Tuesday

August 22, 2017

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

BERKELEY — US Rep. Barbara Lee, Sen. Nancy Skinner and others condemn “racism and bigotry in the East Bay, ahead of the planned white nationalists rally in Berkeley on August 27th.” 9 a.m., City Hall, 2180 Milvia St. Contact: Tasion Kwamilele 510 763 0370.

Also listed: Asms. Tony Thurmond and Rob Bonta, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin.

Lee also discusses immigrants’ rights at forum with Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and others. 6 p.m., International Community School, 2825 International Blvd., Oakland.


SAN FRANCISCO — US Reps. Nancy Pelosi and others mark Women’s Equality Day, launch “Democrats’ economic agenda ‘A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future,'” say plan “aims to help all hard-working Americans by creating millions of good paying jobs, lowering the cost of living for families, lowering the crippling cost of prescription drugs and building an economy that gives everyone the tools to succeed in the 21st Century.” 10:30 a.m., Mimi Silbert Pathway, Brannan St. and the Embarcadero. Contact: Taylor Griffin 202 604 7735.

Also listed: US Reps. Jackie Speier and Barbara Lee.


VAN NUYS — US Rep. Brad Sherman endorses Treasurer John Chiang for Governor. 6:30 p.m., 6300 Balboa Blvd. Contact: alexandra@electjohnchiang.com

Chiang also discusses “how to deal with diversity during the current political tension in the US” with local activists. 12:30 p.m., Art’s Deli, 12224 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

Editor’s note: We mistakenly published this item yesterday. Chiang receives Sherman’s endorsement today as part of his tour of Sherman Oaks and the San Fernando Valley. Our apologies.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.

  • Governmental Organization (Bill Dodd, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 4203. Subject — Tribal-State Compact Between the State of California and Wilton Rancheria.
    • Listed to testifyJoe Dhillon, Office of Governor Jerry Brown; Chairman Raymond Hitchcock, Wilton Rancheria; Pat Hume and Stephanie Nguyen, Elk Grove City Council; John Broughton, Chairman, Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce; Jack Gribbon, UNITE HERE International Union, AFL-CIO.
  • Natural Resources and Water (Bob Hertzberg, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 112.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review (Holly Mitchell, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 112.
  • Joint hearing, Assembly Human Services and Senate Human Services (Asm. Blanca Rubio and Sen. Scott Weiner, Chairs), 1:30 p.m., Rm.  437. Subject — The 2018–19 Community Services Block Grant State Plan.
    • Listed to testify: Dir. Linne Stout, Dept. of Community Services and Development; John Wilson, CA Community Action Partnership Assn; Brenda Callahan-Johnson, Merced County Community Action Agency; Abigail Marquez, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Dept; CEO Anita Maldonado, CA Human Development; Exec. Dir. Terry Coltra, Northern CA Indian Development Council.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Bill Quirk, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 444. Subject — Proposition 65 Update: Toxic Chemical Exposure: Protecting and Informing the Public.
    • Listed to testify: Claudia Polsky, Environmental Law Clinic, UC Berkeley; Megan Schwarzman, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Dir. Lauren Zeise and Carol Monahan Cummings, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment; Anthony Samson, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Pres. John Doherty, Civil Justice Assn. of CA; Jeffrey Margulies, CA Retailers Assn.; Eric Somers, Lexington Law Group; Michael Wilson, BlueGreen Alliance; Caroline Cox, Center for Environmental Health.
  • Joint hearing, Assembly Public Safety and Senate Public Safety (Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sen. Nancy Skinner, Chairs), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4203. Subject — Examining the effects of Proposition 57: Status of CDCR Regulations.
    • Listed to testify: Secty Scott Kernan, CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Caitlin O’Neil, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Frankie Guzman, National Center for Youth Law; Michael Romano, Three Strikes Project at Stanford Law School; Jeff Rosen, District Attorney, Santa Clara County; Kevin Bilal Chatman, featured in Netflix documentary “The Return”; Alexandra Mallick, #cut50; Dr. Morghan Young-Alfaro, Fresno State University.
  • Joint Committee on Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4202. Closed session, Subject — State Capitol Building Annex: Capitol Security.
  • Veterans Affairs (Jacqui Irwin, Chair), 4 p.m., Rm. 126.
  • Water, Parks and Wildlife (Eduardo Garcia, Chair), 10 a.m., Rm. 444.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (8.21.17)

  • 6 a.m.

