The California Library Association has gotten on board with the idea that Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a former journalist as state librarian after a fashion.
The naming of well-connected blogger Greg Lucas to the $142,968-per-year job rattled some librarians last week. California Education Code section 19302 says the division shall be in charge of a chief who shall be a technically trained librarian.
Lucas is not a technically trained librarian.
He is a former San Francisco Chronicle reporter and the son of former state Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas. Lucas wife, Donna, is a former Republican adviser who now runs a political public-relations firm in Sacramento.
The California Library Association, which lobbies for the profession, takes a keen interest in the position.
In a letter to members, association President Deborah Doyle said Lucas may not have traditional librarian training, but his connections with California state leaders will be of great importance to the work ahead.
Then she added this: How fortunate that the State Library staff has broad and deep knowledge of that work.
The Assembly Elections Committee on Tuesday will hear a package of campaign finance reform bills introduced by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens.
Garcia introduced her bills after Californias campaign finance watchdog slapped a prominent lobbyist with a record-setting fine for holding lavish fundraisers at his home.
One of Garcias bills would bar lobbyists from hosting campaign events at their houses.
Jeremy B. White
If you can be bought for $400, you can be bought for $200.
SEN. JOEL ANDERSON, R-Alpine, saying legislation to lower the limit on gifts to lawmakers wont affect Senate ethics