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  • SD30 (LA-Culver City-South LA): added Renita Duncan (R) - March 2 special election with May 4 runoff if necessary (Holly Mitchell seat)
  • AD50 (West LA - Santa Monica): removed Assembly member Richard Bloom (D) - running for Los Angeles County supe as Sheila Kuehl is not running for reelection in 2022

MONEY MATTERS: noteworthy large contributions from daily reports

  • California Patriot Coalition - Recall Governor Gavin Newsom - all in same report
    • $25,000 for in-kind mail from Edward Brown (Orange, CA)
    • $49,000 each for in-kind mail from Dixon Doll (San Francisco) and Douglas M. Leone (Los Altos), both venture capitalists (both previously made large monetary contributions)
    • $14,300 for in-kind mail from the Lincoln Club of Orange County
    • $213,604 for in-kind mail Ifrom Prov. 3:9, LLC - see story below for the identity of the donor

The Nooner for Wednesday, January 6, 2021, presented by SYASL Partners

  • Budget
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Do you recall?
  • Affirmative action?
  • SNAP/food stamps
  • COVID-19
    -the numbers
    -the new strain
    -regional stay-at-home
    --regional data
    -tiers for fears
    -LA County hospitals
    -healthcare workers
    -Sac County vaccines
    -Sac County sheriff
    -SF housing
    -Tommy John
  • Cakeday and classifieds  

"If this election were to be overturned in favor of the losing side,
our democracy would be in a death spiral."

- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), January 6, 2021 

Happy wacky Wednesday and Merry Armenian Christmas!

Who would have thought this week would be so crazy? I may have more later. This is a morning when I need far more than 6.5 hours to monitor everything.

Governor Gavin Newsom will offer an update on the state's response to COVID-19 and press avail at 2pm today. As usual, it should be available on these platforms:

With a MAGA protest scheduled (but not permitted by the CHP) today, I got in my downtown walk in yesterday. Sadly, there were lots of unmasked people, not just only at the huge construction site of the new Natural Resources building, but also with folks just hanging out (not including the unhoused). Downtown restaurants appeared to be following the state and county health order and only providing take-out and delivery services.

Speaking of the protest, legislative staff were told not to come into the office today unless essential. The Capitol continues to be closed to the public and there is fencing surrounding it to keep protestors at the sidewalk and beyond.

BUDGET: Leading up to Friday's release of the Governor's proposed 2021-22 State Budget, the Governor's Office yesterday unveiled a $4.5 billion proposal to help the recovery of small business. John Myers reports for the Times:

Promising to help small businesses and unemployed Californians hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday previewed a $4.5-billion stimulus program that includes a variety of grants and tax incentives, many of which would require swift legislative approval to take effect.

The proposal also includes money earmarked for low-income residents to purchase zero-emission vehicles and for more charging and fueling stations to be built across the state, seeking to pair an economic incentive with progress on California’s ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals.

“California’s economy is known the world over for our innovation, inclusion and resilience. That spirit will carry us through this pandemic and beyond,” Newsom said in a written statement. “These budget proposals reflect our commitment to an equitable, broad-based recovery that ensures California remains the best place to start and grow a business — and where all Californians have an opportunity to reach their dreams.”

Some of the ideas build on efforts put in place last year, using new tax revenue included in the state budget Newsom will send to the California Legislature on Friday. The overview provided by his office doesn’t specify which, if any, of the efforts the governor hopes will be authorized in the short term. Traditionally, state budget discussions run throughout the winter and spring before a final agreement is reached by June 30.

For CalMatters, Emily Hoeven also looks into the proposal and the clean vehicles provisions and the governor's release breaks down the proposal.

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: A team at the LAT reports that an analysis of suspected fraudulent California unemployment benefits shows that $42 million has been sent to inmates in out-of-state prisons and jails in what is believed to be $4 billion in scammed coronavirus relief funds.

