Wednesday

December 12, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announces preliminary insured loss amounts from the Camp Fire in Butte County, Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and the Hill Fire in Ventura County, which together “damaged or destroyed nearly 20,000 structures and tragically claimed 88 lives;” also discusses his actions to help victims, “including issuing a notice to insurers to expedite claims and a declaration of emergency to allow insurance companies to use out-of-state adjuster.” 10:30 a.m., Dept. of Insurance, 13th Floor, 300 Capitol Mall. Contact: 916 492 3566.


OROVILLE — US Attorney McGregor Scott, FBI Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan and others discuss “fraud schemes to avoid in the aftermath of the Camp Fire.” 1:30 p.m., Butte County District Attorney’s Office, 25 County Center Dr. Contact: Lauren Horwood, Lauren.Horwood@usdoj.gov.

Also listed: Butte County District Attorney Michael Ramsey; David Canez, US Dept. of Homeland Security.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Recess.

Reconvenes January 7 2019.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Children’s Health Conference Panel 3 (9.13.18)

  • 1 a.m.

    Children’s Health Conference Panel 4 (9.13.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Informational Hearing on Foster Care (10.15.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report Fighting Fire with Fire: Rethinking Forest Management

  • 9 a.m.

    Capitol Weekly Election Post Mortem Panel 1 (11.8.18)

  • 10:30 a.m.

    Capitol Weekly Election Post Mortem Panel 2 (11.8.18)

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Capitol Weekly Election Post Mortem Panel 3 (11.8.18)

  • 12:30 p.m.

    Capitol Weekly Election Post Mortem Keynote (11.8.18)

  • 2 p.m.

    Informational Hearing on Foster Care (10.15.18)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report Fighting Fire with Fire: Rethinking Forest Management

  • 9 p.m.

    Capitol Weekly Election Post Mortem Panel 1 (11.8.18)

  • 10:30 p.m.

    Capitol Weekly Election Post Mortem Panel 2 (11.8.18)

  • 11:30 p.m.

    Capitol Weekly Election Post Mortem Panel 3 (11.8.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:10 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

KEEPING UP

The office of Sen. Shannon Grove has announced hiring staff for her Capitol office. Lindsey Dietz is chief of staff. She was most recently chief of staff for Grove’s predecessor, former Sen. Jean Fuller. Grove also hired Elizabeth Watson as legislative director. She was most recently legislative director for former Sen. Janet Nguyen. Suzanne Miller has joined the office as scheduler. She was most recently executive assistant/scheduler for former Sen. Nguyen. And, Maxie Holmberg-Douglas is press secretary. Holmberg-Douglas was previously communications director for Asm. Brian Dahle. Contact: Lindsey.Dietz@sen.ca.gov.


The office of Asm. Blanca Rubio reports having hired Minnie Santillan as its chief of staff. Most recently, Santillan was working as a political consultant at the firm she founded with Joe Devlin, Santillan and Devlin, and she’ll continue her work with the firm. Santillan’s previous work at the Capitol includes being chief of staff for Asm. Marc Levine, former Asm. Henry Perea and for former Sen. Tony MendozaSantillan succeeds Marc Engstrom, who now works for Asm. Jim Frazier. Contact: Taylor Woolfork 916 319 2048.


The office of Asm. Jay Obernolte reports the California Small Business Assn. named Obernolte its Small Business Assembly Legislator of the Year. Obernolte says he will “continue to fight for a healthy business climate in California to ensure that small businesses can continue to thrive in our state.” Contact: Teresa Trujillo 916 319 2033.


Teri Burns, director of policy and legislation at the State Board of Education, is retiring Dec. 21 after 36 years working in the Capitol community. Burns was a legislative consultant from 1982 to 1999 for then-Sens. Omer Rains, Alan Robbins and Pro Tem David Roberti; and Sens. Bill Lockyer and Quentin Kopp. She left the Capitol to become Deputy Superintendent for Government Affairs under Supts. of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin and Jack O’Connell for six years. After that, she began lobbying for Birdsall & Associates, School Innovations & Advocacy and the California School Board Assn. before returning to the Dept. of Education this year. Burns was also a long-time public school trustee in the Natomas area, having served on the board that now oversees the Natomas Unified School District since 1985. She lost her re-election bid this year. She says her post-retirement plans are “riding my horse, working on my house and traveling.” Her farewell gathering is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: Burns, tburns@cde.ca.gov.


