Thursday

April 11, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Asms. Phil Ting and Reginald Jones-Sawyer discuss AB 1356, would “expand access to cannabis for people in need, increase state/local revenues for public services and ensure a regulated cannabis market can succeed.” 10:30 a.m., Rm. 127. Contact: Nannette Miranda 916 319 2019.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.

Spring Recess begins at the end of the day’s session.

  • Judiciary (Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. 3191.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education (Richard Roth, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 3191
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection Energy and Transportation (Bob Wieckowski, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 112.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services (Richard Pan, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 4203.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government (Maria Elena Durazo, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 2040.

Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

Spring Recess begins at the end of the day’s Session.

  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), Upon call of chair, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Education Committee (4.10.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session (LIVE)

  • 10 a.m.

    Senate Floor (LIVE upon Adj.)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Floor Session (4/11/19)

  • 11:30 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (4/11/19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:25 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

STOCKTON — Kathy Miller for Assembly 2020 (13th AD), reception, Couple $250, Ticket $200, 5:30 p.m., Home of Bill and Susan Filios, on S. Andrews Dr. Contact: Info@electkathymiller.com.

KEEPING UP

UC Davis employees obtain Boxelder cuttings
Photo courtesy of DGS

Abbey Hart and Taylor Lewis with the UC Davis Arboretum were in Capitol Park yesterday collecting cuttings from a Boxelder maple they will nurture into saplings before returning one of the saplings back to Capitol Park. This wasn’t any old Boxelder maple giving up its DNA. This tree came to Capitol Park in 1897 as a sapling itself from Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, the site of an 1863 Civil War battle, the last battle Ulysses S. Grant led as a Union General before he assumed command of all the Northern Armies. There the tree stood, sturdy and strong, as part of the park’s Civil War Grove until a fierce storm in March of 2017 toppled two other trees that stood alongside, blowing them into its branches, shaving off its canopy and shattering its trunk. One of the trees that blew into it was a 90-foot tulip tree, also planted in 1897, originating from the Battlefield of Five Forks in Virginia, an 1865 engagement that happened eight days before Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. The other was a 85-foot American elm, added to the grove in 1901, which came from the site of the tomb of President William McKinley, the last president to have served in the Civil War. The hope is for wood from those two trees to return as benches or wooden art objects, according the Capitol Museum’s website. Contact: Jennifer Iida, jennifer.iida@dgs.ca.gov.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Historic State Capitol Commission, discusses upcoming renovation of Treasurer’s Office, 915 Capitol Mall, a 125,000 square-foot building constructed on land donated to the State by the City of Sacramento in 1913 which was first occupied in 1929 and had an air conditioning system installed in the 1990s; renovation, which is expected to be completed in 2023, would include restoration of historic elements, new layouts for offices and possible modification of traffic circle fountain; other business. 9 a.m., Rm. 113. Contact: Koren Benoit 916 651 1504.

Agenda here.


Board of State and Community Corrections, considers staff recommendation to approve request from Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston who seeks to revise conditions of $70 million grant for jail construction by reducing number of proposed beds from 416 to 288 and increasing proposed space for medical and psychiatric treatments, holding arrestees and providing visitations; other business. 10 a.m., 2590 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 101. Contact: 916 445 5073.

Agenda here.


State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention, which advises Dept. of Developmental Services on improving programs that serve disabled children up to three years old and their families, first of two days, discusses California Black Infant Health Program that provides “empowerment focused, group-based intervention as a promising strategy for improving African-American women’s birth outcomes;” other business. 10 a.m., WestEd, 1000 G St., Suite 500. Contact: Marie Poulsen, MPoulsen@chla.usc.edu.

Second day begins at 9 a.m.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN FRANCISCO — Sen. Scott Wiener addresses luncheon sponsored by Coalition for Better Housing, discusses “his 2019 housing legislative priorities and his future plans to address the California housing crisis.” Noon, Olympic Club, 524 Post St., Second floor. Contact: Victor.Ruiz-Cornejo@sen.ca.gov.

Later, attends meeting hosted by Haight Ashbury Neighbors for Growth to discuss SB 50, “his bill enabling the construction of more housing near transit-rich areas,” 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Hospital, 450 Stanyan, First floor; and attends Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California event to discuss “importance of grassroots community engagement at the state level,” 8 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St.


Attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon addresses reception sponsored by California Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Valley Lincoln Club and others, discusses settlement she achieved in “censorship” case between Berkeley College Republicans and UC Berkeley that changed campus’s policies for speaking engagements and her current case “taking on the powerful teacher’s union to enforce the Janus Decision that prohibits government unions from forcing public servants to pay dues.” $100. 5:30 p.m., Sutter Club, 1220 9th St. Contact: 916 822 5618.

Event emceed by Asm. Kevin Kiley.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

“Leading the Way: What Lies Ahead for California’s Elections,” hosted by Future of California Elections, participants discuss “strategies for modernizing elections and expanding voter participation,” topics include 2020 Census and same day registration. 9 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way. Contact: 213 346 3274.

Listed speaker: Secty. of State Alex Padilla.

More details here.


NextGen Policy hosts workshop on student loan debt, staff from Student Debt Crisis offer assistance with addressing debt, federal repayment options and applying for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program; refreshments served. 12:30 p.m., 914 Capitol Mall, Rm. 500. Contact: 916 319 2074.

Listed to attend: Asm. Mark Stone.

Details here.


Asm. Richard Bloom and Steinberg Institute host briefing on “challenges facing our shrinking safety net of residential facilities,” participants discuss adult residential facilities as “a critical component of California’s housing continuum” that “play a key role in preventing homelessness, incarceration and recidivism.” 1 p.m., Rm. 127. Contact: Adriana Ruelas, adriana@steinberginstitute.org.

Also listed: Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg; Mark Salzer, Temple University; Jonathan Sherin, Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health; Lynda Kaufmann, Psynergy Programs; Karen Larsen, Yolo County Health and Human Services Dept.; Barbara Wilson, Mental Health Hook-Up; Jodi Nerell, Whole Person Care; Holly Harper. Sutter Health; Jonathan Porteus, Wellspace Health; Steve Fields, Progress Foundation.

MISCELLANEOUS

“Kids’ Day at the Capitol,” sponsored by CA Dept. of Social Services’ Office of Child Abuse Prevention and Child Abuse Prevention Center, marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, vendors promote services, offer children’s activities, etc. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Lawn. Contact: Michael Weston 916 657 2268.


California Latino Legislative Caucus and Legislative Women’s Caucus co-sponsor reception honoring Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers, speakers include Huerta and Asms. Lorena Gonzalez and Eloise Gómez Reyes; light appetizers served. 10 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Armando.Chavez@sen.ca.gov.


BERKELEY — Steve Swatt, Susie Swatt, Rebecca LaVally and Jeff Raimundo discuss their new book, “Paving the Way: Women’s Struggle for Political Equality in California,” which “tells the stories and backstories of remarkable women pathfinders who left their marks along the elusive trail to political gender equality in California” and was published by the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley; includes panel with former Asm. Dion Aroner, former Sen. Liz Figueroa and moderated by IGS Director Lisa Garcia Bedolla. 4 p.m., IGS Library at UC Berkeley, 109 Moses Hall. Contact: 510 642 1473.

More details here.


LA PALMA — Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva, with “elected officials of East Indian descent,” discusses “California and India coming together in Orange County,” highlights “shared ties between California and the Republic of India;” includes “delectable Indian foods that celebrate the culture.” 5 p.m., La Palma Community Center, 7821 Walker St. Contact: Josef Holper 714 521 6505.


California State Senate Alumni Assn. sponsors fundraiser in support of the 2018 Greg Schmidt Scholarships, in honor of the late Senate Secretary who held that position as the Senate’s top staffer from 1994 to 2012 before he died from cancer in 2016; event features band Remedy7 comprised of Senate staff alumni David Panush, Michael Miiller and Steve Suchil; no-host bar, suggested donation $25. 6 p.m., Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St. Contact: calsenalums@mycci.net.


VALLEY GLEN — Asm. Adrin Nazarian hosts workshop for people seeking entertainment industry jobs, representatives with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) discuss their jobs as electrical lighting technicians, production sound and video engineers, script supervisors and production assistants and costume designers. 7 p.m., Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave. Contact: 818 376 4246.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): California Advisors, LVMH Inc., 4/5/19… California Strategies & Advocacy, Palantir Technologies Inc., 4/8/19… Cline & Duplissea, City of Downey, 4/8/19… Fanslau Government Affairs, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club; Juul Labs, 4/5/19… Gallardo Government Relations & Consulting, Nascient Holdings II, 4/8/19… Greenberg Traurig, GoFundMe, Inc., 4/8/19… Howard Advocacy, Clean Money Action Fund; United Food and Commercial Workers, 4/8/19… Jones Day (new firm), 683 Capital Partners LP; Attestor Capital LP; HBK Investments LP; Latigo Partners LP; MFN Partners LP; Nut Tree Capital Management; Silver Point Capital LP; Steadfast Capital Management LP; Stonehill Capital Management LLC; Warlander Asset Management LP, 4/8/19… KP Public Affairs, California Health Sciences University LLC, 4/8/19… London and Gonzalez Advocacy, following clients subcontracted from Public Policy Advocates: California Assn. for Medical Laboratory Technology; Certification Board for Music Therapy; Pharmaceutical Care Management Assn., 4/8/19… Mercury Public Affairs, CHE Behavioral Health Services, 4/8/19… Shaw/Yoder/Antwih, Sacramento County, 4/8/19… Weideman Group, Green Tech Action Fund, 4/8/19.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying Firm, client name, filing date): J. Blonien, A Professional Law Corporation, Change for Justice; Greenleaf Power; Integrated Stormwaters, 4/8/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Bruce Bennett, Jones Day, 4/8/19… James Johnson, Jones Day, 4/8/19… Joshua Mester, Jones Day, 4/8/19… Alison Ramey, Carter, Wetch & Associates, 4/8/19.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Kelly Boyd, J. Blonien, A Professional Law Corporation, 4/8/19.

