December 12, 2019

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Covered California Exec. Dir. Peter Lee, TELECONFERENCE, releases “new data on the number of consumers benefiting from new state subsidies” for health insurance, also discusses new health plans being offered in 2020 and marks Dec. 15 deadline to apply for coverage starting January 1. 11 a.m., 877 226 8215, Confirmation number: 3735188. Contact: 916 206 7777.

Democratic Presidential candidate Tom Steyer, TELECONFERENCE, discusses “his 10-year plan to revitalize our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCU]” including “investing an unprecedented $125 billion in federal resources” to create an HBCU Board of Regents and “supporting the passage of bills that support HBCUs that are currently languishing in Congress.” Noon, Call-in information provided upon RSVP. Contact:

US Reps. Doris Matsui, Jim Costa, TJ Cox and Josh Harder, TELECONFERENCE, discuss “historic vote to pass HR 3,” would “give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with the drug companies to bring down prices and create powerful new tools to force drug companies to the table to agree to real price reductions.” 1 p.m. For number contact Kyle Morse (Matsui),

CLOVIS — Former Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown, former Sen. Kevin Murray, Asms. Joaquin Arambula and Phil Ting, and others “celebrate achieving one million solar roofs across California,” discuss then-Gov. Schwarzenegger’s signing of SB 1 (2006) which “set a goal of building one million solar energy systems on homes, schools, farms, and businesses throughout the state,” also announce “new goal” of “building a million solar-charged batteries as a way to reach the state’s 100% clean energy goals reliably, safely, and cost-effectively.” 1:30 p.m., Buchanan High School, Career Technical Education Amphitheater, 1560 N. Minnewawa Ave. Contact: Conyers Davis 310 295 7161.

Preceded by Career Technical education and Energy Academy tours at 12:45 p.m., same location.


Senate, Assembly — Reconvene January 6, 2020.


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


SAN JOSE — Ann Ravel for Senate 2020 (15th SD), reception, Host $4700, Co-host $2500, Sponsor $1000, Supporter $500, Advocate $250, Ticket $150, 5:30 p.m., Office of Hopkins & Carley, 70 S. 1st St. Contact: 925 822 8130.

SAN FRANCISCO — (Joe) Biden for President, reception, Sponsor $10,000 (includes greet), Guest $2800 (includes photo), Ticket $1000, 4:30 p.m., The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., Crown Room. Contact: 415 433 5300.

Listed to attend: US Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Richard Blum; Ambassador Denise Bauer; Ajay Bhutoria; Chris Boas; Leni & Marriner Eccles; Jeremiah F. Hallisey; Meg Heinicke; Doug Hickey & Dawn Ross; Michelle Kraus; Alexis & Laurence Pelosi; Wade & Lorna Randlett; Shefali Razdan Duggal; Mary & Steven Swig; Dilawar Syed.


Alisa Buckley

Speaker Anthony Rendon has announced Alisa Buckley as the Assembly’s Acting Chief Sergeant-at-Arms. The acting part of her title should drop after her nomination is put up for election by the full Assembly during the first week of session next month. Buckley, a Citrus Heights native, has been with the Sacramento Police Department for the past 22 years, most recently as Police Captain. She earned a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State, and also graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in 2016 and POST Command College in 2018. She has experience in the investigation of major crimes including homicides, felony assaults, officer involved shootings, child abuse and sexual assaults. Buckley succeeds Richard Desmond, who was temporarily assigned to the Assembly as Chief Sergeant-at-Arms in 2018 while he was a chief with the California Highway Patrol, and is currently running for Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, District 3. Contact: Katie Talbot 916 319 2063.

John Scribner (pictured middle) with Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva presenting him a resolution recognizing his Capitol career; photo from: Facebook

John Scribner, who has worked at the Capitol for the past 22 years, has announced he’s retiring. Tomorrow is his last day on the job as chief of staff for Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva. With a career that spans nearly 40 years, Scribner has worked with Quirk-Silva since 2016. He previously worked as chief of staff for then-Asm. Jimmy Gomez, and also worked for former legislators Gloria Negrete McLeod and Lou Correa. Scribner was also chief of staff for former Sen. Ron Calderon, who in 2014 surrendered to federal authorities after being named in a federal grand jury indictment that accused him of bribery. Scribner received a federal grand jury subpoena in relation to the case. “Sitting with FBI agents and being interviewed by a federal grand jury, that was an interesting experience. Not something I’d want to do again, but interesting,” Scribner explained. “Ron treated me really well, and I hope he’s found his peace.” Before working for the Legislature, Scribner was a lobbyist for Peace Officers Research Assn. of California for about five years and also worked on several political campaigns. He says he’s really enjoyed all the people he’s met throughout his career including the legislative staff, constituents, lobbyists and reporters. He doesn’t plan to slow down too much during his retirement and says he’s “flirting with a number of things” to keep himself busy including the possibility of doing some consulting. But, he does have a dream of relaxing on a beach in the near future. “I’m hoping I can find a week where I can find myself on a true vacation in Hawaii in February while folks are busy working on bills,” he said. Succeeding him as Quirk-Silva’s chief of staff is Jalene Coe, who was most recently the Assemblywoman’s scheduler. Contact: Scribner,

