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THE Nooner for May 27, 2017

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DISTRICT UPDATES

  • CA48 (Huntington Beach): added business operations manager Brandon Reiser (L)
  • SD24 (East LA): updated analysis (available to subscribers)
  • AD15 (Berkeley): added political consultant Buffy Wicks (D)

AURAL PLEASURE: John Myers and Melanie Mason tickle our ears with the California Politics Podcast, talking takeaways from the Democratic Convention.

Happy Saturday, and it's a beautiful one!

Several employees of the Board of Equalization are not having a good weekend as the Yolo County norovirus outbreak came downtown in time for the holiday weekend. As if staff of the agency's year couldn't have gotten worse. The building (known for being a sick building already) is being disinfected this weekend.

   

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END THE SUSPENSE! The Bee's Alexei Koseff gives us a wrap up of the Assembly Appropriations actions on its suspense file yesterday. "The Assembly Appropriations Committee weighed the fates of 531 measures with a combined fiscal impact estimated at $25.1 billion, ultimately sending 351 to the Assembly floor for a vote next week." 

The MercNews's Katy Murphy also reports.

One of the bills that was killed on suspense was Marc Levine's AB 1234, which would have closed the party committee loophole that gets around California's campaign finance restrictions.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia's AB 9 to exempt tampons from sales tax was punted to next year, reports the LAT's John Myers.

BAIL: Duane Chapman--aka Dog the Bounty Hunter--is reaching out to touch Californians via a robo call opposing SB 10 (Hertzberg) and AB 42 (Bonta), which would reform California's bail system, writes the MercNews's Katy Murphy.

CA34 (Los Angeles): The LAT's Christine Mai-Duc reports on Thursday night's debate between Robert Lee Ahn and Jimmy Gomez in the June 6 runoff election.

CA40 (Redlands): Assemblymember Melissa Melendez is unhappy that Congressman Pete Aguilar had a picture of him wearing a shirt saying "REPEAL AND GO F*CK YOURSELF -- GOP," writes Jeff Horseman in the PE.

CA49 (Carlsbad): Darrell Issa plans to appeal a superior court judge's ruling that requires that Issa pay $140,000 in legal costs incurred by 2016 opponent Doug Applegate from an insuccessful defamation suit, reports Joshua Stewart in the SDUT.

 

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#RESIST: Billboards are popping up around the state with the "resist" theme, and the Bee's Ed Fletcher takes a look at who is behind them.

 

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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Mike Madrid! And belated greetings go out to KimChi Nguyen (Thursday)!

 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
The Effort To Make Tampons Tax Free In California Has Been Delayed Until 2018
John Myers @
latimes.com
Legislation to eliminate California sales taxes on the purchase of tampons was delayed Friday by the Assembly's fiscal committee until ...

Democratic Factions Sit And Wait For Feinstein To Decide - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
In November, Dianne Feinstein will achieve a milestone of having served precisely a quarter of a century in the U.S. Senate. Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of Feinstein becoming mayor of San Francisco in the wake of the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. She was first elected to public office during Richard Nixon’s first term as president and she graduated from college as Dwight Eisenhower was preparing to run for re-election.

We May Never Know Who Cut Off Rep. Maxine Waters' Microphone. Here's What We Do Know
Jazmine Ulloa @
latimes.com
A timeline of what happened when Rep. Maxine Waters was cut off during a state convention speech in Sacramento.

Prop 13: Headline Grabber Does Not Reflect Reality :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
A multi-million dollar opposition campaign would raise arguments those who responded to the poll were not advised of before replying to the poll question.

California Lawmakers Quietly Refuse To Stop Unlimited Cash Flowing From Political Parties To Their Campaigns
John Myers @
latimes.com
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First Woman In Ca National Guard Infantry | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
sacbee.com
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

UC San Diego Researchers Find Volkswagen Isn't The Only Auto Maker Deceiving Regulators | Kpbs
David Wagner @
kpbs.org
Computer scientists at UC San Diego found "smoking gun" software showing that Volkswagen intentionally cheated emissions tests. And they found evidence of deception in another automaker's vehicles.

Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents

The request to Trump's political operatives represents the first time that Trump's official campaign structure has been drawn into the Senate committee's ongoing bipartisan investigation.

