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THE Nooner for September 5, 2016

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Do the right thing and pass SB 32!



Happy Labor Day! Take a moment today to appreciate the eight-hour day, paid sick leave, etc., as well as the hard working residents who work in the fields as you wat the food raised by them at your barbecue.

CA07 (East Sacto County): Ami Bera, Scott Jones ramp up campaigns for Congress, answer criticism [Ellen Garrison @ SacBee] - “As the November election draws near, U.S. Rep. Ami Bera and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones are ramping up their campaigns for the 7th congressional district.”

THE DEAN SPEAKETH: The Legislature helped poor people and farmworkers but skipped the middle class [George Skelton @ LAT] - “The California Legislature capped its two-year session by passing a load of liberal bills to help poor people, including farmworkers. That’s good, but what about middle-class folks?”



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TIME LIMITS: California wants to make it easier to prosecute old rape cases. But how much would a new law really help? [Maura Dolan @ LAT] - “Gov. Jerry Brown, who has vetoed bills to extend legal deadlines for filing lawsuits over child sex abuse, must now decide whether to abolish time limits for  charging someone with rape, sodomy, lewd or lascivious acts, oral copulation, and continuous sex abuse of a child. Most of the crimes now carry a 10-year statute of limitation.”

Lobbying for California's 2.3 million community college students with a $0 budget [Katy Murphy @ BANG] - “It was the most successful year yet for the amateur lobbyists of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges, owing largely to the sacrifices and sheer stamina of its recent leaders. As the legislative session came to a close this week, five of the seven bills the students championed were on their way to the governor's desk or awaiting his signature, including one that would require two-year schools to give their homeless students access to showers on campus.” 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Dawn Clover, Valeria Hernandez, and retired education leader Scott Plotkin!



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  • STATE TREASURER JOHN CHIANG discusses his career and run for Governor in this exclusive interview:  vimeo.com/181259980 
  • Research Associate position with EdInsights, through University Enterprises, Inc. on the Sac State Campus
    The Education Insights Center (EdInsights) is an entirely self-supporting unit of the California State University, Sacramento. EdInsights works to inform and improve policymaking and practice for K-12 education, community colleges, and public universities. The Research Associate position is responsible for conducting evaluation research in support of the California Community Colleges Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) evaluation. This will involve qualitative and quantitative data and will require fieldwork, interviews, policy analysis, case studies, advanced statistical analysis of large and small data sets, and other analytical approaches. Apply by 9/2/2016 to be considered.

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  • The American Civil Liberties Union of California seeks an outgoing, results-driven, and experienced advocate who is passionate about advancing many of the most important – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil rights and liberties in our State Capitol. Please see job description for details.
  • 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. www.ccsa.org/about/careers/legal-secretary.html
Lobbying For California's 2.3 Million Community College Students With A $0 Budget - Eastbaytimes.com
It was the most successful year yet for the amateur lobbyists of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges, owing largely to the sacrifices and sheer stamina of its recent leaders. As the legislative session came to a close this week, five of the seven bills the students championed were on their way to the governor's desk or awaiting his signature, including one that would require two-year schools to give their homeless students access to showers on campus.

Ami Bera, Scott Jones Ramp Up Campaigns For Congress, Answer Criticism | The Sacramento Bee
Ellen Garrison @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

The Legislature Helped Poor People And Farmworkers But Skipped The Middle Class
George rails against some legislative actions, and writes that lawmakers should have done more for the middle class.

Secretive Foe Attacks Google Over Government Influence - Eastbaytimes.com
It has faced a well-financed campaign by Oracle, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Nokia and others against its European operations, plus a similar action driven by Yelp. It's been targeted in a lawsuit by AT&T over access to utility poles for Google Fiber.

Brown To Consider Bill Preventing Sale Of Orange County Fairgrounds
A bill that would prevent the sale of the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's review.

Who Favors Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Candidate for President?
Polls indicate that Mr. Johnson, who took less than 1 percent of the vote in 2012, is on track to do better than any third-party candidate in 20 years.

Political Lessons Clinton, Trump, Sanchez Can Learn From Kaepernick - San Francisco Chronicle
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California's Healthy Kids Programs Fade As Undocumented Children Gain Access To Medi-cal - Eastbaytimes.com
Jocelyn Wiener, Kaiser Health News @
The parents tried bringing down the fever, but it didn't work. The baby started convulsing. An ambulance whisked the terrified young family to a hospital. There, a social worker met with them.

Pressure Grows On Faulconer Over Stadium | Sandiegouniontribune.com
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer presented a new stadium draft EIR and new financing plan for a new stadium at the Qualcomm Stadium site in August 2015. — K.C. Alfred

On the Clock With Candidates at Their Fake Jobs
Happy Labor Day. Here are some presidential contenders, past and present, who have mined coal and worked an assembly line—for a photo op, at least.

Immigration is dominating the election conversation on Twitter

Immigration and racial issues have been major topics on the social platform lately.

Santa Monica Flyaway Gets The Axe After Losing $1.17 Million | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
A patron passes the Flyaway shuttle service bus at Union Station Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. Damian Dovarganes/AP

Labor Day Edition -- Obamas Could Fetch 45 Mil For Book Contracts -- Intel Probing Russian Influence On U.S. Elections -- Abc Nabs Clinton/kaine Interview -- B’day: April Ryan - Politico
After landing in Hangzhou on Saturday, Obama was forced to walk down a no-frills ramp at the back of his plane, rather than the usual red-carpeted staircase...

Cracking The Code: Kevin Demoff Helps Rams Find Their Way Back To L.A.
All Kevin Demoff wanted to do was get on with the basketball game. But everyone else on the court was frozen in place, transfixed by the familiar, hulking man in the stands. It was Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who had slipped into the gymnasium of the small school in Brentwood to watch...

Trump: Only Natural Disasters Will Keep Me From Debating Clinton - Politico
Both Trump's and Clinton's transitions now appear more or less on track with where candidate Barack Obama was at this stage in 2008.