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THE Nooner for September 2, 2017





Happy college football Sunday!  Great day to be indoors!

HOT! Highest temperatures ever recorded around the San Francisco Bay Area [Amy Graff @ SFChron]  - "

HOUSING HOPES: [Melody Gutierrez @SFChron] - "Legislative leaders backing a package of bills to raise revenue for affordable housing pushed the vote into next : week after it became clear Friday that they did not have the support needed for passage."


Off to waatch footbal. Stay cool! 



#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Emily Davenport, Jann Dorothy, Jesus Diad-Madrid, Susan McEntire, and Jennifer Wonnacott!




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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 from 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 `, 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

Political Road Map: It's No Secret Why So Many Sacramento Lawmakers Are Collecting Campaign Cash Right Now
John Myers @
The campaign fundraising season is in full swing in Sacramento, because lawmakers know their best chance for cash is in these final days of votes taken on hundreds of bills

Governor Wants More Reforms For California's Prison System | Kpbs
Erik Anderson @
California Gov. Jerry Brown took the stage just after the state prison industry authority made a pitch to a room full of employers to hire trained ex-convicts.

California Lawmakers Pitch A Break From A Key Environmental Law To Help L.A. Olympic Bid, Clippers Arena
Liam Dillon @
California lawmakers introduced significant legislation Friday to bypass a key state environmental law to help the 2028 Olympics bid and proposed Clippers arena

Behind Alum Rock Schools' Coup That Toppled Brash President
Internal Affairs, K-12 Education, San Jose politics

Nra Marks Win As Lawmakers Gut Measure That Would Have Limited Rifle Purchases In California
Patrick McGreevy @
The National Rifle Assn. won a rare victory in the California Legislature on Friday when a committee gutted key portions of a bill that...

California Lawmakers Still Seeking Support To Pass Affordable Housing Solutions - San Francisco Chronicle
SACRAMENTO — Legislative leaders backing a package of bills to raise revenue for affordable housing pushed the vote into next week after it became clear Friday that they did not have the support needed for passage.

Caltrain Sales Tax Proposal Nears Finish Line
Related Articles New sales tax for Caltrain? A 1/8-cent levy is in the works Senate Bill 797, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is part of an effort to raise $100 million annually for the popular train that shuttles more than 60,000 riders on weekdays up and down the Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose.

Senate Faces September Deadline For Fast-track Obamacare Repeal, Parliamentarian Rules - Politico
The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that Republican lawmakers face a Sept. 30 deadline to repeal Obamacare with only 50 votes, according to Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee.

Jerry Brown Loses Fight To Block Cadiz Water Project | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Proposal For 100% Clean Energy Marches Forward In Sacramento
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Senate Republican Leader Bates Issues Statement on Assembly Bill 1250
Senate Republican Leader Bates is vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

County Declares Health Emergency For Hepatitis Outbreak - The San Diego Union-tribune
Paul Sisson @
San Diego County declared a local health emergency early Friday night, adding a new level of urgency to a hepatitis A outbreak that has hit the homeless population hardest, killing 15 people and hospitalizing hundreds.

San Jose: School Officials Scramble To Keep Kids Cool In Classrooms Without A/c
Cureton, which was built in the 1950s, is one of two schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District without proper cooling. The other is Ryan Elementary School.

Fired Centinela School Superintendent Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption Charges
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Attempt to end lifetime sex-offender registration in California fails
SACRAMENTO — California will not end lifetime registration requirements for sex offenders after a bill to overhaul the registry stalled in the Assembly on Friday. SB421 by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would have allowed most sex offenders to be removed from the registry 10 to 20 years after they are released from prison, so long as they have not committed another serious or violent felony or sex crime. The bill was sought by law enforcement and scholars who argued California’s registry has become so bloated — 100,000 sex offenders and counting — that it makes it difficult for officers or the public to determine who is a high-risk for reoffending.

Ten Bills Regulating Pot In California Are Sidelined For The Year As State Bureau Works To Finalize Its Own Rules
Patrick McGreevy @
Ten bills aimed at regulating marijuana were shelved Friday by state lawmakers, giving California's new Bureau of Cannabis Control time...

Rep. Ed Royce Rebukes Trump On Arpaio Pardon – Orange County Register
The Buzz is the Register’s weekly political news column.

Bay Area political events: Iran deal, coal film
Political events in the Bay Area Tuesday Iran deal: Trita Parsi, a Middle East expert who advised the Obama White House during the talks leading to the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, discusses the pact’s prospects under President Trump. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. Admission is $20 for non-council members, $7 for students. Event is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the World Affairs Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200 in San Francisco. Information: http://bit.