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THE Nooner for July 25, 2016
Good morning! Well, we have another convention on our hands. And, just to ensure the Dems have as much drama as the Reps, the email trove released by WikiLeaks led to the long-awaited ouster of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Sort of fitting with tonight's opening with Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. We also have Michelle Obama tonight. Sorry, Scott Baio was booked.
Here's an interesting read about the lead up to the departure announcement. Donna Brazile will be the interim chair.
Anyway, like last week, most California political reporters are at the convention and writing about how Harry and Sally became delegates. There's very little California political news. Congratulations, Governor Torlakson. Have a great week!
The fire near Santa Clarita continues to burn, now estimated at 30,000 acres. The LA basin is filled with smoke.
BALLOT BLOAT: Ballot of the Bulge: Why a new law isn't shrinking the ballot much - yet [Laurel Rosenhall @ CALmatters] - "Protracted policy questions. Big-money battles. Contradictory proposals that are difficult to discern. It’s shaping up to be an all-too-typical fall election—once again confronting California voters with an unwieldy ballot."
THE SAGE: Brown's presence at convention will emphasize governance, demographics [Carla Marinucci @ Politico] - "When Gov. Jerry Brown, a former political rival of Bill Clinton, addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week, his presence will not only speak to the changing politics of his party, but the emergence of his state as a demographic bellwether and an example of effective governance."
END OF AN ERA: Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking an end of an era [AP] - "The sale announced Monday marks the second time in two years that Verizon has snapped up the remains of a fallen Internet star as it broadens its digital reach. The nation's largest wireless carrier paid $4.4 billion for AOL last year."
This is sad for me. In the early days of the Interweb, I would browse Yahoo!--literally by going through the directories. Kids today would have no idea what to do! And, to this day, Yahoo! is still where I go for sports news and scores.
#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Assembly Fellows director Pam Chueh!
Kamala Harris To Loretta Sanchez: Apologize To President Obama | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Direct Democracy Strategy Questions Raised By Gun Referendums :: Fox&hounds
The power to undo legislative action is a course I never participated in, which brings me to try and understand the strategy to refer to voters the six gun related bills signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
Bill Text - Ab-329 Pupil Instruction: Sexual Health Education.
California Bernie Sanders supporters boo mention of Clinton
PHILADELPHIA âÂÂ California delegation breakfasts are usually tepid affairs at the national political conventions âÂÂ a parade of office holders and party officials droning on as the delegates half-listen while slugging down bacon, eggs and gooey rolls. [...] MondayâÂÂs breakfast turned angry when delegates for Sen. Bernie Sanders booed nearly every mention of presumptive nominee Hillary ClintonâÂÂs name and nearly drowned out speakers including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. The outbursts are an early sign of how SandersâÂÂ supporters are going to continue to speak out loudly for him this week, pointing out that he won 45 percent of the vote in the Democratic Party primary. The Vermont senator is scheduled to speak to his delegates in a private meeting Monday afternoon, and will address the full convention in a prime-time speech Monday night. Outside, his supporters plan demonstrations and rallies all week. [...] inside the massive ballroom Monday where the California delegation met, they rained boos on every politician who uttered ClintonâÂÂs name âÂÂ even fellow progressives like Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, and state Controller Betty Yee. [...] they directed their loudest boos at Padilla, who many Sanders supporters blame for not accurately tabulating ballots cast in the June 7 California primary that Clinton won. [...] what is key to keep in mind, she said, are the fundamental differences between Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Gov. Jerry Brown's Best Hope For High-speed Rail? A Donald Trump Presidency
Trump strongly supports high-speed rail so he may be Brown’s best bet for getting his bullet train built. Of course, a lot of Trump supporters in the San Joaquin Valley may not like that.
Madame President? Wide Range Of Feelings Among Women Delegates | The California Report | Kqed News
Ava Kennedy, a Bernie Sanders delegate from the North Bay, isn't ready to stop feeling the Bern quite yet.
California Politics Podcast: A Philadelphia Preview
No state has a larger presence at this week's Democratic National Convention than California. And for the state party's powerhouse poli...
Democrats Descend On Philadelphia Hoping For Party Unity | The California Report | Kqed News
Some Sanders backers are already on board. Rocky Fernandez, a Hayward resident who works for a state senator, said he has seen ups and downs over his 16 years in politics and is happy Sanders made it as far as he did. Fernandez is in Philadelphia as a Sanders delegate as well.
California Drought: Algae In Drinking Water Causes Santa Clara Valley Water Officials To Scramble - Mercury News
But this Sunday, the boats were gone and the boat ramp was padlocked. Although camping and hiking at the county park are still allowed, the lake is closed for the rest of the year.
What Hillary Must Do At The Dnc In Phiadelphia « Calbuzz
And we are here especially for the Bernie Sanders movement that does not want to go back into that dark night, into the Hillary Clinton campaign, that for so many people represents the opposite of what Bernie was building and what they were building.
How Overtime Has Made L.A.'s Port Pilots The City's Best Paid Employees, Averaging $450,000 A Year
The small corps of mariners who guide ships in and out of the Port of Los Angeles are by far the best-paid city employees, averaging nearly $450,000 in salary and bonuses last year.
Live Videos, Small Screens: Campaigns Hope Voters Like What They See
Advances in technology have prompted the campaigns to try to bypass major news networks and speak to voters using Facebook Live, Snapchat and other services.
Hysteria Over Trump Hits California Media :: Fox&hounds
The possibility that Donald Trump might win the presidency has set off high decibels of hysteria among the political establishment, and no more so than in blue California. Despite an historic level of unpopularity in California, it is quite possible Trump could be elected. The media and political establishment are already musing about what it would do if that happened.
Trump Takes Lead Over Clinton As GOP Convention Generates A Bounce For Its Nominee
The Republican convention has generated a modest increase so far in Donald Trump’s poll standing, moving the New York businessman back into a lead over Hillary Clinton.
Clinton, Biden Reschedule Pennsylvania Campaign Date - Politico
Vice President Joe Biden is heading to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, with Hillary Clinton for a state party event there on Aug. 15.
Pro-bernie Sanders Activists In Philadelphia May Get Beat By The Heat
At the start of the Democratic National Convention, pro-Bernie Sanders activists are suffering in the heat.
Willie Brown: The Inside Man
ANDREW GLAZER @ nytimes.com
$60 Million South County Courthouse Now A Virtual Ghost Town - Mercury News
But the first new courthouse they got became infested with toxic black mold and had to be shut down four years after it opened. So the courts were moved from the $7 million ruined building to leaky, cramped portables infested with ants and rats.
Wildfire Ripped Through Like 'freight Train,' Destroying Homes Near Santa Clarita
Aggressive wildfire ripped through like 'freight train,' destroying homes near Santa Clarita
Sand Fire Prompts Waves Of Evacuations In Acton, Santa Clarita Area
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Brown's Presence At Convention Will Emphasize Governance, Demographics
This year's marching season was peaceful, but fears are growing about the future.