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  • The University of California Office of the President is seeking an Associate Director of State Budget Relations in Sacramento. The Associate Director (AD) provides expertise, analysis, political strategy and advocacy related to UC's budget on behalf of the University. The ideal candidate has a working knowledge of the functions, organizations, structure and procedures of UC and experience with the executive and legislative branches of California government. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Learn more and apply here
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Beyond that — as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a friend for nearly a half century, put it — “law teacher and scholar nonpareil, Herma has spearheaded countless endeavors to shape the legal academy and the legal profession to serve all the people law exists (or should exist) to serve, and to make law genuinely protective of women’s capacity to chart their own life’s course.” [...] of her appointment, only 14 women had previously gained tenure at U.S. law schools, and they were the subject of a book she had nearly completed at the time of her death. Ms. Kay’s “mentoring of women law students and young faculty opened the door to legal careers that simply did not exist before she and other women of her generation began to imagine them,” law Professor Eleanor Swift said in a 2016 law review article. Born in South Carolina, Ms. Kay said her career path was influenced by a sixth-grade teacher, who told her after a classroom debate on the Civil War, “If you were my daughter, I’d send you to law school.” “Her insight was that Boalt was not going to survive as a top 10 school if it did not develop a clinical program,” said Swift, who was the school’s associate dean from 1998 to 2000. “She was hiring a cadre of clinical professors ... and creating clinics that would serve the public interest,” eventually including clinics on environmental law, legal issues in technology, and the death penalty. When Gov. Pete Wilson led UC regents to ban race-based admissions in 1995, and California voters took the same step for all state and local government programs in 1996, Ms. Kay launched programs to try to maintain campus diversity without considering students’ race. Swift said Ms. Kay and the school’s admissions director “began scouring the country” for talented students of all backgrounds, and were able to attract a substantial minority enrollment without affirmative action. Ms. Kay also served as chair of UC Berkeley’s Academic Senate and as president of the American Academy of Law Schools, which in 2015 honored her for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Law, the first woman to receive the award.

Board Of Equalization Change To Create New Ca Tax Departments | The Sacramento Bee
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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

Why G.O.P. Senators Are Creating a Health Plan in Secret

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is working with a small group of Republicans to draft a new health care bill behind closed doors. Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor for The Times, explains the reasons for — and reactions to — the secrecy.

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The Richmond mother of three was one of more than 200,000 California residents whose future remained in limbo Friday after the Trump administration said it would keep in place federal protections for certain immigrants who entered the U.S. as children, but would not guarantee their fate as it continues to study the program known as DACA. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, started in 2012 by former President Barack Obama, gave people like Valdes a work permit and shielded them from deportation, singling them out as unique because they had been raised in the country from a young age. Advocates and politicians who favor progressive immigration policies initially reacted with joy after the administration, in a memo released late Thursday, said DACA would remain in effect. The memo — which rescinded a similar program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA — seemed to signal a long-term reprieve for the Dreamers. An accompanying document published by the Department of Homeland Security said DACA recipients “will continue to be eligible” for protection, and that “no work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates.” By officially dropping DAPA, another Obama-era program that attempted to expand protection from deportation to certain undocumented parents of American citizens, the Trump administration appeared to be placating its base — while avoiding a political storm led by immigration advocates, some analysts said. During his announcement of the program five years ago, Obama said DACA was intended as a “temporary stopgap measure” that could help lift “the shadow of deportation” for some people. [...] more than 750,000 people have qualified for DACA, with California leading the way, but more comprehensive immigration reform has failed to materialize. Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for more restrictive immigration policies, said she doubted Trump would allow DACA to continue indefinitely “because that would institutionalize a program that he agreed was improper.”

Trump Hires Another High-profile Lawyer As Special Counsel Probe Heats Up - Politico
Trump and his aides are facing multiple investigations, including a probe by special counsel Robert Mueller into allegations Russian leaders tried to meddle in last year's election and that Trump's campaign colluded with the Kremlin in the effort. | AFP/Getty

New Wave Of Legal Marijuana Dispensaries Coming To San Diego - The San Diego Union-tribune
David Garrick @
The new wave of dispensaries follows a year-long lull when no new shops were approved or began operating in San Diego,...

Oroville Dam Update: Should California Pay For Feather River Fish Kills And Erosion? | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Sabalow @
By Ryan Sabalow

Putin: New Sanctions Will 'complicate' Russia-U.S. Ties - Politico
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve sanctions against Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election.

Bay Area political events: anti-Trump discussion, nuclear weapons film
Bay Area political events: anti-Trump discussion, nuclear weapons film Political events Nuclear weapons march: “Women’s March to Ban the Bomb,” in support of U.N. negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Demonstrators will meet at 11:30 a.m. at El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party, a conversation on countering racism and fascism. The event begins at 2 p.m. A $3 to $5 donation is requested at the door. Nuclear weapons film: A screening and discussion of “The Nuclear Requiem,” on the challenges of controlling nuclear weapons. The free, two-hour event starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Public Library’s Orchard Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Hosted by Rep. Jared Huffman at 4:30 p.m. the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. Refugees event: A community briefing, Helping Refugees Today: What We Need to Know, What We Need to Do, presented by immigration and refugee resettlement professionals. Coal film: A free screening of “From the Ashes,” a National Geographic documentary about coal, followed by a discussion on the environment and climate. Hosted by the Older Women’s League of California, a discussion and postcard writing to elected representatives to push for climate change support.

Murkowski 'committed' To Funding Planned Parenthood - Politico
Sen. Lisa Murkowski is one of the most important swing votes in the health care debate, making her position on Planned Parenthood potentially pivotal to the shape of the final bill. | Getty

Trump Hires Veteran Lawyer With Deep Experience in Washington

The president added John Dowd, who previously led a Major League Baseball investigation and represented Senator John McCain in the “Keating Five” case.

U.S. Ethics Office Releases Trump's Financial Disclosure - Politico
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Friday released President Donald Trump's financial disclosure, a 98-page document that details his sprawling hotel and real estate empire.

Grand Jury Brands Santa Clara County Courts As Slowpoke
reasons, taxpayers, cost, felonies, grand jury

One Of The LAPD Cruisers Allegedly Stolen By Cadets Was Driven More Than 1,000 Miles, Sources Say
Richard Winton, Kate Mather, Meg Bernhard @
Los Angeles police investigators are trying to determine what three cadets did with cruisers and equipment they are suspected of stealing.

Democratic 2020 Contenders? Voters Haven't Heard Of Them - Politico
"All bets are off when it comes to the composition of the 2020 Democratic primary," said Morning Consult Co-founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. "This early polling indicates that many of the names being floated in Washington still have a lot of work to do in terms of building national profiles."

Kqed Online Broadcast, Computers Brought Down In Apparent Hack - Sfgate
San Francisco’s KQED, the operator of public TV and radio stations, saw its online radio stream knocked out for more than 12 hours starting late Thursday and its email accounts rendered inaccessible in an apparent hacking attack.

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra Announces Probe Of Drugmakers Over Epidemic Of Opioid Deaths
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Rooting for Scalise Through Hospital Ordeal: His 3 Capitol Roommates

While the lawmaker continues to grapple with extensive injuries after being shot last week, his housemates stay hopeful and cautiously plan for a homecoming.

Early-vote turnout soars in Georgia special election
Over 140,000 people have already voted in the race between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff, including 36,000 who didn't vote in the first round.