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  • Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-West Toluca Lake) seeks an organized and detail-oriented scheduler/administrative assistant for his Capitol office.  Key responsibilities include, but are not be limited to, maintaining the Assemblymember’s Capitol and District schedules, coordinating travel arrangements, managing files/related records, and handling correspondence.  Seeking a candidate with strong communication skills, who will integrate well into a tight-knit team. Prior scheduling and Capitol experience are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should email their resume to indicating “Scheduler” in the subject line.

  • Assemblymember Tom Daly is seeking a qualified individual to provide high-level policy analysis and policy development in his capitol office. Under the direction of the Assemblymember and his chief of staff (COS), this individual will help the Assemblymember pursue his objectives on housing, transportation, parks and other infrastructure policy. Working with the COS and legislative director, this individual will staff bills, review bill coauthoring opportunities, and meet with constituents, legislative advocates, other legislative offices, and with representatives of the Brown Administration. He/she will also analyze legislation authored by other Members, and offer policy analysis on other issues areas as assigned. Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects, thrive under deadlines, and work well in a team environment. Salary dependent upon experience. To apply, email resume and brief statement of interest to the Assemblymember’s chief of staff, Rodney Wilson, at

  • Elevate your public policy impact with a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Our unique program emphasizes both “P’s” in MPP enabling current policy practitioners to further develop their policy analysis skills in order to become successful leaders in the policy area they care most about. For California Legislative Staffers with 2 or more years of experience, we’ll waive your application fee and GRE requirement! Apply today: February 1 deadline for priority scholarship consideration. Learn more why we “See Public Policy Differently from Here." Learn more. (
  • The California Charter Schools Association welcomes back to session the 2017-2018 class of State Legislators and looks forward to working to ensure all kids have quality educational opportunities.  CCSA will work with the Legislature to block any federal efforts that undermine the rights of students or are fundamentally at odds with values held by the vast majority of Californians.  Read CCSA’s letter to Legislators here.
  • Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is hiring an Organizing Director in their San Francisco office. The E2 Organizing Director will operate in the nexus of advocacy and development. The position’s primary purpose is to grow and maintain E2’s membership and support its nine chapters and 850+ members throughout the U.S. in order to further our policy advocacy. S/he will also co-manage E2’s database with development staff and provide data and targeting services the advocacy team. S/he will also work closely with our Executive Director to cultivate membership donations. This is a mid-to-senior level position with a competitive compensation package. Full description and application instructions are here.
  • The Sacramento LGBT Center is searching for an Executive & Finance Assistant, which reports to the Executive Director and provides community engagement and administrative support. This position may be part or full-time and is non-exempt. High school diploma is required; associate’s or bachelor’s degree is preferred & 3 years or more in an executive, finance, or related assistant role. Full description.
  • SEIU-UHW is seeking a Political Capacity Organizer, which is responsible for a range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box. Please submit cover letter, resume and at least 3 references to our candidate portal at

  • SEIU-UHW is seeking a Regional Political Organize, which reports to the Political Director, and is responsible for a broad range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box. Please submit cover letter, resume and at least 3 references to our candidate portal at

  • The Office of Assemblymember Elect Phillip Chen is looking to hire talented and dedicated individuals to join its Capitol and District team in Brea, CA. The following positions are looking to be filled -- District Director, Scheduler, Legislative Assistant, Field Representative/Caseworker. For more information, please visit
  • Thinking about Graduate School?  Sacramento State’s Department of Public Policy and Administration is now accepting applications for graduate studies in Public Policy & Administration and Urban Land Development. Highly affordable, we offer a rigorous education in a political context with more than 400 alumni working in California State and local government as well as private and non-profit organizations. Priority deadline is December 1; final deadline is March 1 for Fall 2017 admissions.
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Marijuana Is Legal In California. Now Politicians And Pot Pushers Need To Help Keep It Out Of Kids' Hands
George Skelton @
A UC Davis research report shows that when Washington legalized marijuana, teens became less cautious about weed and began using it more.

Obama Administration Aids Giant California Water Project | The Sacramento Bee
The outgoing Obama administration on Wednesday tried to nudge forward Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to build two giant north-south water tunnels for California.

Measure S Opponents Scale Back Claims In Voter Guide After Being Sued
Emily Alpert Reyes @
Opponents of a controversial measure that would restrict L.A. real estate development have agreed to scale back some of their claims submitted for a city voter guide after being sued by the initiative’s supporters.

