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  • Inside Golden State Politics (Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Jeffe):  We examine the impact of the Trump impeachment trial on the country.   We wonder if die-hard Republican senators will turn against the president.  And we look at how Trump's behavior is impacting two California Republican members of Congress. (2021-02-12)
  • Then There's California (Senate Democratic Caucus): Senator Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) on the details of the COVID 19 vaccine and equitable distribution of the vaccine and fighting the disinformation from vaccine deniers (2021-02-08)
  • Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): Chris Micheli on lobbying during the pandemic (2021-02-07)
  • This Week in California Education (EdSource): San Francisco Unified Superintendent Vincent Matthews on lawsuit by the city and CTA president E. Toby Boyd on Vaccinating Teachers (2021-02-06)
  • SacTown Talks (Jarhett Blonien): Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) (2021-02-05)
  • Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos @ KQED): Scott and Marisa talk about this week's statewide polls and then to Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to discuss his city's success in distributing vaccines, its "hero pay" legislation, why his family idolized Ronald Reagan, overcoming self-hate after coming out as gay and losing his mother and step-father to COVID-19 last year. (2021-02-05)


  • SEIU California State Council Political Committee to Nurses and Educators for Sydney Kamlager for Senate 2021 sponsored by labor organizations: $45,000 to support Sydney Kamlager for SD30
  • Sempra Emergy (San Diego Gas and Electric): $5,000 to Assemblymember Chris Holden's (D-Pasadena) ballot measure committee (ergo, beyond limits)


  • Presidential results are now available for each congressional district on the district pages.

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The Nooner for Friday, February 12, 2021, presented by SYASL Partners

  • COVID-19
    -the numbers
    -tiers for fears
  • AD79
  • Cakeday and classifieds 

chúc mừng năm mới
gung hay fat choi
xīn nián kuài lè
새해 복 많이 받으세요
...and Losar greetings for Tibetan Californians

Happy year of the Ox! I don't know if that's a good luck year, although it must be better than my year of the Rat!

COVID-19: California added 524 deaths yesterday for a total of 46,020 since the pandemic began.

-tiers for fears: Here are the statuses of California's 58 counties. You can see what the restrictions mean here, although local health orders may be stricter than the state's orders.

  • purple (widespread): 53 counties
  • red (substantial): 2 counties (Del Norte, Mariposa)
  • orange (moderate): 3 county (Alpine, Sierra, Trinity)
  • yellow (minimal): 0 counties 


-vaccines: In Los Angeles, promised vaccines weren't delivered yesterday echoing the frustation of many of us with parents awaiting an appointment. Smith, Lau, and Money report for the LAT:

In a day of confusion and frustration, Los Angeles vaccination sites that were slated to close Friday due to supply shortages ran out of doses sooner than expected and had to turn people away Thursday.

The incident underscored the severe shortage of supply as California tries to expand vaccinations beyond medical workers and seniors to other groups including essential workers and teachers. Los Angeles County officials said they hope to expand eligibility in the coming weeks, but acknowledged there will be competition to get doses until the supply chain opens up.

The sites will reopen when the city receives more vaccines, Mayor Eric Garcetti said — probably not until after the Presidents Day holiday.

The city received a scant 16,000 doses this week, compared with 90,000 doses the week before. The reason for the substantial drop wasn’t clear, Garcetti said. He urged federal and state agencies to send vaccines to the city.

In short, don't blame Gavin, Eric, or Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, the California Department of Public Health reports:

As of February 11, providers have reported administering a total of 5,291,493 vaccine doses statewide. Numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed. The CDC reports that 8,133,075 doses have been delivered to entities within the state, and 8,388,375 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped.

If you understand that, I'll give you my diplomas that adorn my bedroom walls. A nearly 3 million discrepency between deliveries and reporting delays does not seem in any way rational.

-Governor Newsom update/announcement of A's vaccine partnership on 02/03:

-HHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly update on 02/02:

-HHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly update on 01/26:

-Governor Newsom update on 01/25:

more stories after the jump...

Probolsky Research

AD79 (East San Diego): Not completely unexpected following Shirley Weber's appointment to be Secretary of State to a seat she has been running for over two years, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez has endorsed labor organizer Leticia Munguian in the race against Shirley's daughter, La Mesa councilmember and OB/GYN Akilah Weber. Akilah Weber received 39 of 40 votes cast in the California Democratic Party virtual endorsement caucus on Monday.

cakeday and classifieds after the jump...

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Connie Delgado, Melissa FoxSean South, John Wildermuth, and of course Abraham Lincoln.



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Executive Director of Government Relations: California State University, Fresno

Reporting directly to the President, the Executive Director of Government Relations is responsible for all local, state and federal governmental and advocacy programs for Fresno State. The Executive Director is principally responsible for the development and management of strategies to inform and influence public policy at the local, state and federal levels on issues and in areas of interest to Fresno State and to advise Fresno State on legislative matters that may affect it. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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California School Boards Association - Public Affairs & Community Engagement Representative (San Diego)

Serve as CSBA’s liaison to local schools and county boards of education, key decision makers, and the community-at-large. Execute grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. Salary based on experience. This is a remote position based in San Diego County. Please apply at:

Capitol Seminars’ Lobbying 101 Course Now Available Via Zoom

Taught by 46-year Capitol veteran Ray LeBov, this course provides a comprehensive, real-world overview of California’s Legislative process, plus the people and best practices you need to know about for effective Legislative advocacy. Capitol Seminars is the No.1 training resource for nonprofits and private sector organizations, lobbying firms, state and local government agencies and trade associations. Send us your new lobbyists, support staff, legislative committee members, executives who hire and manage lobbyists. First Zoom session is Friday February 26, 9am-1:30pm, $275. Seats are limited. Reservations: (916) 837-0208.

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Game Changer: Using Coaching to Level Up!

Have you ever wondered, “What is coaching anyway!?”

We hear this word a lot, but what IS it?

  • Coaching is a way of being that enhances personal and professional communication, understanding, and growth.
  • Coaching is becoming more popular as a career path.
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Cost? $35 (each session)
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California Forward: Director of Public Policy

California Forward seeks to hire a Director of Public Policy to lead development of a cohesive public policy agenda that reflects the mission and promotes the organization as a vehicle for change in California. Please see the full description here:

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

Built on the foundation of nationally ranked and world class programs, McGeorge School of Law offers an online master (MSL) degree for individuals seeking in depth knowledge of law and policy, but who do not require a traditional law degree. Our MSL’s two concentrations in Government Law & Policy and in Water & Environmental Law offer students the flexibility to work while they learn and still engage in a highly interactive master’s program. To learn more and to sign up for our monthly webinars, please visit our website,, or contact us at

Political Data Inc.
For 30 Years PDI has been California’s premier data vendor. Now, you can get live online trainings on the newest PDI software every week: