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August 2, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — AG Xavier Becerra announces “his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposal to weaken national greenhouse gas emission and fuel efficiency regulations at the expense of public health and the environment;” also announces “a new action and consumer alert that seeks to protect Californians from untraceable downloadable guns.” 10 a.m., UCLA, Janns Steps, 405 Hilgard Ave. Contact: agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov.


SAN FRANCISCO — Asm. David Chiu, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and others urge San Franciscans “to participate in the public comment period for the 2020 Census” and “voice their opposition to the proposed citizenship question, which could have a chilling effect on census participation and lead to a massive undercount in San Francisco and California.” 1 p.m., Chinese for Affirmative Action, 17 Walter U. Lum Pl. Contact: Jen Kwart 415 557 3013.

Also listed: Amber Gonzales-Vargas, Latino Community Foundation; Jonathan Stein, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus; Exec. Dir. Sam Ruiz, Mission Neighborhood Centers.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Summer Recess

Reconvenes August 6.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Education Finance (2.28.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

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

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Sexual Harassment Prevention (3.6.18)

  • 12:30 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Sexual Harassment (2.26.18)

  • 3:30 p.m.

    Senate Natural Resources and Water (7.3.18)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

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

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Sexual Harassment Prevention (3.6.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:15 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

LA QUINTA — Reform California-Yes on Prop 6, reception, Hero $2500, Host $1000, Co-Host $500, Ticket $250, Minimum $100, 6:30 p.m., East Valley Republican Women Federated HQ, 78-870 Hwy. 111. Contact: 619 786 8019.

Listed guests: “Gas Tax Repeal Heroes” Christine Hughes and Chair Carl DeMaio, Reform CA.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact 916 445 4571.

To the California Board of Behavioral Sciences: Alexander Kim, 45, Los Angeles, Republican, founder and principal at Three Kings Public Affairs since 2017; Gabriel Lam, 42, Calexico, Democrat, psychotherapist in private practice since 2015 and a lecturer at San Diego State University since 2013; Vicka Stout, 66, Bishop, Democrat, licensed marriage and family therapist since 1978. Require Senate confirmation. Compensation: $100 per diem.

KEEPING UP

2018 CLYLP Fellows

Brian Green, consultant for the Senate Democratic Caucus and one of the coordinators of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, reports the 2018 Fellows class will finish their program at the end of next week. The eight college students are alumni of the CLYLP High School programs and have been learning about “the inner workings of California government and statewide policy issues.” Each student received a scholarship from the Comcast Foundation for their participation in the one-month program, which allowed them to serve as interns in Senate and Assembly offices. The CLYLP Fellows Class of 2017 are: Isamar Alcantar, office of Asm. Susan Eggman; Karen Avila, office of Asm. Todd Gloria; Vanessa Bautista, office of Sen. Bill Dodd; Carla Castillo, office of Sen. Jim Beall; Savannah Howard, office of Sen. Ben Allen; Nicholas Solis, office of Sen. Robert Hertzberg; Monse Villareal, office of Sen. Richard Pan; and Taylor Zamora, office of Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva. Contact: Green 916 524 9837.


Sarah Pollo has announced launching her own firm, Pollo Communications Inc., a public relations consulting firm specializing in campaign and association management, media relations, coalition building, community and influencer outreach and advertising. Before starting the firm, Pollo worked for nearly two years as an account supervisor at Ogilvy. Pollo reports that her firm’s first client is California Women Lead, a statewide non-profit and non-partisan organization “dedicated to getting more women into leadership positions.” Pollo Communications Inc. is based in East Sacramento and has a Facebook page and can be followed on Twitter. Contact: Sarah Pollo 916 410 7506.


The United States Small Business Administration reports hiring Miryam Barajas as Region IX communications director. She will “lead SBA’s press, branding, social media and communications initiatives for the Region which includes nine SBA district offices in California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.” Prior to joining SBA, she worked as an information officer for the State of California Water Quality Control Board for three years. Barajas started her new position on July 16 and succeeds Fresno district director Dawn Golik, who held the position since September 2016. Contact: Barajas, miryam.barajas@sba.gov.


