Wednesday

April 4, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Sen. Ben Hueso, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and others announce Latino Legislative Caucus’ “package of 20 priority bills, focusing on education, immigration/dreamers, health care, census, economic development, housing, energy, sexual harassment and civic engagement.” 10:30 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Roger Salazar 916 284 1255.


Asms. Mike Gipson, Phil Ting and David Chiu and others “announce a statewide coalition in support of AB 1795, would “permit paramedics to take individuals affected by mental health-related conditions or alcohol intoxication directly to a behavioral health facility or sobering center instead of transporting them directly to overcrowded hospital emergency rooms,” say in 2016 there were over 14.5 million visits to emergency departments. Noon, Governor’s Press Rm. 1190. Contact: Deepen Gagneja 916 319 2064.

Also listed: Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, California Fire Chiefs Assn. Pres. Mark Hartwig, Los Angeles Fire Dept. Medical Dir. Clayton Kazan, Solano Ambulance Service VP James Pierson and San Francisco VA Medical Center RN Cordelia Stark.


Sen. Cathleen Galgiani criticizes “recent decision by the parole authority” to grant parole to Ronald Lee Anderson, who “was convicted of the brutal murders and rape of Phil and Kathy Ranzo on June 25, 1979,” says reversing that decision would bring “justice to members of the Ranzo family and the community at large.” 12:30 p.m., Rm. 2040. Contact: 916 651 4005.

Also listed: Birgit Fladager and John Goold, Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office; Froilan Mariscal, District Attorney Investigations Bureau; Elizabeth DeJong, San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office; Steven, Sandy and Mark Ranzo, family members.

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: As Chief, Office of Technology Services: Richard Rogers; as Director, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration: Nicolas Maduros.
    • Not Required to Appear: To Board of Behavioral Sciences: Deborah Brown, Christina Wong; to Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training: Barry Donelan, Rev. Jethroe Moore II, James O’Rourke; to Contractors’ State License Board: Kevin Albanese, Nancy Springer.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Appropriations (Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media (Kansen Chu, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 126.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Heath and Human Services (Joaquin Arambula, Chair), 2:30 p.m., Rm. 447.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance (Kevin McCarty, Chair), 4 p.m., Rm. 126.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation (Richard Bloom, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 447.
  • Joint hearing, Assembly Education and Senate Education (Asm. Patrick O’Donnell, Sen. Ben Allen, Chairs), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 126. Subject — California System of Accountability and Continuous Improvement.
    • Listed to testifyKeric Ashley, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction; Marguerite Reis, California Department of Education; David Sapp, State Board of Education; Stephanie Gregson, California Department of Education; Greg Blake, Superintendent, Thermalito Union Elementary School District; Judy White, Superintendent, Riverside County Office of Education; Carl Cohen, Executive Director, CCEE; Chelsea Smith, Consultant, CCEE; Ron Williams, Superintendent, Victor Valley Union High School District; Jessica Holmes and Amber Alexander, Department of Finance; Edgar Cabral and Sara Cortez, Legislative Analyst’s Office.
  • Governmental Organization (Adam Gray, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Insurance (Tom Daly, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 437.
  • Labor and Employment (Tony Thurmond, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 447.
  • 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

    Joint Hearing Transportation and Housing and Budget Subcommittee #2 (4.3.18)

  • 3 a.m.

    Housing Conversation with Gov. Candidates

  • 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.

    Senate Education Committee LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing: CA System of Accountability and Continuous Improvement LIVE

  • 4:30 p.m.

    She Shares Presents a Conversation with Maria Shriver

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

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

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Education Committee (4.4.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:40 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

(Rudy) Bermudez for Senate 2018-Special (32nd SD), lunch, Friend $2500, Ticket $1000, Noon, Senator Hotel patio, 1121 L St. Contact: 916 442 0696.