POLITICAL NOTES

Asm. Susan Talamantes Eggman’s campaign for SD 5 reports endorsements from San Joaquin County Supervisor Kathy Miller; Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs; Vice Mayor Dan Wright; Tracy council members Dan Arriola, Rhodesia Ransom and Nancy Young; San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools James A. Mousalimas; Delta Community College board members Janet Rivera and Theresa Brown; Stockton Unified School District Pres. Lange Luntoa and trustees Candy Vargas and George Neely; former Stockton Mayor Ann Johnston; former Stockton City Council member Elbert Holman. Release here. Eggman, a Democrat, represents AD 13 and was first elected to the Assembly in 2012 after serving on the Stockton City Council. Contact: Andrew Acosta 916 505 3069.

Classifieds

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PREVIEW

Friday, April 12, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Spring Recess, reconvene April 22.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Floor Session (4.11.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Transportation Committee (4.9.19)

  • Noon

    Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee (4.10.19)

  • 3 p.m.

    Senate Environmental Quality Committee (4.10.19)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Transportation Committee (4.9.19)

  • 11:30 p.m.

    Joint Informational Hearing on Sexual Assault Evidence Kits (4/3/19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced.

THE DAILY BREAD

OLYMPIC VALLEY — Taxpayers for (Ted) Gaines for BOE 2022, annual Ski Day, Gold Medal $7800, Ticket $2000, Check-in 9 a.m., Squaw Valley, Cable Car Lobby. Contact: 916 498 9223.

Free ski 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; followed by reception at 22 Bistro in Squaw Valley Village.


SATURDAY, IRVINE — Lorena Gonzalez for Secretary of State and/or Melissa Fox for Assembly (68th AD), RBG $4700, Hillary $3000, Michelle $1500, Ticket $150, 3 p.m., Shady Canyon, Address Upon RSVP. Contact: 714 721 0385.

Special guest: Treasurer Fiona Ma

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

State Personnel Board, considers allowing Dept. of Motor Vehicles to replace its in-person written exam for employment with an online multiple-choice version that asks fewer questions to reduce exam fatigue and ranks candidates into three eligibility lists instead of the current six; other business. 9 a.m., 801 Capitol Mall, Rm. 150. Contact: Andrew LaMar 916 322 6944.

Also TELEMEETING location at 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.

Agenda here.


State Public Works Board, considers authorizing $10.6 million in lease revenue bonds for relocating Cal Fire’s Pine Mountain Station in Tulare County to a 4.62 acre site acquired by the state in 2010 where a 6,061-square-foot, 1-engine station will be constructed; other business. 10 a.m., Rm. 113. Contact: Chris Lief 916 445 9694.

Agenda here.


California Earthquake Authority (CEA) Governing Board, considers adopting resolution in support of SB 254 and AB 548 and in support of federal tax exemptions for grants funded through CEA; other business. 1:30 p.m., CEA Main Conference Room, 801 K St., Suite 1000. Contact: Sarah Sol 916 661 5502.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

“Adequate Funding for California’s Schools,” sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education, Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State, and Jesse Levin, American University of Research, discuss estimate that in 2016-17 “California would have needed to spend about $22 billion, or nearly one third more than it did, to adequately fund public schools,” compare California to other states “to identify opportunities for improved funding measures;” lunch served. Noon, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. Contact: Shawn Bernardo, scbernardo@stanford.edu.

Details here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

SATURDAY, 3rd Annual Tax March, former Lt. Gov. candidate Gayle McLaughlin, now with California Progressive Alliance, and others call for “release of President Trump’s long-awaited tax returns and an end to corruption and more transparency at all levels of government,” say “tax injustice is rooted in the notion that corporate interests have too much power over all levels of our government via the ‘unjust’ legal doctrines of corporate constitutional rights and money as protected free speech.” 10 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Bustos 916 827 0360.

Also listed: Scarlette Bustos, Tax March Sacramento; Ruth Ibarra, NorCal Resist; Delphine Brody, Trans and Nonbinary Housing Collective; Sean Frame, El Dorado Progressives; Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Move to Amend.

Followed by march around Capitol Park.

