Tuesday

April 17, 2018

Filter By:

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Controller Betty Yee discusses “Tax Day,” the day tax returns are due to IRS and Franchise Tax Board, which is April 17 this year, offers advice on: “what to do if you cannot file by tax day; what to do if you cannot pay your taxes; where to find fast and free e-file options; how to get a fast refund and track your refund; etc.” 5:30 to 7 a.m., Tax Return Receiving Area, Franchise Tax Board, 9646 Butterfield Way. Contact: Jason Montiel 916 845 4800.


Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates and others discuss SB 976, would “close a loophole in Prop. 57 and would prevent the early release of serious felons and sex offenders,” say felonies slipping through “loophole” now “include crimes such as the rape of an unconscious victim and assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer or firefighter.” Immediately follows bill’s hearing, Outside Rm. 3191. Contact: Jacqui Nguyen 858 999 7706.

Bill up in Senate Public Safety. Hearing starts at 8:30 a.m. See Legislature.


LOS ANGELES — AG Xavier Becerra and others “announce a new effort to help Medicare beneficiaries and seniors protect themselves against identity theft and fraud.” 10 a.m., St. Barnabas Senior Services, 675 S. Carondelet St. Contact: agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

Also listed: Greg Dill, regional administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Rigo Saborio, CEO, St. Barnabas Senior Services.

Event live streamed at www.oag.ca.gov


Sen. Ricardo Lara and Asm. Joaquin Arambula; Exec. Dir. Anthony Wright, Health Access California, and others, TELECONFERENCE, discuss “bills to be heard in Assembly Health Committee” that “would represent significant progress toward universal health coverage in California,” bills are: AB 2965, would end “the unfair exclusion of undocumented immigrants from Medi-Cal;” AB 3148, would provide “additional assistance for co-pays and deductibles for those in Covered California;” AB 2459, would “cap the amount consumers will pay for premiums;” and AB 2565, would “increase subsidies for low- and middle-income Californians to help afford their premiums.” 10:30 a.m., 800 230 1093, Reference: Universal Coverage Press Briefing. Contact: Wright 916 870 4782.

Also listed: Laurel Lucia, UC Berkeley Labor Center; Exec. Dir. Cynthia Buiza, CA Immigrant Policy Center; Betsy Imholz, Consumers Union.

Committee meets at 1:30 p.m.; see Legislature.


SAN FRANCISCO — Republican Paul Taylor, candidate for US Senate, announces “he will lead the non-sanctuary state movement in San Francisco – the most liberal city in America,” says “California’s sanctuary law,” SB 54, “imposes threats to our public safety” and “attracts millions of more illegal immigrants to come and consume the public wealth at the cost of our high state tax, high gas tax, failing public education, inaccessible and cost-prohibitive healthcare, and the ranking of the highest poverty level in the nation.” 1 p.m., City Hall, Polk Street Steps. Contact: Peter Kuo 408 497 0488.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.

  • Public Safety (Nancy Skinner, Chair), 8:30 a.m., Rm. 4203.
  • Energy, Utilities and Communications (Ben Hueso, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 3191.
  • Agriculture (Cathleen Galgiani, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 113.
  • Elections and Constitutional Amendments (Henry Stern, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 3191.
  • Judiciary (Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 112.
  • Joint hearing, Senate Select Committee on Mental Health, and Joint Legislative Audit Committee (Sen. Jim Beall, Asm. Al Muratsuchi, Chairs), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 444. Subject — Mental Health Services Act: The State Could Better Ensure the Effective Use of Mental Health Services Act Funding (Report No. 2017–117).
  • Listed to testify: Elaine Howle, State Auditor; John Baier and Ralph Flynn, State Auditor’s Office; Mimi Martinez McKay, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; Angela Igrisan, Riverside County Department of Mental Health; Exec. Dir. Maggie Merritt, Steinberg Institute; Dir.  Jennifer Kent, California Department of Health Care Services; Acting Dep. Dir. Brenda Grealish, California Department of Health Care Services; Exec. Dir. Toby Ewing, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.
  • Transportation and Housing (Jim Beall, Chair), 3:30 p.m., Rm. 4203.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Aging and Long-Term Care (Ash Kalra, Chair), 3 p.m., Rm. 127.
  • Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media (Kansen Chu, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 444.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance (Kevin McCarty, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 447.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration (Jim Cooper, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 447.
  • Business and Professions (Evan Low, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Health (Jim Wood, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Higher Education (Jose Medina, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 437.
  • Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy (Sharon Quirk-Silva, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 127.
  • Judiciary (Mark Stone, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 437.
  • Privacy and Consumer Protection (Ed Chau, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 126.
  • Public Safety (Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 126.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (4.16.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    Senate Public Safety Committee LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee LIVE

