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THE Nooner for March 10, 2017

 

 

 

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Happy Friday! You made it!  It should be a beautiful weekend. And, skiiers, don't fear, the National Weather Service forcasts that only about 1" of liquid equivalent snow will melt even with the higher temperatures. There are 40" up there.

I'M BACK? Eyebrows were raised yesterday when Politico posted an article covering the buzz that Arnold Schwarzenegger may be mulling a political comeback with a challenge to Senator Dianne Feinstein next year.

Meanwhile the LAT's Phill Willon writes that Schwarzenegger's spox didn't pour water on the rumor when asked yesterday. “What he cares about right now is how we can pass redistricting reform in other states,” [Daniel] Ketchell said Thursday afternoon. “That’s his main focus now.”

It's would be a longshot bid. The vast majority of Democrats in the overwhelmingly blue state will vote for a Democrat in the top-two primary, whether or not Feinstein runs for reelection.

Meanwhile, on the right, there are bitter feelings over Schwarzenegger's support for the top-two primary and redistricting reform, two factors that many GOP insiders attrribute to the decline of the party in the Golden State. And, should Feinstein decide not to run, the Democrats have a pretty strong bench, currently focused on the governor's race, but undoubtedly there would be shifts in attention should DiFI retire.

True, California has a large number of independent voters. However, data suggest that they are pretty partisan in actual voting. NPP voters don't vote as a block moving from one end of the spectrum to the other. They generally vote like theiir party-registered neighbors.

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS? The AP reports that "lefties" and "technies" in California have formed an unusual alliance to fight back against the new administration. 

FPPC: With yesterday's appointment to the Fair Political Practices Commission by Secretary of State Alex Padilla of retired California Professional Firefighters lobbyist Brian Hatch and last week's appointment by Controller Betty Yee of elections attorney Allison Hayward, Patrick McGreevy writes in the LAT that the changes could bring significant changes to the watchdog agency.

CA49 (Carlsbad): A Superior Court judge made a tentative ruling yesterday that Darrell Issa changeller Doug Applegate and his campaign manager Robert Dempsey did not defame the congressman in two campaign commercials before last November's election, reports Joshua Stuart in the SDUT. Issa alleged that the suggestion in the he is dishonest and callous hurt his reputation, but the judge found that the congressman didn't offer enough evidence that the statements were false.

REPEAL AND REPLACE: The Bee's Angela Hart reports that Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones 5 million Californians could lose their health coverage under the current proposal for changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Jones also said yesterday that he doesn't remember how he voted on Proposition 64 last November, the initiative that provides for the legalization of recretational pot, writes Christopher Cadelago in the Bee.

CLEARING THE AIR: Former attorney general Eric Holder may have his first real work under his contract with the State Senate as senators prepare to fight back should President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency end the waiver that allows the state to have stronger emission standards than otherwise would be allowed, writes McClatchy's Sean Cockerham.

LA-LA LAND: Joe Mathews reports on Fox and Hounds that the speculation of higher office for Eric Garcetti may be wishful thinking by some, finding the the the mayorship of the state's largest city is a dead-end job.

MOVIN' ON UP? California Republican Party leader Harmeet Dhillon, is reportedly on the short list for the Assistant Attorney General of the United States for Civil Rights, reports the LAT's Seema Mehta.

DOUBLE-X FACTOR: Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher wants to raise taxes on hard liquor by approximatel 2 cents per drink ($1.20/gallon) to pay for the cost of exempting diaperss and feminine hygiene products, writes Alexei Koseff in the Bee.

 

 

 

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#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Assemblymember Rudy Salas!

#FAREWELL: Former congressman and state legislator Anthony Bielenson (1932-2017). 

 

  

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Political events in the Bay Area: Standing Rock, anti-Trump meetings
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Political events in the Bay Area: Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Standing Rock march and day of action: A march and rally calling for President Trump to meet with tribal leaders before continuing work on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. outside the San Francisco Federal Building, 90 Seventh St. Protesters will gather at 1 p.m. outside the Shelterpoint Business Center, 591 Redwood Highway in Mill Valley, to defend “our water, our land and our planet for future generations.” International Women’s Day party: A celebration hosted by the Friends of 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. Health care 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 the Community Health and Wellness Center, Room 103, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco. Anti-deportations rally: A demonstration in support of immigrants, from 3 to 8 p.m. outside the West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Highway in Richmond. Anti-Trump meetings: A discussion on strategiesto protest President Trump’s policies, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Redstone Building, 2926 16th St. in San Francisco. Part of 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, March 14, 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. An opportunity for people to write postcards to elected officials on issues of concern, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pier 23 Cafe on the Embarcadero, San Francisco. Community forum: A conversation on civic engagement with elected officials, business leaders and community activists, hosted by Golden Gate University. Sierra Club leader Arthur Feinstein leads a discussion on local and statewide environmental issues. The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Political discussion: A panel discussion on how to be involved at the local, state and federal level, hosted by the United Democratic Club. Women’s rally and march: A “Walk for Equality” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto. Panel: A discussion with immigration attorneys on sanctuary cities hosted by the United Democratic Club.

