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Happy Easter Eee. You have a few minutes to hide eggs to discover them before finding them un-found at Christmas. 



The Bee's Angela Hart looks at the fight over rent control, led legislatively by Senator Ben Allen. 



#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Sharon Davis, Peter Hidalgo, Robb Korinke, and Noah Painter!



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  • Emerge California's 5th Annual Sacramento Reception - Together We Persist,  Join Emerge California, Keynote speaker Senator Connie Leyva, and the Freshman Democrat Assemblywomen on April 19th 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Mix Downtown, 1525 L St. Sacramento, CA 95814. We are celebrating collaboration, unity and solidarity amongst Democratic Women persisting through our current political environment. For tiackets and more information:
  • California Coverage & Health Initiatives (CCHI) - Executive Assistant/Office Manager in Sacramento. CCHI seeking strong candidate to provide administrative and financial support to the CEO and Board of Directors. Responsible for office operations and procedures including payroll, human resources and financial duties. Great salary and generous benefit packet. To review full job description, visit

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  • Nominate a California Leader Today. The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize Californians in nonprofits, business, or government advancing innovative and effective solutions to critical state issues. Recipients receive $200,000 to advance their work. Nominations are due by April 28. Nominate a leader today:

  • CA School Boards Assn- Political Dir. Responsible for CSBA’s grassroots program; to oversee state and local outreach, establish and coordinate membership training; supervise team of grassroots professionals; supervise grassroots programs and outreach to association members and other partnering industries; assist with Political Action Committee fundraising efforts; coordinate CSBA’s efforts relating to statewide ballot measures including signature gathering and “get out the vote” efforts; develop, summarize, and maintain various reports and records; foster cooperative working relationships among Association staff and act as liaison with various legislative, educational, community, public, and government agencies; and perform related work as required. BOE. Details:
  • LOBBYING SUCCESS BEGINS HERE. [end bold] 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. Our last two seminar dates sold out, so we encourage you to book quickly. 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. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration: or 916 442 5009.

  • Become a policy leader with a MPP degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. By combining empirical analysis, critical thinking, political philosophy, persuasive communication, and political strategy, our program – taught by policy practitioners and experts – prepares government, private sector, and non-profit 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! Apply now for Fall 2017 enrollment: (
  • President & CEO Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
    The President/CEO will craft and implement strategic vision for public policy and electoral efforts. Location: Sacramento
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  • 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:

  • 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.

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  • 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: (
  • 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
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Bay Area political events: Feinstein town hall
Bay Area political events: Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Hosted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., from 11 a.m. to noon at the San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2850 19th Ave. Attendees must have a ticket. Immigration protest: A demonstration calling for Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern to stop working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by “notifying ICE on prisoner releases.” The protest is from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility, 550 Sixth St. in Oakland. Conversation on land use: A discussion on how local communities can “make the best decisions to meet regional and local needs” on land use and housing. Politics 101: A discussion hosted by the United Democratic Club on the political history of San Francisco, how local and state governments work, and what the future holds for political issues like housing and transportation. Helena, at 6:30 p.m. at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway in Napa. The League of Women Voters hosts a discussion with Jay Laefer of the American Civil Liberties Union on “safeguarding the rights of our entire community.” Conversation on Trump resistance: A new event series hosted by The Chronicle is called “Chronicle Chats.” Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest? will be moderated by columnist David Talbot and will feature a senior adviser to the Bernie Sanders campaign and other experts and leaders. The event is from noon to 1 p.m. at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco. The Museum of International Propaganda is hosting a pop-up art and poetry show called Against Trumpism: The opening reception is April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. with a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. at 1000 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. Hosted by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium of Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, will host a town hall at 4 p.m. at the Dublin High School student union, 8151 Village Parkway in Dublin. Hosted by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, at 1 p.m. at Newark Memorial High School, 39375 Cedar Blvd. in Newark. Sexual assault conversation: Loosid Projects, Planned Parenthood and Bay Area Women Against Rape host a discussion called Locker Room Talk: Confronting Sexual Violence in the Age of Trump. Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears will discuss the recent findings of the BayWave Project, a study on sea levels and rising tides from Sausalito to Novato. Sears will discuss Marin’s vulnerability and list next steps for how to deal with issues associated with rising sea levels. The event is free, wheelchair-accessible and begins at 7 p.m. It will be held at Driver’s Market, 200 Caledonia St. in Sausalito. Hosted by the International Institute of the Bay Area, a “Comedy Night for Immigrant Rights” will feature Bay Area comedians Irene Tu, Johan Miranda and Zahra Noorbaksh.

