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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.

  • Political Breakdown (Guy Marzorati and Marisa Lagos @ KQED): The recall candidate debate and associate executive director of governmental relations at the California Teachers Association Teri Holoman on being a 'political firefighter.' (2021-08-05)
  • Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): The recall in polling (2021-08-01)

CLASSIFIEDS BELOW:

  • Ask an Expert: A California Ocean Science Trust Briefing on Offshore Wind
  • CalTax Seeks a Research Analyst
  • Children’s Council of San Francisco is seeking an experienced Public Policy Communications Associate
  • The Office of Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley is seeking an experienced Communications Director
  • Miller & Olson LLP Seeks Political Reports Specialist
  • Aaron Read & Associates Office Space for Rent
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - MPA/MPP
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - Masters of Science in Law

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LEGISLATURE RETURNS: 10 days
BALLOTS MAILED:
 10 days
ELECTION DAY: 39 days

It's Friday! You made it!

I made my first pot of coffee this morning since the stay-at-home order in March 2020, as I have been drinking tea over the last 17 months. Oh my, I am wired and it wasn't even the full pot I used to make. Well, let's get to it!

REDISTRICTING: In his Redistricting Report, Paul Mitchell writes:

The U.S. Census Bureau just announced that the “Legacy Format” of the 2020 Census that is needed for redistricting will be released to the public on Aug. 12 – a week from today.

As you recall from our previous Redistricting Reports, the Legacy Format of the Census is like the IKEA furniture version of the Census: The Bureau will give us all the pieces, but it’s unassembled and will require a little bit of time – we estimate a few days to a whole week before the Census data will be usable for the purposes of redistricting.

For most redistricting happening outside of California, the assembly of the redistricting-ready file from the Legacy Format will mean those agencies and the public will be ready – at long last – to draw lines with the datasets they’ll need to conduct and adopt a new redistricted map.

For California’s statewide commission, counties and cities, there is still an additional step to go.

The Statewide Database is responsible for reallocating the state prisoner population so that they are removed from the group quarters where they were located on April 1, 2020 and then reassigned to the last known address (or smallest known geography, like street, town, etc.) where they resided at the time of their arrest. This prisoner population reallocation is estimated to take nearly a full month after next Thursday’s release, and only then will California’s agencies have in hand the final dataset they can use to redraw the lines for congressional, legislative, county supervisor, and city council lines.

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

 

Fundraising and cash through 08/05/21

Semi-annual or first preelection report plus $1,000+ contributions since

John
Cox

Larry
Elder

Kevin Faulconer

Ted
Gaines

Jeff
Hewitt

Caitlyn Jenner

Kevin Kiley

Doug Ose

Kevin Paffrath

Candidate

$6,105,593

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$32,400 

$90,000

Non-candidate

$1,208,708

$1,402,713*

$1,945,264

$275,300

$125,180

$748,305

$828,393

$280,816 

$186,117

07/31 Net Cash on Hand**

$580,428

unknown*

$605,565

$148,975

$33,536

-$134,839

$571,188

-$49,245

-$6,085

Source: cal-access.sos.ca.gov

*Elder's campaign was not required to file a semi-annual or a first preelection report because of its late entry, this contributions under $1,000 are not reported. However, the campaign emails that it raised $4.5 million between July 12 and 31. Of course, because there is no report closing 06/30 or 07/31, we don't know how much debt he has incurred, if any. That's why I don't report the numbers above.

**Net cash on hand is reported cash on hand with non-candidate, nonforgiveable debt subtracted.

Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom

Semi-annual report plus $1,000+ contributions since

Contributions  $58,313,806
07/31 net cash on hand $25,963,610
Contributions since 07/31 $2,907,771

Yesterday's significant contributions to Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom:

  • $1,000,000 from Democratic Action Against the Recall of Governor Newsom, Sponsored by Democratic Governors Association
  • $250,000 from PACE of California School Employees Association Local, State, Federal Candidates Small Contributor Committee
  • $250,000 from Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California
  • $50,000 from William A. Witte (real estate, Relate California, Laguna Beach)

Newsom also has $23,868,652 in his 2022 campaign account, the primary portion of which can be spent now, as well as $452,000 in a ballot measure account. Since the close of the semi-annual report on June 30, he has received $32,400 from Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang. Yang previously gave $32,400 to the 2022 account so this maxes him out. Yesterday, Newsom 2022 reported the max $64,800 from Zynga chairman/co-founder Mark Pincus. Apparently, his crops didn't die like all of ours when the Farmville fad faded.

