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THE Nooner for October 14, 2016

 

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Happy Friday! You made it! It's here. Congrats to the Dodgers fans for the win last night, advancing the blue to the National League Championship Series, where they will face the formidable Chicago Cubs. Amazing that Clayton Kershaw, who pitched 6 innings on Tuesday came in to close last night's game. Game 1 of the NLCS is tomorrow at 5:08pm PDT on FS1.

This big rainstorm has only been a periodic drizzle here at The Nooner's Global Headquarters.

The list of possible candidates for attorney general has increased:

  • Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney
  • Dario Frommer, former assemblymember and a fellow UCD law grad
  • George Gascon, San Francisco DA
  • Joshua Groban, UCLA law lecturer and senior advisor to Jerry Bown, covering legal and judiciary issues
  • Anne Gust Brown, lawyer and wife of Jerry Brown
  • Bob Hertzberg, member of the senate, well respected on both sides
  • Dave Jones, insurance commissioner
  • Clark Kelso, professor of law at McGeorge and a Republican nominee appointed to insurance commish in 2000 when the vacancy arose after Chuck Quackenbush was compelled to resign and moved to serve as the state's chief information officer under both Davis and Schwarenegger. Easy confirmation. 
  • Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles DA
  • Nancy McFadden, executive secretary to Jerry Brown, and a key part of his inner circle
  • Bill Monning, State Senator
  • Adam Schiff, member of Congress and a former prosecutor. Generally lliked by both sides in DC, which is a feat.
  • Phillip A. Talbert, US attorney for the Eastern District California

 

RANKING: I did a radio interview this morning which caused me to "rank" the priorities for Democrats to return to a supermajority in the Assembly. Dems need to pick up one seat and are fortunate to not have to play defense, unlike in the Senate Here's my current thinking of the priorities of the likelihood of that one seat:

  1. AD66 - Assemblymember David Hadley (R) v. former Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D)
  2. AD65 - Assemblymember Young Kim (R) v. former Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D)
  3. AD40 - Assemblymember Marc Steinorth (R) v. Abigail Medina (D)
  4. AD16 - Assemblymember Catharine Baker (R) v. Cheryl Cook-Kallio (D)
  5. AD60 - Assemblymember Eric Linder (R) v. Sabrina Cervantes (D)

THE LAUNDROMAT: Yesterday, money poured into the campaign for former Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva. Her campaign received $200,000 from the California Democratic Party and $50,000 from the Del Norte County Democratic Central Committee. That's $11 per registered Democrat in our uppermost coastal county. Of course, the money came from special interests, including Blue Shield, PG&E, CA Professional Firefighters and the Professional Engineers in California Government.

It's laughable that Del Norte--which wants to succeed to the State of Jefferson--is being used to launder money exceeding contribution limits that couldn't be directly given to the candidates until it's put through the wash cycle of a tiny party central committee.

US SENATE: California Senate candidates Loretta Sanchez and Kamala Harris on policy, politics and the state of their race [Sarah D. Wire @ SacBee] - "With two Democrats on the ballot for U.S. Senate for the first time, and only one debate between them, it can be hard to tell how they would serve Californians differently. The Times invited U.S. Senate candidates California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez to answer questions that might help readers get a better sense of the race."

HIGH HOPES: SEIU leader wants bigger raise for state workers amid revenue upturn [Adam Ashton @ SacBee] - "SEIU Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker rallied members Wednesday night with an online bargaining update in which she reiterated that the union is not satisfied with the state’s offer of a contract that would raise salaries by 2.96 percent this year and by 12 percent over four years."

STOCKING UP: New California law restricting ammunition sales sparks buying frenzy [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "While many attendees just wandered from table to table, looking at firearms for sale, others were lined up five and six deep at a booth against the wall – one with hundreds of plastic cases, each filled with 500 or more rounds of ammunition and priced well under retail store prices."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Aref Aziz!  

