Thursday

February 1, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9:30 a.m.


Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Health Committee (1.31.18)

  • 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.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE

  • 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.

    Assembly Floor Session (2.1.18)

  • 11 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (2.1.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:50 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Requires Senate confirmation.

Reappointed to the California Independent System Operator: Richard Maullin, 77, Santa Monica, Democrat, former partner at Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates. Compensation: $20,000 in addition to per diem meeting preparation and attendance costs.

Do not require confirmation.

As deputy secretary for legislation at the California State Transportation Agency: Melanie Perron, 37, Sacramento, no party preference, assistant deputy director of legislation since 2013. Salary: $125,004.

To the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council: Joseph Uchishiba, 48, Vacaville, Republican, police officer for the City of Fairfield Police Dept.s’ Homeless Intervention Team since 2014. No compensation.

Reappointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, and designated president of the board: Donald Cameron, 65, Helm, Democrat, vice president of Terranova Ranch Inc. No compensation.

To Agricultural Association Fair Boards of Directors, by district. No compensation.

12th District, Redwood Empire Fair: Michael Anderson, 66, Fort Bragg, Republican, owner at Anderson Lodging Incorporated; Casey Burris (reappointed), 42, Ukiah, no party preference, vice president of operations at J.A. Sutherland Inc.; Roger Coate, 67, Ukiah, Democrat, president at Team Insurance and Financial Services Inc.; Charles Coleman (reappointed), 61, Redwood Valley, Democrat, former fire captain at the CA Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection; Eric Crawford (reappointed), 49, Ukiah, no party preference, a career technical education coordinator for the Ukiah Unified School Dist.; Roberto Muniz (reappointed), 47, Redwood Valley, Democrat, claims specialist at the US Social Security Administration.

31st District, Ventura County Fair: Bonnie Atmore (reappointed), 49, Ventura, Republican, former president and CEO at FOOD Share Inc. and current president of the Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust; Daniel Long (reappointed), 60, Ventura, Democrat, commercial painting contractor and owner at Daniel Long Painting; Armando Lopez (reappointed), 72, Oxnard, no party preference, owner at Armando Lopez Company.

By Senate Rules Committee. Contact: Anthony.Reyes@sen.ca.gov.

Ages not provided per Committee policy.

To the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs: Christopher Punongbayan, San Francisco, Democrat, attorney and director of equity and social justice for Northern CA Grantmakers. Term ends January 1, 2022. Compensation: Actual and necessary travel expenses.

To the Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee: Jenna Driscoll, Santa Barbara, Democrat, environmental scientist and Watershed and Marine Program Associate for the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper. Pleasure term. Compensation: $100 per meeting day plus all necessary travel expenses at state per diem rates.

Reappointed to the Prison Industry Board: Darshan Singh, San Francisco, Democrat, partner with Asiatic Trading Co. and a vineyard owner. Term ends January 1, 2022. Compensation: per diem and actual and necessary expenses.

To the Public Employees Retirement System, Board of Administration (appointed jointly with the Assembly Speaker): Ramon Rubalcava, South Pasadena, Democrat, member benefits director for SEIU Local 721. Term ends January 15, 2020. Compensation: $100 for every day of actual attendance at meetings of the board, along with necessary traveling expenses incurred in connection with the performance of official duties.

KEEPING UP

The office of Sen. Bob Hertzberg reports hiring Freddie Quintana as legislative director. Quintana was previously legislative director for Asm. Marc Levine, and before that was chief of staff and legislative director for now-US Rep. Jimmy GomezQuintana starts his new job Feb. 1 and succeeds Tony Bui, who is now with DeBoo Communications. Contact: Katie Hanzlik 916 651 4018.


National Federation of Independent Business/California has released its 2017 legislative voting record, grading legislators for their actions “on bills which would have the most significant impact, either positive or negative, on small business.” Group reports that 11 Senators and 11 Assemblymembers, all Republicans, received 100% grades. Contact: Shawn Lewis 916 342 9315.


Bigelow’s grandbabies

The office of Asm. Frank Bigelow has announced that Bigelow was pleased to welcome two new grandbabies into his family at the end of 2017. Brynlee was born in September and Aliza was born in November. Brynlee is his daughter Kasey’s first child and Aliza is his son Frank’s second child. The office says these baby girls “make up a tribe of six granddaughters” for Bigelow. Contact: Hannah Ackley, Hannah.Ackley@asm.ca.gov.


San Diego State University has announced appointing Adela de la Torre as president. De la Torre is currently vice chancellor of student affairs and campus diversity at UC Davis. She will begin her job on or before June 30 and succeeds Sally Roush, who was interim president after former Pres. Elliot Hirshman left to become president at Stevenson University in Maryland. Contact: Mike Uhlenkamp 562 951 4800.


Electric Vehicle Charging Assn. has announced having expanded its Board of Directors from three to five members in an effort to “represent a broader cross-section of the electric vehicle charging industry.” The new board members are Enid Joffe and Scott Jarus. Joffe is president of Clean Fuel Connection Inc., a company she co-founded in 1999. Jarus has been CEO of EV Connect since 2014. Joffe and Jarus join board members Terry O’Day of EVgo, Anne Smart of Chargepoint and Abdellah Cherkaoui of Volta. Contact: Amy Shrago 510 701 0752.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, created by Local Control Funding Formula legislation to advise school districts on achieving their educational goals, considers approving $280,000 contract with WestEd for it to manage a one-year “Test Kitchen project” that will facilitate meetings between employees of Azusa Unified, Elk Grove Unified and Oceanside Unified for them to discuss novel strategies developed within their districts which might help other districts meet Local Control Funding Formula requirements and achieve Local Control Accountability Plan goals; other business. 9 a.m., Sacramento City Hall, 915 I St. Contact: 951 826 6161.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, hears five appeals, including one from owners of 7-Eleven in Artesia, who were charged with selling alcohol to a minor; other business. 9 a.m., Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport, 6225 W. Century Blvd. Contact: 916 445 4005.

Agenda here.


California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board, discusses board governance principles and developing an investment policy statement in preparation of planned 2019 roll out of state sponsored retirement savings plan for employees whose employers don’t offer retirement benefits; other business. 9:30 a.m., 721 Capitol Mall, Conference Rm. 169. Contact: Eric Lawyer 916 653 1748.

Agenda here.

Teleconference also available: 877 810 9415, Participant code: 6535126.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN FRANCISCO — Treasurer John Chiang, Democratic candidate for governor, in conversation with Mark Baldassare, president of Public Policy Institute of California, to discuss “important issues facing California, from improving K-12 and higher education to addressing inequality.” Noon, 500 Washington St. Contact: Kelly Holt 415 291 4498.

Event at capacity; webcast available here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democratic candidate for governor, in conversation with Politico’s Carla Marinucci and David Siders to discuss “race for the second most important office in the country.” 5 p.m., USF McLaren Conference Center, 2130 Fulton St. Contact: Beth Gonzales, bbgonzales@usfca.edu.

Event is first in a series of gubernatorial forums sponsored by Leo T. McCarthy Center; also Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Feb. 5, former Supt. of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin on Feb. 15, businessman John Cox on March 1 and Treasurer John Chiang on March 22.


OAKLAND — US Rep. James Clyburn (D-South Carolina) addresses students and faculty at Merritt College, discusses “social justice and “workable solutions moving forward.” 7 p.m., 12500 Campus Dr. Contact: Laniece Jones 510 568 5563.

Event part of Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its report, “Sequestering Savings From the Closure of Developmental Centers,” finds “state will save, on net, $100 million general fund annually, at most,” without including “one-time costs to develop new resources in the community” to serve 534 developmental center residents that Dept. of Developmental Services will be moving into the community from 2017-18 through final closures. Contact: 916 445 4656.


Controller Betty Yee has released the annual actuarial report on the state’s retiree health benefits program, finds the state’s “present-day cost to provide retiree health and dental benefits” as of June 30, 2017 is $91.51 billion, noting the total liability “grew by $9.99 billion compared to the prior fiscal year” and new standards from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board cause the benefits liability to be “more volatile due to changes in the discount rate, also known as the assumed rate of return, primarily based on a municipal bond index that shifts each year.”  Contact: Taryn Kinney 916 324 2709.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

California Environmental Justice Alliance sponsors legislative briefing on results of its 2017 legislative scorecard that “assesses how well California’s elected officials supported actions to address environmental issues that impact low-income communities and communities of color,” group’s representatives say “the year revealed ongoing gaps in environmental justice legislative leadership, and the pervasive influence of industry in California politics, even in a state heralded as an environmental leader.” 11 a.m., Rm. 127. Contact: Diana Vazquez, diana@caleja.org.

