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‘CALIFORNIA is not IOWA’ — BUTTIGIEG barnstorming, with rally in Sac — BLOOMBERG: 200-plus events last weekend — GAVIN hits ‘The View,’ ‘Late Night’ — CA courtroom win on car emissions — Diep, Mayes challenges and CAGOP’s path


THE BUZZ — CALIFORNIA WILL NOT BE IOWA: With 15.5 million ballots hitting houses last week, CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla desires to reassure voters right here that it might’t occur right here — the app, the reported political pranking and the craziness that turned Iowa’s Democratic caucuses right into a punchline. (See Oscars jokes from Steve Martin and Chris Rock.)

“What happened in Iowa Monday had been caucuses — not elections. And caucuses are run by political events,’’ Padilla mentioned in an interview this weekend. In California, he mentioned, the first can be overseen by 58 county registrars — all authorities officers.


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT…NOT: “The largest challenge in Iowa was using an app — and California does not use apps” for counting or casting ballots, or for reporting results, Padilla notes. “If there’s a lesson to be realized in Iowa,” it is that the very best and more safe system is verification via paper ballots, and “California requires paper ballots” which might be voter-verified.

FINALLY: California state legislation “prohibits our voting methods from even being linked to the web” to guard in opposition to potential hackers, Padilla mentioned.

THE PRIMARY IS ON: With candidates pushing onerous to seize a slice of the 494 CA delegates at stake — 10 times the take in Iowa. After showing on each Sunday show — sure, each — this weekend, Pete Buttigieg is hitting California on excessive pace, with a crowd of fundraisers Friday in the SFBay Space, coming off his Iowa win. Mike Bloomberg’s team mentioned they organized more than 200 state events this weekend alone. Staff Bernie is on a drive to round up California’s estimated 5.5 million NPP voters, and Tom Steyer is nonetheless opening new places of work right here.

WHY WE MATTER — learn Carla’s main preview: “California’s Main looms giant — simply like state officers hoped.”

BUENOS DIAS, good Monday morning. Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled to the National Governor’s Affiliation Winter assembly in Washington over weekend, the place he was set to fulfill with “members of Congress to debate a wide range of points together with wildfire and emergency preparedness, local weather change, homelessness and psychological well being,” in addition to Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, nationwide labor leaders and the FEMA Administrator.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “They informed me I had solely 45 seconds up right here … which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton. I am pondering perhaps Quentin does a film about it — and in the tip the adults do the correct factor.“ Brad Pitt, accepting the Academy Award for finest supporting actor for his position in “As soon as Upon A Time in Hollywood.”

TWEET OF THE DAY: Republican Joanne Wright for Congress @JWrightforCA34: “John Roberts…………Supreme Court docket Justice John Roberts is on Epstein’s flight logs. #draintheswamp Have we ever fired a Supreme Court docket Justice?”

— Prompting California Goal E book Analysis Director Rob Pyers @RPyers to quip: “Strong vetting by the CAGOP with their endorsed caniddate in #CA34.”

— And prompting this from former CAGOP chair @RonNehring: “You’re an endorsed candidate of the @CAGOP. Knock it off with the loopy city tweets and act like a critical candidate and not some lunatic.”

WHERE’S GAVIN? Sitting down with the women of “The View“ this morning. then hitting “Late Night time with Seth Myers” tonight.

#METOO BACK — “Assemblywoman Carrillo reprimanded for undesirable hug, kiss on cheek,” by POLITICO’s Jeremy B. White: “A separate criticism resulted in a reprimand to Carrillo’s chief of workers, George Esparza, for repeatedly making inappropriate sexual feedback to colleagues.”

MUST-READ PROFILE — “California legislator Lorena Gonzalez likes an excellent struggle. She received it with hotly debated AB5,’’ by the LA Instances’ John Myers: “The framed letter in Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s office, displayed with delight, was hardly meant as a praise. ‘This doc constitutes formal discover and warning that you’re now not allowed on property owned by Wal-Mart Shops, Inc., or in any space topic to Wal-Mart Shops, Inc.’s management,’ warns the assertion from 2012.”

