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THE Nooner for August 15, 2016

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  • Moved AD38 (Santa Clarita) from Safe Republican to Leans Republican. 

¡Buenos dias, mis amigos! I hope you had a great weekend and took time to cheer Team USA on. Meanwhile, Trump attacked the media--pointing to those covering his rally--and called them "the lowest form of life." Seriously? Media shouldn't show up at his rallies if he is going to treat them like that.

Also, Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign manager, is under investigation in Ukraine for taking secret cash payments from a pro-Russian political party, reported on a handwritten notebook ledger. And, the Wall Street Journal told him to s*** or get off the pot in an editorial today, calling on him to right his campaign by Labor Day or turn the nomination over to VP nominee Mike Spence. And, today Trump is expected to require an ideological test for would-be immigrants for certain countries. Apparently, someon hasn't read the First Amendment.

Trump is giving a foreign policy speech today in Youngstown, Ohio. Meanwhile, Hillary is trying to bury that report that she and Bill earned $10.5 million in 2015 behind as she puts "Working Joe" Biden in her carry-on today for a middle-class rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

ROGER: This assemblyman was put under a restraining order. Now, where is he? [Javier Panzar @ LAT] - “With less than 90 days until voters in the San Gabriel Valley go to the polls to decide if he will become a member of Congress, [Roger] Hernández has been absent from the campaign trail and his work at the statehouse.”

Meanwhile, his salary and per diem payments ($100,113 annual salary and $176 in per diem, respectively) continue. Why per diem when you're not commuting from LA to Sacramento?

As the PUC meets today in SacTown to consider a new, second area code for the capital city, should we suggest 666? West Sacramento already uses 666 as a prefix, the area code is available. We could vote on who gets it and save 916 for everyone else.

The showdown of state Bar of California dues continues, as Assemblymembers are demanding reforms from the semi-public agency that licenses attorneys, among other things.

Scores of students without vaccine proof sent home on first day of school [Loretta Kalb @ SacBee] - “In the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, 145 students out of about 3,200 starting kindergarten and seventh grade were sent home Tuesday on the first day of school for lack of immunization records, according to spokesman Daniel Thigpen.”

#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for CFT's Ken Burt, CASBO's Ashley Heatherly, Consumer Attorneys's Brian Kabateck, and Everyday Impact's Cat Nou!




  • California Charter Schools Association: The Legal Secretary is responsible for a variety of tasks in support of CCSA’s legal team.  The ideal candidate will have litigation secretary experience. The Legal Secretary will report to the General Counsel/Senior Vice President of Legal Advocacy, along with the three attorneys making up the team.  The Legal Secretary will work in the Sacramento office, but will be assigned to attorneys who work remotely across California. Salary: DOE.

  • Meridian Pacific, Inc. Paid internship involving campaigns for Republican candidates, statewide initiatives and issue advocacy. Those who exemplify strong writing, research, and communications skills will be given preference.  Salary is DOE. Please send cover letter and resume to:
  • 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
  • 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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Business Rallying To Proposition 51 :: Fox&hounds
Much of the conversation on Proposition 51 centers around the need for school construction money to build new schools or fix up crumbling school structures that house millions of students. State money is used to match contributions made by local taxpayers to build and repair schools. If there is not enough money to accommodate school building, school boards look for other sources of revenue.

With Barbiturates And Martini, Sonoma Man Among First Californians To Die Under End-of-life Law | The Sacramento Bee
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How Can 'thankless' Tsa Screening Jobs Be Improved? Lawmakers Have Some Ideas
The turnover rate among part-time TSA agents is high and government officials offer ideas on how to fix it.

Never Trump Conservative Candidate Qualifies For Utah Presidential Ballot - Politico
Evan McMullin filed the required 1,000 signatures on Monday to be on the ballot.

Jerry Brown Moves To Slip Cap-and-trade Into Major Climate Bill | The Sacramento Bee
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State Lawmakers Approve Audit Of University Of California President's Office Following Inconsistent Numbers | The Daily Californian
A UC spokesperson could not be reached for comment before press time.

Why Donald Trump's 'rigged elections' warning could actually make his supporters less likely to vote

Rigged elections may not make for excited voters.

Is The Shift To Permanent Housing Making L.A.'s Homelessness Problem Even Worse?
Cutbacks in funding for transitional housing to build more permanent housing for the homeless may be responsible for the increase in people living on the street.

Commission on Presidential Debates announces polls to be used for securing spot
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Monday the five polls it will use to determine which candidates will make the stage in the fall's general election debates.

Santa Rosa Invites Marijuana Businesses To Step Out Of The Shadows | The Press Democrat
While she acknowledges that she may not have all the facts about what is an ongoing criminal investigation, Combs said she believes it has sent the wrong message to the industry at a delicate time in its transition.

How A Healthy Girl Entered California’s Foster Care System Only To Leave With Diabetes, Tremors
Today's high

Sessions: ‘there’s Cheating In Every Election’ - Politico
Revelations of his campaign chairman's financial dealings with Ukraine deepen the turmoil plaguing his presidential bid.

Trump To Propose Political Tests For Immigrants

As A Young Donald Trump Began His Real Estate Career, He Fought Hard Against Allegations Of Racial Bias
Allegations of housing discrimination have dogged Donald Trump since early in his career. He denies wrongdoing.

Ten years ago, Trump's campaign manager warned of a rigged election - in Ukraine

Wikileaks cables show how Manafort's 2006 arguments mirror the Trump campaign's in 2016.

Pavement Preservation: L.A. Fixes Mediocre Streets While The Worst Fall Into Further Disrepair
Even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts improving streets citywide, some areas rife with crumbling roads have seen them fall further into disrepair, a Times analysis shows.

George Shultz, Condoleezza Rice Conspicuously Silent On Trump - San Francisco Chronicle
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Chimney Fire Burns 4,000 Acres In San Luis Obispo County
Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County burns 4,000 acres

Study: Super Bowl 50 Gave Bay Area $240 Million Boost - Mercury News
The long-awaited report shows a fairly modest economic impact compared to other recent Super Bowls, but host committee leaders say that is because they insisted on using a conservative methodology that took into account money that would have flowed into the regional economy even if the game had been held elsewhere.

Katrina Pierson Claims Reporters 'literally Beat' Trump's Supporters - Politico
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Monday the five polls it will use to determine which candidates will make the stage in the fall's general...

Why plenty of Donald Trump supporters will believe that Hillary Clinton stole the election

A majority of Republicans believe that voter fraud is a major problem and that the system is rigged. But enough to throw an election?