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If you can, get your butt to Golden 1 Center tonight for the second Paul McCartney concert--pay whatever it takes, there are plenty of tickets on StubHub. Last night was amazing.I've seen Paul three times, but this was the best in a great new arena. By the end of the concert, you forget that you are there to worship our new downtown temple. Paul probably won't be touring much longer, so take advantage while you can.

As I walked to the arena, all I could think was how much this city has changed. I've only lived here about two years, but have worked here for 22 years. It's an amazing change to what was a commuter city that emptied out every night. The "city" is really becoming a city again, and the arena is an exclamation point.

If you're stuck on the couch, you have a choice tonight of Giants v. Mets in a win-or-die wild card game or a debate between Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez.

US SENATE: United Farm Workers back Harris over Sanchez for U.S. Senate [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - "Democrat Kamala Harris, who early in her U.S. Senate campaign won the support of labor leader Dolores Huerta, on Wednesday picked up the endorsement of the iconic organization she co-founded, the United Farm Workers."

A cheat sheet for the Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez U.S. Senate debate [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - "California voters longing for a one-on-one confrontation between the two Democrats competing to succeed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer get their wish at 7 p.m., when Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez debate in Los Angeles."

Meanwhile, most of us will be watching the Giants wild card game or attending the second night of Sir. Paul in SacTown.

MONEY MATTERS: Huge impacts of California measures attract big campaign money [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "Spending by moneyed interest groups to pass or kill California ballot measures may set a record this year and could approach a half-billion dollars."

FUNNIEST HEADLINE OF THE DAY: Trump reportedly angry after being 'upstaged' by Mike Pence 

Uh, no, you are not upstaged by a VP candidate. You clearly downstaged yourself.

 

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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) Rick Shea (Support) $16,813 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
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) Tim Caruthers (Oppose) $4,694 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
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) Steve Babbitt (Oppose) $845 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
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) Mark Wyland (Oppose) $16,813 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
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) Kevin G. Conover (Oppose) $1,182 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
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) Richard Preciado (Oppose) $845 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
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) James Stieringer (Oppose) $1,182 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
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) Rolland E. Slade (Oppose) $845 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
Bloomfield, Bill David F. Hadley (Support) $22,541 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Marc Berman (Support) $27,178 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Eric Linder (Support) $49,757 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Ling Ling Chang (Support) $117,576 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Catharine Baker (Support) $30,802 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Anna Caballero (Support) $68,500 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Catharine Baker (Support) $134,059 09/21/2016 10/04/2016
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Marc Berman (Support) $15,716 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Bill Dodd (Support) $180,450 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $37,455 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Bill Dodd (Support) $194,485 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
Equality California Political Action Committee Jane Kim (Oppose) $46,896 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Abigail Medina (Oppose) $35,878 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. Road Maintenance & Traffic Relief Act Of 2016 (Support) $25,000 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $14,730 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $435 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Laura Friedman (Support) $63,012 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
Parents And Teachers For Student Success Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $59,607 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
Patagonia, Inc. Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $26,351 10/03/2016 10/04/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $60 09/28/2016 10/04/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $139 09/24/2016 10/04/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $710 09/25/2016 10/04/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $1 09/29/2016 10/04/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $12 09/23/2016 10/04/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $12 09/20/2016 10/04/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $1 09/26/2016 10/04/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $139 09/17/2016 10/04/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $37 09/27/2016 10/04/2016
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $32,922 10/04/2016 10/04/2016
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
U.S. Senate Candidate Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez Meeting In Debate - The Orange County Register
MARTIN WISCKOL @
ocregister.com
The only scheduled one-on-one debate between U.S. Senate candidates Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez is set to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at CSU Los Angeles, with a live broadcast on KABC-TV and live streaming at abc7.com/live.

Campaign Debt Piling Up For California Legislative Candidates | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

U.S. Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez Is Now On Her Third Campaign Manager
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Dems tie California congressman to Trump, state Democratic Party blasted for comment about Loretta Sanch...

U.S. Senate Candidates In Search Of Visibility - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
Politics may be a hot topic of conversation across the state, but Wednesday night’s California Senate debate is not the political event people are talking about.

