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  • KQED's Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos): Joe Trippi on the Veepstakes, Pioneering Netroots and the Real Story of Doug Jones' Victory (2020-07-30)
  • Cap•Impact Podcast (Chris Micheli): How Proxy Voting Could Work in the California Assembly (2020-07-30)
  • Inside Golden State Politics (Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe): Asian Americans join Latinos as targets of Tump (2020-07-30)
  • 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)

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  • COVID-19
    • The numbers
    • LA-LA Land
  • cakeday and classifieds


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  • CA39 (Diamond Bar-Fullerton-Yorba Linda): updated analysis (Leans Dem)
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¡Feliz domingo de tacos! Although I feared that the most recent shutdowns would mean no Sunday tacos at Our Lady of Guadalupe down the street, they have in fact perservered as has my favorite mangonada and esquité vendor. Many more have not returned and some may have gone back to Mexíco and beyond similar to lots of restaurant workers. There will be no "flipping the switch" back to "normal" in the restaurant and other parts of the hospitality industry.

The CEO of Loews said on the teevee yesterday that cities will see reductions of at least 5% of hotel rooms, while large convention cities could see a 20% contraction. That would include San Francisco, San José, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego. Huge numbers of displaced workers along with reduced state and local tax revenue, particularly local as these cities rely heavily on hotel tax revenue.


The numbers: California added 134 deaths yesterday for a total number of California fatalities of 9,365. That's an astonishing number in weekend reporting, which usually lags.

Orange County reported 31 deaths on Saturday. Of course, Los Angeles reported the most with 45. Meanwhile, the Chron reports "Santa Clara County recorded a record number of COVID-19 patients on Friday with 196 people hospitalized, according to California Department of Public Health data reviewed by The Chronicle. The previous record for the county was 187, recorded Wednesday and on April 7."

LA-LA land: The LAT has a great feature on the day in the life of Los Angeles in COVID 2020 and demonstrating inequities,

On that note, I think I have enough change in my quarters jar for two tacos and a mangonada. Of course, the mug that holds my quarters is Over The Hump mug and was from my amazing ex- was the chair for that amazing dress-up night.

cakedays and classifieds after the jump...

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CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Jose Cornejo, Matt Cox, and Gil Duran!


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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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