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THE Nooner for July 23, 2016

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Happy Saturday! I hope you're staying cool. We're looking at 104 at the Nooner Global Headquarters, 96 in LA-LA land, and 109 in Riverside. As I write at 7:30am, it's already 90 in Palm Springs on the way to 117 degrees.

San Francisco will be perfect at 71.

Hopefully you're enjoying this pause between conventions. I'm still digesting this week's show. I wonder how Speaker Paul Ryan feels about Donald Trump's assertion that he "alone" can fix Washington. The Founding Fathers put Congress as Article I for a reason.

If you missed Thursday night's Late Show with Stephen Colbert, it was a great episode, with Jon Stewart returning and Elizabeth Warren.

While you wait for the Democratic National Convention to start, you can warm up by reading the 19,252 DNC emails, including staff talking about how to sabotage Bernie Sanders. Juicy!

US SENATE: Rep. Loretta Sanchez implies Obama endorsed Senate rival because they are both black [Phil Willon and Jazmine Ulloa @ LAT] - "Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez said in an interview with a Spanish-language television station that she believes President Obama may have endorsed rival Kamala Harris in California’s U.S. Senate race because they are both black, injecting a dose of racial politics into a historic contest that in November will elect the state’s first African American or Latino senator."

Or, perhaps it's because Harris was Obama's California co-chair in 2008, while Sanchez endorsed Clinton?

POKE: State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris: Stay safe while playing 'Pokemon Go' [Liam Dillon @ LAT] - "Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is telling consumers they should Poke Stop and think before playing the wildly popular "Pokemon Go" game app."

I just caught two Pokemon on Tim Kaine's chest.

ONE MORE: Jerry Brown signs bill to restrict, register homemade guns [Alexei Koseff @ SacBee] - "Brown on Friday announced that he had signed without comment Assembly Bill 857, requiring anyone who manufactures or assembles a homemade firearm to first apply for a unique serial number or other marking from the state Department of Justice, which must then be affixed to the weapon. The measure, by Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, would also prohibit the sale or transfer of any self-assembled firearms."

GOVERNOR TORLAKSON: As California Democrats party in Philly, state’s head teacher poised to lead Golden State [Anshu Siripurapu @ SacBee] - "In a chain of events straight out of an episode of “The West Wing,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is poised to take the helm as acting governor at some point in the next week when Gov. Jerry Brown and nearly all of his statutory replacements head out of state to their party’s convention in Philadelphia, which makes them constitutionally ineligible to serve as governor."


#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to CapPubRadio's Joe Barr and LA councilmember David Ryu!



  • 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.
  • 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

L.A. County Likely To Scrap Proposed Marijuana Tax For Homeless Services
It looks like there won't be a county tax for homeless services on the November ballot after all. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl withdraws her support for a proposed tax on marijuana businesses.

The Showman And The Politician | The Sacramento Bee
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Donald Trump has changed Republican Party and campaigns

Judge Issues Tentative Ruling To Keep Lawsuit Claiming Fraud By Trump University Alive
Greg Moran @
A federal judge strongly indicated Friday he would allow a lawsuit to move forward against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by former customers who contend they were defrauded by his defunct real estate program, Trump University.

Trump Aims At Voters He Already Has, Betting They Will Give Him A November Win
Donald Trump aimed his convention words at voters he already has, betting they will be enough in November

Fresno Places Water Chief On Administrative Leave, Probes Reporting Discrepancies | Fresno Bee
Tim Sheehan @
Investigation into discrepancies in reporting water-quality concerns

Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine, Virginia Senator And Former Governor, As Her Running Mate
Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, adding a well-liked swing-state moderate with broad governing experience to the Democratic ticket.

Preacher Who Lauded Gay Nightclub Massacre Will Host Like-minded Pastors In Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee
Anita Chabria @
Pastor Roger Jimenez will host four-day ‘Red Hot Preaching Conference’

Richmond: Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man To Receive Tax-free Compensation For Life - Mercury News
Officer Wallace Jensen, 33, who worked at the police department for eight years, received industrial disability retirement, effective this April, said police Chief Allwyn Brown.

Semiconductor Innovator Mark Templeton Dies At 57 - Sfgate
A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose work centered on scientific and technological advances died on an Oregon river after being thrown from a kayak and getting trapped underwater, officials said Friday.

California Boosts Payrolls By 40,300 Workers In June, But Unemployment Rises To 5.4%
Defying critics of the state’s new regulations, California continued to pad its hefty payrolls in June.

San Jose: 952,000 Gallons Of Partially Treated Sewage Flows Into San Francisco Bay - Mercury News
But the accident apparently did not cause any harm to public health or the environment because most of the pollutants already had been removed before the wastewater reached the bay, state water regulators and city officials said Friday.

La Political Insiders React To Sen. Tim Kaine As Clinton Vp Pick
Today's high

Prompted By Snitch Controversy, Monitors Keep Eye On Oc Courts - The Orange County Register
The American Civil Liberties Union sent volunteer watchers into local courtrooms Friday, a move aimed at bringing attention to what the civil rights group describes as routine cheating by prosecutors in Orange County.

Audio: Unemployment In La County Is At Its Lowest Rate In 9 Years | 89.3 Kpcc
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Job gains in June came in the leisure and hospitality fields, as well as professional and business services, which added 7,000 jobs. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Oscar-winning Screenwriter Asks Court To Keep Bergdahl Interviews From Military Prosecutors
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Mojave Desert At Stake In Far-reaching Federal Energy Plan - San Francisco Chronicle
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Loretta Sanchez brings up opponent's race in discussing President Obama's endorsement of Kamala Harris

The congresswoman noted in an interview on Spanish-language television that both the president and her opponent are African American.

Amazon Cargo Shipping Ramps Up At Stockton Metropolitan Airport -
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Trump Campaign Hits ‘corrupt Kaine’ Right Out Of The Gate - Politico
Neither has a taste for smash-mouth campaigning. But both know how to draw blood when necessary.

Pg&e Defense Wraps Up Its Brief Case - San Francisco Chronicle
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