White House calls for firefighting funds after near-record costs
sfgate.com
White House calls for firefighting funds after near-record costs Devastating wildfires like the giant that is still chewing through Big Sur are driving the nation’s firefighting costs to unprecedented levels, prompting the Obama administration to say the government is ill-equipped to handle the increasingly busy fire seasons of the historically dry West. White House Budget Director Shaun Donovan on Tuesday called on Congress to better fund the U.S Forest Service, the country’s biggest wildland firefighting force, which in six of the past 10 years has exhausted its allocation for fire suppression. The agency has dipped into other programs to make up the shortfall — including programs that aim to prevent wildfires in the first place. When you don’t do that early work, you have more expensive fires, and more importantly you get more damage to infrastructure, lost lives and lost homes. In the 2016 budget year that ended Friday, the Forest Service’s cost for firefighting was an estimated $1.6 billion, officials said, second only to 2015 as the most expensive outlay in U.S. history. The agency actually reported a small surplus this year in its firefighting fund, but only because Congress approved a one-time $622 million infusion of cash to help out. “We are very concerned that we will not have adequate funding for firefighting in the coming year,” Donovan said. The nation’s firefighting costs in the past year were actually higher than $1.6 billion. The U.S. Forest Service figure does not include smaller but significant costs borne by state and local agencies and the U.S. Department of the Interior. For years, the White House has been pushing Congress to treat wildfires like other natural calamities and allow the Forest Service to tap a disaster fund when it depletes its firefighting pot. Lawmakers, however, have been unable to reach an agreement with the Obama administration on the terms of any change. [...] fire seasons across the West have grown longer and more severe, a trend tied not only to the recent drought but the warming planet. The Forest Service estimates that the season is 78 days longer, on average, than it was in 1970. Complicating matters, more people are living in rugged, forested areas where wildfires burn. Commanders in charge of responding to big blazes — who face immense pressure to save homes and lives — have responded with more boots on the ground, more trucks and bulldozers digging containment lines, and more water- and retardant-dropping DC-10 jets in the sky, all of which means more money. The massive Soberanes Fire, which began July 22 along the Big Sur Coast and still burns high in the Santa Lucia Mountains, is shaping up to be the most expensive firefighting effort in U.S. history. The thousands of men and women who have battled the blaze, which burned down 57 homes, have cost about $235 million so far. The proposal to address the cost of wildfires by making emergency funds available to the Forest Service has prompted concern over where the money will come from — and making sure other natural disasters, like hurricanes and floods, won’t lose out. [...] some worry that firefighters will be less fiscally responsible with a disaster fund at their disposal. The Forest Service counters that the current funding arrangement just isn’t working amid worsening conditions. Spurred by the five-year drought, forest managers in California have struggled to get resources to deal with a historic tree die-off and accompanying bark beetle infestation. “We’ve probably been a bit hampered at trying to mitigate the risk of that and the long-term forest health,” said Jeanne Wade Evans, deputy regional forester for the Pacific Southwest Region. An estimated 66 million trees have died in the Sierra Nevada over the past five years, and tens of millions more are at risk of dying, a situation that Forest Service officials say is only exacerbating the fire danger. Scott Stephens, a professor of fire science at UC Berkeley, said more active management of California ‘s wildlands would go a long way toward improving the vitality of forests and mitigating fire risk. [...] he noted, the act of suppressing fires that naturally thin forests in remote places where people live can backfire, creating conditions ripe for pests, disease and fire. “We got to figure out a way to begin the restoration of the forest,” Stephens said. The 2016 fire season around the nation, when measured in acreage, has not been quite as damaging as past years. About 5 million acres burned during the federal budget year that just ended, officials said, compared to last year’s record-setting 10.1 million acres. Kurtis Alexander is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. U.S. Forest Service fire suppression costs, 2007-2016 Acres burned (in millions)

A State Budget Crisis Sparked This Fall's Proposition 52 To Generate Money For Medi-cal
latimes.com
California hospital groups, angered by a money grab during the depths of California’s fiscal crisis, decided to ask voters from ever letting it happen again.

Ad Against Marijuana Legalization Makes Accurate Claims | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Governor Signs Anti-bullying Bill In Response To Islamophobia - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
California’s legislature has moved to protect students from bullying based on religion, responding to what the new law’s author says is an increase in Islamophobia.

The Anti-tobacco Tax Doctor Is In: New Ad From Prop. 56 Opponents Targets 'wealthy Special Interests'
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Dems tie California congressman to Trump, state Democratic Party blasted for comment about Loretta Sanch...

Huge Impacts Of California Measures Attract Big Campaign Money | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Chargers Spending Millions On Measure C Campaign - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
The Chargers have spent more than $1.8 million since July 1 on the team’s stadium ballot measure, bringing total expenditures in support of the initiative to nearly $4.9 million for 2016.

