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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
    • SoCal
  • cakeday and classifieds


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Just another Manic Monday, wish it were 2021 (or 2022)...

Ugh, Taco Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe closed early yesterday. All morning while I was working I was contemplating which meats I would get in my tacos among the usual 5-8 choices. But by 1:00, no mas tacos! As if 2020 couldn't get any worse...

But I did get in a full round of phone calls to my mom, dad, and sis and everyone is healthy and hanging in there. Mom and Uncle Bob are visiting my 100-year-old grandmother today, which is the one day of the week that she's allowed to have two visitors. She was amazingly frugal and is now in a very nice house-based facility with only four residents. To think we would have every had to think about that.

Meanwhile, I am exhausted while watching the hearing on last week's gut-and-amend personal income tax increase (AB 1253) in Senate Governance and Finance (testimony only) right now. So, I will be very short today but may be back with more later.

If you didn't think that 2020 couldn't become more S-U-R-R-E-A-L, you haven't followed these legislative hearings...


The numbers: California added 35 deaths yesterday, although Sunday reporting is quite unreliable. Nevertheless, we cross our fingers.

SoCal: In the LAT, Alex Wigglesworth reports that OC and LA counties have reported a decline in COVID hospitalizations over the last week.

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Los Angeles and Orange counties have dropped over the last week, which may be evidence that actions taken to limit the virus’ spread are working, public health officials said Sunday.

There were 1,784 confirmed coronavirus patients in L.A. County hospitals Saturday compared with 2,017 last Saturday, a drop of nearly 12%, according to the Los Angeles Times’ coronavirus tracker.

Orange County reported 19% fewer coronavirus patients in its hospitals — 554 Saturday versus 687 a week before.

Of course, Saturday saw one of the highest reports of deaths during the pandemic and Orange County was the hotspot. I am no epidemiologist, but I think that's a way to have a decline in hospitalizations...

cakedays and classifieds after the jump...

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CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Phil Giarrizo, Georgia Mercer, John Popoch, Fiona Moore Simon, and Chris Ward!


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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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