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  • Census
  • beJUULED
  • AB 5
  • Sandy Eggo, SEIU, and Democratic domination
  • Stop and frisk
  • Water
  • Cakeday and new classifieds

Happy Friday! The Legislature returns Monday for what will be a wild 2020 before the Final Recess beginning at the end of session August 31. The budget and State of the State are due next week, but I haven't yet heard the days and nothing is posted on the media advisories page.

Expect the State of the State to be heavy on PG&E. The investor-owned utility has 187 days until the June 30 deadline to exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy to be able to participate in the new Wildfire Recovery Fund under AB 1054 (Holden). Will have a plethora of AB 5 (Gonzalez) "clean-up" bills although nobody knows what will take place as the federal court in the Central District consider its constitutionality.

The election is in 60 days which just seems wild. Census Day is in 89 days, when we'll likely lost a congressional seat. The LA Times editorializes today that we better get the Census right.

We're likely going to drop from 53 to 52 congressional districts in reapportionment although where the Citizen's Redistricting Commission will impose the pain in 2021 is unclear. As I've written, the East Bay, Inland Empire or south Los Angeles seem most likely.

Maxine Waters (D-Inglewood) will be 84 in 2022 and Grace Napolitano (D-Norwalk) will be one month shy of her 85th birthday. While Nancy Pelosi will likely retire in 2021, I wouldn't expect San Francisco to continue to be in one district. Barbara Lee's East Bay district will likely be retained as Oakland-centered. Lee will be 76 in 2022 although she's showing no signs of winding down. However, when she does leave office, the district is likely to be filled by a Latino or Asian such as Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda), a Yale-trained lawyer who was the first Filipino-American to be elected to the Legislature.

Former Assembly member Sandré Swanson was the last new African-American to be elected to the Legislature or the House from the Bay Area. The region of course had the legends of Ron Dellums (who Lee succeeded and was the first African-American elected to Congress) and legendary Assembly Speaker Willie Brown from across the Bay. Kamala Harris was district attorney of SF but had moved to

Willie Brown was elected by the Phillip Burton machine in SF to the State Assembly. Willie in turn gave Gavin Newsom his start with an appointment to the Parking and Traffic Commission, which must be one of the most thankless jobs in Baghdad by the Bay. Gavin was a relative by marriage to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. His aunt married Pelosi's then brother-in-law. In the small world, a law school classmate of mine married Laurence Pelosi, and either one could pop up in elected office in the East Bay.

And, Brown appointed Newsom to the Board of Supervisors after Kevin Shelley's election as Secretary of State.

In the 2011 redistricting, maintaining the four African-American districts was a priority of many groups, including the Congressional Black Caucus. Of course, that didn't work out as Laura Richardson was defeated by Janice Hahn, who is white but with strong ties to the black community. Hahn then ran for the LA Board of Supervisors and CA44 is now represented by Latina Nannette Barragán.

By 2022, it's very possible we'll be down to 2 or even one--Karen Bass and Barbara Lee. However, Assembly member Chris Holden (D), who is black and the son of the legendary LA County supe Nate, could end up in the congressional mix should either Napolitano or Judy Chu retire but both will have pressures to elect an Asian (Chu's district) or Latino (Napolitano's district.

beJUULED: As yesterday wound down, I thought there would be no news today, but I can just wait a few hours and everything can change. Late yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration announced a regulatory change that will end all vaping sales on flavors other than tobacco and menthol. Since JUUL has already limited its sales to mint, menthol, and tobacco flavors, some analysts believe it could be a net positive for JUUL and it's Altria's (Philip Morris) 35% stake as smaller companies are forced off the market leaving it to JUUL, Blu (Imperial Tobacco), and Vuse (RJ Renolds).

The regulation will take effect 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register, which doesn't appear in yesterday's update. The California Department of Public Health recommends abstention from all vaping products until the mysterious illness is sorted out, but they also say don't smoke. I doubt much attention will be paid to the regulation and the feds can't enforce thousands of convenience stores selling the products.

If you're a Nooner Newbie, I've written more words on the topic than I did when I was in college.

AB 5 (Gonzalez)/Dynamex: There is tons of confusion abound as to the status of the new California law regarding independent contractors. From what I can tell, the stay of the law only applies to the owner-operator trucking industry, which has a very strong federal pre-emption argument. I keep checking with legal eagle friends on both sides of the case and will tweet anything else I learn as we're in minute-by-minute territory.

I have a 9:30am flight to The OC tomorrow so my apologies ahead of time about any Noonerific abridgment.

SANDY EGGO: Holy ish. After I wrote this item before the sun rose, the San Diego Democratic Party reported $75,000 from Laborers International Union of North America.

After taking a break since contributing to candidates for a year, the San Diego Democratic Party has spent $169,572 on the city's mayoral and city council races. As I've written and talked about, the traditional moderate Republican stronghold has become strongly blue while their representatives have emerged as leaders in Sacramento and, as such, powerful fundraisers. Here's the recent contributions several of which were reported yesterday:

NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR AMOUNT TRANS. DATE FILED DATE
RAUL CAMPILLO FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7 2020 $4,200 1/1/20 1/2/20
RAUL CAMPILLO FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7 2020 $2,275 12/31/19 1/2/20
TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR 2020 $11,500 1/1/20 1/2/20
MARNI VON WILPERT FOR CITY COUNCIL 2020 $2,100 1/1/20 1/2/20
MARNI VON WILPERT FOR CITY COUNCIL 2020 $1,043.91 12/31/19 1/2/20
WHITBURN FOR CITY COUNCIL 2020 $2,000 1/1/20 1/2/20
WHITBURN FOR CITY COUNCIL 2020 $1,707 12/20/19 12/30/19
MARNI VON WILPERT FOR CITY COUNCIL 2020 $1,043.91 12/13/19 12/30/19
RAUL CAMPILLO FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7 2020 $2,750.55 12/13/19 1/2/20
RAUL CAMPILLO FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7 2020 $2,154.45 12/13/19 1/2/20
RAUL CAMPILLO FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7 2020 $4,850 12/13/19 1/2/20
TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR 2020 $11,747.20 12/13/19 1/2/20
TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR 2020 $19,750 12/13/19 1/2/20
MARNI VON WILPERT FOR CITY COUNCIL 2020 $11,400 12/23/19 12/23/19
WHITBURN FOR CITY COUNCIL 2020 $11,400 12/23/19 12/23/19
RAUL CAMPILLO FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7 2020 $11,400 12/23/19 12/23/19
MARA ELLIOTT FOR SAN DIEGO CITY ATTORNEY 2020 $22,750 12/17/19 12/17/19
TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR 2020 $22,750 12/17/19 12/17/19
TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR 2020 $22,750 12/17/19

12/17/19

Now, let's look at where the SDCP collected its dough in 2019. It looks like San Diego city employees are funding the effort, although of course they can't say that. And, because the San Diego Democratic Party reaps money from across the state, there will never be any tracking of such.

NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR CITY AMOUNT TRANS. DATE
EMPOWERING FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS PAC SPONSORED BY NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET ASSOCIATION SAN DIEGO $2,500 12/30/19
ROB BONTA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 SACRAMENTO $2,500 12/26/19
PROTECT NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES NOW SPONSORED BY SD MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION ENCINITAS $165,000 12/19/19
SEIU LOCAL 2015 STATE PAC LOS ANGELES $38,800 12/18/19
CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL OF SERVICE EMPLOYEES SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE SACRAMENTO $38,800 12/18/19
LABORERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA-LOCAL 89 PAC SAN DIEGO $5,000 12/19/19
GRAY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 SACRAMENTO $2,500 12/16/19
CALIFORNIA APARTMENT ASSOCIATION PAC SACRAMENTO $10,000 12/16/19
SYCUAN BAND OF THE KUMEYAAY NATION EL CAJON $10,000 12/16/19
SOUTHWEST STRATEGIES, LLC SAN DIEGO $1,000 12/16/19
MARCH AND ASH INC. SAN DIEGO $2,500 12/12/19
IGT GLOBAL SOLUTIONS RENO $10,000 12/12/19
GUSTAVO VILDOSAOLA SAN DIEGO $20,000 12/10/19
AMINPOUR & ASSOCIATES, APC SAN DIEGO $5,000 12/11/19
YOCHA DEHE WINTUN NATION BROOKS $10,000 12/11/19
RINCON BAND OF LUISENO MISSION INDIANS OF THE RINCON RESERVATION, CALIFORNIA VALLEY CENTER $25,000 12/11/19
CISTERRA PARTNERS, LLC SAN DIEGO $2,500 12/11/19
ELEVATION ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LA JOLLA $5,000 12/11/19
RANCHO GUEJITO CORPORATION NEW YORK $5,000 12/5/19
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 12 PASADENA $2,500 12/5/19
LORENA GONZALEZ FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 ENCINITAS $1,000 12/5/19
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS IN CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT PAC (PECG-PAC) SACRAMENTO $1,100 11/4/19
COSTA VERDE NORTH VILLAGE, LLC SAN DIEGO $1,000 10/31/19
COSTA VERDE EAST VILLAGE, LLC SAN DIEGO $1,000 10/31/19
COSTA VERDE DEVELOPERS, LLC SAN DIEGO $1,000 10/31/19
SCRIPPS MESA DEVELOPERS II, LLC SAN DIEGO $1,000 10/31/19
LA JOLLA CROSSROADS 1 LLC SAN DIEGO $1,000 10/31/19
ALLEN, SEMELSBERGER & KAELIN, LLP SAN DIEGO $2,000 10/31/19
TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR 2020 ENCINITAS $350 10/26/19
TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR 2020 ENCINITAS $350 9/26/19
TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR 2020 ENCINITAS $350 8/26/19
PALA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS PALA $5,000 10/24/19
SAN DIEGO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS PAC SAN DIEGO $2,000 10/24/19
MARC BERMAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 PALO ALTO $2,500 10/21/19
SAN DIEGO FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 145 SAN DIEGO $5,000 10/21/19
BARONA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS LAKESIDE $5,000 10/18/19
LIMON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 SACRAMENTO $2,500 10/16/19
AME, LLC LOS ANGELES $5,000 10/15/19
ED CHAU FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 SACRAMENTO $1,000 10/15/19
REPUBLIC SERVICES, INC. PHOENIX $10,000 10/15/19
UNITED DOMESTIC WORKERS OF AMERICA ACTION FUND SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE SACRAMENTO $2,500 10/8/19
LAWRENCE E. HESS SAN DIEGO $10,225 10/3/19
AMINPOUR & ASSOCIATES, APC SAN DIEGO $5,000 10/1/19
RE-ELECT SCOTT WIENER FOR STATE SENATE 2020 OAKLAND $1,000 9/30/19
PECHANGA BAND OF LUISENO INDIANS TEMECULA $5,000 9/27/19
CAMPLAND, LLC LOS ANGELES $1,000 9/23/19
DR. WEBER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 SACRAMENTO $1,000 9/20/19
MAIENSCHEIN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 LA MESA $1,000 9/16/19
RE-ELECT SENATOR ATKINS 2020 ENCINITAS $1,000 9/9/19
SAN DIEGO FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 145 SAN DIEGO $5,000 9/3/19
OLGA DIAZ FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR 2020 SACRAMENTO $500 7/29/19
OLGA DIAZ FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR 2020 SACRAMENTO $200 9/1/19
OLGA DIAZ FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR 2020 SACRAMENTO $200 8/1/19
OLGA DIAZ FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR 2020 SACRAMENTO $200 7/1/19
PROTECT NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES NOW SPONSORED BY SD MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION ENCINITAS $10,000 8/21/19
EVINCO STRATEGIES, LLC SAN DIEGO $1,500 8/8/19
GEORGETTE GOMEZ FOR CITY COUNCIL2020 LOS ANGELES $3,000 7/22/19
SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL FAMILY HOUSING CORPORATION NO. 1 DBA NATIONAL CITY PARK APARTMENTS NATIONAL CITY $7,500 6/19/19
SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL FAMILY HOUSING CORPORATION NO. 2 DBA NATIONAL CITY PARK APARTMENTS NATIONAL CITY $7,500 6/19/19
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT COUNCIL OF LABORERS PAC SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE SACRAMENTO $5,000 6/17/19