How A Supposedly Free Bridge Over The L.A. River Will Cost Taxpayers Millions
David Zahniser @
latimes.com
The city will construct a $16.1-million bridge, once envisioned as a gift to the public, over the Los Angeles River.

Paid Maternity Leave For Teachers In California Bill | The Sacramento Bee
Walter Ko @
sacbee.com
By Walter Ko

Puerto Rico Governor Pushes Statehood As Vote Looms Despite No U.S. Support - Politico
politico.com
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has just the solution for the decade-long recession and crippling debt crisis his island is facing: U.S. statehood.

Boehner: Trump's Term 'disaster,' Aside From Foreign Affairs - Sfgate
sfgate.com
Twitter responds after President Donald Trump appears to shove the prime minister of Montenegro.

Billboards Call For California To Resist, But Who Is Behind Them? | The Sacramento Bee
Ed Fletcher @
sacbee.com
By Ed Fletcher

Outside Money Spills Into L.A. Congressional Race As Election Day Nears
latimes.com
Spending by outside groups hoping to influence Los Angeles' congressional race is picking up, with less than two weeks to go before the...

Sexually Violent Offender To Move To Yuba County Home Next Week | The Sacramento Bee
Nashelly Chavez @
sacbee.com
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Political events in the Bay Area: Russia, Elizabeth Warren
sfgate.com
Political events in the Bay Area: Political events A roundup of upcoming events: The Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity will host a discussion on immigration, followed by postcard writing to support social justice. The event is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore St. in San Francisco. Russia conversation: A public forum on the confrontation between Russia and the U.S., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. in Berkeley. Elizabeth Warren event: A conversation with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St. in San Francisco. The discussion is part of an all-day event organized around opposition to President Trump. For National Gun Violence Awareness Day, activists are asking people to wear orange to stand against gun violence. Gun violence march: A march across the Golden Gate Bridge to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day and to stand against gun violence. Fifty Years of Struggle, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the party. Marchers are demanding an independent investigation into Trump’s Russia connections in a “March for Truth.” The Sierra Club is seeking volunteers to recruit new members and educate people on environmental issues at Sunday Streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Golden Gate Park.

Trump Cancels Iowa Rally - Politico
politico.com
Since becoming president, Trump has held several campaign-style rallies in swing states that voted in his favor | Getty

Sales Tax Bump To Help La County Homeless Delayed, Which Could Cause Funding Shortfall
dailynews.com
Today's high

California To Share In $33 Million Johnson & Johnson Settlement - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
California is expected to receive the largest chunk of a $33 million settlement against Johnson & Johnson after a lawsuit filed by 43 states alleged the company endangered consumers by flouting quality control standards for popular over-the-counter medicines, including Tylenol and St. Joseph Aspirin.

Bay Area political events: Elizabeth Warren, LGBT rally
sfgate.com
Bay Area political events: Political events A roundup of upcoming events: Elizabeth Warren event: A conversation with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St. in San Francisco. The discussion is part of an all-day event organized around opposition to President Trump. For National Gun Violence Awareness Day, activists are asking people to wear orange to stand against gun violence. Gun violence march: A march across the Golden Gate Bridge to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day and to stand against gun violence. The Peace and Freedom Party is hosting a forum, Peace and Freedom: Fifty Years of Struggle, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the party. The free event will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. Marchers are demanding an independent investigation into Trump’s Russia connections in a “March for Truth.” The Sierra Club is seeking volunteers to recruit new members and educate people on environmental issues at Sunday Streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Golden Gate Park.

Sweeping Texas Anti-abortion Bill Heads To Governor As Legal Challenges Loom - Politico
politico.com
The state Senate on Wednesday sent S.B. 8 to Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it. | AP Photo

Orange County Da Covered Up Testimony In Murder Case, Fullerton City Manager Dui, Investigators Allege – Orange County Register
ocregister.com
Two investigators for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office say their top boss, Tony Rackauckas, as well as other county prosecutors and office supervisors, covered up criminal conduct by police and hid evidence in several high-profile cases.

Torossian Concedes In L.A. City Council District 7 Race
Dakota Smith @
latimes.com
Monica Rodriguez won the race for L.A. City Council District 7, certified results released Friday show.