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  • California Nation (SacBee): Governor Gavin Newsom and COVID-19 with Elizabeth Ashford, former advisor to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jerry Brown, Steven Maviglio, former press secretary to Gov. Gray Davis and Joe Rodota, former cabinet secretary to Gov. Pete Wilson (2020-07-25)
  • Cap Impact Podcast (McGeorge School of Law): From the business perspective, Chris Micheli talks about how California's Admistrative Procedure Act can be used to challenge regulations. (2020-07-24)
  • Inside Golden State Politics (Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe): Newsom and COVID-19 (2020-07-23)
  • KQED's Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos): Jay Jordan, executive director of Californians for Safety and Justice, on Prop. 20 (repeal of criminal justice reforms) on the November ballot (2020-07-16)
  • Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): California Teachers Association president E. Toby Boyd (2020-07-16)

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  • CA39 (Diamond Bar-Fullerton-Yorba Linda): updated analysis (Leans Dem)
  • CA53 (SD Balboa Park-La Mesa-El Cajon): updated analysis (Safe Dem - Dem-Dem general)

Happy Taco Tuesday! Of course, in my neighborhood, the street tacos are on Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe, the largest Spanish language Catholic church in SacTown. Although services are banned, the tacos are back. Also back are mangonadas y esquité, although several other vendors (bacon-wrapped hot dogs/hot links/tamales etc.) haven't returned. I fear they won't be back and worry about the vendors.

The wild legislative session continues today. All six Assembly committee hearings scheduled today have been postponed either indefinitely (Communications and Conveyance, Housing and Community Development, Privacy and Consumer Protection, Public Employment and Retirement) or to August 10 (Transportation) or August 11 (Insurance).

Tomorrow, Senate Education and Governance and Finance are on the docket with very winnowed agendas for their only hearings of the other house's bills this year.

The high-profile prohibition of flavored tobacco is on the schedule for Assembly Health next Tuesday, August 4.


Much more after the jumpity jump...


Federal relief: The Senate version of the next federal relief bill for COVID-19 includes a $200/week supplemental unemployment benefit (down from $600)

VEEPSTAKES: In the Chron, Joe Garofoli writes that if Senator Kamala Harris or Rep. Karen Bass end up on Joe Biden's ticket, California will be on the ballot for good or bad.

[I]t won’t just be Harris or Bass there. California will be on the ballot, too, with all the stereotypes about the state — some truer than others — on display for the next three months.

“‘California’ is a code word,” said Ken Goldstein, a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco who has analyzed political advertising for more than two decades. “‘California’ becomes a coded way for Republicans to attack Democrats.”

“California” will become code for “homeless crisis” and “sanctuary cities” and “the radical left,” analysts said — a straw state for President Trump to invoke as he campaigns as “the president of law and order.”

That's a big issue in Biden's choice, whether we like it or not. It's not dissimilar to current hatred toward Portland, my place of birth and where the maternal side of my family lives. The protests get vandalistic after people like my cousin go home.

Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice's stock has been increasing significantly.

NIMBY: The SB 50 debate (housing density) has now approached the ballot box, with an initiative out for signature gathering to prohibit state laws on zoning.


cakeday and classifieds after the jump...

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CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Sarah Baker and Alex Zucco!


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Between 1-3 offices are available for sublease in the Meridian Plaza office building, 1415 L Street, two blocks from the Capitol. The offices are approximately 150 SF each. Internet, gym, partially furnished (desk, chair, bookcases) are included. 24/7/365 key card access; floor-ceiling windows facing Sierras; professional offices. One year lease preferred. $1,500 per office. Contact Jane at or (415) 577-9734 with questions.

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