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Upward Mobility at Cal State LA

 

 

DISTRICT UPDATES

My Current Projections:

  • Congressional delegation: 39 Democrats/10 Republicans/4 Unknown
  • Senate: 26 Democrats/14 Republicans
  • Assembly: 55 Democrats/25 Republicans

 

Well, happy Saturday to you. It's a bit warmer in Sacramento today with a high of 97. Like late yesterday, we'll likely see smoke settle in the valley this afternoon, so get your gardening/exercise/etc. done early!

In good news, the Cranston Fire in Riverside County is 96% contained.

Meanwhile, the Ferguson fire jumped highway 41 yesterday and is now in Yosemite National Park, but not Yosemite Valley. The National Park Service has not changed its planned reopening tomorrow of Yosemite Valley, although that could change. Additionally, more non-essential personnel were evacuated yesterday, so even if the Park is reopened, that doesn't necessarily mean that of the lodging and services therein. Park status is updated here. If you have reservations with an Aramark-operated facilities (listed here), you can call 888.413.8869 to check on reservations/hotel status.

CARR (Shasta/Trinity): The fire continues at a slow pace and containment has picked up a couple of percent. Six more residences are reported destroyed, although it's unclear whether these are new or a better accounting of previous damage. As we see elsewhere, low humidity and moderate winds provide a challenge for firefighters today.

  • Acreage: 141,825
  • Containment: 41%
  • Deaths: 6 (2 firefighters, 4 civilians)
  • Structures destroyed: 1,597  (1,073 residences, 14 commercial, 492 other)
  • Structures damaged: 258
  • Structures threatened: 1,358
  • Personnel: 4,528
  • Engines: 382
  • Helicopters: 16
  • Dozers: 129
  • Expected full containment: Unknown 

MENDOCINO COMPLEX (Colusa/Lake/Mendocino): While things were looking positive, this stubborn fire continues to grow and expected repopulations have not taken place, except in Lakeport and Kelseyville. The northwest and east sides along the north side of Clear Lake continue to be under mandatory evacuations. The fires grew nearly 48,000 acres overnight, although most growth was in the unpopulated Mendocino National Forest. The jumps the fire up to the 7th largest wildfire in recorded California history. It has burned on average 1,199 acres per hour for the last 192 hours.

There are 14 more destroyed residences in this morning's report, although it's unclear if they are truly new or an unpdated accounting of previous destruction. 

Today is expected to be another tough day for firefighters. While the temperature is lower, so is humidity, making the already dried up fuel that much more flammable. This afternoon's winds will be key.

  • Acreage: 201,471
  • Containment: 34% 
  • Structures destroyed: 104 (55 residences, 49 other)
  • Structures damaged: 21 (10 residences, 11 other)
  • Stuctures threatened: 12,300
  • Personnel: 3,449
  • Engines: 419
  • Helicopters: 15
  • Dozers: 54
  • Expected full containment: 08/15/18

Stories below . . .

 

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: Capitol Seminars lobbying workshop
  • Job: Attorney General's Office: legislative advocate
  • Job: California School Boards Association: legislative advocate
  • Job: California School Boards Association: regional representatives
  • Job: California Welfare Directors Association: human services policy analyst
  • Job: Cargill Director of Governmental Relations (Newark-Bay Area)
  • Job: Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager
  • Job: OPR Communications Account Executive
  • Job: Serna Center @ Sac City Unified: Chief Business Officer
  • Job: Probolsky Research - Research Analyst - Public Opinion (Orange County)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels   

 

ON REAL TIME: Former Sacramentan and former GOP consultant Steve Schmidt on "Real Time with Bill Maher":

"I believe there will be a large blue wave and Democrats will take back the house." Paraphrasing, he went on to say "what remains will be bat-shit crazy," as the moderate Republicans will be gone and the +25, +30 districts will be what they have left. 

POTUS? Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) emerged as the stars of the liberal Netroots Nation gathering in New Oreans, reports the AP.  

SCOCAL: The Chron's legal eagle Bob Egelko looks at why Governor Jerry Brown has sat on the Supreme Court of California vacancy to replace Kathryn M. Werdegar, who retired August 31, 2017.

