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August 8, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

SANTA ANA — Sen. Tom Umberg and others discuss his SB 665, would use “Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds to pay for services such as prevention, early intervention, crisis management, and administering certain medications when necessary to persons incarcerated in county jails, except for those convicted of a felony,” say it would “provide a major, positive change in outcomes for all of our California communities.” 9:30 a.m., Orange County Central Complex Jail, 550 N Flower St. Contact: Michael Henning 714 558 3785.

Also listed: Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do; Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes; Richard Sanchez, Orange County Health Care Agency.


US Rep. Doris Matsui, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and others announce the sponsor that will have naming rights to the downtown Convention Center and Community Center Theater, which are currently closed for construction and are scheduled to reopen in the fall of next year. 10 a.m., Convention Center Plaza, 13th and K Sts. Contact: Marycon Young 916 719 4173.

Also listed: Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen; Mike Testa, Visit Sacramento.

Matsui and Steinberg also kick off Sacramento’s annual Wide Open Walls mural festival to be held Aug. 8-17, 9 a.m., California Auto Museum, 2200 Front St.; later, Matsui tours Shriners Hospitals for Children–Northern California at 3 p.m., 2425 Stockton Blvd.


SAN FRANCISCO — US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier and retired US Airways captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who successfully ditched an Airbus A320 into the Hudson River in 2009, announce federal legislation that would “address major gaps in aviation safety” in response to “the recent rise of near-misses at airports across the country—including at SFO—and the two deadly Boeing 737 Max jet crashes.” Noon, San Francisco International Airport, The Reflection Room. Contact: Aimee Wall, aimee.wall@mail.house.gov.

Later, DeSaulnier hosts town hall to “provide an update on what is happening in Washington and other news of the day, including this week’s mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.” 6:30 p.m., Charlotte Wood Middle School, 600 El Capitan Dr., Danville.


ORANGE — California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks; Chair Ada Briceño, Democratic Party of Orange County, and others announce that “Democrats are now the majority party in Orange County,” say if it can happen in “Reagan Country” it “can happen anywhere.” Noon, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B. Contact: Hilda Marella Delgado 213 700 3142.

Also listed: Exec. Dir. Jason Berlin, Field Team 6.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Summer recess; reconvene Monday August 12.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 823: Countdown to 2020 Census

  • 9 a.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 1

  • 10 a.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 2

  • 11 a.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 3

  • Noon

    Envisioning CA Panel 4

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 823: Countdown to 2020 Census

  • 9 p.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 1

  • 10 p.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 2

  • 11 p.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 3

THE GOVERNOR

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom tours Hope Street Family Center, discusses “over $2 billion in the state budget for early childhood development,” including funds for “expanding subsidized childcare and preschool facilities, increasing education and training stipends for childcare and preschool workers and increasing childcare access for low-income families.” 10:30 a.m., 1600 S. Hope St. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Also listed: Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris; Sen. Holly Mitchell; Asm. Miguel Santiago.

THE DAILY BREAD

SAN GABRIEL — Ed Chau for Assembly 2020 (49th AD), reception and dinner, Gold $4700, Silver $2500, Bronze $1500, Ticket $150, 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner, Hilton Hotel, 225 W. Valley Blvd. Contact: 626 688 7018.

KEEPING UP

Lindsey Dietz and Jayme Chick

“It’s very important to surround yourself with people who want you to succeed,” says Lindsey Dietz, chief of staff to Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove. For Dietz, one of those people is her mom, Jayme Chick, chief of staff to Assembly Minority Leader Marie Waldron. “In addition to everything else, she’s a wonderful mentor,” says Dietz. “It has been an amazing collaboration,” agrees Chick. Occasionally, in a meeting, Dietz might call Chick “mom” or Chick may call Dietz “sweetheart,” but for the most part “we really have to separate our relationship,” says Dietz. They are committed mentors, determined to find “avenues for growth,” especially for the women who, as Dietz puts it, “get stuck in certain roles” in the building. Chick, who once dreamed of a show business career, began her journey to the Capitol in 1992, when her mother dragged her to an Orange County political rally. “I thought, ‘oh, great, a bunch of boring Republicans,’” Chick laughs. But it changed her life. “Not only did a single mom with four kids find a husband,” she says of herself, “she found a new life and so did her kids.” The husband is Dan Chick, the director of governmental affairs for Health Net. The new life was in government and politics. And the candidate was Bill Morrow, for whom she would work six years in each house. Life was good, but not without crisis. When Dietz was still in elementary school, she nearly died under the weight of a collapsed cinder block wall. “Everything changed,” says Chick. Each day brought new hope and new uncertainty. Dietz underwent nearly 40 surgeries, lost most of her youth to convalescence, and endures pain to this day. “I’ve lived with pain my whole life,” she says. But, like her mother, she considers it, and pretty much everything else, “a blessing.” A consistent refrain in their conversation is, “We’ve been so blessed.” Chick, whose son Eric Dietz is legislative director to Sen. John Moorlach, believes her family, which has overcome long odds, has an obligation to help others. “For the last ten years Lindsey and I have dedicated ourselves to empowering and encouraging others,” says Chick. “We are about sharing hope to those who may feel undervalued or need encouragement, or maybe just need a role model or someone to listen.” Contact: Will Shuck, will@capitolmr.com.


Braving the Hospital Bar Rapid

“What do smart Capitol staff do when the summer temps are high and a high Sierra snowpack starts to melt into the rivers?” asked Gary Link, a former Capitol staffer and current director of public policy for Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region. “They go whitewater rafting, of course.” Link, a whitewater guide for 22 years, said he and 31 Capitol staffers traveled to the South Fork American River on Tuesday for an “educational, active, outdoor experience.” Link arranged the trip in partnership with All Outdoors Whitewater Rafting and Raft California. Participants bought tickets for their day of rafting that started 45 miles east of Sacramento in Lotus and ended 11 miles later at Folsom Lake. Link said the purpose of the trip was to “showcase the river where James Marshall discovered gold, to discuss the fish and wildlife habitat the river supports, especially waterfowl, the benefits of water to Threatened and Endangered species, the renewable energy created to keep homes cool in the hot summer and the multiple downstream benefits to wildlife, agriculture and our communities.” Of course, knowledge has its price and the chilling price the rafters paid was getting doused on a wild ride through the class III Hospital Bar Rapid, named after a gold miner hospital established nearby in the 1850s. All came out safely with big smiles and fond memories, so much so that Link says this trip might become an annual event. Contact: Link, glink@ducks.org.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Public Employment Relations Board, considers authorizing Division of Administrative Law to draft regulatory amendment that would extend time period for filing a request for a continuance from five days before the scheduled hearing to seven days; also considers authorizing drafting of amendment that would remove “good cause” and “lack of prejudice” from “unusual circumstances” standard for evaluating merits of a request for a continuance; other business. 10 a.m., 1031 18th St., Rm. 103. Contact: Felix De La Torre 916 327 8381.

Agenda here.


BURLINGAME — Medical Board of California, first of two days, considers expunging policy established in 2005 that limited the number of enforcement cases an “expert reviewer,” typically a medical specialist, can assist the board with during a one-year period; the policy was put in place over concerns that the reviewers were consistently coming from the same small pool of candidates, but a management study conducted in 2010 found that this policy was hampering the reviewers by separating them from the board at about the time their experience was making them more effective, giving defense counsels an advantage because their “expert reviewers” were not limited by the same policy; other business. 12:15 p.m., Hyatt Regency SFO, 1333 Bayshore HwyContact: Carlos Villatoro 916 263 2394.

Second day meeting begins at 9 a.m.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN DIEGO — Carl DeMaio, Republican CD 50 candidate and founder of Reform California, and Tom Manzo, California Business & Industrial Alliance, addresses “San Diego Business Breakfast,” discuss how to avoid “frivolous and costly lawsuits being filed against businesses across California under the predatory Private Attorneys General Act Law.” Free. RSVP required. 8 a.m., Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South. Contact: Maryann Marino 949 375 0856.

Sponsored by Reform California and Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Janea Scott, vice chair of the California Energy Commission, leads workshop on supporting climate resilient research and encouraging utilities to adapt to promising innovations; state and local government representatives and representatives from the energy sector discuss research; academics, rural “stakeholders” and utility representatives discuss adaptation. 10 a.m., 1516 Ninth St., Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room. Contact: 916 654 4989.


Fish and Game Commission sponsors workshop on “climate resilient water portfolio,” Nancy Vogel, director of Governor’s Water Portfolio Program, and others “shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century.” 11 a.m. or upon conclusion of Fish and Game Commission meeting, 1416 Ninth St. Contact: 916 653 4899.

Agenda here.


Research fellow Julien Lafortune with Public Policy Institute of California discusses his report “School Resources and the Local Control Funding Formula: Is Increased Spending Reaching High-Need Students?” noting the formula has made district-level funding more equitable, but gains at the student level are smaller,” and panelists discuss “improving educational outcomes for the state’s highest-need students;” lunch served. Noon, Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th St., Second floor. Contact: Steven Bliss 415 291 4412.

Panelists listed: Ricardo Cano, CalMatters; Deborah Gonzalez, PPIC; Kent Kern, San Juan Unified School District; Michael Kirst, former State Board of Education President; Samantha Tran, Children Now.

Registration and webcast details here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

“Recall Petition Rally.” 11 a.m., North Steps. Contact: California Highway Patrol Capitol Office 916 445 3876.

MISCELLANEOUS

“Walk to Thrive,” sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, weekly one-mile walk led by KP physician Eduardo Bermudez of internal medicine; starts and finishes at the Capitol Mall Farmers Market. 11:45 a.m., Kaiser Booth, 6th and Capitol Mall. Contact: kpwalktothrive@kp.org.


SAN FRANCISCO — US Rep. Jackie Speier discusses her book, “Undaunted,” and her “political career” and “her path to leadership.” $75, hosted by Hotel Council of San Francisco’s Women in Leadership Committee. 5 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St. Contact: Erica Green 415 391 5197.


REDWOOD CITY — US Rep. Anna Eshoo hosts town hall, discusses legislation. 7 p.m., Cañada College Theater, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. Contact: Michael Brady 202 226 5304.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Campbell Strategy & Advocacy, East West Bank, 8/6/19… Capitol Connection, following clients subcontracted from Jones Day: Abrams Capital Management LP; Nut Tree Capital Management; Owl Creek Asset Management LP; Pentwater Capital Management LP; Redwood Capital Management LP; Silver Point Capital LP; Steadfast Capital Management LP; Stonehill Capital Management LP; Warlander Asset Management LP; 683 Capital Partners LP; Latigo Partners LP; Meadowfin LLC; D.E. Shaw & Co. LP; Centerbridge Partners LP; Knighthead Capital Management LP; First Pacific Advisors LP; York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC; Newtyn Management LLC; Anchorage Capital Group LLC; HBK Investments LP; MSD Capital LP; MSD Partners LP; SteelMill Master Fund LP; Serengeti Asset Management LP; Monarch Alternative Capital LP; Sachem Head Capital Management LP, 8/6/19… DeBoo Communications, Wayfarer Inc. for Campbell Strategy & Advocacy, 8/6/19… KP Public Affairs, Smile Direct Club, 8/6/19… Manticore Advocacy, Small Business California; Opportunity Fund for Kammerer & Company, 8/6/19… Sheehy Strategy Group, Omega Flex Inc., 8/6/19.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Platinum Advisors, Accela Inc., 8/6/19.

POLITICAL NOTES

Eric Early’s campaign for CD 28 has distributed a video of US Rep. Devin Nunes appearing on a broadcast on the One America News Network, campaign says: “Congressman Nunes said, ‘Mr. Early is a good candidate, qualified candidate… If he can raise money I think he can get a message across.'” Release hereEarly, a Republican, is a business and real estate attorney. Contact: ericearlyca@gmail.com.


Cottie Petrie-Norris’ reelection campaign for AD 74 reports an endorsement from EMILY’s List. Release herePetrie-Norris, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2018. Contact: Derek Humphrey, derek@overland-strategies.com.


June Cutter’s campaign for AD 77  reports that “newly-minted Democrat” Asm. Brian Maienschein “sent out two taxpayer-funded mailers in one week,” which is “an apparent use of the controversial California law that allows legislators to send taxpayer-funded mailers to constituents;” campaign consultant Duane Dichiara asks: “How much taxpayer money was spent on these mailings?… Would the Assemblyman be willing to sit down with the local media and explain why these mailings are vital to serving his constituency (if so, we are happy to set the time and place… I’ll even bring the coffee)?” Release here. Cutter, a Republican, is an attorney and owns a boutique organizing business. Contact: Duane Dichiara 916 997 4784.

LAW AND ORDER

State Water Resources Control Board has announced reaching a settlement with the Lamb Gianelli Family Limited Partnership for “having repeatedly failed to file timely reports of annual water use” despite “frequent reminders, offers of assistance and enforcement actions to induce compliance.” Terms of the settlement are for Lamb Gianelli to pay a fine of $20,000 and to lose a portion of the water rights conferred under a 1926 license for a 603-acre parcel in the Delta located at 13022 West Walnut Grove Road. Contact: Michael.George@waterboards.ca.gov.

R.I.P. KEN KHACHIGIAN'S FISHHOOK STRATEGY - 8/7/19

By: Bob Muholland, Democratic National Committee member. Contact: 916 996 8666.

Ken Khachigian was known as the “Lion,” of the California Republicans. A top Nixon aide, a speechwriter for President Reagan and a top consultant for many Republican candidates, including Bruce Herschensohn in the 1992 US Senate election, that Barbara Boxer won.

Khachigian often talked about the GOP strategy to win statewide races lay in sweeping the Central Valley south through the Inland Empire, then west through San Diego, then north to Orange County.

Well, today (8/7/19), it is official – the tip of that Fishhook was broken off in Orange County and turned Blue. Secretary Clinton beating Trump in Orange County in 2016 by over 100,000 votes was the Light at the End of the Tunnel. The complete sweep of congressional races in Orange County in 2018 was the sign that Democrats were coming out of that cold Red Tunnel. Today, the Red Iron Curtain has collapsed.

The last time that Orange County was a Blue County in registration, was 41 years ago in October 1978. Recently, San Luis Obispo became a Blue County, so now 34 counties (including the Inland Empire), in California are Blue and the GOP continues to shrink in registration, elected officials and have the Trump albatross around their head. Last year the Republicans led by Trump and GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy lost 7 House seats in California. The congressional delegation in California is now 46 Democrats and just 7 Republicans, including Duncan Hunter, under indictment. The 7 men now Caucus in the men’s bathroom in the congressional gym.

Great job by the Orange County Democratic Party, under the Leadership of Chair Ada Briceño.

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PREVIEW

Friday, August 09, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

MILPITAS — Asm. Kansen Chu presents $3.75 million commemorative check representing state funds he secured to mayors and police chiefs from Milpitas, Fremont, Newark, Santa Clara and San Jose, says each city will receive $750,000 “to address drastic increases in the rate of smash-and-grab theft from parked vehicles” by raising public awareness, funding overtime for police and purchasing signs and equipment that can help deter criminals. 10 a.m., Milpitas Police Dept., 1275 N. Milpitas Blvd. Contact: Simone Chien 408 262 2501.

Also listed: Mayor Rich Tran and Police Chief Armando Corpuz, Milpitas; Chief Michael Sellers and Dep. Chief Dan Winter, Santa Clara Police Dept.; Chief Eddie Garcia and Dep. Chief Shawny K. Williams, San Jose Police Dept.; Mayor Alan Nagy and Police Chief Michael Carroll, Newark; Police Chief Kimberly Petersen, Fremont.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Summer recess; reconvene Monday August 12.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Envisioning CA Panel 4

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 825: Water in San Joaquin Valley

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Select Committee on Gun Violence (7.2.19)

  • 2 p.m

    Assembly Select Committee on Climate Change (7.9.19)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics on Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 825: Water in San Joaquin Valley

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Select Committee on Gun Violence (7.2.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced.

THE DAILY BREAD

SATURDAY, HELENA — Bill Dodd for Senate 2020 (3rd SD), party, “enjoy live music, barbecued chicken and tri-tip, lawn games for all ages and kids are free with your ticket purchase,” Diamond $4700, Platinum $2500, Gold $1000, Silver $500, Bronze $250, Ticket $35, 6 p.m., Pestoni Family Estate Winery, 1673 St. Helena Hwy. Contact: angelica@billdodd.com.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

SAN FRANCISCO — Judicial Council of California, the administrative policymaking body of California courts, considers awarding $75 million to 16 courts for evaluating pretrial release programs that are using “the least restrictive monitoring practices possible while protecting public safety and ensuring court appearances,” validating “use of risk assessment tools” and monitoring for “any bias;” other business. 10:30 a.m., 455 Golden Gate Ave. Contact: Merrill Balassone 415 865 7740.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

SUNNYVALE — Education Summit, sponsored by Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and others discuss topics including “building a diverse, inclusive workforce,” “smart education policy,” and the reality that “kids matter” to “Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project.” 8 a.m., NetApp, 1395 Crossman Ave. Contact: Kimberly Ellis 408 501 7853.

Other listed speakers include: Lande Ajose, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s senior advisor for higher education.

Details here.


CHINO HILLS — Treasurer Fiona Ma and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman sponsor small business workshop, topics include: “access to capital, marketing and retirement programs for small business employees,” participants also discuss CalSavers Retirement Savings program that launched July 1 and ScholarShare 529 college savings plan. 9 a.m., Chino Hills Community Center, Great Oak Hall, Rooms A and B, 14250 Peyton Dr. Contact: Mark DeSio 916 651 6088.


“Communicate Success to Your Customers Using Data,” workshop hosted by CA State Information Officers Council, Oliver Wise, former director of City of New Orleans’ Office of Performance and Accountability, discusses “how to leverage your agency’s data to improve relations with the public, your CA State internal customers and to improve program performance.” 9 a.m., CalPERS, 400 Q St., North Building, Rm. 1140. Contact: lisa.kunz@calpers.ca.gov.

Tickets $20, register here.


MOUNTAIN VIEW — Asm. Adam Gray and the Merced Boosters co-host “Valley to Valley,” a forum which aims to “strengthen and improve the relationship between the Central Valley and the Bay Area,” topics include “housing challenges and working remotely” and “advancements in Ag Tech.” 10 a.m., Computer History Museum, Boole Room, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd. Contact: Taylor Giroux 916 319 2021.

Followed by tour of Google campus at 3:30 p.m.

More details here.

MISCELLANEOUS

BURLINGAME — Sen. Jerry Hill hosts “Java with Jerry” community coffee, provides a legislative update. 9 a.m., Il Piccolo Caffe, 1219 Broadway Ave. Contact: 650 212 3313.


WellSpace Health Women’s Health Center hosts open house to discuss its facilities and services available to pregnant women, includes demonstration of its “three, state-of-the-art 3D ultrasound machines” recently donated by Anthem Blue Cross, say offering ultrasound services in-house is “already simplifying the healthcare process for patients and demonstrating improved outcomes” and that “clinicians no longer have to refer women to outside facilities and then wait for ultrasound results to develop care plans.” 10 a.m., 7601 Hospital Dr. Contact: Mike Bowman 916 584 6043.

Listed to attend: US Rep. Doris Matsui and Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, who is also chair of First5 Sacramento Commission.

Later, Matsui attends “Vigil of Lament and Hope: Prayers to End Gun Violence” with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and others. 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave. Contact: Kyle Morse 202 557 4880.


School bus drivers from Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento, 100 expected, gather for lunch following their tour of the Capitol. 12:30 p.m., Cactus Garden. Contact: 916 566 1600.


MONTEBELLO — Asm. Cristina Garcia, with Montebello Recreation and Community Services, hosts “Summer Movie Night,” screens “Captain Marvel;” event also includes Garcia’s legislative report, a women’s resource fair and a “keeping culture alive artwalk.” 7 p.m., Montebello Amphitheatre, 1401 W. Whittier Blvd. Contact: Rida Hamida 562 861 5803.


SATURDAY, SAN JOSE — Asm. Ash Kalra, with Santa Clara Supervisor Dave Cortese and others, sponsors “San Jose VeggieFest 2019,” includes “live multicultural performances, plant based foods, state and city resources and local vendors.” 10 a.m., Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave. Contact: Teresa Gomez 408 277 1220.


SATURDAY, TORRANCE — Asm. Al Muratsuchi, with Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, sponsors Children’s Day Health Fair, offers dental screenings and health check-ups, distributes school supplies, etc. 10 a.m., Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W. Carson St. Contact: 310 375 0691.


SATURDAY, SAN BERNARDINO — Asm. James Ramos hosts School Supply Block Party, distributes backpacks and school supplies, offers health screenings, etc. 10 a.m., Cathedral of Praise International Ministries, 3030 N. Del Rosa Ave. Contact: Brendan Wiles 909 476 5023.


SATURDAY, CULVER CITY — Peace and Freedom Party of California State Central Committee meeting, first of two days, “if you have proposals for endorsements, resolutions, and/or bylaws changes, please bring them in writing with enough copies for all.” Noon, Peace Center West, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd. Contact: 510 465 9414.