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THE Nooner for July 31, 2016

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Happy Sunday! It'll be a great day here near The Nooner Global Headquarters! It's the Sactown Chicken Wings fest across the street.

6 things to look for when the Legislature returns [Anisu Siripauru @SacBee] - August is shaping up to be a busy month for California legislators, who return from their summer recess Monday to face a number of pressing issues.”

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Treasurer John Chiang, the BOE's Mai Harvill, League of CA Cities's Dane Hutchings, and Amy "Super" Supinger!



  • 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

Many In Law Enforcement Oppose Prop. 64 But Lack Funds To Fight - The Orange County Register
Proposition 64 has raised more than $6.5 million from five sources:

Even With Insurance, Family Of Medically Fragile Child Struggles To Find Home Health Care | State Of Health | Kqed News
Brian and Laura are both employed full time and have health insurance with United Healthcare through Laura’s job at Apple. Despite the insurance, they estimate they’re paying $5,000 a month, out-of-pocket, for hired care and copays.

Glass Ceiling Shatters In Philly But Not California | The Sacramento Bee
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San Diegans Call For Dialog In Wake Of Police Shootings |
San Diego Community College Police officer Jane Obara touches the badge on the memorial to fallen officers at the San Diego Police Headquarters on Saturday in San Diego, California. — Eduardo Contreras

California Initiative Draws Fire For Opening The Door To Tv Ads That Promote Pot Smoking
Nearly a half-century after tobacco ads were kicked off television stations, an initiative in California seeks to pave the way for some day allowing TV commercials that promote pot smoking.

Charles Koch Warns Politicians Are Offering ‘frightening’ Answers To Improve Society

On Saturday, network officials said that Koch-backed groups would begin invoking Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in paid outreach to voters in key U.S. Senate races, but would not run an overt campaign against her presidential bid or jump in on behalf of Trump.

Man Shot In Face By Elk Grove Police Officer Gets Payout | The Sacramento Bee
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By Denny Walsh and Sam Stanton

Letter from Washington: Trying to Pin Down an Unpredictable Presidential Election
Some political operatives believe the race’s dynamics will be set in August, while others say little will change over the next five weeks.

Feinstein Skips Democratic Convention Because Of Husband's Cancer Treament
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Koch Political Network Plans To Invoke Hillary Clinton In Senate Ads

In Ohio, for example, Koch-backed groups may hit Democratic Senate contender and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland on his energy stance, comparing his position to that of Clinton's.

Grieving Mother Fights For Unemployment Rights For Family Caregivers - Mercury News
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After baby Caleb was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which left him with half his heart doing the work of a whole heart, Williams and her husband had three options: a heart transplant, open heart surgery or letting Caleb die.

He Was Homeless — But To Get Help, The Rules Said He Had To Prove It
In order for homeless people in Los Angeles to secure a certain type of housing, they must prove they have been homeless for the last year. This rule, which can be impossible to follow for some, is part of the region's complex rulebook that has evolved to sort out the fortunate few from the many who are eligle for scarce housing.

Mexico Announces Plans To Open Pedwest Walkway In September |
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Squeezed Garment Factories Use Check Cashing Services To Mask True Wages, Workers Say
In the garment industry, many bosses are keeping pay off the books to mask the fact that they are violating the minimum wage law.

Sanders Vows To 'campaign Vigorously' For Clinton - Politico
Sanders also slammed the campaign of Republican rival Donald Trump for dividing the nation.

Not All New North Bay Train Workers Can Afford To Live There - San Francisco Chronicle
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California's Coast: How We Come To Care And Why We Sometimes Go Wrong
On his road trip down California’s coast, the columnist retraces his childhood footsteps and talks to a former coastal commissioner who blasts the panel’s move toward developer interests.

Lee Baca, Prosecutors Fail To Reach New Plea Deal | 89.3 Kpcc
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announces his unexpected retirement on January 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images

Murder Weapon Was Mayor’s Stolen Gun - Gate House
By Roger Phillips

Clinton: GOP convention 'spent more time on insults for me than on jobs for you'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at a campaign stop in Johnstown, Pa.

Electoral Map Gives Donald Trump Few Places to Go
The Republican candidate intends to focus on three or four states his campaign believes he must sweep, but his path to election looks ever narrower.