Listed speakers include: Asm. Eloise Gomez-Reyes; Tiffany Eng and Diana Vazquez, CEJA; Ingrid Brostrom, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment; Veronica Garibay, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability.

MISCELLANEOUS

VENTURA — Asm. Monique Limón hosts workshop with representatives from Small Business Administration, Women’s Economic Ventures and Economic Development Collaborative for small business owners whose businesses were impacted by Thomas Fire and mudslides. 5:30 p.m., The Arc of Ventura County, 5103 Walker St. Contact: Denise Tugade, Denise.Tugade@asm.ca.gov

Spanish presentation at 6:30 p.m.


Capitol Employees’ Blood Drive, sponsored by BloodSource; “there is an urgent need for donors… as Northern CA is experiencing a shortage of donated blood;” appointment required. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fish Pond/East Side. Contact: Christine Varner 916 319 2514.


California State Library presents “American Civics” exhibit, a collection of “new art work donated to the Library by acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairley,” who “is best known as the creator of the iconic Obama Hope poster,” and by the estate of Jim Marshall, “photographer of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and other luminaries of the 1960s;” Fairley’s prints, based on photos by Marshall, include “Cesar Chavez during a 1996 march on the state capitol and Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.” 10 a.m., Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914 Capitol Mall, Second Floor. Contact: Alex Vassar 916 653 3883.

Event also promotes Sacramento Museum Day on Saturday.


PHILLIPS STATION — Frank Gehrke, Dept. of Water Resources, conducts second of five scheduled manual snow surveys in water year 2018, first survey conducted Jan. 3 “found virtually no snow due to an exceptionally dry December.” 11 a.m., Phillips Station off Highway 50 near Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd. Contact: Doug Carlson 916 653 5114.


California Women in Energy host happy hour, “come catch up, meet new people and learn more about CA Women in Energy,” bring a friend. 4:30 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St #8. Contact: admin@cawie.org.


NEWPORT BEACH — Southern California Contractors Assn. hosts reception for legislators and staff to meet local and regional SCCA engineering contractors. 5 p.m., Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd. Contact: Clayton Miller, cmiller@sccaweb.org.


MARTINEZ — US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier leads first in a series of town halls. 6:30 p.m., Martinez Junior High School, 1600 Court St. Contact: Aimee Wall 202 760 1365.

Similar events Feb. 3 and Feb. 8 in San Pablo and Feb. 12 in Pleasant Hill.


SAN MATEO — US Rep. Jackie Speier, Sen. Jerry Hill and others host town hall on “Trump’s Tax Scam,” address “impact of new tax law on Californians,” discuss how “83 percent of the tax cuts will go to the wealthiest one percent, and that 86 million middle class households will ultimately see tax increases.” 7 p.m., College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., Main Theater. Contact: Katrina Rill 650 342 0300.

Other speakers listed: Asm. Kevin Mullin and tax attorney Russell Stanaland.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Glenn Backes, Project Inform, 1/30/18… Campbell Strategy & Advocacy, Bridgepoint Education, 1/30/18… Capitol Advocacy, County of Los Angeles, 1/30/18… Housing Advocates, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, 1/30/18… Mercury Public Affairs, Eco-Modity LLC DBA Blue Marble Materials, 1/29/18… Political Solutions, The California Coalition for Equity in Early Care and Education; Ofo U.S., 1/30/18… Sacramento Advocates, InnovAge, 1/30/18… Strategies 360, Verizon Communications Inc. and its affiliates, 1/29/18… Townsend Public Affairs, Central Unified School District; City of Santa Ana Public Works, 1/30/18.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Mercury Public Affairs, California School Boards Assn.; Champion Real Estate Company; Communities First No Urban Mega Casinos; Sacramento Advocates; Technet-Technology Network; Wells Fargo and Company, 1/29/18… Sacramento Advocates, Etagen, Inc.; Solar Energy Industry Assn.; Thermostat Recycling Corporation, 1/30/18… Townsend Public Affairs, Newhall County Water District, 1/30/18.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

LEGISLATURE (Candidate’s name, Party, District, Year, “Committee’s name,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Mark Belden, No Party Preference, SD 18, 2018, “Mark Belden for State Senate 2018,” Christine Gill, 734 Ridge Rd., Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245.

