Wednesday

December 6, 2017

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones releases “newly updated numbers on total insurance claims reported statewide for residential and commercial claims following the October wildfires,” cites “significant jump.” 10 a.m., Dept. of Insurance, 300 Capitol Mall, 13th Floor. Contact: 916 492 3566.

Also TELECONFERENCE, 800 288 8967, media only.


Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Arvin Mayor Jose Gurrola, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, and others, TELECONFERENCE, urge “US Rep. David Valadao and California’s Congressional delegation to support the passage of a clean Dream Act before the end of the year.” 10:30 a.m., 866 342 8591, Passcode: CA Dream Act. Contact: Nicky Vogt, nicole@npstrategygroup.com.

Similar event at Sacramento State with CSUS Pres. Robert Nelsen and others. 10 a.m., The Well, 6000 J St. Contact: Peter Boogaard, press@fwd.us; also in Los Angeles with representatives of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights and California Dream Network, 9:30 a.m., 255 E. Temple St. Contact: Jorge-Mario Cabrera, jmcabrera@chirla.org


SAN FRANCISCO — Speaker Anthony Rendon, Asm. David Chiu and others discuss “historic package of 15 housing bills that included ongoing funding for affordable housing, a $4 billion bond for the November 2018 ballot and reforms to streamline the creation of housing,” denounce “Republican tax scam’s attack on housing affordability.” 10:45 a.m., 1180 4th St. Contact: Judson True 415 606 3424.

Also listed: Barbara Gualco, Mercy Housing California; Michael Lane, Non-Profit Housing Assn. of Northern California.

Followed by tour of Mercy Housing, an affordable housing project.


Business, Consumer Services and Housing Secty. Alexis Podesta and others, TELECONFERENCE, discuss banking services for cannabis-related businesses. 2 p.m., 800 446 2782, Passcode: 46118196. Contact: Russ Heimerich 916 651 1385.

Also listed: Peter Williams, general counsel, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency; Jan Lynn Owen, commissioner, Dept. of Business Oversight.

Event follows workshop with representatives of state-chartered banks and credit unions.


FRESNO — Republican Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox, honorary chairman of a proposed initiative that would repeal recent gas and car tax increases, launches “massive statewide campaign” before joining signature drive, says recent gas tax increase “will cost most California families $700 or more per year.” 2:30 p.m., A to Z Insurance, 1209 E Shaw Ave. Contact: Matt Shupe 415 735 8491.

Followed by signature drive from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Recess, reconvenes January 30 2018.


Assembly — Recess, reconvenes January 30 2018.

  • CANCELED, MALIBU — Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation (Richard Bloom, Chair), 11 a.m., Pepperdine University, Wilburn Hall, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy.
  • POSTPONED, SYLMAR — Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color (Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Chair), 10 a.m., 16350 Filbert St. Subject — What is the Status of Youth Incarceration Ten Years after Implementation of SB 81.
    • Listed to testify: Los Angeles County Chief of Probation Terri McDonald and Deputy Chief Sheila Mitchell.
  • POSTPONED, POCOIMA — Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color (Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Chair), 1 p.m., Pacoima City Hall, 13520 Van Nuys Blvd. Subject — Reducing Youth Incarceration and Setting a Path to Success and Sustainability.
    • Listed to testify: Dir. Charles Supple, CA Division of Juvenile Justice; Elmer Roldan, Brothers, Sons Selves (BSS) Coalition; Sam Lewis, Anti Recidivism Coalition; Kim McGill and Tanisha Denard, Youth Justice Coalition; Shane Murphy Goldsmith, Liberty Hill Foundation; Judge Peter Espinoza, Youth Diversion and Development Unit LA County; Carrie McKellogg, REDF.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1:30 a.m.

