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DISTRICT UPDATES

For Nooner premium subscribers, yes, I'm working on new analysis for the AD45 special election now that the field is set. I hope to have something tomorrow!

 

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  • Education: Pepperdine Masters of Public Policy (GRE waived for legislative staffers)
  • Education: UOP/McGeorge School of Law: MPP/MPA (full-time or part-time, 3 miles from the Capitol)
  • Event: California’s Fiscal Outlook - Jerry Brown’s Final Budget and the Challenges Ahead
  • 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)
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels  

As noted yesterday, I updated the AD39 analysis for Nooner Premium. Here's the latest on cash in the race for the April 3 specials who have filed electronically (required after $25,000 raised), with $1,000 from a single source since January 4:

AD39 (East San Fernando Valley)
Antonio Sanchez (D)  $180,250
Luz Rivas (D)  $88,500
Patty Lopez (D)  $12,310

 

AD45 (West San Fernando Valley)
Jesse Gabriel (D)  $383,717
Tricia Kasson (D)  $71,392
Raymond Bishop (D)  $8,800
Ankur Patel (D)  $5,400

 

AD54 (Culver City)
Sydney Kamlager (D)  $85,900
Tepring Piquado (D)  $4,400

 

 

AURAL PLEASURE: For KQED's Political Breakdown podcast, Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos chat about the split on immigration between Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. They also talk with GOP consultant Mike Madrid about his consulting for gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa, as well as what Amanda Renteria's impact will be on the campaign. (iTunes only) On the Capitol Weekly podcast, Dan Morain--who is moving from The Bee's editorial page to CALmatters--sits down with John Howard and Tim Foster to talk about Steve Poizner insurance commish bid. 

Happy Sunday to you. I guess that since it's a three-day weekend for most of you, it's a weekend humpday. 

I'll be a bit quick this morning so I can tackle my Sunday routine of getting my dharma on at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento and stocking up for the week at farmers' market. In addition to Whole30, last week I had a goal of 90% of my food coming from farmers' market. And, I did it! I made it through all of this:

 

Farmers Market

 

Speaking of farmers' market, which I just returned from with today's bounty, lots of SNAP/CalFresh recipients were buying fresh vegetables from local farmers. They stop by a booth and buy certificates using their cards. They can then use them at any vendor, including those that don't take credit/debit cards.

This helps small local farmers and provides folks needing food assistance provide their families with fresh produce, beans and meat. The vendors also know that they are needy and often give a price break without embarassment to the shoppers. 

This community-benificial could largely be killed by the President's budget proposal to provide "delivery boxes" with canned meat, beans, pasta, and juice. Instead of local grocers and farmers' markets, massive contracts are envisioned to buy stuff on the cheap to be delivered by elves. Ask how well that has worked for Puerto Rico. There aren't complete details, but it ain't no "Blue Apron" as White House budget director Mick Mulvaney characterized it. 

 

HARASSMENT: For the Chron, Melody Gutierrez writes that victims of harassment in the Capitol are finally getting their stories told. Of course, this week's upcoming decisions on Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) will write one of the biggest chapters.

THE TRUMP FACTOR: In the Sunday column penned by John Myers, he looks at how a possible tweet by President Trump could affect California's 2018 election for governor.

Whom Trump would pick in the governor's race is anyone's guess. Two candidates, Huntington Beach Assemblyman Travis Allen and San Diego businessman John Cox, already have sparred mightily over support for the president. Cox has said he didn't vote for Trump. Former Sacramento Rep. Doug Ose, on the other hand, helped quell an anti-Trump uprising at the 2016 Republican National Convention and has been one of the president's most vocal supporters in the state.

The flip side, of course, is that an embrace from Trump could turn off millions of otherwise persuadable California voters. But for a party with limited options, firing up the voters you already have may be better than doing nothing at all.

Here's what we know from the January PPIC poll:

Trump approval 

Trump could help narrow the field of major GOP candidates and influence the 36% undecided Republicans. That could get one of the three into the top two against a Democrat, for a November faceoff. Of course, that Trump "endorsement" could plague that candidate in November, with California at-large disapproving of Trump's job performance (67% of June likely voters, and almost certainly higher among November likely voters).

