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THE Nooner for July 28, 2016

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Well, Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention went over well, with Obama, Biden, and Kaine bringing down the house. A reader noted that the one embarrassment of Day 2 was the walkout of 200 Bernie Sanders supporters during the roll call vote. I think they were just going to pee and get cheesesteaks. Actually, my reporters on the ground (read: Facebook friends) say the food is awful for delegates. 

Tonight, the show wraps up with Hillary Clinton taking the stage for her formal acceptance speech. With several great speeches already this week, the bar is pretty high. Evan Halper and Joseph Tanfani of the LAT write about the party scene.

Today is the last day of the July California Bar Exam. Best of luck for those finishing their three-day tour. I remember mine in 2000.

US SENATE: Republican voters taking a pass on California's U.S. Senate race, poll finds [Phil Willon @ LAT] - “Half of California’s likely Republican voters and a third of independents said they wouldn't vote for either candidate in the state’s U.S. Senate race this November, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.”

The poll.

THE KIDDOES: California Millennials Surging: Their votes could be decisive—especially on marijuana [Laurel Rosenhall @ CALmatters] - “As they come of age and register to vote, Millennials—that enormous generation born since 1981—are surging so fast they're on the verge of overtaking the Baby Boomer behemoth as a share of the California electorate. And new evidence confirms that, so far at least, the GOP is losing them.

GOVERNOR JR. Gov. Baby Boomer (Jerry Brown) sounds like a millennial [David Montero @ OCR] - “Gov. Jerry Brown came to talk climate change at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday and, along the way, he scorched Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “Trump says ‘Global warming is a hoax,’” Brown said. “I say ‘Trump is a fraud.’””

GUV AND LITE GOV: Brown and Newsom get some time on the national stage [John Wildermuth and Joe Garafoli @ SFChron] - “California Gov. Jerry Brown likely never thought he’d be on stage at the Democratic National Convention endorsing a Clinton. Yet there he was Wednesday, arguing that “from her first day in office, President Hillary Clinton will do what’s needed to combat climate change and lead the clean energy revolution.”

STOP, COLLABORATE, AND LISTEN: Turning off red-light cameras can be deadly [Joan Lowy @ AP] - “Traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a third after cities turn off cameras designed to catch motorists in the act, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute is funded by auto insurers.”

LA-LA LAND: Los Angeles may be on the chopping block from being a United Airlines hub, forcing Angelenos to fly to San Francisco before catching a long-haul flight.

BRIGHT LIGHTS! It was a Chinese rocket.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to former senator Jim Battin, CBIA's Silvio Ferrari, and political consultant Matt Rogers!



  • 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
  • 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

Hillary Clinton Expands Lead Over Donald Trump In California | The Sacramento Bee
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The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Petitions Cleared In Push Against California Gun Laws | 89.3 Kpcc
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Surrendered handguns are piled in a bin during a gun buyback event that was announced by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in Los Angeles in this May 31, 2014 file photo. There's an effort underway to overturn California's strict new gun laws, but it could be a longshot. David McNew/Getty Images

Republican Voters Taking A Pass On California's U.S. Senate Race, Poll Finds
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Orrin Hatch: Health law can't be fixed
Sen. Orrin Hatch doesn't rule out an all-out push to repeal or defund the health care law.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Appear At The Democratic National Convention
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will make an appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening. But th...

Ap Fact Check: Warped Claims In Political Hothouse | The Sacramento Bee
It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process.

Californians Seem Ready To Extend The State's Landmark Climate Change Law
A high-profile effort to extend and expand California's decade-old climate change law may face an uncertain future next month in the st...

Jerry Brown Reflects On Conventions Past And Present | Election 2016 | The California Report | Kqed News

Tribe Halts Construction On Yuba Casino | The Sacramento Bee
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Newsom To Counter Trump's Diversity Message In Prime Time
Here's a brief history of Trump's tweets on hackers, hacking, Snowden and spying.

We Got Berned: Sanders Camp Stiffs Sonoma Town For $23,000 - Sfgate
Who's going to pay the police and firefighter OT bill  for Bernie Sanders' rally in Cloverdale, Calif.? Not us, says his campaign.

Outgoing Ucsa President Submits Report Of Recommendations To UC System | The Daily Californian
According to Sabo, the UCSA has addressed student concerns ranging from food security to mental health issues by engaging in protests and civil disobedience while also continuing to work with administration at official meetings to make policy changes. Sabo said he hopes to aid the development of an institutional memory for the UCSA while training its next president in order to maintain this success.

DCCC: 'Standards' | Campaign 2016

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released an ad targeting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.

Acting California Gov. Tom Torlakson Doing Much More Than Acting
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Obama Portrays Clinton, His Former Foe And Advisor, As Uniquely Qualified For The White House
President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and her running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will make their cases for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

More Addiction Training At Stanford Med School As Opioid Epidemic Surges | State Of Health | Kqed News
Jonathan Goodman can recall most of the lectures he’s attended at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He can recite detailed instructions given more than a year ago about how to conduct a physical.

Auditor Asks Fresno Police To Speed Up Dylan Noble Investigation | Fresno Bee
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Fresno’s police auditor Richard Rasmussen didn’t mince words in his quarterly review of the department, calling for more urgency in the investigation into the police shooting of Dylan Noble. Rasmussen also said the department needs to do more to ensure body cameras are used properly.

Text Of President Obama's Democratic Convention Speech | The Sacramento Bee
so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we started. @
Text of President Barack Obama's speech Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the White House.