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  • COVID-19
  • Wildfires
  • Cakeday and classifieds

Happy Labor Day! Thank you to all the people who have been required to show up to work the last several months. And, my thoughts are with those laid off, particularly in the hospitality industry. I don't travel much these days (no Mexico City for me this week), but I feel for all of those workers who made my beds and cleaned when I was always on the road for work. I know that a lot of those employees are without work now and the same is true for restaurant employees. A friend I met in Mexico City tells me about all of the people who have moved back from California. Life is not good in CDMX right now as the virus is as bad or worse than here, but it's a lot cheaper when there is no work in California.


-The numbers: 30 more Californians lost their lives to COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total to 13,728. As an important caveat, reporting is low on weekends and then spikes during the workweek. The seven-day average on both cases and deaths continues to decline although of course it is still troubling, particularly as we enter flu season.

WILDFIRES: Of the big three, the two biggest are largely under control. CZU in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties is still at 72% containment at 1.85 milliion acres with 1,490 structures destroyed.  The scary one now is the Creek Fire northeast of Fresno that started Friday, which is at 73,278 acres and 0% containment. It is burning around Shaver Lake, a popular Sierra recreation spot. Fortunately, there aren't many houses in the area, but our recreation areas have been so hard hit this year and the economic impact has been dire.


WILDFIRES: cakeday and classifieds after the jump...

Probolsky Research

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Robyn Boyer, Cadee Condit, Melanie Cuevas, Mandy Lee, Hilary McLean, and Senator Holly Mitchell!


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California Council on Science and Technology briefing

On Monday, September 14th, at 12:00 PM, the California Council on Science and Technology hosts a panel of experts to discuss the role of app-based contact tracing as part of a strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin will moderate. Please register here.

Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA): Legislative Advocate

Represent and advocate for the interests of Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) members and policyholders before the Legislature, Administration, state agencies, industry and trade associations, and related forums. Based in Sacramento. Excellent salary and benefits.

Research Analyst, Full-Time (remote)

Probolsky Research is a market and opinion research company based in Newport Beach, California. We are woman and Latina-owned. We are non-partisan, independent researchers passionate about accuracy, data security, and using storytelling to make data usable.

The Research Analyst is responsible for facilitating market and opinion research projects from instrument design to project fulfillment, final research deliverables and presentation to client.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Company-funded medical insurance
  • Paid vacation

Location: We are a virtual company – work from anywhere

Between 1-3 unfurnished offices are available for sublease in the Wells Fargo office building, 400 Capital Mall Sacramento, CA 95814. The offices are approximately 12’X10’ each. Internet, gym. 24/7/365 key card access; professional offices. One year lease preferred. $1,500 per office. Contact Tricia Horan at or 415-919-7990 with questions.
Offices available for sublease: Meridian Plaza

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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