Englander Knabe & Allen, a Los Angeles-based lobbying and public affairs firm, reports Steve James has joined the firm as a joint venture partner to enhance the firm’s “already strong position in the public safety arena.” James was previously president of the Long Beach Police Officers Assn. for 17 years. Before that, he was president of the Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement and is on the board of directors for the California and National Fraternal Order of Police. Contact: Eric Rose 805 624 0572.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Commission on Teacher Credentialing, first of two days, considers approving proposed new titles for the credential areas within the newly-adopted Education Specialist credential structure, includes replacing the “Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential” title with “Education Specialist: Moderate Support Needs” title, as well as proposed educator preparation program standards and proposed Teaching Performance Expectations for Education Specialist teacher candidates; other business. 9 a.m., 1900 Capitol Ave. Contact: 916 322 6253.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, hears four appeals, including one from the owner of a 7-Eleven who was charged with selling alcohol to a minor; other business. 9 a.m., Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport, 6225 W. Century Blvd. Contact: 916 445 4005.

Agenda here.


State Personnel Board, considers revising qualifications for Adoptions Specialists and Adoptions Supervisors, who work in the Adoptions Service Bureau at the CA Dept. of Social Services, to simplify the requirements needed for specialist incumbents to advance to Adoptions Supervisor classifications by removing specific numbers of home studies, child assessments and other tasks required for specialists to be promoted to supervisors; other business. 10 a.m., 801 Capitol Mall, Rm. 150. Contact: Andrew LaMar 916 322 6944.

TELEMEETING location at 505 Van Ness Ave., Hearing Rm. C, San Francisco.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

California Energy Commission, holds joint workshop with the California Public Utilities Commission, California Natural Resources Agency, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on “changes in the risk of wildfire due to climate change,” topics include: impacts on “vulnerable populations, critical facilities and energy infrastructure;” other business. 10 a.m., 1516 Ninth St. Contact: 916 654 4989.

Notice here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Commonwealth Club hosts panel discussion on “climate gentrification,” with speakers Sen. Scott Wiener, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Rachel Swan and Greg Dalton of Climate One, topics include: “shaping the future of Bay Area urban life in a hot and crowded world.” 6:30 p.m., 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium. Contact: Riki Rafner 415 597 6712.

Tickets $20, register here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

TEHACHAPI — Republican Secty. of State candidate Mark Meuser and Controller candidate Konstantinos Roditis join supporters for campaign rally following bike ride from Lancaster, part of Meuser’s “5000 mile bike tour” of California which began July 9 in Martinez and is scheduled to conclude Aug. 23 in Huntington Beach. 11 a.m., Railroad Park at E. Tehachapi Blvd. Contact: Victoria Mosby 925 392 5858.

MISCELLANEOUS

Capitol Employees’ Blood Drive, sponsored by BloodSource; “summer is here and so is the summer fire and travel season…with this comes a greater need for your donations;” appointment required. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fish Pond/East Side. Contact: 916 319 2514.


REDDING — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones meets with wildfire survivors and insurers at the Local Assistance Center at Shasta High School, discusses his actions to “protect thousands of wildfire survivors” that include declaring an emergency which allows “insurers to use qualified out-of-state adjusters” and issuing “two notices to speed recovery efforts including one to expedite claims and a second to instruct insurers to make sure claims adjusters are properly trained on California law.”  10 a.m., 2500 Eureka Way. Contact: 916 492 3566.

At Noon, Jones tours disaster areas “including Sunset Terrace Community, Harlan Community and the City of Keswick.”


SAN FRANCISCO — Michelle Meow, host of radio show “The Michelle Meow Show,” speaks with Asm. Evan Low to discuss “important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community.” Noon, The Commonwealth Club, Max Thelen Boardroom, 110 The Embarcadero. Contact: Riki Rafner 415 597 6712.

Details here.


HOLLYWOOD — BizFed, a grassroots organization that represents “390,00 businesses employing more than 3.5 million people” in LA County, hosts its Freshman Policymakers Party, “meet more than 100 government officials shaping the future of business in LA County.” 5 p.m., Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St. Contact: Tracy Hernandez, thernandez@bizfed.org.

Among listed to attend: US Sen. Kamala Harris; Pro Tem Toni Atkins; Speaker Anthony Rendon; LA Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas, Kathryn Barger, Hilda Solis and Shelia Kuehl.


ELK GROVE — US Rep. Ami Bera holds town hall to discuss the latest from Washington as well as “improving health care, constituent services, and ways to get Democrats and Republicans working together.” 6:30 p.m., Elk Grove City Hall, Council Chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way. Contact: Jack Miller 202 809 2398.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Capitol Strategies Group, Automotive Finance Corporation, 7/31/18… Greenfire Law (new firm), Bridgeport Indian Colony; Timbisha Shoshone Tribe; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Reservation, 7/31/18… Branche Jones, Robokind LLC, 7/31/18.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Golden State GR, Bouja Limited Inc.; Giffen Avenue Property LLC, 7/27/18… Mark A. Levitan Attorney at Law, Bridgeport Indian Colony; Timbisha Shoshone Tribe; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Reservation, 7/31/18… McCallum Group, South Orange County Community College District, 7/31/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Mark Levitan, Greenfire Law, 7/31/18… Matthew Ryan, Riverstone Equity Partners LP, 7/27/18… Linda Sobczynski, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo, 7/30/18.

LOBBYISTS WITHDRAWING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Omar Figueroa, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa, 7/30/18… Lauren Mendelsohn, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa, 7/30/18.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): James Norman, QS Investors and affiliated entities, 7/31/18… Patrice Williams, BrandGov, 7/30/18.

POLITICAL NOTES

Eleni Kounalakis’ campaign for Lieutenant Governor has released a poll conducted by David Binder Research that shows Kounalakis with a “double digit lead” over opponent Sen. Ed Hernandez, shows “Kounalakis leading Ed Hernandez 37% to 21% on the initial head-to-head, with 33% of voters undecided;” campaign also reports an endorsement from former President Barack Obama. Releases here and hereKounalakis, a Democrat, was the US Ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013 and is a former executive with AKT Development. Contact: Kate Maeder 310 989 4299.


Gil Cisneros’ campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from NARAL Pro-Choice America. Release here. Cisneros, a Democrat, is a former Navy Lieutenant Commander and is president of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation. Contact: Nic Jordan, nic@cisnerosforcongress.com.


Harley Rouda’s campaign for CD 48 reports an endorsement from former Pres. Barack Obama. Release hereRouda, a Democrat, leads Trident Holdings, parent company to HER Inc., a real estate firm. Contact: Jack d’Annibale 424 243 5132.


Joy Silver’s campaign for SD 28 says Silver “yet again outraised incumbent Jeff Stone, this time by a margin of more than 5 to 1,” adding “in the period covered by the most recent campaign finance filings, May 20 to June 30 of 2018, Silver raised $70,688, compared to Stone’s receipts of $12,400 in the same period.” Release hereSilver, a Democrat, is an aging issues consultant and worked as chief strategy officer of Choices Women’s Medical Centers in New York from 2012 to 2015. Contact: Dan Rottenstreich 619 213 9839.


Buffy Wicks’ campaign for AD 15 reports an endorsement from former President Barack Obama. Release hereWicks, a Democrat, is a political strategist and was deputy director at the White House Office of Public Engagement. She also served as state director for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Contact: Debbie Mesloh 415 867 2243.


Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva’s re-election campaign for AD 65 reports having “over $605,000 cash on hand.” Release hereQuirk-Silva, a Democrat, served in the Assembly from 2012-2014 and was elected in 2016. Contact: Matt Reilly 916 201 9636.


Cottie Petrie-Norris’ campaign for AD 74 reports that Petrie-Norris has “opened up a significant fundraising lead” over incumbent Asm. Matthew Harper, says “since the beginning of the year, Petrie-Norris has raised $183,942 compared to Harper’s haul of $69,045″ and that “Petrie-Norris leads the all-important cash on hand category by a margin of over two to one.” Release herePetrie-Norris, a Democrat, works in finance and serves on the advisory board for Women for American Values and Ethics. Contact: Derek Humphrey 951 805 4167.


Opponents of Prop. 6, which would repeal the gas tax increase, distribute an editorial by the Sacramento Bee “highlighting the critical safety role our transportation infrastructure plays during natural disasters and notes transportation projects across the state are currently threatened by [Prop. 6], the attack on bridge and road safety.” Release here. Contact: Robin Swanson 916 440 0424.


Opponents of Prop. 10, would expand local government’s authority to enact rent controls on residential property, report the Santa Cruz County Business Council opposes the measure. Release here. Contact: Steven Maviglio 916 607 8340.

Classifieds

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PREVIEW

Friday, August 03, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

SAN DIEGO — Sen. Ben Hueso, CA Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, and others discuss $492,000 grant from ARB to Casa Familiar, a community development agency, to help “study and measure air quality in San Ysidro,” say “in 2017, it was estimated that approximately 70,000 vehicles cross (northbound) the San Ysidro Port of Entry each day” and “as border wait times continue to increase, idling vehicle traffic has created a significant impact on air quality in the surrounding communities.” 11 a.m., Casa Familiar, 147 W San Ysidro Blvd. Contact: Erin Hickey 619 409 7690.