Anheuser-Busch reports hiring Kirk Kimmelshue as region vice president of state government affairs covering California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Kimmelshue, who is based in Sacramento, was most recently a representative for state government affairs for Chevron USA. He has also previously served as chief of staff to Asm. Frank Bigelow. He replaces Melissa Ameluxen, who was promoted to vice president of state government affairs in Washington DC and leads the policy efforts for Anheuser-Busch across all 50 State Capitols. Contact: Molly Drenkard,

California Farm Bureau Federation announced re-electing its officers: Jamie Johansson as president, Shannon Douglass as first vice president, and Shaun Crook as second vice president. They will each serve a two-year term. Johansson grows olives and citrus fruit in Oroville and operates an olive oil company, Lodestar Farms. Douglass is an owner of Douglass Ranch, which raises beef cattle, sunflowers, pumpkins, corn and forage crops, and is founder of CalAgJobs, an online listing of employment opportunities in California agriculture. Crook, a licensed timber operator, is vice president of a family timber business in Groveland and a real estate agent specializing in ranch, commercial and residential properties. Full list of the Board of Directors here. Contact: Dave Kranz 916 719 2056.

California Forward reports it has elected four new members to its Leadership Council, which is focused on “identifying and promoting policies that will help government improve results, restore public trust, and make smart investments in education, health, public safety and infrastructure so that all of California’s diverse regions can thrive.” The new members are: former Asm. Catharine Baker, who currently serves as special counsel at Hoge Fenton law firm in the Bay Area; Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation; Gustavo Herrera, executive director of Arts for LA; and Kausik Rajgopal, managing partner of the McKinsey & Company consulting firm. The Council is chaired by former Treasurer John Chiang and Pete Weber, former chair of the Executive Committee of the CA Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. Contact: Ed Coghlan 916 491 0022.


California Air Resources Board (CARB), first of two days, public hearing on Proposed Advanced Clean Trucks regulation which will “accelerate the widespread adoption of zero-emission vehicles in the medium- and heavy-truck sector” by requiring large truck manufacturers to broaden the market by selling a percentage of zero-emission trucks as well as requiring “one-time reporting from large entities” on information about their contracting practices, transportation needs, and truck and bus owners vehicle usage to be used for future CARB regulatory strategies for achieving goals that include having 100% zero-emission drayage trucks at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 and 100% zero-emission pickup and delivery trucks “in local applications” by 2040; other business. 9 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: Craig Duehring 916 323 2361.

Agenda here.

Delta Independent Science Board, TELEMEETING, representatives from Delta Stewardship Council discuss the “effects of nonnative species”—Brazilian waterweed, nutria and overbite clams—on Delta ecosystems and provide a general update of current status, report with draft recommendations to be released in 2-3 months; other business. 9 a.m., 980 Ninth St., 2nd Floor Conference Rm. Contact: Edmund Yu 916 445 0637.

Other locations in Corvallis, OR; Bainbridge Island, WA; Notre Dame IN; Palo Alto; Berkeley; Oregon WI; and Alexandria, VA.

Notice here.

Physical Therapy Board of California, first of two days, considers proposal to eliminate the Printed Pocket License, a wallet-size license for physical therapists, in favor of online verification system that can contain more current information; other business. 9 a.m., Dept. of Consumer Affairs, 2005 Evergreen St. Contact: April Beauchamps 916 561 8202.

Agenda here.

SAN FRANCISCO — Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun, hears presentation from Knute Michael Miller, chair of its Pilot Fitness Committee, on findings from pilot fatigue study by San Jose State Research Foundation and NASA Ames which will form the basis for future regulations covering pilot rest period requirements; other business, 9:30 a.m., 660 Davis St. Contact: Allen Garfinkle 415 397 2253.

Agenda here.

COSTA MESA — Safe to Swim Network, part of California Water Quality Monitoring Council, hears presentation from Dave Woelfel with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Board on Santa Ana River Watershed Bacteria Monitoring Program first established in 2016 to track total maximum daily loads of bacteria, coliform and other pollutants in the river and its tributaries; other business. 9:30 a.m., Southern CA Coastal Water Research Project, 3535 Harbor Blvd., Ste. 110. Contact: Erick Burres 213 712 6862.

Agenda here.

LOS ALAMITOS — California Horse Racing Board, considers requiring that owners of horses sold through the claiming race process must disclose to buyer all intra-articular injections given to the horse prior to the race; other business. 9:30 a.m., Finish Line Room, Los Alamitos Race Course, 4961 Katella Ave. Contact: 916 263 6000.

Agenda here.

Public Employment Relations Board, considers approving amendments to regulations that cover how to file documents in public sector collective bargaining cases; amendments include deleting ability of parties to submit documents via fax, adding general provisions for filing documents electronically and identifying appropriate regional offices for submitting hard copies; other business. 10 a.m., 1031 18th St., Rm. 103. Contact: Cheryl Shelly 916 322 8231.

Agenda here.

Gambling Control Commission, considers recommendation from Dept. of Justice to deny third-party proposition player license for Odyleo Sarthou Divina, who the DOJ alleges was fired from his job in 2016 as a dealer at the Delta Casino in Stockton for flipping a $100 chip from his dealer’s tray to a player at his table, violating the cardroom’s policy against dealers gambling while dealing the game; it was also alleged that he was fired in 2012 from his job as a third-party player with P.T. Gaming for violating a conflict-of-interest policy by engaging in a relationship with an employee who reported to him; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr. Contact: Fred Castano 916 263 1522.