Embarcadero in SF on list of nationâ
sfgate.com
San Francisco’s Embarcadero has been named one of America’s at-risk historic treasures — not because of development threats, but the looming dangers posed by earthquakes and sea-level rise. The combination of the 3-mile seawall that forms the downtown shoreline and the piers along it that extend into the bay are on the list of the nation’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places released Wednesday by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We wanted to call attention to the fact that thousands of historic resources along our shorelines and our rivers are at risk from sea-level rise,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust. Extreme shaking wouldn’t cause the century-old barrier of concrete and rocks to collapse, but the partially submerged structure could lurch down and out toward the bay, tearing apart portions of the roadway and structures above. Add the challenge of preparing for sea-level rise — the city now bases its planning on a 2012 study by the National Research Council that estimates tides in 2100 climbing as much as 66 inches higher than they are today — and “costs could reach $5 billion to fully incorporate adaptation measures needed for the next 100 years.” Given these scenarios, the city has budgeted $8 million during the next two years for a full assessment of the seawall’s strength or lack thereof, along with initial work on planning and environmental studies of a response In its annual listing, the National Trust calls the Embarcadero Historic District “a major economic engine for the Bay Area” that “has contributed to a remarkable urban waterfront renaissance.” [...] there have been popular restorations of the Ferry Building and Piers 11/2, 3 and 5, as well as waterside plazas and a new cruise terminal at Pier 27. Other places in the class of 2016 include a historic naval hospital facing demolition threats in Charleston, S.C.; two heavily Latino neighborhoods in El Paso, Texas, that are under pressure from gentrification; and the 1.9 million-acre Bears Ears landscape in southeast Utah “threatened by looting, mismanaged recreational use, and energy development.” The 1.9 million-acre Bears Ears cultural landscape features archaeological sites, cliff dwellings, petroglyphs and ancient roads. Historic district played a prominent role during World War II as a re-entry point for American servicemen injured in Europe and Africa. Historic neighborhoods form the core of El Paso’s cultural identity, but homes and small businesses are threatened by demolition. Historic buildings at the core of the town that hosted “Trial of the Century,” Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial, are threatened by a development proposal that would demolish the iconic Union Hotel. The river and landscape remain threatened by a proposed transmission line project that would compromise their scenic integrity. Unique engineering marvel and a highly significant example of midcentury modern architecture, the domes are facing calls for their demolition. Two-mile corridor on Tucson’s Broadway Boulevard features one of the most significant concentrations of historic midcentury modern architecture in the Southwest but is threatened by a transportation project that would require demolition.

What To Expect From Tonight's U.S. Senate Debate
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Dems tie California congressman to Trump, state Democratic Party blasted for comment about Loretta Sanch...

Issa Challenges Applegate's Attack Ads - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
Facing his toughest re-election challenge ever, Rep. Darrell Issa is contesting a TV ad that accuses him of personally benefiting from his actions in Washington, claiming it is deceptive and threatening to sue his opponent.

Robert Reich Floated As New Head Of UC Berkeley – East Bay Times
eastbaytimes.com
BERKELEY — Robert Reich, a public policy professor at UC Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor, is being floated as a successor to outgoing Chancellor Nicholas Dirks by the Berkeley Faculty Association.

Santa Rosa Cannabis Company Sees Benefit In Pair Of Laws Covering Pot Manufacturing | The Press Democrat
GUY KOVNER @
pressdemocrat.com
The new law that sets standards for medical marijuana manufacturers provides legal protection for businesses like the CBD Guild of Santa Rosa, which manufactures cannabis-infused sprays and oils and was shut down following a law enforcement raid in June.

Ex-livermore Cop Charged In Sex Scandal Had Past Complaints - Sfgate
sfgate.com
New allegations surfaced Tuesday during a court hearing for a former Livermore police officer implicated in a far-reaching sexual misconduct scandal involving members of several Bay Area law enforcement agencies.

Trump On His Tax Moves: Clinton Should Have Changed The Law - Politico
politico.com
Clinton ripped Trump for not paying federal income taxes like many hard-working Americans.

Darrell Issa's Comment About Expanding Federal Aid For Sept. 11 Rescue Workers Attacked In Opponent's Ad
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Dems tie California congressman to Trump, state Democratic Party blasted for comment about Loretta Sanch...

Trump's Campaign Manager Denies He's Irked At Being Upstaged By Pence - Politico
politico.com
Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, the Democratic and Republican vice presidential hopefuls, debated on Tuesday night at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.