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THE Nooner for March 13, 2017



Just another manic Monday...

I'm doing the switchover from 2016 to 2018 elections on the website, so it'll take a couple of days to get candidate/incumbent information up to date. But, I guess it's time to move on.

SPORTS PAGE: #3 UCLA will play its first round around 7pm at the Golden 1 Center against #14 Kent State. Earlier in the day at Golden 1, the #3 Oregon Ducks face off against #14 Iona. UC Davis, as a #16 plays at 3:40 PDT Wednesday against #16 North Carolina Central in Dayton, Ohio. Following the Davis-NCC game is USC v. Providence. Both games are on TruTV.

If you you missed it over the weekend, I wrote Saturday about the state's budget woes affecting Big Sur as well as the upcoming SCOCAL vacancy.

Anyway, I'm late this morning because of the clock-changing thing. I'm off to watch The Walking Dead, and I'm not referring to C-SPAN.

Have a great day! Get outside!



#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Senator Ben Allen, Xóchitl Rodriguez, and Matthew Roman!


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  • Land Use/Environmental/Water Attorney sought by Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLC, an established AV rated mid-size Oxnard firm (see Applicant must have at least 3-5 years of California land use, environmental law or water law experience. Representation of public agencies and government entity litigation is a definite plus. Applicant should be capable of independently handling a variety of government general legal counsel matters including Brown Act Open Meetings Law, Political Reform Act, and the Public Records Act. Collegial but busy work environment with opportunity for advancement. Send resume and writing sample to firm’s managing partner John Mathews (

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Jerry Brown Wants To Kill Wonky Health And Welfare Delivery Plan | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
Observations on California and its politics

Bay Area political events: Postcard parties, anti-Trump rally
Bay Area political events: Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Part of 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, 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, San Francisco. 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, Palo Alto. Panel: A discussion with immigration attorneys on sanctuary cities hosted by the United Democratic Club.

Seeing Red: Membership Triples For The Democratic Socialists Of America
Matt Pearce @
The nation's largest socialist organization has seen a surge in membership since the election of Donald Trump.

Police In Sacramento Suburb Of Citrus Heights Have Highest Fatal Shooting Rate In California | The Sacramento Bee
Anita Chabria, Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese @
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Santa Cruz County officials send lawmakers postcards showing storm damage
Santa Cruz County officials are trying to convince state lawmakers to pass proposals that would fund road repairs with a visual new campaign. The county said in a press release that they are sending each member of the California State Legislature one of six postcards, which show some of the damage done by this year's strong winter storms.

Sacramento International Airport Hopes For Service To Asia, Europe | The Sacramento Bee
Richard Chang @
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Early Version Of Trump Health Care Plan Perplexes Inland Area Medical Providers
Today's high

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Not Running For Senate To Focus On Redistricting Reform
Today's high

Conway: I'm Not Concerned With Political Fallout From Obamacare Repeal - Politico
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Monday morning that she is unconcerned by any potential political repercussions that the Republican Party might suffer in upcoming elections as a result of the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act currently making its way through the House of Representatives.

California’s Property Tax Burden 10th Worst In Nation
Today's high

Trump Versus The Deep State: A War With No Heroes - San Francisco Chronicle
Which side are you on — President Trump’s oligarchy or the deep state? If you answered, “None of the above,” score one for democracy. Neither side has the interest of the American people at heart — only its own power. They are behemoths bloated on their own ego and entitlement, and like the mighty showdown between Godzilla and Mothra, it’s impossible to cheer for either one, because democracy could be crushed beneath their monstrous, scaly feet in the process.

Follow Immigrant Omid Kordestani's Rise At Google, Twitter
Google, HP, Immigration, San Jose State University, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Technology, Twitter

Ucsd Scientists Worry Trump Could Suppress Climate Change Data
Gary Robbins and Joshua Emerson Smith @
UC San Diego may accelerate its plans to preserve its climate research data due to growing concerns among faculty that the Trump administration could interfere with their work.

Two Countries, One Sewage Problem: Tijuana And San Diego Grapple With Renegade Flows - The San Diego Union-tribune
Sandra Dibble, Joshua Emerson Smith @

House Committee Wants Evidence For Trump's Wiretap Claim - Sfgate
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Holder, Pelosi, Mcauliffe Start Redistricting Fundraising - Politico
More joint events for Holder, Pelosi and McAuliffe are being scheduled in New York, Washington, Chicago and Boston, according to people familiar with the planning.

Lowriders Get Barrio Logan Community Excited About Science - The San Diego Union-tribune
Kate Morrissey @

Bart Has $3.5 Billion To Spend: Here's What We Think They Should Fix First - Sfgate
In November, the Bay Area voted to pass Measure RR, giving the BART system $3.5 billion to rebuild the aging transit system. What to fix first?

Anti-hate Rally Ramps Up After Slur-filled San Jose Altercation
Organizers of Palo Alto anti-hate event cited shootings in Kansas, Washington, slur-filled altercation in downtown San Jose as causes for alarm

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Snow Threat Pushes Back Trump-merkel Meeting In Washington - Politico
The White House meeting scheduled for Tuesday between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been postponed, press secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday, because of a winter storm bearing down on the East Coast.

Kellyanne Conway denies she said microwaves were used to spy on Trump campaign

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway went on television on March 13 to clarify what she knows about surveillance on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.