 

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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) $4 10/08/2016 10/13/2016
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) $20,481 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
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) $248 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Association For Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs State Pac Kathryn Barger (Support) $45,600 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Bay Rising Utility Modernization Act (Oppose) $2,455 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Bay Rising Charter Amendment To Establish Rent Control (Support) $2,455 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Bloomfield, Bill Steven Bradford (Support) $52,409 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Ash Kalra (Oppose) $75,000 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Apartment Association Issues Committee Ordinance On Rent Control (Oppose) $12,809 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Apartment Association Issues Committee Charter Amendment On Rent Control (Oppose) $79,816 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Grace Mah (Support) $29,100 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mark Wyland (Support) $21,650 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Vicki Veenker (Support) $22,500 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Ash Kalra (Support) $22,500 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Homeowners Association Whitney Benzian (Support) $5,936 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Homeowners Association Don Wagner (Support) $6,248 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Homeowners Association Christina Shea (Support) $6,248 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Homeowners Association Anthony Kuo (Support) $37,490 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Mae Torlakson (Support) $458,976 09/26/2016 10/13/2016
California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Oppose) $312,799 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Anthony Portantino (Support) $24,225 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Michael D. Antonovich (Oppose) $61,204 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Marc Berman (Support) $58,517 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $26,417 10/06/2016 10/13/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Bill Dodd (Support) $57,000 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $57,583 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $26,524 10/05/2016 10/13/2016
Friends Of Cause Action Fund Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prev (Support) $2,478 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
Friends Of Cause Action Fund Criminal Sentences, Juvenile Criminal Proceedings (Support) $2,478 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
Friends Of Cause Action Fund Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare (Support) $2,478 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Young Kim (Support) $25,386 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Raul Bocanegra (Support) $37,522 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
Linder For Assembly 2016, Sponsored By Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West; Inland Empire Values Healthcare To Support Eric Eric Linder (Support) $10,012 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Tim Grayson (Support) $83,556 10/07/2016 10/13/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Ash Kalra (Support) $94,115 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Madison Nguyen (Oppose) $155,644 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Ash Kalra (Support) $50,125 10/11/2016 10/13/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Tim Grayson (Oppose) $83,556 10/07/2016 10/13/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Mae Torlakson (Support) $83,556 10/07/2016 10/13/2016
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $5,000 10/13/2016 10/13/2016
Parents And Teachers For Student Success Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $38,326 10/03/2016 10/13/2016
Parents And Teachers For Student Success Christy Smith (Oppose) $34,664 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
People For Better Government Committee Of The San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians Cheryl Brown (Support) $10,764 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of The Pacific Southwest Pac Sabrina Cervantes (Support) $3,426 10/11/2016 10/13/2016
Seiu United Healthcare Workers West Political Action Committee Ash Kalra (Support) $6,135 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
Seiu United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee Tobacco Tax Increase (Support) $18,240 10/12/2016 10/13/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $42 10/11/2016 10/13/2016
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Supporters Make Case For Proposition 64 | Kpbs
Steve Walsh @
kpbs.org
Led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, supporters of the measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in California gathered at Liberty Station Thursday to discuss the safeguards Proposition 64 would put into place.

What You Need To Know About The $9-billion School Bond On The Ballot
latimes.com
If Proposition 51 passes, what could the money be spent on?

Implementing Coverage And Payment Initiatives: Results From A 50-state Medicaid Budget Survey For State Fiscal Years 2016 And 2017 | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
kff.org
Looking ahead. Many states report administrative challenges in implementing the ACA, major delivery system reforms, new federal regulations, and new systems due to limited resources in terms of staff and funding for administration. Despite the administrative and fiscal challenges, Medicaid directors listed priorities for FY 2017 and beyond that focus on payment and delivery system initiatives designed to control costs, improve access to care, and achieve better health outcomes. Eligibility and Enrollment

California Senate Candidates Loretta Sanchez And Kamala Harris On Policy, Politics And The State Of Their Race
latimes.com
California's U.S. Senate candidates answer readers and reporter submitted questions about their policy positions and the race.

See The Deep Pockets Behind California Proposition Campaigns | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
sacbee.com
By Jim Miller

San Diego Vs. Los Angeles: A Tale Of Two Tax Measures | Kpbs
Andrew Bowen @
kpbs.org
Measure A in San Diego County is among the most controversial issues on the November ballot. The half-cent sales tax increase would give billions of dollars to new public transit, biking and walking projects.

Audio: La Community Colleges: Loss Of Prop. 55 Could Lead To Empty Classrooms | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
Poll worker Ceanne Agustin hands a voter their ballot receipt at a polling place inside Barrio Action Youth & Family Center in El Sereno on Tuesday afternoon, June 7, 2016 during the California primary election. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Law Enforcement Officers Gather At Memorial For Slain L.A. County Sheriff's Sergeant: 'he Was The Best Of Us'
latimes.com
Law enforcement officers from as far as New York were expected to join state and local dignitaries along with friends and relatives of slain Los Angeles County

In Surprise San Francisco Appearance, Clinton Addresses Trump Comments - Sfgate
sfgate.com
Hillary Clinton said at a surprise appearance at a San Francisco campaign office Thursday that the nation has "already learned who Donald Trump is." She said the election is about "who we are and what we stand for."

Will San Diego Farms Grow Legal Marijuana? It's An Open Question - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
Ten days ago, the Board of Supervisors took a sternly principled stand in opposing Proposition 64, a statewide measure that legalizes the sale of recreational marijuana and, let’s not forget, the industrious hemp.

Nyt Says No Libel, No Retraction, No Apology For Trump Story | The Sacramento Bee
sacbee.com
The New York Times on Thursday rejected Donald Trump's claim the newspaper had libeled the Republican presidential nominee, saying its story about two women who said he sexually assaulted them was "newsworthy information about a subject of deep public concern."

Fresno County Republicans Stand Behind Presidential Nominee Trump | Fresno Bee
John Ellis @
fresnobee.com
Breaking news, insight on the Valley's political movers and shakers

Kristin Gaspar Says She No Longer Supports Donald Trump | Kpbs
Alison St John, Claire Trageser @
kpbs.org
Kristin Gaspar, a Republican candidate for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, is revoking her support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

SF restaurants to get 1st new liquor licenses in 77 years
sfgate.com
The jazz-themed restaurant employs at-risk youth, and Goines thought liquor sales would help the struggling restaurant become profitable. Goines’ experience isn’t unique in the Bayview, a historically blue-collar, African American neighborhood that has seen a modest influx of new housing and retail in recent years. Not a single restaurant on its Third Street commercial corridor has a liquor license, according to the city. For the first time in 77 years, the state will sell new liquor licenses to restaurants in San Francisco — for $13,800 apiece — under a state law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month. [...] Street in the Bayview, The reason for their high cost is a 1939 state law that ties the number of licenses for restaurants and bars to a county’s population — 1 per 2,000 residents. “It is a very creative approach to revitalizing challenged neighborhood commercial districts and will provide new businesses and new job opportunities,” said state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, who wrote the new law. To get one of the five new liquor licenses, restaurants in the seven corridors — bars don’t qualify — have to show that the community supports the application and pay $13,800 to enter a lottery. If the restaurant closes, it has to relinquish the license to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which will hold a lottery to issue it to another establishment. Leno and city officials sought 28 new licenses — four for each designated neighborhood — but the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization reduced the number to five. The analysis also criticized the idea that community support — or opposition — for a restaurant’s liquor license application could be properly judged.

Health Care Lawâ
nytimes.com
The Affordable Care Act has not enticed enough young, healthy people into the insurance markets it created, so the people who benefit most from it also burden it.

Court Upholds Governor's Power To Allow Indian Casinos - Sfgate
sfgate.com


Highway 99 Rated Deadliest In Nation, Study Says | The Sacramento Bee
Tony Bizjak @
sacbee.com
By Tony Bizjak

Report: States Increase Cost Controls To Manage Medicaid Growth | California Healthline
californiahealthline.org
By Phil Galewitz and Pauline Bartolone October 13, 2016

Ice Says New State Law Could Keep Dangerous Immigrants In Us - Sfgate
sfgate.com
A new California law requiring detained immigrants to be notified of their rights before questioning by federal agents violates U.S. law and could interfere with deportation of dangerous people, a federal agency said Thursday.

California Will Replace Dilapidated Cal-access--in 2020 - Capradio.org
Ben Bradford @
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Saving A Century-long Ocean Record - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
Every day for 100 years, Scripps researchers or their colleagues at Birch Aquarium have pulled a bucket of water from the swells below Scripps Pier in La Jolla, and checked the temperature and salinity.

Trump Wanted $1 Million Guarantee To Attend Tulare Fundraiser | Fresno Bee
John Ellis @
fresnobee.com
Breaking news, insight on the Valley's political movers and shakers

Obama Says GOP 'stood By' While Donald Trump Happened
latimes.com
Update on 'Campaign 2016 updates: Trump denies groping allegations, blames media and Clinton campaign'