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DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • SD34 (Huntington Beach): added attorney Tom Umberg (D)
  • AD17 (East SF): added Alejandro Fernandez (D)
  • AD53 (Downtown LA): added Rae Evans (NPP)

 

Happy Friday! You made it! We get our aural pleasure with the California Politics Podcast, on which John Myers and Seema Mehta give us a postmortem of the California Democratic Party convention and talk about Doug Ose's decision to drop his Republican gubernatorial campaign. Meanwhile, John Howard and Tim Foster sit down with legendary GOP political consultant Wayne Johnson for the Capitol Weekly podcast.

Much of southern Santa Barbara County as well as parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties is under mandatory evacuation order again, as rain comes down on areas burned in December. 

SB562 (Lara and Atkins): KQED's Scott Shafer looks at Gavin Newsom's evolution on single-payer health care that has made him the darling of the California Nurses Association.

THE HANGOVER: The Bee's Taryn Luna writes that, while Tony Mendoza is gone from the Senate, the situation affects Kevin de León's U.S. Senate bid. Nooner homegamers know that de León was a housemate of Mendoza's. 

ARE YOU DOWN WITH NPP? In the Times, Mark Z. Barabak writes that the voter registration declines make it look like voters are abandoning  parties, but the actual voter behavior doesn't reflect it.

TRUMP VS. CALIFORNIA: Donald Trump threatens that California won't get border security improvements until the entire wall is built, reports the Times. 

"Sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved," Trump declared in a morning message on Twitter.

His threat confused just about everyone involved in the fight over border protection. If the goal was to gain leverage in his fight for the wall, the warning shot seemed oddly aimed: California officials have fought vigorously against Trump's project, his top priority as a presidential candidate, even going to court to try to block it — an effort that lost a round Tuesday. They haven't been clamoring for construction of new border fences.

Administration officials could not point to any change in policy — either proposals or executive actions — to accompany Trump's tweet. Nor were officials sure what "sections of the wall" Trump was referring to as elements that "California wants."

 

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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ALRIGHT, STOP, COLLABORATE AND LISTEN: In Northern California, 232 people have been arrested by federal immigration agents, reports Hamed Alaziz in the Chron.

In a statement announcing the arrests, the federal agency took aim at SB54, the statewide sanctuary law, by saying that “recent legislation has negatively impacted ICE operations in California by nearly eliminating all cooperation and communication with our law enforcement partners in the state. ... Ultimately, efforts by local politicians have shielded removable criminal aliens from immigration enforcement, and created another magnet for more illegal immigration.”

MR. CHAIRMAN: For Capitol Weekly, Dorothy Mills-Greg looks at the legacy of former House Ways and Means chair Bill Thomas (R-Bakersfield), who was a mentor to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Intellligence Committee chair Devin Nunes.

Interestingly, I first met McCarthy when he was a trustee of the Kern Community College District. Thomas retired from Congress after 28 years and is now a trustee in the Kern CCD. Before Congress, he was a history professor at Bakersfield College, which is one of the three colleges in the Kern CCD. It's the largest district by geography in California's system, covering 24,800 square miles. When I staffed the committee to rewrite the community college funding formula to solve longstanding inequities and then find consensus, I would share the difference of Kern and another district that represented 100 square miles. 

Oh, and now the community college funding formula is back on the table in the name of student success. There are very disparate impacts based on the student populations served and I hope that is considered in the debate. It took a year last time and I think the product was pretty damn good.  

 

 

Probolsky Research

 

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Joe Garofoli, Chris Marsh, Tamara Rasberry, and Libby Sanchez!

