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THE Nooner for October 4, 2016

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Happy Golden 1 Center opening day! Can't wait to see Paul McCartney tonight!

PROP 64: Why the medical marijuana community is split over legalizing recreational use [Patric McGreevy @ LAT] - "The initiative could create a flood of new customers for Davies’ nonprofit Canna Care pot shop, which is located in the back of an industrial park on the outskirts of Sacramento. But Davies fears the Nov. 8 ballot measure will result in big corporations driving out small operators, and the government setting steep taxes and fees on cannabis that will put it out of reach for many of her mostly low-income customers." 

PROP 65: The California Republican Party reported receiving $675,000 from the No on 56 campaign, the tobacco tax increase. The committee is almost entirely funded by tobacco money.

US SENATE: Loretta Sanchez is attacking Kamala Harris for writing the title and summary for Prop. 57, which is being blamed for partially increasing the violent crime rate. Of course, Harris was doing what the office requires to do. It's a lot easier being in the minority of a largely do-nothing Congress.

VETOFEST: Gov. Jerry Brown, in 14th year as governor, hits a new high in vetoes [Dan Walters @ SacBee] — "In his 14th year as governor, Brown appeared to be a little more impatient with legislators. This year, he vetoed a higher proportion of measures they sent to his desk, 159 of 1,059, or 15.01 percent, than he had rejected in any of his previous 13 years in the governorship."

THE TRUMP FACTOR: Will these Southern California Republicans keep their Assembly seats despite Trump? [Christine Man-Duc @ LAT] - "Both challengers have tried mightily to link Trump to their Republican opponents, hoping Californians’ unfavorable opinions of the presidential nominee might sway a close race. It’s an unorthodox tactic to tie a state race to a presidential campaign but, political consultants say, this is turning out to be an unorthodox year."

THE NOD: Gov. Brown endorses Democrats in six House races [Sarah D. Wire @ LAT] - "Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed six House candidates Monday, all of whom are fighting to keep or flip a seat for the Democrats." 

ED MATTERS: Gender-neutral bathrooms and access to ethnic studies classes are two of the new laws affecting California schools [Howard Blume @ LAT] - "A gender-neutral bathroom law, Assembly Bill 1732, was one of many measures with an effect on education that Gov. Jerry Brown signed during the legislative session that ended Friday."

BOO: Bennigan’s to open, Cafe Bernardo to close, in downtown Sacramento [SacBee] - "Bennigan's, a Dallas-based restaurant chain described as specializing in "American fare with a friendly Irish hospitality" announced Monday that it will open a restaurant in downtown Sacramento near the Golden 1 Center . . . The restaurant will be located at the corner of 10th and K streets, in space currently occupied by KBar and Cafe Bernardo." 

 

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Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Cheryl Brown (Support) $4,563 10/03/2016 10/03/2016
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) $56 09/25/2016 10/03/2016
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) $91 09/27/2016 10/03/2016
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) $56 09/25/2016 10/03/2016
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) $56 09/25/2016 10/03/2016
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) $83 09/27/2016 10/03/2016
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) $91 09/27/2016 10/03/2016
Antonovich State Senate 2016; Californians In Support Of Mike Mike Antonovich (Support) $61,815 10/03/2016 10/03/2016
California Citrus Mutual Political Action Committee Ling Ling Chang (Support) $5,000 10/03/2016 10/03/2016
California Citrus Mutual Political Action Committee Steve Fazio (Support) $5,000 10/03/2016 10/03/2016
California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Mae Torlakson (Support) $1,000 10/03/2016 10/03/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Abigail Medina (Oppose) $35,878 10/03/2016 10/03/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Cheryl Brown (Support) $39,905 10/03/2016 10/03/2016
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Proposition 64 Has Divided The Medical Marijuana Community, With Many Planning To Vote 'no' To Legalizing Recreational Use
latimes.com
Come November, medical pot dispensary operator Lanette Davies won’t be joining others in her industry in voting for Proposition 64, a measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

Gov. Jerry Brown, In 14th Year As Governor, Hits A New High In Vetoes | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Observations on California and its politics

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Requiring Gender-neutral Single-user Restrooms | The Daily Californian
dailycal.org
On Sept. 29, Gov. Jerry Brown signed bill AB 1732 into law, requiring single-user restrooms that are open to the public to be all-gender inclusive, which comes after a long string of protests for gender-neutral restrooms by students at UC Berkeley.

Two California Congresswomen Rip State Democratic Party For Willingness To Attack Rep. Loretta Sanchez In Senate Race
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Taking stock of this year's legislative session'

Time To Cram: California's 17 Ballot Measure Propositions Explained - Capradio.org
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

San Diego Leaders Urge Support For Plastic Bag Ban | Kpbs
Susan Murphy @
kpbs.org
Environmental leaders and San Diego City Council president Sherri Lightner urged support Monday for Proposition 67, a California measure on the November ballot to uphold a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

Trump, Clinton Tax Plans Lack Proposals For Major Reform - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
There’s little doubt that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign will hammer Donald Trump through election day on a report that he would have been able to avoid paying personal income taxes for 18 years, thanks to $916 million in business losses that were listed on a leaked fragment of his 1995 tax return.

Stadium Opponents Attack Faulconer Endorsement - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
Opponents of the Chargers stadium ballot measure say recent promises the team made to Mayor Kevin Faulconer are vague, not legally binding and still wouldn’t eliminate many of the initiative’s flaws.

Negligence Lawsuit Against Former Rep. Duncan Hunter Is Dismissed
latimes.com
A lawsuit filed earlier this year against former Rep. Duncan Hunter has been dismissed, and the judge made sure the case will not be refiled.

Voters To Get Final Say On Gavin Newsom’s Gun Rights Initiative
sbsun.com
Today's high

Trump Boasts About 'brilliantly' Using The Tax Laws - Politico
politico.com
Barbara Lee and Linda Sanchez are racing behind the scenes to lock up votes in an inside-baseball leadership election.

Woman Reports Rape At Stanford On Day Gov. Brown Signed Law Inspired By Brock Turner Case
latimes.com
A woman was raped in a student dorm at Stanford University on Friday, the same day Gov. Brown signed a law spurred by the Brock Turner case that would toughen sentences for sex assault convictions.

Audio: Human Voter Guide Returns, Says Get Ready For Early Voting | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
Felix Martinez of El Sereno votes at a polling place inside Barrio Action Youth & Family Center on Tuesday afternoon, June 7, 2016, during the California primary election. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Prosecutors Who Withhold Or Tamper With Evidence Now Face Felony Charges
latimes.com
Amid an ongoing controversy in the Orange County courthouse involving accusations of prosecutorial misconduct, a new law will ratchet up penalties for California prosecutors who tamper with evidence or hide exculpatory material from the defense. Under the law, which was introduced by Assemblywoman...

Obama postpones Florida trip, Clinton campaign rally due to Hurricane Matthew

Obama had planned to visit Tampa and Miami to promote his health care law and campaign for Hillary Clinton.

House Dems Court Votes In Leadership Battle - Politico
politico.com
Barbara Lee and Linda Sanchez are racing behind the scenes to lock up votes in an inside-baseball leadership election.

Senator To Push Bill To Let Wells Fargo Customers Sue Over Unauthorized Accounts
latimes.com
The escalating scandal also drew the attention of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who in a speech criticized the San Francisco bank and other companies that use the fine print in customer contracts to force disputes into private arbitration instead of allowing consumers to go to court.

Family asks for murder charges in Sacramento police shooting
sfgate.com
The family of a mentally ill man killed by Sacramento police demanded Monday that federal officials open a civil rights investigation and that murder charges be brought against a pair of officers who were caught on video trying to run over the man moments before fatally shooting him. The deadly July 11 encounter happened shortly after callers told 911 dispatchers that a man — later identified as Joseph Mann, 50, who was homeless at the time — was acting erratically and had a gun in his possession. Officers, seeing he had a knife in his hand but no firearm, followed him for several blocks onto Del Paso Boulevard in Sacramento. Officers John Tennis and Randy Lozoya rushed to the scene to provide backup and within seconds of arriving said they would use their squad car to strike Mann — a move that bewildered experts in police use of force and sent outrage through parts of the community. In the dash-cam footage, one of the officers says, “F- this guy” as their patrol car barrels down the street. The two officers remain employed with the Sacramento Police Department on modified duty, said Officer Matthew McPhail, a police spokesman. John Burris, a civil rights attorney representing Mann’s family, called their actions premeditated murder. Ed Obayashi, a deputy sheriff and legal adviser for Plumas County on use of force, who’s been following the case, noted that Tennis and Lozoya escalated the situation without communicating their intentions to other officers at the scene. In 2012, Tennis’ ex-wife got a restraining order against him after reporting that he physically and verbally abused her and their children, according to court records obtained by private investigators hired by attorneys for Mann’s family. Two years later, Tennis’ drinking problems landed him in hot water with the internal affairs department, causing him to miss several days of work, records show. In a settlement between the police union and city, Tennis had to read two books and do research on alcoholism. McPhail, the police spokesman, directed questions about the July 11 incident to City Attorney James Sanchez, who did not respond to requests for comment Monday.

Pennsylvania Was Once Merely Important In Presidential Elections. Now, It's Hillary Clinton's Firewall
latimes.com
Ohio may be moving toward Donald Trump, Florida remains a toss up, but Hillary Clinton's campaign remains convinced that if all else fails, Pennsylvania is where they can block Trump.

California Senate Republicans Earn Perfect Score For Supporting Small Businesses
cssrc.us
Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a small business organization with thousands of California members, unveiled its 2016 legislative voting record. Every member of the Senate Republican Caucus earned an impressive perfect score for supporting small businesses.

Trump's full speech on taxes in Colorado

On Oct. 3, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in Pueblo, Colo., where he spoke about his past financial troubles and his "responsibility" to pay the smallest amount of taxes possible.