POLITICAL NOTES

Treasurer John Chiang’s campaign for Governor reports it has raised $1.3 million during the final period of 2017, “bringing the campaign’s total available for spending, through December 31, 2017, to more than $11.3 million;” notes “nearly 80% of donors this period” gave “at the grassroots level of $500 or less.” 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: press@johnchiang.com.


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign for Governor reports receiving “108,202 individual donations to date,” says “this grassroots fundraising army is the key reason Gavin has been able to raise $20.402 million since the start of the campaign,” also adds that Newsom has an “eye-popping $19.578 million cash-on-hand.” Release hereNewsom, a Democrat, was San Francisco Mayor from 2004 to 2010, the year he was elected Lieutenant Governor. Contact: Nathan Click, click@gavinnewsom.com.


Asm. Travis Allen’s campaign for Governor reports that during the last fundraising period Allen “raised $368,826.85 from 3096 individual donors” and “compared to his nearest Republican opponent, John Cox,” he “raised 21% more and had 230 more donors in the period;” also reports that “in the month of January, the Allen campaign has already received the support of over 2000 new donors.” Release here. Allen, a Republican, was elected to the Assembly in 2012. Contact: Maryann Marino 949 375 0856.


Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign for Governor reports an endorsement from San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. Release hereVillaraigosa, a Democrat, was in the Assembly from 1994-2000 and was Speaker from 1998-2000. He was LA Mayor from 2005-2013. Contact: Luiz Vizcaino 323 479 0181.


Pro Tem Kevin de León’s campaign for US Senate reports an endorsement from International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 13. Release hereDe León, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2010 after having served in the Assembly since 2006. Contact: press@kevindeleon.com.

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de León’s campaign also reports  having “received tremendous grassroots support from thousands of small-dollar donors from all across California, totaling $500,000;” campaign manager Courtni Pugh says: “We knew from the outset we were not going to be able to compete with Senator Dianne Feinstein dollar for dollar. Kevin de León, like most Californians, does not have the personal riches to match someone with her vast wealth. We will need the continued support of grassroots progressives across this great state who want a representative in Washington, D.C. who will fight for them.” Release here.


AG Xavier Becerra’s campaign for Attorney General reports endorsements from 27 members of California’s Congressional delegation: US Reps. Nancy PelosiPete AguilarKaren BassAmi BeraSalud CarbajalJim CostaTony CardenasJudy ChuLou CorreaAnna EshooJohn GaramendiJimmy GomezJared HuffmanBarbara LeeZoe LofgrenAlan LowenthalGrace NapolitanoJimmy PanettaScott PetersLucille Roybal-AllardRaul RuizEric SwalwellMark Takano, Mike ThompsonNorma TorresJuan Vargas and Maxine Waters. Release here. Becerra, a Democrat, was appointed Attorney General by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017; before that he had been in Congress since 1993 representing Los Angeles. Contact: Robbie Abelon 707 373 1143.

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Becerra campaign also reports “in the 4th quarter of 2017, the campaign raised $1,554,796 in monetary contributions and $57,315.21 in non-monetary contributions for a total of $1,612,111.21;” says to date Becerra has: “raised $4,032,549 and has $3,168,840.95 cash-on-hand. That total fundraising figure is more raised for Attorney General 2018 than all other declared candidates combined.” Release here.


Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from the Santa Clarita Young Democrats. Release hereHernandez, a Democrat, is an optometrist who has served in the Senate since 2010 and was in the Assembly from 2006-2010. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Eleni Kounalakis’ campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports Kounalakis “has raised over $2.4 million for her campaign for Lt. Governor and starts 2018 with $1.9 million cash on hand, more than any other candidate in the race;” says, “in addition to raising $1.6 million through 1,554 contributions in 2017, Kounalakis contributed $500,000 of her own money before the June 30th filing deadline and $250,000 before the December 31st deadline, bringing her total raised to $2.4 million for 2017.” Release hereKounalakis, a Democrat, was the US Ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013 and is a former executive with AKT Development, a Sacramento real estate firm founded by her father, Angelo Tsakopoulos. Contact: Katie Merrill 510 508 0572.


