restore Order - Mercury News
Like many speakers at this week's Republican National Convention, Trump portrayed America as a nation imperiled and in need of "law and order."

Mycapture | The Union Democrat

California Supreme Court Takes Rare Move In Reviewing Upland Medical Marijuana Battle
Today's high

Trump campaign says it raised $3.5 million in one day

The campaign credited vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence with igniting "the passion" of the grassroots.

Republican Strategist Quits Party Because Of Donald Trump
Today's high

Gop’s Senate Campaign Arm Won’t Back David Duke’s Bid - Politico
"The United States values tremendously our enduring partnership with Mexico and our extraordinary ties of family and friendship with the Mexican people,"...

In the crowd, as Mike Pence addresses the delegates

Donald Trump's vice president pick Indiana Governor Mike Pence addressed a packed stadium of delegates. Green capped whips for the Trump campaign instructed their delegations to cheer as the governor laid out his vision for the remainder of the campaign. Soon Pence’s raucous welcome would be overshadowed by Senator Ted Cruz’s decision not to endorse Trump during his speech.

Brown Administration Prepares To Limit Methane Leaks, After Porter Ranch Leak -
Ben Bradford @
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Warren: Trump 'sounded Like Some Two-bit Dictator' - Politico
The Democratic senator also suggested that Bernie Sanders supporters would defy Trump's call to join them.

Trump Paints A Grim Portrait Of The U.S. And Casts Himself As Its Only Savior In GOP Acceptance Speech
Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for president Thursday night in his final chance to deliver the glittering and successful convention he promised.