MARCOS BRETÓN MAKES THE CASE in his Sac Bee column: “We must always be capable to discuss Kobe Bryant’s rape case with out receiving death threats”

THE ‘KNOW IT ALLS’ — “Secrets and techniques and Stick Shifts: Why Chateau Marmont Valets Are ‘Unsung Heroes’ of Hollywood,” by The Hollywood Reporter’s Gary Baum: “For more than three many years, the identical 4 car valets have been trusted with the beloved wheels (and juiciest tales) of the resort’s A-list friends.”

CAR TALK — “DOJ drops probe of carmakers that aligned with California on air pollution,” by POLITICO’s Zack Colman and Alex Guillén: “The investigation, launched last September, had escalated a dispute over one in every of President Trump’s most vital rollbacks of global warming rules.”

THE WALL REDUX — “Trump to hunt $2B in new border wall money,” by POLITICO’s Caitlin Emma: “President Donald Trump will ask Congress on Monday for an additional $2 billion for border wall development, in addition to billions in funding hikes for immigration enforcement, a senior administration official informed Politico on Sunday.

PETE IN CALIFORNIA: Coming off his Iowa win, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is holding free city corridor and rally in Sacramento on Friday afternoon. Particulars right here. He’s additionally scheduled “Espresso and Dialog with Pete” on Friday morning in SF, in addition to a different espresso and a lunch in Silicon Valley. And following the city corridor, Buttigieg will keynote the Stanislaus Democratic Central Committee’s “Rhapsody in Blue” dinner to assist down-ballot Democratic candidates in Modesto.

SMALL TOWN BOOST — “Is ‘Mayor Pete’ ready to be president? California mayors in South Bend-size cities say sure,” by The Mercury News’ Casey Tolan: “As mayor of small metropolis, ‘you get a very grounded sense of what the voters desires,’ California mayors say.”

— HOW THEY SHAKE OUT: The Palm Springs Desert Solar requested a number of presidential candidates their ideas on 4 matters related to Californians: wildfires, the state’s housing disaster, ageing and automobile emissions requirements.

BERNWATCH — “Bernie Sanders Builds Massive Main Machine to Win Prized California,” by Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Taylor: “Sanders has more campaign places of work there than any candidate in the race, together with billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, who lives in the state.”

— REGGIE GETS IT: Sanders additionally endorsed CA Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer Sr. for reelection, saying he “has spent his life combating in opposition to big oil, the pharmaceutical trade, and a damaged legal justice system.“

BLOOMBERG’S BIG CA PUSH: Over the weekend, the billionaire Democrat’s campaign launched “A National Weekend of Motion … with 200-plus events throughout CA.” These included a Saturday “healthcare espresso” in SF; “Ice Cream on the Garden” in Cathedral City; a “Scientists for Mike” gathering in Davis with Sierra Membership govt director Carl Pope; a “Rainbow Delight” event in Fresno, alternatives to “Meet Staff Bloomberg,” Santa Barbara, Santa Ana; an Escondido discipline office opening with Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas; and a “Meet and Greet” in San Leandro with Mayor Pauline Russo-Cutter.

THE CAMPAIGN OF TOM STEYER, coming off Friday’s debate, introduced the opening of its eighth CA office in the Antelope Valley/Palmdale area over the weekend.

— “With an avalanche of money, Steyer surges in South Carolina,” by POLITICO’s Maya King: “The billionaire activist has poured more money into South Carolina in a brief time period than anybody in the state can bear in mind — and it’s starting to reshape the contours of the Feb. 29 main.”