    California: State of Arts and Humanities

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics on Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Charter/Cox Local Edition

    • Guests: Buena Park Mayor Dr. Elizabeth Swift; Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem J. Vanderbilt; Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring (1054ANA)
  • 8 a.m.

    Charter/Cox Local Edition

    • Guests: Los Angeles County Supv. M. Ridley-Thomas; CA Assemblyman Hector De La Torre (Ret.); Gardena Mayor Tasha Cerda (1062LAW)
  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 607: CA’s Foster Care System CA State Auditor Elaine Howle

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Senate Natural Resources and Water LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials LIVE

  • 5:30 p.m.

    American Spirit

  • 6 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics on Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Charter/Cox Local Edition

    • Guests: Buena Park Mayor Dr. Elizabeth Swift; Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem J. Vanderbilt; Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring (1054ANA)
  • 8 p.m.

    Charter/Cox Local Edition

    • Guests: Los Angeles County Supv. M. Ridley-Thomas; CA Assemblyman Hector De La Torre (Ret.); Gardena Mayor Tasha Cerda (1062LAW)
  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 607: CA’s Foster Care Syste CA State Auditor Elaine Howle

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Natural Resources and Water (8.22.17)

THE GOVERNOR

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown addresses leadership conference sponsored by Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). 8:30 a.m., Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell St. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Credentialed media only; reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Lisa Martin, lmartin@liuna.org, by 7 a.m.

THE DAILY BREAD

Jim Wood for Assembly 2018 (2nd AD), reception, Deep Dish $4400, Regular $2500, Ticket $1300, 5:30 p.m., Pizza Rock, 1020 K St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Susan Rubio for Senate 2018 (22nd SD), reception with Asm. Blanca Rubio, Sponsorships $4400, $3000, $1300, 5 p.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor 2018, reception, Sponsor $7300, Host $4500, Ticket $1000, 5:30 p.m., deVere’s, 1521 L St. Contact: 626 683 7304.


Bill Dodd for Senate 2020 (3rd SD), “pour and pair” wine tasting, Sponsor $4400, Patron $2500, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 442 0696.

KEEPING UP

Capitol Advocacy reports having hired Edward Rendon as a lobbyist. Rendon, whose first cousin is Speaker Anthony Rendon, was previously the director of public affairs for Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Los Angeles, where he worked for 16 years and “managed the Teamsters’ Southern California political spending and campaign involvement.” He has also been a Pro Tem appointee to the Employment Training Panel for more than a decade and in 2010 he helped found the San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance, a regional business advocacy group. Rendon will be based in Los Angeles and will continue as a partner in the Los Angeles-based government relations firm, Spiker Group Consulting. His first day with Capitol Advocacy is today. Contact: John Latimer 916 549 7028.


Asm. Gloria’s staff (l-r): Juan Reyes, Milli Desai, Eduardo Martinez, Sonja Palladino, Jennifer Lopez