Agenda here.

Victim Compensation Board, continues its consideration of case filed by Moonshadow Naomi Taggart, who was found guilty of “escape” from an “alternative custody” program operated by Kern County Sheriff, but an appellate court found insufficient evidence to support the escape conviction and she now seeks $136,780 from the state; other business. 10 a.m., 400 R St. Contact: Anita Ahuja 916 491 6400.

Agenda here.

California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Executive Committee, takes roll, establishes a quorum, receives public comment, then conducts closed session to discuss personnel and legal matters; other business. 11 a.m., 900 N St., Rm. 390. Contact: 916 651 5405.

Also available via TELEMEETING in Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Diego and Temecula.

Agenda here.

SAN FRANCISCO — State Personnel Board, considers approving request from Dept. of Water Resources to abolish its eligibility list as of Jan. 1, 2020 for Engineering Geologist classification, which would affect 233 candidates, who could then take a new eligibility exam to remain in consideration; other business. 11 a.m., 505 Van Ness Ave., Rm. A. Contact: 916 653 1028.

Agenda here.


Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye addresses speaker series event hosted by Public Policy Institute of California, discusses “the challenges and opportunities facing the courts today” and “the relationship between California’s three branches of government, the federal-state dynamic, and the importance of civic engagement.” 11:45 a.m., Sheraton Grand Hotel, Camellia/Gardenia Rooms, 1230 J St. Contact: Beth Elder 415 291 4430.

Lunch served; registration closed, webcast details here.


California Children’s Hospital Assn. releases report, “Improving Behavioral Health Care for Children in California: A Call to Action,” says “more and more children and adolescents in California are struggling with depression, anxiety and other behavioral health conditions” and estimates “as many as “1.8 million children in California may be living with a behavioral health diagnosis;” recommendations include enforcing existing laws “designed to help youth get timely access to behavioral health services” and “invest in effective community-based prevention and early intervention programs.” Contact: Jessica Ng,


“One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s…Trash: California’s Recycling Crisis and Examining Solutions,” legislative staff briefing hosted by the offices of Sens. Nancy Skinner and Ben Allen and Asm. Lorena Gonzalez, topics include: China’s restrictions on waste and metal imports to the country, “the collapse of California’s recycling markets” and “effects of local government rate setting for recycling and waste hauling,” also includes panel discussion on SB 54 and AB 1080, which call for reducing pollution from plastic packaging and products; Q&A follows. Noon, Eureka Room. Contact: Holly Tarr,

Lunch served, provided by Oceana and “will constitute a reportable gift;” RSVP requested.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — “Hundreds of janitors” represented by SEIU United Service Workers West and others perform “empowerment anthem and choreographed dance” titled “Un Violador En Tu Camino,” which “translates to ‘A Rapist in Your Path,” say “janitors working at night,” who “are primarily immigrant women,” are especially vulnerable to sexual predators,” denounce “powerful building owners who allow these unsafe working conditions to persist.” 11:30 a.m., Downtown, Figueroa St. and Olympic Blvd. intersection. Contact: Stephen Boardman 617 823 3305.


PALMDALE — Sen. Scott Wilk and others join ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Upper Amargosa Creek Groundwater Recharge and Habitat Restoration Project,” a $15 million project funded by Prop. 84 (2006) to “improve the reliability of the region’s water supply,” say project enables water storage in the local Antelope Valley Groundwater Basin “for use by the region during periods of drought or disruptions in State Water Project operations” and also includes new nature walking trails with a pedestrian bridge. 10 a.m., 25th Street East and Elizabeth Lake Rd. Contact:

Later, Wilk presents Non-Profit Appreciation Award to High Desert Homeless Services for “its 30 years of service to the homeless community” during a public celebration honoring the nonprofit’s team. 4 p.m., 14049 Amargosa Rd., Victorville.

Office of Secty. of State Alex Padilla conducts randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order in which candidates’ names will appear on the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election ballots. 11 a.m., Secretary of State’s Office, Elections Division, 5th Floor, 1500 11th St. Contact: 916 653 6575.

Capitol holiday music program continues with performance by the Folsom Lake Youth Choir. 11 a.m., Rotunda. Contact: 916 324 0333.

Followed at Noon by the Sheldon High School Vocal Ensemble.

SANTA CLARITA — Asm. Christy Smith hosts holiday open house, discusses “her legislative successes and updates from her first year in office;” collects toys for Northeast Valley Health Corporation to benefit pediatric patients. 5 p.m., 27441 Tourney Rd. Contact: Andrew Taban 661 286 1565.

FULLERTON — Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva hosts “Holiday Toy Drive and Open House,” discusses “legislative issues important to the community;” also collects toys and blankets for “those in need this holiday season.” 5 p.m., Fullerton Towers, 1440 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 270. Contact: Josef Holper 714 525 6515.

California Retailers Assn. hosts Holiday Open House, “great opportunity to relax with colleagues and friends and enjoy the holidays before the legislature is back in session;” hosted light appetizers and beverages. 5 p.m., Senator Building, 1121 L St., Suite 607. Contact: 916 443 1975.

FONTANA — Sen. Mike Morrell and San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford host “Christmas Reception,” serve “appetizers and desserts created by local organizations,” conduct election for guests to “vote for the best treats;” also collect gifts for local foster youth. 5:30 p.m., Jessie Turner Health & Fitness Community Center, 15556 Summit Ave. Contact: 909 919 7731.