SEMPRA ENERGY SAN DIEGO $10,000 6/5/19
DR. WEBER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 SACRAMENTO $1,000 6/3/19
SBC MANAGEMENT, INC. SAN DIEGO $1,000 5/29/19
RUSTY FOR CHAIR LOS ANGELES $1,500 5/23/19
MONARCH SCRIPPS MESA, LLC LA JOLLA $5,000 5/23/19
RE-ELECT SENATOR ATKINS 2020 ENCINITAS $1,000 5/28/19
TODD GLORIA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 ENCINITAS $5,000 5/28/19
SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL FAMILY HOUSING CORPORATION NO. 2 DBA NATIONAL CITY PARK APARTMENTS NATIONAL CITY $7,500 5/28/19
SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL FAMILY HOUSING CORPORATION NO.1 DBA NATIONAL CITY PARK APARTMENTS NATIONAL CITY $7,500 5/28/19
CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE PAC (CREPAC) - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS LOS ANGELES $5,000 5/21/19
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PIPE TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL #16 PAC SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE LOS ANGELES $2,500 5/21/19
PLUMBERS & STEAMFITTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 230 PAC SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE SAN DIEGO $2,500 5/21/19
SARA JACOBS DEL MAR $15,000 5/21/19
OCHOA LAW GROUP SAN DIEGO $3,000 5/18/19
LA JOLLA DEMOCRATIC CLUB LA JOLLA $1,680 5/6/19
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 569 CANDIDATE PAC SACRAMENTO $15,000 5/2/19
LABORERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA-LOCAL 89 PAC SAN DIEGO $10,000 5/2/19
SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION ENCINITAS $1,000 4/30/19
CHRIS WARD FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 ENCINITAS $3,000 4/29/19
SAN DIEGO-IMPERIAL COUNTIES LABOR COUNCIL SAN DIEGO $10,000 4/26/19
SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION ENCINITAS $1,200 4/26/19
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS GUILD, LOCAL 1931-COPE SAN DIEGO & GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGES (AFT) SAN DIEGO $1,500 4/22/19
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS GUILD, LOCAL 1931-COPE SAN DIEGO & GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGES (AFT) SAN DIEGO $3,500 4/22/19
DELOITTE SERVICES, LLP HERMITAGE $3,000 4/22/19
PACIFIC BEACH DEMOCRATIC CLUB SAN DIEGO $1,200 4/19/19
SAN DIEGO FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 145 SAN DIEGO $3,000 4/19/19
UNITED DOMESTIC WORKERS OF AMERICA ACTION FUND SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE SACRAMENTO $5,000 4/19/19
SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION LOCAL 221 PAC SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE SACRAMENTO $2,000 4/15/19
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS POLITICAL ACTION FUND LOS ANGELES $3,000 4/9/19
CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSN. FOR BETTER CITIZENSHIP BURLINGAME $2,500 4/8/19
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS IN CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT PECG-PAC SACRAMENTO $3,000 4/8/19
DR. WEBER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 SACRAMENTO $3,000 4/8/19
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE EDUCATIONAL FUND WASHINGTON $3,000 4/4/19
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CLUB OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY SAN DIEGO $1,200 4/2/19
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CARLSBAD-OCEANSIDE CARLSBAD $1,200 4/2/19
LABORERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA - LOCAL 89 SAN DIEGO $10,000 4/2/19
PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND OF THE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST PAC SAN DIEGO $1,500 3/4/19
SAN DIEGO MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION SAN DIEGO $5,000 3/25/19
RENDON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 SACRAMENTO $3,000 3/25/19
CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION PAC (CDA PAC) SACRAMENTO $3,000 3/22/19
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS IN CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT PAC (PECG-PAC) SACRAMENTO $3,000 3/22/19
MAIENSCHEIN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020 LA MESA $15,000 3/20/19
CAMPLAND, LLC LOS ANGELES $5,000 3/15/19
RE-ELECT SENATOR ATKINS 2020 ENCINITAS $20,000 3/15/19
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CARLSBAD-OCEANSIDE CARLSBAD $1,200 3/18/19
PROGRESS LABOR ALLIANCE PAC SPONSORED BY LABOR ORGANIZATIONS SAN DIEGO $2,500 3/8/19
SAN DIEGO CREDIT UNIONS' PAC SAN DIEGO $1,500 3/14/19
ECSD MANAGEMENT, LLC SAN DIEGO $1,000 3/12/19
RE-ELECT SENATOR ATKINS 2020 ENCINITAS $3,040 2/20/19
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY SACRAMENTO $332.59 2/15/19
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY SACRAMENTO $1,4612 2/15/19
WILL MOORE FOR CITY COUNCIL 2020 SAN DIEGO $2,500 1/30/19
PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 447 FEDERAL PAC SACRAMENTO $2,000 1/22/19


