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Jerry Brown offers 12 percent raises (over 4 years) to SEIU Local 1000 [Rachel Cohrs @ SacBee] - “The state has offered a nearly 12 percent general salary increase for SEIU Local 1000 employees spread out over four years, or a 9 percent increase over three years.”

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to SMUD board member Nancy Bui-Thompson (currently making all of us jealous with her pictures as she and Paul spend seemingly  forever in France and Italy), Laurette Healey, Dublin USD trustee Amy Miller, Santa Cruz Councilmember Richelle Noroyan, and Neil Pople!



  • 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:

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Chairman John Burton On Democratic Conventions, Present And Past | The Sacramento Bee
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Regents OK $8.5 Million For 2 Patients Suing Over Financial Conflicts At Ucla
The UC regents have agreed to pay more than $8 million to settle two lawsuits alleging a well-known UCLA spine surgeon failed to disclose his conflicts of interest.

A Topsy-turvey Political World :: Fox&hounds
While the seemingly altered universe can be confusing to the casual observer, in my view, the political point that very well could tip the scales for voters is not an argument you hear often from both sides.

Huntington Hospital Accepts California's End-of-life Law
The board of directors of Pasadena’s Huntington Hospital has voted to participate in California’s controversial End of Life Option Act.

Slain Officer Remembered With Respect |
Flowers and candles were left at the San Diego Police Department memorial to officers who died in the line of duty after an officer-involved shooting left Jonathan DeGuzman dead and Wade Irwin wounded.| — John Gastaldo

Early Trump Supporter Changes Her Tune - The Orange County Register
While Donald Trump is moving forward toward the November election, he’s leaving at least one of his early Orange County supporters behind.

Can Flooded Rice Fields Be A Solution In California Water War? - San Francisco Chronicle
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How Gov. Jerry Brown’s Green Vision For Moving Freight Could Spark A Zero-emissions Future
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On three-day bus tour, Clinton hopes to woo blue-collar voters away from Trump

The presidential candidates exchanged barbs as the final stretch of the campaign began.

Algae Bloom Forces Lake Elsinore Closure
Swimming, boating and fishing are prohibited in Lake Elsinore after water quality officials Friday detected harmful levels of toxins related to blue-green algae.

Condit Not Suspect In Intern's 2001 Murder Despite New Developments: Lawyer | Reuters
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A District of Columbia Superior Court judge dismissed the charges against 34-year-old Ingmar Guandique on Thursday after federal prosecutors said that, based on "new information," they could no longer prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Two Conventions, One Vast Gulf: Republicans And Democrats Appear To Be Speaking To Different Countries
The Democratic and Republican conventions illustrate how vast the gap has become between the two parties. WIth each party talking to half the country, the next president faces a daunting challenge.

The Dnc Is Over: What Do California Delegates Want Next? -
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State Authorities Face Push Back In Effort To Control And Warn About Mercury In Fish At Nearly 200 State Reservoirs
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Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded In Southcrest Shooting |
San Diego Police surrounded a house on Epsilon Street looking for a suspect in the shooting of 2 officers. — John Gibbins

Court strikes two blows for transparency in immigration judges case
The finding rejecting across-the-board privacy deletions could make it easier to expose information about inappropriate actions by federal employees or perhaps even by people outside government.

Climate Change Signs Seen In California Wildfires | Kqed Science
Reports this week from the front lines of the Sand Fire in Southern California painted the scene as apocalyptic. The drought-fueled blaze was explosive, fast-moving and devastating, burning through 38,000 acres in the Santa Clarita Valley and forcing the evacuation of more than 10,000 homes.

Big Sur Fire Grows To 31,000 Acres - San Francisco Chronicle
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Exclusive: Clinton Campaign Also Hacked In Attacks On Democrats | Reuters
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Navy Ship To Be Named For Late Gay Rights Leader Harvey Milk
The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list. A Navy official said Friday that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus notified Congress earlier this month that a new fleet of replenishment oilers being built in San...

White House Talks Transition With Both Campaigns - Politico
The cyberattack is believed to be part of a broader hacking campaign attributed to Russian intelligence services,