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THE Nooner for September 17, 2016

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Happy Saturday! I hope you're having a great college football Saturday. I'll be quick so you can get back to the games.

It was a great Friday for the "doing the laundry" for Anthony Portantino. This should not be a competitive race, but Michael Antonovich's 30-6 year service in the non-partisan LA Board of Supes is challenging that.  Just from yesterday:

- Napa County Democratic Committee (Concord, CA)
$45,000
- California Democratic Party (Sacramento, CA)
$36,935
- Fresno County Democratic Central Committee (Fresno, CA)
$25,000
- San Luis Obispo County Democratic Central Committee (Sacramento, CA)
$25,000
- Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee (Sacramento, CA)
$25,000
- Tehama County Democratic Central Committee (Sacramento, CA)
$20,000

 

Wow. Lots of Pasadena interests there. Money and politics are intertwined, but we seriously need some changes. My belief is to raise limits and require 24 hour disclosure.

 

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The May Building

 

No election fraud charges against Ami Bera, says U.S. Justice Dept. [Denny Walsh @ SacBee] - “The U.S. Justice Department announced Friday that it has closed the books on its investigation of contributions to the campaign committee of Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove. The only result of the investigation was the prosecution of Bera’s father, Babulal Bera, who pleaded guilty to election fraud and was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. He was also fined $100,000 and ordered to serve three years under the supervision of federal probation authorities upon his release from prison.” 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Randle Communication's Julie Hooper, former Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, the Campaign for College Opportunity's Jessie Ryan!

 

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My Patient Rights

 

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  • Oakland based public relations, public affairs and Democratic political consulting firm, with a portfolio of high-profile clients seeks an experienced and talented communicator to join our team. Should have at least two years of experience. This is not a campaign job but campaign experience is valued. Resumes, .pdf preferred, to oaklandprsearch@gmail.com
     
  • Office Space for Rent: Quiet location two blocks away from Capitol.  Share space with a professional services firm.  Up to three offices in six-office suite (2,300 sqft).  Conference room, copy/printer room, reception, kitchenette, janitorial, parking.  Terms are negotiable. 1510 14th Street, Sacramento. (916) 444-7158.
  • The McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy presents “Executive Training on Negotiating Legislation & Policy: Skills & Strategy for Success on Friday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to Noon, at McGeorge (3200 Fifth Ave, Sacramento). Instructors: McGeorge Professor Jeffry Proske, and Fredericka McGee, '91, VP of California Government Affairs & Operations, American Beverage Association. Intended audience includes lawyers, and non-lawyers with responsibilities in legislation & policy. Participants will learn negotiation skills through an interactive presentation with simulated real-world exercises. MCLE. Breakfast Buffet at 8:30 a.m.. Cost: $50-General; $25-Gov’t/Alumni. Students and prospective students are free. Register at bit.ly/2bPJNfZ.

  • The McGeorge Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree is for professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning without a JD degree. Register for an information session September 21, 5:15 p.m.(State Capitol Room 2040):  The McGeorge Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree is for professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning without a JD degree. Register for an information session September 21, 5:15 p.m. (State Capitol Room 2040): bit.ly/1JzmVwq.

  • Emerge California is seeking a new Executive Director.  Are you a fierce advocate for growing the ranks of Democratic women in elected and appointed office? Are you dedicated to changing the face of politics by making our representation look as diverse as California?
    Consider applying today! Find the full job description here and send your resume and cover letter to the Search Committee at edsearch@emergeca.org. Join the Emerge team, and help advance our mission of identifying, training and encouraging women to run for local public office, get elected and seek higher office!
  • 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.

  • LOBBYING SUCCESS STARTS HERE. Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's Lobbying 101 and 201 seminars give you a comprehensive, real-world picture of lobbying in California -- the people, processes and best practices critical to helping you succeed. Sept. 22-23, $275 each / $500 for both. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy; Lobbying 201 explores the equally critical areas of Budget Advocacy, Regulatory Agency Advocacy, Lobbying the Administration and Media Relations. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff; organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists; newcomers to the profession. Information / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.
  • Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a part of it!: The Electricity Markets and Policy Group at LBNL is recruiting for a research position (job title: Scientific Engineering Associate). The Electricity Markets and Policy Group conducts technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy topics centered on the U.S. electricity sector.  Our current research seeks to inform public and private decision-making on public-interest issues related to energy efficiency and demand response, renewable energy, electricity resource and transmission planning, and electricity reliability.
  • 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

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Independent Expenditure Reports
Updated Hourly