After the jump, a look at the current make-up of competitive Assembly districts using the latest voter registration data.

 

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CCST Science and Technology Week

 

Here is the latest make-up in the competitive intra-party Assembly races. All are currently held by Republicans except for AD60, which is occupied by freshman Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes.

 

Voter registration - AD16 (Baker)

Voter registration - AD35 (Cunningham)

Voter registration - AD36 (Lackey)

Voter registration - AD38 (Acosta)

Voter registration - AD40 (Steinorth)

Voter registration - AD60 (Cervantes)

 

Probolsky Research

 

Okay, off to church and farmers' market!  

 

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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Samantha Henson and her boss, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez!

 


 

 

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  • Event: California’s Fiscal Outlook - Jerry Brown’s Final Budget and the Challenges Ahead - 02/21/18
    The Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and the Volcker Alliance invite you to join a half-day discussion February 21st, featuring three panels on California’s budgeting and transparency practices, the state’s unique fiscal landscape, and the fiscal challenges it will face this year and in years to come. For a list of speakers and to register, please visit www.eventbrite.com/e/californias-fiscal-outlook-jerry-browns-final-budget-and-the-challenges-ahead-tickets-42882928995

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    This position is responsible for a broad range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box. Proven track record is a must. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

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  • SAC LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER - Resident house manager (Sacramento)
    The Resident House Manager is responsible for all aspects of resident supervision in the transitional living program for LGBTQ youth (18- 24) victims of crime. This includes supervising resident activities, maintaining a safe and supportive atmosphere, ensuring residents adhere to programs rules, and complete their chores. The Resident House Manager lives on site at the house with residents and will be provided with a private room. This position reports to the Youth Programs Manager and works in partnership with other programming staff and stakeholders as well as directly with community members of diverse backgrounds. This position is a live-in position. The working hours will be 6 days a week generally from 6 to 10 p.m with limited on-call status. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
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  • SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position is responsible for a range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box.  Proven track record is a must.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com.
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Bay Area)
    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_BayArea.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (LA-North East) 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_LANorthEast.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Orange) 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_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

 

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
How One Trump Tweet Could Change The Course Of California's 2018 Elections
John Myers @
latimes.com
With no clear standard-bearer for California Republicans in the race for governor, GOP voters could easily stay home in the June primary and allow two Democrats to advance to November's contest. But there's data to suggest that President Trump could change that, even in a single tweet.

Despite Lots Of Barking And One Bad Bite, Dogs Still Welcome At Winter Homeless Shelter | The Sacramento Bee
Cynthia Hubert @
sacbee.com
By Cynthia Hubert

Here's How Trumps Budget Proposal Will Affect Snap Recipients | Merced Sun-star
Monica Velez @
mercedsunstar.com
By Monica Velez

Schiff: Trump ‘claims Vindication Anytime Someone Sneezes’ - Politico

The president seized on the recent indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three foreign entities working independently of the Trump campaign to undermine the 2016 presidential election as evidence that his team had not committed any wrongdoing. No American citizens were indicted.

Trolls On Twitter Make False Claims Of Being Assaulted At Screenings Of 'black Panther'
Jaclyn Cosgrove, Greg Braxton @
latimes.com
Over the past few days, Twitter trolls have taken to social media to spread false reports of being attacked while going to see "Black Panther," the first movie in the Marvel Studios led by a predominantly black cast.

Trump Should Get Behind Romneyâ
JONATHAN MARTIN @

In an interview, Senator Mitch McConnell said that Mitt Romney’s Senate run was an illustration of Republicans’ improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign.

Veteran L.A. Cops And Firefighters Can Work One Shift, Then Collect Double Pay For Years
latimes.com
Reforms aimed at reducing waste in a program that allows L.A. cops and firefighters to collect their pensions and salaries simultaneously at the end of their careers appear not to have stopped problems, a Times investigation found.

Clapper Predicts 'other Shoes To Drop' In Mueller Probe - Politico

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper cited the financial dealings of the Trump Organization as another potential avenue for federal investigators. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/AP Photo