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  • The California Dental Association seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate
  • Job: SAC LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER - Resident house manager (Sacramento)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representatives (Bay Area, LA North East, Orange, San Bernardino, San Joaquin North)
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Happy Saturday folks! Today should be very nice in SacTown before the cooling trend (sin agua) begins tomorrow. 

Today, we'll look at voter registation data as of January 2, as well as district-by-district, total change in registration from the comparable 2014 midterm cycle. I'll be using graphs up top with selected competitive districts and then have a table for all districts below the classifieds. The downloadable spreadsheet for Nooner Premium referred to above has the raw numbers by party including each of the state qualified parties.

If you don't see a statewide chart below, turn images on in your email program, or read today's Nooner online (after about 12:15).

For the purposes of these data, I have grouped registerations reported as "unknown" and "other" with "no party preference." This means in some counties, it appears that "independent" became "other" or "unknown," while in some became "no party preference." And, to the extreme, sometimes they are keyed in as the far right "American Independent Party" (AIP) usually unintended by the voter. For the purposes of these analyses, AIP registrations would fall under "Other Qualified Parties," although a very large share of these voters would behave as "no party preference" voters, and registration is meaningless because of the "top two" primary in races other than U.S. President. 

Statewide voter registration chart

We look at the most competitive districts below, but first we have to talk about the situation with Senator Tony Mendoza (D-32).  

 

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MENDOZA: Of course, while the hamsters did their job of getting your Nooner to you, the Senate Rules Committee heard the report from a lawyer at Gordon Rees LLP, which was hired to investigate the harassment and retalition allegations against Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), reports Patrick McGreevy for the Times. The committee is going to meet again on Tuesday after the holiday weekend to finalize recommendations to the full Senate. 

“The Committee will take the facts and findings under advisement and return on Tuesday ... to finalize recommendations to the body on the matter,” the panel said in a statement. In addition, if disciplinary action is recommended, the facts and findings of the investigation will be presented to Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans on Wednesday.

If the Rules Committee recommends disciplinary action and a resolution is considered on the Senate floor, Mendoza “will have the opportunity to contest the recommendation on the Senate floor.”

That could make Thursday's floor session very interesting.

Meanwhile, even if the body suspends or expels Mendoza, he will be on the June 5 ballot for re-election to SD32. After filing is completed, a candidate may not withdraw. Rio Hondo Community College District Trustee Vicky Santana (D) has also completed her filing and will be on the ballot.

 

Probolsky Research

  

Now, let's look at the latest voter registrations for the districts that we are watching that are the most competitive on an inter-party basis. I get to congressional and State Senate today and will look at some Assembly seats tomorrow. It's been a crazy morning of data!

Voter registration - CA07 (Bera)

 

Voter registration - CA10 (Denham)

 

Voter registration - CA25 (Knight)

Voter registration - CA39 (Royce-open)

Voter registration - CA45 (Walters)

Voter registration - CA49 (Issa-open)

Voter registration - CA50 (Hunter)

Voter registration - SD12 (Cannella-open)

Voter registration - SD14 (Vidak)

 

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  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Bay Area)
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    Details:www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_Orange.aspx 
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Bernardino) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanBernardino.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Joaquin North) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    https://www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanJoaquinNorth.aspx

 

 