  • CAGOP endorsement? In the SDUT, Michael Smolens looks at the endorsement vote tomorrow scheduled by the California Republican Party.

    The next bit of drama in the campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom may come Saturday, when the California Republican Party considers whether to endorse a replacement candidate.

    This session could prove anti-climactic, however.

    The key moment in the intraparty dispute may have occurred two weeks ago. That’s when a move to lower the endorsement voting threshold — apparently to benefit former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer — was rejected amid divisions within the party and accusations of skulduggery.

    Party leaders appear to have backed off pushing for an endorsement, at least publicly. As momentum built against backing a single candidate, Faulconer’s campaign manager, Stephen Puetz agreed with others in the party that an endorsement could divide the GOP, according to Politico.

    An endorsement could result in considerable party resources behind the selected candidate. What it might mean in terms of votes is far from certain. But if it happens, subsequent tea-leaf reading could be aided by a study published in 2016.

    Well, the California Republican Party had $1,220,953 on hand as of July 31. The Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom committee had $26,029,522 on hand on July 31 and has pulled in $1,872,522 since. So, I'm not sure how much a CAGOP endorsement helps Faulconer and opens up a carpet bombing campaign against him.

    A group of political scientists — including Thad Kousser at UC San Diego — researched the impact of party endorsements. They sought to isolate the effect of Democratic Party endorsements in the first years of California’s “top two” primary, which sends the two candidates with the most votes to the general election regardless of party affiliation.

    Hey, it's former Senate Associate Kousser!

  • Taxing matters: This week, candidate John Cox is on the road again to tout his 25% across-the-board personal income tax cut. While there is no bear or ball of trash, the real estate developer is bringing with him a supersized "Gavinopoly" game unveiled yesterday on the West Steps of the State Capitol.

    Cox is trying outdo former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer on the tax issue. Faulconer's plan would exempt the first $50,000 ($100,000 for couples) from personal income from tax for individuals making less than $1 million.

    Faulconer's plan likely could be done statutorily by amending Rev & Tax §17041, although it won't be because of the Democrats' stronghold in the Legislature. So, he would have to sponsor an initiative. Cox's plan would require a constitutional amendment, which would also have to be an initiative, as it would need an amendment to Section 36(f) of Article XIII of the California Constitution. Remember that the tax rates on individual income earners over $250,000 have been approved by the voters twice in Prop. 30 (2012) and Prop. 8 (2016) and, unless amended, stand through 2030.

COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2

  • Vaxx stats: 
    • Californians fully vaccinated: 21,495,872 (63.3% of 12+) - 17th among U.S. states
    • Californians partially vaccinated: 3,303,315 (9.7% of 12+) - 12th among U.S. states
    • Californians with no vaccine: 27.0% (of 12+)
    • Doses on hand: 5,156,039 (72 days of inventory)
    • full data, including demographic breakdown
  • Positivity rate: The 7-day positivity rate is 7.1%, a 0.7% increase from seven days ago and hasn't been at that rate since the first week of February. Of course, this has to be considered in light of fewer tests, with vaccinated folks not actively seeking regular tests unless required for travel or work. Sacramento County's 7-day positivity rate is 9.4%, an increase 0.4% from 7 days ago.
  • Health care: Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health released its guidelines for the vaccination mandate for most health care workers. This follows the two largest California hospital chains -- Dignity and Kaiser -- announced similar requirements.

    In response to increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients due to the highly contagious Delta variant, and to further protect vulnerable Californians and health care workers, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued two new public health orders. The first order requires workers in health care settings to be fully vaccinated or receive their second dose by September 30, 2021.

    This order builds on Governor Newsom’s recent announcement requiring state workers and workers in health care and high-risk congregate settings to either demonstrate proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week. Following the Governor’s announcement, businesses and local governments have implemented similar measures for their employees.

    ...

    This order applies to workers in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and in most other health care settings. The second public health order directs hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities to verify that visitors are fully vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 in the prior 72 hours before indoor visits. Updates to guidance for visitors to other long-term care facilities is expected in the near future.

    Health care facilities are high-risk settings where COVID-19 outbreaks can have severe consequences for vulnerable populations including hospitalization, severe illness, and death. By requiring health care workers to be fully vaccinated and visitors to acute care facilities to demonstrate they are fully vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19, California is protecting the most vulnerable individuals, while also protecting workers in these settings.

    Employees may have options for compensated time off to get vaccinated, including COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.