A large number of Florida inmates, including a man sentenced to 20 years for second-degree murder, are among the thousands of out-of-state prisoners who have allegedly received California pandemic unemployment benefits, according to a December analysis commissioned by the state Employment Development Department and reviewed by The Times.

The analysis compared data on incarcerated individuals nationwide against nearly 10 million people on the state pandemic unemployment rolls, and found that the EDD approved more than 6,000 claims, totaling more than $42 million, involving individuals who were probably incarcerated elsewhere when they were paid by California.

Altogether, the analysis found there were more than 20,000 claims deemed at high or moderate risk of having been paid to an incarcerated person, either in California or another state. If all those claims were fraudulent, the $42 million estimate of payments to inmates would jump to $96 million.

DO YOU RECALL? Yesterday, we learned the identity of the donor to the effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom through Irvine-based Prov. 3:9, LLC. that I've written about few times including on New Year's Day. The team at Politico California Playbook reports:

We finally learned the identity and motivation on Tuesday of the person behind Prov 3:9 LLC, a mysterious outfit that channeled $500,000 into the burgeoning effort to recall Newsom – the single-largest contribution to date. The money came from John Kruger, an Orange County-based charter school supporter and devout Christian who acted in opposition to Newsom’s orders shuttering in-person worship so that the coronavirus does not spread among the faithful. “Both Mr. Kruger and I believe that the Governor’s Executive actions prohibiting religious assembly and worship violated the constitutional rights of Californians to congregate and worship,” spokesperson Thomas Liu said, so Kruger wanted to “contribute to the recall effort and help allow Californians to have a voice on this.”

Kruger appears to be the co-founder of a golf apparel company sold to Callaway in 2017.

In an email release, backers of the recall effort claim to have collected over 1 million signatures. Thus far, they have submitted 442,195 raw signatures, of which 28 have been reviewed in Tuolumne for a total of 20 valid signatures. They need 1,495,709 (12% of combined 2018 gubernatorial vote) valid signatures by March 19. The next signature report from counties is due next Wednesday, January 13.

CAGOP: For Capitol Weekly, A.G. Block looks at the outlook for the California Republican Party and what it would take for the party to increase its relevance.

Not long ago, California Republicans slugged it out with Democrats in competitive statewide campaigns and threw considerable weight into legislative policy debates. But today, after a quarter-century slide into irrelevancy and dogma, it’s reasonable to consider if the state party still has a pulse and if its future includes a revival. The California party faces obstacles far more challenging than its brethren in other parts of the country, so what might it take for Republicans again to influence California politics and policy?

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION? In the Bee, Wes Venteicher writes up newly introduced legislation to factor in race and gender in promotions of state employees.

The legislation — introduced just two months after California voters rejected an initiative that would have repealed the state’s ban on affirmative action — aims to give women and minority candidates a better shot at navigating a civil service system that the bill’s sponsor, Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, described as overly complex and often biased.

While the state’s workforce for entry-level jobs is diverse, few minorities or women hold high-level posts, said Holden, citing state data.

“We’re trying to take this bureaucratic environment and try to fix some things that are broken and are not providing the same opportunities for upward mobility and advancement for everyone,” Holden said.

He said the bill was propelled by the nationwide protests and calls for equity that followed the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

SNAP/FOOD STAMPS: For CalMatters, Jackie Botts looks into whether the experience of the pandemic will lead California to simplify its application process for CalFresh benefits, California's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), for seniors and persons with disabilities.

A new bill could make it easier for seniors and people with disabilities to apply for CalFresh, California’s version of food stamps, and allow people to enroll entirely over the phone by 2024. 

“California’s food insecurity crisis is worse than ever, and we have a moral responsibility to make CalFresh benefits easier to access,” said Sen. Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat who plans to announce the bill later today, in a statement.

Wiener’s proposal comes against a backdrop of rising hunger as the pandemic continues to ravage California’s economy and increasingly tests its hospital system. One in eight adults in California said there hadn’t been enough to eat in their household in the last week, according to a recent Census survey. Over 3.3 million Californians said they had received free groceries or meals from places like food banks, school programs or churches.