L.A. Congressional Candidate Alejandra Campoverdi Makes Healthcare Debate Personal In First Tv Ad
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Update on 'Essential Politics: California's climate goals rely on more housing on less land, lawmakers propose lowering the voting age ...

Ca Insurance Chief: Trump To Blame If Millions Lose Health Care | The Sacramento Bee
Angela Hart @
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The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Republican Leader Under Consideration For Key Department Of Justice Post
Seema Mehta @
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Update on 'Essential Politics: California's climate goals rely on more housing on less land, lawmakers propose lowering the voting age ...

Ca Insurance Commissioner Won't How He Voted On Legal Pot | The Sacramento Bee
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Top Capitol Hill Chairmen Go To The White House -- Health Care Update: House Looks Better Than The Senate -- What Mcconnell Told Us -- Wh Launches Nationwide Health Care Push - Politico
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Lobbyist Named To California Fair Political Practices Commission | The Sacramento Bee
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The Crime Issue Rises :: Fox&hounds
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The murder of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer and the big increase of property crimes have highlighted growing concern over the consequences of recent legislation and ballot measures that have opened prison doors. The crime issue, so powerful in the final decades of the last century, is rising again in the public consciousness.

Lawsuit Filed Against Off-duty LAPD Officer Who Fired Gun During Videotaped Anaheim Clash
James Queally @
latimes.com
A civil lawsuit has been filed against an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who fired his gun during a clash with teenagers in Anaheim.

Ryan Planning More Health Care Votes Alongside Repeal Effort - Politico
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Speaker Paul Ryan explains the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 9 in Washington, DC. | Getty

In Tentative Ruling, Judge Dismisses Issa's Lawsuit Against Applegate - The San Diego Union-tribune
Joshua Stewart @
sandiegouniontribune.com
 <h1>New Star Wars display opens at Legoland</h1>

Tech Workers Electing To Use Skills In Politics - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
Mike Levin, a new Congressional candidate in a Southern California swing district, wants to do everything he can to beat the incumbent Republican in 2018 — and to do so, he said, a strong digital and social media presence is key.

After Measure S, Some L.A. Developers Say They'll Step More Softly With New Projects
Andrew Khouri, Roger Vincent @
latimes.com
Los Angeles voters overwhelming rejected Measure S this week, but developers say the initiative exposed significant resistance to their work and they might be more cautious going forward.

Can President Trump keep his many promises about health care?

President Trump has repeatedly promised not to change Medicare or Medicaid benefits, and to provide insurance that covers “everyone.” But now that it's time to pass legislation, can he deliver on those promises?

Your Money: Are You Middle Class Enough to Deserve a Health Care Tax Break?
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The Republican health care bill sets income parameters that may — or may not — look like a useful benchmark, depending on your perspective.

Why the Congressional Budget Office is at the center of the health-care fight

House Republicans are facing criticism for moving their health-care bill before the Congressional Budget Office has released its evaluation of the legislation. Here’s what you need to know about this office.

Trump Threatens California's Auto Pollution Rules | The Sacramento Bee
Sean Cockerham @
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He Might Not Call It 'trumpcare,' But The President Will Likely Own Any Obamacare Replacement
Noah Bierman , Lisa Mascaro @
latimes.com
Aware of those stakes, Trump is engaging in the complex effort to change the health system, albeit cautiously after the tumult that grew out of his early actions on immigration and other issues. Selling the healthcare bill, which has already met sharp resistance within his party, will present the stiffest test yet of his pledge to play the deal-maker.

Oakland Ethics Commission Slams Sports Ticket Perks - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
East Bay officials are getting free tickets to Warriors, Raiders and A’s games through a process that has built-in conflicts of interest, lacks transparency and raises the specter of governmental corruption, according to the draft of a scathing new report from the Oakland Public Ethics Commission.

Reps. Darrell Issa, Duncan Hunter To Hold Town Halls Saturday - The San Diego Union-tribune
Teri Figueroa, Joshua Stewart @
sandiegouniontribune.com


At UC Berkeley, Justice Sotomayor Discusses Obstacles To Justice - Sfgate
sfgate.com
Poor people don’t have enough access to the U.S. legal system,

California Gets High Grade For Medical Marijuana Access, Report Says - The Orange County Register
BROOKE EDWARDS STAGGS @
ocregister.com
California does a good job of letting medical marijuana patients get their treatment of choice, but some elements of the state’s marijuana laws still fail to protect people with legitimate ailments, according to a report released Thursday by a patient advocacy group.

Fact Check: Spicerâ
nytimes.com
The Congressional Budget Office has yet to complete its analysis of the proposed health care law repeal, but the White House is already saying the agency can’t be trusted.