The California State Archives has released “Soldiers’ Ballots: Voting by Mail during the Civil War,” the latest in a series of online exhibits in partnership with Google. The exhibit features old posters, legislative records and ballots from various California elections. Secretary of State Alex Padilla says the story of voting by mail is originally rooted in the Civil War. “As Californians left to serve in the Union Army during the Civil War, another battle unfolded behind the scenes in the State Legislature to protect theses soldiers’ right to vote,” Padilla said. “The State Archives tells an important story of electoral innovation created to protect our soldiers’ right to vote.” Contact: Sam Mahood 916 653 6575.


On Monday, we incorrectly wrote that the Subcommittee on the Selection of the Legislative Analyst will vet candidates to succeed Mac Taylor, who is retiring at the end of this year, in both public and closed hearings. The committee will only hold closed hearings, the next of which is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18. Ray Sotero, the committee’s spokesperson, says Taylor’s successor is expected to be named early next year. Contact: Sotero 916 651 4030.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

NEWPORT BEACH — California Coastal Commission, first of three days, considers staff recommendation to approve application from Beach Oil Minerals and Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to cease oil production from 74 wells in Long Beach and begin drilling 120 new wells at a nearby site that could produce 24,000 barrels per day and emit 70,000 tons of greenhouse gas per year above the level of emissions generated by existing oil operation; application also seeks permission to start a wetlands restoration project on a portion of the existing oil field and to convert an existing building into a visitor’s center for the Los Cerritos Wetlands; other business. 9 a.m., City Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Dr. Contact: Noaki Schwartz 562 590 5071.

Agenda here.


OCEANSIDE — Fish and Game Commission, first of two days, considers authorizing publication of proposed regulations for bow hunting intended to ensure that archery equipment is forceful enough to project an arrow capable killing a game mammal; regulations call for prescribing 40 pounds as the draw weight at which a bow reaches ready-to-fire position and 125 pounds for a cross bow; regulations would also allow hunters to carry concealed firearms under an archery-only tag while hunting big game other than deer; other business. 9 a.m., QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida del OroContact: 916 653 4899.

Second day meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

Agenda here.


Board of Equalization, first of two days, considers making several amendments to property tax rules that include explicitly stating county appeal boards must ensure taxpayers are given an opportunity for a meaningful and timely hearing and to require that reasonable cause is established to postpone or continue hearings for longer than 90 days unless both parties agree to the postponement or continuation; other business. 9:30 a.m., 450 N St. Rm. 121. Contact: 916 322 2270.

Second day meeting begins at 10 a.m.

Agenda here.


Gambling Control Commission, first of two days, conducts evidentiary hearing to consider application from Vanessa Ellis for a Third-Party Player Proposition Services License, which is required to work at a casino filling in seats, typically at poker games, when the games get shorthanded; Dept. of Justice recommends denying the application on the grounds Ellis “has displayed a lack of integrity and character” in part for her failure to pay multiple driving violation tickets, leading to the suspension of her driver license, though she continued to drive; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Hearing Room 100. Contact: Fred Castano, fcastano@cgcc.ca.gov.

Agendas here.


LAS VEGAS — Colorado River Board of California, hears report from lobbyist Sara Tucker from Natural Resource Results, which represents the board in Washington DC; other business. 10 a.m., Caesars Palace, 3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Augustus III Rm. Contact: Chris Harris 818 500 1625.

Agenda here.


California Pollution Control Financing Authority, considers staff recommendation to approve amendment to 2014 indenture in which $138.5 million in tax exempt bonds for plant improvements were issued for Arakelian Enterprises, dba Athens Services, a waste hauler operating in San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties; Arakelian and the holders of the notes, which were placed privately among three banks, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West and Union Bank, seek to change the indenture’s formula so the note holders will share a higher percentage of the company’s savings from its federal tax rate dropping from 35% to 21%, according to the 2017 Tax Act; other business. 10:30 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: 916 654 5610.

Agenda here.