California has long lagged the rest of the country in getting the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to all who qualify, which means the state misses out on billions in federal funding earmarked for the hungry. Just 71% of eligible Californians were enrolled in CalFresh — tying with Kansas for the fifth-lowest rate in the nation — in 2017, the last year for which national data is available.

Food advocates and county and state officials say the reasons behind California’s low participation rates are numerous and complex: With each county administering the program separately, some counties enroll almost every eligible person while others don’t get to half; the state’s geographic and ethnic diversity means many are hard to reach; often immigrants fear that signing up could hurt their or a loved one’s chances at citizenship. 

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COVID-19: California added 503 deaths yesterday for a total of 27,519 since the pandemic began. This includes delayed reports from the holiday weekend, which will likely continue today.

While we usually focus on the 14-day rolling average of daily cases and deaths, it's worth taking note that in the last 10 days, California has seen 3,297 COVID-19 deaths. That's 12% of the 27,519 deaths throughout the pandemic.

-The new strain: In the Times, Rong-Gong Lin II reports on the confirmed spread in California of the more virulent but not necessarily more individually dangerous strain first identified in the U.K. in September.

Officials in San Diego County on Tuesday reported a cumulative total of 32 cases of the new, potentially more contagious variant of the coronavirus that has also spread rapidly in England.

The variant, known as B.1.1.7, was first identified in a virus sample taken from a San Diego County man in his 30s on Dec. 29 and confirmed a day later and subsequently announced publicly.

Since then, more cases of the variant have been identified, and on Tuesday, officials announced an additional 24 cases confirmed by whole genome sequencing and four more suspected cases.

Prior to Tuesday, San Diego County had confirmed four cases of the variant. The 24 newly confirmed patients are believed to have no travel history and to have come from 19 different households, but an investigation and contact tracing are ongoing, according to a statement released by county officials.

-Regional stay-at-home: Three regions -- Greater Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley, and Southern California -- are now under the state stay-at-home order indefinitely. The Bay Area Region is expected to join them when its initial three weeks are up on Friday.

--documents and updates:

--Update on 12/03 with Governor Newsom and HHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly:

--Update on 12/07:

--Dr. Ghaly update on 12/08:

--Governor Newsom update on 12/18:

--Governor Newsom update on 12/28:

--Dr. Ghaly update on 12/29:

--Governor Newsom update on 12/30 (K-6 school reopening):

--Governor Newsom and Dr. Fauci on 12/30:

--Governor Newsom update on 01/04:

--the regions: Here are the regions with the latest ICU capacity (available physical beds and necessary staffing). The benchmark to avoid falling under the stay-at-home order is 15% capacity and to emerge from it, there must be a four-week outlook indicating that it will remain above 15%. The California Department of Public Health reports that it is monitoring the four-week outlook data from the regions for which the initial three weeks under the stay-at-home order has passed:

ICU capacity projections for regions that are eligible to exit the order are calculated daily based on four factors: current estimated regional ICU capacity available, measure of current community transmission, current regional case rates and the proportion of ICU cases being admitted. Decreasing community transmission and increasing the health system capacity can help a region's projected ICU capacity so they can exit the order.

If a region exits the stay-at-home order, each county within the region returns to the color-based tier system based on the county's current data.

  • Northern California: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
    ICU capacity as of 1/5: 29.8% (-0.2%)
  • Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma
    ICU capacity as of 1/5: 5.9% (-2.0%)

  • Greater Sacramento: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
    ICU capacity as of 1/5: 11.7% (-0.4%)
  • San Joaquin Valley: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
    ICU capacity as of 1/5: 0.0% (no change)

  • Southern California: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
    ICU capacity as of 1/5: 0.0% (no change)

-tiers for fears: There were no changes to county tier assignments yesterday.

