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THE Nooner for September 1, 2017




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  • With more than 2,000 bills introduced and hundreds of committee hearings held each year, navigating the legislative and political process can be a painstakingly difficult task. Pelote Strategic Consulting and Advocacy aims to simplify this process by helping clients develop effective strategies to accomplish their legislative and electoral goals.  Let our four decades of experience building relationships in the halls of the State Capitol and running successful candidate and initiative campaigns work for you. For more information, visit our website here or email us at

  • Planned Parenthood Sweet Spot Party, Thursday August 31 at 6:30PM

    We're celebrating the champions of health care... YOU!
    Join Planned Parenthood at the Golden 1 Center Plaza for free ice cream, pink lemonade, a live DJ and musical performances, live art and poetry, swag, selfies, and more!mFree and open to the public. Attendance at this event by a public official will constitute acceptance of a reportable gift. For more information, visit the Planned Parenthood Sweet Spot Party Event Page.  #SweetSpotPP

  • The 2017 Pride Awards is next Wednesday, August 30, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. It's not too late to join us and celebrate our wonderful champions of equality and justice- Eleni Kounalakis, Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, Nic Caballero, Maya Steinhart, and Wayne Panepento. Be sure to buy your tickets and table before they sell out! This year we are going all out with two charismatic co-hosts, Scott Nevins of Bravo TV and Cambi Brown of Good Day Sacramento.  There are many exciting elements planned for the evening, including a VIP reception, an amazing array of live and silent auction items, a delectable 3-course dinner by Hannibal’s Catering, and a well-staffed bar inside the beautiful Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. Tickets and tables for the event can be purchased here
  • County Welfare Directors Association seeks two proactive, dynamic professionals to join our team. 1. Outreach & Communications Coordinator: Lead responsibility for developing communications strategies regarding key policy and budget issues, managing media relations, generating social media content, updating and maintaining association website and blog, other communications and outreach tasks. 2. Senior Policy Analyst, Self Sufficiency: Lead role with respect to policy analysis and program support for family self-sufficiency issues, including public assistance, employment, nutrition and child care programs, as well as broader overarching issues such as poverty, homelessness and housing insecurity. More information, how to apply:

  • Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the CA LGBT Legislative Caucus: VIP reception benefiting Equality California PAC on Tuesday, September 5from 5-7pm at the Crest Theatre (1013 K St). Join EQCA, members of the LGBT Caucus and other members of the legislature to celebrate the importance of electing LGBT and pro-equality candidates to office. Sponsorship and ticket information can be found at The reception will be followed by a free community screening of the documentary Political Animals. For more info, contact Tony Hoang at or 323-848-9801.
  • Attorney General’s Office is seeking a subject matter expert in areas such as civil law, criminal law, public rights and law enforcement.  The Advocate represents the Department of Justice on legislative matters before the State Legislature.  The job can be viewed here.
  • Five Corners Strategies, a corporate public affairs firm that specializes in grassroots campaigns, is seeking an experienced Project Director to work on various corporate campaigns in the San Francisco Bay area. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years’ experience in grassroots organizing, coalition building, corporate communications and project management. Experience working with the City of San Francisco and Bay area community associations and trade associations is preferred.  Interested candidates can apply here:
  • Consultant Position at TBWB Strategies, San Francisco Based Political Consulting Firm — TBWB Strategies is a strategy and communications consulting firm specializing in public finance ballot measures to secure much needed funding for schools, cities, parks, open space, libraries, transportation, healthcare and more. Consultants serve in a project management role on the client services team at TBWB Strategies, reporting directly to partners and providing strategic guidance, maintaining daily client contact, developing messaging, managing staff and overseeing materials production for multiple projects simultaneously. Interested candidates can apply here:

  • Sacramento Area Council of Government (SACOG)
    Policy Manager - Responsible for all aspects of SACOG's state and federal relations
    Monthly Salary: $8,307 - $11,935
    Details, to apply here.