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 716: “California Politics 2017 a Look Back”

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Public Safety Committee (4.17.18)

THE GOVERNOR

WASHINGTON DC — Gov. Brown, in conversation with National Press Club Pres. Andrea Edney, discusses “how California has changed under his leadership and the challenges facing his successor and the nation.” 8:30 a.m. EDT, National Press Building, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Brown also addresses 2018 Legislative Conference sponsored by North America Building Trades Unions. 10:30 a.m., Washington Hilton, International Ballroom, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

***

Members of Center for Biological Diversity, Earthworks, Food and Water Watch and other organizations demand Brown “freeze new fossil fuel extraction in California and devise a plan to phase it out entirely,” display “oil rig props and banners.” 8 a.m., Outside National Press Building. Contact: Jean Su 415 770 3187.

THE DAILY BREAD

(Susan) Eggman for Assembly 2018 (13th AD), reception, Host $4400, Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., de Vere’s Irish Pub, 1521 L St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher for Assembly 2018 (80th AD), reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 5:30 p.m., Brasserie Capitale, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Chad Mayes for Assembly 2018 (42nd AD), reception, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., MiX Downtown, 1525 L St. Contact: 916 492 9604.


Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018, reception, Host $29,200, Co-Host $14,600, Sponsor $5000, Ticket $1000, 5:30 p.m., Cafe A Cote, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 444 1186.

Listed to attend: Sens. Ben Hueso and Ricardo Lara; Asms. Miguel Santiago, Joaquin Arambula, Ian Calderon, Jim Cooper, Tom Daly, Eduardo Garcia, Jose Medina, Freddie Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Rudy Salas, Shirley Weber; Speaker emeritus Fabian Nunez; and George Pla, Pres/CEO of Cordoba Corp.


California Trailblazers, “Taste of California Dinner,” Major Donor $10,000+, Sponsor $5000 (3 tickets), Ticket $2500, 6 p.m., Mulvaney’s, 1215 19th St. Contact: 530 713 1910.


GRANITE BAY — Taxpayers for (Ted) Gaines for BOE 2018, reception, Host $7300 (10 guests), Co-Host $4000 (8 guests), Sponsor $2500 (6 guests), Co-Sponsor $1000 (4 guests), Couple $200, Ticket $125, 6 p.m.,  Home of Don and Margaret Hutchinson, on Manchester Court. Contact: 916 498 9223.

KEEPING UP

Speaker Anthony Rendon has announced appointments to the Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding. They are: Asms. Marc Levine (chair), Monique Limón (chair), Cecilia Aguiar-CurryJoaquin ArambulaRichard BloomSabrina CervantesJames GallagherJacqui IrwinFreddie RodriguezMarie Waldron and Jim Wood. Contact: Kevin.Liao@asm.ca.gov.


The office of Asm. Todd Gloria reports Gloria received the Mark Pearlman Award from the California Coalition for Youth during its Youth Empowerment Summit yesterday “for his efforts and advocacy on behalf of homeless youth – specifically, his work last year to significantly increase the state’s investment in homeless youth services.” Contact: Nick Serrano 619 495 9323.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Board of Parole Hearings, considers Governor Jerry Brown’s request for en banc review of its parole decision for David Ramirez, who, with his brother, raped Tsuru Moree and stole her car in 1976, Brown says he “thinks there’s merit to the panel’s decision to grant Mr. Ramirez parole” because “he has served a significant amount of time and has demonstrated a credible record of rehabilitation,” but he is “concerned about his parole plan” and would “like the Board to look at the details of his case more in depth;” other business. 9 a.m., 1515 K St. Contact: Luis Patiño 916 323 2993.

Agenda here.


State Water Resources Control Board, considers authorizing up to $8.5 million to continue funding for the next three years for Dept. of Toxic Substances Control to clean up groundwater contamination at military sites known as Department of Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement facilities; other business. 9:30 a.m., Cal/EPA, Coastal Hearing Rm., 1001 I St. Contact: 916 341 5620.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — High Speed Rail Authority, considers approving an additional $40 million to relocate PG&E and AT&T utilities along its 32-mile stretch of rail construction between Madera and Fresno counties, increasing its total for the relocation to $199 million; other business. 10 a.m., Metropolitan Water District, 700 N. Alameda St. Contact: 916 324 1541.