FOLSOM — California Independent System Operator, Board of Governors, first of two days, considers approving a 2019 revenue requirement of $193.5 million, which “remains within the tight range that the ISO has maintained over the past thirteen budget cycles and beneath the FERC-approved cap of $202 million” and is “a $3.7 million decrease in the revenue requirement compared to 2018;” other business. 10:30 a.m., 250 Outcropping Way. Contact: 916 351 4400.

General session meets 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Agenda here.


California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, considers authorizing $68 million in tax-exempt bonds for the Mission Bay South – Block 6 West project in San Francisco, a proposed four-building development with 140 units of affordable housing, 35 of which will be set aside for households voluntarily relocating from public housing sites to be renovated through the city’s HOPE SF initiative, as well as an early care center and a music center; other business. 11 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Laura Whittall-Scherfee 916 653 3255.

Agenda here.


California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, considers adopting emergency regulations that would increase fees affordable housing developers are allowed to collect in addition to the 4% tax credits they receive and would lift the $5 million cap on the amount of state tax credits awarded to a single project as long as the developer has maximized available federal credits first; other business. 11:15 a.m. or upon adjournment of CDLAC meeting, 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Mark Stivers 916 654 6340.

Also TELEMEETING location at LA County Office of the Assessor, 500 W. Temple St., Rm. 320.

Agenda here.


WEST SACRAMENTO — California Earthquake Authority (CEA) Governing Board, hears presentation by Chief Communications Officer Chris Nance on CEA’s 2018 advertising campaign and participation in the October 2018 Great California Shakeout, an earthquake preparedness drill; other business. Noon, CalSTRS Headquarters, 100 Waterfront Pl. Contact: Sarah Sol 916 661 5502.

Agenda and meeting materials here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN JOSE — Sen. Jim Beall addresses members of the American Society of Civil Engineers, San Jose Branch, discusses “SB 1 and transportation funding.” Noon, Olla Cocina, 17 N. San Pedro St. Contact: Rodney Foo 408 558 1295.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

CA State Auditor’s office has released its report, “City of Montebello: Its Structural Deficit and Poor Operational Processes Threaten the City’s Financial Stability and Delivery of Public Services,” says Montebello is a “high-risk local government agency,” finds its general fund has contributed $6 million over the last ten years to a municipal golf course fund, its water system needs $1.6 million in urgent repairs, and its growing retirement costs and health benefit obligations all place pressure on the city’s finances, recommends the city “reevaluate selling its water utility and explore alternatives for its golf course.” Contact: Margarita Fernández 916 445 0255.


Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its report, “Evaluation of a Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Manufacturers,” examines sales tax exemption program administered by California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Authority, finds “program’s economic effects are highly uncertain and its net environmental effects likely are limited;” and finds its processes are “unnecessarily complex;” recommends legislature let it sunset Jan. 1, 2021. Contact: 916 445 4656.


The UCLA Politics and Policy Initiative releases study “documenting growth in the Latino vote from 2014-2018,” finds “Latino concentrated areas had the largest growth in voter turnout of anywhere in the country,” concludes “Latino vote increased by 96% in four years compared to a 37% increase in the non-Latino vote.” Contact: Sona Diaz 310 794 9498.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

3rd Annual Women Empowered Forum, sponsored by California Women in Energy, Asm. Luz Rivas and others join panel discussions, topics include “transportation electrification,” reliability and business and personal development strategies. $150. 9 a.m., Sterling Hotel, 1300 H St. Contact: Amy Mmagu, californiawomeninenergy@gmail.com.

Other speakers listed: Nancy Saracino (moderator), Western Energy and Water; Jaime Gannon, CA Public Utilities Commission; Virginia Thompson, CA Independent System Operator; Michelle Reimers, Turlock Irrigation District; Dorothy Rothrock, CA Manufacturer’s and Technology Assn.; Shaina Brown (moderator), Office of Sen. Henry Stern; Beth Vaughn, CA Community Choice Assn.; Anne Neville (moderator), CA Research Bureau; Tatum Holland, Arnold & Porter; Mayte Sanchez, CA Independent System Operator; Katerina Robinson (moderator), Office of Sen. Nancy Skinner; Analisa Bevan, CA Air Resources Board; Melanie Wiegner, Ford Motor Company; Renee Samson, ChargePoint; Hanna Grene, PXiSE; Amber Blixt (moderator), Independent Energy Producers Assn.; Maren Conrad, artist; Tami Hackbarth, life coach.

