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Happy Saturday folks! In SacTown, we'll be in the 90s the next four days, with today being the "coolest" at 92. Sunday, we're looking at 96, and Monday and Tuesday are forecasted to by 98. So much for fall!

US SENATE: Trailing in polls, Loretta Sanchez risks party alienation as she sharpens attack against fellow Democrat Kamala Harris [Phil Willon @ LAT] - “Behind in the polls and lagging in fundraising, Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez has shifted into attack mode in her effort to close the gap with the front-runner in California’s U.S. Senate race, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris.”

PROP 60: Voters to weigh in on condom mandate for porn stars [Eric Kurhi @ BANG] - “Call it a condom conundrum. On Nov. 8, California voters will decide whether to make the state famous for its film industry the first to force protective prophylactics on X-rated actors.”

PROP 61: California prescription drug measure has big, early lead [Tracy Seipel @ MercNews] - “The survey shows 50 percent of likely voters are inclined to vote yes on Proposition 61, while 16 percent say they’re likely to vote no. Thirty-four percent aren’t taking either side.”

PENDING: ‘Right-to-try’ experimental drug legislation still up in the air [David Siders @ SacBee] - “Here’s one significant piece of legislation we’re watching: Assembly Bill 1668 (Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier): Allows pharmaceutical companies to make not-yet-fully-approved treatments available to patients with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease.”

From Chris Michell of Aprea & Michell:  "Through yesterday (Friday, September 23), of the 789 bills that reached the Governor’s Desk after the close of the legislative session, he has acted upon 324 bills.  Of those, he has signed 296 bills and vetoed 28 bills (8.6% vetoed so far). That leaves 465 bills to be acted upon by this Friday’s deadline (7 days including today, which means about 66 bills per day need to be completed)."

THE SURGE: CA120: Voter registration is huge, partisan and volatile [Paul Mitchell @ Political Data/CapWeekly] - “Prior to the June Primary, California experienced a massive surge in voter registration.  More than 2.3 million voters registered, either for the first time, or as a re-registration. This was not only larger than any other primary election in the state’s history, it was larger than any general election.”

 

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RELOAD: The California Democratic Party, which is spending big on both offense and defense to work for supermajorities in both houses, pulled in $462,200 yesterday, likely for surges in IE. (The contributions over $35,200 can not be passed on directly to candidates.) That's a fine line, because it's hard to track money once it's "cleansed" through a party account. For example, the CDP gave Al Muratsuchi $80,000 yesterday. How to track if that was from amounts over $35,200 or not?

- Professional Engineers In California Government Pecg-Pac (Sacramento, CA) <more>
   $100,000  ...
- California Teachers Association - Issues Pac (Burlingame, CA) <more>
   $100,000  ...
- Pg&e Corporation (San Francisco, CA) <more>
   $79,000  ...
- Bloom For Assembly 2016 (Santa Monica, CA) <more>
   $58,000  ...
- Tony Thurmond For Assembly 2016 (Oakland, CA) <more>
   $50,000  ...
- Dr. Weber For Assembly 2016 (San Marcos, CA) <more>
   $35,200  ...
- Re-Elect Ken Cooley For Assembly 2016 (Sacramento, CA) <more>
   $25,000  ...
- Californians For Fair Justice (San Francisco, CA) <more>
   $5,000  ... 

VETOED: Once again, Jerry Brown's veto pen stings four cities [Jeff Horseman @ PE] - “The governor’s office announced the veto of SB 817 on Friday, Sept. 23. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, would have restored vehicle license fee revenue to Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar, which lost the income stream in 2011.”

PROP 47: ‘Reckless experiment’ or hope for criminal justice reform? [Susan Abram @ LADN] - “Voters gave Prop. 47 the nod in November 2014, mandating that six low-level property and drug offenses would be reclassified from felonies to misdemeanors.”

SPLIT OUR TICKET PLEASE, SERVER: 'Republicans for Clinton' back down-ticket GOP candidates [Martin Wisckol @ OCR] - “The group goes by the name R4C16 -- Republicans for Clinton ‘16. Unlike [Mike] Schroeder and Ling Ling Chang, who say they won’t be voting for either major party candidate, R4C16, is actively campaigning to both defeat Trump and maintain Republican majorities in the House and Senate.”

California relaxes restriction on birth control refills [David Siders @ SacBee] - “California will drop its prohibition on pharmacies providing any more than a three-month supply of birth control pills, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing legislation Friday blessing allotments of up to a year. Senate Bill 999, by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Aguora Hills, was supported by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and other groups that said the measure would make it easier for women to consistently use contraceptives.” 