Agenda here.


Building Standards Commission, quarterly meeting, considers adopting emergency amendments to the 2016 California Building Standards Code that would allow a “quick, cost-effective means” to provide emergency housing for the homeless or those displaced from their homes by fires and other disasters; other business. 10 a.m., 400 R St., first floor hearing room. Contact: 916 263 0916.

Agenda here.


California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority, considers exempting from sales and use taxes $239 million worth of facility upgrades for Faraday Future to perform research, design and testing of the FF91, which would be a “high-performance” electric car, in Compton and Gardena, as well as construct a facility in Hanford to manufacture the vehicles; other business. 10:30 a.m., 801 Capitol Mall, Rm. 150. Contact: Marc Lifsher, marc.lifsher@treasurer.ca.gov.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Asm. Phil Ting addresses Asian and Pacific Islander students from San Joaquin Delta College, discusses his career, Q&A follows, private event. 10 a.m., Rm. 2040. Contact: Nannette Miranda, nannette.miranda@asm.ca.gov.

Part of Capitol Tour organized by Cirian Villavicencio, former chair of California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander and American Affairs and current professor.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

American College of Emergency Physicians California Chapter sponsors 29th annual Legislative Leadership Conference, emergency physicians and others discuss legislation “impacting patient care and emergency medicine,” also hear from Asm. Jim Wood and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa. 9 a.m., Elks Tower, 921 11th St. Ste. 300. Contact: Lauren Brown, lbrown@californiaacep.org.

Followed by legislative office visits.


Sacramento Press Club sponsors lieutenant governor debate, candidates discuss education, environment, economic policy, etc.; lunch served. $40. 11:30 a.m., State Building and Construction Trades Council, 1231 I St., Ste. 302. Contact: 916 234 3876.

Candidates listed: Sen. Ed Hernandez, Eleni Kounalakis, Jeff Bleich, Lydia Ortega and Gayle McLaughlin; Pamela Wu of UC Davis moderates.

Details here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Sen. Scott Wiener and Asm. Blanca Rubio join representatives from California Coalition for Youth to urge support for SB 918, would create an Office of Homeless Youth to set goals and map progress toward ending youth homelessness and would direct “$60 million in funding” to address youth homelessness in California. 9 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Jason Alviar 916 340 0505 x103.

Part of the organization’s two-day “Youth Empowerment Summit” that aims to “inspire youth, youth advocates, and staff of youth-serving organizations to form their own strategies to create change and improve the lives of California’s disconnected, runaway and homeless youth;” includes workshops at the Sacramento Convention Center and the California Endowment office.

MISCELLANEOUS

Members of Pest Control Operators of California gather for opening committee meeting of their two-day advocacy visit to discuss issues including “potential changes to pyrethroid application” and “maintaining use of structural fumigation,” say “small business is under attack.” 8 a.m., Hyatt Regency, 1209 L St. Contact: 916 372 4363.

Also: 5:30 p.m. reception at Mayahuel Restaurant; and on Wednesday, Asm. Evan Low addresses luncheon, 12:15 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel.


California Catholic Conference hosts scripture study and prayer sponsored by Asms. Rocky Chavez and Eloise Gomez Reyes, staff and lobbyists welcome. 8 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: 916 313 4000.


Members of ACLU gather before attending Senate Public Safety hearing on SB 1421, would “restore Californians’ right to access records of confirmed cases of sexual assault or serious job-related dishonesty, such as perjury, providing false statements and planting or destroying evidence.” 8:30 a.m., South Lawn. Contact: Daisy Vieyra, dvieyra@acluca.org.

Hearing begins at 8:30 a.m. See Legislature.


Speaker Anthony Rendon and Asm. Ash Kalra host reception to welcome Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a Hindu spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation and programs to teach techniques such as meditation, yoga and breathing exercises. 10 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Xochitl Murillo, Xochitl.Murillo@asm.ca.gov.


American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network holds annual lobby day, volunteers gather in tent to advocate for legislation that would: “ensure insurance companies cover oral chemotherapy,” remove “caps on length of time low-income women in California receive coverage for breast and cancer treatment,” create “incentives for corner stores located in ‘food deserts’ to purchase refrigerators to stock fresh produce” and “mandate healthy beverages as the default drink option in kids’ meals;” also hear from Asms. Monique Limón and Catharine Baker. 10 a.m., East Steps. Contact: Steph McCorkle 916 802 4033.