PARTY CRASHERS — “California Republicans wrestle to seek out path to legislative relevance,” by POLITICO’s Jeremy B. White: “Assemblyman Chad Mayes — an ousted former social gathering chief — joined the rising ranks of no-party-preference voters, drawing a direct problem from the California Republican Social gathering. … Assemblyman Tyler Diep is warding off a conservative challenger backed by native Republicans who imagine Diep has offered out the social gathering’s values. … The divergent reactions to Mayes and Diep communicate to an underlying rigidity between pragmatism and social gathering loyalty.”

SPEAKING OF WHICH: CA-50 GOP candidates Carl DeMaio and Darrell Issa, locked in a battle in the GOP main, appeared over the weekend at a public discussion board in the district with Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar. Ken Stone of the Instances of San Diego reported the night time received tough, with Issa and DeMaio going at one another, and the Valley Middle Roadrunner reporting {that a} straw ballot confirmed 61 percent of the attendees declared Campa-Najjar the winner, adopted by DeMaio (22 percent), Brian Jones (9 percent) and Issa (8 percent.) Watch the discussion board right here.

TRUMPLAND RACE — “Within the race for California’s 50th Congressional District Trump has grow to be the defining issue,” by the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Charles Clark: “Republican frontrunners are touting their assist for the president and their opponent’s perceived opposition. However will it’s sufficient to win over voters?”

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: State Senate President Professional Tem Toni Atkins joins presidential candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren — in addition to Speaker Anthony Rendon, state colleges superintendent Tony Thurmond and a crowd of big metropolis mayors — in endorsing Colleges and Communities First, the “break up roll” bond measure calling for reform of Prop. 13 with reassessment of economic and industrial properties.

RUNNING ON EMPTY? — “State insurance coverage commissioner stories no new donations in wake of scandal,’’ by the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Jeff McDonald: “California Insurance coverage Commissioner Ricardo Lara made good on his pledge last September to cease soliciting or accepting political donations to his 2022 re-election committee, in line with his most up-to-date campaign disclosure. The decision to forsake fundraising a lot of last 12 months left the state’s high insurance coverage regulator with barely $3,000 in money on hand for his 2022 re-election.”

GASCON IN THE SITES — “SF bicycle owner prosecuted for fatally placing pedestrian runs attack advertisements in opposition to George Gascón,” by the SF Chronicle’s Evan Sernoffsky: “As he kinds out the paperwork, [Chris] Bucchere stays undaunted in his effort to derail Gascón’s hopes in Los Angeles. He’s beforehand accused Gascón of committing prosecutor misconduct even after pleading responsible and being sentenced to probation and neighborhood service.”

DEVIN’S LATEST LEGAL TWIST —Twitter calls for authorized charges from Devin Nunes’ legal professional in new submitting over faux cow’s id,” by McClatchy’s Kate Irby.

NO MORE TRIPPIN’ — “After Bee investigation, Gavin Newsom ends long-distance commuting offers for state executives,” by the Sac Bee’s Sophia Bollag and Wes Venteicher: “The change impacts a handful of officers who had long-distance commuting agreements underneath former Gov. Jerry Brown, in line with Newsom’s office.”

WHAT WE CAN LEARN — “Coronavirus: Classes from past epidemics information US response to disaster,” by the SF Chronicle’s Erin Allday: “A month into the 2003 global SARS scare, a aircraft coming from Tokyo landed at Mineta San Jose International Airport with a dire warning from the pilot: Just a few passengers had signs of the mysterious new respiratory sickness.

DARK HISTORY — “Panic over the coronavirus recollects different racist chapters in California’s history,” by Tamara Venit-Shelton in the LA Instances: “Medical scapegoating and discriminatory policing of Asian-owned companies and houses had been routine in the 19th century. Sadly, it is all too straightforward for these attitudes to be reawakened, significantly throughout well being crises.”

CENTERS IN CA? — “Army making ready quarantine facilities for coronavirus sufferers in US, Pentagon says,” by McClatchy’s Charles Duncan.