Solar eclipse fever took over the Capitol on Monday morning as about 1,500 people flocked to the building’s surrounding lawns to catch a glance of the diminishing sun. Asm. Chris Holden, the California Public Utilities Commission and others hosted the watch party that featured information booths from the California Energy Storage Alliance, NASA and Powerhouse Science Center, among others. The most popular item from the booths were safety-approved eclipse glasses provided by vendors like Sunrun, the CA Council on Science and Technology and the CA Independent System Operator. Cyera Boone from the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy  said a total of 640 pairs were available when the watch party began at 9 a.m., and eager observers snatched them all up within 20 minutes. Fortunately for those who didn’t get glasses, there were other ways to watch the eclipse’s progress. Nearby resident Robyn Mutchler and her son Nathaniel brought cardboard covered in foil for a classic pinhole view of the sun, which was projected as an image on papers on the ground. NASA staff demonstrated a telescope and explained to children how eclipses worked. At about 10:20 a.m., when the eclipse reached zenith — which was at about 79 percent in Sacramento — the crowd quieted and the air cooled quickly. Legislators including Asms. Ash Kalra, Richard Bloom, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Monique Limon stepped out of the Capitol with their staffs to get a good look. Asm. Todd Gloria’s staff was without their boss, but managed to take a break from the office to join the masses, sharing a pair of glasses among the five of them. “I wasn’t expecting this level of interest,” said chief of staff Eduardo Martinez. “It’s nice to see people we haven’t seen in six weeks out here. It’s like a back-to-school night.” Contact: Gianna Cruet, gianna@capitolmr.com


Dee McCafferty of California Strategies reports the memorial services for her friend, former lobbyist Robert “Bob” Walters, have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 11430 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Fair Oaks. Walters died Aug. 5 from cancer. He began his career in Sacramento in 1966 as a member of Gov. Ronald Reagan’s transition team and had worked at California Advocates from 1992 to 2003. A reception will follow his memorial service in St. Francis’ parish hall. Contact: McCafferty 916 554 7415.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sen. Dianne Feinstein hosts 21st annual Lake Tahoe Summit, discusses “successful restoration projects and ways to address new challenges facing the lake,” also discusses “combating the effects of climate change in the Lake Tahoe basin,” addresses her “Lake Tahoe Restoration Act,” which “authorizes an additional $415 million in federal funds for projects to improve Lake Tahoe’s water clarity, reduce risks for catastrophic wildfires, combat invasive species and protect threatened species and wildlands.” 10 a.m., Tallac Historic Site, 1 Heritage Way. Contact: Adam Russell 202 224 9629.

Other speakers listed: US Sens. Kamala Harris, Dean Heller (NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (NV); US Reps. Tom McClintock and John Garamendi; former Interior Secty. Bruce Babbitt; Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Joanne Marchetta.


American Sikh Public Affairs Assn. and Asm. Jim Cooper host seminar to learn about Sikhism and discuss issues important to American Sikh constituents; “sandwich lunch will be provided as people exit the seminar.” 11:45 a.m., Rm. 126. Contact/RSVP: Mikey Hothi, mikey.hothi@asm.ca.gov.


Tim Scott and Paul Jacobs of the Senate Office of Research hold briefing on reducing energy consumption through pricing strategies, present research “on price elasticities to help inform policy makers about consumer response to electricity prices, as well as the significant barriers;” seating limited. 1:30 p.m., Senate Office of Research Conference Rm., 1020 N Street, Ste. 200. Contact: timothy.scott@sen.ca.gov.

“Legislative staff only please.”

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

HUNTINGTON BEACH — “A group of [US Rep.] Dana Rohrabacher’s constituents” gather outside his district office, mark “Russia Flag Day,” ask “Russia’s favorite congressman” to “stop defending Russia,” say Rohrabacher has “been skeptical of sanctions against Russia” and “last week he traveled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London to meet with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who he said gave him ‘earth-shattering’ information to defend Russia against allegations it meddled in the 2016 election.” 10 a.m., 101 Main St. Contact: Yusef Robb 323 384 1789.

MISCELLANEOUS

Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary holds annual bake sale fundraiser, distributes literature “to let people know about our ongoing mission to rescue abused and abandoned animals, give them the medical care they need, socialize them, and then adopt them out to loving homes.” 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., North Steps. Contact: Barbara Price, barbara9417@sbcglobal.net.

“Happy Tails volunteers are invited to help at the Bake Sale, and everyone is invited to donate baked goods.”