Also listed: David Flores, Casa Familiar; Maria Carriedo-Ceniceros, San Ysidro Health.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Summer Recess

Reconvenes August 6.


Assembly — Summer Recess

Reconvenes August 6.

  • GLENDALE — Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Laura Friedman, Chair), 10 a.m., City Council Chamber, 613 E. Broadway. Subject — The Future of Small Business in California and Opportunities for Growth.
    • Listed to testify: Jesse Torres, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development; Patrick Nye, Los Angeles Small Business Development Center; Exec. Dir. Sheneui Weber, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses; Pres. Betty Jo Toccoli, CA Small Business Assn.; Pam Elyea, History for Hire; CEO Silvana Arzeno Toledo, Collab&play; Owner Todd Schwartz, Dickey’s BBQ Pit.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 12:30 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Sexual Harassment (2.26.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report Reducing Recidivism: Do Prisoner Rehabilitation Programs Actually Work?

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Select Committee on Cal Energy Future (6.19.18)

  • Noon

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 1: Fiscal, Taxation and Revenue Issues

  • 1 p.m.

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 2: Local Governments, Licensing and Regulation

  • 2 p.m.

    Capital Weekly Cannabis Keynote: Lori Ajax

  • 3 p.m.

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 3: Business, Marketplace and Economic Challenges

  • 4 p.m.

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 4: Look Ahead

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report Reducing Recidivism: Do Prisoner Rehabilitation Programs Actually Work?

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Select Committee on Cal Energy Future (6.19.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:20 a.m. Contact: 915 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

ROSEVILLE — Taxpayers for (Ted) Gaines for BOE 2018 or Senator Ted Gaines Officeholder Account 2016 (1st SD), golf or breakfast event, Sponsor $7300 (BOE) or $3600 (SD 1), Ticket $2000, Noon, Topgolf, 1700 Freedom Way. Contact: 916 498 9223.

Breakfast alternative August 14, 8 a.m., Ambrosia Cafe, 1030 K St.


DANVILLE — Frank Scotto for Assembly 2018 (66th AD) or Catharine Baker for Assembly 2018 (16th AD), reception, Ticket $250 per candidate, 4 p.m., Norm’s Place, 356 Hartz Ave. Contact: bhagdeep.dhaliwali@gmail.com.


SATURDAY, BERKELEY — Buffy Wicks for Assembly 2018 (15th AD), “an intimate conversation with Captain Mark Kelly,” Champion $4400, Advocate $1000, Friend $500, Ticket $250, 2 p.m., Address upon RSVP. Contact: 510 990 5350.


SUNDAY, WALNUT CREEK — Mark DeSaulnier for Congress (CD 11), reception, Champion $2700 (4 tickets), Host $1000 (2 tickets), Sponsor $350, Friend $125, First Time Donor $25, 5 p.m., Shadelands Ranch, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Rd. Contact: 202 506 5619.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Dept. of Parks and Recreation Office of State Historical Resources Commission, considers seven new nominations for the National Register of Historic Places including the 33-acre McKinley Park in Sacramento, which is eligible “as a district as an example of landscape architecture, including its rose garden,” say it was originally a private “streetcar park” named East Park before it was purchased as a city park and renamed for former President William McKinley; other business. 9 a.m., State Resources Building, Auditorium, 1416 9th St. Contact: 916 445 7000.

Agenda here.


SAN DIEGO — Board of Optometry, hears update from its interim executive officer on examination and licensing programs, noting the number of optometrist applications increased in the third and fourth quarters, with 74 exam requests approved in May, “the highest this year,” and 33 licenses were issued in June, “making it the second highest month this fiscal year;” other business. 9 a.m., Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Cir. Contact: 916 575 7170.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

RESCHEDULED TO OCT. 5, IRVINE — Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates addresses Orange County Business Council’s Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee, discusses the Republican Caucus’ legislative agenda. 9:30 a.m., OCBC Conference Rm., 2 Park Plaza, Ste. 125. Contact: Alicia Berhow 949 476 2242. 

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Assembly Foster Care Select Committee and Children Now sponsor policy roundtable on “Child Welfare and the State Budget,” topics include: CalWORKS Home Visiting Initiative and the Homeless Emergency Aid Program and Homeless Youth. 10 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Susanna Kniffen 916 379 5256 x124.