RANCHO MIRAGE — Asm. Chad Mayes hosts holiday open house and food drive, collects canned food items for Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio’s food drive. 5:30 p.m., 41608 Indian Trail Rd., Ste. 1. Contact: 760 346 6342.

SANTA ANA — Sen. Tom Umberg hosts holiday open house, collects donations for his winter clothing drive, discusses legislation, etc; light refreshments served. 5:30 p.m., Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Ste. 220 B. Contact: 714 558 3785.

Fem Dems of Sacramento hosts “Winter Wonderland Party + Donation Drive,” members celebrate holiday season and collect donations of menstrual products and other personal hygiene items to benefit the Wellspring Women’s Center in Oak Park. 6 p.m., CA Democratic Party Headquarters, 1830 9th St. Contact: Laura Fitzgerald,


Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Gladfelty Government Relations, Scientific Games Corp. for The Apex Group, 12/10/19… Harris and Wenbourne, SafeRide Health for Tsou Consulting, 12/10/19… KP Public Affairs, Retreat at Sacramento Property Owner LP, 12/10/19… Ridderbusch Strategies (New firm), CalDesal, 12/10/19… RMarcus Government Strategies, Bricklayers Tilesetters & Allied Craftworkers Local 3 Union, 12/10/19… Yaryan, Siverling & Lovell, Los Angeles County Probation Officers’ Union AFSCME Local 685, 12/10/19.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Balance Public Relations & Strategic Solutions Inc., Hello Tech Inc., 12/9/19… Capitol Connection, Paulson & Co. for Jones Day, 12/10/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Kassidy M. Heckman, Ecoconsult, 12/10/19… Kelly Marshall, Omers Infrastructure Management Inc., 12/9/19… Wendy Ridderbusch, Ridderbusch Strategies, 12/10/19… Helena E. Sulivan, Greystar Investment Group LLC, 12/9/19.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION: (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Richard Clark, Millennium Global Americas LLC and affiliates, 12/10/19… Keara Tuso, Ecoconsult, 12/10/19.


Recent filings with the Secretary of State

CANDIDATE INTENTION STATEMENT (Candidate’s name, Party, Office, Year, Accept voluntary expenditure ceiling?, Candidate’s address and phone number): Josue Alvarado, Democratic, AD 57, 2020, does accept, 7016 Pierce Ave., Whittier, CA 90602, 562 686 7059… Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, Republican, SD 23, 2020, does accept, 33525 Pembrook Pl., Yucaipa, CA 92399, 909 709 5905… Lisa Calderon, Democratic, AD 57, 2020, does not accept, 777 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 4050, Los Angeles, CA 90017, 213 452 6565… Jacqueline Fielder, Democratic, SD 11, 2020, does accept, 2600 21st St., San Francisco, CA 94110, 562 313 2324… Jim Frazier, Democratic, AD 11, 2020, does accept, 3950 Business Center Dr., #109, Fairfield, CA 94534, 925 250 6831… Brandii Grace, Democratic, AD 38, 2020, does not accept, 19852 Owl Creek Way, Porter Ranch, CA 91326, 360 441 1988… Jerry Hill, Democratic, AD 22, 2024, does accept, State Capitol, Rm. 5035, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916 651 4013… Veronica Jacobi, Democratic, AD 10, 2020, does accept, 239 W. 8th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401, 707 575 5594… Janet Nguyen, Republican, AD 72, 2020, does accept, 18744 Deodar St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708, 714 928 4568… Dora Sandoval, Democratic, AD 57, 2020, does not accept, 12144 Harvest Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650, 562 843 3055… Pamela Swartz, Democratic, SD 1, 2020, does accept, 19406 Burning Bush Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959, 925 933 8425… Cynthia Thacker, Republican, AD 65, 2020, does accept, 5592 Monticello Ave., Buena Park, CA 90621, 714 749 6585… Victor Verdin, Green, AD 51, 2020, does accept, 3408 Pomeroy St., Los Angeles, CA 90063, 818 818 7660… Margaret Villa, Green, AD 58, 2020, does accept, 18621 Holmes Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703, 562 964 6795… Kennita Watson, Libertarian, AD 24, 2020, does accept, 835 San Pier Ct., Sunnyvale, CA 94085, 650 906 9371.


Asm. Christy Smith‘s campaign for CD 25 reports endorsement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Release here. Smith, a Democrat, was elected to the Assembly in 2018 and before that was president of the Newhall School Board. Contact:

Former Asm. Young Kim’s campaign for CD 39 reports Kim was the honored as the “‘Running’ Woman of Impact” at POLITICO’s Women Rule Summit in Washington D.C. and cites the publication saying: “An immigrant from South Korea, Young Kim ran a congressional campaign that challenged what Orange County, CA voters expect a conservative Republican candidate to look like.” Release here. Kim, a Republican, represented AD 65 from 2014 to 2016; she was unsuccessful in her bid for CD 39 in 2018. Contact: Sam Oh,

Brian Maryott’s campaign for CD 49 reports an endorsement from the Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter. Release here. Maryott, a Republican, is Mayor of San Juan Capistrano and is a certified financial planner. Contact: Patrick Snow,

Anne Kepner’s campaign for AD 25 has announced an endorsement from the Sierra Club. Release here. Kepner, a Democrat, is an attorney and president of the West Valley-Mission Community College Board. Contact: Lisa Gasperoni 916 803 0433.

