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  • AD36 (Palmdale): added former Assembly member and attorney Steve Fox (D)


Happy Saturday! So, I may or may not have a Nooner tomorrow. I'm up in the foothills this weekend for today's fundraising meal for victims of the Camp Fire last year at PT Ranch in Ione. The event is in collaboration with one of my favorite farms, Riverdog Farm of Guinda and Cobram Estate Olive Oil of Woodland. Anyway, I realized last night that I didn't bring my power cable for my laptop as I did a scramble-pack after writing yesterday. We'll see how strong my battery is. There is no Apple Store in Sutter Creek.

POTUS: President Trump had an uneventful day in California yesterday, visiting a retrofitted border wall in Calexico. He then headed to a fundraising dinner in Beverly Hills and another at his Palos Verdes golf course before leaving for Vegas. He's at the Venetian (a Sheldon Adelson casino) today to speak to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

ISN'T THAT SPECIAL? The special election results have been certified in SD01 (Northeast) and SD33 (Long Beach. In SD01, Assembly member Brian Dahle (R) will face colleague Kevin Kiley (R). Dahle ended up 3,435 votes ahead of Kiley. In the Long Beach seat, Councilmember Lena Gonzalez (D) easily captured first and will face CPA Jack Guerrero (R)  Both special generals are on June 4.

...BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN, FALLING DOWN: After the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge had to be partially closed again yesterday as concrete fell from the upper deck, Assembly member Marc Levine is calling for the bridge to be replaced, reports Rachel Swan in the Chron.

LAW AND DISORDER: In the Times, Patrick McGreevy reports that 24 cities have sued the California Bureau on Cannabis Control over regulations that allow for home delivery of cannabis products without regard to local ordinances. McGreevy writes:

"The lawsuit, which was filed in Fresno County Superior Court against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control and its chief, Lori Ajax, comes in response to a regulation adopted by the agency in January that permits state-licensed firms to deliver cannabis in cities that have banned pot shops. Officials from cities with prohibitions on pot sales objected to the rules, voicing concerns that home deliveries of cannabis would lead to robberies of cash-laden vans and an influx of illegal sellers blending in with licensed delivery fleets.

To avoid opposition from city leaders and police chiefs, backers of Proposition 64 offered assurances in 2016 that the measure would preserve local control of pot sales. The lawsuit notes that the ballot proposition’s introduction said that it “safeguards local control, allowing local governments to regulate marijuana-related activities.”

The cities behind the suit contend that the bureau lacks legal authority to allow deliveries in conflict with local ordinances because Proposition 64 and a law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown guarantee local governments veto power over pot sales in their jurisdictions."

GUNS: Federal district court judge Roger Benitez agreed to temporarily delay his order in the lawsuit challenging Proposition 63's prohibition of the sale and possession of magazines with over ten rounds, writes Adam Ashton in the Bee. Attorney General Xavier Becerra asked for the delay pending appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

TEACH FOR AMERICA: For Politico, Mackenzie Mays looks at the debate over Assembly member Cristina Garcia's AB 221 to limit schools that have a high proportion of low-income students from using Teach for America placements. This is the bill that had Kevin Kiley all riled up in last week's Assembly Education Committee hearing, leading to his office relocation to the "dog house." Mays writes:

"'Our most vulnerable students are getting our least trained teachers. If they’re good enough for poor, low-income schools, why aren’t they good enough for the Beverly Hillses of the world?' Garcia told POLITICO. 'Why do low-income schools have to be the guinea pigs?'

It doesn’t help that during a recent teacher strike in Oakland — which followed a teacher walkout in Los Angeles and garnered support from national figures ranging from NBA star Stephen Curry to Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) —Teach For America seemed to encourage its California members to cross picket lines, prompting a backlash from its alumni."

CENSUS 2020: A federal judge in Maryland has become the third judge to block the Trump Administration from adding a citizenship question to next year's Census, which very well end up in the Supreme Court. The issue is both procedural and substantive about the process of the Administration's decision to add the question. Federal judges in New York and California have reached the same conclusion.