  • Purple/Widespread=54 counties
  • Red/Substantial=3 (Alpine, Humboldt, Mariposa)
  • Orange/Moderate=1 (Sierra)

-Vaccines: A team at the Times report on vaccines being administered in Los Angeles County that weren't confirming eligibility under the priority order set forth by the state.

Los Angeles County’s vaccine distribution effort hit a rocky patch this week, as officials administering Moderna shots at pop-up sites allowed some people who are not healthcare workers to skip the line and get immunized weeks or months before they are eligible.

Crowds of desperate people seeking early access to the vaccine led to longer lines and headaches for workers at four sites run by the city of Los Angeles set up to provide doses exclusively for healthcare employees.

But at one South L.A. vaccination site, a Times reporter watched as about 100 people were admitted for immunizations without showing proof that they worked in the healthcare industry. One woman said she received the vaccine at Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Pacoima even after telling workers she was not a healthcare employee.

By Tuesday, officials appeared to have closed that loophole, requiring a photo ID and documentation of a job in the healthcare industry in order to receive a dose of the vaccine.

-LA County hospitals: A team at the Times writes up the situation in Los Angeles County hospitals and it is unbelievably grim.

Hospital staffing remains stressed across the county, and officials have warned that the quality of care is being compromised. Over three-quarters of the patients in ICUs have COVID-19.

All hospitals are experiencing a large number of staff members unable to work because they are under isolation or quarantine, Dr. Christina Ghaly, the L.A. County director of health services, told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Another major problem is being able to quickly discharge patients. Across the four county-run hospitals, about 10% of hospital patients no longer need hospital care, yet “we’re having a number of problems and delays in moving them out” to lower levels of care settings, such as nursing homes, Ghaly said.

Some nursing homes are refusing patients from hospitals; sometimes, patients don’t want to be moved to a lower level of care and state law prohibits the movement of a patient unless the person agrees to the placement. Skilled nursing facilities and other areas that can provide lower levels of care are facing their own staffing shortages, limiting the number of patients they can take in.

Dialysis centers are starting to struggle with staffing shortages, too, and there are now not enough outpatient dialysis resources available. That’s causing problems because hospitals are unable to discharge patients from hospitals when there’s not enough of outpatient dialysis chairs available to accommodate them. Dialysis facilities are also sending patients to the emergency room to receive coronavirus testing rather than performing the testing at the site of the dialysis center, Ghaly said.

It has also been hard to find portable oxygen canisters needed to send patients home from hospitals who still need oxygen treatment. There’s a shortage of canisters needed to transport oxygen around the hospitals and to store them in tents that are being used to provide care for patients.

Like facilities across California, the county-run hospital system is struggling to find temporary medical staff to backfill the staffing shortage. The county hospital system has increased its offer of pay to find contract medical staff and submitted requests for help to the state.

-Healthcare workers: The LAT's Soumya Karlamangla looks at the impact of the virus on Los Angeles County healthcare workers.

The astronomical coronavirus surge in Los Angeles has infected thousands of healthcare workers in recent weeks and exacerbated the strain on hospitals struggling to care for critically ill patients.

More than 2,200 people who work at hospitals in L.A. County tested positive for the virus in December alone, constituting roughly a third of all hospital infections reported during the pandemic. Whereas in previous months nursing homes and outpatient clinics suffered the most illnesses, besieged hospitals and their beleaguered workers have been hit hardest by the winter surge.

Dr. Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, said that adequately staffing his hospital — where the ICU is stretched to 150% of its normal capacity — is a constant challenge, with staffers out because they are ill with COVID-19 or quarantining due to exposure. Hospitals across California have reported similar trends.

This is what exactly happened in Italy. Hospitals became overwhelmed, hospital workers got sick, and more people died. That's what is happening in Los Angeles County and likely the Inland Empire. This was the rationale for the original "shelter-in-place" order in the spring and the watered down and often ignored stay-at-home order.