Obama looks to speed Gov. Jerry Brownâ
An order issued by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell directs federal officials to complete their preliminary environmental assessment of the water project this month, potentially removing a major barrier before President Obama leaves office Jan. 20. While final federal review of the project won’t come until April, when Donald Trump is president and the government’s priorities will undoubtedly have changed, state officials believe the stepped-up proceedings by the Obama administration will give the delta plan a sense of inevitability. “Putting a public timeline on when the federal government will make its final decision builds on the momentum we have,” said Erin Mellon, spokeswoman for the California Natural Resources Agency, which is spearheading the tunnels effort. Because pumping water through the delta has historically caused problems for fish and wildlife, prompting state and federal orders to halt flows, the tunnels offer a better means of delivery, advocates say. A state-required environmental review of the tunnels project was completed last month, but before work can begin, the federal Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must ensure the plan doesn’t violate the Endangered Species Act. Restore the Delta, a group that has long fought the tunnels proposal, said the governor seemed “desperate” in his bid to win federal backing for the project before the incoming Republican administration takes over.

These Are The Classes You Get When You Give College Students Control
Teresa Watanabe @
UC Berkeley students can debate political strategy as seen in “Game of Thrones” and other topics thanks to an array of courses in Democratic Education at Cal.

California Wants To Move Up Its Primary Again | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Californians Saved Less Water In November Than Previous Year, Water Board Report Says
Joseph Serna @
California water conservation took a slight step backward in November, officials announced Wednesday, possibly due in part to an unusually wet fall and months of successful conservation efforts.

Trump Takes On Democrats and Health Care Law in a New Twitter Blitz
The president-elect called President Obama’s signature law a “lie” and assailed Democrats for working to preserve it.

Cutting Obamacare Will Hurt A Lot Of Trump Voters In California - San Francisco Chronicle
As Republicans in Congress start dismantling Obamacare, they run the risk of hurting a particularly vulnerable population in California: a whole lot of people who voted for Donald Trump.

UC Berkeley researcher debunks global warming hiatus
Suggestions by climate change skeptics that ocean cooling put global warming on hiatus more than a decade ago were based on faulty measurements of seawater temperatures, a new study led by a UC Berkeley researcher confirms. Zeke Hausfather, a graduate student at UC Berkeley and analyst with the nonprofit climate science group Berkeley Earth, and his research team concluded that temperatures during the past 15 years rose just as they did in the latter half of the 20th century. A group of scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was the first to say two years ago that such conclusions were based on skewed temperature data. The federal team’s revised figures, showing a significant spike in ocean temperatures in the 21st century, drew rebuke from skeptics who accused the government of fixing the numbers. Hausfather, who worked with researchers at Berkeley Earth, the University of York in the United Kingdom, George Mason University and NASA, verified NOAA’s updated figures by reviewing the historical temperature record.

Poverty In San Diego County Higher Than During Great Recession | Kpbs
Joe Yerardi @
Despite years of falling unemployment, poverty in San Diego County remains stubbornly high, and points to deeper problems in the San Diego region's economy.

Snapchat Showed Investors False User Statistics, Ex-employee Alleges In Lawsuit
Paresh Dave @
Anthony Pompliano, who briefly worked at Snapchat, alleged in a lawsuit that the company wasn't truthful when hiring him and tried to get him to divulge secrets about his time at Facebook.

Yosemite National Park May Close For Heavy Rains, Flooding | The Sacramento Bee
Linda Gonzales @
By Linda Gonzales

How Arizona Vs. United States Will Stop Democratic Immigration Efforts :: Fox&hounds
Please note, statements and opinions expressed on the Fox&Hounds Blog are solely those of their respective authors and may not represent the views of Fox&Hounds Daily or its employees thereof. Fox&Hounds Daily is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the site's bloggers.

Kaine To Gop: Don't Rush Over A Cliff On Obamacare - Politico
Tim Kaine says the time to fix the healthcare legislation is now. | AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

California House Democrats Are Taking A Wait-and-see Approach On Trump's Plan For Dreamers
Sarah D. Wire @
Update on 'Essential Politics: Details emerge on Legislature hiring Holder, new report on California's housing crisis'

Senate Republican Leader's Statement on Hiring of Eric Holder
Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement after the majority party in the California Legislature unilaterally hired Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General.

Mycapture | The Union Democrat

Next Phase Of The Wilshire Subway Receives $1.6 Billion In Federal Funds
Laura J. Nelson @
New round of federal funds will help build next phase of Purple Line subway.

Pants On Fire For Claim California Legalized Child Prostitution -
Chris Nichols @
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Equifax, Transunion Fined For Selling Consumers Credit Scores Not Used By Most Lenders
James Rufus Koren @
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Equifax and TransUnion for providing consumers with credit scores not actually used by many lenders in making credit decisions.

California Rejects Proposed New Death Penalty Rules | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Republicans Offer No Plan To Repeal Obamacare As More Party Members Express Concern
Noam N. Levey, Lisa Mascaro @
With Republicans and Democrats gearing up for a historic face-off over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence head to Capitol Hill.