(Evan) Low for Assembly 2018 (28th AD), lunch reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2400, $1300, Noon, Mikuni, 1530 J St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Dr. Shirley Weber for Assembly 2018 (79th AD), annual Motown Review, You Are the Sunshine of my Life $4400, Do You Love Me $2500, Heard it Through the Grapevine $1300, 5:30 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Jose Medina for Assembly 2018 (61st AD), reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 5:30 p.m., Oishii Sushi, 1000 K St. #2.Contact: 916 400 4044.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

To the California State Board of Food and Agriculture: Donald Bransford (reappointed), 70, Colusa, no party preference, president of Bransford Farms since 1980; Jeffrey Huckaby, 51, Bakersfield, Republican, president of Grimmway Enterprises Inc. since 2016; Frank Muller, 61, Woodland, Democrat, president of Muller Ranch LLC since 2017. Senate confirmation not required. No compensation.

KEEPING UP

The office of Asm. Marc Levine reports having hired Will Shuck as chief of staff. Since 2015 Shuck has been a deputy director for Caltrans, and before that, he was chief of staff for former Asms. Patty Berg and Bonnie Lowenthal and he handled communications for Speakers John Perez and Toni Atkins. He first came to Sacramento to cover the Capitol for the Long Beach Press-Telegram in 2000. His first day working for Levine was Monday. Contact: Shannon Flaherty, Shannon.Flaherty@asm.ca.gov.


CalChamber reports having hired Sarah Boot as a lobbyist to “specialize in privacy/technology, telecommunications, economic development and taxation issues.” Since August of 2015 Boot had been an advisor to then-Speaker and now Pro Tem Toni Atkins, working as her legislative director and “lead staffer on legal, privacy, telecommunications, business and technology issues.” Prior to working for Atkins, Boot practiced law in San Diego for seven years, serving for three years as an assistant US attorney for the General Crimes Unit of the US Attorney’s Office. She succeeds Kevin McKinley, who accepted a position with the Internet Association as its director of government affairs for California. Contact: Christine Haddon 916 930 1289.


The office of State Controller Betty Yee announces launching an “online tracker for daily personal income tax receipts through April,” a “pivotal” month in which “Californians file hundreds of thousands of tax returns.” The office says last fiscal year personal income taxes accounted for 67.9% of general fund revenues and 15.4% of those revenues arrived in April. The “daily tally” is accompanied by a chart comparing actual receipts to the $13.5 billion total projected for April in the Governor’s budget proposal released in January. The office reports, “As of the end of March, personal income tax receipts for the 2017-18 fiscal year totaled $61.9 billion, 3.1% higher than anticipated in the governor’s budget proposal.” The governor’s May Revise “is due May 14,” it continued. Contact: Taryn Kinney 916 324 2709.


Schwarzenegger & Reiss

USC Schwarzenegger Institute has announced its director Bonnie Reiss died Monday from cancer. She was 62. Reiss was a friend of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for nearly 40 years, and served as senior adviser and as Secretary of Education during his administration. After that, Reiss joined the Schwarzenegger Institute upon its founding in 2012. She was also appointed to the UC Board of Regents in 2008. The USC Price School of Public Policy has established the Bonnie Reiss Scholarship in Reiss’ honor. In his statement, Schwarzenegger said of Reiss: “I have learned from decades of friendship that if Bonnie was fighting for a selfless cause, instead of a disease that impacts her own life, she would still be planning, inspiring, and battling. She would be arranging calls and conferences and believe me, she would be winning. I have never met anyone with more energy for helping others and improving the world around her. Sadly, cancer was immune to all of her immeasurable strengths. Bonnie inspired me on a daily basis, and her legacy will inspire me forever.” In her own statement, UC Pres. Janet Napolitano announced she has renamed UC’s Carbon Neutrality Student Fellowship Program to the Bonnie Reiss Carbon Neutrality Student Fellows Program, in honor of Reiss’ passion to “mitigate the effects of global climate change.” Memorial services are pending. Contact: 213 821 5536.


Speaker Anthony Rendon has announced changes to several committees in a letter to Chief Clerk E. Dotson Wilson:

To Budget, Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation

Asm. Bill Brough succeeds Asm. Travis Allen on all three committees.

To Business and Professions

Asms. Phillip Chen and Vince Fong succeed Asms. Chad Mayes and Marc Steinorth.

