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THE Nooner for March 4, 2017

Greetings and happy Saturday to you.

Sorry for the typos yesterday. I overslept and didn't have time to do my normall proofreading. I did proofread thiis morning and hope I found all the typos.


  • Arnold Schwarzegger quit Celebrity Apprentice over President Trump's criticism over the job he was doing. Trump tweeted this morning that Arnold didn't quit but instead was fired.


  • AURAL PLEASURE: There is a new California Politics Podcast with the LAT's John Myers, the Chron's Marisa Lagos, the LAT's Melanie Mason, and Anthony York of the Grizszly Bear Project.
  • CA34 (Los Angeles): Jimmy Gomez captured the endorsxement of attorney general Xavier Becerra. Gomez is running in the April 4 election to fill the vacancy in Becerra's old congressional seat and is considered the favorite. However, with 23 candidates, he will likely have a runoff on June 6.
  • Speaking of Los Angeles elections, Paul Mitchell posts data demonstrating that they are heavily skewed toward older voters. The good news is that they are going to the normal June/November cycle in even-numbered years next cycle. The primary is Tuesday for the regularly scheduled elections in many Los Angeles municipalities.
  • AD65 (Fullerton): In the OCR, Martin Wisckol asks if the GOP is giving up on a challenge to Sharon Quirk-Silva following Young Kim's announcement the she is running for county supervisor rather than trying to recapture her former Assembly seat.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Speaker Anthony Rendon!

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  • Voices For Progress, a new innovative, progressive grassTOPS advocacy organization seeks California Policy Manager. Develop advocacy priorities and strategies for members (philanthropists, business leaders, campaign donors) to weigh in on issues including: climate change, economic inequality, campaign finance reform, voting, immigration, and healthcare. Minimum 3 years (more preferred) of experience working on California State public policy, either in the government or nongovernmental organizations. Details here.

  • President & CEO Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
    The President/CEO will craft and implement strategic vision for public policy and electoral efforts. Location: Sacramento
    Competitive salary and generous benefits package. To view the full posting and information on how to apply, visit

  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more contact us

  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West, Govt Relations Coordinator (Sacramento). CA healthcare union seeks strategic, progressive candidate to develop and implement legislation on behalf of our members. Excellent salary and benefits. For more info or to apply go to:

  • Capitol Weekly/Open California is hosting an event on a Carbon Free California on March 8 at the Masonic Lodge, with a keynote by Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board. [Information and Registration]

  • Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today

    A new policy paper demonstrates that it is entirely possible today to provide the same accessible, low-cost university experience that California successfully offered its students from the 1960s through the 1990s.

    The report demonstrates that we can revive the California Master Plan for Higher Educationeliminating tuition, restoring state per student funding, and providing seats for all students would only cost the median California household $48 per year.

    The paper, The $48 fix: Reclaiming Californias Master Plan for Higher Education, is available at or
        • Put the public back into public policy with a Pepperdine School of Public Policy MPP degree. Our program taught by policy practitioners and experts combines empirical analysis, analytical reasoning, political philosophy, and history preparing our graduates to become policy leaders. Spring 2017 courses include former State Senator Gloria Romeros Seminar in Regional Policies: Education, Politics, and Reform and Seminar in Economics: Practical Applications of Policy Analysis taught by RANDs Marlon Graf. For legislative staffers with 2+ years of experience, well waive your application fee and GRE requirement! Now accepting applications: (
        • SACRAMENTO-BASED THRILLER wins national honors for Best First Novel, Best Political Thriller & Best Female PI/Sleuth. "Entertaining whodunnit told with humor and intellect" ONE MURDER MORE by Kris Calvin features a woman lobbyist as the amateur sleuth, while the cast of suspects includes two CA Governors (one past, one present) & a Senate Fellow! Order now from Amazon or your favorite bookstore at $13.99 trade paper $4.99 ebook!
        • Associate Director, Legislative Affairs The University of California Office of the President is seeking an Associate Director of Legislative Affairs. This Associate Director represents the University in a wide variety of meetings and hearings with elected officials, staff and advocates. They also lead and manage a team of Legislative Directors who serve as the University's key advocates in Sacramento, and supervise Legislative Coordinators who monitor legislative developments. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Learn more and
        • 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. April 13-14, $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 Strategies.
        • Subscribe to theCapitol Morning Reportand closely follow whos doing what each day in California government and politics. We list news conferences, legislative hearings, state board meetings and other events. Plus we add in community news and announcements from political campaigns. More info