Democrat Susan Christopher has announced her candidacy for AD 38 and reports an endorsement from Asm. Christy Smith, the seat’s incumbent who is running for CD 25; Christopher says: “I spent nine years on the Castaic school board, as well as several years as a local teacher, advocating for issues in education on the local and state level. Now, with my nonprofit, I’ve been working to help connect the resources in the community to the resource centers and needs of our schools. Our schools, and the families we serve, have always been a driving force behind all of the work that I do.” Release here. Christopher, is director of the nonprofit LoveSCV. Contact:

Suzette Martinez Valladares’ campaign for AD 38 reports an endorsement from Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth. Release here. Valladares, a Republican, is executive director of Southern California Autism Speaks. Contact: Tim Rosales,

Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s re-election campaign for AD 59 reports an endorsement from California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. Release here. Jones-Sawyer, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012. Contact:

Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris’ re-election campaign for AD 74 reports endorsements from: California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus, California Women’s List, EMILY’s List, Fund Her, NARAL; the National Women’s Political Caucus Orange County, the Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Run Women Run, Women in Leadership, and the Women’s Political Committee. Release here. Petrie-Norris, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2018. Contact: Derek Humphrey,

The California Labor Federation announced endorsing 120 legislative and congressional candidates, “vowing to expand pro-worker majorities with a vigorous grassroots electoral campaign that will engage union members and the public in advance of California’s early primary;” Asm. Heath Flora was the only Republican to be endorsed and Democratic SD 7 candidate Marisol Rubio was endorsed over the seat’s Democratic incumbent Sen. Steve Glazer. Release here. Contact: Steve Smith 510 326 4644.


Cleared for circulation by Secty. of State Alex Padilla. Contact: 916 653 6575.

REQUIRES ENACTMENT OF MEASURES TO REDUCE THE USE OF NON-ORGANIC FUNGICIDES, HERBICIDES, INSECTICIDES, AND FUMIGANTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires Governor and Legislature to enact measures to: (1) reduce by 3% annually the use of fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and fumigants that do not conform with federal organic standards (with reduction applicable to agricultural, forestry, residential, and governmental uses); and (2) levy 0.1% assessment on non-conforming products to fund research into reducing their use. Requires research funds be distributed equally between governmental and non-governmental entities, with no more than 0.1% of total allocated to a single project. Requires annual publication of progress reports. Fiscal Impact: It is the opinion of the Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance that the measure would result in a substantial net change in state and local finances. Proponent Robert Henry Cannard, 707 328 8084, must collect 623,212 valid signatures by June 8, 2020.


In each section, ads are arranged from newest to oldest. In parentheses, at the end of each ad, is its expiration date. Prices for subscribers are $50/week or $175/month.


Health Access Foundation

Director of Operations & Development Responsible for organizational planning, development, human resources, finances, and operations for the organization. Competitive compensation/benefits. Apply here. (3/13)


Conservation Strategy Group

Legislative Advocate CSG seeks full-time Legislative Advocate to assist in advocacy efforts of a broad array of policy, legislative, and budget activities of the firm. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years experience in a lobbying or advocacy role are required. Salary DOE. Details. (3/13)



Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs Manage Frontier’s regulatory relationship with state & local agencies in CA & NV. Largely focused on docket control, regulatory compliance & the facilitation of state & local programs. Must have 3-5 yrs of regulatory/ telecom or related experience. Salary based on qualifications. Details here. (2/21)


SEIU California State Council

Legislative Assistant, Full-time Track legislative and budget proposals; prepare relevant documents; write letters, reports and articles concerning proposed legislation and state budget. General administrative duties. 100% employer-sponsored medical, dental and pension. Hourly $25.53/DOE. Details. Email resume/CL: (2/28)


Advancement Project California (APCA)

Associate Director of Government Relations for progressive social justice organization. Seeking dynamic individual to grow advocacy team in Sacramento. Supports APCA’s statewide advocacy efforts including budget, legislation and coalition building. Compensation DOE. Details on our website. (2/21)



Special Assistant to the President and CEO Work closely with Chief of Staff. Charged with making President and CEO a better, faster, stronger, more effective leader by creating capacity to focus on most important work to Alluma. Full-time. Salary $77-$85K. Details here. (3/13)


CA Transportation Commission

Chief Deputy Director Serves as policy advisor to Commission and Executive Director,. Responsible for directing Commission’s policies, programs; serves as chief of staff and oversees the internal operations of the Commission. $11,505- $13,063/month. Details here. (2/28)


Townsend Calkin Tapio

Full-time Receptionist/Office Assistant Phones, errands, inventory, admininstrative support. Professional appearance, attitude. Multi-tasker, detail-oriented. Punctual, reliable. Knowledgeable in MS Outlook/Word/Excel. $16/hour, benefits/401k, mileage reimbursement. Resume, cover to (2/27)


CA State Board of Pharmacy

Assistant Executive Officer C.E.A. Executive-level experience, knowledge of regulatory programs, strong interpersonal/mentoring skills, ability to set goals and direct the work of multidisciplinary staff to achieve the Board’s mission. Salary $10,360-$12,341/month. Details here. (3/5)