District Total Registered Change in Total Registered Democratic Registration Republican Registration No Party Preference / Other / Unknown Share
AD01  272,229 9,220 29.08% 42.07% 17.63%
AD02  257,430 10,418 47.91% 22.87% 22.38%
AD03  231,677 6,148 32.37% 38.28% 22.64%
AD04  251,581 17,985 46.38% 23.44% 24.57%
AD05  239,809 8,862 30.80% 41.13% 21.42%
AD06  295,735 26,166 28.59% 43.93% 21.95%
AD07  239,538 28,929 48.25% 20.28% 25.73%
AD08  259,027 22,796 39.64% 31.90% 22.68%
AD09  243,291 26,859 45.94% 26.17% 23.17%
AD10  271,133 15,590 55.29% 16.80% 23.29%
AD11  250,093 29,396 46.38% 24.50% 24.08%
AD12  230,831 26,376 34.78% 39.85% 19.94%
AD13  211,730 21,643 49.11% 25.17% 21.76%
AD14  260,472 27,560 51.50% 19.09% 24.63%
AD15  288,660 25,480 66.14% 6.21% 23.46%
AD16  297,385 22,971 41.08% 28.43% 26.17%
AD17  275,119 25,472 60.39% 5.47% 30.23%
AD18  263,667 23,838 63.62% 6.67% 25.26%
AD19  257,722 22,536 54.45% 9.77% 32.13%
AD20  227,019 10,102 54.26% 13.67% 27.86%
AD21  174,974 6,677 44.73% 30.72% 19.70%
AD22  258,690 16,153 50.81% 17.35% 28.00%
AD23  265,759 17,990 33.86% 40.74% 19.86%
AD24  229,959 8,842 49.38% 16.90% 30.43%
AD25  202,148 9,971 46.44% 15.72% 34.22%
AD26  172,767 12,686 31.93% 41.91% 21.15%
AD27  186,326 9,943 50.29% 14.96% 31.14%
AD28  244,187 4,916 44.77% 21.44% 30.12%
AD29  275,403 18,580 50.59% 20.04% 24.37%
AD30  191,969 23,773 51.12% 21.62% 23.36%
AD31  174,418 12,359 47.03% 26.07% 22.38%
AD32  145,130 14,893 48.43% 25.92% 21.70%
AD33  203,483 6,319 33.99% 36.46% 22.20%
AD34  244,395 19,307 27.72% 43.95% 22.83%
AD35  241,141 23,424 35.60% 36.46% 22.17%
AD36  225,827 10,483 40.36% 32.35% 21.49%
AD37  265,768 6,768 45.75% 24.77% 24.24%
AD38  277,201 13,334 35.20% 35.99% 23.54%
AD39  226,705 28,810 52.64% 14.80% 27.56%
AD40  221,246 10,575 40.29% 33.12% 21.50%
AD41  281,313 3,990 44.43% 28.02% 22.66%
AD42  222,964 16,146 35.15% 38.17% 20.69%
AD43  277,891 28,505 46.74% 20.23% 28.27%
AD44  232,195 5,150 41.97% 30.94% 22.31%
AD45  268,010 26,516 48.71% 22.13% 24.31%
AD46  242,325 25,637 53.29% 14.54% 27.19%
AD47  184,903 9,643 50.06% 19.73% 25.40%
AD48  217,072 1,536 47.23% 22.57% 25.24%
AD49  205,497 -991 42.23% 19.65% 33.96%
AD50  325,395 13,626 52.41% 16.01% 26.59%
AD51  220,209 24,524 60.38% 8.91% 26.18%
AD52  184,961 12,446 48.04% 21.65% 25.00%
AD53  178,917 31,911 58.04% 8.36% 28.92%
AD54  296,105 25,549 62.34% 9.04% 24.21%
AD55  241,018 2,861 32.64% 36.54% 26.68%
AD56  172,706 21,612 47.94% 24.69% 22.90%
AD57  234,078 371 48.50% 22.94% 23.98%
AD58  230,966 6,197 53.09% 17.43% 25.08%
AD59  192,165 26,390 66.12% 4.99% 24.71%
AD60  191,403 20,122 38.86% 34.21% 22.30%
AD61  193,815 7,365 47.78% 26.09% 21.49%
AD62  264,386 18,229 59.51% 11.46% 24.42%
AD63  206,248 16,258 56.67% 14.00% 24.68%
AD64  232,868 19,587 63.49% 8.35% 23.92%
AD65  208,845 20,709 40.23% 31.19% 24.72%
AD66  285,531 6,861 40.77% 30.12% 24.47%
AD67  226,120 25,988 29.43% 41.86% 22.78%
AD68  254,461 24,344 30.79% 38.93% 25.82%
AD69  152,130 23,100 52.56% 19.31% 24.41%
AD70  279,620 12,922 50.06% 19.50% 24.70%
AD71  246,657 6,514 28.43% 41.88% 23.63%
AD72  237,535 16,227 32.96% 37.44% 25.33%
AD73  279,049 17,666 27.08% 44.26% 23.90%
AD74  274,474 14,517 30.76% 38.05% 26.42%
AD75  235,068 14,873 28.33% 40.55% 25.20%
AD76  240,533 7,483 33.17% 33.70% 27.29%
AD77  274,693 16,567 32.07% 33.16% 29.81%
AD78  274,726 10,452 42.12% 22.73% 29.50%
AD79  252,442 22,933 42.35% 23.19% 29.23%
AD80  209,543 31,738 47.65% 15.89% 32.02%
BOE1  4,513,580 332,774 38.68% 33.40% 22.15%
BOE2  4,939,876 359,927 50.70% 18.29% 26.51%
BOE3  4,928,753 282,511 51.32% 18.41% 25.53%
BOE4  4,598,272 345,012 36.79% 32.83% 25.39%
CD01  396,484 7,563 30.22% 41.31% 19.24%
CD02  409,310 14,708 51.32% 19.95% 22.84%
CD03  358,208 28,503 40.47% 29.20% 24.57%
CD04  434,381 26,219 29.06% 43.16% 20.95%
CD05  383,538 33,486 51.88% 19.01% 23.98%
CD06  355,510 39,897 49.83% 19.43% 25.19%
CD07  404,037 39,354 38.95% 32.80% 22.92%
CD08  313,822 11,181 33.04% 37.84% 21.99%
CD09  348,522 40,722 45.69% 28.63% 21.30%
CD10  329,724 39,217 38.60% 36.05% 20.10%
CD11  400,747 43,338 50.96% 20.68% 24.11%
CD12  419,613 36,404 58.22% 6.96% 30.92%
CD13  431,065 31,184 65.27% 5.93% 24.32%
CD14  370,232 28,764 52.30% 14.63% 29.35%
CD15  374,848 24,088 48.40% 19.32% 27.89%
CD16  260,831 7,324 45.87% 26.64% 22.69%
CD17  306,279 13,216 45.48% 15.92% 35.19%
CD18  385,878 10,979 47.45% 20.31% 28.45%
CD19  318,996 18,182 48.53% 18.79% 28.77%
CD20  334,745 32,709 52.98% 19.32% 23.29%
CD21  222,450 20,129 45.64% 28.31% 21.86%
CD22  342,724 25,523 32.56% 42.40% 19.89%
CD23  344,592 23,510 29.46% 42.56% 22.39%
CD24  383,181 29,850 39.81% 31.25% 23.44%
CD25  381,189 19,701 37.73% 34.33% 22.50%
CD26  360,610 5,399 42.69% 29.81% 22.48%
CD27  379,310 828 43.72% 23.59% 28.27%
CD28  427,572 37,346 49.49% 17.86% 27.78%
CD29  315,325 43,150 54.21% 12.73% 28.19%
CD30  430,793 41,274 49.47% 20.94% 24.64%
CD31  324,491 15,585 42.41% 30.02% 22.51%
CD32  323,143 2,691 47.61% 21.88% 25.58%
CD33  477,204 12,669 44.72% 24.37% 25.92%
CD34  301,306 46,361 58.01% 9.13% 28.16%
CD35  272,068 16,684 49.20% 20.18% 25.48%
CD36  302,770 26,160 40.12% 34.27% 20.31%
CD37  420,414 36,392 63.07% 8.38% 24.15%
CD38  363,546 4,918 49.60% 21.63% 24.19%
CD39  361,376 9,814 34.27% 35.52% 26.12%
CD40  274,394 28,981 60.22% 10.55% 24.94%
CD41  281,534 18,434 46.57% 26.98% 21.74%
CD42  334,574 36,608 30.44% 41.48% 22.62%
CD43  371,580 27,691 58.45% 13.69% 23.61%
CD44  338,516 28,480 61.13% 10.23% 24.17%
CD45  409,936 34,126 30.42% 38.81% 26.49%
CD46  251,193 33,962 48.27% 23.46% 24.35%
CD47  385,987 20,489 44.84% 24.75% 25.21%
CD48  400,398 21,332 29.79% 40.70% 24.70%
CD49  381,905 14,805 31.01% 37.05% 26.43%
CD50  367,249 15,296 27.23% 42.30% 24.47%
CD51  301,497 45,853 48.15% 16.32% 30.92%
CD52  408,301 20,612 34.36% 30.44% 29.94%
CD53  402,583 28,533 42.77% 23.60% 28.28%
SD01  569,708 33,190 28.99% 42.69% 19.84%
SD02  518,412 22,184 50.82% 20.23% 23.11%
SD03  521,613 43,938 48.50% 21.91% 24.33%
SD04  489,193 27,361 33.46% 37.41% 22.82%
SD05  454,185 47,615 42.09% 32.51% 20.70%
SD06  496,911 55,306 48.95% 21.31% 24.52%
SD07  541,662 56,685 44.74% 25.59% 25.20%
SD08  511,464 35,834 33.15% 40.71% 20.32%
SD09  554,118 49,809 64.92% 6.47% 24.30%
SD10  430,846 20,122 50.80% 14.51% 30.75%
SD11  530,903 47,666 57.51% 7.54% 31.16%
SD12  333,195 21,644 46.02% 28.03% 21.59%
SD13  488,162 25,263 50.22% 17.09% 29.12%
SD14  296,168 26,243 46.87% 27.06% 21.97%
SD15  436,043 13,952 46.65% 19.12% 30.63%
SD16  434,628 30,629 28.93% 42.83% 22.41%
SD17  522,218 45,586 45.55% 25.62% 23.56%
SD18  466,839 54,604 53.10% 14.64% 27.30%
SD19  457,505 21,979 45.33% 26.33% 23.38%
SD20  369,864 22,089 49.05% 20.69% 25.20%
SD21  458,222 26,259 38.48% 33.19% 22.25%
SD22  408,126 2,814 47.21% 18.44% 29.82%
SD23  456,212 26,038 35.51% 37.63% 21.14%
SD24  409,003 52,981 59.12% 8.72% 27.60%
SD25  558,149 26,695 43.16% 26.72% 25.24%
SD26  630,292 26,069 47.57% 21.03% 26.39%
SD27  551,064 26,625 41.92% 29.40% 23.66%
SD28  420,795 42,281 34.80% 38.24% 21.49%
SD29  444,488 23,288 36.27% 33.87% 25.83%
SD30  505,213 53,534 64.88% 6.87% 23.89%
SD31  385,218 27,487 43.35% 30.13% 21.89%
SD32  479,823 9,725 49.10% 22.01% 24.37%
SD33  425,405 33,526 57.24% 12.38% 25.31%
SD34  410,567 36,325 40.29% 30.91% 24.59%
SD35  479,075 34,422 59.19% 12.74% 23.79%
SD36  524,886 25,152 29.86% 39.42% 25.45%
SD37  531,925 39,009 30.76% 38.50% 26.12%
SD38  502,647 17,925 29.54% 39.19% 25.55%
SD39  546,027 29,477 39.32% 25.64% 29.58%
SD40  429,707 58,893 45.69% 19.24% 30.52%
Statewide  18,980,481 1,320,224 44.63% 25.44% 24.95%
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The key division of the city's Personnel Department has received 26 sexual harassment complaints since new reporting protocols were ordered in December.

San Diego Attorney's Office Orders 10 Gun Owners To Surrender Firearms | Kpbs
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Ten San Diego gun owners have been ordered to surrender their firearms after courts determined they were at risk of harming themselves or others as part of an effort launched in January by the City Attorney's Office to obtain such restraining orders.

How Does a Political Reporter Write a Memoir? First, Read Books. A Lot of Books.
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A reporter who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns talks about her adjustment to book leave and finding the “foreign land where writers live.”