California Catholic Conference hosts Catholic Scripture Study and Prayer, sponsored by Asms. Rocky Chavez, Eloise Gomez Reyes and Jose Medina. 8 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: 916 313 4000.


SANTA BARBARA — Eleni Kounalakis, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, discusses campaign with Gail Teton-Landis, chair of Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee. 9 a.m., Renaud’s, 3315 State St. Contact: Katie Merrill 510 508 0572.

Kounalakis also meets with Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee, 1 p.m., Lure Fish at La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope St.; with Ventura county women’s activists, 4 p.m., Royal Bakery, 4726 Telephone Rd, Ventura; and with members of Ventura County Democratic Central Committee, 6 p.m., United Food and Commercial Workers office, 816 Camarillo Springs Rd., Camarillo.


Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson and Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakayue discuss “impacts of immigration enforcement on access to justice,” also discuss “parameters for the legislative and judicial branches to address immigration enforcement tactics and policies and to assist members of the public in regards to immigration issues.” 10:30 a.m., Rm. 2040. Bethany Renfree, bethany.renfree@sen.ca.gov.


Pacific Research Institute uploads latest edition of “Another Round with PRI” podcast, this episode features Steve Hilton, former strategist for former British Prime Minister David Cameron and CEO of Crowdpac, discussing “big money in politics, populists versus elitists, people power and his vision of positive populism.” Noon, Listen here. Contact: Tim Anaya 916 389 9774.


Armenian Legislative Caucus hosts reception and screening of “Crows of the Desert,” which is a documentary “that follows Levon Yotnakhparian and his journey to help save his fellow Armenian survivors in the 20th century’s first genocide.” 4 p.m., Rm. 317. Contact: caarmeniancaucus@gmail.com.

Listed to attend: Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, Sen. Scott Wilk and Asms. Adrin Nazarian, Kansen Chu, Brian Dahle, Laura Friedman and Marc Levine.

“Delicious Armenian food will be served” at 4 p.m., followed by the screening at 5 p.m.


Capitol Network’s board of directors host “Fall Back to Session 2017” reception sponsored by MuniServices, “appetizers and open bar for all attendees.” 4:30 p.m., Hock Farm, 1415 L St. Contact: capitolnetworkit@gmail.com.

Register here.


CA Women’s Leadership Association hosts fundraising reception, suggested contribution $5000. 5 p.m., Ella, 1131 K St. Contact: wwarfield@wendywarfield.com.

Listed guests: Sen. Republican leader Pat Bates, Sens. Janet Nguyen and Jean Fuller, Asm. Republican Leader Chad Mayes, and CRP Vice Chair and former Asm. Kristin Olsen.


5th annual Sushi Showdown sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Assn., honors Sen. Richard Pan and Asm. Phil Ting, emceed by Asm. Phillip Chen, includes sushi eating contest and collection of ramen donations for Asian Resources Inc., “organization dedicated to providing an array of social services towards low-English speaking and disenfranchised people in the Sacramento area.” 5:30 p.m., Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St. Contact: Paco Torres, apicapresident@gmail.com.


HOLLISTER — US Rep. Jimmy Panetta hosts town hall to “answer constituents’ questions and hear their concerns.” 6 p.m., San Benito Board of Supervisors Chambers, 481 4th St. Contact: Sarah Davey 202 225 2861.

Media availability at 7:45 p.m., County Conference Room.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): California Strategies & Advocacy, Coastal Forestlands Ltd., 8/18/17… Davis Polk & Wardell, Comcast Corporation and Affiliated Entities Including NBC Universal Media LLC, 8/18/17.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Churchwell White, Direct Selling Assn., 8/18/17.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Matthew Baker, Planning and Conservation League, 8/18/17… Adam Borchard, Assn. of California Water Agencies, 8/18/17… Jonathan Leibowitz, Davis Polk and Wardwell, 8/18/17… Neel Mehta, CQS, 8/18/17… Adrienne Shilton, Steinberg Institute, 8/18/17… Hannah Turro, CQS, 8/18/17.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

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): U.A. Local No. 228 Building Corporation PAC Fund, U.A. Local No. 228 Building Corporation [contributor of 80% or more of committee funds], To Support and Oppose Candidates in Various Cities and Counties Around Yuba City, Beth Hammes, 1246 Putman Ave., Yuba City, CA 95991, 530 673 8690; Mark Mulliner, 1246 Putman Ave., Yuba City, CA 95991, 530 673 8690.