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Rick Shea (Support) $944 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Chris Fite (Support) $946 09/02/2016 09/16/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Elva Salinas (Support) $0 09/02/2016 09/16/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Rick Shea (Support) $66,575 08/19/2016 09/16/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Chris Fite (Support) $944 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Rick Shea (Support) $53 09/09/2016 09/16/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Elena Adams (Support) $1,892 09/02/2016 09/16/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Rick Shea (Support) $3,784 09/02/2016 09/16/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Elena Adams (Support) $944 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
California Apartment Association Issues Committee Charter Amendment On Rent Control (Oppose) $17,500 08/30/2016 09/16/2016
California Apartment Association Issues Committee Charter Amendment On Rent Control (Oppose) $241,750 09/10/2016 09/16/2016
California Apartment Association Issues Committee Ordinance On Rent Control (Oppose) $152,250 09/10/2016 09/16/2016
Hadley For Assembly 2016; South Bay Residents For Better Schools & Jobs Supporting David Hadley (Support) $3,641 09/15/2016 09/16/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Marc Steinorth (Support) $49,589 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Lincoln Club Of Orange County State Pac, The Young Kim (Support) $17,500 09/15/2016 09/16/2016
Lincoln Club Of Orange County State Pac, The Ling Ling Chang (Support) $17,500 09/15/2016 09/16/2016
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $7,941 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $3,932 09/10/2016 09/16/2016
Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. Paul Joiner (Support) $1,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Anna Caballero (Support) $21,525 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $1,900 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Laura Friedman (Support) $54,705 09/17/2016 09/16/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $8,476 09/17/2016 09/16/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $5,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $29,715 09/17/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Jim Beall (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Steve Bradford (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Richard Roth (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Nancy Skinner (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Scott Weiner (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Eric Linder (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Ash Kalra (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Blanca Rubio (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Bill Dodd (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Cathleen Galgiani (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Evan Low (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Al Muratsuchi (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Joaquin Arambula (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Karina Cervantez-alejo (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Anthony Portantino (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Marc Steinorth (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Cheryl Brown (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Raul Bocanegra (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Henry Stern (Support) $10,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Issues Committee (porac Pic) Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings (Oppose) $50,000 09/16/2016 09/16/2016
Reyes For Assembly 2016, Sponsored By A Coalition Of Labor Unions And Environmental Justice Organizations; Neighbors United For A Stronger Middle Class To Support Eloise Eloise Reyes (Support) $138,374 09/15/2016 09/16/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Thomas Lackey (Support) $21,451 09/14/2016 09/15/2016
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Important Water Legislation Authored By Senator Cannella Signed Into Law
cannella.cssrc.us
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was pleased that his bill to safeguard groundwater was signed into law by Governor Brown today.

New law lets businesses to get EpiPen prescriptions to save lives
sfgate.com
SACRAMENTO — Restaurants, day care centers and other businesses will be able to stock and administer life-saving prescription medicine to immediately treat severe allergic reactions in their diners, pupils or customers, under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. The governor, however, took the unusual step of condemning the pharmaceutical company that makes the life-saving drug known as the EpiPen, or epinephrine auto-injectors, in a bill signing message that spoke of “unconscionable price increases.” AB1386 by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-San Jose, was sponsored by Mylan, a Pennsylvania-based drug-maker that has been pushing states to allow doctors to prescribe EpiPens to businesses and organizations so that the drug can be kept at workplaces and public places in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Supporters of the law said it will make the drug readily available in more locations in the event that someone suffers anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction most commonly from foods, insect stings, medications or latex. Brown said state governments can’t stop companies like Mylan from price gouging but that they can highlight their “rapacious corporate behavior.” A House Oversight Committee hearing is scheduled for Sept. 21 when lawmakers plan to question Mylan’s top executives, including chief executive Heather Bresch, about the company’s significant price increases. A 2014 law requires public schools in California to stock EpiPens and have someone on campus trained to use them, but increasingly states have been passing laws that allow businesses to ensure customers have access to the drug in places like restaurants, where severe allergic reactions to nuts or other foods can occur. “Every three minutes, an allergic reaction sends someone to the emergency room in the U.S.,” said Scott Riccio, senior vice president at the advocacy group Food Allergy Research & Education. AB1978 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, will create workplace protections for janitors who say their night time shifts make them targets for sexual harassment and assault. SB1095 by Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, will expand statewide screening of newborns by making it easier for the Department of Public Health to add new diseases to the list of what doctors screen for.

Voters Do Not Favor Abolishing California Death Penalty, Poll Finds
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gov. Brown signs law inspired by Berkeley balcony collapse, California seeks health care coverage for im...

Gov. Should Veto Bill That Adds Partisan Politics To Local Government :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
SB 958 sounds like a good idea, it sets up a 14 person commission to redistrict the five-member Los Angeles Board of Supervisors at the next round of redistricting in 2021. The problem is that it would be done by a partisan panel; the commission the bill establishes would have to reflect the partisan make-up of Los Angeles County.