-Greater Sac vaccines: Tony Bizjak and Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks report on the slow roll out of vaccines in the Greater Sacramento Region.

Three weeks after a UC Davis Health nurse got the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Sacramento County, only a few thousand people in the county have been inoculated.

Instead, state and local health officials have been slow to ramp up the vaccination roll out as they strain to assemble a mass distribution system amid major uncertainties. The slow pace has alarmed and angered some, and put health officials on the defensive.

In Sacramento County, health officials say they’ve received only limited shipments of vaccine doses and they are being cautious. As the public health department prepares to bring more vaccination sites online, they are wrestling with a lack of concrete guidelines from the state and uncertainty about when they will get more doses or how many.

The effort is essentially being managed on the fly, with changing information on a weekly basis, said Sacramento County Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. Nearly a month after federal approval of the first vaccines, the county is still lining up clinics and other private partners to will help conduct the inoculations.

“We are still working through the logistics,” Kasirye said on Tuesday. “We are more or less just getting up and running.”

-Sac County sheriff: In the Bee, Michael McGough and Hannah Wiley fact check the Facebook post by Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones hasn’t been shy about it: He is not fond of California’s stay-at-home restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In early December, as he was isolating after contracting COVID-19 with symptoms he described as mild, he posted a detailed explanation to Facebook for why his department is not enforcing the state’s mask mandate, its 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew or other health order violations.

This week, Jones — the top elected law enforcement official in the region — put up another long Facebook post, this one criticizing hospitals along with state and other government leaders on a variety of pandemic-related topics, ranging from shutdowns to vaccine distribution to the counting of death tolls.

The Sacramento Bee looked into 10 of the sheriff’s claims and questions.

Here is Jones's post from Monday with the questions the Bee article tackles:

I am not a medical doctor or researcher. I don’t claim to have all the answers. In fact, I am often better at asking questions than giving answers, and as this new year begins I have MANY questions. I’m guessing other folks do too; perhaps some of these same questions:

If what California is doing to battle the virus is not working, why would we just do MORE of it?

Why can’t I see any leader—state or federal—that has sacrificed in ANY way throughout this pandemic like the rest of us have? NONE have suffered a cut in pay, and most have their school-aged children attending in-person private schools.

How can every member of Congress—as well as two staffers for EACH member (with an average age of 31)—get the vaccine before my 80-year-old parents can?

How can Congress or the State legislature—whose members fall into various risk categories from low to high—convene in classroom-type settings, but my kids—who are at no risk—cannot?

Why are individual cases and regional spikes blamed on the people who contract the virus—that somehow they MUST have not followed safe practices or government-imposed rules? Does the long list of political leaders who have violated their own mandates—mandates they may actually believe in—simply demonstrate that they think they are smarter and better at assessing their own risk than we are?

If ICU capacity is going to be used as the arbitrary metric for shutting down our free society, why don’t hospitals again curtail unnecessary or non-imminent procedures, surgeries and hospital stays to keep the maximum number of ICU beds available, even if the hospitals’ profits may suffer?

Is the old Arco Arena, that was set up to house 400 Covid patients at a cost of over $12 million including staff and equipment, being utilized in the equation to lower ICU beds in the “greater Sacramento region?” What about the other 14 temporary facilities that were set up around the State and subsequently closed?

If only a little over 1% of Covid cases can be traced back to in-person dining—and over 70% of cases are from large gatherings—why aren’t the restrictions more tailored to represent the actual risk of transmission?

Why can I pack shoulder-to-shoulder into a Walmart, Home Depot or Costco, but cannot sit in a dining booth that is disinfected after every customer, or in a church that has deliberate disinfecting and social distancing protocols?

If a positive test is NOT required by CDC guidelines for a determination of Covid as a cause of death, and hospitals receive significant funds for reaching Covid-death thresholds—combined with the fact that numbers for flu and other causes of death are significantly down this year—can we trust the statistics like we WANT to be able to trust them? The CDC stated in August that they estimated only 6% of “Covid deaths” were caused exclusively from Covid, whereas the remaining 94% had an average of 2.6 other health factors or comorbidities.

