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RECENT PODS: Obviously, there are lots of pods these days. I try to select a few of those most relevant to California's politics and policy, rather than every episode from the pods I follow.

  • Then There's California (Senate Democratic Caucus): Senator Anna Cabaleros (D-Salinas) and 
  • Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): The 2021 Bash (usually the back-to-session bash) with David Quintana (2021-07-11)
  • Against the Grain (National Journal): Hoover Institution fellow and candidate for State Controller Lanhee Chen (2021-07-09) 
  • SacTown Talks (Jarhett Blonien): Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-North Hollywood) (2021-07-09)
  • Inside Golden State Politics (Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Jeffe): The federal infrastructure bill and California and a look at the media criticism of the office dynamics of Senator Kamala Harris. (2021-07-08)

CLASSIFIEDS BELOW:

  • CCST Expert Briefing: Toward a Disaster Resilient California: Technologies for Renewable Energy Storage - 07/20
  • Capitol Seminars’ Advanced Courses: Budget Advocacy & "So You Think You Want to Sponsor a Bill" Offered Via Zoom -07/29
  • Miller & Olson LLP Seeks Political Reports Specialist
  • Aaron Read & Associates Office Space for Rent
  • Veloz Seeks Program Director
  • California Council on Science and Technology (jobs)
  • SFBay Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist (job)
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - MPA/MPP
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - Masters of Science in Law

RECALL WATCH: interesting reports from yesterday's campaign finance filings, excluding standard contributions to candidates within limits

  • California Patriot Coalition - Recall Governor Gavin Newsom reports receiving in-kind contributions of $17,782 from Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae, LLP (Los Angeles) for legal services (main recall committee)

Can you spend that much on radio? I last remember radio with Tom Leykis on KFI driving home from the CF Foundation in Anaheim. Eventually, I'd get home and listen to the Joe Crummey Show. Not my politics, but talk radio and SoCal are like white on rice.

 

The Nooner for Thursday, July 15, 2021, presented by SYASL Partners

Yesterday's Zoom meeting of the state's Department of Housing and Community Development's Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health and Council of State Governments Justice Center was interrupted when participant DJ P___y started broadcasting porn.

And I thought the occasional F-bomb while watching legislative hearings were the greatest Sacramento moments.

 

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COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2: 

  • Vaxx stats:
    • Californians fully vaccinated: 20,615,554 (60.7% of 12+) - 18th among U.S. states
    • Californians partially vaccinated: 3,142,796 (9.3% of 12+) - 12th among U.S. states
    • Californians with no vaccine: 30.0% (of 12+)
    • Doses on hand: 4,415,507 (72 days of inventory)
    • full data, including demographic breakdown
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DO YOU RECALL?

  •  Recall election key dates:
    • July 16 5pm: Candidate filing deadline
    • July 19: Randomized alphabet drawing for ballot order
    • July 21: Certified list of candidates and ballot order rotation (by county) 
    • July 31: Ballot mailing to military and overseas voters
    • August 5: First pre-election campaign finance statement
    • August 16: Ballot mailing begins to all registered voters
    • September 2: Second pre-election campaign finance statement
    • September 14: Election Day

EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE:

Largest Active Fires
  County Cause Acres Consumed Containment Structures Destroyed Fatalities Personnel On Scene Updated
Beckwourth Complex (incl. Sugar Fire) Plumas Lightning 99,937 68%  unknown 0 2,519  
River Fire Mariposa u/i* 9,500 30% 5 0 251 07/15 0711
Notes:

u/i= under investigation  

The cooler weather today is expected to allow firefighters to gain an upper hand.

cakeday and classifieds after the jump...

Probolsky Research

 

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to, well nobody around the Capitol that  I know about, but light the candles for the great actor Forest Whitaker.

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CCST Expert Briefing: Toward a Disaster Resilient California: Technologies for Renewable Energy Storage

Join the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) on Tuesday, July 20th from 10:00-11:00am for our latest Virtual CCST Expert Briefing: Technologies for Renewable Energy Storage. A panel of experts from Foothill College, Berkeley Lab, UC Merced, and Columbia will discuss energy storage technologies that can help meet California’s climate goals. Moderated by Janea Scott, Senior Counselor at US DOI. RSVP

CAPITOL SEMINARS’ ADVANCED COURSES: BUDGET ADVOCACY & "SO YOU THINK YOU WANT TO SPONSOR A BILL" OFFERED VIA ZOOM

Taught by 46-year Capitol veteran Ray LeBov. Capitol Seminars is your No.1 lobbying advocacy training resource. Advanced courses focusing on the fundamentals of budget advocacy and the detailed aspects of sponsoring a bill. Next Zoom session is Thursday, July 29th. “So You Think…”: 9am–12pm ($225). Budget: 12:30pm – 2:30pm ($175). *$50 Off when you register for both sessions. Seats are limited. Reservations: (916) 837-0208. Further information: https://conta.cc/3AUOaxE

Miller & Olson LLP Seeks Political Reports Specialist

Miller & Olson LLP is seeking a Political Reports Specialist for its downtown Sacramento office. The Specialist position is responsible for administering the books for candidates, political action committees, as well as non-profit organizations. Specifically, the position requires bookkeeping and administering client bank accounts, preparing and filing campaign finance reports and communicating timely financial information to clients. For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.millerpoliticallaw.com/miller-olson-llp-is-hiring/.

AARON READ & ASSOCIATES OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

Since some of us at ARA like partial remote working and less office time, we have some additional Office Space for rent.

Stunningly beautiful offices on the 11th Floor of the Meridian at 1415 L St, full of original art work. Beautifully furnished with cherry desks and credenzas.

Floor-to-ceiling widows, great views, access to two conference rooms, including one very large with a panoramic view of the Capitol.

Access to a large kitchen and work room. 1-3 offices could be available. Parking is also available, but additional.

Aaron Read & Associates, call Aaron 916-425-2260

Veloz Seeks Program Director

Veloz plays a unique and important role in the electric vehicle landscape in California. In this expanded position, the Veloz Program Director is part of a passionate and collaborative organization that is changing the conversation about electric vehicles in California and sparking a virtuous cycle of consumer awareness and demand. Reporting to the Executive Director and partnering with the small and mighty Veloz team, the Program Director develops and executes a comprehensive programmatic strategy to raise awareness of Veloz, to deliver high quality and high-value programming to Veloz members and to build a stronger electric vehicle movement in California (and beyond). For more information, read on.

The California Council on Science and Technology

The California Council on Science and Technology works with a range of government, research, and philanthropic partners to provide objective advice on science & tech policy issues and our team is growing! Join us in Sacramento as a Campaign Project Manager (70-105K), Science Officer (50-75K) or Program Assistant (40-60K). Full job descriptions and application instructions located at ccst.us/careers.

Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist

San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA): The Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist assists with all activities of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager including federal compliance programs (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)), the agency’s emergency response program, and state and federal legislative programs. The position plays a key part in coordinating advocacy efforts to ensure a supportive policy and regulatory environment to advance the capital project and policy priorities of the agency. This is a specialist class position that reports to the Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager. Most work will occur in an office environment, with some occasional field work on the ferries and in the community. This is an exciting opportunity with WETA, the agency that operates San Francisco Bay Ferry, one of the most treasured public transit agencies in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

More info: weta.sanfranciscobayferry.com/employment

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

In addition to a well-respected JD, the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees. Both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working succeed in the program. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a foundation in statutory interpretation and skills in public policy making and implementation. Learn at a beautiful campus three miles from the State Capitol:
go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy

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, Online.McGeorge.edu, or contact us at graduatelaw@pacific.edu.

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