Followed by legislative office meetings; also hold policy reception to honor Asm. Joaquin Arambula, 5 p.m., Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St.


Annual California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair, sponsored by Dept. of Business Oversight, marks April as California Financial Literacy Month, features exhibits on saving, credit, homeownership, insurance, etc. 11 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Katie Carruesco 916 445 8232.


Treasurer John Chiang, Democratic candidate for Governor, visits Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program site hosted by United Way, discusses “the need to streamline the tax system” and “ways to make filing taxes less burdensome for California families,” also highlights his “record of fiscal responsibility” as a former Board of Equalization member and State Controller. Noon, E-Bus/Asian Resources Inc., 5100 El Paraiso. Contact: press@johnchiang.com.


“Take a Hike! City Walks in Downtown Sacramento,” sponsored by Dept. of Parks and Recreation, one in a series of monthly walks to promote healthy living, this one 2.2 miles to Old Sacramento and back. Departs 12:10 p.m., Sidewalk on 10th St. in front of West Steps. Contact: Dolores Mejia 916 653 5454.


“Sludge Trudge” 5k fun run/walk, event part of CA Water Environment Assn.’s annual conference Tuesday through Friday at Sacramento Convention Center. 4 p.m., Capitol Park at L St. between 13th and 14th Sts. Contact: Sandie Dudley, sdudley@hydroscience.com.


CA Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles host reception to open photo exhibition on the Belgian Expeditionary Corps of Armored Cars, a military division in World War I sent to Russia’s Eastern Front at the request of the Tsar, but after 1917 Bolshevik Revolution “the corps found itself in hostile territory” and made “an epic journey that took them through Siberia and China” before arriving in the US. 5 p.m., CalVet, 1227 O St. Contact: Cathy Kenny 916 503 8091.

Listed to attend: CalVet Secty. Vito Imbasciani.


California Medical Assn. Political Action Committee holds legislative reception, honors 2018 CALPAC physician members; attendance reportable. 8 p.m., Brasserie Capitale, 1201 K St. Contact: Sarah Wolley 916 551 2078.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, BP America Inc., 4/13/18… Buchalter, A Professional Corp., California Large Energy Consumers Assn., 4/13/18… Main Street Strategies, E.C. Events LLC; Steep Hill Labs Inc., 4/13/18… Ortega Strategies Group, California Assn. of Mutual Water Companies, 4/13/18.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Advocal, SBG Finance LLC, 4/13/18… Bryant Government Affairs, Seismic Warning Systems, 5/13/18… Fearless Advocacy, American Rental for Sadler Consulting; SSA Marine for Sadler Consulting, 4/13/18… Shaw/Yoder/Antwih, Westlands Solar Park Holdings LLC, 5/13/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Crystal Kwok, Federated Investors Inc., 4/13/18… Nora Sheriff, Buchalter, A Professional Corp., 4/13/18.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Stephen Evans, United Services Automobile Assn., 4/13/18… Gregory Samorajski, McKinley Capital Management, 4/13/18.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

PRIMARILY FORMED COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number; Principal Officer’s name, address and phone number if provided): Citizens for Cal3, “In support of an initiative to split California into three states,” Timothy Draper, 55 E. 3rd Ave., San Mateo, CA, 94401, 408 813 3404; Timothy Draper, 55 E. 3rd Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401, 408 813 3404.

SPONSORED COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, Name of Sponsor(s) [contributor of 80% or more of committee funds], “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number; Principal Officer(s) name, address and phone number if provided): South Bay Women’s Project, Sponsored by UNITE HERE Local 11, “To support local ballot measures,” UNITE Here Local 11, Ada Briceño, 464 S. Lucas Ave., Ste. 201, Los Angeles, CA 90017, 213 481 8530; Susan Minato, 464 S. Lucas Ave., Ste. 201, Los Angeles, CA 90017, 213 481 8530; Kurt Petersen, 464 S. Lucas Ave., Ste. 201, Los Angeles, CA 90017, 213 481 8530; Derek Smith, 464 S. Lucas Ave., Ste. 201, Los Angeles, CA 90017, 213 481 8530.

POLITICAL NOTES

John Cox’s campaign for Governor calls on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to “vote in favor of joining the federal lawsuit challenging California’s sanctuary state policies at its Tuesday meeting,” adds: “San Diego is my home county and I have been particularly proud of cities like Escondido that have stood tall in support of the rule of law.” Release hereCox, a Republican, is a businessman from San Diego and the proponent of the “Neighborhood Legislature” initiative. Contact: Matt Shupe 415 735 8491.