MISCELLANEOUS

VICTORVILLE — Asm. Jay Obernolte, with Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia, hosts free tax preparation workshop for veterans, photo ID required and spouse must be present if filing joint return. 9 a.m., Garcia Bookkeeping Service, 14450 Park Ave, Suite A. Contact: Toss Sevy 760 245 5277.

RSVP: 760 951 2238.


BELMONT — Asm. Kevin Mullin hosts senior care and life planning seminar, representatives from Kaiser Redwood City offer assistance with advance care directives and other forms, also discuss protecting against potential scams. 9:30 a.m., Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Ln. Contact: 650 349 2200.


SAN FRANCISCO — Sen. Scott Wiener joins Early Care Educators of San Francisco’s “Walk Around the Block,” discusses “the impact of early child care in San Francisco and the importance of making such services and resources accessible to disadvantaged communities.” 10 a.m., State Building, 350 McAllister St. Contact: Victor Ruiz-Cornejo, victor.ruiz-cornejo@sen.ca.gov.

On Saturday, Wiener attends Earth Day celebration to discuss “the importance of wildlife conservation and the protection of California’s many state parks,” 9 a.m., Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.


PALO ALTO — Close the Gap California hosts “Literature, Leadership & Lunch” with guest speaker Asm. Susan Eggman, who discusses topics including gender equality and “the difference women are making.” 11:30 a.m., Palo Alto Jewish Community Center, Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way. Contact: 510 704 1657.

Also listed: Mary Hughes, Close the Gap CA.

Tickets start at $150; register here.


Sacramento Press Club hosts “How to Write an Effective Op-Ed,” Lois Kazakoff, San Francisco Chronicle; Dan Morain, CALmatters; and Gil Duran, Sacramento Bee, discuss “their perspectives on how to write and place an effective op-ed piece.” Noon, Rm. 317. Contact: Steve Maviglio 916 607 8340.


SATURDAY, WILMINGTON — Asm. Mike Gipson co-hosts “5K Run/Walk for Autism” to commemorate National Autism Awareness month and “help break the negative stigma that surrounds the condition,” say “one in 40 children in the US are diagnosed with autistic disorder spectrum;” includes informational booths, live music and outdoor activities. 8:30 a.m., Wilmington Waterfront Park, W C St. Contact: Victor Ibarra 310 324 6408.

Listed co-hosts: Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino.


SATURDAY, VACAVILLE — California State Prison Solano holds “What’s Next” symposium for its inmates to discuss “successful reentry into communities,” other topics include “family reunification and realistic goal setting.” 8:30 a.m., 2100 Peabody Rd. Contact: Lt. John Ojo 707 451 0182 x3257.

Listed to attend: Patrick Carr and Debra Gore, San Francisco Conservation Corp; Farm Saelee, Back to Work Organization; Corlina Eisert and Antoine Jenkins, GEO Organization; Gregory Nottage, Community Housing Partnership; Psychologists Sol Weingarten and Romie Nottage; Kenya Williams, California State Prison Solano.


SATURDAY, VAN NUYS — Asm. Adrin Nazarian hosts community coffee, discusses “State Government and how we can better serve our community.” 10 a.m., Starbucks, 13641 Sherman Way. Contact: Cindy.Villegas@asm.ca.gov.


SATURDAY, HIGHLAND — Asm. James Ramos hosts community coffee, discusses “important local issues and state legislation.” 10 a.m., Kay’s Cafe, 27245 Base Line St. Contact: 909 476 5023.


SATURDAY, FULLERTON — Orange County Republican Women Federated hold annual membership luncheon with guest speaker Carl DeMaio, chair of Reform California. 10:30 a.m., Los Coyotes Country Club, 8888 Los Coyotes Drive. Contact: Sharon Nelson 714 356 0626.

Tickets $35, RSVP to: sharbear233@gmail.com.


SATURDAY, MALIBU — Asm. Richard Bloom and Sen. Henry Stern, in partnership with CA Contractors State License Board, host Woolsey Wildfire Rebuilding Workshop, representatives of City of Malibu and Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works discuss the process of rebuilding, obtaining necessary permits, hiring a contractor, etc. 1 p.m., City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road. Contact: Melissa Kaufler 310 450 0041.


SATURDAY, FSB Core Strategies hosts Second Saturday “Sips and Savors,” features “local gunpowder, smoke bomb and mixed media artist Brandi Pfleider and the Rio Americano Small Jazz Band;” local wines and light appetizers. 5:30 p.m., FSB Courtyard, 1800 J St. Contact: Bill Romanelli 916 448 4234.


SUNDAY, DUBLIN — US Rep. Eric Swalwell, Democratic candidate for president, holds “constituent catch-up,” discusses “his vision for the East Bay and America.” 2 p.m., Dublin High School, 8151 Village Pkwy. Contact: Josh Richman 510 301 0481.