Asm. Tony Thurmond’s campaign for Supt. of Public Instruction reports that it has raised “over $1.4 million in campaign contributions, with over $1.1 million cash available, at the year-end 2017 finance deadline.” Release here. Thurmond, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2014 and before that he was a Richmond City Councilmember. Contact: Madeline Franklin 209 210 8950.


Sen. Ricardo Lara’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner reports an endorsement from the Peace Officers Research Assn. of California. Release hereLara, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and currently represents SD 33. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Asif Mahmood’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner “Mahmood has a 3-1 advantage” having “pulled in an impressive $1.405 million in 2017” and ending “the year with more than $1 million available for the Insurance Commissioner’s race” compared to opponent, Sen. Ricardo Lara, who “has only $305k on hand;” also says: “Lara campaign is burning their money at an alarming rate – having already drained almost 90% of the money brought in over the last six months. His total raise of $749k in 2017 is barely half of Dr. Mahmood’s.” Release here. Mahmood, a Democrat, is a Pakastani immigrant and a physician in Los Angeles. Contact: Ellie Caple, ellie@scnstrategies.com.


Regina Bateson’s campaign for CD 4 reports Bateson raised “nearly $45,000 more than Congressman McClintock” in the 4th quarter of 2017; also reports: “More than 2,100 individual contributors donated to the campaign during the quarter, and the campaign has now raised more than $450,000 – four times more than Democrats raised in the 2016 Congressional election cycle in California’s 4th Congressional District.” Release hereBateson, a Democrat, was an assistant professor of political science at MIT. Contact: Karl Grubaugh 530 295 7007.


Gil Cisneros’ campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from Fullerton City Council Member Jesus Silva. Release here. Cisneros, a Democrat, is a former Navy Lieutenant Commander and is president of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation. Contact: Orrin Evans 818 359 5536.


Katie Porter’s campaign for CD 45 reports raising “more than $266,000 in the 4th quarter of 2017, bringing her total fundraising to $740,000 with over a half million cash on hand from well over 10,000 individual contributors;” also reports having “outraised her Republican opponent, Mimi Walters, who posted $253,722.29 for Q4.” Release herePorter, a Democrat, teaches consumer law at UC Irvine. Contact: erica@katieporter.com.


Sara Jacobs’ campaign for CD 49 reports having “raised over $300,000 in just six weeks from supporters” and it will “post raising over $1.3 million last quarter, including a $1 million contribution from the candidate, bringing the campaign’s cash on hand to well over $1.2 million.” Release hereJacobs, a Democrat, is a former policy adviser at the U.S. State Department and is director of the non-profit Project Connect. Contact: Chelsea Brossard, media@sarajacobsforca.com.


Former Asm. Mike Eng’s campaign for SD 22 reports an endorsement from Equality California. Release here. Eng, a Democrat who is married to US Rep. Judy Chu, was an Assemblymember from 2006 to 2012, and was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board in 2013. Contact: mikeeng321@gmail.com.


Democrat Joy Silver’s campaign for SD 28 reports that “in the last six months of 2017, Silver collected nearly $160,000 for her State Senate campaign, outraising incumbent Sen. Jeff Stone by a 3 to 1 margin.” Release hereSilver is an aging issues consultant and worked as chief strategy officer of Choices Women’s Medical Centers in New York from 2012 to 2015. Contact: Dan Rottenstreich 619 213 9839.


Jesse Gabriel’s campaign for AD 45 reports an endorsement from Asm. Marc Levine. Release here. Gabriel, a Democrat, is an attorney and a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Republican Jeff Gonzalez has announced his candidacy for AD 56, seeks to defeat Democratic incumbent Asm. Eduardo Garcia. Release here. Gonzalez is former US Marine and now works with the Integrated Recovery Foundation that supports women veterans who were sexually harassed or suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Contact: Andre Levesque 916 626 6804.


Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s re-election campaign for AD 59 reports endorsements from the California Teachers Assn., SEIU California State Council and Sierra Club California. Release here. Jones-Sawyer, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


The Sunday Gover for AD 77 campaign reports Gover raised $78,192 from “more than 500 individual contributors” giving her “an average contribution of $150;” also notes she has $63,862 cash-on-hand and she is “mounting a much more serious challenge than recent Democratic candidates for the seat, none of whom raised more than $12,000 for the entire campaign.” Release here. Gover, a Democrat, is a real estate broker. Contact: Dan Rottenstreich 619 213 9839.


Affordable Housing Now, supports “the $4 billion Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018,” reports an endorsement from the California League of Conservation Voters. Release here. Contact: Mike Roth 916 444 7170.

INITIATIVES

Secty. of State Alex Padilla has announced that “SCA 9 (Resolution Chapter 1, Statutes of 2018), Glazer. Property tax: new construction exclusion: rain water capture system.” will be designated as Prop. 72 on the June primary election ballot. Release here. Contact: 916 653 6575.

Classifieds

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PREVIEW

Friday, February 02, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — No Session.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Floor Session (2.1.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 705: CA Supreme Court

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Oversight Hearing on CA Veterans Homes (1.30.18)

  • Noon

    Senate Health Committee (1.31.18)

  • 3 p.m.

    Assembly Joint Legislative Audit Committee (1.30.18)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 705: CA Supreme Court

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Oversight Hearing on CA Veterans Homes (1.30.18)

THE GOVERNOR

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

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Dept. of Parks and Recreation Office of State Historical Resources Commission, considers seven new nominations for National Register of Historic Places, including the “The Integratron,” a dome structure in Landers, San Bernardino County, named for the electrostatic generating machine inside with an “ability to integrate electrostatic energy into the cell structure of the human” and was built by “UFOlogist” George Wellington Van Tassel, who started construction in 1958 after “he received for the Integratron its impetus, formulas, and some construction details from a space being;” other business. 9 a.m., State Resources Building Auditorium, 1416 9th St. Contact: 916 445 7000.

Agenda here.


Delta Independent Science Board, part of the Delta Stewardship Council, TELEMEETING, discusses comments received on draft prospectus of Interagency Ecological Program that will link nine state and federal agencies with non-governmental organizations and university scientists to provide “relevant and timely ecological information for management of the Bay-Delta ecosystem and the water that flows through it;” other business. 9 a.m., 980 Ninth St. Second Floor. Contact: Eric Alvarez 916 445 5383.

Other locations in Notre Dame, IN; Phoenix, AZ; Oregon, WI; Gloucester Point, VA; Berkeley; San Diego; Corvallis, OR; and Bainbridge Island, WA.

Agenda here.


GARDEN GROVE — Respiratory Care Board of CA, considers increasing license fee from $250 to $330 over the next three years to ensure “sufficient resources are available to maintain current operations;” other business. 9 a.m., Concorde Career College, 12951 Euclid St., Ste. 101Contact: 916 999 2190.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

LOS ANGELES — Sen. Toni Atkins addresses luncheon sponsored by Los Angeles County Business Federation, discusses “the year ahead, the state budget, affordable housing and other important legislative issues.” Noon, Los Angeles City Club, 555 S. Flower St. Contact: David Rolland 619 645 3133.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Policy Analysis for California Education sponsors annual Research and Policy Conference, researchers, advocates and others discuss “ensuring educational equity under the Local Control Funding Formula, rethinking policy and practice in special education and strengthening alignment between California’s pre-K and K-12 educational systems.” 8 a.m., Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St. Contact: Shawn Bernardo, scbernardo@stanford.edu.

Listed speakers include: California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley; Kimberly Rodriguez, Office of Pro Tem Kevin de Leon.

Agenda here; $175, register here.


Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care and Children Now sponsor briefing on foster care system reforms to help youth maintain a stable family environment, discuss “Resource Family Approval” which is a “new family-friendly and child-centered caregiver approval process” that unifies approval standards for all caregivers by requiring training and house checks even if the caregiver is a relative. 10 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: Susanna Kniffen 916 379 5256 x124.

Listed speakers: Sara Rogers and Kim Wrigley, California Dept. of Social Services; Diana Boyer, County Welfare Directors Assn.; Julie McCormick, Children’s Law Center; Mahoganie LaFrank, caregiver from Los Angeles County and Angie Schwartz, Alliance for Children’s Rights.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

BAKERSFIELD — Roger Spradlin, Valley Baptist Church and Jonathan Keller, California Family Council hold “prayer rally in support of Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, who is under legal attack by the State of California for declining to design a cake for a same-sex marriage,” say government should not “force creative professionals to create art or another expression that conflicts with their conscience.” Noon, Liberty Bell, 1415 Truxtun Ave. Contact: Greg Burt 949 244 2080.

Event precedes 1:30 p.m. hearing in Kern County Superior Court, 1415 Truxtun Ave., #212, Bakersfield.


HANFORD — Jennifer Rojas, Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network and others call for a “clean Dream Act,” say “dreamers will not compromise or trade in their own families for protection and they deserve to have their day of justice.” 4 p.m., outside US Rep. David Valadao’s Office, 1108 Irwin St., Ste. 110B. Contact: Rojas, jennifer@siren-bayarea.org.


SATURDAY, SANTA MONICA — Sen. Ben Allen and opponents of offshore drilling denounce “federal government’s recent proposal to open up the coast of California to new offshore oil drilling,” say “our coastline is a vital part of our economy, an important public asset, and a treasured natural resource.” 10 a.m., Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier A. Contact: admin@benallenforsenate.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

US Rep. Doris Matsui and California Budget & Policy Center Exec. Dir. Chris Hoene host “Tax Teach-In” to “discuss the impact of the Republican tax law on Sacramento residents.” 10 a.m., The Auditorium at CLARA (E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts), 1425 24th St. Contact: Lauren Dart 202 225 7163.

Matsui also attends opening performance of “One Man, Two Guvnors” at Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts.  7:15 p.m., 2700 Capitol Ave. Contact: Rachel Smith 916 708 7224.


VAN NUYS — Asm. Adrin Nazarian hosts fourth annual job and career fair, features 40 employers, including CalVet, Holiday Inn Express and Los Angeles Unified School District, who seek to “fill full-time, part-time and apprentice positions.” 11 a.m., La Iglesia en el Camino, 14800 Sherman Way. Contact: 818 376 4246.


Capitol LGBTQ Assn. hosts membership drive and celebration for its “new designation as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3),” serves “bakery treats and drinks.” 12:30 p.m., Rm. 317Contact: Ryan VanZuylen 916 319 2044.


IRVINE — Asm. Steven Choi presents resolution honoring Zov’s Bistro and Bakery as AD 68 Small Business of the Year. 3 p.m., 3915 Portola Pkwy. Contact: Carrie O’Malley 714 665 6868.


SATURDAY, ACTON — Sen. Scott Wilk and Asm. Tom Lackey host community coffee meeting, provide “update on the upcoming year in the State Capitol,” also discuss “community concerns and important issues.” 9 a.m., Acton Community Club, 3748 Nickels Ave. Contact: Tim Townsend 916 319 2036.


SATURDAY, 20th annual Sacramento Museum Day sponsored by the Sacramento Assn. of Museums, free or reduced-priced admission at 26 museums and other “local destinations” such as the Sacramento Zoo. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Various Locations, full list here. Contact: Traci Rockefeller Cusack 916 213 4373.


SATURDAY, SANTA BARBARA — US Rep. Salud Carbajal (CD 24) and Asm. Monique Limon (AD 37) launch their 2018 re-election campaigns, “help us elect Democrats who will work to protect our environment, make college affordable, provide access to quality healthcare, and stand up against the Trump Administration’s extreme agenda.” 10 a.m., 1025 Castillo St. Contact: ethanjbertrand@gmail.com.


SATURDAY, WHITTIER — Asm. Ian Calderon hosts community coffee, discusses “important local issues and state legislation.” 10 a.m., Whittwood Branch Library, 10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave. Contact: Samantha Marquez 562 692 5858.


SATURDAY, ONTARIO — Asm. Freddie Rodriguez hosts community coffee, discusses legislation. 10 a.m., Page One Cafe, 215 E. C St. Contact: 909 902 9606.


SATURDAY, SAN PABLO — US Reps. Mark DeSaulnier and Barbara Lee and other panelists have “A Conversation on Race,” discuss “the history of race in America and the Bay Area, how far we have come, and where we go from here.” 2 p.m., Contra Costa College, John & Jean Knox Performing Arts Center, 2600 Mission Bell Dr. Contact: Aimee Wall 202 760 1365.

Other panelists listed: Lisa Bedolla, Ula Taylor, John Powell and Oscar Dubón Jr., UC Berkeley.

WEEKENDS AT THE CAPITOL

SATURDAY, “Free Afghanistan from Taliban and the corrupt government,” participants denounce “over 200 innocent people” killed in “last seven days” and “over 500 wounded in Afghanistan by the Taliban and ISIS,” add: “We want our voices heard;” 60 expected. 11 a.m., North Steps. Contact: CHP 916 445 3876.