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THE Nooner for November 10, 2016



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  • On Saturday, November 12th, join the National Women's Political Caucus of California (NWPC CA) at our convention “Celebration + Conversation” at the Hyatt Place in downtown San Jose. Hosted by our Silicon Valley chapter, we modified the convention to a day long event which includes a luncheon keynote by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, conversations with former Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine Eastin and Emerge CA Executive Director, Kimberly Ellis, and a panel on appointments at the federal, state, and local boards. $100 for members/ $125 for nonmembers. Learn more: or contact convention chair Angelica Ramos at
  • LOBBYING SUCCESS BEGINS HERE. Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's Lobbying 101 and 201 seminars give you a comprehensive, real-world picture of lobbying in California -- the people, processes and best practices critical to your success. December 8-9, $275 each / $500 for both. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy. Lobbying 201 explores the equally critical areas of Budget Advocacy, Regulatory Agency Advocacy, Lobbying the Administration and Media Relations. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration: or 916 442 5009.
  • Coming, November 10 in Sacramento: A Post-Mortem of the Election. Join former Governor Gray Davis, LAT columnist George Skelton, Asm. Matthew Harper and nearly two dozen other speakers for a day-long conference examining the results of the November 8 election. Hosted by Capitol Weekly, UC Center, Leadership California Institute and the McGeorge Capital Center for Law and Policy.  Click here, or call 916 444 7665 for details
  • Come join Sacramento's Finest Election Gurus/Nerds in dissecting the 2016 Election, hosted by the Harry S Truman Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento.  Join the Truman Club on November 17 for our final luncheon of the year where we break bread and break down the 2016 election.  Carol Dahmen-Eckery, Scott Lay, and Roger Salazar will help us understand just what the hell happened in the United States, California, and the Sacramento region this Election Cycle.  Hug therapist will be on call (we jest). No host bar (we don't jest). Thursday, November 17 at 11:30-1:00 p.m. at the Sterling Hotel.  For tickets, visit:
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Ca Election: Democrats Close To Two-thirds Margin In Assembly | The Sacramento Bee
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California Faces Major Reversal If Trump, Congress Scrap Health Law - The Orange County Register
California has a lot to lose if President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress fulfill their campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare.

California Has Millions Of Ballots To Count From The Election | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
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Calexit? Some California Voters Reject Trump, Advocate 'secession' - The San Diego Union-tribune
Much of the country was celebrating a Donald Trump election victory Wednesday morning but in California, a different story was playing out.

For Many Latinos, A Historic Election Turns Into A Nightmare
In the days that led up to the election, pundits and some polling experts took a look at early voting numbers in battleground states like Florida and predicted that an unprecedented surge of Latino voters could clinch the presidency for Hillary Clinton. 

Donald Trump Victory Sets Off Wave Of Fear Among Immigrants | The Sacramento Bee
It was around midnight Wednesday just as it was becoming clear that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States that long-time immigration advocate Maudia Melendez reached out to family and friends online.

California Faces Major Reversal If Trump, Congress Scrap Health Law | California Healthline
By Chad Terhune November 9, 2016

Divisions Emerge In Wake Of Transportation Tax Defeat - The San Diego Union-tribune
The tension over funding freeways versus public transit in San Diego County is ratcheting up following Tuesday’s ballot defeat of a half-cent sales tax that would have provided $18 billion in spending for everything from roads to trolleys to open-space preservation.  

Liberal California Braces For A Donald Trump Presidency | The Sacramento Bee
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Democrats Play The Waiting Game In Their Quest To Reclaim Supermajority Status In The Legislature
Election night returns show Democrats reclaimed their super dominance in the state Assembly, but not the Senate.

Ami Bera Leads Scott Jones By 2,094 Votes In Early Results | The Sacramento Bee
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Sonoma County voters approve GMO ban
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Opponents of genetically modified crops won big in Sonoma County Tuesday night when voters approved a GMO ban by a margin of nearly 12 percentage points. The future and sustainability of Sonoma County agriculture was also an oft-raised issue in the contest between organic farmer Linda Hopkins and former State Sen. Noreen Evans for the District 5 Board of Supervisors Seat. Because Sonoma County connects Marin County to Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity, the ban’s passage creates a 13,734 square mile zone where genetically engineered plants cannot be grown, the largest such area in the United States. According to Hudson, farmers who are currently growing GMOs will be able to continue growing for the current season as a grace period before the ban kicks in. In Healdsburg, Measure T, a ballot measure to regulate water fluoridation, secured only 41 percent of the vote, losing by a 775-vote margin. Because I really think that we’re going to win this time.

L.A. Voters Make Bold Bets With New Taxes For Transit, Homelessness
L.A. approves billions in new taxes to tackle big problems.

How Trump Will Tackle Obamacare - San Francisco Chronicle
President-elect Donald Trump’s repeated vow to overturn the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, combined with Republican control of Congress means that President Obama’s signature health policy legislation is clearly in peril. But what will fill its place remains unclear.

Dead Treasurer Headed For Reelection In Oceanside - The San Diego Union-tribune
Oceanside’s incumbent city treasurer, who died in September, is winning reelection, according to results early Wednesday morning.

L.A. Votes To Spend $1.2 Billion To House The Homeless. Now Comes The Hard Part
Homeless housing bond passes overwhelmingly

Photos: Anti-trump Protesters Clash With Santa Ana Police, Demonstrate At Three O.C. Campuses - The Orange County Register
Angered by the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president, hundreds of students protested at three university campuses in Orange County. Residents also protested at a Santa Ana intersection.

Eloise Reyes Ousts Fellow Democrat Cheryl Brown From State Assembly Seat
Update on 'Live updates from the day after the 2016 election'