California Primary Care Association

Senior Coordinator Social Media/Digital Marketing Develop and implement comprehensive and diversified social media strategies and plans that highlight critical issues impacting California’s community health centers. Excellent salary & benefits. Learn more here. (2/27)


Callahan Public Affairs

Account Coordinator for public affairs, legislative and ballot measure work. Research, writing, coalition-building, social media management and other tasks. 1-2 years experience preferred. Must be able to manage competing deadlines. Salary based on experience. Details. (2/27)


Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Public Policy and External Affairs Director Has agency-wide responsibility for public policy and advocacy work focused on the strategic priorities and populations including families, immigrants, older adults. 5-7 years relevant experience desired. Salary based on experience, generous benefits. Details here. (3/11)


North Natomas Jibe

Communications & Business Outreach Manager Develop communication strategies and programs that support environmentally friendly transportation solutions. 5+ years experience in marketing, branding, PR, constituent outreach, social media, and program development and delivery. Competitive salary. Details. (2/25)


Lucas Public Affairs

Executive Assistant Wide range of administrative duties to support the President and CEO, executive team and office staff. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree. Salary based on experience. Details here. (3/3)


State Compensation Insurance Fund

Legislative Analyst (Sacramento) Seeking candidate with strong writing and analytic skills to analyze legislation affecting State Fund or the workers’ compensation system. Will also provide legislative updates to State Fund leaders and other related activities. Salary $5,149 – $6,446/mo. Details here. (2/28)


Community College League of California

Director, Governmental Relations Responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating League’s budget priorities, statewide advocacy efforts, and federal policy agenda. Salary based on experience; details here. Submit letter of interest, resume, cover letter, three references to (2/24)


BYD Motors

Grants Administrator (Los Angeles) Oversee preparation and drafting of grant applications for federal, state and local funding for zero-emission vehicles and clean energy solutions. 5-7 years experience writing and editing applications for government grant opportunities. Competitive salary. Resume:  (2/19)


BYD Motors

Director of Government Affairs (Los Angeles) Oversee national efforts to drive policies favorable to zero-emission transportation and clean energy solutions at federal, state levels. Manage internal personnel/external lobbyists in multiple jurisdictions. 10+ years experience strongly preferred. Competitive salary. (2/19)


State Treasurer's Office

Executive Director, CA Debt Limit Allocation Committee Establish the allocations for State and local jurisdictions, advise and monitor committee members on policy issues related to private activity bonds, serve as clearinghouse on the use and issuance of private activity bonds. $11,109-12,377 Apply here.  (2/18)


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Full-time Legislative and Administrative Assistant Sacramento Office. Assist the Assistant Vice President for State Advocacy. Salary DOE, position includes benefits. Full details and to apply here. (2/18)


San Juan Unified School District

Grants Technician Perform variety of specialized and technical tasks related to research, development, submission and monitoring of grants that benefit students, families and educators in SJUSD. $3,198-$4,027/mo., excellent benefits package. More info/apply here. (2/25)


California School Boards Association

Legislative Director Shape the political strategy for CSBA’s statewide agenda. Salary based on qualifications. If you are interested in leading a team of legislative advocates to influence opinion in favor of public education, please apply here. (3/2)


Cal State Student Association

Executive Director This position combines senior management of a not-for-profit organization and executive administration of student affairs functions in a higher education institution. Salary DOE. To apply visit here. (12/26)


ACEC California

Legislative and Programs Coordinator Provide support to the Director of Government affairs. Strong communications and organizational skills, team player. Salary based on experience, benefits. More information here. (2/25)


CA Nurses Association

Regulatory/Policy Specialist (Oakland, CA) Interpret/assess proposed legislation & regulations for impact on health care and RNs; testify/present on regulations, legislation & policy; monitor regulatory bodies daily; develop legislative response, policy positions, testimony, lobbying materials. Competitive salary, benefits. Apply. (2/25)


CA Nurses Association

 Legislative Advocate (Sacramento) Demonstrated success at governmental advocacy. Environmental policy preferred with at least 5 years experience. Outstanding communications skills. Excellent salary, benefits, pension. Apply here. (2/25)


County Welfare Directors Association of California

Communications and Outreach Manager Our dedicated and dynamic team needs an experienced professional to lead our media relations, social media, website management, and budget/legislative campaign planning and execution. Knowledge of county programs a plus. Salary DOE; excellent benefits. Details. (2/21)


Harbage Consulting

Medi-Cal Healthier CA for All Policy Consultant Provide policy/operations support to Harbage leadership related to state Medicaid programs across the country, conduct research/analysis on a range of policy and programmatic issues on behalf of clients. Salary based on experience. Details. (2/20)


Harbage Consulting

ACEs Aware Policy Consultant Support design/implementation of CA’s ACEs Aware initiative, launched by CA Surgeon General and DHCS to train Medi-Cal providers on screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences. Develop written materials, support provider/stakeholder engagement activities. Salary based on experience. Details. (2/20)


CA Medical Association

Legislative Advocate Communicate CMA’s positions on legislative proposals and analyze legislative proposals and assessing their relationship to CMA policy. Compensation commensurate with experience. Apply here. (2/18)


Golden Bridge Strategies

Director of Client Accounts for strategic advisory and consulting firm. Serve a rapidly growing portfolio of mostly tech clients. Experience in consulting, legislative or government relations required. Salary depends on experience. More information here. (2/18)