    Assembly Oversight Hearing: The shortfall of credentialed Teachers (12.5.17)

  • 7 a.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 702: California’s Top Ten

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Workplace Harassment and Response (11.28.17)

  • 2 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on women in the workplace (11.14.17)

  • 7 p.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 702: California’s Top Ten

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Workplace Harassment and Response (11.28.17)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

(Freddie) Rodriguez for Assembly 2018 (52nd AD), holiday reception, Whole Enchilada $4400 (3 tickets), Tamale $2500 (2 tickets) Chili Pepper ticket $1300, 4:30 p.m., Cantina Alley, 2320 Jazz Alley. Contact: 916 551 1470.


GOLD RIVER — Yona Barash for Congress (CD 7), reception, Platinum couple $5400, Platinum sponsor $2700, Gold couple $750, Gold sponsor $500, Couple $150, Ticket $100, 6 p.m., Home of Scott and Danyelle Baron, on Melones Circle. Contact: 916 400 9855.


SAN FRANCISCO — Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall (29th SD), reception, Host $1000, Sponsor $250, Ticket $100, 6 p.m., Home of Staci and Jamie Slaughter, on Washington St. Contact: 916 551 1470.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Senate confirmation not required.

To Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, as senior business development specialist: Poonum Rashmikant Patel, 28, San Jose, Democrat, senior permit assistance specialist there since 2015. Salary: $100,008.

To Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, as sustainable freight project manager: Frank Ramirez, 64, Sacramento, Democrat, senior specialist there since 2015. Salary: $110,004.

To the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board: Robert Purcell, 69, Sacramento, Democrat, former director in the Public Employee Dept. at the Laborers’ International Union of North America; Dora Westerlund, 46, Fresno, Republican, chief executive officer and founder at the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation. No compensation.

Reappointed to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board: Margaret Parker, 72, Santa Ana, Republican, interim associate dean at CSU Dominguez Hills. Compensation: $100 per diem.

Reappointed to the 21st District Agricultural Association, Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors: Larry Serpa, 65, Fresno, Republican, independent real estate broker in agricultural properties and a farmer since 2015. No compensation.

KEEPING UP

Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva has announced hiring Matthew Hurley as a legislative aide. For the past two years Hurley was a secretary for the Assembly Committee of Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy, which Quirk-Silva chairs. Prior to that, he was a field organizer for the California Democratic Party. Hurley succeeds Israel Landa who’s now Asm. Monique Limón’s legislative director. Contact: Michael Henning, michael.henning@asm.ca.gov.


Lobbying firm Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross and Leoni reports hiring Michelle Rubalcava as senior counsel in the Sacramento office. Rubalcava was previously a lobbyist for Los Angeles County and specialized in “health, mental health, public health, pension reform and workers’ compensation issues.” Before that, Rubalcava worked for former Sens. Denise Moreno Ducheny and Byron Sher. She started her new job Dec. 1. Contact: Jim Gross 916 446 6752.


Exec. Dir. Matt Cate of California State Assn. of Counties (CSAC) reports promoting Darby Kernan to deputy executive director for legislative services. Kernan joined CSAC in 2015 and was a senior legislative representative. Before that, Kernan worked for former Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg as his chief consultant on public safety and mental health. She was also his chief policy consultant to the Senate Public Safety and Budget Subcommittee. Additionally, Kernan worked for Gov. Jerry Brown as assistant secretary of legislation for the Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Contact: Gregg Fishman 916 327 7500 X516.


Speaker Anthony Rendon has announced that he has temporarily removed Asm. Matthew Dababneh as chair of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee and has appointed Asm. Monique Limón as its acting chair. Contact: Kevin Liao, kevin.liao@asm.ca.gov.


United Domestic Workers/AFSCME 3930, which represents “100,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers throughout California,” reports releasing its 2017 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard grades legislators on their votes for UDW priority legislation. A total of 60 legislators, all Democrats, scored 100 percent. Contact: Denise Osegueda Paganelli 916 554 0931.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

SAN DIEGO — Fish and Game Commission, first of two days, considers staff recommendation to adopt motion stating hunters who use dogs wearing collars that are GPS enabled and contain a “switch” to notify hunter when prey has been treed are exempt from California Environmental Quality Act after hunting opponents sued Commission under CEQA when it first allowed use of the collars in April of 2016; also amend regulations to allow hunters to use the collars; other business. 8:30 a.m., Handlery Hotel San Diego, 950 Hotel Circle North. Contact: Valerie Termini 916 653 4899.