— “What your life is like underneath a coronavirus quarantine in California,” by the LA Instances’ Soumya Karlamangla.

RIDE SETBACK? — “Uber Falters in First Authorized Assault on California Gig Employee Legislation,’’ by Bloomberg’s Joel Rosenblatt and Edvard Pettersson: “A choose signaled Friday that she’s inclined to reject a request to quickly protect the businesses from Meeting Invoice 5, which is geared toward changing gig-economy employees from unbiased contractors to workers with advantages.”

NORTH VS. SOUTH — “L.A. versus S.F.: How the ‘cultural divide’ is figuring out housing coverage in California,” by the LA Instances’ Liam Dillon: “Almost unanimous opposition from senators from L.A. County last week dealt the decisive blow to Senate Invoice 50, which might have compelled cities and counties to permit mid-rise residences close to mass transit and fourplexes in single-family neighborhoods.”

DMV TROUBLES CHAPTER 57 — “Get in line now. California’s DMV is perilously behind in issuing Real IDs,” by the LA Instances’ Patrick McGreevy: “With eight months to go, the state Division of Motor Automobiles has issued Real IDs to simply 25% of California’s 27 million drivers because it started offering the brand new licenses in January 2018.”

— “Staying shut: California’s housing disaster sickens residents,” by The Salinas Californian’s Kate Cimini: “The state’s housing disaster has resulted in more and more households like [Tanya] Harris’ dwelling in substandard and overcrowded situations, and native well being officers say these situations threaten residents’ well being.’

— “Wind gusts at Kirkwood attain 209 mph, setting a brand new California record,” by the Sac Bee’s Vincent Moleski.

MAPPING THE MILLIONS — “Federal Companies Use Cellphone Location Knowledge for Immigration Enforcement,” by WSJ’s Byron Tau and Michelle Hackman: “The Trump administration has purchased entry to a business database that maps the actions of millions of cellphones in America and is utilizing it for immigration and border enforcement, in line with individuals acquainted with the matter and paperwork reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.”

WOZ STILL IN IT — “Woz says he is nonetheless an Apple worker, paid ‘about $50 every week,’” by The Mercury News’ Rex Crum: “‘I’m the one one who’s obtained a paycheck each week because the start of the corporate,’ Wozniak mentioned throughout an interview with longtime Apple evangelist Man Kawasaki on Kawasaki’s Exceptional Individuals podcast.”

ELON’S NEXT MOVE — “Elon Musk desires to attach your mind to a pc this 12 months as ‘superior’ Neuralink mind-chip prepares to launch,” by The Solar’s Charlotte Edwards.

OSCARS — Full list of winners right here from the Academy of Movement Image Arts & Sciences.

— “Netflix Denies Spending $100M on Oscar 2020 Campaigns (However It’d Make Sense If It Did),” by Observer’s Brandon Katz.

— “No proof of engine failure in helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others, NTSB says,” by CNN’s Steve Almasy and Nick Watt.

— “California man killed a trophy deer on his rural property. Now he’s dealing with an enormous penalty,” by the Sac Bee’s Ryan Sabalow.

— “Hepatitis outbreak linked to downtown Lengthy Seaside steakhouse, well being officers say,” by way of KABC.

— “Decide holds off dropping rape fees in opposition to California surgeon and girlfriend,” by UPI’s Sommer Brokaw.

— “California Lottery gave away $212,500 in Scratchers on ‘Ellen.’ Some name it a misuse of funds,” by the LA Instances’ Patrick McGreevy.

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Elizabeth Economic system can be appointed by the Hoover Establishment at Stanford College as a Hoover Senior Fellow efficient Sept. 1. In 2018, POLITICO Journal named her one of many “The 10 Names That Matter on China Policy”. Economic system is an writer and an knowledgeable on Chinese language home and international coverage. She involves Hoover from the Council on Overseas Relations, the place she was the C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and director for Asia research.

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