MPPA or MS/ULD Programs at Sacramento State

Earn your Master’s Degree in Public Policy & Administration or Urban Land Development at Sacramento State. Evening classes in downtown Sacramento. Now accepting applications until 3/2/2020. Details here. Contact us at (2/21)


Children's Advocates Roundtable Feb. 27

The Children’s Advocates Roundtable provides a setting for child advocates to share information and strategies. Join us on Feb. 27 to converse with investigative reporter Karen de Sa, discuss transition age youth housing, and review the state budget. Noon-3 p.m., CA Endowment, 1414 K St. Details here. (2/27)


Behavioral Health Integration in Medi-Cal

Join CA Health Care Foundation to learn more about health care systems’ efforts to integrate mental health care, substance use disorder care, and physical health care. Tues, Feb 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Live webinar and telephone options only available. Information here. (2/18)


APYLP 30th Anniversary Dinner

Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project & the Gates Foundation present APYLP’s 30th Anniversary Chinese Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Wed., March 11, Ming Dynasty Restaurant, 1211 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. Tickets $70. Info: or 916 719 5847. (3/11)


She Shares Conversation with Treasurer Fiona Ma

Join She Shares on Wednesday March 11 for a conversation with State Treasurer Fiona Ma. Hear her back story and how she got to where she is today! Moderated by Cassandra Pye of Lucas Public Affairs. 11:30 a.m., Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Buy tickets here. Contact: Tamara 916 508 2142. (2/18)


UCCS Talk: California’s Vulnerable Children

Join UCCS on Thursday, February 27 from 9 a.m. – Noon for a panel discussion co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center For Poverty Research on “California’s Vulnerable Children: What do We Know about Child Poverty and Health in California and How Can We Put Research into Action?” Register here. (2/18)


Secretary Crowfoot Speaker Series

2020 Priorities with Secretary Crowfoot Hear how the Natural Resources Agency will work to build climate resilience, protect biodiversity, increase access for all, cut “green tape” and more! Feb. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1416 9th Street, First Floor Auditorium. Details. (2/17)

Offices for Rent/Sale

Luxury Offices for Lease

Two Brand New Offices now available in the premier Class A building one block from the Capitol. Available as a group or individually. Access to 2 conference rooms (1 seating 24), private meeting lounge, kitchen and group workspace. $1400 window, $1200 interior, negotiable. 1215 K St. 916 217 2616. (3/13)

Homes/Apartments for Rent

2 Blocks from Capitol Park

Prime Midtown Location, 1704 N St. $1,700 per month, 1 year lease: Spacious 1 bd 1 bth apartment.Laundry in-unit. 1 car garage. Available March 1, 2020. Mother-in-law unit behind historic Victorian. Private residence. Contact Milena Paez for more details. (2/21)


Friday, December 13, 2019


None scheduled.


Senate, Assembly — Reconvene January 6, 2020.


Nothing public announced as of 5:05 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.


CORONA — Chris Raahauge for State Assembly (60th AD), luncheon and shooting tournament, Gold $4700 (Team of 5), Silver $2500 (Team of 3), Bronze $1000 (Team of 2), Ticket $100, Lunch only $50, Lunch Noon, Shooting 1 p.m., Mike Raahauge Shooting Range, 14995 River Rd. Contact: 951 742 7886.

SAN FRANCISCO — Re-Elect Scott Wiener for State Senate 2020 (11th SD), dinner and drag show, Two Tickets $3000, Ticket $2000, Show starts 8 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. Contact: 916 441 6855.

Pre-show dinner included.


State Board of Pharmacy, considers request from Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy in Modesto to modify terms of penalty it received in 2016 for failing to secure and properly monitor its inventory which allowed a janitor to steal an estimated 76,000 tablets of Hydrocodone between June and December of 2013 and prevented management from being able to account for 7700 tablets of Zolpidem; Kaiser was fined $100,000 and put on probation for five years, during which time the pharmacy is required to post a notice of its probationary status; other business. 9 a.m., 2720 Gateway Oaks Dr. Contact: Debbie Damoth 916 518 3090.

Agenda here.

Employment Training Panel, considers staff recommendation to approve $749,906 grant to Santa Monica Community College District for training 638 local business owners and employees, an estimated 50% of whom work in manufacturing, on how to improve skills related to customer service, finance, computers and other areas; other business. 9:30 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St., Sierra Hearing Room. Contact: 916 327 5422.

Agenda here.

State Public Works Board, considers staff recommendation to approve $160.7 million in total lease revenue bonds for the Judicial Council of California to build a new 15-room courthouse in Santa Rosa, say project would replace the existing “deficient courthouse” and “provide centralized criminal, traffic, and juvenile dependency proceedings for the entire county,” construction is expected to be completed by September 2022; other business. 10 a.m., Rm. 113. Contact: 916 445 9694.

Agenda here.

HUGHSON — California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, hears presentation on homelessness from Timothy Lawless with Dept. of Social Services and Melinda Grant with Consumer Services and Housing Agency; also hears presentation on preventing homelessness from Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow and its Exec. Dir. Jody Hayes and from Ruben Imperial with Focus on Prevention; other business. 10 a.m., Samaritan Village, Almond and Walnut Ballrooms, 7700 Fox Road. Contact: Eduardo Gonzalez 559 278 0542.

Agenda here.

