Thursday

February 21, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Asm. Rob Bonta and others announce legislation that would “establish a process to accelerate the changing of certain nonviolent offenses from felonies to misdemeanors,” say “only a small fraction” of people eligible under Prop. 47 (2014) for a record modification have applied and this bill “will build on the successful process created in AB 1793 in 2018 that modified certain cannabis-related records as voters authorized in passing Prop. 64.” 11 a.m., Rm. 1190. Contact: Jerome Parra 916 319 2018.

Also listed: Representatives from Californians for Safety and Justice and Code for America.


LOS ANGELES — Harvey Rosenfield and Carmen Balber, Consumer Watchdog; and Clarence Moore, NAACP, urge Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to “ban discriminatory use of occupation and education to price auto insurance,” claim “seven of the 10 largest auto insurance companies in California charge lower-income drivers, such as janitors, waitresses and factory workers, up to 15% more in order to give discounts to doctors, lawyers, other well-paying professions or drivers with college degrees,” say using occupation and education as factors to price auto insurance is illegal under Prop. 103 (1988). 11 a.m., Consumer Watchdog, 6330 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 250. Contact: Carmen Balber 310 403 0284.

Also TELECONFERENCE, 800 920 7487, password: 6524 8697#.


US Rep. Doris Matsui, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento State Pres. Robert Nelsen and others present two electric, self-driving vehicles that will be deployed on Sac State’s campus this spring semester, say each vehicle, called an “Olli,” can transport up to eight people and Sac State won an “Olli fleet challenge” by “presenting a best -use scenario for the vehicles” with help from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, which “provided nearly $90,000 in implementing funding.” 1 p.m., Outside Yosemite Hall at Sacramento State, 6000 J St. Contact: Anita Fitzhugh 916 278 2806.

Also listed: CEO Jay Rogers, Local Motors, which manufactures Ollis; Sacramento Area Council of Governments Policy and Innovation Committee Chair Darren Suen.

Prior to event in Davis, Matsui gives remarks at partnership announcement between City of Sacramento and UC Davis for “Aggie Square,” a proposed center to house businesses on campus; 9:30 a.m., Ellison Ambulatory Care Center at UC Davis, 4860 Y St.


SAN FRANCISCO — Asm. Marc Levine and AG Xavier Becerra announce legislation that “closes a loophole in the state’s existing data breach notification law by requiring businesses to notify consumers of compromised passport numbers and biometric information,” say bill “was prompted after Starwood Hotels – recently acquired by Marriott –  revealed in 2018 that it had suffered a massive data breach of its guest database, exposing more than 327 million records, containing guests’ names, addresses, and more than 25 million passport numbers, among other things,” note that while “the company did notify consumers of the breach, current law does not require companies to report breaches if only consumers’ passport numbers have been accessed.” 2 p.m., Governor’s Conference Room, 455 Golden Gate Ave., 14th Floor. Contact: Terry Schanz 916 319 2010.

Event livestreamed here.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.

  • Budget and Fiscal Review (Holly Mitchell, Chair), 10 a.m. or upon adjournment of session, Rm. 4203. Subject — Housing and Homelessness.
    • Listed to testifyLourdes Morales, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Vivek Viswanathan, Department of Finance; Zach Olmstead and Mark Stivers, Department of Housing and Community Development; Francesc Marti, California Housing Finance Agency; Ginny Puddefoot, Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council; Michael Tubbs, Mayor, City of Stockton; Phil Ansell, County of Los Angeles; Doug Shoemaker, President, Mercy Housing California.

Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

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

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Appropriations Committee (2.19.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report CA Election Results: A Political Tsunami?

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Floor  LIVE upon Adj.

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report CA Election Results: A Political Tsunami?

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (2.21.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 4:50 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

LONG BEACH — Lena Gonzalez for Senate 2019 (33rd SD), reception, Champion $9400, Sponsor $4700, Co-Host $2500, Host $1000, Supporter $500, Partner $250, Ticket $125, 5:30 p.m., One World Trade Center, 22nd Fl. Contact: 562 491 1318.


HALF MOON BAY — LGBT Caucus Leadership Fund, annual “leadership spring celebration,” first of two days, Platinum $35,000 (3 two-night accommodations, golf or spa for each room, dinner for 6); Silver $25,000 (2 two-night accommodations, golf or spa for each room, dinner for 4); Bronze $15,000 (one each accommodation, golf or spa and dinner for 2); Dinner 6 p.m., Ritz Carlton, 1 Miramontes Point Rd. Contact: 916 400 4044.

Friday golf starts at 8 a.m.

KEEPING UP

Political consulting firm The Wayne Johnson Agency reports having renamed itself to The Rosales Johnson Agency to reflect the transition of its former vice president, Tim Rosales, to president and CEO. Johnson, who will continue as a counselor to the firm, says Rosales “has been the driving force behind the company’s growth, so in many ways this move just makes official what has been true for some time.” Rosales started with the firm in 2004, which was then known as JohnsonClark and Associates. He became its vice president in 2008. The firm will remain at its current location, 2150 River Plaza Dr., Ste. 150, Sacramento. Contact: Rosales, tim@theagency.us.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Air Resources Board, discusses proposed regulation that would require public and private shuttle services, including rental car and hotel shuttle services, operating at California’s 13 largest airports to only use zero-emission vehicles by 2035; other business. 9 a.m., California Environmental Protection Agency, 1001 I St. Contact: Katherine Garrison 916 322 1522.

Agenda here.


CA Sex Offender Management Board, hears presentation from Kevin Hoffman, Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, on a pilot program that offers cognitive behavioral therapy to sex offenders housed at the substance abuse treatment facility in Corcoran State Prison in hope of changing their behaviors that lead them to offending; other business. 9:30 a.m., 2590 Venture Oaks Way. Contact: Lea Chankin, lea.chankin@cdcr.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Public Utilities Commission, considers approving administrative law judge decision that allows PG&E to collect from ratepayers up to $373 million in costs related to “catastrophic events” that happened in 2016 and 2017; also considers approving another administrative law judge decision that denies PG&E’s request to collect from ratepayers “forecasted costs” for “vegetation management,” such as clearing tree branches away from power lines; other business. 9:30 a.m., 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: 415 703 2074.

Agenda here.


ARCADIA — California Horse Racing Board, considers renewing license for S&S Venues California, LLC, to operate a “minisatellite wagering facility” at Striders Sports Bar, Grill and Race Lounge in San Diego; other business. 9:30 a.m., Santa Anita Park Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Dr. Contact: 916 263 6000.

Agenda here.


SAN BERNARDINO — Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, hears presentation from Lt. Shawn Kehoe, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept., on his research on the impacts of the “dark web,” a part of the internet that requires special software and is accessed through encrypted browsers, such as The Onion Network; Kehoe recommends training officers on the dark web’s basic elements so they may better understand its potential for criminal activity; other business. 9:30 a.m., San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot, 1170 W. Third St. Contact: 916 227 3909.

Agenda here.


Covered California Board, discusses number of health insurers that might be participating in 2020; other business. 10 a.m., Covered California Tahoe Auditorium, 1601 Exposition Blvd. Contact: James Scullary, James.Scullary@covered.ca.gov.

Agenda and staff reports here.


Fair Political Practices Commission, considers requesting that the Legislature amend the Political Reform Act so it may “bring administrative and civil actions against public agencies and public officials for spending public funds on campaign activity” because “current law does not permit the Commission’s Enforcement Division to investigate or pursue legal action against public agencies and officials” for such violations; other business. 10 a.m., 1102 Q St., Suite 3800. Contact: 916 322 7761.

Agenda here.


Gambling Control Commission, considers approving Graton Mitigation Fund final report for distributing funds to Sonoma County and City of Rohnert Park to help pay for costs related to the Graton Casino that include a law enforcement unit called “Community Oriented Problem Solving or C.O.P.S” that focuses on gangs, drugs, transients, prostitution and parolees released from state prisons; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Hearing Room 100. Contact: Fred Castano, fcastano@cgcc.ca.gov.