Measure To Increase The State's Cigarette Tax Has A Big Lead, Poll Finds
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gov. Brown signs law inspired by Berkeley balcony collapse, California seeks health care coverage for im...

Sorry About The Cake, Mr. Blum | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Morain @
sacbee.com
Editorial page editor, political affairs columnist and editorial writer

How A Woman's Dead Cat Was Asked To Register To Vote - The Orange County Register
MARTIN WISCKOL @
ocregister.com
PiWacket, Phyllis Metcalfe’s Siamese who died last year, was sent a voter registration application this month along with a letter informing him that he did not appear to be registered to vote.

Faulconer Ally Backs Chargers' Stadium Initiative - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
The Chargers stadium initiative on the November ballot got a boost on Friday when the leader of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s 2015 stadium task force endorsed the measure.

Some Republicans Acknowledge Leveraging Voter ID Laws for Political Gain
nytimes.com
A trove of documents reveal Republican politicians drawing on fears of election fraud to prevent voters — usually Democratic — from casting ballots.

No Election Fraud Charges Against Ami Bera, Says U. S. Justice Dept | The Sacramento Bee
Denny Walsh @
sacbee.com
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Ex-berkeley Law School Dean Sues Over Sex Harassment Probe
bigstory.ap.org
The University of California treated white faculty members and administrators found to have committed sexual misconduct more leniently while threatening him with a campus ban and loss of tenure, Sujit Choudhry said in the federal discrimination lawsuit filed in San Francisco.

San Diego Unemployment Down In August - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
Fewer San Diegans were out of work in August despite the usual drop in tourism jobs, state officials reported Friday. 

With A Self-inflicted Wound, Trump Puts Himself In New Peril Against Clinton
latimes.com
The presidential campaign has followed a pattern: each candidate risen in response to the other’s failings and each has fallen due to self-inflicted wounds. This week provided ample evidence.

In Tv Ad, Ami Bera Hits Scott Jones Over Allegations Of Unwelcome Sexual Advances Toward Deputy | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Donald Trump Finally Concedes That President Obama Was Born In The U.S. After Years Of Promoting Conspiracy Theory
latimes.com
Donald Trump said he no longer believes President Obama was born outside the U.S.

California Ballot Battle Over Plastic Bag Ban Pits Environmental Activists Against Industry
mercurynews.com
Ballot Measures, California Ballot Measures

Ad of the Week: In Missouri Senate Race, Challenger Makes His Point With a Blindfold and Rifle
nytimes.com
A campaign ad shows Jason Kander, a veteran and a Democratic candidate for Senate in Missouri, explaining his support for background checks using a blindfold and an assault rifle.

Prop. 57 Partly Rolls Back Fixed Terms For Less-violent Felons - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
A recent registration system update means that all current site users and subscribers need to reset their passwords when logging in to SFGATE or SFChronicle.com for the first time, starting Thursday, September 15, 2016.

What Stoned Driving Looks Like And How California Might Regulate It | The Sacramento Bee
Peter Hecht @
sacbee.com
By Peter Hecht

Why superintendent was fired â
sfgate.com
Confronted with allegations that he misused school district resources, lied about an affair with an employee and bullied workers with his explosive temper, former Hayward superintendent Stan Dobbs grew visibly angry and hurled a profanity at the district’s investigator, according to a report. The 11-page report commissioned by the district prompted the school board to fire Dobbs early Thursday in a 3-0 vote that came at the end of a six-hour meeting that began Wednesday evening. The report looked into an episode in February, when Hayward school officials drew scrutiny for having former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald speak at Tennyson High School as he awaited trial on rape charges. [...] the investigator found it was “more likely than not” that Dobbs was well aware of McDonald’s visit, citing emails, text messages and reported conversations as well as Dobbs’ desire “to be in control of everything he touches.” The report said that when Dobbs served as treasurer for John Taylor’s Hayward City Council campaign in late 2015 and early 2016, Dobbs asked an employee of the school district to design a logo for Taylor, a violation of district policy. According to the report, Dobbs denied asking for the print job and claimed Taylor had named him treasurer without his permission. The next month, Dobbs lost his temper in the office of a female employee, the report said, storming out and slamming the door so hard he broke a picture frame on the wall. A change.org petition with more than 500 backers had urged the Hayward district not to fire Dobbs, saying the former superintendent boosted test scores and graduation rates and instilled a “college-going culture.”

Carlsbad Is King Of Patents - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
Innovation has found a home in Carlsbad, if the number of patents issued last year is any indication.

Ap, Other Media Sue FBI For Details On Iphone Hacking Tool
bigstory.ap.org
The lawsuit seeks records about the FBI's contract with an unidentified vendor who provided a tool to unlock the phone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people at a holiday gathering of county workers in December 2015.