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KPIX Oakland Mayoral Poll Flawed Says Expert? Yes. KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco commissioned a poll that purports to look at how Oakland’s Ranked Choice Voting will turn out on Election Day. The poll says that Rebecca Kaplan (19%) Libby Schaaf (17%) Mayor Jean Quan (15%) Joe Tuman (15%) and Bryan Parker (10%) are the top vote getters. But there is a problem: the poll is missing the third round of voting. I called the KPIX Newsdesk about the problem and was given to a Gretchen. In so many words she told me that KPIX polls are “always...

This White House Conference Call was held today, September 23rd 2014, at 12:12 PM, EDT. The full transcript is below:   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 23, 2014 BACKGROUND CONFERENCE CALL BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA Via Telephone 12:12 P.M. EDT MS. HAYDEN: Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining us today. You’ve already heard this morning from the President and from the Pentagon, but we wanted to give...

UPDATE: The poll is not done according to Greg McConnell, but will be out this week, and now my source is not certain that it was the upcoming Job and Housing Poll, or another poll that’s being produced. McConnell says the poll surveyed fewer than the 1,200 I was told by my source, and did not cost $50,000 to do. McConnell says their objective is to get a 4 percent margin of error, so they don’t focus on a number but do what they can to get to that margin of error. Rebecca Kaplan, Jean Quan, Joe Tuman Lead New Oakland Mayors...

On Wednesday, the City of Oakland, and that part of the city itself that watches mainstream media, was rocked by news that someone put a hangman’s noose in a City of Oakland Public Works truck that was being used by two black employees at the time. According to reports, the news of the incident came at 5 PM, and via the Oakland Police, who are now charged with managing an investigation. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan made a comment that’s only seemed to fan the flames of anger: “There’s the general stuff around who gets promoted,...

The Oakland Mayor’s Race final candidate list was paired down to 15 people by the Oakland City Clerk’s Office on Thursday, August 14th. They are: Jason Anderson, Ken Houston, Rebecca Kaplan, Saied Karamooz, Peter Liu, Pat McCullough, Bryan Parker, Jean Quan, Courtney Ruby, Libby Schaaf, Nancy Sidebotham, DanSiegel, Joe Tuman, Charles Williams, Eric Wilson Out of the race include some surprise names: Larry Lionel Young, Margaret Wrigley Larsen, Gregory Wade, Sam Washington, and Jesse Smith. Of the five, Young made the final...

In this Oakland News, Courtney Ruby let the deadline for filing to run for re-election as Oakland City Auditor pass (thinking few would notice), meaning Oaklanders will get a new auditor in 2015, so for all practical purposes, she’s quit. Chris Dobbins (who is the featured image) was the victim of a signature validation problem, and so his bid to run for Oakland School Board in District Six was jettisoned by the Oakland City Clerk’s Office. And I finally look at the Oakland City Council District Four monies raised, where Jill...

Sacramento BeeAs California nears a new legislatively imposed deadline for putting a revised water bond on the November ballot, Gov. Jerry Brown met with legislative leaders and several prominent interest groups to push for a deal. On Monday, Brown and legislative …Water bond: Jerry Brown, legislative leaders float new, $7 billion planSan Jose Mercury NewsCalifornia’s Brown Reaches $7.2 Billion Drought Bond DealBloombergGov. Brown on water bond compromise: ‘We’re very close’Los Angeles TimesBellingham Heraldall...

California Governor Jerry Brown’s Statement on Water Bond Developments Says …Sierra Sun TimesAugust 11, 2014 – SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after signing legislation to extend the deadline to place a new water bond on the November ballot and renumber the Rainy Day Fund ballot measure: …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

TweakTownCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown is now taking a look at the mandatory smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill after it was passed by the state legislature. If Brown approves the bill, all smartphone devices sold in the state following July 2015 must have some …First US smartphone kill-switch legislation awaits California governor signatureArs TechnicaCalifornia Governor to Decide on Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ BillWall Street Journal (blog)Smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill moves to California governor’s...

Contra Costa TimesWith a deadline looming to strike a deal on a state water bond, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Monday floated a roughly $7 billion proposal they insist will help California weather future droughts. The package — including provisions to …Brown, Democrats closing in on water bond dealSunHerald.com all 64 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

San Jose Mercury NewsWith a deadline looming to strike a deal on a state water bond, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Monday floated a roughly $7 billion proposal they insist will help California weather future droughts. The package — including provisions to …Brown, Democrats closing in on water bond dealSunHerald.comBrown, Lawmakers Extend Water Bond TalksCapital Public Radio News all 38 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

Ars TechnicaA bill to require mandatory kill-switches on smartphones so that they can be disabled in the event of theft passed the California state senate today and could become law if Governor Jerry Brown signs it in the coming weeks. The bill would mandate (PDF …California Governor to Decide on Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ BillWall Street Journal (blog)California Senate passes cellphone ‘kill switch’ bill, awaits governor’s approvalApple InsiderSmartphone “Kill Switch” Bill Passes California Legislature,...

MiamiHerald.comSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders said Monday they are closing in on a deal to overhaul a water bond on the November ballot, but their replacement plan still needs support from Republicans. Both houses of the …Citrus Mutual supports water bond proposalVisalia Times-DeltaKey deadline for water bond negotiations uncertainNews10.netWater bond deadline looming, California lawmakers float $7.195 billion proposalThe San Luis Obispo Tribune all 21 news articles …read...

Town HallAfter the 1994 Northridge quake, GOP Gov. Pete Wilson and Los Angeles politicians brokered a deal that got needed bridge repairs done in 66 days. Not so for the Bay Bridge. There was no sense of urgency among then-San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown or …Joyce Terhaar: Senate report on Caltrans speaks to culture of open governmentSacramento Bee all 3 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

The White House reports that President Barack Obama placed calls and held conversations with both Chancellor Merkel of Germany (regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine), and President Hollande of France (on the Iraq problem), today. Here are the readouts of those conversations: Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France The President spoke this morning with President Hollande of France about the latest developments in Iraq. The two leaders agreed on the need for an urgent, coordinated international response...

WPTV(CNN) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board decision and denied the release of Bruce Davis — a former associate of Charles Manson and a convicted murderer himself. “I find the evidence shows that he currently poses an unreasonable …Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for Manson family memberLos Angeles TimesCharles Manson follower Bruce Davis denied parole by Gov. Jerry BrownLos Angeles Daily NewsCalifornia governor denies parole to Manson follower DavisFox News all 121 news articles …read...

WPTVAfter a few years of sending letters and talking to Manson on the phone, Star, at age 19, moved to Corcoran, a small central California city that’s home to Corcoran State Prison, where Charles Manson has lived for the past 25 years. She talks to Manson …Woman who helped Charles Manson murder breaks silenceBundaberg News Mail all 59 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

California governor denies parole to Manson followerNew Haven RegisterFILE – This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Bruce Davis. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday Aug. 8, 2014, reversed a parole board and denied the release of Davis, a former Charles Manson follower who has … …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

CBS LocalGLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — Trailing by nearly 20 points in the polls and even further behind in campaign cash, Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari believes he has found an issue that may lift his cause into a tight race with Gov. Jerry Brown …Homeless Guy Is Candidate For California Governor [Video]The InquisitrThe Buzz: Gov. Brown says income disparity hurts economySacramento BeeKashkari’s gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directionsLos Angeles TimesKQED (blog)all 8 news articles …read...

Los Angeles TimesBruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan, leave court in 1970 after a court hearing. Gov. Jerry Brown denied Davis’ parole Friday. It was the third time a California governor rejected the parole board’s recommendation to release Davis. Bruce Davis, left …Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis denied parole by Gov. Jerry BrownLos Angeles Daily NewsCalifornia governor denies parole to Manson follower DavisFox NewsGovernor denies parole to Manson follower DavisWZVN-TVCNNall 33 news articles …read more Source:...

Sierra Sun TimesAugust 7, 2014 – SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring August 7, 2014 as California Purple Heart Veterans Day. The text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION As a military decoration, the Purple …Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Purple Heart Veterans DayImperial Valley News all 111 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

Luka’s Taproom and Lounge To Hold Oakland Mayor’s Race Candidates Days! Following up on an idea he expressed to me a couple of months ago, Rick Mitchell, the owner and founder of Luka’s Taproom on the corner of Broadway and Grand Avenue (at the site of the old Hofbrau, and the last of its kind in Oakland), is having a series of “Oakland Mayor’s Race Candidates Days” starting August 12th at 5:30 PM, at 2221 Broadway. During our talk about Mr.Mitchell’s great idea, I begged him to include as many of the...