 


 

 

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.
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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
Bocanegra Harassment Allegations Confirmed By Ca Assembly | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Charges dropped against UC Berkeley union worker

Charges against a UC Berkeley employee who allegedly threw a sign at a car during a demonstration last month are being dropped, according to the union that represents the worker. David Cole was charged with vandalism and resisting arrest at a Feb. 1 protest organized by the Local 3299 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents 24,000 service workers in the university system. On Thursday, Alameda County prosecutors moved to dismiss the charges, AFSCME said. District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

California Spent Nearly $1.8 Billion Last Year Fighting Major Wildfires
Associated Press @
latimes.com
California state agencies spent nearly $1.8 billion fighting fierce wildfires that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses last year, legislative budget experts reported Thursday.

Latino Artwork At Nba Arena 'almost A Middle Finger' To Trump, County Supervisor Says | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Lillis @
sacbee.com
News, insight and discussion on Sacramento and its neighborhoods

Final figures on Northern California immigration sweep: 232 arrests in 4 days

Federal officials said Thursday they arrested 232 undocumented immigrants in a Northern California sweep aimed at countering local sanctuary laws that ended Wednesday. During a four-day operation that began Sunday — and gained wider exposure due to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who warned immigrants hours before it began — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers traveled from the Central Valley to the northern reaches of the state, detaining people and prompting alarm from politicians and advocates who oppose President Trump’s crackdown on immigration.

Lead Fishing Weights Targeted Under California Bill | The Sacramento Bee
Billy Kobin @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

U.S. Ambassador Quits In Latest Sign Of Roiling U.S. Relations With Mexico
Tracy Wilkinson @
latimes.com
Jacobson, who spent 31 years as a diplomat, becomes the latest veteran foreign service officer to step down in an unusual exodus of senior talent under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, amid low morale and drastic budget cuts at the State Department.

Provisions attached to budget bills could reshape campaign finance laws

Watchdog groups criticized “riders” attached to the must-pass funding bills because they can become law without public scrutiny or debate.

Former Congressional Aide Convicted In Shakedown Of Compton Marijuana Dispensary
Alene Tchekmedyian @
latimes.com
A former congressional aide was convicted of bribery and attempted extortion after pocketing $5,000 to prevent the closure of a Compton marijuana dispensary.

Fact-check: Republican and Democratic Lawmakers Get Facts Wrong on Gun Policy
Linda Qiu @

Senators Amy Klobuchar, Steve Daines, Dianne Feinstein and others mixed facts and falsehoods in their televised talk with President Trump.

Mayor: North Sacramento Homeless Shelter Should Stay, And 2 More Are Needed | The Sacramento Bee
Cynthia Hubert @
sacbee.com
By Cynthia Hubert

Fed Chief Says Wells Fargo Needs To Make 'significant' Reforms Before Growth Cap Is Lifted
Jim Puzzanghera, James Rufus Koren @
latimes.com
"Growth restriction is your really big stick here, and I hope that you won't consider lifting it just because Wells makes some marginal progress," Warren told Powell at his first appearance before the Senate Banking Committee since taking over as Fed chairman on Feb. 5.

Sacramento Area Home Prices Rose 14 Percent In The Past Year | The Sacramento Bee
Hudson Sangree @
sacbee.com
By Hudson Sangree

How The Home Of Reagan Turned Into The Trump Resistance - Capradio.org
Ben Bradford @
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

L.A. Has A Long History Of Failure On Homelessness. It Needs Leaders Who Will Take Responsibility
The Times Editorial Board @
latimes.com
It's time to hold our leaders accountable.

Lamb Outraises Saccone By Nearly Five-to-one Margin In Pennsylvania Special Election - Politico

Democrat Conor Lamb has been the beneficiary of only $1.1 million in outside spending to boost his campaign. | Keith Srakocic/AP Photo

Metro Backs Away From Controversial Plan To Widen The 710 Freeway, Opting For More Modest Changes
Laura J. Nelson @
latimes.com
After hours of public testimony, Metro's board of directors approved a scaled-back proposal to rebuild some intersections and ramps along the 19-mile route, but stopped short of adding a new lane in each direction.

More polling shows that even Republicans increasingly support stricter gun laws

Shifting Republican support could clear a path for new legislation on Capitol Hill.