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Bay Area political events: Peace gathering, moms for gun sense
Bay Area political events: Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Meeting on gun violence: A new-member meeting hosted by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at a private residence. The organizers behind the Women’s March on Washington are calling for a general strike to show what a day without women would look like. Women’s demonstration: A gathering to promote women’s rights on the day of the women’s strike. For International Women’s Day, join women’s advocates to speak about women’s rights and “the disparate challenges women still face.” Discussion on executive orders: UC Berkeley law professors will discuss the scope of the president’s authority on executive orders, such as one calling for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Discussion on climate change: Hosted by the Lamorinda Democratic Club, the discussion will focus on local effects and actions. A march and rally calling for President Trump to meet with tribal leaders before continuing work on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Postcard party: A campaign to send 1 million postcards to President Trump on issues including women’s rights, religious freedom, immigration and economic security. RSVP to the Postcard Party at Booksmith event page on Facebook. Members of the tech community are expected to rally on Pi Day in protest of President Trump. Call for “secure elections:” A meet-up with the San Francisco Elections Commission, 6 p.m. at City Hall, Room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.

Politically Vulnerable, Issa Walks A Tightrope On Trump And Russia - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Election Heavy Hitter Riordan Weighs In: More Charter Schools And More Tents For Homeless
Howard Blume @
Richard Riordan says tents and sleeping bags are the most viable solution for the homeless, and that charter schools are an important solution in education.

Brown Says California's Record Boom Will Outlast Trump 'noise' - Sfgate
California Gov. Jerry Brown said many of the policy proposals emerging in the early weeks of the Trump administration are just "noise" that won't derail his state's record prosperity.

Exclusive: Trump Administration Considering Separating Women, Children At Mexico Border | Reuters
Julia Edwards Ainsley @
WASHINGTON Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.

L.A. Residents' Frustration With Rising Crime Is A Challenge For Garcetti's Reelection Bid
Dakota Smith, Kate Mather @
Garcetti is running for re-election in a city that's seen crime rise for three years in a row. Will that hurt him at the polls?

White House Seeks 17 Percent Budget Cut For Climate Agency - Politico
The White House is proposing to cut the budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a leading government agency on climate science, by a reported 17 percent.

Grandmother, 'backbone' Of Military Family, Sent Back To Mexico - The San Diego Union-tribune
Kate Morrissey @
Clarissa Arredondo, 43, is the mother of Adriana Aparicio, whose husband...

UC Berkeley To Restrict Access To Classroom Lecture Videos
BERKELEY — UC Berkeley will restrict public access to much of its online course content for a variety of practical reasons, Vice Chancellor Cathy Koshland announced this week.

Arrest Warrant Charges Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva With Embezzlement, Other Charges | The Sacramento Bee
Bill Lindelof , Robin Opsahl and Cathy Locke @
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Oroville Dam Faces Another Risk: Earthquakes From Rapid Rise In Water Levels
But there also was a seismic angle to the story. As Lake Oroville swung from being at 41% of capacity to 101% in just two months, scientists are asking whether the filling of the reservoir at the fastest rate in at least a generation can produce a damaging earthquake.

Trump Campaign Adviser Argues Over Definition Of 'meeting' With Russian Ambassador - Politico
Page then refused to comment on what has been the smallest meeting he has been in with the president.

San Jose Flood: City Knew About Flood Risk, Discussed Evacuations
New records and details show that San Jose officials were aware of the risks and prepared extensively for flooding, yet held off alerting residents as waters rose.

Disney, L.A. Chargers And USC Among Major Donors To Measure H
Doug Smith @
Labor unions, builders, real estate and investment companies, entertainers, lawyers and nonprofits have pitched in hundreds of thousands of dollars to boost Measure H.

Under Trump, Fast-track Deportations Could Extend Into Bay Area - San Francisco Chronicle
The Trump administration is working to broaden fast-track deportations now reserved for people caught right after crossing the border, potentially extending these “expedited removals” to places across the country — including the Bay Area.

Borenstein: Oakland City Finances Deteriorate In Strong Economy
Despite a strong economic recovery that has produced solid tax revenue increases, Oakland’s fiscal outlook continues to deteriorate.

La Mayor Garcetti Touts Record, But Election Challengers Aim To Shake Up ‘status Quo’
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Us Suspends Expedited Processing For H-1b Visas - San Francisco Chronicle
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Friday that it will temporarily suspend expedited processing for all H-1B petitions starting April 3.