Listed speakers: Angie Schwartz, Alliance for Children’s Rights; Diana Boyer, County Welfare Directors Assn.; Debbie Raucher, John Burton Advocates for Youth; Anna Johnson, National Center for Youth Law; Angela Rothermel, Children Now; Kim Lewis, HR Dowden & Associates.

Agenda here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

PORTERVILLE — Republican Secty. of State candidate Mark Meuser and Controller candidate Konstantinos Roditis join supporters for campaign rally following bike ride from Tehachapi, part of Meuser’s “5000 mile bike tour” of California which began July 9 in Martinez and is scheduled to conclude Aug. 23 in Huntington Beach. Noon, Stafford’s Chocolate, 114 N. Main St. Contact: Victoria Mosby 925 392 5858.

Later, hold meet and greet in Visalia, 7 p.m., Chapala’s Grill, 5113 W. Goshen Ave.; on Saturday, tour stop and rally in Hanford, 11 a.m., Superior Dairy, 325 N. Douty St.; then meet and greet in Fresno, 3 p.m., Fresno County Republican HQ, 770 E. Shaw Ste. 121; and on Sunday, 2 p.m., Imperial County Airport Banquet Room, 1099 Airport Rd., Imperial.

MISCELLANEOUS

MILPITAS — Sen. Bob Wieckowski discusses “the importance of small business” at a Yelp Workshop for small businesses to learn ways to best use Yelp; co-sponsored by Wieckowski, City of Milpitas and others. 8:45 a.m., Embassy Suites 901 E. Calaveras Blvd. Contact: Jeff Barbosa 916 651 4010.

On Saturday in San Jose, Wieckowski makes remarks at Assn. of Indo Americans’ India Independence Day Celebration, 6 p.m., Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd.


WEST SACRAMENTO — Transportation Secty. Brian Annis and CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley lead graduation ceremony for 51 new CHP officers who have completed their 28 weeks of training. 10 a.m., CHP Academy, 3500 Reed Ave. Contact: Jaime Coffee 916 843 3312.

Following the ceremony, family members pin badges on the newly-sworn officers.


TRACY — Assn. of American Railroads, in partnership with GoRail, hosts award presentation to honor US Rep. Jeff Denham for his “continued leadership on issues related to the U.S. rail network.” 10 a.m., Tracy Transit Center, 50 East Sixth St. Contact: Ted Greener, tgreener@aar.org.


SATURDAY, Asm. Jim Cooper hosts annual Back-to-School Health and Wellness Fair that provides “two thousand free backpacks and school supplies, dental screenings, immunizations, physicals, haircuts,” etc. to families in need; “additionally, we will provide over 300 backpacks to families in Redding,” where many “have lost their homes and school is just around the corner.”10 a.m., Luther Burbank High School, 3500 Florin Rd. Contact: Skyler Wonnacott 916 319 2009.


SATURDAY, CONCORD — US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier holds town hall to discuss his recent visit to the US-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas where he toured Border Patrol Processing Center, Southwest Key shelter facility and ICE Detention Center, also discusses “the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and the impact on our district.” 11 a.m., Meadow Homes Elementary, 1371 Detroit Ave. Contact: Aimee Wall 202 760 1365.


SATURDAY, HAYWARD — US Rep. Eric Swalwell hosts town hall, discusses “what’s happening in Washington, D.C. and then will take questions.” 11 a.m., Hayward High School, 1633 East Ave. Contact: Josh Richman 202 725 5091.


SUNDAY, LAGUNA NIGUEL — Marggie Castellano, Democratic candidate for SD 36, hosts a wine and cheese party, discusses her campaign. 3:30 p.m., RSVP for address. Contact: action@marggiecastellano.com.

WEEKENDS AT THE CAPITOL

SATURDAY, Incense Rising, sponsored by Youth with a Mission and Hillside Worship School, congregants participate in “worship and prayer with multiple different bands coming to do sets of worship music,” pray “for our city, state and nation.” 10 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Ruth Stocklin, ruthies@theburn247.com.


SATURDAY, March on NRA NorCal, participants gather to “demand common sense gun reform” and denounce “the NRA’s agenda,” one of “12 sister marches to the national March on NRA in Fairfax, VA.” 11 a.m., West Steps. Contact: info@marchonnra.org.

At Noon, group marches down Capitol Mall to 555 Capitol Mall.