Speaker Anthony Rendon (Downey), Assemblymembers Marc Berman (Palo Alto), Rob Bonta (Alameda), Adam Gray (Merced), and Ed Chau (Monterey Park), Senator Scott Wiener (San Francisco), Professional Engineers in California Gov't (PECG-state worker union), and California Democratic Party chair Rusty Hicks are all playing in San Diego.

It pays to have the Senate President Pro Tem and Assembly Approps chair!

The SEIU contributions of the calendar year max of $38,800 is part of the legal money laundering under Prop. 34 to Democratic central committees across the state and will likely appear in some of the hottest races such as SD21 (Santa Clarita-Palmdale), SD29 (Diamond Bar-Fullerton), SD37 (Irvine), and the Assembly races I've listed for ATCPro subscribers.

By maxing to the follow central committees at the end of 2019, they can repeat them for next year and also max out with $9,300 contributions as small contributor committees for each the primary and general. Both have maxed to Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D) in AD59 and Lisa Calderon (D) in AD57.

SEIU CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE
NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR AMOUNT TRANS. DATE
SAN MATEO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE $38,800 12/4/19
TEHAMA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE $38,800 12/4/19
SAN FRANCISCO DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE $38,800 12/4/19
SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY $38,800 12/4/19
NAPA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE $38,800 12/4/19
HUMBOLDT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE $38,800 12/4/19
FRESNO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE $38,800 12/4/19
MERCED COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE $38,800 7/9/19

SEIU LOCAL 2015 STATE PAC
NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR AMOUNT TRANS. DATE
SONOMA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE $38,800 12/18/19
YOLO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE STATE ACCOUNT $38,800 12/18/19
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF MENDOCINO COUNTY $38,800 12/18/19
DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF MARIN $38,800 12/18/19
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY - STATE CANDIDATE COMMITTEE $38,800 12/18/19
DEL NORTE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE $38,800 12/11/19

Meanwhile, the San Diego Republican Party reported yesterday contributions totaling $13,750 to Scott Sherman's underdog campaign for mayor.

In the reporting period ending 10/19. The San Diego Republican Party had $70,894 on hand and has reported $122,000 since with $75k from the California Republican Party. In contrast, the San Diego Democratic Party had $147,037 on the same date and has since reported $393,250 in large contributions.

The disparity is amazing and won't likely change anytime soon with few electeds to bring in the dough and the intra-party fight for outgoing Rep. Duncan Hunter's CA50 between Darrell Issa, Senator Brian Jones.

"STOP AND FRISK": In the Bee, Andrew Sheeler reports what we already knew, but didn't know until Assembly woman Shirley Weber's AB 953 (2015).

Black drivers in California are more likely to be pulled over by the police and searched than white drivers, according to data released by the state in response to a 2015 law aimed at quantifying racial profiling among law enforcement agencies.

The study found police in large California law enforcement agencies were 1.8 times more likely to use “reasonable suspicion” as the cause to pull over a black person than they were a white person.

The report also found police were three times more likely to search a black person who had been stopped than they were a white person. Only Native American drivers were more likely than blacks to be arrested as a result of a search.

Don Thompson also writes on the story for the AP.

WATER: For the AP, Rich Pedroncelli and John Antczak write that December storms brought good news, according to measurements released yesterday. They write:

Statewide, the amount of water contained in the snowpack — known as snow water equivalent — was 9.3 inches (23.6 centimeters), or 90% of the Jan. 2 average, the Department of Water Resources said.

The snowpack is measured manually and by electronic sensors at numerous locations.

At Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe, the traditional first manual reading of the winter found a snow depth of 33.5 inches (85 centimeters) and a snow water equivalent of 11 inches (27.9 centimeters), said Sean de Guzman, the department’s chief of surveys and water supply forecasting.

CA51 (S. San Diego-Imperial): Charles T. Clark reports that social justice advocate and mental health counselor Aeiramique Glass Blake failed to collect enough signatures to qualify for the March ballot from the left of Rep. Juan Vargas (D-San Diego).

Cakeday and new Classifieds after the jump... 

 

Probolsky Research

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to congressmembers Mike Levin and Katie Porter, Assembly woman Jacqui Irwin, and Ryan Brown!

Classifieds

Add your classified now both in The Nooner and online for $50/week or $150/month by emailing scottlay@gmail.com, with a headline, a summary of up to 200 words, and what you'd like the end date to be. You can attach a PDF or provide a link for a bigger job description/info to apply. [Other advertising options]


Paid Internship with Meridian Pacific, Inc.

This internship provides the opportunity to work on Republican political campaigns for local, state and federal candidates, statewide initiatives, issue advocacy, local and statewide ballot measures, grassroots activation, corporate public affairs, as well as event planning. We offer diverse opportunities for the interns that work with us.

Interns will help write press releases and other supporting materials, assist with mailings and print production, complete research projects, perform data entry, learn the basics of office functions, work on surveys, compile contact lists, attend/work political functions, etc.

Applicants who have previously held a job/internship and exemplify strong writing, research, and communications skills, preferred. Compensation is $15.00 per hour. Job hours are 24-40 hours per week. Email cover letter & resume to Christina@meridianhq.com.

Fiona Hutton & Associates: Account Supervisor or Director (Los Angeles)

Fiona Hutton & Associates is looking for a highly-driven communications pro to join our Los Angeles-based agency as an Account Supervisor or Director (depending on experience).

The position requires a minimum 5-7 years of experience in public affairs, public relations or politics, with agency experience required. Responsible for managing integrated communications and advocacy programs, creative content, media relations & coalitions. Will oversee operational performance of accounts, serve as day-to-day contact with clients and mentor junior staff.

For full qualifications and responsibilities, read the job description at www.fionahuttonassoc.com/careers/account-supervisor-director/.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to resume@fionahuttonassoc.com.

Jobs with Expanding Statewide Non-Profit to #EndPoverty

Golden State Opportunity is hiring multiple positions including Field Director, Field Organizers, Operations Assistant, Program Manager, Social Video Producer and part-time mobile organizers.

GSO is a ground breaking non-profit that uses the tools and strategies of political campaigns to reach low-income workers and families to build financial resiliency and security.

Join our growing team and be a part of the most effective anti-poverty organization in the country. Please go to our website for more details.

UDW/AFSCME Local 3930: Communications Consultant

UDW/AFSCME Local 3930, representing 116,000 In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers around the state, seeks proposals from an experienced consultant to assist with external communications efforts around our 2020 statewide legislative and local collective bargaining campaigns.

The consultant will work closely with UDW’s Communications Director and staff, and may also work with the Legislative Director and Internal Operations Director.

Consultants may respond to one or both sections of the RFP.

Click here for the full position description and qualifications sought.

CTBA Back to Session Bash XV - 5 p.m. - 1:00 a.m

The biggest political event of the year, The Back to Session Bash, returns on Thursday 1/16 to celebrate its 15th year anniversary. Invitees will enjoy cigars, bourbon, Moscow Mule, Whiteclaws, rosé and cupcake bars; food by Cafeteria 15L; and more. You won't want to miss our live musical guests. By invitation only. Questions: Monique Vieira Huestis at monique@burtonandthebrains.com.

UCOP State Govt. Relations: Executive Assistant

The University of California Office of the President is seeking an Executive Assistant in its State Government Relations (SGR) office in Sacramento. Primary responsibility for managing SGR AVP/Director’s calendar, scheduling legislative visits, making staff travel arrangements, and writing/editing sensitive materials. Job requires demonstrated experience planning and coordinating logistics, strong organizational skills, and excellent written/editorial skills. Bachelor’s degree and 3-4 years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in executive assistant role in either the Capitol or in large academic or governmental organization preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Apply HERE.

California Council on Science and Technology: Senior Program Associate

CCST is seeking a Senior Program Associate to focus on partner engagement and enhance long-lasting, meaningful impact in the California academic and research communities by building and deepening the relationships and strategic partnerships necessary to bring important research and ideas directly from the scientific community to California decision makers. The CCST Senior Program Associate will also manage the performance of key CCST programs and projects including but not limited to updating the CCST Federal Labs Impact Report, coordinating CCST’s annual site visit, and developing and engaging with the CCST Advisory Panel. Full job description can be found on our website.

California Council on Science and Technology: Science Fellows Program Manager

CCST is seeking a Science Fellows Program Manager to manage all aspects of the CCST Policy Fellowship Program by establishing program goals and processes; researching, interpreting and applying program and contract guidelines and requirements; formulating strategies; administrating resources; and continually innovating all aspects of the program. The Program Manager will need to use advanced concepts and organization objectives to resolve complex issues and/or rapidly unfolding events and issues in a constantly changing environment. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director of CCST. Full job description can be found on our website.

Sacramento City Unified School District: Chief Communications Officer

The Sacramento City Unified School District is seeking candidates for the position of Chief Communications Officer. The responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the district’s public relations and marketing programs, cable television operation, media relations, employee communications, and corporate and governmental relations on a local, state, and national basis. Serve as public relations counsel to the Superintendent, Superintendent’s Cabinet, and Executive Staff, and serve as a liaison between the press/media and the district. Communicate the district’s vision, mission, goals, objectives, results, and challenges to parents and the community.
  • Plan, develop, and maintain effective processes and channels of communication with internal and external audiences. Lead the development and delivery of news to broadcast, print, and online media to create media coverage of the school district on a daily basis. Develop and maintain brand image, positioning, and messaging for SCUSD.

Full description, qualifications, compensation range, and application information: www.aroundthecapitol.com/docs/saccity-communications.pdf

Deadline: January 5, 2020

OPEN POSITION: Public Affairs & Community Engagement Rep – California School Boards Association

4 New positions: Serve as CSBA’s liaison to local schools and county boards of education, key decision makers, and the community-at-large. Execute grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events.
Openings in the following locations: North LA/Ventura, South San Joaquin, SF Bay Area, and North Coast. Salary based on experience.
To apply, please visit: www.csba.org/About/Careers

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 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 foundation in statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to governance. Learn at a beautiful campus three miles from the State Capitol: go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy or publicpolicy@pacific.edu.

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