Treasurer John Chiang’s campaign for Governor reports an endorsement from Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Release hereChiang, a Democrat, was elected Treasurer in 2014 and before that he was the state’s Controller and a member of the Board of Equalization. Contact: press@johnchiang.com.


Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from University Council-American Federation of Teachers. Release hereHernandez, a Democrat, is an optometrist who has served in the Senate since 2010 and was in the Assembly from 2006-2010. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Sen. Ricardo Lara’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner reports an endorsement from the Los Angeles County Young Democrats. Release hereLara, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and currently represents SD 33. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Asif Mahmood’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner reports launching a new campaign website that includes “detailed and aggressive plans to improve the lives of Californians.” Release here. Mahmood, a Democrat, is a Pakistani immigrant and a physician in Los Angeles. Contact: Arianna Miskin 347 622 0061.


Scott Svonkin’s campaign for Board of Equalization District 3 reports an endorsement from the California Labor Federation. Release here. Svonkin, a Democrat, is president of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees and works for the Los Angeles County Probation Dept. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Former Asm. Tim Donnelly’s campaign for CD 8 calls on “the President of the United States to arrest Gov. Jerry Brown for flouting federal law and aiding and abetting illegal aliens in this state.” Release here. Donnelly, a Republican, was an Assemblyman from 2010-2014 and is a radio host and Brietbart columnist. Contact: Angela Toft 626 710 0695.


Katie Hill’s campaign for CD 25 reports “for the second consecutive quarter, Katie Hill outraised all other candidates in the CA-25 race, raising more than $420,000 in the first quarter of 2018.” Release hereHill, a Democrat, is the executive director of People Assisting the Homeless, a non-profit housing assistance program. Contact: Zack Czajkowski 919 636 1911.


Gil Cisneros’ campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from the Orange County Labor Federation AFL-CIO; also says last week opponent Andy Thorburn “released a web page entitled ‘Setting The Record Straight,’ which perpetuates Thorburn’s campaign lies that he is an advocate for middle class values,” spokesman Orrin Evans says: “We all knew that Andy Thorburn lacked integrity due to his history of failing to pay his taxes and his insurance business being registered on a ‘blacklisted’ tax haven. We are, however, amazed that his campaign operation assumes that voters in the 39th District do not know how to use the internet. These documents are publicly accessible and discredit every claim Andy Thorburn makes.” Releases here and here. Cisneros, a Democrat, is a former Navy Lieutenant Commander and is president of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation. Contact: Orrin Evans 818 359 5536.


Shawn Nelson’s campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from the Lincoln Club of Orange County. Release hereNelson, a Republican, is an Orange County Supervisor and was a City Councilman and mayor of Fullerton. Contact: John Thomas, john@tpstrat.com.


Dave Min’s campaign for CD 45 reports an endorsement from the California Labor Federation. Release hereMin, a Democrat, is a professor of law at UC Irvine and a former enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission. Contact: Paige Hutchinson 402 304 5742.


Katie Porter’s campaign for CD 45 announces “raising over $289,000 in the first quarter of 2018, bringing her total fundraising to over $1,030,000 with nearly $600,000 cash on hand from well over 11,000 individual contributors and over 16,000 contributions.” Release herePorter, a Democrat, teaches consumer law at UC Irvine. Contact: erica@katieporter.com.


Sen. Andy Vidak’s re-election campaign for SD 14 reports endorsements from California Professional Firefighters and the Peace Officers Research Assn. of California. Release hereVidak, a Republican, was elected to the Senate in 2013. Contact: Ross Sevy 559 425 8487.


Robert Rivas’ campaign for AD 30 reports an endorsement from Sen. Bill Monning. Release here. Rivas, a Democrat, has served on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors since 2010, and teaches a political science course at Gavilan College in Gilroy. Contact: Wayne Norton 831 227 3530.


Asm. Rudy Salas’ re-election campaign for AD 32 reports endorsements from the California Assn. of Professional Scientists, Professional Engineers in California Government, Assn. of California State Supervisors and California State Retirees. Release here. Salas, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012. Contact: Yolanda Sandoval 661 527 4086.


Sunday Gover’s campaign for AD 77 reports an endorsement from SEIU California. Release here. Gover, a Democrat, is a real estate broker in Scripps Ranch. Contact: Dan Rottenstreich 619 213 9839.


The Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements, which supports Prop. 69, a June ballot measure that “would prevent the Legislature from redirecting transportation funds from SB 1—the Road Repair and Accountability Act—for other purposes,” reports that the Monterey Herald and Santa Cruz Sentinel have published editorials in support of the measure. Release here. Contact: Kathy Fairbanks 916 443 0872.

Classifieds

In each section, ads are arranged from newest to oldest. In parentheses, at the end of each ad, is its expiration date. Prices for subscribers are $45/week or $155/month.

PREVIEW

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Sen. Connie Leyva, Asm. Miguel Santiago and others discuss SB 1288, would “mandate unannounced inspections of hospitals with a special focus on adherence to California’s nurse-to-patient ratios” and “increase the penalties assessed against hospitals who continue to flout these regulations,” say bill is in response to “nurses who sounded an alarm” on hospitals’ “unsafe staffing practices.” 10:30 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Terry Carter 805 312 0024.

Bill up in Senate Health Committee. See Legislature.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.

  • Education (Ben Allen, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4203.
  • Environmental Quality (Bob Wieckowski, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 3191.
  • Governance and Finance (Mike McGuire, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 112.
  • Banking and Financial Institutions (Steven Bradford, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 112.
  • Health (Ed Hernandez, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4203.
  • Rules (Toni Atkins, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 113
    • Governor’s Appointees Required to Appear: To Teachers’ Retirement Board: Joy Higa; to Board of Parole Hearings, California
      Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Kevin Chappell, Brian Roberts; as Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General: Roy Wesley.
    • Not Required to Appear: To California Law Revision Commission: Crystal Miller-O’Brien; to State Mining and Geology Board: Janet Kappmeyer, Stephanie Landregan; to Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education: Christopher Cabaldon.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Appropriations (Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services (Joaquin Arambula, Chair), 2:30 p.m., Rm. 444.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation (Richard Bloom, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 447.
  • Governmental Organization (Adam Gray, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Joint hearing, Higher Education and Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance (Jose Median, Kevin McCarty, Chairs), 4 p.m., Rm. 126. Subject — California Community College Funding Formula.
    • Listed to testifyMaritza Urquiza, Department of Finance; Edgar Cabral, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Community College Chancellor.
  • Insurance (Tom Daly, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 437.
  • Labor and Employment (Tony Thurmond, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 447.
  • Local Government (Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 126.
  • Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security (Freddie Rodriguez, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 444.
  • Utilities and Energy (Chris Holden, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 437.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Judiciary Committee (4.17.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 711: “Gov’s Twin Tunnels Project: Planning Snafus?”

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Appropriations Committee LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Senate Health Committee LIVE

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 714: “Is California Prepared for the Next Emergency?”

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Labor and Employment Committee (4.18.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:30 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2018 (65th AD), lunch, Contributions $4400, $2500, $1200, Noon, Chicory, 1131 11th St. Contact: 916 442 0696.


Eloise Reyes for Assembly 2018 (47th AD), Lunch reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, Noon, Oishii Sushi, 1000 K St. #200. Contact: 916 400 4044.


(Mike) Gipson for Assembly 2018 (64th AD), bowling reception, Host $4400, Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., Punch Bowl Social, 500 J St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


Tom Daly for Assembly 2018 (69th AD), reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 5:30 p.m., TableVine, 1501 14th St. Contact: 916 400 4044.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

OAKLAND — Seismic Safety Commission, hears Marla Blagg, Manager of Emergency Preparedness for BART, discuss the transit system’s earthquake preparedness, including how the HayWired objective, which extrapolates present day effects from previous ruptures along the Hayward Fault, and BART are working together to limit damage from the next earthquake; other business. 9 a.m., 1515 Clay St. Second Floor. Contact: Salina Valencia 916 263 5506.

Agenda here.


VENTURA — Fish and Game Commission, first of two days, considers amending boundaries of traditional take area for members of Kashia Band of Pomo Indians within State Marine Conservation Area off of Sonoma County Coast; other business. 9 a.m., Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Shooner DrContact: 916 653 4899.

Agenda here.

Following Wednesday’s meeting, commission takes 4:30 p.m. field trip to Ventura Port District, 1603 Anchors Way Drive, hears briefing on “making fishing communities more resilient into the future.”


Financial Solvency Standards Board, hears staff presentation on difference between premiums collected by dental plans and amount spent on patient care in 2016; other business. 10 a.m., 980 9th St. Contact: Rodger Butler, rodger.butler@dmhc.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


Gambling Control Commission, considers Duangmanee Charoensuk’s request for a renewed permit to work in cardrooms after having failed to disclose she was convicted of reckless driving and having failed to disclose an arrest for inflicting corporal injury upon a spouse; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Rm. 100. Contact: Fred Castano 916 263 1522.

Agenda here.


MERCED  — California Arts Council, hears presentation from Alma Robinson, executive director of California Lawyers for the Arts, on the Arts-in-Corrections program funded by National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, the Quentin Hancock Fund and others that pays for inmates to take 10- to 18-week courses in painting, music, theater and other artistic disciplines; other business. 10 a.m., Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. Contact: Kimberly Brown 916 322 6413.

Agenda and staff reports here.


California Pollution Control Financing Authority, considers approving three legal services contracts in the amount of $166,666 each for Law Offices of Leslie M. Lava, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth to provide bond counsel when Attorney General’s office is unable to provide needed services; other business. 11:30 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Renee Webster-Hawkins, Renee.Webster-Hawkins@treasurer.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


Structural Pest Control Board, first of two days, considers raising filing fee for termite inspection companies who file reports with the board from $2.50 to $3 per property address which is projected to add 1.5 months in reserve funds for the board’s next fiscal year; other business. 1 p.m., 2005 Evergreen St. Contact: Susan Saylor 916 561 8700.

Agenda here.


California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, considers authorizing California Pollution Control Financing Authority to issue $4.5 million in bonds for Amador Valley Industries LLC in Alameda County to acquire solid waste collection vehicles that run on “clean diesel” and other equipment; other business. 1:30 p.m., Jesse Unruh Building, 915 Capitol Rm., Rm. 587. Contact: 916 653 3255.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Prof. Maria Charles, UC Santa Barbara, addresses speaker series sponsored by UC Center Sacramento, discusses “what gender is STEM” and “factors that account for the extreme segregation of many scientific and technical fields in the United States;” also discusses “actions that individuals and policymakers might take to broaden participation in STEM occupations and degree programs.” Noon, 1130 K St., Rm. LL3. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Lunch provided, register here.


STANFORD — Ted Koppel, former anchor of ABC News’ Nightline and alumnus of Stanford, delivers the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture, discusses “a brief history of news: fake, the other kind, and where we go from here.” 5 p.m., Stanford University, 450 Serna Mall, Paul Brest Hall. Contact: ppropp@stanford.edu.


YUBA CITY — John Cox, Republican gubernatorial candidate, addresses Lincoln Day Dinner sponsored by Sutter County Republican Central Committee, discusses “protecting our children and our Second Amendment Rights.” $25. 6:30 p.m., Hilcrest Plaza, 210 Julie Dr. Contact: info@suttergop.org.

Also listed to attend: Sen. Jim Nielsen and Asm. James Gallagher.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

“Clean Energy Conference,” sponsored by California Chamber of Commerce and Chile California Council, utilities representatives and others discuss “opportunities, challenges, policies and programs for a sustainable grid and electrification of transport,” topics include battery storage, concentrating solar power thermal storage and self-driven electric cars. 8:30 a.m., CalChamber, 1215 K St. 14th Floor. Contact: Christine Haddon, christine.haddon@calchamber.com.

Listed speakers include: Ken Alex, senior policy advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown; Carla Peterman and Andrew McAllister, CA Public Utilities Commission; Mary McDonald, California Independent System Operator.

Agenda here.


CA Medical Assn. members gather for 44th annual Legislative Advocacy Day, includes social media training, legislative panel and legislative office visits. 9 a.m., Sheraton Grand, 1230 J St. Contact: Yna Shimabukuro 916 444 5532.

Listed speakers: Sen. Richard Pan; Asms. Joaquin Arambula and Jim Wood; Pres. Theodore Mazer, CA Medical Assn.; CMA chief lobbyist Janus Norman.

Group photo, 9:45 a.m., West Steps.

Register here.


League of California Cities hosts annual lobby day, mayors, councilmembers, municipal executives and others discuss their legislative priorities that include “ensuring that developers’ profits are not put ahead of community-based planning, addressing the homelessness crisis, rising pension costs, funding disaster preparedness and protecting transportation funds.” 10 a.m., Sacramento Convention Center. Contact: Eva Spiegel 916 658 8228.

Listed speakers: Pro Tem Toni Atkins; Senate Minority Leader Patricia Bates; Sens. Jim Beall and Mike McGuire; Asms. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, David Chiu and Richard Bloom.

League’s Board of Directors meets Thursday in Sacramento.


