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¡Feliz sabado! I just got back from my morning walk, with a hat and hoodie on. Lots of walkers out there, and I'm sure that's the case across a windy and rainy California. Take a minute to kick branches off the sidewalk. There were tons and I saw people walking around them. Our brothers and sisters in wheelchairs appreciate your kind gesture. In my neighborhood, there's a homeless veteran in a wheelchair. We've tried to give him help and housing, but that's how he lives. I've never known him to cause a problem to anyone and buy him chili with a pull top and spoon from the market across the streeton occasion, but palm fronds on the sidewalk block his daily migration. 

Sorry, not to preach, but we never know who is the next person homeless or legs like we know them.

CAGOP: Most of the leaders of the California Republican Party are readers and many are Premium subscribers. None of them complained yesterday about my writing of the party's financial problems yesterday. Instead, I heard from Dems criticizing about my suggestion that it should be a viable party. I want multiple viable parties in California. I want cable to get me my John Oliver back, not fake boxing matches also shown in movie theatres that end before you finish your popcorn. Politics in California is getting too much like that. As a kid, I loved it. As someone who loves California, I see it as not healthy. What's that you ask? Yes, that's still a "Thanks for all your help Scott" signed book from Al Gore on the top of my bookshelf. I think a guy named Paul likely has one as well.

It's been a long day already. While reading the news I had one big discovery because, as some of you know, I like to run old dramas in the background. Today's rabbit-hole was that Kal Penn, who played Dr. Lawrence Cutner on House, M.D., left the show to work in the Obama White House. I knew Penn worked there, but I was a latecomer to House. Kalpen Suresh Modi was on Designated Survivor, a show that starred Keifer Southerland and was unfortunately killed by ABC.

Not to tie anything to current politics, but out beloved Dr. Kutner who killed himself to work for Obama was a child of Indian immigrants. He was born in Chris Christie's New Jersey, who escoriated Trump on Colber this week. Meanwhile, hell is breaking loose in the San Gabriel Valley over Chinese maternity houses... 

To be clear, I have no idea about Modi's parents immigration status, but you get why we understand the relevance.

In northern Orange County growing up and in Sacramento today, my best food is likely from people who don't have a green card. Replace them all and I'll be fine with a wall. Until then, the GOP dies with a mantra of wall.

Food always becomes above politics. Where it is made; where it is cooked. 

#CAKEDAY after the jump...

Classifieds below: all job listings are in Sacramento unless noted (submit at $40/week)

  • Event: California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP)'s annual legislative briefing: 2/6 free
  • Job: Aaron Reed and Associates: Administrative Assistant
  • Job: Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation: full-time program manager (Los Angeles)
  • Job: Attorney General's Office: External Affairs Associate (San Francisco)
  • Job: County Welfare Directors Association of California: senior-level Executive Assistant
  • Job: Health Plan of San Joaquin: Government Affairs Representative (French Camp, CA)
  • Job: NorCal Cannabis: Legislative and Regulatory Strategist to Public Policy Strategist
  • Job: Pruitt Consulting LLC: fundraising associate

 

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  • Attend a free briefing at the Capitol to learn more about health insurance in California, and learn about how a key contributor to the Legislature's consideration of health insurance-related legislation supports policymakers. All interested parties and the public are warmly invited to the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP)'s annual legislative briefing on 2/6/2018 from 10:30 – 11:30 am. The briefing will provide information about CHBRP’s methods and our role in providing independent evidence-based analysis.

    Please RSVP to this free event.

  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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 seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.
  • The Attorney General's Office is seeking an External Affairs Associate with experience in community outreach and public relations, who will act as the representative for the Attorney General by attending events and meetings on his behalf. The External Affairs Associate will also, identify community and business partners and build lasting partnerships to promote the work and mission of the Attorney General's office. The job can be viewed here. (San Francisco)
  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (San Francisco)
    The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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 seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Fresno) The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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 seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

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  • Health Plan of San Joaquin is recruiting a Government Affairs Representative in French Camp, CA. This position is responsible for identifying, researching and evaluating public policy, including state and federal legislation, assisting with proactive and responsive public policy communications to internal and external stakeholders, and representing HPSJ’s interests in various industry associations and public forums. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Political Science, Communications or similar is required along with at least four years’ experience in healthcare advocacy, public affairs or government relations. Apply with confidence at:  www.jobs.net/jobs/hpsj/en-us/job/United-States/Government-Affairs-Representative/J3V2YV5XCBH77HWW9Q3/
  • County Welfare Directors Association of California seeks senior-level Executive Assistant to support CWDA Executive Director and his team. Duties include scheduling, meeting/event planning and logistics, conference planning, member support, contract management. Our office is fast-paced, busy and fun. Competitive salary DOE; excellent benefits. More information here.
  • TrattenPrice Consulting – Office Manager/Admin Assistant
    Government affairs firm seeks an office manager/assistant for two lobbyists. Candidate must have experience working in a lobbying office including scheduling, bill tracking, and administrative support. Candidate will have a min 2-3 years direct experience, be well-organized, a self-starter and flexible. Salary BOE. Submit resumes to Lea-Ann ltratten@trattenprice.com.​

  • Cal State Student Association seeks Legislative Policy Analyst
    The position is responsible for researching and analyzing legislative policy issues. Additionally, the position will be responsible for externally representing the organization in legislative meetings and committees. Lastly, the position will be responsible for advising our board of directors and legislative affairs committee. For more information and to apply, visit apptrkr.com/1364276.

  • Aaron Reed and Associates: Administrative Assistant
    Experience working in governmental affairs office, working knowledge of the legislative process, calendaring, arranging travel, proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, outstanding communication skills. Salary BOE. Please send your resume to Joelle jmccoy@aaronread.com. (1/15)

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