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THE Nooner for September 25, 2016

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Happy Sunday folks! It was a sad Sunday Morning, as Charles Osgood signed off after 22 years, and handed the chair to Jane Pauley. Osgood will continue on the radio, but we'll miss him on the teevee as the lead-in to Face The Nation.

PROP 64: Darrell Steinberg takes a stand on pot legalization initiative [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - “Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg, a veteran of legislative battles over medical cannabis, said Friday he supports the fall initiative to fully legalize recreational marijuana in California.”

WHAT'S LEFT? How will Jerry Brown act on sexual assault, juvenile confinement bills? [David Siders @ SacBee] — “Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation granting legal protections to Californians who smash car windows to rescue sweltering animals. But coming up on his Sept. 30 deadline to act on hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature, Brown has yet to sign or veto several higher profile public safety measures.”

SUTTER APPROVES: Bill signed to protect Californians who smash car windows to free sweltering dogs [David Siders @ SacBee] - “Offering relief to dogs stuck in hot cars, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation letting Californians in limited cases – and without fear of civil liability – smash car windows to set them free.”

US SENATE: U.S. Senate candidates Harris and Sanchez putting voters to sleep [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - “The duel between Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez is California’s first for a vacant U.S. Senate seat in 24 years, and also the first statewide race between two candidates of the same party under California’s top-two primary system. The dynamics of the latter factor appear to be overshadowing the former.”



CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Self-driving trucks threaten one of America’s top blue-collar jobs [Natalie Citroen @ LAT] - “Carmaking giants and ride-sharing upstarts racing to put autonomous vehicles on the road are dead set on replacing drivers, and that includes truckers. Trucks without human hands at the wheel could be on American roads within a decade, say analysts and industry executives.” 

LA-LA-LAND: Dueling legacies in the race to replace Don Knabe on Board of Supervisors [Abby Sewell @ LAT]:

The political betting had U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn easily winning a Los Angeles County supervisor seat and taking her place on the dais where her legendary father, Kenneth Hahn, wielded power for decades.

But Hahn fell short of the majority needed to win outright in June’s primary, with 47% of the vote to rival Steve Napolitano’s 37%. Now, she is facing a tough fight in November — one that will determine just how far leftward the Board of Supervisors will tilt in the coming years.


#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Joseph Devlin, Djibril DropAnne Dunsmore, and Jonathan Feldman!




  • 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: To RSVP, contact Debbie Edgar at

  • 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
  • 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 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:
  • 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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Independent Expenditure Reports

CommitteeCandidate (Support/Oppose)AmountReceived DateReport DateKeep California GoldenCathleen Galgiani (Support)$27,00009/08/201609/25/2016

U.S. Senate Candidates Harris And Sanchez Putting Voters To Sleep | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
Observations on California and its politics

Political Watchdog Won't Investigate Brown Over 'dirty Hands' Report - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
The California Fair Political Practices Commission will investigate donations made to the California Democratic Party by privately owned utilities and other energy interests.

Coastal Commission To Gain Environmental Justice Member To Represent Low-income Communities
Update on 'Essential Politics: New law will allow a year's worth of birth control pills, police chiefs oppose Prop 63 gun efforts'

Chp: Motorcycle Club Associate Fatally Shot On I-80 In Truckee | The Sacramento Bee
Anita Chabria @
By Anita Chabria

Ryan On Trump’s Tax Plans: 'congress Writes These Laws' - Politico
"This is new for Donald so I think he should probably overprepare for it."

Flashlights On Guns Can Cause Cops Problems - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @

Pasadena Will Tax Netflix, Hulu And Your City Might Be Next
Today's high

Will San Luis Obispo County Follow The Lead Of Benicia And Ban Oil Trains, Or Capitulate To Phillips 66?
Due to a quirk in the law, San Luis Obispo County can deny a permit that would allow Phillips 66 to bring three oil trains a week across California. Will it?

Meet The Daughter Of Migrant Workers Helping Clinton Defeat Trump | The Sacramento Bee
David Goldstein @
By David Goldstein

Why Escort Ads Continue — In Spite Of Law Enforcement Objections
Today's high

Brown Signs Bill Making Cpr Training A Requirement For High School Graduation -
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Conway Denies Trump Campaign Ties To Russia Figure - Politico
"He's certainly not part of the campaign I'm running," she says of Carter Page.

Rose Pak Recalled As A Chinatown, And Sf, Original - San Francisco Chronicle
A recent registration system update means that all current site users and subscribers need to reset their passwords when logging in to SFGATE or for the first time, starting Thursday, September 15, 2016.

How The Moon And Big Tides Could Be A Trigger For Big Earthquakes
How the moon and big tides could be a trigger for big earthqaukes

Altschool Wants To Sell Software To Other Schools - San Francisco Chronicle
A recent registration system update means that all current site users and subscribers need to reset their passwords when logging in to SFGATE or for the first time, starting Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Wells Fargo Could Take Back More Than $50 Million From Embattled Ceo
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf could lose millions in unvested stock options over the fake accounts scandale that has enveloped the San Francisco banking giant.

Rose Pak recalled as a Chinatown â
Rose Pak was remembered for her tough love, dedication to Chinatown and voracious appetite for San Francisco politics at a funeral service Saturday that included speeches and appearances from the city’s top movers and shakers and, in true Pak fashion, a few jabs at her foes. Because of Pak, said former Mayor Willie Brown, “every board and commission in San Francisco ended up with an Asian representative.” Fred Lau, the first Asian American police chief of a major city, who served from 1996 to 2002. A political leader who never held elected office. From that position, Pak raised money for her favored politicians, gave them introductions into the fast-growing Asian community and provided them with guidance, support and campaign workers. “Sure, she was tough as nails and relentless, sometimes painfully so, but it was always in the service of our community,” recalled Mayor Ed Lee, who was on the receiving end of both Pak’s generosity and wrath. Gordon Chin, founding director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, recalled Pak’s voracious appetite, both for food food and politics. [...] it was coffee at 3:30, which gave him just a few hours before dinner, a three-hour event that included more political discussion. Malcolm Yeung, deputy director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, recalled that when he first met Pak he was a commissioner on the San Francisco Elections Commission. [...] Yeung said, “as long as you exhibited character and value she wouldn’t give up on you, no matter what she said to your face.”

Latino Voter Offers Kaine A Personal Endorsement - Politico
A Georgia woman tells Kaine she'll vote for Clinton "so my parents can stay here longer."