There's a pretty powerful and even funny video on the home page of this independent voter registration effort's home page. While no candidate is mentioned, you can guess where actors like Don Cheadle, Robert Downey, Jr. Martin Sheen and others fall.

Finally, it's not political, but funny. Conan O'Brien and Steven Yuen (The Walking Dead) visit a spa (legit one) in KoreaTown. Hilarity ensues.

#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Steve Cruz, Cynthia Leon, Berman Obaldia, and Joanne Wendler!

 

 

CLASSIFIEDS 

  • CJAC Issue Briefing: The Nuisance of Misguided Public Nuisance Litigation - September 28, 2016: Please join the Civil Justice Association of California on September 28 for a complimentary luncheon and panel discussion regarding the effect of nuisance litigation on policy, politics, and local government. The Issue Briefing will be held in the Cafeteria 15L Ultra Room, 1116 15th Street, Sacramento, CA, from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm. FREE MCLE Credit. Details: cjac.org/blog/Issue_Briefing_September_28/. To RSVP, contact Debbie Edgar at dedgar@cjac.org

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Place your classified ad here for $35/week.

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

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) Elena Adams (Support) $325 09/22/2016 09/23/2016
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) $325 09/22/2016 09/23/2016
Bloomfield, Bill David F. Hadley (Support) $30,289 09/22/2016 09/23/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Catharine Baker (Support) $44,017 09/07/2016 09/23/2016
California Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth In American Government Fund (non-profit 501 (c) 5) Death Penalty (Oppose) $1,200 09/06/2016 09/23/2016
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Catharine Baker (Support) $30,477 09/23/2016 09/23/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $65,825 09/22/2016 09/23/2016
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $2,385 09/23/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Laura Friedman (Support) $29,255 09/24/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $30,083 09/24/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee James Harris (Support) $19,092 09/24/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $33,561 09/22/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $1,650 09/24/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $2,250 09/23/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Laura Friedman (Support) $337,184 05/13/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $6,981 09/23/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Anna Caballero (Support) $22,792 09/24/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $35,000 09/26/2016 09/23/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Ardy Kassakhian (Oppose) $30,502 05/14/2016 09/23/2016
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of The Pacific Southwest Pac Sabrina Cervantes (Support) $1,318 09/02/2016 09/23/2016
Svea Teachers Pac Suzie Swartz (Support) $3,363 09/23/2016 09/23/2016
Svea Teachers Pac Edward Wong (Support) $3,363 09/23/2016 09/23/2016
Svea Teachers Pac   $2,355 09/23/2016 09/23/2016
Svea Teachers Pac David Johnson (Support) $1,008 09/23/2016 09/23/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $37,491 09/22/2016 09/23/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $37,435 09/22/2016 09/23/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $66 09/20/2016 09/23/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $80 09/21/2016 09/23/2016
Veen Firm, P.c.; The Jane Kim (Support) $4,200 09/23/2016 09/23/2016
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
FPPC probes state Democratic Party for donations to Jerry Brown
sfgate.com
SACRAMENTO — The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating allegations that the California Democratic Party funneled more than $4 million in political donations from oil and energy companies into the most recent gubernatorial campaigns of Gov. Jerry Brown. The Consumer Watchdog report said that “fossil fuel-reliant” companies made their contributions as the governor was engaged in a public campaign to combat climate change. Consumer Watchdog president Jamie Court said those contributions, from companies including Chevron, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and Occidental Petroleum Corp., appeared to flow from the party to Brown’s campaign in almost equal amounts, sometimes in close proximity. Seven days later, the Democratic Party donated $300,000 to Brown’s campaign for governor, which Consumer Watchdog alleges was the money Chevron intended to go to Brown after the company had already given the maximum allowed under law of $54,400 directly to his campaign. The Consumer Watchdog report highlighted other donations from energy and oil interests around the time lawmakers were voting on major legislation. The commission already has an open investigation from March into Brown’s top aide Nancy McFadden regarding a Consumer Watchdog complaint that she failed to properly disclose her stock in her former employer, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Allegations That Oil Money Was Funneled To Gov. Jerry Brown's Campaign Will Be Investigated By State Watchdog
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: New law will allow a year's worth of birth control pills, police chiefs oppose Prop 63 gun efforts'

Darrell Steinberg Takes A Stand On Pot Legalization Initiative | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Encourage Reversible Lane Use
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: New law will allow a year's worth of birth control pills, police chiefs oppose Prop 63 gun efforts'

With Eye Toward 2018, Antonio Villaraigosa Starring In Tv Ads | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Trailing In Polls, Loretta Sanchez Risks Party Alienation As She Sharpens Attack Against Fellow Democrat Kamala Harris
latimes.com
Rep. Loretta Sanchez in recent weeks has been sharpening her attacks against rival Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate race but thus far going negative hasn’t dented Harris’ status as the front runner.

Capitol Roundup: Medical Bills, Gas Leaks, Birth Control And More New Laws - Capradio.org
Ben Bradford @
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

'republicans For Clinton' Back Down-ticket GOP Candidates - The Orange County Register
MARTIN WISCKOL @
ocregister.com
There’s concern among Republicans -- and hope among Democrats -- that Donald Trump’s high unfavorable ratings will prompt some GOP voters to stay home, hurting not only Trump’s chances but also down-ticket Republican candidates.

Gov. Brown Kicks Smokers Out Of Bleachers At Youth Sports Events
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: New law will allow a year's worth of birth control pills, police chiefs oppose Prop 63 gun efforts'

Shell Oil To Pay California $20 Million Over False Claims | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
By Dale Kasler

Judge refuses to toss wrongful death case against Berkeley police
Filipa A. Ioannou @
sfgate.com
A federal judge refused to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit that accuses Berkeley police of improper conduct in a 2013 case in which officers restrained a black, transgender woman who stopped breathing and died. Moore’s father, Arthur Moore, sued Berkeley police, alleging officers “unlawfully seized, restrained, arrested and battered” his daughter. A coroner’s report found the cause of death to be a mix of codeine and methamphetamine, along with poor cardiovascular health and obesity. [...] in a review leaked to UC Berkeley’s campus paper, the Daily Californian, in 2013, the Police Review Commission wrote that Officer Gwendolyn Brown did not consistently monitor Moore’s vital signs. A separate doctor’s report cited by Moore’s team found that pressure on Kayla Moore’s upper chest was a contributing factor in her death. The case has drawn attention from activists who say transgender people of color are especially vulnerable to police brutality. On Friday, activists and supporters of the Moore family filled the six rows of Breyer’s courtroom at the Phillip Burton Federal Courthouse in San Francisco, many wearing shirts emblazoned with Moore’s face and the hashtag #BlackTransLivesMatter. Qualified immunity protects public servants from damages in civil suits unless they violate civil or statutory rights “of which a reasonable person would have known.”

Yahoo Hit With Class-action Lawsuit Over Massive Data Breach
mercurynews.com
Mere hours after news that hundreds of millions of Yahoo user accounts had been hacked, users of the firm's services filed a class-action suit accusing Yahoo of deception, misrepresentation, invasion of privacy, negligence and failing to notify users about the breach within a reasonable time.

Heated Debate Over Tougher Punishment For Sex Crimes As Some Worry It Could Unfairly Affect California's Minorities
latimes.com
Bills on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk toughen punishment for sex crimes, and some policy advocates argue they could hurt communities of color. But supporters say the measures are long overdue.

May I Have Your Autograph: Celebrity Culture & Consumer Protection :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
Chang joined fellow Assembly members Evan Low and Cristina Garcia, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, and West Covina police chief David Faulkner, representing the California Police Chiefs Association, at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank Tuesday to celebrate the new legislation.

Sf Supe Candidate Fewer Sought Donations From Subordinates - 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.

Time to fix public financing of presidential candidates, FEC member says

Ann Ravel, one of the Federal Election Commission's outspoken members, wants the FEC to recommend legislation to Congress that would dramatically change the system.

Judge Blocks Laguna Beach Apartment Complex Over Coastal Commissioners' Disclosure Lapses
latimes.com
A judge has blocked permitting for an apartment complex in Laguna Beach in part because California Coastal Commissioners failed to properly disclose meetings with developers

Police Might Not Know Where Their Guns Are, And The Law Says That's OK - The Orange County Register
TONY SAAVEDRA @
ocregister.com
Southern California police agencies regularly lose track of all manner of firearms, from high-powered rifles and grenade launchers to standard service handguns – weapons that often wind up on the street.

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Allowing Rural Hospitals To Hire Doctors | The Press Democrat
Martin Espinoza @
pressdemocrat.com
With a few exceptions, state law currently prohibits hospitals from hiring doctors directly.

Anthem Protest Spreads To Oakland City Council - 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.

Donald Trump Asks This Columnist For Advice, And That's No Lie
latimes.com
We've entered a post-truth era with this campaign, let's embrace it