#CAKEDAY after the jump! 

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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Bernard Dory, Andrae Gonzalez, Fielding Greaves, Nick Hardeman, Gus Khouri, Phil Paule, Ann Ravel, and Katherine Maesteas Ruiz!


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The California Correctional Peace Officer Association’s Annual Lock-On Event
CCPOA's Annual Lock-On Fundraiser benefiting the Mustard Seed School is next week! Join us for wine and beer tastings, appetizer pairings, live music & a photo booth. Donations for the Mustard Seed School accepted onsite. Valet parking provided. Monday, April 8, 2019, Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento, 5:30-10p.m. Details here. RSVP to
Deputy Director of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs (CEA-Level A) (Sacramento)

Join the California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) Executive Team and make a statewide impact as the primary legislative and regulatory advisor. The Deputy Director of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs is responsible for the development and management of the CGCC’s legislative and regulatory program; representing the CGCC before legislators, legislative committees, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the Governor’s Office, State control agencies, local and Tribal government, and stakeholder groups. The Deputy Director of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs advises the Commissioners and Director on legislative and regulatory matters and is influential in the construction and implementation of CGCC policies and programs.

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Take on a high-profile role in an award-winning health organization. Become a strategic advocate for the healing mission of one of the world’s most respected health systems. Take your professional expertise to the next level. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

As the Associate Director of Government Relations, you will be a key member of the team that is driving strategies designed to influence public policy, promote advocacy and build relationships at the federal, state and local government levels. You will be responsible for evaluating complex issues and implementing initiatives and programs in health policy and advocacy by interacting with elected officials, legislative staff, public agency representatives as well as campus administrators, leadership and faculty. This involves collaborating closely with the UCLA Health Marketing & Communications leadership, the University of California, and relevant trade associations. The position is based on the UCLA Health campus in Los Angeles.

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Policy and Government Affairs Associate/Counsel (Oakland)

The Center for Responsible Lending is seeking a Policy and Government Affairs Associate/Counsel to join our team in Oakland, CA. As part of CRL’s State Policy Team, supporting stakeholders throughout the 50 states, the Policy and Government Affairs Associate/Counsel will work with stakeholders in California and other Western states to develop and advance strategies for legislative and regulatory reform at the state level to prevent predatory lending practices.


This position will have a significant focus on California, with responsibilities in supporting other Western states as well.

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SEIU-UHW – Political Coordinator (Oakland or Sacramento, CA)
This position is responsible for directing the work of multiple staff, contractors and member leaders in support of objectives. The Political Coordinator is responsible for strategic planning, developing programs to build and strengthen our infrastructure, and leading on issue and electoral campaigns within the union that empower our members to be a strong force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in their communities and at the ballot box. Under the supervision of the Director, the coordinator collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the department’s strategic organizational plan. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at
SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA)
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
This annual event is co-sponsored by major California veterans’ organizations. Last year over 65 Assemblymembers attended the event with their veteran honoree. This year the event is open to both the Assembly and Senate to participate. This event will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.


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Pruitt Consulting LLC, seeks a part-time Fundraising Associate in Sacramento.
Pruitt Consulting is a consulting firm that specializes in fundraising for Democratic members of the California State Legislature, Constitutional officers, nonprofits, and political action committees. The Political Fundraising Associate assists the Political Fundraising Director and Chief Executive Officers in identifying donors, planning and attending fundraising events, and other business operations. This position requires analyzing political contributions, improving fundraising database, and assisting in various office duties. Email your resume to Gabriel Castellanos Jr, or call at 916-400-4044.
Digital/Social Media Professional
Office of Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins is looking for a digital/social media professional to lead all aspects of the Senator’s presence online – including website, social, SEM and channel strategy. Candidate must be digitally fluent with an understanding of the complex and fragmented digital media landscape and have strong communications skills. Candidate should be able to bring together a cohesive digital strategy that delivers results. Salary starts at $5,910 per month.
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