    Barbara Fester Ostrov reports for CalMatters:

    California also ordered visitors to hospitals, skilled nursing homes and facilities for the developmentally disabled to be fully vaccinated or show a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. The order applies only to indoor visits and goes into effect on Wednesday.

    The new requirement for medical workers tightens Gov. Gavin Newsom’s move last week to require health care workers and state employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.

    ...

    The exemption for medical and religious reasons could prove to be problematic. California eliminated similar exemptions for childhood vaccines because of overuse by many parents.

    That last graf is very important. We have a lot of lying anti-vaxxers in The Golden State. Remember this from 2019? I have lots of other photos for that anti-SB 276 campaign, which led to the final night of the year's legislative session with menstrual blood literally thrown onto the Senate Floor and session moved to Room 4202. 

    Anti-vaxxers

SEIU-UHW is still seeking "overdue bonuses" for its members working at hospitals in conjunction with the vaccination requirement.

EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE:

  • Dixie Fire: In the LAT, Chabria, Mejia, Wigglesworth, and Seidmin report on the devastation in the Plumas County Gold Rush-era town of Greenville.
    Greenville, nestled in dense forests southeast of Lake Almanor, was decimated Wednesday when the massive Dixie fire swept through three weeks after it ignited near a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power station in Feather River Canyon. Authorities said the rapid advance of flames was fed by gusty winds and historically dry conditions, with the National Weather Service issuing a red flag advisory warning of severe fire risk....

    Crews were still assessing the damage, but it’s believed that three-quarters of the town’s buildings were consumed, fire spokeswoman Serena Baker said Thursday morning. At least 67 structures were destroyed, with more than 12,000 under threat, according to authorities.

    The road to Greenville was still on fire Thursday night.

    The town was a smoking ruin, its sign melted so that the lettering crackled like glaze. Entire blocks were razed. Flames still flickered where they could find perches on something left to burn. Hulls of cars lined the street, reduced to charred tanks and melted wheels.

    The U.S. Postal Service building was standing, but inside, the banks of P.O. boxes lay collapsed on the ground, their doors burned off. The gas station was smoldering, its metal roof twisted and swollen, its pumps burned-out shells.

    At Main and Crescent streets, the historic Bransford & McIntyre Store was reduced to its walls and five steel doors that were meant to protect it from just such a fate. A plaque on the front of the building said the store had been built on this site in the mid-1870s but burned in an 1881 fire. It was immediately replaced with a brick building that, according to a plaque, was “built like a fortress,” complete with “steel shuttered doors and windows.”

    None of it was enough to save the store from the Dixie fire.

    “The whole historic downtown area is gone,” said Kevin Goss, a Plumas County supervisor who owned a pharmacy that was destroyed. It was the oldest building in town and dated back to 1860, he said.

    The Dixie Fire's growth the last couple of days has been stunning.


    The Dixie Fire has stayed at 35% containment for three days and is now the third largest by acreage in California recorded history, and may be largest or second largest non-complex fire. "Complex" fires are multiple fires that combine as one and subsequently consider a single incident. 

  • River Fire: For CapRadio, Chris Hagan reports on the growth of containment of the fire burning in Placer and Nevada counties.

    Cooler weather Thursday helped firefighters increase containment on the River Fire burning in Placer and Nevada counties, though thousands of people remain evacuated, and air quality is expected to be impacted in the Sacramento region Friday.

    The fire grew slightly overnight to 2,600 acres, and firefighters increased containment to 30%. At least 88 structures have been destroyed, and two residents and one firefighter have been injured.

    More than 7,000 people are still under evacuations or warnings, including the city of Colfax itself, according to Cal Fire and the California Office of Emergency Services.

    Unfortunately, warmer temperatures are expected to be warmer today, although winds will be quieter than yesterday.
  • Campfires: In The Bee, Jason Pohl and Margo Rosenbaum look at the patchwork of campfire bans in this historic decade of wildfires.

    Every year, a piecemeal approach to campfire bans sows confusion and stokes frustration across the West. Experts say the reason is pretty simple: Different agencies, from U.S. forestry managers to local governments, control separate swaths of land and set their own rules based on what they perceive as risky behavior.

    For now, state and federal officials say developed campgrounds with designated rings aren’t particularly dangerous.

    The town of Truckee, just down the road from the Donner Memorial Park, has banned campfires since May. Where Nevada County exempts designated campgrounds from a burn ban, the area in nearby Placer County where the River Fire ignited Wednesday has had a total ban on open flames all summer.