California Exposition and State Fair, considers approving proposed 2020 budget as well as service contracts and purchase orders that are $100,000 or more in value; its 2019 budget projected a $2.7 million operating loss on $28.5 million of expenses; also elects board officers from nominees including Jess Durfee as chair and Rex Hime as vice chair; other business. 1:30 p.m., Administration Building Boardroom at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Margaret Mohr 916 263 3598.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Residential Electric Rate Summit sponsored by California Public Utilities Commission, hears presentations from utility company representatives on transition from billing ratepayers a flat fee per kilowatt hour despite time of usage to a “time-of-use” system in which rates rise and fall depending upon demand. 10:30 a.m., CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.

Release here.

“The Changing Role of County Offices of Education in Supporting District and School Improvement,” sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE analyst Ben Cottingham and others discuss new responsibilities of County Offices of Education under Local Control Funding Formula to help schools that fail to meet expectations according to California’s new student assessment program called the “dashboard.” 11:30 a.m., Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St. Contact: Shawn Bernardo,

Also listed: Dan Humphrey, consultant; Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Office of Education; Jennifer O’Day, American Institutes for Research; David Plank, Policy Analysis for California Education.

DAVIS — College Futures Foundation sponsors forum on “global search for a new president of the University of California” to succeed Janet Napolitano who announced her retirement effective Aug. 1 next year, representatives of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, a woman and minority owned executive search firm selected by UC to help with the search, hear from “higher education associations and other organizations in the field of postsecondary education, workforce and economic development, and student success.” 1 p.m., UC Davis, 523 Mrak Hall Drive, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Contact: Anne Shaw,


SAN DIEGO — Members of Alliance To Protect Children call for “parental revolution” against “continued sexualization and indoctrination of their children in government schools,” protest Asm. Shirley Weber, who “was part of the committee to push the obscene Health Framework (AB 329),” say since its passage “STDs are on the rise among our youth.” 9 a.m., Outside Weber’s District Office, 1650 Front St., Suite 6046. Contact: America Figueroa,


Capitol holiday music program continues with performance by the Capital Valley Harp Circle. Noon, Rotunda. Contact: 916 324 0333.

Followed at 1:30 p.m. by the Waldorf School Musical Performers.

Saturday, Sing-a-Long with the State Capitol Museum Singers at 11 a.m.; Capitol Horn Choir at Noon; Camellia City Flute Choir at 1 p.m.; Sacramento Valley Concert Choir at 2:30 p.m.; and Mariachi del Valle (Da Vinci Charter School) at 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, Waldorf Schools Musical Performers at 11 a.m.; Sacramento Women’s Chorus at Noon; Sacramento Flute Club at 1 p.m.; Sacramento Recorder Society at 2 p.m.; and River City Chorale at 3 p.m.

HESPERIA — Sen. Scott Wilk hosts Small Business of the Month community celebration to honor Nancy Tong Insurance Agency, “an entrepreneur who continues to give back to the community, helping young people, people with developmental disabilities and a host of other worthy community organizations.” 12:30 p.m., 10918 Hesperia Road, Suite E. Contact:

SATURDAY, RAMONA — Republican CD 50 candidate Carl DeMaio hosts Ramona Community Coffee, discusses campaign, etc. 10 a.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Ln. Contact: 619 786 8019.

SUNDAY, “Political Memorabilia & Pop Culture Show,” sponsored by American Political Items Collectors, political campaign and pop culture aficionados “buy, sell and trade new and vintage campaign Americana, campaign buttons, advertising pinbacks, posters,” etc.; also display 2020 presidential campaign items and offer “free appraisals of your political stuff.” 10 a.m., Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St. Contact: Adam Gottlieb,

SUNDAY, MONTEREY PARK — CHIRLA Action Fund hosts its 10th Anniversary Brunch to “celebrate a decade of action to win justice for immigrant families” and to “get ready to start the next decade with victories” with special guest Controller Betty Yee. Noon, Luminarias Restaurant, 3500 Ramona Blvd. Contact: 202 329 7202.

Tickets $175, register here.

SUNDAY, GLENDALE — Sen. Anthony Portantino hosts holiday open house and community appreciation event, collects donations of children’s books (grades K-6) for local school libraries, musical entertainment, photo booth, face painting; light refreshments served. 2 p.m., Glendale Promenade, Artsakh Ave. and Broadway. Contact: 818 409 0400.


SATURDAY, Members of Freedom from Religion Foundation set up secular holiday display. 8 a.m., North Side. Contact: Judy Saint,

SATURDAY, “2020 Census Recruiting,” Census representatives discuss “why the Census is so important.” 9:15 a.m., East side. Contact:

SATURDAY, 37th Annual Santa Parade, sponsored by Mix96 radio and Western Health Advantage, includes marching bands, floats, clowns, “and of course, Santa himself.” 10 a.m., Parade starts at 14th and N Sts. Contact: Ken Gross 916 799 5364.

Parade route: west on N St. from 14th, north on 10th St. and east on L St. ends at 12th and L Sts.

SATURDAY, Members of Yeshua Helping Hands preach, pray and worship, also distribute food and brochures with information on sober living and emergency contacts. 10 a.m. Firefighters Memorial. Contact: 916 832 4907.

SATURDAY, Carols at the Capitol, participants sing Christmas carols and both young and old take turns reading verses from the Christmas story. 2:30 p.m., West Steps. Contact: