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THE Nooner for October 18, 2016


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THE AG LIST: The list of possible candidates for attorney general has increased:

  • Anne Gust Brown, lawyer and wife of Jerry Brown
  • Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney
  • Dario Frommer, former assemblymember and my 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
  • 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
  • Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County DA
  • Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County DA
  • 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


Kamala Harris, husband release 2015 tax returns; Loretta Sanchez declines [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - "U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris and her husband, attorney Douglas Emhoff, earned nearly $1.17 million in 2015 and paid almost $450,000 in state and federal income taxes, according to their 2015 tax returns."

PROP 64: Legislative stalemate on State Bar dues morphs into a new battle [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "A proposition to legalize pot raises DUI concerns: 'We are going to start losing folks in astronomical numbers'M 'As Californians prepare to vote next month on Proposition 64, which would allow recreational use of marijuana, many law enforcement leaders and prosecutors warn that the state is ill-prepared to handle an expected significant increase in people driving under the influence of pot."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Young Kim and Amy Warshauer!






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Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Antonovich State Senate 2016; Californians In Support Of Mike Mike Antonovich (Support) $7,500 10/15/2016 10/16/2016
Brown Endorses Democrat In Heated East Bay Race - San Francisco Chronicle
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown took the unusual step Monday of wading into a local election by endorsing a Democratic candidate for an Assembly seat now held by the Bay Area’s lone Republican legislator.

San Diego Lawmakers Urge 'no' Vote On Recreational Marijuana | Kpbs
KPBS News @
San Diego lawmakers, law enforcers and religious leaders joined forces Monday to urge San Diegans to vote against Proposition 64.

Kamala Harris, Husband Release 2015 Tax Returns, Loretta Sanchez Declines | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
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California Capital Could Reap Billions From Legalized Pot, Study Says | Reuters
Sharon Bernstein @
SACRAMENTO, Calif. California's state capital region could reap 20,000 jobs and generate $4.2 billion in business if it becomes a hub for a legalized marijuana industry, a study released on Monday showed, weeks before voters decide whether to allow recreational use of the drug.

When It Comes To Fundraising, The Super Pacs In California's U.S. Senate Race Haven't Been So Super
Update on 'Essential Politics: Nixon presidential library reopens, pro-Sanchez ad appeals to Republican voters'

Legislative Stalemate On State Bar Dues Morphs Into A New Battle | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
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Many UC Workers Struggle To Feed Themselves And Their Families, Study Shows
A new study found that 70% of UC workers in clerical, administrative and support services struggle to put adequate food on the table.

Jackson Browne To Play Anti-death Penalty Show In Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
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Orange County Super Pac Ad Rips U.S. Senate Candidate Kamala Harris As A 'bay Area Liberal'
Update on 'Essential Politics: Obama heads back to California for cash, Issa re-election is a 'toss up''

52 Local Measures Seek To Tax And Regulate Marijuana -
Julia Mitric @
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Prop. 64 Raises Drugged Driving Concerns: 'we Are Going To Start Losing Folks In Astronomical Numbers'
As California voters prepare to vote in November on Proposition 64, which would legalize pot, law enforcement leaders and prosecutors warn that the state is ill-prepared.t

Measure B: Santa Clara County Voters To Decide On Boosting Sales Tax For Transportation Improvements Including Bart To San Jose
BART, Santa Clara County Elections, Transit, Transportation

Advocates Debate Prop. 61, Which Seeks To Regulate Ca Drug Prices | The Daily Californian
If passed, Proposition 61 would tie prescription drug prices paid by certain state agencies to the discounted price that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays. The moderated debate was organized by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, or UAEM, as part of its annual conference.

Handle Your Presidential Debates With Care :: Fox&hounds
But I can attest from personal experience that not long ago our presidential debates were fragile. During the 1988 presidential campaign I had a close-up view of the near-cancellation and 11th-hour rescue of a debate that turned out to be crucial to the outcome of the election.

Scott Jones Falsely Claims Judges Ruled On Allegations Of Unwanted Sexual Advances | Politifact California
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Republican congressional candidate and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones continues to face questions about his personal conduct following allegations he made unwanted sexual advances on a 26-year-old female subordinate more than a decade ago.

Democrats Try To Taint California Opponents With Trump Links - The Orange County Register
SACRAMENTO – Donald Trump is playing a starring role in some of the most hotly contested races for the California Assembly and Senate.

Silicon Valley Billionaire, Tom Steyer, Positioning Himself Front And Center -
Ben Bradford @
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Audio: Latino Civic Engagement Group To Press Feds For Undisrupted Elections | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
FILE: A woman casts her vote at a polling place inside Winfield Elementary School's gym in Windsor Mill, Maryland. Patrick Semansky/AP

San Jose State President Addresses Concerns About The University's Response To Sexual Assaults
San Jose State president addresses concerns about the university's response to sexual assaults

Audio: La County Eyes Private Firm For Expansion Of Care For Mentally Ill Inmates | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
Under the proposed contract with Liberty Healthcare, more medium-security inmates with serious mental health problems would be transferred from the overcrowded Twin Towers jail to the Pitchess Detention Center North Facility in Castaic. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Clinton Campaign Sought 'techy Things' For Her To Do In San Francisco
At Donald Trump's rallies, the Republican nominee often blasts the "crooked media" and relishes as his crowd chants "CNN SUCKS", a...

Once-safe Issa, Like Other GOP Candidates, At Risk - The Orange County Register
VISTA – The Pacific Coast north of San Diego is a wonderland of rugged hills, sparkling blue water, long sandy beaches, surfers and smoothies, an area with a mix of affluence and military presence that’s one of the last Republican strongholds left in coastal California.

Raiders To Las Vegas? Some Fans Won’t Be Quick To Follow – East Bay Times
The Raiders are one step closer to leaving the less-than-ideal conditions of the Coliseum behind after both houses of the Nevada Legislature passed a proposal on Friday to put $750 million in hotel tax money towards building the team a stadium in Las Vegas.

Gingrich: Clinton’s Campaign ‘a Giant Criminal Enterprise’ - Politico
The president speaks to the camera in an Illinois House ad and narrates a radio spot in Nevada's Senate race.