Agendas here.


WALNUT CREEK — Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, discusses proposed rulemaking projects coming up in 2019 that include “nighttime illumination and use of high visibility attire for agricultural operations” to address standards for workplace lighting intensity, use of high visibility attire and equipment lighting; other business. 10 a.m., City Hall, 1666 N. Main St. Contact: Christina Shupe 916 274 5721.

Agenda here.


Delta Stewardship Council, hears staff presentation on its web-based Delta Plan Performance Measure Dashboard, which is in its beta phase and allows monitors to track Delta Plan performance metrics; other business. 11 a.m., Holiday Inn, 300 J St., Balboa/Calaveras Room. Contact 916 445 5511.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, seeks public input on proposed “Alameda Landing Waterfront” project to develop a mixed-use neighborhood and waterfront park on 22 acres across the Alameda-Oakland Estuary that was formerly an industrial site, would include construction of 300-400 residential units, 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space and a public waterfront park that would add approximately 1,475-foot-long segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail along a new promenade as well as a floating dock with areas for a public boat dock, kayak launch and water taxi launch; other business. 1 p.m., Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St., Yerba Buena Room. Contact: Rebecca Coates-Maldoon 415 352 3634.

Agenda here.


California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors, discusses request by the City of Sacramento to “enter into negotiations for the use of Parking Lot ‘P,’ a roughly 1 acre parcel of land located at the southeast end of Ethan Way, to assist the City in providing local homeless services;” other business. 1 p.m., California State Fairgrounds, Administration Building Boardroom, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Margaret Mohr 916 263 3598.

Preceded by closed session meeting at 12:30 p.m., same location.

Agenda here.


EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE — Governor’s Military Council, created in 2013 to support the over 30 military installations in California, hears update from Exec. Dir. Andreas Mueller on the Congressional budget and federal outlook; other business. 1 p.m., Blue Room, Building 1Contact: Gareth Smythe, gareth.smythe@opr.ca.gov.

Agenda here.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its report, “The 2019-20 Budget: Considerations for the Governor’s Housing Plan,” analyzing Governor’s proposed $1.75 billion appropriation for housing affordability programs, says proposals “raise questions about which populations to prioritize” and recommends legislature “consider prioritizing General Fund resources toward programs that assist low-income households” due to the “need for housing assistance” and “fewer policy options to address affordability for low-income households.” Contact: 916 445 4656.

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LAO has also released “The 2019-20 Budget: What Can Be Done to Improve Local Planning for Housing,” analyzes proposal to change state oversight of local housing decisions and to offer rewards to cities and counties to “encourage them to plan for and approve housing,” recommends legislature “reject the short-term elements of the Governor’s proposal, as it is unclear how the proposed strategy differs from past state efforts that have yielded limited results” and agrees with administration that “looking for opportunities to further improve long-term planning for housing would be worthwhile.”

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Coalition for Clean Air and TD Environmental Services sponsor legislative briefing on “community-based air quality monitoring,” topics include policy implications of low-cost air quality monitoring from “neighborhood-to-neighborhood” and types of low-cost sensors; box lunch provided. Noon, Rm. 317. Contact: Rocky Rushing 916 527 8050.

Listed speakers include: Pres. Joseph Lyou and Victor Polanco, Coalition for Clean Air; Tim Dye, TD Environmental Services.


Black Legislative and Capitol Assn. sponsors first in a series of policy briefings, this one on “breaking down the budget process;” food provided; registration closed. 2:30 p.m., Rm. 125. Contact: blacassoc@gmail.com.

Listed speakers: Senate consultants Joe Stephenshaw, Renita Polk and Christopher Francis.

MISCELLANEOUS

Capitol Employees’ Blood Drive, sponsored by Vitalant (formerly BloodSource). Appointment required. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., “Bloodmobile” parked near East Steps. Contact: Christine Varner 916 319 2514.


FAIRFIELD — Asm. Jim Frazier hosts open house at his Fairfield District Office, “meet the Assemblymember and new additions to his district staff;” light refreshments served. 4 to 6 p.m., 1261 Travis Blvd. Contact: Andrew Bird 916 319 2011.


California Women in Energy, “no-host happy and networking hour,” “come catch up, meet new people and learn more about CA Women in Energy.” 5 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St., #8. Contact: californiawomeninenergy@gmail.com.


PASADENA — Asms. Chris Holden, Laura Friedman, Blanca Rubio and Ed Chau, Sen. Anthony Portantino, and others hold wildfire town hall, topics include: “how residents can protect their homes from wildfires, what wildfire prevention measures the utilities are implementing, and how the State of California is preparing for and responding to catastrophic wildfires.” 5 p.m., Pasadena High School Gymnasium, 2925 East Sierra Madre Blvd. Contact: Garo Manjikian 626 351 1917.


Happy Hour, sponsored by Young Professionals in Transportation Sacramento, “celebrate our love of transportation,” guest speaker James Drake from Sacramento Regional Transit District discusses the “RT Forward” project which includes changing bus routes, also seeks feedback on “how to improve Sacramento’s public transit network.” 5:30 p.m., Burgers and Brewhouse, 1616 J St. Contact: Michael Pimentel, Michael@shawyoderantwih.com.

RSVP here.


SAN JOSE — Asm. Ash Kalra hosts third annual African American History Month Celebration to honor “five remarkable individuals for their dedicated service to our community.” 5:30 p.m., First A.M.E. Zion Church, 95 S. 20th St. Contact: Roseryn Bhudsabourg 916 319 2027.

POLITICAL NOTES

Mike Brownrigg’s campaign for SD 13 reports having released its first video; Brownrigg says: “I will work with Governor Newsom to increase affordable housing like we have here in Burlingame, to expand our community colleges and four-year public higher education institutions, develop a universal health care system that is a model for the country and ensure that California remains a leader in the fight against climate change.” Release hereBrownrigg, a Democrat, is a Burlingame City Councilmember and former Mayor. Contact: Katie Merrill 510 508 0572.


John Laird’s campaign for SD 17 reports an endorsement from the California Assn. of Professional Scientists, “which represents nearly 3000 state-employed scientists working in over 30 state departments in 81 scientific classifications.” Release here. Laird, a Democrat, was Natural Resources Secretary in the Brown administration from 2011 to 2019. He seeks to succeed Sen. Bill Monning, who terms out in 2020. Contact: Bill Maxfield 831 227 6469.


Lena Gonzalez’s campaign for SD 33 reports an endorsement from Long Beach Police Officers Assn. Release here. Gonzalez, a Democrat, is a member of the Long Beach City Council. Contact: Sergio Carrillo 310 748 6495.


Redlands Tea Party Patriots reports endorsing former Asm. Travis Allen’s campaign for California Republican Party Chair. Release hereAllen, a Republican, represented AD 72 from 2012-2018. Contact: John Berry 909 495 1539.


Jessica Patterson’s campaign for Chair of the California Republican Party reports 27 endorsements from Los Angeles County “regional endorsers,” first 10 listed are: Chair Richard Sherman, Republican Party of Los Angeles County; Los Angeles Regional Vice Chair Howard Hakes; California Republican Party Treasurer Mario Guerra; former California Republican Party Chairs Bob NaylorFrank Visco and Tirso Del Junco; former LA County Republican Party Chair Mark Vafiades; former LA County Republican Party Vice Chair Walt Allen; US Rep. Kevin McCarthy; and former US Rep. Ed Royce. Release herePatterson, a Republican, is CEO of California Trailblazers, a Republican candidate recruitment and training program. Contact: campaign@millanpatterson.com.


Sen. Holly Mitchell’s campaign for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors District 2 reports an endorsement from Gov. Gavin Newsom. Release hereMitchell, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2013. Contact: holly@hollymitchell.com.

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PREVIEW

Friday, February 22, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

SANTA BARBARA — Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, Asm. Monique Limon and others promote California Earned Income Tax Credit program, which, “thanks to the Legislature,” has had its age eligibility lowered to 18 for the 2018 tax year, also promote CalFresh food assistance because “student workers who qualify for the Cal EITC are also likely eligible for CalFresh.” 10:30 a.m., Santa Barbara City College, Campus Food Pantry, 721 Cliff Dr. Contact: Morgan True 206 818 9943.

Also listed: Santa Barbara City College Pres. Anthony Beebe; Laura Capps, CalEITC4Me Board of Directors.


SAN DIEGO — AG Xavier Becerra and Asm. Lorena Gonzalez announce legislation to “strengthen the state’s efforts to combat and deter underground economic crimes in California,” also display evidence seized by DOJ agents. 11 a.m., Port of San Diego, 1441 Cesar E. Chavez Pkwy. Contact: Sami Gallegos 209 658 7617 or agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov.

Livestream available here.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — No Session.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (2.21.19)

  • 2 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session (2.21.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report HSR Business Plan

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing: Pre-K for All: Lessons Learned from Other States (2.20.19)

  • 1 p.m.

    Senate Business, Professions and Economic Committee (2.19.19)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report HSR Business Plan

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing: Pre-K for All: Lessons Learned from Other States (2.20.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 4:50 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

SATURDAY, ATHERTON — Cory (Booker) 2020 (President), reception and buffet dinner, Host $2700 (includes host reception and photo op), General reception $1000, Young Professional $500, 6 p.m. Host reception, 6:30 p.m. General reception, Home of Laura and Gary Lauder, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 202 215 0627.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Employment Training Panel, considers staff recommendation to approve $618,904 grant for Providence Healthcare to train “150 net new” employees at 10 facilities in California who are needed for the company to comply with increased staffing levels required by SB 97 (2017); other business. 9:30 a.m., Cal/EPA, Sierra Hearing Room, 1001 I St. Contact: 916 327 5640.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SATURDAY, CHICO — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara addresses opening session of two-day insurance claims workshop for Paradise and Butte County residents affected by the Camp Fire, discusses public and private resources available to help victims recover and rebuild. 10 a.m., CSU Chico Laxson Auditorium, 400 W. First St. Contact: Michael Soller 916 492 3566.

Media availability follows. Workshop opens 9 a.m. Sunday, same location.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

FRESNO — “Water and the Future of the San Joaquin Valley,” water district representatives, county supervisors, water attorneys and others address agricultural water use in San Joaquin Valley which “is on the brink of a major transition” with the implementation of Sustainable Groundwater Management Act that requires “overdrafted groundwater basins to achieve balance between supply and demand by the 2040s;” discuss results of new study from PPIC that finds “ending overdraft could require taking at least 500,000 acres of irrigated cropland out of production;” also discuss remedial actions that could decrease fallowing, such as allowing farmers to trade water rights within their basin or across a region; water quality will also be addressed regarding farmers’ need to “meet new requirements for protecting groundwater from the buildup of nitrate and salts;” light breakfast and lunch provided. 9 a.m., CSU Fresno, 2485 E. San Ramon Ave. Contact: Carlos Torres 415 291 4434.

Event co-sponsored by Fresno State’s California Water Institute and the Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center.

Listed speakers include: Eric Averett, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District; Katarina Buelna Campbell, Westlands Water District; Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa; David Cory, attorney and farmer; Helen Dahlke, UC Davis; Dir. Ellen Hanak and research fellow Alvar Escriva-Bou, PPIC Water Policy Center; Thomas Esqueda, Sarge Green and Robert Harper, Fresno State; Michael Frantz, Frantz Wholesale Nursery; Veronica Garibay, Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability; Bernard Jimenez, Fresno County Dept. of Public Works and Planning; Mas Masumoto, author and farmer; Soapy Mulholland, Sequoia Riverlands Trust; Ric Ortega, Grassland Water District; Anja Raudabaugh, Western United Dairymen; Jon Reiter, Maricopa Orchards; Nathaniel Seavy, Point Blue Conservation Science.

Details and webcast here.


California Republican Party Organizing Convention, first of three days, delegates attend training sessions and workshops, elect new chairman to succeed Jim Brulte, who has held that role since 2013; other business. Noon, Hyatt Regency, 1209 L St. Contact: Matt Fleming 916 448 9496.

Listed speakers include: Former White House Spokesman Sean Spicer; 2016 California GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox; former National Security Adviser Steve Yates and US Rep. Liz Cheney.

General session begins 9 a.m. Sunday.

Details here.


SATURDAY, ELK GROVE — Asm. Jim Cooper hosts educational forum focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies for “over 100 eighth, ninth and tenth grade students,” discusses “the demands for STEM related jobs in the 21st century and how to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and math;” students also attend workshops on on how to design “circuits, animal bots, LED bugs, mars rovers and more.” 10 a.m., Laguna Creek High School, 9050 Vicino Dr. Contact: Skyler Wonnacott 916 960 3951.

Listed to attend: Flo Kahn, PhRMA; Nicholas Haystings, Square Root Academy; Marlena Jackson, Nexgene Girls; Laura Lampa, Bayer Crop Science.

MISCELLANEOUS

VAN NUYS — Asm. Adrin Nazarian hosts 5th annual Job and Career Fair, Amazon, LAUSD, Allied Universal Security Services, Hawker Pacific Aerospace, LAPD, Valley Community Healthcare, 1st Choice Dental and Dept. of Transportation listed as employers that will be represented. 11 a.m., La Iglesia En El Camino, 14800 Sherman Way. Contact: 818 376 4246.


RICHMOND — US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier hosts ceremony for naming Richmond Main Post Office after the late Harold McGraw, who began his career working at the Richmond Post Office in 1965 and later became its postmaster. 1 p.m., 1025 Nevin Ave. Contact: Aimee Wall 202 760 1365.


SAN FRANCISCO — Treasurer Fiona Ma, Sen. Scott Wiener, Asms. Phil Ting and David Chiu and Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen join Lunar New Year celebration, includes entertainment, snacks and tea. 2 p.m., Great Hall, Ronald M. George State Office Complex, 455 Golden Gate Ave. Contact: Gloria Li 415 557 3000.


SATURDAY, LOS GATOS — Sen. Jim Beall hosts pancake breakfast, discusses legislation, emergency preparedness, etc. 8:30 a.m., Los Gatos – Saratoga Adult Recreation Center, 208 E. Main St. Contact: 408 558 1295.


SATURDAY, CARMICHAEL — Asm. Ken Cooley hosts community coffee, “Come by to discuss important issues, get help with a state agency, have a cup of coffee or just say hello.” 9 a.m., La Bou, 7250 Fair Oaks Blvd. Contact: 916 464 1910.

Similar event 11 a.m., Starbucks, 7082 Auburn Blvd., # 150, Citrus Heights.


SATURDAY, REDLANDS — Asm. James Ramos hosts community coffee, discusses legislation, constituent services, etc. 10 a.m., Stell Coffee and Tea Company, 1580 Barton Rd. Ste. A. Contact: Anne Larsen 909 476 5023.


SATURDAY, BUENA PARK — Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva hosts community coffee, discusses legislation, answers constituent questions. 10 a.m., Buena Park Police Dept., 6640 Beach Blvd. Contact: 714 521 6505.

Similar event at 12:30 p.m., Library Café, Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton.


SATURDAY, OAKLAND — Sen. Nancy Skinner and Asms. Buffy Wicks and Rob Bonta discuss “their legislative priorities for housing and transportation in the 2019 session” during panel discussion sponsored by TechEquity Collaborative and East Bay for Everyone; includes audience Q&A. Noon, East Bay for Everyone, 2044 Franklin St. Contact: info@techequitycollaborative.org.


SATURDAY, SAN FRANCISCO — Sen. Scott Wiener holds town hall, discusses his 2019 legislative agenda and addresses constituents’ concerns. Noon, Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave. Contact: Victor.Ruiz-Cornejo@sen.ca.gov.