To Communications and Conveyance

Asm. Jay Obernolte succeeds Asm. Tom Lackey as Vice Chair. Asm. Jim Patterson succeeds Asm. Randy Voepel.

To Education

Asm. Marc Steinorth succeeds Asm. Rocky Chavez.

To Elections and Redistricting

Asm. Marc Steinorth succeeds Asm. Jim Patterson.

To Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials

Asm. Melissa Melendez succeeds Asm. Phillip Chen as Vice Chair.

To Governmental Organization

Asms. Kevin Kiley and Tom Lackey succeed Asms. Chad Mayes and Marc Steinorth.

To Health

Asm. Chad Mayes succeeds Asm. Brian Maienschein as Vice Chair. Asm. Frank Bigelow succeeds Asm. Marc Steinorth.

To Housing and Community Development

Asm. Brian Maienschein succeeds Asm. Marc Steinorth as Vice Chair.

To Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy

Asm. Marc Steinorth succeeds Asm. Jim Patterson.

To Revenue and Taxation

Asm. Randy Voepel succeeds Asm. Travis Allen.

To Rules

Asms. James Gallagher and Chad Mayes succeed Asms. Travis Allen and Bill Brough.

To Utilities and Energy

Asm. James Gallagher succeeds Asm. Vince Fong.

Letter here. Contact: Kevin Liao, kevin.liao@asm.ca.gov.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — Fair Employment and Housing Council, considers approving regulatory amendments intended to clarify rights of employers and job candidates under “ban the box” law that prohibited employers from inquiring about a candidate’s criminal history until after having made a conditional offer of employment; also consider regulatory amendments intended to clarify who are “covered employers” and “eligible employees” under California Family Rights Act and New Parent Leave Act; other business. 10 a.m., Junipero Serra Building, 320 W. 4th St. Contact: 916 478 7248.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — California Science Center and Exposition Park Board of Directors, considers extending contract for “public safety personnel services” with California Highway Patrol by an amount not to exceed $3 million; other business. 10 a.m., Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Lasso 213 744 7483.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

MARYSVILLE — Asm. Travis Allen, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, addresses annual Lincoln Day Dinner sponsored by Yuba County Republican Party, discusses his campaign. $75. 5:30 p.m., Peach Tree Country Club, 2034 Simpson Dantoni Rd. Contact: 530 812 0467.

Also listed: Asm. James Gallagher.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Common Sense releases “Virtual Reality 101: What You Need to Know About Kids and VR,” finds “62% of parents believe virtual reality will provide educational experiences for their kids” and “60% are concerned that children will experience negative health effects while using virtual reality.” Contact: Corbie Kiernan,  ckiernan@commonsense.org


CalPERS releases, “A Solid Foundation for the Future,” highlights “the principal decisions and actions CalPERS has taken over the last couple of years to ensure the long-term sustainability of the pension find,” says “our bottom line is strong and getting stronger,” with a 71% funded status as of December 2017, and 15.7% investment returns in calendar year 2017, an increase from 11.2% in 2016-17. Contact: Brad Pacheco 916 795 3991.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Assn. of Environmental Professionals hosts annual briefing on the CA Environmental Quality Act, representatives Devon Muto and William Halligan discuss “pertinent CEQA issues, with an emphasis on housing policies, reviewing the package that passed last year and looking ahead at newly-introduced bills.” 9 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Matt Klopfenstein, matt@caladvisorsllc.com.


Legislative Jewish Caucus, Congregation B’nai Israel, the Latino/Jewish Forum and others sponsor panel discussion on “the plight of immigrants in the Sacramento area,” includes Liliana Ferrer, counsel general of Mexico in Sacramento, discussing how Mexican and Jewish communities can work together. 5:30 p.m., Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd. Contact: Jenny Berg, jenny.berg@asm.ca.gov.

Also listed: former Sen. Deborah Ortiz; Raquel Aldana, UC Davis Law School; Carlos Montes-Ponce, Sacramento ACT.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Speaker Anthony Rendon and others call for “additional funding for The People’s University,” say advocates for California State University “were extremely disappointed when the Governor announced his proposed budget of just $92.1 million in additional funding for the 2018-19 year.” 11:45 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Lisa Cohen 310 395 2544.