Agenda and staff reports here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Commission on Emergency Medical Services, hears report on response to Northern California October fires from Medical and Health Mutual Aid System, a voluntary organization of hospitals, clinics and medical transportation companies that pledge to assist each other during emergencies; finds that fires pushed medical and health resources beyond local capability and Mutual Aid System “enabled timely and effective coordination,” although lessons learned include developing procedures to recoup costs for use of ambulances for patient evacuations; other business. 9 a.m., Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel, 609 Sutter St. Contact: 916 431 3701.

Agenda and staff reports here.


Gambling Control Commission, holds hearing on Daniel Mathew Thomas’ request for an initial work permit to work in California cardrooms; the Bureau of Gambling Control recommends denial of the permit after an incident in March 2015 when Thomas, who lived in Colorado and worked as a pit boss in a gaming establishment, punched a dealer in the back, and in October 2015 was convicted of misdemeanor assault; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Rm. 100. Contact: 916 263 0700.

Agenda here.

On Thursday, the commission holds its licensing meeting, considers renewing applications for tribal key employee statuses, etc. Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — Board of Directors for California Science Center and Exposition Park, hears update on “Science Center School,” a development program for teachers that helps them prepare lessons for K-12 students using Next Generation Science Standards that “stimulate students’ interest in science and prepares them for college, careers and citizenship;” other business. 10 a.m., California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Erteszek Family Foundation MUSES Rm., Wallis Annenberg Building. Contact: Rosemary Gutierrez 213 744 7483.

Agenda here.


State Allocation Board, considers adopting amendments that would require school districts to submit an “enrollment certification/projection” form with 60 days of it being notified by Office of Public School Construction that its application for funds has started being processed; other business. 1 p.m., Rm. 447. Contact: 916 376 1771.

Agenda here.


WEST SACRAMENTO — California Earthquake Authority Governing Board, considers approving  an 18-month, $776,630 contract with Applied Technology Council for updating guidelines homeowners, insurance claims adjusters, contractors and others may use after an earthquake to evaluate a building’s damage and need for repair, particularly if the damage is structural or cosmetic; other business. 1 p.m., CalSTRS, 100 Waterfront Pl. Contact: Sarah Sol 916 661 5502.

Agenda here.


JACKSON — Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board, staff and board members attend field trip “to explore issues and activities related to forest and watershed health in the South Central Subregion.” 1 p.m., Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 101 Clinton Rd. Contact: 530 823 4686.

Later, members and staff attend reception. 5:30 p.m., Hotel Leger, 8304 Main St., Mokelumne Hill.

On Thursday in Mokelumne Hill, holds general business meeting, considers establishing a Joint Powers Agreement with the California Tahoe Conservancy for the purpose of coordination and pooling resources for “implementing public recreation and outreach, watershed restoration and forest health improvement projects;” also notes the agreement would first be used for the administration of funds received from CAL FIRE Healthy Forest Grant “which includes projects in the Tahoe Basin;” other business. 8:30 a.m., Mokelumne Hill Town Hall, 8283 Main St.

Agenda and staff reports here.


RIVERSIDE — California Transportation Commission, first of two days, considers approving installation of electric vehicle charging stations at rest stops: $1 million for one site in Siskiyou County; $668,000 for one site in Trinity County; $2.8 million for 6 locations in Colusa and Nevada Counties; $5.2 million for 10 locations in Fresno, Tulare and Kern Counties; and $2.1 million for four locations in San Bernardino County; other business. 1 p.m., Riverside County Administration Building Supervisors’ Chambers, 4080 Lemon St. Contact: Douglas Remedios 916 654 4245.

Agenda and staff reports here.

Followed by 5 p.m. Mobility 21 reception, Riverside County Administration Building Atrium, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA; reception followed by 7 p.m. commissioner’s dinner, Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Frank Miller Rm., Riverside, CA. Second day of meeting begins at 9 a.m. in same location.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

WASHINGTON, DC — AG Xavier Becerra addresses “Headliners Newsmaker” forum sponsored by the National Press Club, discusses “California’s leadership in protecting hardworking families in the Trump era and in aggressively tackling important issues, such as affordable health care, immigrant rights, consumer protection and environmental justice.” 10 a.m. (ET), 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor. Contact: 415 703 5837.

Event streamed live here.


Prof. Jill Berrick, UC Berkeley, addresses speaker series sponsored by UC Center Sacramento, discusses “eight fundamental principles” for child welfare policy; lunch served. Noon, 1130 K St., Rm. LL3. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Details here.


PALO ALTO — Lt. Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom addresses luncheon sponsored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, discusses his “stances and policies on young children and families, as well as other pressing issues in Silicon Valley;” free. Noon, University Club of Palo Alto, 3277 Miranda Ave. Contact: Sue McAllister 650 450 5513.

Register here.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

CA State Auditor’s Office has released its report, “California Community Colleges: The Colleges Reviewed Are Not Adequately Monitoring Services for Technology Accessibility, and Districts and Colleges Should Formalize Procedures for Upgrading Technology,” recommendations include having “colleges monitor how quickly they respond to students’ requests for instructional materials in alternate formats and to periodically monitor the accessibility of instructional materials.” Contact: Margarita Fernández 916 445 0255.


The Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its report, “A Review of Caltrans’ Vehicle Insurance Costs,” finds Caltrans’ vehicle insurance premiums have “more than tripled in recent years, increasing from $4.2 million in 2014-15 to $14.6 million in 2017-18,” concludes “increases are almost entirely due to a few recent multi-million dollar claims that have cost far more than any other claim over the last decade;” recommends Legislature consider establishing “statutory limit on the amount of damages for which the state can be held liable for collisions.” Contact: 916 445 4656.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

POMONA — Sen. Connie Leyva and Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis host 2017 Equity Symposium sponsored by Generation Ready and Pomona Unified School District on “empowering excellence through equity;” Leyva also provides legislative update; RSVP. 8:15 a.m., Indian Hill Conference & Technology Center, 1444 E. Hold Ave., Entrance 1. Contact: Benny Ayala 909 591 7016.


California WaterFix hosts “Industry Day” event for consultants, contractors and other businesses “to learn about procurement and contracting opportunities associated with this major water infrastructure program,” includes overview of the proposed Delta Tunnels and their infrastructure, program organization and the program schedule; registration closed. 9 a.m., Sheraton Grand, 1230 J St. Contact: Lisa Lien-Mager 916 653 9402.


CA Legislative Jewish Caucus hosts panel discussion, “Innovative Drip Irrigation Solutions for California Agriculture,” representatives from Netafim, Milken Innovation Center – Jerusalem Institute and others discuss “technical, financial and regulatory issues impacting sustainable agriculture practices;” refreshments provided. 10 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Jenny.Berg@asm.ca.gov.

MISCELLANEOUS

OAKLAND — Asm. Rob Bonta and others attend groundbreaking ceremony for Restore Oakland, a community advocacy and training center in Oakland’s Fruitvale District. 10 a.m., 1419 34th Ave. Contact: Bilen Packwood 510 681 5978.


UC Center Sacramento sponsors undergraduate research open house, “meet the fall 2017 undergraduate student interns and view their public policy research projects completed during their stay in Sacramento.” 10:30 a.m., 1130 K St. Rm. LL3. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Details here.


Capitol holiday music program continues with performance by the Golden State Accordion Club. 11 a.m., Rotunda. Contact: 916 324 0333.

Followed by the Davis High School Madrigals at noon, and the Saint Mary School Choir at 12:30 p.m.


Capitol Staff and Lobbyists Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission, participants discuss Isaiah 9:6-7 “The Government of Jesus.” Noon, Rm. 125. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.


Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features the Camellia City Flute Choir. Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street. Contact: 916 442 8939.


IRVINE — CD 45 candidate Dave Min hosts roundtable discussion with UC Irvine graduate students, discusses “the impact of the Republican tax plan” and says “the eliminations of tuition waivers for graduate students and student loan interest deductions under the GOP’s House plan will hike taxes on graduate students and recent graduates by thousands of dollars a year.” Noon, Gina’s Pizza, 4533 Campus Dr. Contact: Paige Hutchinson 402 304 5742.


COSTA MESA — Sen. John Moorlach hosts Christmas Open House at his district office, discusses legislation; refreshments provided. 4 p.m., 940 S. Coast Dr. Ste. 185. Contact: 714 662 6050.


VAN NUYS — Sen. Bob Hertzberg hosts holiday open house at his district office, “come celebrate the season with your neighbors, learn about new laws that will affect Californians and share your ideas for the year ahead;” refreshments provided. 4 p.m., 6150 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste. 400. Contact: Katie Hanzlik 916 651 4018.


LAGUNA HILLS —  Sen. Pat Bates hosts Holiday Open House, discusses legislation, constituent services, etc. 4:30 p.m., Laguna Hills Civic Center, 24035 El Toro Rd. Contact: Ronald Ongtoaboc 916 651 4036.


Senate Staff Alumni Assn. hosts annual holiday party, features “50/50 raffle with half the proceeds for River City Food Bank,” collects unwrapped gifts for kids to be donated to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Toy Project; RSVP; free hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar. 5:30 p.m., Mama Kim Eats, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. Contact: senate_alums@surewest.net.


OROVILLE — Dept. of Water Resources hosts first of two community meetings, staff discuss the operations plan for Lake Oroville “during the 2017-18 rainy season as well as construction plans for 2018.” 6 p.m., Oroville Memorial Auditorium, 1200 Myers St. Contact: Niki Woodard 916 653 4161.

Similar event Thursday in Yuba City, 6 p.m., 442 Franklin Ave.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Pacific Expeditors Consulting Services, All Good LLC, 12/4/17… Strategies 360, TechNet – Technology Network, 12/4/17.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Aaron Read & Associates, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, 12/4/17.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): McDonald Johnson, Tenex Capital Management, 12/4/17… Christopher Tarui, Prisma Capital Partners LP, 12/4/17.

POLITICAL NOTES

Treasurer John Chiang, candidate for Governor, announces: “I’m calling for Asm. Matt Dababneh’s resignation. There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the workplace.” Release hereChiang, a Democrat, was elected Treasurer in 2014 and before that he was the state’s Controller and a member of the Board of Equalization. Contact: Kate Chapek 213 219 2671.

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Chiang’s campaign also releases statement from Finance Dir. Lisa Cassinis, Communications Dir. Kate Chapek, Digital Dir. Lucy Martikyan and Policy Advisor Morgan Miller Nguyen who say: “We’re proud to tell you that our boss, John Chiang, is the real deal. Over the last few months, other politicians responded to disgusting allegations about powerful men by issuing cautious press releases or saying nothing (perhaps because they were too afraid of being called out themselves). But John not only forcefully stood with accusers and condemned a culture that allows sexist conduct to grow and fester, he wrote a comprehensive plan to prevent sexual harassment and assault in California’s state government and hold predators accountable.” Release here.


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign for Governor reports endorsements from the California Federation of Teachers and Asm. Laura Friedman. Releases here and hereNewsom, a Democrat, was San Francisco Mayor from 2004 to 2010, the year he was elected Lieutenant Governor. Contact: Lindsey Cobia, lc@gavinnewsom.com.


Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ campaign for Attorney General reports an endorsement from the California Federation of Teachers. Release here. Jones, a Democrat, was elected Insurance Commissioner in 2010 after having served as a legislator and Sacramento City Councilmember. Contact: Parke Skelton 626 535 9616.


AG Xavier Becerra’s campaign for Attorney General reports an endorsement from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. Release here. Becerra, a Democrat, was appointed Attorney General by Gov. Brown in 2017; before that he had been in Congress since 1993 representing Los Angeles. Contact: Roger Salazar 916 284 1255.


Emily’s List congratulates Wendy Carrillo for winning the AD 51 election yesterday, Pres. Stephanie Schriock says: “Wendy Carrillo will be a strong, progressive voice for working women and families in the California legislature as she fights for economic security, reproductive health care, women’s equality, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights, and environmental justice.” Release here. Contact: Julie McClain Downey 202 419 3075.


Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva’s re-election campaign for AD 65 reports an endorsement from Stanton Mayor Carol Warren. Release hereQuirk-Silva, a Democrat, served in the Assembly from 2012-2014 and was elected in 2016. Contact: Matt Reilly 916 201 9636.


Frank Scotto’s campaign for AD 66 reports an endorsement from Torrance City Councilmember Heidi Ann Ashcraft; also says: “California is on a dangerous path. Taxes have continuously risen, just this year our current Assemblyman voted to increase car registration fees, our already inflated gas tax, and to extend cap and trade. These increases will cost the average Californian $1,000 to $3,000 annually.” Releases here and here. Scotto, a Republican, is a small business owner and former Mayor of Torrance. Contact: Scotto 310 678 1379.


Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has announced releasing a radio spot demanding US Reps. Jeff DenhamSteve Knight and David Valadao “vote against the Republican tax disaster that House and Senate leadership have haphazardly shoved through Congress,” says ad highlights “how eliminating the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction will hike taxes on hard-working California families to ‘fund huge tax breaks for big corporations and the wealthiest one percent.'” Contact: Mike Roth 916 444 7170.

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PREVIEW

Thursday, December 07, 2017

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — Ben Pak, Democratic candidate for Board of Equalization, receives endorsements from Coalition of Latino Leaders and Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition. 10:30 a.m., MacArthur Park, Corner of 7th and S. Park View Sts. Contact: Pak, 213 999 0342.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Recess, reconvenes January 3, 2018.


Assembly — Recess, reconvenes January 3, 2018.

  • SAN DIEGO — Select Committee on Housing Affordability for the Middle and Working Class (Todd Gloria, Chair), 10 a.m., San Diego Housing Commission, 4th Floor Conference Room, 1122 Broadway. Subject — The Housing Needs of Employees in Metropolitan and Urban Areas.
    • Listed to testify: Pres. & CEO Richard Gentry, San Diego Housing Commission; Melinda Coy, CA Dept. of Housing and Community Development; Coleen Clementson, San Diego Assn. of Governments; Jeff Graham, UC San Diego.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 2 a.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on women in the workplace (11.14.17)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 708: CA voting

  • 9 a.m.

    Affordable Housing Panel (11.14.17)

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Housing Affordability Crisis (10.24.17)

  • 1 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Manufactured Homes (10.2.17)

  • 6 p.m.

    California Conversations with James Brulte

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 708: CA voting

  • 9 p.m.

    Affordable Housing Panel (11.14.17)

  • 10 p.m.

    Assembly Housing Affordability Crisis (10.24.17)

THE GOVERNOR

86th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gov. Jerry Brown, First Lady Anne Gust Brown and seven-year-old Sofia Garcia of Los Angeles light up 65-foot tall white fir decorated with 900 hand-crafted ornaments made by children and adults who receive services from state’s developmental centers and  nonprofit regional centers. 5 p.m., West Steps. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Also listed: Kitty O’Neal (emcee), KFBK Radio; and performances by the California Army National Guard’s Brass Quintet; students from Oakland Military Institute and Oakland School for the Arts; Mariachi Puente; and St. Paul’s Baptist Church Choir.

Open to the public; guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Sacramento Food Bank.

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Media availability with Garcia, who has autism and receives services from Harbor Regional Center in Los Angeles. 10:15 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Nancy Lungren 916 616 8265.

THE DAILY BREAD

(Ian) Calderon for Assembly 2018 (57th AD), lunch reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, Noon, Frank Fat’s, 806 L St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


ROSEVILLE — Vince Fong for Assembly 2018 (34th AD), TopGolf Holiday party, Three golfers $4400, Two golfers $2500, Golfer $1500, Noon, TopGolf Roseville, 1700 Freedom Way. Contact: 530 713 1910.


Yona Barash for Congress (CD 7), reception, Platinum couple $5400, Platinum sponsor $2700, Gold couple $1500, Gold sponsor $1000, Couple $400, Ticket $250, 6 p.m., Home of Carlos and Lucy Hidalgo, on 37th St. Contact: 916 400 9855.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Commission on Teacher Credentialing, first of two days, considers advancing UC Merced’s application to offer general education and preliminary credential programs through UC Merced Extension; other business. 9 a.m., Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 1900 Capitol Ave. Contact: 916 322 6253.

Friday general session begins at 8:30 a.m.

Agenda here.


Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, hears appeal from owners of Myth Taverna and Lounge in San Jose, who were charged with violating noise standards and rules for food sales; other business. 9 a.m., Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown, 300 J St. Contact: John Carr 916 445 4005.

Agenda here.


MATHER — California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, created by Local Control Funding Formula legislation to advise school districts on achieving their educational goals, considers establishing three regional networks of special education coaches and trainers to help teachers at schools that qualify for additional funding because of low performance on Fall 2017 Dashboard by students with disabilities; other business. 9 a.m., Sacramento County Office of Education, 10474 Mather Blvd., SCOE Board Rm. Contact: 951 826 6161.

Agenda here.


State Personnel Board, considers Dept. of Human Resources’ request to eliminate eight civil service classifications that have been vacant for 24 months or longer, job titles include instructional systems engineer at Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, senior design officer at California Housing Finance Agency and associate personnel analyst at Fair Political Practices Commission; other business. 10 a.m., California Public Utilities Commission Building, 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: 916 653 1028.

Agenda and staff reports here.


Covered California Board hears update on open enrollment, finds in the first two weeks of the current open-enrollment period “more than 48,000 new consumers signed up for coverage through Covered California, which is slightly ahead of last year’s pace when more than 39,000 consumers selected a plan during the first two weeks of November 2016;” other business. 11:30 a.m., Covered California Tahoe Auditorium, 1601 Exposition Blvd. Contact: James Scullary, James.Scullary@covered.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


BIRSBANE — Contractors State License Board, hears update on CSLB’s response to the Northern California October fires and its effectiveness in ensuring “home and business owners are not victimized a second time by unlicensed and unscrupulous contractors who might try to take advantage of them during the rebuilding process,” also discusses two relief workshops to be held after the first of the year, one for licensed contractors wanting to work on the rebuilding effort and the other for homeowners who plan to rebuild and need information on building permits, inspections, how to find an architect, etc.; other business. 1 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North, 5000 Sierra Point Parkway. Contact: 916 255 4027.

Agenda here.


Franchise Tax Board, considers renewing for one year at a cost of $4 million subscription to IBM Open Systems software without which “FTB would not be able to perform many of its revenue generating functions and various collection related or administrative tasks;” also holds its annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights hearing, taxpayers and industry representatives present proposals for changes to existing franchise and income tax laws. 1:30 p.m., 9646 Butterfield Way. Contact: 916 845 4800.

Agenda here.


California Educational Facilities Authority, considers approving $65 million in tax exempt bonds for Santa Clara University to renovate older buildings and build new facilities including a 360-bed undergraduate residence hall expected to open in fall of 2019 and a 275,000 sq.-ft. building that will be used for neuroscience, bioengineering, sustainability and environmental science and is expected to open in 2021; other business. 1:30 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: 916 653 2872.

Agenda here.


California Health Facilities Financing Authority, considers authorizing $575 million in tax exempt bonds for Stanford Health Care to make capital improvements to its acute care hospital and cancer center in Palo Alto, its outpatient center in Redwood City and clinics located on the Stanford campus; other business. 2 p.m. or upon adjournment of CEFA meeting, 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Marc Lifsher, marc.lifsher@treasurer.ca.gov.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SUNNYVALE — Sen. Jim Beall addresses Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Working Council, discusses his SB 595, which increases “Bay Area bridge tolls, except for the Golden Gate Bridge, to fund a traffic relief plan comprised of over 30 projects to reduce commute times,” SB 1, increased gas and vehicle taxes for road maintenance. 8 a.m., Synopsis, 455 N. Mary Ave. Contact: Rodney Foo 408 558 1295.

Also addresses board of directors for Bay Area Council, discusses same topics. Noon, Santa Clara University, St. Clare Room, Santa Clara.


SAN DIEGO — Sen. Toni Atkins addresses Rancho Penasquitos Town Council, gives “an update on the 2017 legislative session.” 7:30 p.m., Hotel Karlan, 14455 Penasquitos Dr. Contact: David Rolland 619 645 3133.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

California Council on Science and Technology hosts briefing on Hepatitis A, public health researchers discuss how the disease is spread, identifying at-risk populations for vaccination and local efforts to address or prevent outbreaks. 11:45 a.m., Rm. 2040. Contact: Sarah Brady, sarah.brady@ccst.us.

Box lunches served following event for those who RSVP.


SAN FRANCISCO — “A Conversation with John Cox,” sponsored by Public Policy Institute of California, Pres. Mark Baldassare interviews Republican gubernatorial candidate Cox about “important issues facing California, from improving K-12 and higher education, to addressing inequality, to navigating federal-state tensions over health care and immigration;” free, lunch served. Noon, Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC, 500 Washington St. Contact: Linda Strean 415 291 4412.

Also listed: Pres. Ruben Barrales, GROW Elect.

Details here.

MISCELLANEOUS

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

Followed by the Davis High School Advanced Treble at noon.


SANTA ROSA — Asm. Marc Levine hosts holiday open house, discusses legislative action in support of wildfire victims, also collects gift cards for restaurants and retailers that will be donated to wildfire victims. 4 p.m., Rattigan State Building, 50 D St. Ste. 301. Contact: 707 576 2631.


SKYFOREST — Sen. Mike Morrell, Asm. Jay Obernolte and others host Christmas reception, “reflect on 2017 and learn about legislative priorities for the new year,” also features the Mountain Fifes and Drums. 5 p.m., SkyPark at Santa’s Village, 28950 CA-18. Contact: 909 919 7731.

Also listed: San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford.


LOS ANGELES — All Cities Holiday Reception, hosted by League of California Cities, California Contract Cities Assn. and Los Angeles County Business Federation. 5 p.m., JW Marriott L.A. Live, 900 West Olympic Blvd. Contact: Tracy Hernandez, thernandez@bizfed.org.

Tickets $45, RSVP here.

“Attendance at this event by a public official will constitute acceptance of a reportable gift.”


POSTPONED, VAN NUYS — Asm. Adrin Nazarian hosts holiday open house, discusses legislation and constituent services, collects toys and non-perishable food that will be donated to charity; appetizers and soft drinks served. 5:30 p.m., Van Nuys State Office Building, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 300. Contact: 818 376 4246.

RSVP here.


Vanessa Cajina, KP Public Affairs; Faith Conley, Civil Justice Assn. of California; and Anya Lawler, Western Center on Law and Poverty, host “Battle of the Capitol Bands” to raise funds “to provide direct assistance to undocumented residents who were impacted by the recent Northern California fires;” featuring music by Remedy Seven, AKA Live, Special Interest, Overdraft and Sideshow; $20. 6 p.m., Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St. Contact: Cajina, vanessacajina@gmail.com.


PALMDALE — Asm. Tom Lackey hosts his annual Holiday Open House, collects unwrapped toys or canned food for local non-profit Children’s Bureau, seeks “ideas for potential legislation for the upcoming year;” light refreshments served. 5:30 p.m., District Office, 41319 12th Street West, Suite 105. Contact: Tim Townsend 916 319 2036.


LOS ANGELES — Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer hosts holiday office open house and toy drive at his district office, discusses legislation, collects new and unwrapped toys for local children, refreshments provided. 6 p.m., Annenberg Building, 700 Exposition Park Dr. Contact: 213 744 2111.