  • Digital Marketing Manager at Save The Bay in Oakland, CA – Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore, and celebrate San Francisco Bay. The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for overseeing all online marketing, fundraising campaigns, and advertising. You’ll collaboratively devise strategies that rapidly scale and optimize marketing capabilities to tell our story and inspire action. As a brand guardian, you’ll work across departments to support programmatic communications needs, delivering excellence across all digital touch points and ensure consistent, effective messaging. Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume to  

  • Paid internship involving campaigns for Republican candidates, statewide initiatives & issue advocacy. Those with previous job/internship experience & strong writing/research skills will be given preference. Compensation is hourly & DOE. Please send cover letter & resume to

  • Deputy Vice President, State Government Affairs Reporting to Vice President, State Government Affairs. Will be responsible for developing and implementing state legislative strategies in support of PhRMA's prior

State Help For Planned Clippers Arena Still Possible, Senator Says
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A proposal to fast-track a new arena in Inglewood for the Los Angeles Clippers remains on the table at the Capitol, said the state sena...

UC President Janet Napolitano wades into campus free speech debate
Misinformation and bigotry are proliferating and threatening American democracy, University of California President Janet Napolitano said Thursday in an address to political science academics. The UC leader waded into the issue of free speech on college campuses, too, saying that controversial, right-wing figures such as Milo Yiannopoulos want to provoke universities and their students, not engage in meaningful debate or discourse. And although Napolitano said that white supremacy cannot be tolerated, she stopped short of saying that people with such views should be denied platforms on UC campuses.

Assembly Approves Casino Compact With Wilton Rancheria Tribe | The Sacramento Bee
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By Hudson Sangree

State Assemblywoman Shelves Legislation To Make "stealthing" Punishable As Rape In California
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Borenstein: Liberals Don't Own The First Amendment
Daniel Borenstein, Donald Trump, Feminism, Higher Education, Protests, Regional, Silicon Valley, UC Berkeley

Sen. Feinstein Called For 'patience' With Trump. Now She Faces A Liberal Backlash As She Ponders Reelection
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Potential rivals are already circling.

California Senate Passes Bill That Could Help San Diego Democrats - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Housing Bills Could Come Up For Votes Friday -
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Gov. Jerry Brown Will Attend Economic Conference In Russia Next Week
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Gov. Jerry Brown is collecting more stamps on his passport this year.After a trip to China in June, he's jetting to Russia next week, h...

Drug Pricing Bill Faces Crucial Committee Vote -
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Many California Schools Failing To Prepare For Active Shooters | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Tesla Workers Allege Sloppy Chemical Training At Fremont Plant - San Francisco Chronicle
As the United Automobile Workers union seeks to organize Tesla’s Fremont car factory, some employees say they never received proper training to handle hazardous chemicals they blame for causing rashes, dizziness, nosebleeds and, in one case, eye damage — an accusation the company calls “completely false.”

Immigrants Will Face Additional Scrutiny To Get Permanent Residency, Trump Administration Says | The Sacramento Bee
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By Stephen Magagnini

Garcetti Isn't Ruling Out A 2018 Run For Governor Or Senator In California - Politico
Eric Garcetti started the week toying with a 2020 presidential run on a trip to New Hampshire, but the Los Angeles mayor is still keeping his options open for a 2018 run closer to home.

Chp Officers Shot In Gun Battle That Killed Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Are Recovering
Veronica Rocha @
Two undercover California Highway Patrol officers who were shot Wednesday during a deadly gun battle with an armed suspect are recovering from their wounds, officials said.

Cohn: 'i Have A Great Relationship With The President' - Politico
National Economic Director Gary Cohn said he and President Donald Trump have been collaborating on tax reform, spending "enormous" time this week discussing the issue. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Border Wall Prototype Contractors Selected - The San Diego Union-tribune
Kate Morrissey @
Sergii Pyvovarenko fled after he was kidnapped and tortured by the Right Sector, a far-right nationalist group.

What They're Saying: Coalition of Public Safety Agencies Describes Assembly Bill 186 as "county sanctioned shooting galleries"
A coalition of eight law enforcement agencies, including the Los Angeles County Probation Officers Union AFSCME Local 685 and the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association, signed on to

Calif. Considers Extending Provisional Driver's License Program For Those Under 21 Years Old -
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California Supreme Court Decision Could End Secrecy Over Police Capture Of License Plate Images
Richard Winton @
The California Supreme Court decided that millions of license plate images captured by police agencies are not confidential investigative records.

Three San Diego Hospitals Fined For Patient Harm Incidents - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Scripps Health in San Diego has stopped accepting new hospice patients and is working to transfer existing patients to other area hospice operators.

Cohn, Mnuchin Appear To Differ On Tax Reform Progress - Politico
National Economic Director Gary Cohn was on the same page as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about what they say they want to achieve through tax reform. | Andrew Harnik/AP