TheAlternativePress.comLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Montclair Deputy Mayor Bob Russo met with California Governor Jerry Brown at the American Federation of Teachers Convention in Los Angeles July 11-14. Russo, who went to the convention as a New Jersey delegate, has known … …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

TIMEIn June, Kashkari came in second in the California governor primary with 19% of the vote. That makes him the single man standing between Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who won 54%, and what is assumed to be Brown’s impending, unprecedented fourth …Jerry Brown wades into income inequalityThe San Luis Obispo TribuneNeel Kashkari’s week as a homeless person: Shedding light on Calif. poverty or …Los Angeles TimesBrown Says State Facing Unprecedented InequalityCapital Public Radio NewsCare2.comall 20 news articles ...

Los Angeles TimesJerry Brown boasted of California’s liberal accomplishments during his tenure in a Wednesday address to a school employees union. The speech was a spirited account of Brown’s third term, a sign that his so-far muted reelection campaign is becoming more …Jerry Brown presses case on $6 billion water bondThe San Luis Obispo TribuneGov. Jerry Brown Wants a $6B Water BondBond BuyerBrown Calls For New, Smaller Water BondCapital Public Radio NewsBusinessweekall 30 news articles …read more Source:...

Gov. Jerry Brown Wants a $6B Water BondBond BuyerGov. Jerry Brown Wants a $6B Water Bond. by Tonya Chin. AUG 6, 2014 2:11pm ET. California Governor Jerry Brown is pushing a scaled-down $6 billion water bond to go on the November ballot as other bond proposals in the state legislature remain stalled. and more …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

Fresno BeeBack-dropped by a mural by Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros, California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a press conference at a museum in Mexico City on Monday, July 28, 2014. MARCO UGARTE — AP …In rare campaign email, Gov. Jerry Brown pitches $6-billion water bondLos Angeles Times all 3 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

Los Angeles TimesJerry Brown called for a “no-frills, no pork” $6-billion water bond in an email to campaign supporters Tuesday afternoon. Brown kicked off the letter by noting that “drought conditions in California grow more serious by the day,” and acknowledging more …Jerry Brown presses case on $6 billion water bondThe San Luis Obispo TribuneGovernor Proposes $6 Billion Water Bond for CaliforniaBusinessweekBrown Calls For New, Smaller Water BondValley Public Radio all 12 news articles …read...

SPINAt the Santa Barbara Bowl on Monday, August 4, Win Butler donned a papier-mâché mask of California governor Jerry Brown and introduced the 1979 non-conformist anthem: “I am Governor Jerry Brown, my aura smiles and never frowns, soon I will be …Arcade Fire Cover Dead Kennedys’ “California Über Alles”Pitchfork Media all 5 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

The San Luis Obispo TribuneBack-dropped by a mural by Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros, California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a press conference at a museum in Mexico City on Monday, July 28, 2014. MARCO UGARTE — AP …In rare campaign email, Gov. Jerry Brown pitches $6-billion water bondLos Angeles TimesBrown Calls For New, Smaller Water BondValley Public RadioBrown Pushes For $6 Billion Water Bond, Insists Plan Is ‘Tunnel Neutral’KPBS all 8 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown...

Wildfires Prompt California Governor to Declare State of EmergencyInsurance JournalThe two fires, among 14 burning in the state, prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency Saturday. All the fires started within a day of each other in Lassen National Forest and had expanded into private property and scorched … …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

Governor Jerry Brown Jr., Declares State of Emergency and Secures Critical …Imperial Valley NewsSacramento, California – Today the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has activated the State Operations Center (SOC) in support of the Inland Regional Operations Center (REOC) and local regions due to fires currently burning throughout … …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

ABC NewsThe number of fires led California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency Saturday. His proclamation said the circumstances and magnitude of the wildfires are beyond the control of any single local government and will require the combined …Northeast California wildfire destroys 8 homes; nursing facility evacuated as …The Republic all 17 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

KGO-TVREDDING, Calif. –. A fast-growing wildfire along the Oregon-California border spurred evacuation notices even as California’s governor declared a state of emergency to help fight blazes raging in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown’s order Saturday night came …Magnitude of wildfires leads California governor to declare a state of emergencyNewser all 2 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...

ThinkProgressOn Saturday, California followed suit, with Governor Jerry Brown declaring a state of emergency because of the threats posed by dozens of wildfires to the northern and central parts of the state: — and the damage wildfires have caused to Amador, Butte … …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News ...