Register here.


Public Policy Institute of California sponsors luncheon forum on “Higher Education as a Driver of Economic Mobility,” PPIC researcher Sarah Bohn outlines findings from report that found “value of college degree at its highest in decades” and “earnings benefit underscores need to address equity gaps;” free, lunch served, please RSVP. Noon, Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th St. Contact: Kelly Holt 415 291 4498

Details here.

MISCELLANEOUS

Capitol holiday music program continues with performance by the Sacramento Valley Chorus. 11 a.m., Rotunda. Contact: 916 324 0333.

Followed by Davis High School Madrigals and Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir at noon.


INDIO — Sen. Jeff Stone hosts holiday open house at his district office, collects socks “to be donated to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission and Martha’s Village and Kitchen,” light refreshments served. 11 a.m., 45-125 Smurr St., Ste. B. Contact: 760 398 6442.


Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features Chanteuses Vocal Ensemble with director Judy Britts. Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. Contact: 916 442 8939.


Asm. Kevin McCarty hosts his 4th Annual Holiday Reception & Toy Drive in partnership with Access Sacramento, discusses “this year’s legislative accomplishments,” also collects new, unwrapped toys for families served by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services; hor d’oeuvres and refreshments served and includes live musical performances. 4:30 p.m., Julia Morgan House, 3731 T St. Contact: 916 324 4676.


USC Alumni Club of Sacramento hosts annual holiday party, “anyone who brings an unwrapped gift for the Mustard Seed School will get their first drink on us as a thank you,” also light appetizers provided. 5 p.m., Cafe a Cote, 1201 K St. Contact: sacramento@alumni.usc.edu.

Details here.


LAGUNA HILLS — Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates hosts holiday open house in her district office, discusses legislation; refreshments served. 5 p.m., 24031 El Toro Rd. Contact: 949 598 5850.


CA State Information Officers Council hosts annual “Winter Mega Mixer,” open to all communications and media professionals and “students looking to connect with some of the top professionals in the region,” includes raffle; ticket $15, benefits North Valley Community Foundation’s Camp Fire Relief Fund. 5:30 p.m., Ruhstaller Downtown Taproom, 726 K St. Contact: Lisa Kunz, lisa.kunz@calpers.ca.gov.

Details here.


Sacramento Stonewall Democrats host holiday party, “food, a fabulous raffle and fun galore,” new members receive complimentary beverages and “existing members can pick up their membership pins.” 5:30 p.m., Kupros, 1217 21st St. Contact: communications@sacstonewall.org.


WOODLAND — Local parole officers from Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation take their parolees’ children on Christmas shopping spree using donated funds from their friends and families and $25 gift cards donated by Target; also anonymous donor gives the children new bikes. 6 p.m., Woodland Target Store, 2185 Bronze Star Dr. Contact: Luis Patino 916 445 4950.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Delgado Government Affairs, County Behavioral Health Directors Assn.; District Hospital Leadership Forum, 12/11/18… Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, Assn. of Surgical Technologists, 12/10/18… Paul Hastings, Covanta Energy Group, 12/7/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Connie Delgado, Delgado Government Affairs, 12/11/18… Elizabeth Esquivel, CA Assn. of School Business Officials, 12/10/18… Sumil Memon, Crescent Capital Group, 12/10/18… Christina Van Beelen, Magnetar Capital, 12/10/18.

POLITICAL NOTES

Asm. Kevin Kiley’s campaign for SD 1 reports that Kiley received a “perfect score” on the 2018 Legislative Report Card by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. Release here. Kiley, a Republican, was elected to the Assembly in 2016, and launched the Ose-Kiley Cattle company with business partner, former US Rep. Doug Ose, in early 2018. Contact: Dave Gilliard 916 626 6804.


Rex Hime’s campaign for SD 1 reports an endorsement from former Gov. Pete Wilson. Release hereHime, a Republican, is president of the California Business Properties Assn. Contact: Matt Rexroad 916 648 1222.


Former Asm. David Hadley’s campaign for chair of the California Republican Party compares his chairmanship strategy to religious evangelizing: “If we want to spread our faith, subordinating our needs to the needs of newcomers is part of the deal. So it is with growing the GOP in California – we need to be servant leaders who are intentionally seeker-friendly,” says: “I respect Travis Allen’s ability to feed the faithful – he is a favorite of many of our most committed activists. But Travis campaigned for governor for a year and got 9.5% of the vote. The faithful alone are not numerous enough to fill the pews in California, or to elect Republicans. I respect Steve Frank’s decades of activism and service – he has been tireless in his efforts and I gain from his writings. But read his California Political News and Views as a newcomer: a daily outpouring of outrage and ridicule is not a foundation for a seeker-friendly GOP.” Release here. Hadley, a Republican, was appointed to CAGOP vice chair in July 2018 and elected to the Assembly in 2014. Contact: Hadley, davidfhadley@gmail.com.

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PREVIEW

Thursday, December 13, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Recess.

Reconvenes January 7 2019.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 12:30 a.m.

    Capitol Weekly Election Post Mortem Keynote(11.8.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Informational Hearing on Cannabis Industry (5.14.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

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

  • 9 a.m.

    Children’s Health Conference Panel 1 (9.13.18)

  • 10 a.m.

    Children’s Health Conference Panel 2 (9.13.18)

  • 11 a.m.

    Children’s Health Conference keynote (9.13.18)

  • Noon

    Children’s Health Conference Panel 3 (9.13.18)

  • 1 p.m.

    Children’s Health Conference Panel 4 (9.13.18)

  • 2 p.m.

    Informational Hearing on Cannabis Industry (5.14.18)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

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

  • 9 p.m.

    Children’s Health Conference Panel 1 (9.13.18)

  • 10 p.m.

    Children’s Health Conference Panel 2 (9.13.18)

  • 11 p.m.

    Children’s Health Conference keynote (9.13.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:20 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Tom Torlakson for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2014 Office Holder Account, coffee with Supt.-elect Tony Thurmond, Ticket $1000, 8 a.m., Chicory, 1131 11th St. Contact: 805 458 0433.

“Celebrate Tom’s leadership… as well as 40 continuous years in elected public service.”

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Air Resources Board, first of two days, considers approving plan for spending $153 million from $800 million settlement with Volkswagen for emissions cheating on developing fueling infrastructure for electric vehicles; a large majority of the money goes toward metro areas with smaller amounts for building fueling areas along highways and in rural areas; other business. 9 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St., Coastal Hearing Rm. Contact: 916 324 5930.

Second day of meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — CA Public Utilities Commission, considers opening study into wildfire mitigation through proactive shut-downs of power lines in fire prone conditions, such as strong winds or extreme heat; topics of study include types of conditions that could mandate shutdowns, coordinating with state and local first responders and mitigating impact to vulnerable populations; other business. 9:30 a.m., 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: 415 703 2074.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun, considers Finance Committee recommendation to discontinue its efforts to collect $19,848 from South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Company, which declared bankruptcy in 2017, being that “further collection efforts would not be economic in light of the costs of collection;” other business. 9:30 a.m., 660 Davis St. Contact: Allen Garfinkle 415 397 2253.

Agenda here.


LOS ALAMITOS — California Horse Racing Board, considers approving satellite wagering license to Derby Room, a sports bar and restaurant scheduled to open this month in Norco; other business. 9:30 a.m., Los Alamitos Race Course, 4961 Katella Ave. Contact: 916 263 6000.

Agenda here.


Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, hears update on operations from its new executive officer Christina Shupe, who started Monday after working the past eight years as director of the Citizens Redistricting Commission, she succeeds Marley Hart, who retired; other business. 10 a.m., State Resources Building, Auditorium, 1416 9th St. Contact: Frank Polizzi 510 286 6458.

Agenda here.


Victim Compensation Board, hears erroneous conviction claim of Emmanuel Castillo-Lopez, who seeks $229,880 in compensation for 1,642 days in prison; the Attorney General concluded Castillo-Lopez was entitled to $59,780 for 427 days of his sentence after receiving a finding of factual innocence for the charge of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, but objects to compensation for the remaining days when Castillo-Lopez was simultaneously serving a four-year term for two valid convictions; other business. 10 a.m., 400 R St. Contact: Mary Thomson 916 491 6481.

