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THE Nooner for March 7, 2017





Noonerific people - 

I need to take the day off. My stepmother unexpectedly passed away in her sleep yesterday, so there is a lot of family communication going on.

Hug your family members today.

Love you Dad,

Dad's 70th birthday party




#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Paul Bauer, Assemblymember James Gallagher, Liza McGruirk, and Najia Rosales!


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  • The LegiSchool Project invites all Sacramento-area high school Juniors and Seniors to apply to our 5 week Real World Civics Summer Internship! This opportunity educates high school students about the 3 branches of government. Students receive hands-on training while working in legislative offices and the executive branch. Students also participate in a week long introduction to the Judicial branch, where they get involved in California’s court system first-hand. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in field trips to the Sacramento State Career Center, the California State Archives, the CHP Academy, and much more! For more details, as well as how to apply, please visit our website.


  • The McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy Executive Training Series presents ”Healthcare Compliance and the Future of Healthcare Reform” on Friday, March 10 from 9 a.m.-Noon at McGeorge (3200 Fifth Ave.). This executive training will focus on the essential elements of an effective compliance program in a healthcare setting. Topics will include the development and implementation of policies and procedures, risk assessments, monitoring, and auditing. Intended audience includes non-lawyers who work in healthcare fields or are interested in health law and policy. MCLE. Register at
  • 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 at or contact us at

  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West, Gov’t 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 Education—eliminating 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 California’s 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 Romero’s “Seminar in Regional Policies: Education, Politics, and Reform” and “Seminar in Economics: Practical Applications of Policy Analysis” taught by RAND’s Marlon Graf. For legislative staffers with 2+ years of experience, we’ll 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 apply
  • 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 the Capitol Morning Report and closely follow who’s 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 at

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Political events in the Bay Area: Womenâ
Political events in the Bay Area: 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. Women’s demonstrations: A gathering to promote women’s rights on International Women’s Day, coinciding with calls for a one-day women’s strike. There will be an International Women’s Strike rally from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Lower Sproul Plaza, near Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way. Women’s rights rallies are also scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. at the San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St., and in Santa Cruz from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St. For people interested in running for local government and how to get involved without running for office. 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. Hosted by the Lamorinda Democratic Club, the discussion will focus on local effects and actions. Standing Rock march: A march and rally calling for President Trump to meet with tribal leaders before continuing work on the Dakota Access Pipeline. International Women’s Day party: A celebration hosted by the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women and the Young Women’s Christian Association of San Francisco and Marin County. The party is from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include speakers from the Global Fund for Women and U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women. Healthcare discussion: A conversation about single-payer health care proposals and a proposed state law, SB562, which would establish a single-payer plan in California. The event starts at 1 p.m. at Community Health and Wellness Center, Room 103, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco. Postcard party: A campaign to send 1 million postcards to President Trump on issues including women’s rights, religious freedom, immigration and economic security. 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. Sierra Club leader Arthur Feinstein leads a discussion on local and statewide environmental issues.

Jerry Brown Reflects On Studying For Bar Exam | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Google, Apple, Tesla, Hp And Other Silicon Valley Firms Imperiled By Proposed Trump Import Tariffs And Republicans' 'border Adjustment Tax'
tax, tariff, Apple, Google, Tesla, Oracle, HP, Cisco, Intel, Seagate, Western Digital, NVIDIA, Marvell Semiconductor, China, Asia, Mexico, President, Donald Trump, Congress, border adjustment tax

Sacramento Hit With $5 Million Verdict In Lawsuit Saying Wrong Man Arrested For Internet Child Sex Abuse | The Sacramento Bee
Sam Stanton @
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Effects Of The Ca-dc Stare-down: Brown Walks A Tightrope. Feinstein Re-election Opponent? :: Fox&hounds
Reporting on California policy and politics nowadays seems to be rooted in what happens in Washington, D.C. California, which sets itself up as the exception and trendsetter is spending much time reacting to what is coming out of the theater playing out in Washington.

How Obamacare forced the GOP to embrace 'government health care'

Rep. Jason Chaffetz's (R-Utah) 'iPhone-or-health care' remark says a lot about the GOP's dilemma.

Chaffetz: Americans Should Forego New Iphone To Afford Healthcare - Politico
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Monday that the healthcare plan rolled out Monday by House Republicans will offer Americans at all income levels the opportunity to afford healthcare.

Immigration Raid At French Restaurant Shows Difficulties Of Nabbing Workers Here Illegally
Kristina Davis @
Immigration raid at French eatery shows difficulties of nabbing workers here illegally

Ex-stockton Mayor Stole Money Meant For Disadvantaged Kids, Prosecutors Allege | The Sacramento Bee
Darrell Smith @
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Trump Promises To Soon Roll Out Other Elements Of Health Care Plan - Politico
President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning promised to soon roll out other elements of the GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, just hours after House Republicans debuted their replacement bill.

Sacramento City School District To Launch Campaign To Protect Undocumented Immigrants | The Sacramento Bee
Cathy Locke @
By Cathy Locke

Jurors Award $1.5 Million To LAPD Detective Who Claimed He Was Victim Of Retaliation
Cindy Chang @
Jamie McBride, an outspoken leader of the union that represents Los Angeles Police Department officers, won $1.5 million Monday in a lawsuit alleging that his supervisors retaliated against him. McBride alleged that he was unfairly punished for refusing to sign a declaration prepared by a federal...

New Travel Order May Still Have Legal Obstacles, Analysts Say - San Francisco Chronicle
President Donald Trump on Monday signs a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and shutting down the U.S. refugee program.

Oroville Dam: Farmers Blame Sudden Spillway Shutoff For Eroded Riverbanks | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler @
By Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler

Audio: At Lax, Legal Advocates Set Up Even Before New Travel Ban Takes Effect | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
Patrick Fodell, training coordinator at OneJustice, left, and Talia Inlender, a senior staff attorney with Public Counsel, prepare to answer questions from travelers and relatives in the wake of the release of President Trump's latest travel ban at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX on Monday, March 6, 2017. Josie Huang/KPCC

House GOP Releases Bill Replacing Obama Health Care Overhaul - Sfgate
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Protesters Rally Against Travel Ban At Sfo - San Francisco Chronicle
Protesters returned to San Francisco International Airport on Monday night to rally against President Trump’s new travel ban. But they lacked the numbers that helped drive a nationwide backlash to a first round of restrictions in late January.

Democrats Seek Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Election Interference
Senator Dianne Feinstein said the move was necessary to shield the inquiry from the appearance of political interference by the Trump administration.

Trump plan pays for immigration crackdown with cuts to coastal, air security
The proposed budget cuts for the Coast Guard, TSA and FEMA would be "devastating" and undermine the fight against terrorism, smuggling and illegal immigration, critics say.