Which California Legislative Republicans Represent Pro-clinton Districts? | The Sacramento Bee
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Judge weighs arguments in SF, Santa Clara sanctuary cities case
A Trump administration lawyer told an apparently skeptical federal judge Friday that President Trump’s executive order against so-called sanctuary cities, such as San Francisco, doesn’t deprive them of federal funding — at least not yet — but merely encourages them to follow immigration laws. [...] U.S. District Judge William Orrick III said Attorney General Jeff Sessions has publicly identified San Francisco as a sanctuary city, and Trump has also criticized the city’s immigration policy. In the first legal test of Trump’s executive order, Orrick is considering San Francisco and Santa Clara County’s request for an injunction that would halt enforcement of the order against more than 300 cities and counties nationwide. Readler’s statement reflected varying public positions within the Trump administration on sanctuary cities and the obligations of local governments under federal immigration laws. The president’s executive order cites a long-standing federal law requiring local governments to direct their law enforcement agencies to inform immigration agents of the “immigration status” of people they are holding in their jails. [...] administration officials have also demanded that cities and counties hold immigrant detainees after their scheduled release dates when immigration officials want to take them into their custody for possible deportation. Readler told Orrick the administration was issuing only requests, not orders, to keep immigrants in custody, and that local compliance was “voluntary.” In their lawsuit, San Francisco and Santa Clara County argue that federal funding is controlled by Congress, not the president, and that the Constitution prohibits federal agencies from coercing state and local governments to carry out federal law by threatening to slash their funding. The only funding at stake, the government lawyer said at the hearing, would be grants from the Justice Department or the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees immigration enforcement, and not the bulk of federal appropriations that support local health and social service programs. Trump and Sessions have made it clear that the executive order is intended as “a weapon to cancel all funding to sanctuary cities,” including programs for “the most vulnerable citizens,” said attorney John Keker, representing Santa Clara County.

California Tribes Fear Abysmal Salmon Run May Trigger Public Health Crisis | The Sacramento Bee
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Manchin Hauls In $552k For Reelection Bid - Politico
Sen. Joe Manchin, one of a cadre of Senate Democrats up for reelection in conservative states next fall, raked in roughly $552,600 in the first three months of 2017, according to figures provided by his campaign to POLITICO.

What To Expect From La's Tax Day Protest | 89.3 Kpcc
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Participants seen during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March in protest after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images

Battle Over Rent Control In California Expected To Drag Into Next Year | The Sacramento Bee
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Former UC Berkeley law school dean settles suit with accuser
The former dean of the UC Berkeley law school and his former assistant reached a legal settlement in her long-standing sexual harassment lawsuit against him, it was announced Friday. Former dean Sujit Choudhry agreed to pay $50,000 to charity and $50,000 in legal fees to settle the case, according to statements released by the university and by his former assistant Tyann Sorrell. In a statement released Friday, Sorrell said the $50,000 payment to charity represented a “significant financial contribution to a number of organizations of my choice that deal with the serious issues of sexual harassment and abuse.” University officials and Choudhry did not return calls seeking comment and Levy said the timing of the announcement was “intended to minimize student and staff reaction” to the news of the settlement. In her statement, Sorrell said she “look(s) forward to a day when sexual harassment and abuse is no long denied, enabled, ignored or tolerated.”

State Will Send More Water To Southern California As It Boosts Deliveries To Highest Levels In 11 Years
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The State Water Project announced increased water deliveries Friday, making this year's allocation the highest since 2006

Demonstrators Want Nuclear Waste Moved Out Of San Onofre - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Epic Sues Irs Over Trump's Tax Returns - Politico
The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Saturday sued the IRS for failing to release President Donald Trump's tax returns.

Calif. Air Resources Board Asks Federal Government To Toughen Train Emission Standards -
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Trump Is Creating A Void On Climate Change. Can California Persuade Other States To Help Fill It?
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California has tried to get other states to follow its lead on climate change for years. Trump's federal rollback has made its efforts more important than ever, but the record is mixed.

Trump’s Reelection Stockpile Grows As Small Donors Keep Giving

Much of the money came from small donors who gave less than $200 in response to email solicitations urging them to support the president's agenda and stymie "the Fake News and Democrats in Congress," as one put it. More than 250,000 new contributors have given online to Trump's campaign committee or the RNC so far this year, officials said.

Signs Targeting City Council, Undocumented Immigrants Pop Up In La Neighborhood
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Road Clears In California For Apple Self-driving Car - San Francisco Chronicle
An Apple self-driving car may soon hit the road in California.

Leaving Coastal California Is A 'no Brainer' For Some As Housing Costs Rise
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As home prices and rents climb in coastal California, people are increasingly looking inland or out of state for bigger home and a mortgage they can afford.

Audio: Apartment Auctions Hit La's Tight Rental Market | 89.3 Kpcc
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A for-rent sign is posted on a Los Angeles apartment building in February. Startups are developing digital tools that create auctions for potential renters to bid on apartments. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Mexican Tourists Don't Want To Visit Trump's America. It Will Cost Us Billions.
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Mexico is the United State's second-largest inbound tourism market, but northbound visits are way down and expected to drop more in the Trump era.