Agenda here.


High-Speed Rail Authority, considers approving its internal audit plan for fiscal year 2018-19; other business. 10 a.m., Dept. of Healthcare Services, 1500 Capitol Ave. Contact: 916 324 1541.

Agenda here.


OAKLAND — Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the CA Institute for Regenerative Medicine, joint TELEMEETING with its Application Review Subcommittee, considers awarding $6 million to Angiocrine Bioscience of San Diego for research into using genetically engineered cells from human umbilical vein tissue to help with recovery from high-dose chemotherapy for lymphoma and other cancers; other business. 10 a.m., 1999 Harrison St. Ste. 1650. Contact: Kevin McCormack, KMcCormack@cirm.ca.gov.

Other locations in South San Francisco and Stanford.

Agenda here.


ScholarShare Investment Board, oversees California’s 529 College Savings Plan, discusses review by the program’s manager, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing Inc., which evaluated the program’s investment strategy and made recommendations including that the fund switch from grouping participants within an age range to grouping them according to when they enroll, that way “instead of moving the participant between age bands, the participant will remain in the same enrollment date fund, and the fund will change asset allocations over time;” other business. 1 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Room 587. Contact: 916 651 6380.

Agenda here.


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Contractors State License Board, considers proposal from the California Pool and Spa Assn. for legislation that would establish a voluntary advanced certification program for swimming pool contractors to address “wide gaps in the skills” of pool and spa contractors as “revealed in the large number of complaints made to the Board against swimming pool contractors;” other business. 1 p.m., Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport, 250 Gateway Blvd. Contact: 916 255 4000.

Agenda and meeting materials here.


SAN FRANCISCO — State Personnel Board, considers request from CalHR and CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation to revise classification specifications for its Correctional Officer, Youth Correctional Counselor and Correctional Counselor I and II to include updated requirements to “facilitate and promote the department’s rehabilitative programs and public safety efforts;” other business. 2 p.m., 455 Golden Gate Ave. Contact: 916 653 1028.

Agenda here.

MISCELLANEOUS

Capitol holiday music program continues with performance by the Natomas Charter School of the Performing Arts String Orchestra. 11 a.m., Rotunda. Contact: 916 324 0333.

Followed by Sheldon High School Vocal Ensemble at noon.


Office of Secty. of State Alex Padilla conducts randomized alphabet drawing to determine order in which candidates’ names will appear on ballots for March 5, 2019 municipal elections. 11 a.m., Secretary of State’s Office, Elections Division, 5th Floor, 1500 11th St. Contact: 916 653 6575.


Capitol LGBTQ Assn. resumes monthly no-host mixer, members discuss upcoming board elections, “ideas for a great interim session event,” etc. 5:15 p.m., Capitol Garage, 1500 K St. Contact: Nicole Restmeyer, Nicole.Restmeyer@asm.ca.gov.


FRESNO — NextGen America Pres. Tom Steyer hosts roundtable discussion on “the right to clean air and water,” the second among “the 5 rights,” the others being 1. “the right to an equal vote in a fair democracy;” 3. “the right to learn, from pre-K through college and advanced skills training;” 4. “the right to earn a living wage:” 5. “the right to health.” 5:30 p.m., Falls Event Center, 4105 West Figarden Dr. Contact: Steyer, press@tomsteyer.com.

Other speakers listed: Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers Assn.; Vien Truong, Green for All; Susana De Anda, Community Water Center; Veronica Garibay, Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability; Dolores Barajas-Weller, Central Valley Clean Air Quality Coalition; Stan Greschner, Grid Alternatives.


VENTURA — Asm. Monique Limón, with Ventura Police Dept., hosts holiday open house at her district office, collects toys for Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Ventura County Medical Center, light refreshments and appetizers served. 5:30 p.m., 89 S. California St., Ste. F. Contact: 805 641 3700.

Similar event Monday in Santa Barbara.


NEWBURY PARK — Asm. Jacqui Irwin hosts self-defense workshop for women, participants learn “how to empower and protect yourself through prevention and basic self defense techniques.” 6 p.m., Sports Academy HQ, 1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd. Contact: Andrew Munson 805 482 1904.