FREMONT — U.S. Geological Survey unveils Haywired Scenario, “a look at the effects of a hypothetical magnitude 7.0 earthquake along the Hayward Fault with its epicenter under Oakland” that was modeled as having taken place at 4:18 p.m. and predicted “up to 800 fatalities, 18,000 injuries, 400 fires that could destroy 50,000 homes and nearly half-a-million people displaced;” participants discuss “the science behind earthquake monitoring and study” and “aspects of earthquake event mitigation that are vital to communities: water distribution and sanitation, power and gas distribution, etc.” 10 a.m., Fremont Community Center at Central Park, 40204 Paseo Padre Pkwy. Contact: Drew LaPointe 571 599 5160.

Second part of event begins at Noon at UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium, 2227 Piedmont Ave., includes launch of state’s “Outsmart Disaster” campaign “to help individuals and businesses improve their resilience to such disasters.”

Listed speakers include: Secty. Alexis Podesta, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency; Chair Michael Gardner, Seismic Safety Commission; CEO Janiele Maffei, CA Earthquake Authority.


CA Life Sciences Assn. co-hosts legislative briefing on “the status of the bioeconomy,” participants discuss “California’s leadership as a bioscience innovator, particularly in health care,” with “breakthroughs in genetic engineering, DNA sequencing and robotics,” highlight “potential avenues for advancing California’s economic leadership while contributing to the state’s climate and resource protection and enhancement goals.” Noon, Legislative Office Building Rm. 100. Contact: Oliver Rocroi, orocroi@califesciences.org.

Listed speakers: Pres. Sara Radcliffe, CA Life Sciences Assn. (moderator); Katie Sarro, Council on Competitiveness; Blake Simmons, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Steve Weiss, Genomatica; Fernando Garcia, Amyris; Eric McAfee, Aemetis.

MISCELLANEOUS

WEST SACRAMENTO — 82 cadets expected to graduate this week from CHP Academy depart on five-mile run to Peace Officers’ Memorial where they will observe a moment of silence in honor of officers killed in the line of duty. 5:15 a.m., CHP Academy, 3500 Reed Ave. Contact: Jaime Coffee 916 843 3312.

“Cadets in physical training uniforms will run in formation and sing cadence on Reed Avenue, across the Tower Bridge, and along Capitol Mall, ending at the Peace Officers’ Memorial on 10th Street and Capitol Mall.”


Legislators’ Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission, spouses and constitutional officers also welcome. 8 a.m, Rm. 3171. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.

Followed by similar event for staff and lobbyists, Noon, Rm 125.

Also on Sunday at 10 a.m. in Eureka Room.


California Assn. of Food Banks hosts luncheon, part of its Capitol Action Day to “discuss the hunger crisis that 1 in 8 Californians face every day,” speakers include Asms. Joaquin Arambula and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. Noon, North Lawn. Contact: Andrew Cheyne 510 350 9915.

Followed by 12:30 p.m. “Produce Pack,” participants pack groceries that will be distributed by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.


PALM SPRINGS — Democrat candidate for SD 28 Joy Silver hosts grand opening for her campaign headquarters. 6 p.m., The Fey Building, 1001 South Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. 103. Contact: Dan Rottenstreich 619 213 9839.


Sen. Ricardo Lara hosts sidewalk food bazaar in support of SB 946, would “end the arrests of sidewalk vendors and help them contribute to healthy food options and California’s economy,” vendors serve free “delicious typical sidewalk foods and refreshments.” 2:30 p.m., West Steps. Contact: Daisy.Luna@sen.ca.gov.


Second annual Capitol Cup soccer match, Democratic legislators line up against their Republican counterparts; game benefits WEAVE and Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Ticket $25, includes admission to 7:30 p.m. Sacramento Republic match. 5 p.m., Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Greg Hayes 916 708 3203.

Democratic captains are Sen. Ben Allen and Asms. Rob Bonta and Blanca Rubio; Republican captains are Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle and Asm. Jordan Cunningham.

Followed by reception at 6:15 p.m., same location; details here.


The Sierra Fund hosts 10th annual legislative reception, members mark 10th anniversary of having released report, “Mining’s Toxic Legacy,” which was the “first comprehensive report on the pervasive environmental, cultural and human health impacts of California’s Gold Rush,” also honor US Rep. Jared Huffman, Asms. Bill Quirk and Eduardo Garcia and former Sens. Loni Hancock and Lois Wolk for having “helped shape a legislative to address the legacy of the Gold Rush.” 5 p.m., Citizen Hotel, 926 J St., Metropolitan Terrace. Contact: Kelsey Westfall 530 265 8454 ext. 217.