If the INCREASE in opioid deaths is GREATER than the total number of those who have died of Covid during these lockdowns (like they are in San Francisco and elsewhere)—not to mention other ‘deaths of despair’ such as suicide—why isn’t anyone asking the question if the lockdowns are adding an OVERALL benefit to people’s health and well-being?

When people have more questions than answers, it is an indication that their leaders—in this case, both elected and non-elected—are not doing an adequate job. We deserve better from our local, State and federal leaders.

-SF housing: In the Chron, J.K. Dineen writes that the pandemic has caused apartments to remain vacant and rent to drop.

San Francisco’s rental housing market is starting the new year much as it ended the old one: Rents are dropping, vacancies are climbing, and landlords and tenants alike are muddling through the pandemic’s ninth month without knowing when — or if — life and work will return to normal.

An Apartment List report released Tuesday shows that rents in San Francisco, the country’s most expensive market, dipped 2.7% in December and have dropped 26.7% since March, pushing the median two-bedroom monthly rent from over $3,000 to to $2,305. A report from another group, Zumper, had rents down 24% year over year.

Economists from both apartment listing companies say rents have likely bottomed out, but are unlikely to start rebounding until employers determine if workers can continue to work remotely or will be expected back at their work stations.

“Everyone is waiting for the employers to figure out what they are going to do,” said Igor Popov, chief economist with Apartment List. “Most companies are not even close to figuring that out yet.”

The Chron's Kellie Hwang looks at the fall in rent prices.

-Tommy John: The former Dodgers pitcher who famous for a career-extending surgery is in the hospital for COVID-19, reports the City News Service.

Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John is receiving oxygen at a hospital near his Indio home after being diagnosed with the coronavirus in December, it was reported Wednesday.


John’s eldest son, San Diego chiropractor Tommy John III, 43, has posted various items on Facebook that claim the coronavirus does not exist.

In one of them, on Dec. 30, the younger John said COVID-19 was “Not a pandemic. Never was. Covid 19 is an idea of a disease. There is no virus that causes it and all tests are meaningless for it. It doesn’t mean they didn’t do this for a reason. And that reason has nothing to do with our health. This is not a pandemic. Never was. It’s much worse.”

The elder John, a left-hander, pitched for the Dodgers from 1972-78, posting a 20-7 record in 1977. He also pitched for the California Angels from 1982-85. He finished his 26-year major league career with a record of 288-231, and an earned-run average of 3.34.

John is perhaps more famous for the surgery that bears his name than for his exploits on the mound. In 1974, he tore his ulnar collateral ligament pitching against the Montreal Expos. Dr. Frank Jobe, the Dodgers physician, performed an experimental ligament replacement surgery on John later that year, which eventually allowed him to continue his career. “Tommy John surgery” has since become a routine and frequently successful procedure for major league pitchers.

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Statewide Coalition Manager – Preschool Development Grant

Are you a relationship builder? Do you love policy analysis? Do you have a background in public policy, public administration, child development, or a similar field? Do you want to work somewhere that makes a difference in the lives of children across the state? Then YOU’RE the person we’re looking for! Come join us at Child Care Resource Center as our new Statewide Coalition Manager!

You will work in partnership with regional Resource and Referral (R&R) hub agencies throughout the state of CA to nurture and build out the partnerships of Regional Hubs and their local R&R partners. This position will focus on expanding regional and local relationships and building regional strategies for the delivery of early childhood services, including Parent Café and Early Childhood Café programs, throughout California, and will also coordinate the development of other regional partners including California Quality Consortia, California County Offices of Education and Tribal partners appropriate to each region. Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, this position utilizes a high level of collaboration and relationship building to create effective internal and external relationships, communicate the CCRC Mission, Values and Vision to external stakeholders, and work in collaboration with other CCRC Departments and organizational partners.

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