DMV: Senator Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) plans to introduce a bill  to give a 90-day extension for drivers' licence renewals this year amidst complaints of long and unpredictable waiting times, reports Taryn Luna in the Bee.

$$$: The team at the MercNews writes eleven employees of a San Jose Wells Fargo branch pooled their money to buy tickets, and they won the $523 million lottery jackpot. They are all taking lump some payments of $29,140,281, reports the team at the MercNews. They are Roland Reyes, Marigold Villaruz, Rita Sinha, Murad Kureshi, Nga Lam, My Nguyen, Solonachchige Dissanayake, Isabel Dominguez, Alejandra Villanueva, Alice Socorro and Joji Ziegele.

A very California composition for the pool. What a beautiful thing after the last couple of years Wells Fargo has had. What better way to drop mic on the employer and walk.

 

Probolsky Research

 

DEPT OF CORRECTIONS: I typed "University of California" related to yesterday's item on Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, when of course it is the University of California.

 

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  • Job Openings – Account Executive
    OPR Communications is seeking account executives for its media relations and public affairs teams. As the leading public relations firm in the Inland Empire, the award-winning OPR team specializes in developing and executing public affairs, media relations, public education and community outreach programs on behalf of a wide range of land-use, transportation, healthcare, energy and government agency clients. Salary DOE. Detailed info here
    Apply at aherrera@oprusa.com.

  • Former Compton Board of Education member LYNN DYMALLY discusses what makes Compton politics unique in this exclusive interview: vimeo.com/282368059
  • CA School Boards Assn- Legislative Advocate (West Sacramento) Under supervision of the Assistant Executive Director for Governmental Relations, researches, analyzes, and evaluates proposed and current state and federal legislation, legislative issues, statutes, regulations, and policies; communicates and advocates for the Association’s position to influence opinion in favor of public education; develops, summarizes, and maintains reports and records; fosters cooperative working relationships among Association staff and acts as liaison with various legislative, educational, community, public, and government agencies; and performs related work as required.

    Details here:onepoint.employernet.net/ta/CSBA.jobs?ShowJob=151143621

  • Attorney General's Office is seeking a Legislative Advocate with subject matter expertise in areas such as civil law, 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.   
  • CA School Boards Assn- 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:
  • https://onepoint.employernet.net/ta/CSBA.jobs?ShowJob=134407117 
  • CA School Boards Assn- Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Orange County)
    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:

    onepoint.employernet.net/ta/CSBA.jobs?ShowJob=134407120
  •  CA School Boards Assn- 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://onepoint.employernet.net/ta/CSBA.jobs?ShowJob=134407122

  • WE CAN HELP MAKE YOUR LOBBYING EFFORTS MORE EFFECTIVE. Numerous nonprofits and private sector organizations, lobbying firms, trade associations and government entities use Capitol Seminars as their No.1 training resource -- for new lobbyists, support staff, executives who hire and manage lobbyists. Conducted by 43-year Capitol veteran Ray LeBov, our Lobbying 101 & 201 seminars offer you comprehensive coverage of the Legislative process, along with best practices for Legislative, Budget, and Regulatory Agency advocacy, Lobbying the Administration, and Media Strategies. You’ll refer to the extensive curriculum materials long after the seminars are over. Next dates: August 2-3, October 4-5, December 13-24. More information / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916-442-5009.
  • The County Welfare Directors Association is hiring a Human Services Policy Analyst focusing on county-run programs serving children and adults. The Analyst supports the advocacy work CWDA is engaged in, at the direction of senior staff, including but not limited to legislative and budget efforts and implementation of policy changes enacted at the state and federal level. Competitive salary, excellent benefit package. Open until 8/1. Details: www.cwda.org/job-opportunities
  • CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER (CBO)
    SERNA CENTER Sacramento City USD 5735 47th Ave. Sac, CA 95824
    Salary Range: $157,252 – $197,031 yrly. Medical, Dental and Vision; $4,800 annual travel stipend
    CBO’s role is to create a structure incorporating the District’s annual budget process with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) using the SCUSD Guiding Principle and Core Value Statement. The ability to incorporate them into one seamless process could lead to more equitable outcomes for all students.
    Apply: www.edjoin.org/Home/Jobs?stateID=24&countyID=34&districtID=583
    Contact: Monica Garland monicaga@scusd.edu
  • 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. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu
  • GRE waived for qualifying government & legislative staffers to apply to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Policy program, considered the most unique policy graduate program in the country. Specialization tracks, including State & Local Policy, allow students to personalize their policy studies. Current State & Local Policy courses include, “Advanced Topics in Politics and Budgeting,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” “Permissions Development and the Environment,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Find out more about this Top 10 in the West/Top 5 in California MPP program located in Malibu: publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6
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