    California State Parks officials set their own rules on a site-by-site basis. Fires are “usually allowed,” according to the Parks’ website, but are banned during Red Flag Warnings. Widespread bans take effect during extreme fire conditions, including last year when all fires were prohibited in Sierra District state campgrounds — those that dot eastern California and the Tahoe region, including Donner.

    It’s a determination state staff, including those who live in and around the campgrounds, make daily, said Dan Canfield, superintendent of California State Parks’ Sierra District. The calculus considers fire conditions as much as whether there’s enough employees available, just in case.

    “We don’t do it lightly,” he said.

    There’s another thing to consider, Canfield said.

    “Tahoe area parks have a long safety record on campfires,” he said, “and have never had a wildfire issue as a result of authorized campfires in designated campgrounds with campfire rings.”

Largest Active Fires 
  County Cause Acres Consumed Containment Structures Destroyed Fatalities Personnel On Scene Updated
Dixie Fire Butte, Plumas power lines suspected 432,813 35% 91 0 5,222 08/06
07:33
River Fire Nevada, Placer u/i  2,600  30% 88 0 1,309  08/06
08:23
Notes:

u/i= under investigation 

SIN AGUA: In the Chron, Chase DiFeliciantonio reports on the halt of operations at the Hyatt Powerplant hydro facility because of the low water level at Lake Oroville.

One of California’s biggest hydroelectric plants was taken offline Thursday after water levels at the Oroville reservoir plummeted to historic lows, which authorities blamed on drought caused by climate change.

It was the first time the Hyatt Powerplant at Lake Oroville was shut down because of low lake levels since it was constructed, said California Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth in a statement. Hyatt is the fourth largest energy producer of all the hydroelectric facilities in California, authorities said.

Nemeth said the department had worked with the California Independent Service Operator and the California Energy Commission to take steps “In anticipation of the loss of power generation,” but did not specify what those were.

...

State records show that the reservoir was at 24% of its full capacity on Wednesday. The lake’s historical average for this time of year is 34% of its full capacity.

Earlier this week, the lake reached a record low of 642.73 feet of water, down slightly from 645 feet in September 1977, the previous record low.

Despite the loss of the generation resource and high temperatures, the supply looks fine for today.

UNHOUSED: In Stockton, Governor Newsom yesterday praised local leaders working to get unhoused Californians off the street and called for more federal help for their efforts. Benjamin Oreskes reports for the Times:

Newsom’s comments come at a time of growing alarm over the homelessness crisis, which has become a focus of criticism by Republican candidates running to replace him in the upcoming recall election.

Newsom took on the state’s most vexing and politically potent issue when he became governor, pouring billions into building more shelters and housing. The latest state budget commits $12 billion over the next two years to not just more motel purchases and funding for mental health care facilities but also encampment cleanups and hazardous waste removal.

But the governor, in an interview Thursday with The Times as he watched state workers clear a homeless encampment here, made clear that tents along freeways and in public parks are not OK and that California needs to develop humane processes for moving people and clearing camps while also creating more housing options.

cakeday and classifieds after the jump...

Probolsky Research

 

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ANAHEIM: Yesterday, an up-and-coming Democratic politician in Orange County resigned from the Anaheim City Council under disgrace. Alicia Robinson reports in the Register:

Under growing pressure from council colleagues and the Democratic Party of OC, Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman stepped down from his council seat Thursday, Aug. 5.

Brandman has faced criticism and made public apologies since the public revelation a few months ago of offensive comments he texted to another person last year about then Councilwoman Denise Barnes.

In a Thursday resignation letter to the city clerk, Brandman, 41, said, “There are periods in our lives when we are faced with competing career and personal priorities. For that reason I have decided it is in the best interest of me and my family to focus on them at this time.”

Well, he is apparently dealing with pretty serious "career and personal priorities." Brandman was elected in 2018. Spencer Custudio reports for Voice of OC.

His resignation comes after residents — and Councilman Jose Moreno — have been calling for a city investigation into Brandman’s leaked text messages bout Barnes. 

Moreno is also a Demo on the 3-3 council that also has one independent. Barnes, who was defeated in her reelection the council last year by independent Jose Diaz, is also a Democrat, and was leading a recall effort against Brandman. The fight over seating a replacement for Brandman is not going to be easy.

In the texts, Brandman describes Barnes — who often clashed with Brandman and the rest of the council majority on a number of key city issues — as an “unf******believably selfish c***” 

He also added, “As my mother would say, ‘im gonna rip her f****** t*** off.”

Mama said what?

Barnes confronted Brandman during public comment at the July 20 City Council meeting.