Also listed: Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Asm. Tony Thurmond, CSU Chancellor Timothy White and Pres. Jennifer Eagan, California Faculty Assn.

Students also conduct “silent picket” in front of Governor’s mansion, 1526 H St., from 6 to 7 a.m.; picket followed by 7 a.m. rally and 7:15 a.m. march to California Faculty Assn. office, 1110 K St.


CLAREMONT — Sen. Kevin de León, candidate for US Senate, launches “road-trip tour” to “hear from voters, business leaders, activists, workers and community leaders about their vision for the future of California.” Noon, Pitzer College, MCConnell Hall, 1050 N. Mills Ave. Contact: press@kevindeleon.com.

Later in Riverside, de León holds meet and greet with UC Riverside students, 5 p.m., 3701 Canyon Crest Dr.

MISCELLANEOUS

Legislators’ Bible Discussion sponsored by Capitol Commission, participants discuss 1 Corinthians 15, “Why Jesus’ Resurrection Matters.” 8 a.m, Rm. 3171. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.

Followed by similar event for staff and lobbyists, Noon, same location.

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


GRASS VALLEY — Dept. of Motor Vehicles Dir. Jean Shiomoto and Grass Valley Mayor Howard Levine attend ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Grass Valley DMV field office that is equipped with solar panels and “has a larger lobby, more seating and a separate driver license testing area.” 8 a.m., Grass Valley Field Office, 890 Sutton Way. Contact: Christina Aguilar 916 857 6438.


AMVETS Dept. of California launches its annual Day at the Capitol to advocate for and against legislation, regulations, ballot measures, etc.; also present Legislator of the Year Award to Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson for her “steadfast support of veterans, service members and their families,” joining previously announced Legislators of the Year Asms. Joaquin Arambula and Jim Patterson. 8:45 a.m., Governor’s Office Conference Room. Contact: Seth Reeb 916 558 1926.

Listed speakers include: Sen. Mike Morrell; Asms. Jacqui Irwin, Eloise Gomez Reyes, Devon Mathis, Todd Gloria and Bill Brough; Secty. Vito Imbasciani, Dept. of Veterans Affairs.


Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features jazz pianist Jim Martinez. Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. Contact: 916 442 8939.


SAN PABLO — US Reps. Mark DeSaulnier and John Larson (D-CT) host joint town hall on Social Security 2100 Act that “will increase benefits, give millions of seniors a tax cut and extend the solvency of the program.” 10:30 a.m., San Pablo Senior Center, 1943 Church Ln. Contact: Aimee Wall 202 760 1365.


Almond Board of California hosts second annual Almond Festival and Ice Cream Social, “please come meet some of those who grow one of California’s most valuable crops while enjoying ice cream and almonds.” 2 p.m., Eureka Room. Contact: 209 343 3228.


LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce sponsors gubernatorial candidate forum, topics include “Latino stalled homeownership rate, access to capital and the pervasive wealth and education gaps.” 6 p.m., Los Angeles Library, 630 W 5th St. Contact: Jennifer Rindahl 213 347 0008.

Candidates listed to attend: State Treasurer John Chiang, former Supt. of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin and former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; LA Times Asst. Managing Editor Christina Bellantoni moderates.

Doors open at 5 p.m., followed by 7:30 p.m. reception.


California Assn. of Winegrape Growers hosts third annual Foundation Gala to raise funds for scholarships for children of vineyard employees, features friendly wine tasting competition judged by legislators among 21 California wineries that entered 24 wines. 5:30 p.m., The Sutter Club, 1220 9th St. Contact: Meredith Richie 916 984 4473.

Listed legislators: Sen. Ben Allen, Joel Anderson, Steve Glazer, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Jim Nielsen and Nancy Skinner; Asms. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Catharine Baker, Frank Bigelow, Richard Bloom, Rob Bonta, Anna Caballero, Jim Cooper, Jordan Cunningham, Heath Flora, Vince Fong, Jim Frazier, Mike Gipson, Adam Gray, Jacqui Irwin, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Kevin Kiley, Monique Limón, Evan Low, Devon Mathis, Jim Patterson, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Blanca Rubio, Randy Voepel and Jim Wood.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Lang Hansen O’Malley & Miller, Water Replenishment District of Southern California, 4/2/18… McHugh Koepke & Associates, Edison International and affiliates including Southern California Edison, 4/2/18… Norwood Associates, Edison International and affiliates including Southern California Edison, 4/2/18… Third House LLC, California Earthquake Authority, 4/2/18.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Cal Capitol Group, Groundworks Industries; SEIU, 4/2/18… Charles T. Halnan, American Medical Response West, 4/2/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Trevor Barnett, Fidante Partners USA, 4/2/18… Brooke Beck, Marcato Capital Management, 4/2/18… Kevin McKinley, Internet Assn., 4/2/18… Adriana Ruelas, Steinberg Institute, 4/2/18.

LOBBYISTS WITHDRAWING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Margot Grant Gould, First 5 Assn. of CA, 4/2/18.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Robert Callahan, Internet Assn., 4/2/18… Dennis Cuevas-Romero, American Heart Assn., 4/2/18.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

STATEWIDE (Candidate’s name, Party, Office, Year, “Committee’s name,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Matt Dababneh, Democratic, Lieutenant Governor, 2022, “Matt Dababneh for Lieutenant Governor 2022,” Matt Dababneh, 777 S. Figueroa St. Ste. 4050, Los Angeles, CA 90017, 213 452 6565.

POLITICAL NOTES

The Secretary of State’s office has announced “semi-official election results” from yesterday’s special election primaries in ADs 39, 45 and 54. According to those results Democrat Sydney Kamlager will become the new AD 54 representative after having surpassed the 50% + 1 vote threshold requirement to avoid a special general election. Kamalager received 17,094 votes, giving her 68.9% of the total cast. She says, “The voters clearly expressed their desire to choose a demonstrated leader who will fight hard for their interests in Sacramento and who’ll work hard to reflect their voice in our State Capitol.” The following candidates will advance from the AD 39 and 45 special primaries to the June 6 special generals, according to the semi-official results. Contact: 916 653 6575.

  • 39 — Luz Maria Rivas (D), 41.9% (6059 votes); Ricardo Antonio Benitez (R), 22% (3180 votes)
  • 45 — Jesse Gabriel (D), 32% (8024 votes); Justin M. Clark (R), 27.1% (6793 votes)

Delaine Eastin’s campaign for Governor distributes a letter from Bill Andrews, former director of environmental education at the California Dept. of Education when Eastin was Supt. of Public Instruction, says: “I saw firsthand her humble genius in both creating robust partnerships among multiple state agencies and in encouraging private investment in public education.” Release here. Eastin, a Democrat, represented southern Alameda County in the Assembly from 1986-1994 and was Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1994 to 2002. Contact: delaine@delaineforgovernor.com.


Asm. Travis Allen’s campaign for Governor reports “the statewide campaign against Jerry Brown’s illegal Sanctuary State law is gaining momentum,” says Monday night, “Allen’s city of Huntington Beach heroically stood up for law and order and voted to oppose the illegal sanctuary state law;” adds: “Since starting the statewide push for cities and counties to Opt-Out of SB 54 on March 22, the effort has received over 30,000 signatures from Californian citizens that want their city to enforce federal immigration law.” Release hereAllen, a Republican, was elected to the Assembly in 2012. Contact: Stephanie Freedman 916 542 2394.


Treasurer John Chiang’s campaign for Governor responds to “President Trump’s plan to deploy US military along southern border;” Chiang says: “Once again, Pres. Trump has shown his complete lack of empathy for our immigrant communities and refused to actually address comprehensive immigration reform. Increased militarization is not the answer, and the president’s plan is yet another thinly-veiled scare tactic aimed at driving immigrant families further into the shadows.” 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.


John Cox’s campaign for Governor says its Republican opponent, Asm. Travis Allen, “proposes guaranteed housing for all,” cites Sacramento Bee story that ran under headline, “Force homeless people into institutions, Republican candidate for California governor says,” in which Allen is quoted as having said, “If you cannot provide a roof over your head in California, and you’re a citizen, a roof will be provided for you.” Release hereCox, a Republican, is a businessman from San Diego and the proponent of the “Neighborhood Legislature” initiative. Contact: Matt Shupe 415 735 8491.


Jeff Bleich’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from Sierra Club California. Release here. Bleich, a Democrat, was special counsel to Pres. Obama and later became US Ambassador to Australia. He is also a past president of the California Bar Assn. Contact: Max Wertheimer 415 302 1584.


Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from AFSCME Caliornia People. 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.


Diane Harkey’s campaign for CD 49 releases statement urging “the San Diego Board of Supervisors to back the federal lawsuit against California over its Sanctuary State law,” says: “California’s law is probably unconstitutional and it definitely puts our citizens at risk of being victimized. State and federal law enforcement should work together to protect the public. SB 54 puts them at odds.” Release hereHarkey was elected to the Board of Equalization in 2014, and before that represented AD 73. Contact: Dave Gilliard 916 626 6804.


Harley Rouda’s campaign for CD 48 reports an endorsement from the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence. Release here. Rouda, a Democrat, leads Trident Holdings, parent company to HER Inc., a real estate firm. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Katie Porter’s campaign for CD 45 has announced releasing its first ad, which features “Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kamala Harris introducing Katie and her vision for the 45th Congressional District.” Release herePorter, a Democrat, teaches consumer law at UC Irvine. Contact: erica@katieporter.com.


Monica Garcia’s campaign for SD 22 reports an endorsement from Pres. Paul Hernandez, Valley County Water District. Release hereGarcia, a Democrat, has been a Baldwin Park City Councilmember since 2007. Contact: MonicaGarciaForSenate@monicagarcia.com.


Robert Rivas’ campaign for AD 30 reports an endorsement from former Speaker John Pérez. 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.


Christy Smith’s campaign for AD 38 reports an endorsement from AFSCME California People. Release here. Smith, a Democrat, is currently board clerk for the Newhall School District Governing School Board. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Frank Scotto’s campaign for AD 66 reports an endorsement from Torrance City Councilmember Geoff Rizzo. Release hereScotto, a Republican, is a small business owner and former Mayor of Torrance. Contact: Scotto 310 678 1379.


Supporters of “the $4 billion Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018” that was placed on the November ballot by Gov. Brown and the Legislature report the measure has been endorsed by the State Building and Construction Trades Council. Release here. Contact: Mike Roth 916 444 7170.


Patients and Caregivers to Protect Dialysis Patients, coalition formed to oppose a “deeply-flawed dialysis ballot measure,” reports having “more than 60” members who “vowed to wage a comprehensive campaign.” 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

Thursday, April 05, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.

  • Joint hearing, Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittees No. 1 on Education and No. 3 on Health and Human Services (Anthony Portantino, Richard Pan, Chairs), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 4203.
  • 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. 4 on State Administration and General Government (Richard Roth, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 2040.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary (Nancy Skinner, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 113.

Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

  • Joint hearing, Assembly Governmental Organization and Senate Governmental Organization (Asm. Adam Gray, Sen. Bill Dodd, Chairs), Upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 4202. Subject — Tribal Nations Grant Fund – Objectives, Development and Implementation.
    • Listed to testifyAnita Lee, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Joe Dhillon, Senior Advisor for Tribal Negotiations, Office of Governor Jerry Brown; Christina Snider, Governor’s Tribal Advisor, Office of Governor Jerry Brown; Scott Cozart, Chairman, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians; Daniel Salgado, Chairman, Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians; Lloyd Mathiesen, Chairman, Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians; Michael Hunter, Chairman, Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians; Stacey Luna Baxter, Executive Director, California Gambling Control Commission; Stephanie Shimazu, Director, Department of Justice Bureau of Gambling Control.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Informational Hearing: CA System of Accountability and Continuous Improvement (4.4.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Senate Governance and Finance Committee (4.5.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 713: Candidate for Governor: Delaine Eastin

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE Upon Adj.

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 713: Candidate for Governor: Delaine Eastin

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Floor Session (4.5.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:40 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571

THE DAILY BREAD

CULVER CITY — Christy Smith for Assembly 2018 (38th AD), reception, Sponsor $4200, Champion $1000, Supporter $500, Ally $250, Ticket $100, 6 p.m., The Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Blvd. Contact: officialmail@christysmithforassembly.com.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

PORTLAND — Pacific Fishery Management Council, oversees waters off California, Oregon and Washington coasts, first of seven days, considers 2017-18 sardine stock assessment, adopts harvest specifications and management policies for the 2018-19 sardine fishing season, which runs July 1 through June 30, same as fiscal calendar; other business. 8 a.m., Sheraton Portland Airport, 8235 NE Airport Way. Contact: Chuck Tracy 503 820 2280.

 Agenda here.


OAKLAND — Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, hears Michael Dworsky and Denise Quigley, RAND Institute for Civil Justice, present findings from their report on the Return-to-Work Supplement Program, which provides a one-time $5,000 payment for employees who cannot return to their previous job due to permanent disability; findings include that the program’s eligibility criteria accurately target employees with severe disability and there is little evidence of fraud or abuse, however, most important factor predicting access to the program was legal representation, which suggests many eligible beneficiaries are failing to navigate the process; other business. 10 a.m., 1515 Clay St. Contact: 510 622 3959.

Agenda here.


ScholarShare Investment Board, oversees California’s 529 College Savings Plan, hears report on 2017 fourth quarter performance of its $8.3 billion investment portfolio in which seven underlying funds were in the “positive” status and 11 were in the “acceptable” status, also considers removing TIAA-CREF Social Choice Equity Fund from “watch” status, the lowest rank among four possible categories: positive, acceptable, caution and watch; other business. 1 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: 916 651 6380.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Asm. Reginald Jones-Sawyer addresses Violence Prevention Summit sponsored by the City of Sacramento, discusses “his work as Chair of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color and legislative efforts surrounding trauma informed care and criminal justice reform.” 1:20 p.m., Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St. Contact: Alexander Soto 916 319 2059.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Water Affordability Symposium sponsored by State Water Resources Control Board, state and local elected officials, water district representatives and others discuss “foundations of water affordability” and “innovative affordability programs outside of California,” also discuss Sen. Bill Dodd’s AB 401 (2015), which required SWRCB to “develop a plan for funding and implementing the Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program.” 9 a.m., California Natural Resources Agency Building, 1416 9th St. Contact: Mary Yang 916 322 6507.

Dodd addresses event at 1 p.m.

Other listed speaker: Martha Guzman Aceves, California Public Utilities Commission.


Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy and others sponsor workshop on “meeting the needs of small business constituents,” company owners and representatives from Small Business Development Centers in California discuss being successful “in increasingly competitive markets,” also discuss “economic impact statistics” that can be dissected according to legislative district. 1:30 p.m., Rm. 447. Contact: Scott Rogalski 916 712 0434.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Act to End Racism, sponsored by National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, mark 50th anniversary of assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4), launch “our California journey toward truth and reconciliation,” 100 expected. 11 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Khubaka Michael Harris, khubaka@yahoo.com.


IRVINE — “Orange County students” announce “report card” for US Rep. Mimi Walters that gives her “an ‘A’ when it comes to fighting for the NRA and an ‘F’ for standing up for her constituents’ lives,” also criticize her having “failed to be on her constituents’ side by voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act and by supporting President Trump’s plan for more oil drilling off our coast.” 12:30 p.m., 3333 Michelson Dr. Contact: Yusef Robb 202 557 0052.


ANAHEIM — Southern California radio show hosts John and Ken (KFI) and Carl DeMaio (KOGO) broadcast their shows live during “rally to repeal the gas and car tax,” encourage listeners to sign petition for placing SB 1 referendum on November ballot, also urge recall of Sen. Josh Newman “because he was the deciding vote to hike the gas and car taxes.” 2 p.m., Anaheim Mile of Cars, Parking Lot of the Phoenix Club Restaurant, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave. Contact: DeMaio, carl@reformcalifornia.com.

Also listed: Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn.; former Asm. Ling Ling Chang; Fred Whitaker, Orange County Republican Party.

MISCELLANEOUS

“Dialysis patients, community leaders and healthcare workers” describe “poor conditions they face” at dialysis centers prior to submitting “thousands of voter signatures” to qualify initiative that would limit “dialysis corporations’ revenues to 15 percent above the amount they spend on patient care,” which would “push the corporations to invest more of their profits in patient care through hiring more staff, buying new equipment or improving facilities,” say “more than 600,000 signatures will be turned into nearly every county in California, far more than the 365,880 needed.” 10:30 a.m., Sacramento County Elections Dept., 7000 65th St. Contact: Sean Wherley 323 893 6831.

Similar events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fresno.


“Lunch + Launch,” sponsored by Downtown Sacramento Partnership for announcing musical performances scheduled for 2018 Concerts in the Park series held each Friday May 4 to July 27, includes live music and four food trucks. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cesar Chavez Plaza, 9th & J Sts. Contact: Emilie Cameron 916 420 1779.


US Sen. Kamala Harris holds town hall, speaks “directly with Californians about the issues they face and her fights on behalf of Californian families.” 3 p.m., Unity of Sacramento, 9249 Folsom Blvd. Contact: Brenda Gonzalez 213 364 1335.

Event livestreamed on Facebook.

*NOTE: Time of event has changed from 3:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.


SAN JOSE — Asm. Ash Kalra hosts spring open house at his district office, “get to know more about our staff and what the State Assembly District 27 office offers,” also discusses legislation. 5 p.m., 100 Paseo de San Antonio Ste. 319. Contact: Stacie Shih 408 277 1220.


Milo Fitch, Democrat running for Sacramento County Sheriff, holds “campaign kickoff,” discusses his “motivations for running, my vision for the Sheriff’s Department and my many differences from Scott Jones.” 5:30 p.m., Cafe Connection, 1007 L St. Contact: info@miloforsheriff.com.

Listed to attend: Asm. Kevin McCarty and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.


Capitol Fellows Alumni Assn. and California Council on Science and Technology Science Fellows Alumni hold joint mixer, “come mingle with Fellow alumni, current fellows and friends over hosted appetizers and no-host bar!” 5:30 p.m., The Diplomat, 1117 11th St. Contact: Nicholas Romo, nicholas.romo@sen.ca.gov.


SAN BERNARDINO — Asm. Eloise Gomez Reyes hosts community meeting on the implementation of AB 617 (2017), the Community Air Protection Program, says “residents in the Inland Empire are at a considerably higher risk for health issues related to different forms of pollution.” 6 p.m., Ruben Campos Community Center, 1717 W. 5th St. Contact: Maha Rizvi 909 381 3238.


PALM SPRINGS — BOE member Fiona Ma attends meet and greet sponsored by Deseret Stonewall Democrats, Democrats of the Desert and other groups. 6 p.m., Mizell Senior Center, 480 S. Sunrise. Contact: 310 597 0830.

Followed by  8 p.m. fundraiser at home of Lisa Middleton and Cheryl O’Callaghan, $25, address upon RSVP.


California State Senate Alumni Assn. sponsors fundraiser in support of the 2018 Greg Schmidt Scholarships, 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: senate_alums@surewest.net.


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Republican Cristina Osmeña’s campaign for CD 14 holds campaign kickoff party. 6:30 p.m., Fort McKinley Restaurant, 101 Brentwood Ave. Contact: c@osmenaforcongress.com.


FRESNO — US Rep. Ted Lieu holds town hall, says “Representative Devin Nunes is too scared to do a town hall” in his district, “so I am going to his district and doing one for him.” 7 p.m., Clovis West High School, 1070 E Teague Ave. Contact: info@tedlieu.com.