POLITICAL NOTES

Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from former Sen. Christine Kehoe. 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.


Eleni Kounalakis, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, has announced hiring California-based political strategist and media consultant Kate Maeder as her campaign manager. Release hereKounalakis, a Democrat, is a senior advisor with Albright Stonebridge Group, and is a former executive with AKT Development, a Sacramento real estate firm founded by her father, Angelo Tsakopoulos. Contact: Katie Merrill 510 508 0572.


Sen. Ricardo Lara’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner reports an endorsement from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16. Release hereLara, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and currently represents SD 33. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Harley Rouda’s campaign for CD 48 reports an endorsement from Dan Jacobson, chair of the Democratic Foundation. Release here. Rouda, a Democrat, leads Trident Holdings, parent company to HER Inc., a real estate firm. Contact: Maclen Zilber 510 508 9142.


Republican James Veltmeyer has announced his candidacy for CD 52, seeks to defeat Democratic incumbent US Rep. Scott Peters. Release here. Veltmeyer, is a physician and surgeon in San Diego. Contact: Micah Will 719 357 3349.


Former Asm. Mike Eng’s campaign for SD 22 reports an endorsement from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Release here. Eng, a Democrat, was an Assemblymember from 2006 to 2012, and was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board in 2013. Contact: mikeeng321@gmail.com.


California Republican Party has responded to the “66,597 signatures from voters who signed the petition to recall [Sen.] Josh Newman,” Chair Jim Brulte says: “Despite every cynical effort by the Democrats to stall this election, the time has come for Senator Newman to stand before the voters in Senate District 29 and answer for his tax-raising antics. All Alex Padilla needs is 30 seconds and a calculator.” Release here. Contact: info@cagop.email.

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PREVIEW

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Michael DuRee, California Fire Chiefs Assn.; Lou Paulson, California Professional Firefighters; and others call for Cap-and-Trade funding to support local and state disaster response network and “ensure California is ready for climate disasters – the ones we are facing now, and the ones we know are coming,” say “the slow-motion natural disasters inflicted on California by Mother Nature over the past decade is putting ever-growing pressure on California’s world-class disaster response network, with no end in sight.” 10 a.m., South Steps. Contact: Carroll Wills 916 921 9111.

Also listed: Daryl Osby, Chief of Los Angeles County Fire Dept.; Mark Hartwig, Chief of San Bernardino County Fire Dept.; Jeff Carman, Chief of Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.


Don Ulrich, Deputy. Supt. of Clovis Unified School District, and others urge Legislature and Governor “to increase the speed and size of school construction bond sales,” say Prop. 51 passed in 2016 and authorized “state to sell $9 billion in school facility bonds to help address the accumulated multi-billion-dollar backlog in K-12 construction projects,” yet to date “state has only authorized approximately $400 million in bond sales for 2017.” 11 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Erin Shaw 916 930 0100.

Also listed: Lisa Gonzales, Assistant Supt. of Dublin Unified School District; Nancy Chaires Espinoza, Elk Grove Unified School District Board Member; former Asm. Joan Buchanan.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.

  • Education (Ben Allen, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 2040.
  • Energy, Utilities and Communications (Ben Hueso, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 3191. Subject — The Changing Electricity Landscape: The Growth of Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs).
    • Listed to testify: Pres. Michael Picker and Ed Randolph, CA Public Utilities Commission; Prof. James Bushnell, UC Davis; CEO Geof Syphers, Sonoma Clean Power; Steve Malnight, PG&E; Matt Freedman, The Utility Reform Network; Marc Joseph, CA Coalition of Utility Employees; CEO Jan Smutny-Jones, Independent Energy Producers Assn.
  • Rules (Kevin de Leon, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 113.
    • Governor’s Appointees Required to Appear: To Public Utilities Commission: Martha Guzman Aceves, Clifford L. Rechtschaffen; to State Board of Education: Susan (Sue) K. Burr, Ilene W. Straus; to Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region: Raji K. Brar, Daniel B. Marcum.
    • Not Required to Appear: To Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region: Monica S. Hunter; to Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region: Thomas J. Davis; to Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region: Robert K. Dyas; to Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region: James (Jay) Famiglietti, Cynthia Guzman; to Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region: Hector A. Bedolla; Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region: Jayne E. Battey; to Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region: Lana E. Peterson, Daniel P. Selmi, William P. Von Blasingame.
  • Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management (Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 3191. Subject — California’s Next Mega-Quake: Assessing the State’s Preparedness and Response Strategy.
    • Listed to testify: Dir. Mark Ghilarducci, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Maj. Gen. Matthew Beevers, CA Military Dept.; Rich Desmond, CA Highway Patrol; Dave Teter, CA Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection; Denise Everhart, American Red Cross; Chair Jody Breckenridge, SF Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Auth.; Chief Harold Schapelhouman, Menlo Park Fire Dist.; Asst. Chief Shawn Kinney, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Fire Dept; Don Daigler, So CA Edison; Exec. Dir. Don Boland, CA Utilities Emergency Assn.; Dir. Jeff Reeb, Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management; Exec. Dir. Richard McCarthy, Seismic Safety Commission; Chief Exec. Glenn Pomeroy, CA Earthquake Auth.; Katherine Pettibone, American Insurance Assn.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Appropriations (Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Budget (Phil Ting, Chair), 2 p.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation (Richard Bloom, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm.  447.
  • Joint hearing, Joint Legislative Audit, Higher Education, and Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance (Al Muratsuchi, Jose Medina, Kevin McCarty, Chairs), 9:30 a.m., Rm.  437. Subject — Audit Report: California State University: Stronger Oversight Is Needed for Hiring and Compensating Management Personnel and for Monitoring Campus Budgets.
    • Listed to testify: Elaine Howle, CA State Auditor; Mike Tilden and Dale Carlson, Office of the State Auditor; Brad Wells, CA State University Office of the Chancellor; Jessica Rentto, San Diego State University; Victor Brancart, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
  • Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies (Eduardo Garcia, Chair) 1:30 p.m., Rm. 126. Subject — Local Actions to Improve Sustainability.
    • Listed to testifyScott Morgan, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research; Cara Martinson, California State Association of Counties; Erin Evans-Fudem, League of California Cities; Anya Lawler, Western Center on Law & Poverty and the Climate Justice Working Group; Kurt Kaperos, California Air Resources Board; Bill Higgins, California Council of Governments; Chanell Fletcher, ClimatePlan.
  • Select Committee on California’s Clean Energy Economy (Bill Quirk, Chair), 1 p.m. Rm. 444. Subject — Low Carbon Fuels: Methods of Procurement and Production.
    • Listed to testify: Sam Wade, Air Resources Board; Nickita Pavlenko, The International Council on Clean Transportation; Exec. Dir. Johannes Escudero, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas; Pres. Julia Levin, Bioenergy Assn. of CA: Colin Murphy, Next Gen Climate; Pres. Russ Teall, CA Biodeisel Alliance; Jason Barbose, Union of Concerned Scientists; Blake Simmons, Berkeley Labs; Pres. Bryan Sherbacow, AltAir.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1:30 a.m.

    Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials (8.22.17)

  • 6 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 7 a.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Charter/Cox Local Edition

    Guests: Los Angeles County Supv. Janice Hahn; Long Beach City Pros. Doug Haubert; Long Beach City Att’y Charlie Parkin (1056LB)

  • 8 a.m.

    Charter/Cox Local Edition

    Guests: CA Board of Eq. Member Jerome Horton; Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke; Malibu Public Safety Mgr. Susan Duenas (1063LAW)

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 622: California’s Future: Part 2

  • 1 p.m.

    Senate Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management LIVE

  • 6 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 7 p.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Charter/Cox Local Edition

    Guests: Los Angeles County Supv. Janice Hahn; Long Beach City Pros. Doug Haubert; Long Beach City Att’y Charlie Parkin (1056LB)

  • 8 p.m.

    Charter/Cox Local Edition

    Guests: CA Board of Eq. Member Jerome Horton; Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke; Malibu Public Safety Mgr. Susan Duenas (1063LAW)

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 622: California’s Future: Part 2

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Appropriations Committee (8.23.17)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

Ed Chau Assembly 2018 (49th AD), lunch, Host $4400, Co-Host $2500, Ticket $1300, Noon, Frank Fat’s, 806 L St. Contact: 916 400 3721.


Marc Steinorth for Assembly 2018 (40th AD), lunch, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $1500, Noon, Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 492 9604.


(Joel) Anderson for Assembly 2018 (71st AD) or Anderson Officeholder Account 2014 (38th SD), lunch, Sponsor $4400 (AD 71) or $3600 (SD 38), Ticket $2000, Noon, Chicory, 1131 11th St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


CA Legislative Jewish Caucus Leadership PAC, lunch reception, Host $10,000, Sponsor $5000, Ticket $1000, Noon, Cafe A Cote, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 444 1186.

Listed to attend: Asm. Marc Levine (chair), Sen. Ben Allen (vice chair) and all other caucus members.


Raul Bocanegra for Assembly 2018 (39th AD), reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 5:30 p.m., Midtown’s Cantina Alley, 2320 Jazz Alley. Contact: 916 400 4044.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Physical Therapy Board, first of two days, considers regulatory amendments that would require licensees who are on probation to maintain their licenses, disclose to clients that they are serving probation and abstain from working with clients who have not first been diagnosed by a medical doctor; other business. 9 a.m., 2005 Evergreen St. Contact: Elsa Ybarra 916 561 8200.

Agenda and materials here.


State Rehabilitation Council, first of two days, hears Karla Bell with Dept. of Rehabilitation, Michael Thomas with Disability Rights California and others discuss developing incentives for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries to seek employment, also discuss cases where former beneficiaries found work and programs that helped them make successful transitions; other business. 9 a.m., Dept. of Rehabilitation, 721 Capitol Mall Rm. 242. Contact: Kathleen Munyer 916 558 5385.

Agenda here.


Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, seeks comments on proposed regulatory amendments that would require each Timber Harvesting Plan to assess effect it would have on greenhouse gas emissions and its potential for contributing to wildfire risk; Timber Harvesting Plans are “considered ‘functionally equivalent’ to an Environmental Impact Report otherwise required under CEQA;” other business. 9 a.m., 1416 Ninth St. Contact: 916 653 8007.

Agenda here.


State Allocation Board, considers adopting conforming regulations to begin allocating $500 million for Career Technical Education Facilities Program from Prop. 51, $9 billion school bond measure passed in 2016; regulations would establish application period from Sept. 27, 2017 to Nov. 29, 2017 for first $125 million with scores to be announced Feb. 14, 2018; application period for second $125 million would open Sept. 2018; other business. 4 p.m., Rm. 2040. Contact: 916 376 1771.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

SAUSALITO — US Rep. Huffman hosts forum on “protecting national marine sanctuaries and monuments,” participants discuss benefits National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments have on coastal ecology and on coastal economies through fishing, outdoor recreation and tourism, also discuss “threat” from Pres. Trump’s executive order which instituted a review of all national marine sanctuaries and monuments established or expanded after 2007. 10:30 a.m., The Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway. Contact: Alexa Shaffer 202 236 3421.

Also listed: US Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Jackie Speier; former US Rep. Lynn Woolsey; Scott Briscoe, Patagonia; Brian Baird, The Bay Institute and Aquarium of the Bay; Frances Gulland, The Marine Mammal Center; Geoff Shester, Oceana.

Event at capacity, live webcast available here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

California Clean Money Campaign holds rally to support AB 249, would “require the top three funders of ballot measure ads and candidate ads paid for by outside groups to be shown clearly and unambiguously on the ads themselves,” say “over $1 billion was spent on California ballot measures and SuperPAC ads from 2012 to 2016, almost all by donors hiding behind misleading names like ‘Stop Special Interest Money Now’ or ‘Californians Against Higher Health Care Costs.'” 11:45 a.m., Capitol Park, Corner of 12th and N Sts. Contact: Trent Lange 310 428 1556.

Listed speakers: Asms. Kevin Mullin, Matt Dababneh and Laura Friedman; Sens. Ben Allen, Jerry Hill, and Henry Stern; Norma Alcala, CDP Chicano-Latino Caucus; Nicolas Heidorn, California Common Cause; Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb; Trent Lange, California Clean Money Campaign.


Sen. Bob Hertzberg, Asm. Rob Bonta, and and others join rally in support of SB 10, would “reform the bail system to make California communities safer” and “implements a proven model for pre-trial supervision in place of money bail that is just as effective in ensuring defendants keep their court dates and don’t re-offend,” say “requiring people to post a cash bond before their trial doesn’t help public safety; in fact it only keeps poor people who are innocent held in jail while guilty people with means go free.” Noon, North Steps. Contact: Mike Roth 916 444 7170.

Also listed: Laphonza Butler, SEIU California; Mullissa Willette, SEIU Local 521.

Bill up in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 30.

MISCELLANEOUS

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

Followed by Capitol Bible discussion for staff and lobbyists. Noon, Rm. 125.


CALPIRG Students sponsors lobby day, students from UC campuses and elsewhere gather before making legislative office visits in support of SB 100, would require investor owned utilities and other electricity retailers to meet their energy demands with 60% renewables by 2030, after having achieved 33% renewables by 2020, 45% by 2023 and 50% by 2026. 10 a.m., East Lawn. Contact: Jen Engstrom 916 524 1145.


Women in California Leadership sponsors Women’s Equality Day breakfast, with members of CA Legislative Women’s Caucus, table of four $5000. 8:30 a.m., CA Dental Assn. Rotunda, 1201 K St. 15th Floor. Contact: Julie Sandino 916 442 0696.


STUDIO CITY — Eleni Kounalakis, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, discusses campaign with the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee. 12:30 p.m., Jerry’s Famous Deli, 12711 Ventura Blvd. Contact: Katie Merrill 510 508 0572.


Women in Power PAC hosts meet and greet reception for AD 51 candidate Wendy Carrillo; Asm. Cristina Garcia and Sen. Connie Leyva listed to attend. 4 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 551 1430.


Capitol Cup soccer match, Democratic legislators line up against their Republican counterparts; game benefits St. John’s Program for Real Change that helps homeless mothers and children. Ticket $25, includes admission to 8 p.m. Sacramento Republic match. 5:30 p.m., Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Greg Hayes 916 508 1090.

Democratic captains are Sen. Ben Allen and Asm. Rob Bonta; Republican captain is Asm. Jordan Cunningham.

Followed by reception at 6:45 p.m., same location; details here.


California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls holds its inaugural “IMPACT Awards and Fundraiser,” honors “extraordinary women leaders who support the values of the Commission to provide equity, access, and justice for women and girls in California,” honorees include: US Rep. Doris Matsui; Mona Pasquil, appointments secretary to Gov. Brown; Rachel Michelin, exec. dir. of CA Women Lead; and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson. Reception 5:30 p.m., program 6 p.m., TableVine, 1501 14th St. Contact: Nancy Kirshner Rodriguez 916 651 5405.

Tickets $52, available here.