“I want you seven to really pay attention. Last week, I asked you to please come back to make some sort of action on what has been described as some of the most vile words spoken by a politician in Anaheim,” she said. “Selfish c***. My god, it should make you shiver.” 

Brandman's resignation follows that of MMA fighter-turned-councilmember Tito Ortiz in Huntington Beach. Ortiz openly defied public health orders, including refusing to wear a mask in public meetings.

Orange County politics have grown a lot more interesting since I moved north in 1994.

Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo was lounging poolside yesterday with his secretary at the New York Executive Mansion.

CAKEDAY: No Nooner birthdays I know about today! However, on this day in 1976, Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) was born in Glendora.

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California Lawyers Association Executive Director (Sacramento)

California Lawyers Association (CLA) is soliciting applications for the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director, based at CLA headquarters in Sacramento, is responsible to, advises and assists the CLA Board of Representatives which is responsible for Association policy, strategy, and oversight, as well as the CLA President. The Executive Director oversees CLA staff operations and is responsible for leading, managing and executing the affairs of the Association as directed by CLA’s leadership and implementing its policies to the overall benefit of the organization, its constituent entities and members.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A J.D. degree;
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California or the bar of any state or the District of Columbia; and
  • At least seven years of experience in positions of increasing managerial and leadership responsibility;
Ask an Expert: A California Ocean Science Trust Briefing on Offshore Wind

Join the Ocean Science Trust (OST), in partnership with the Office of Assemblymember David Chiu and the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) on Wednesday, August 11th from 3:00-4:00 pm for our latest Ask an Expert: A California Ocean Science Trust Briefing on Offshore Wind. A panel of experts including Dr. Andrea Copping (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Dr. Arne Jacobson (Humboldt State University), Dr. Benjamin Ruttenberg (Cal Poly State University), and moderated by Jordan Diamond (UC Berkeley), will answer your questions and discuss the science and technology of potential offshore wind energy development along the California coast. RSVP

CalTax Seeks a Research Analyst

The California Taxpayers Association (CalTax), the state's oldest and largest association representing California taxpayers, is seeking a Research Analyst to join our policy team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, and should have a background in public policy analysis, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to produce objective and thoughtful research and analysis. For details and information on how to apply, please go to https://www.caltax.org/jobs/2021-research-analyst.pdf.

Children’s Council of San Francisco is seeking an experienced Public Policy Communications Associate

The Public Policy & Advocacy Team works on early care and education issues at the local, state and federal
levels, whether legislative or budgetary. The position is based in San Francisco, three days in office and two days remote.

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with our Public Policy Communications Director, you will advocate for the organization’s
    local, state, and federal priorities—engaging in multiple simultaneous advocacy campaigns.
  • Track notable legislation, assist with developing public comment and ensure we send notifications out to community
    members to ensure the community has an opportunity to respond.
  • Engage staff in advocacy via advocacy trainings and preparing bi-weekly staff advocacy updates
  • Meet with advocacy community organizations about our advocacy work, priorities &
    opportunities to collaborate
  • See full job description linked below for full responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two to four years of experience in public affairs, public policy, advocacy, community organizing, digital
  • advocacy or similar roles
  • Demonstrated ability to execute legislative and administrative advocacy and/or advocacy campaigns
  • Expected to attend evening and weekend meetings and travel to meetings and conferences (approximately
  • 15 – 25% of time, depending on the time of year)
  • Experience drafting policy update documents and emails
  • Ability to read, understand, and succinctly summarize policy or legislation to different audiences

Qualified candidates should apply here: https://childrenscouncilsf.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=74

The Office of Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley is seeking an experienced Communications Director

The Office of Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley is seeking an experienced Communications Director. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent written and communication skills with the ability to deliver high quality work under tight deadlines. Knowledge of Orange County & 3-5 years of political experience is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing press requests
  • Staffing the Supervisor at interviews and media events
  • Drafting content for social media and website
  • Preparing written materials including press releases, speeches, op-eds, talking points, newsletters and e-blasts
  • Determining creative ways to expand the Supervisor’s coverage on key initiatives
  • Working collaboratively with staff to maximize press coverage and visibility at events

Qualifications:

  • BA in a related field (e.g., English or media production), or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated track record of managing professional social media accounts
  • Familiar with graphic and video programs, (e.g., Canva and iMovie)
  • Ability to create and turn around content in a short time
  • Experience in working with print, digital, radio, TV bookers and producers

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, video sample, and professional references to Debbie Lumpkin at Debbie.Lumpkin@ocgov.com with the title “Communications Director” in the subject line. No calls or walk-ins.

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

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.

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: