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DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • CA23 (Bakersfield): added James Timothy Davis (NPP)
  • CA49 (Oceanside): added appraiser Craig Arthur Nordal (R)
  • SD32 (Whittier): added former Assemblymember Rudy Bermudez (D)

 

Classifieds below:

  • 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  

 

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Upward Mobility at Cal State LA

 

Brrr....Sacramentans were confused by the hail across lawns this morning. And, while seeing a hint of white on lawns excites youngins and some of us others, the cold is bad news for farmers, reports Miriam Jordan and Matt Stevens in the NYT: 

In late February, California’s stone-fruit and nut trees wake up from their winter dormancy, begin to bloom and enter a growth spurt that stretches until the summer harvest.

“Trees in bloom are very, very fragile,” said Ryan Jacobsen, executive director of the Fresno County Farm Bureau. “Freezing temperatures can burn the flowers or harm fruit that is just being set.”

Growers worked around the clock to implement frost-protection measures, such as irrigating their orchards to create a warmer environment around the trees.

Extremely low temperatures have also kept bees in their hives, instead of on the job pollinating.
“Not only are we losing crops, but bees aren’t flying,” Mr. Jacobsen said, adding, “The bees make your crop.” 

Well, it happened. Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) filed for election yesterday, listing "math teacher/assemblymember" as her occupation. So, many voters might be asked to vote for both Tony Mendoza and Garcia in June. Garcia is on a voluntary unpaid leave of absence, while Mendoza voluntarily resigned. 

SD32 (Whittier): Former Assemblymember Rudy Bermudez (D) opened committees for both the special election and the regular primary election following Tony Mendoza's resignation. 

CONFESSION: I admit I screwed up yesterday on the California Democratic Party endorsement vote. Ed Hernandez got 42%, Eleni Kounalakis received 41%, and Jeff Bleich had 7%. Eleven percent of 2,791 delegates voted for "no endorsement." As no candidate received 60%, the party is not endorsing in the race.

 

 

Probolsky Research

 

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Cynthia Moreno and Alyssa Selogie!

 


 

 

CLASSIFIEDS

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  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Just three miles from the Capitol, our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a foundation knowledge of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy and sign-up for an information session or webinar, or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu.
  • The California Dental Association, an innovative membership-based organization that’s committed to the success of dental professionals, seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate to work in Sacramento office. To learn more about working at CDA, visit www.cda.org/careers

    This position: www.cda.org/AboutCDA/CareersatCDA/tabid/99/uc/info/ItemID/4803/Default.aspx

  • 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

  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    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/.

  • See Your Future Differently from Here with a Master of Public Policy degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Overlooking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from Malibu, our unique policy graduate program melds quantitative analysis with political philosophy, applied history, constitutional law, and strategy to prepare policy leaders for an impactful and successful career in the private sector, non-profit arena, and government service. Standardized test admission requirement is waived for legislative staffers. Learn more at publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6/.

  • 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.
    [More info]
  • 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
Trump Urges Lawmakers To Buck Nra Every Once In A While | The Sacramento Bee
LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY @
sacbee.com
President Donald Trump declared he's willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren't so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Schwarzenegger, Kasich To Team Up In L.A. For Group Seeking To Reform California Gop
Seema Mehta @
latimes.com
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ohio Gov. John Kasich want to reform the California Republican Party.

Jerry Brown Signs Dam Inspection Bill In Wake Of Oroville Crisis | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Sabalow @
sacbee.com
By Ryan Sabalow

Non-teaching L.A. School Employees Will Vote On Authorizing Strike
Howard Blume @
latimes.com
The union that represents L.A. school cafeteria workers, bus drivers and custodians said it will hold a vote to authorize a strike in March. A walkout by SEIU Local 99 is not inevitable, but it remains on the table as school district faces various financial pressures.

Senate Intelligence Panel May Miss Target For Election Security Recommendations - Politico

Burr told POLITICO Wednesday that he remains "hopeful" of getting the election-security recommendations out before Texas holds its March 6 primary. But he acknowledged that despite the progress made at a staff level, "it's reasonable to believe that we can't have it declassified" in time for a wide release.

Kamala Harris Positions Herself For White House Run | Thehill
Amie Parnes @
thehill.com
The former California attorney general, who is just at the beginning of her second year in the Senate, is taking positions that could endear herself with the Democratic base while allowing her to stand out from a group of Democrats who might seek the progressive mantle.

Pence To Visit Michigan In Support Of GOP Candidate For Governor - Politico

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Michigan on Friday in a visit that combines official duties and political fundraising, according to multiple Republican officials familiar with the trip.

California Democrats Adapt Their Political Convention To Fit The #metoo Moment
Melanie Mason @
latimes.com
"We need to let government officials know this is happening," said the artist, Terra Lopez. "It happens every single day. It even happens in, especially in, the realm of government."

Trump Picks Parscale To Run 2020 Campaign - Politico

President Donald Trump has tapped Republican digital strategist Brad Parscale to serve as campaign manager on his 2020 reelection campaign, a senior Republican confirmed. The news was first reported on the Drudge Report.

Visits By Federal Immigration Authorities Are Spooking California Businesses And Workers
Andrew Khouri, Geoffrey Mohan @
latimes.com
"There is a heightened level of stress and anxiety," said Alexandra Suh, executive director of the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, which helps low-wage immigrant workers in the Los Angeles neighborhood. "Even just the request for documentation caused a number of workers to quit on the spot."

New 'border Wall' May Actually Be A Fence - The San Diego Union-tribune
Kate Morrissey @
sandiegouniontribune.com
Sergii Pyvovarenko fled after he was kidnapped and tortured by the Right Sector, a far-right nationalist group.

Class-action Suit Alleges Port Trucking Firm Exploits Drivers
James F. Peltz @
latimes.com
A class-action lawsuit alleges that port trucking firm XPO Logistics Inc. exploits drivers by improperly classifying them as independent contractors instead of employees, reducing their take-home pay and benefits. It's the latest step in a series of similar actions taken against port truck firms.