Tuesday

February 6, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — AG Xavier Becerra, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer and LA City Councilmember Paul Krekorian announce criminal case “following a seizure of firearms from an individual in the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) database who was legally barred from owning weapons,” say APPS database identifies “individuals who previously procured firearms but were later barred from legal firearm ownership due to a felony or violent misdemeanor, a domestic violence or other restraining order, or a serious mental illness.” 9 a.m., 200 N. Main St. Ste. 800. Contact: 415 703 5837.


SAN BERNARDINO — San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis, Flagstar Bank CEO Alessandro DiNello and others announce Flagstar’s purchase of eight Desert Community Bank branches and commitment of “$600 million over five years” toward “community development, mortgages for low-income families, small business loans, low-fee checking accounts and services for immigrant customers.” 1 p.m., 3431 Sepulveda Ave. Contact: Nehama Rogozen 415 864 3980.

Event sponsors include California Reinvestment Coalition and Greenlining Institute.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.


Assembly — Check-in.

  • Business and Professions (Evan Low, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4202. Subject — CURES 2.0 and Beyond: Advancing Technology to Combat the Opioid Crisis.
    • Listed to testify: Karen Smith, CA Dept. of Public Health; Kelly Pfeifer, CA Health Care Foundation; Tina Farales, Attorney General’s Office; Brian Clifford, Dept. of Consumer Affairs; Virginia Herold, CA Bd. of Pharmacy; Kimberly Kirchmeyer, Medical Bd. of CA; Edward Kim, Attorney General’s Office; John Lovell, CA Narcotics Officers Assn.; Peter Bebring, ACLU; health professionals Veronica Bandy, M.S. PharmD; Lee Snook M.D.; David Redman O.D.; William Updyke D.C.; Amy Matecki M.D.
  • Joint hearing, Higher Education and Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance (Jose Medina, Kevin McCarty, Chairs), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 437. Subject — Closing the Degree Gap.
    • Listed to testify: Hans Johnson, PPIC; Exec. Dir. Lande Ajose, Ca Competes; Alexander Mayer, MDRC; Kieran Flaherty and Pamela Brown, University of CA; Kelly Ratliff, UC Davis; Loren Blanchard and Steve Relyea, CSU; Laura Hope, Matthew Roberts, and Christian Osmena, CA Community Colleges; Pres. Elizabeth Hillman, Mills College; David Poole, CA Baptist University.
  • Select Committee on Coastal Protection and Access to Natural Resources (Mark Stone, Chair), 2 p.m., Rm. 437. Subject — Aquatic Vegetation as an Ocean Acidification Management Tool in California.
    • Listed to testify: Secty. for Natural Resources John Laird; Exec. Dir. Deborah Halberstadt, Ocean Protection Council; Mary Small, State Coastal Conservancy; Karina Nielsen, SF State University; Jay Stachowicz, UC Davis; Tessa Hill, UC Davis; Sarah Newkirk, The Nature Conservancy; Kerry Nickols, CSU Northridge.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (2.5.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session (2.5.18)

  • 4 a.m.

    Assembly Natural Resources (2.5.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 701: Candidate for Governor: John Chiang

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Tech to Combat Opioid Crisis LIVE

  • 2 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Aquatic Vegetation LIVE

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 701: Candidate for Governor: John Chiang

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Tech to Combat Opioid Crisis (2.6.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:35 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Susan Rubio for Senate 2018 (22nd SD), lunch, Sponsorships $4400, $3000, $1300, Noon, Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Richard Bloom for State Assembly 2018 (50th AD), reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 5 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Generation Change (#1397743), karaoke fundraiser, Game Changer $250, Change Maker $100, Change Agent $50, Ticket $25, 5:30 p.m., Simon’s, 1415 16th St. Contact: 714 721 0385.

Hosted by Tanner Kelly, co-founder and president of Generation Change, “a candidate incubator preparing millennial Democrats to run for office.”

Among listed guests: BOE Member Fiona Ma and Sen. Steven Bradford.


Lorena Gonzalez for Assembly 2018 (80th AD), reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 5:30 p.m., Frank Fat’s, 806 L St. Contact: 916 400 4044.

KEEPING UP

The office of Speaker Anthony Rendon reports having created the Select Committee on the Census and having appointed Asm. Marc Berman as its chair. Other members are: Asms. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Joaquin Arambula, Sabrina Cervantes, Ed Chau, Phillip Chen, Jordan Cunningham, Jacqui Irwin, Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Marie Waldron and Shirley Weber. Rendon also reports creating a Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding and appointing Asms. Marc Levine and Monique Limón as co-chairs. Contact: Kevin Liao 916 319 2063.


Asm. Freddie Rodriguez has announced promoting his Ronald Gonzalez-Lawrence from district director to chief of staff. He will be based in the Chino district office and he succeeds Lourdes Jimenez, who is leaving to become state government relations manager for San Diego Gas and Electric. Her last day with Rodriguez is Feb. 13 and she starts the new job Feb. 20. Rodgriguez also promoted Sean Connelly from communications director to capitol director. Connelly continues his communications duties in the new post. Contact: Connelly 916 319 2052.


The office of Asm. Tom Daly reports hiring Kathleen O’Malley as chief of staff and Ella Strain as senior legislative assistant. Both O’Malley and Strain worked for former Asm. Matt Dababneh – O’Malley as his chief of staff and Strain as his communications director and legislative aide. They started their new jobs last month. O’Malley succeeds Rodney Wilson, who left to start his lobbying firm, Innovative Political Advisors, and Strain succeeds Kurt Schuparra, who now works for Asm. Marc Levine. Contact: Strain 916 319 2069.


Lobbying firm McHugh Koepke & Associates has announced hiring Ana Mora as its office manager and legislative assistant. Mora was previously executive assistant for former Asm. Raul Bocanegra. Before that, she worked for the Speaker’s Office and helped with front desk duties, as well as scheduling. Mora interned for Sen. Bob Hertzberg and graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in government. Mora started her job Feb. 1 and succeeds Alicia French, who took a job in Placer County to be closer to home and avoid the commute into Sacramento. Contact: Mora 916 930 1993.


The office of Asm. Jose Medina reports the Western Assn. for College Admission Counseling presented Medina with its Legislator of the Year Award for his “extraordinary contribution to improving and encouraging access to higher education in California.” Contact: Kelly Reynolds 916 319 2061.


Our item yesterday announcing that Asm. Phil Ting hired Nannette Miranda as his communications director got Miranda’s first day on the new job wrong. She started with Ting yesterday, not last week. Contact: morningreport@capitolmr.com

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

State Water Resources Control Board, first of two days, considers adopting waste discharge order for growers within the Eastern San Joaquin Watershed that continues authorizing Central Valley Water Board to monitor agricultural runoff, despite the state board having “concerns as to the sufficiency of the monitoring,” yet requires that the regional board be advised by an “expert panel” which “shall consider the competing evaluations” of the monitoring submitted by East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition and California Coastkeeper Alliance, plus the panel shall consider “any other critiques, evaluations or other comments submitted during the expert’s public review process;” other business. 9:30 a.m., Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I St. Contact: Jeanine Townsend 916 341 5615.

Agenda and staff reports here.


Board of Pharmacy, first of two days, considers directing staff to develop draft regulations for pharmacy technicians who will work in remote dispensing sites staffed by technicians with oversight from a pharmacist who is not on site; remote dispensing authorized by legislation for medically underserved areas; other business. 10:30 a.m., Dept. of Consumer Affairs, 1747 North Market Blvd., First Floor Hearing Rm. Contact: Laura Hendricks 916 574 7918.

Second day meeting begins at 9 a.m.

Agenda and staff reports here.


California ABLE Act Board, created to develop tax-free savings accounts for disabled Californians so they can accumulate up to $100,000 without having their disability benefits affected, hears 2018 marketing plan that includes launching a social media campaign to promote the program in March as well as host a kick-off event with Treasurer John Chiang; other business. 1:30 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Marc Lifsher, marc.lifsher@treasurer.ca.gov.

Agenda and staff reports here.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Little Hoover Commission has released its report, “Fire on the Mountain: Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada” which calls for “a dramatic culture change in the way forests are managed to curb a disastrous cycle of wildfire and tree deaths,” finds “firefighting costs in the first half of the year alone have already topped $700 million,” recommends expanding “funding for state prescribed fire crews and forest administrators” to restore forests to their historic fire regime and developing a public education campaign about the importance of healthy forests in the Sierra Nevada. Contact: Terri Hardy 916 445 2125.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Hannah Flamm, Human Rights Watch; Kelly Bagby, AARP and Tony Chicotel, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform lead briefing on report that found “a disproportionate number of the aging and those living with dementia are given antipsychotic drugs without an appropriate diagnosis and often without informed consent.” 10 a.m., Legislative Office Building, Rm. 100. Contact: Chris Reefe, chris.reefe@asm.ca.gov.

“This briefing is limited to legislators and legislative staff only.”

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

LOS ANGELES — Dr. John Harlow, member of Service Employees International Union – Committee of Interns and Residents; others; call on “federal government to stop playing partisan politics and work together to create a lasting resolution for those living in limbo,” declare all “health services spaces as ones safe for undocumented patients/clients, friends, and family members,” say “immigrant and mixed-status families are increasingly dealing with fear and uncertainty while meeting their most basic societal needs.” 10:15 a.m., LAC+USC Medical Center, 2051 Marengo St. Contact: Unai Montes 213 431 2519.

Also listed: Rabbi Klein, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice; Apolonio Morales, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights-Los Angeles; Lillian Cabral, SEIU 721.

MISCELLANEOUS

California Catholic Conference hosts scripture study and prayer sponsored by Asms. Rocky Chavez and Eloise Gomez Reyes, staff and lobbyists welcome. 8 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: 916 313 4000.


TEMPE, ARIZ. — UC Pres. Janet Napolitano joins other university presidents on panel discussing “role of research universities in accelerating local and regional climate action;” also makes “significant announcement for the year ahead;” part of Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit. 11:30 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tempe, 2100 S. Priest Dr. Contact: 510 987 9200.

Also listed: Michael Crow, Arizona State; Philip DiStefano, Univ. of Colorado; Michael Drake, Ohio State; Samuel Stanley; Stony Brook.


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Chronicle and City Club of San Francisco host “City Summit” gubernatorial forum for Republican candidates, John Diaz, editorial page editor, moderates discussion with Asm. Travis Allen, John Cox and former US Rep. Doug Ose on topics including “health care, immigration, education, climate change and housing and homelessness.” $75. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program, City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St. Contact: 415 362 2480.

Details here.


LOS ANGELES — CA Environmental Justice Alliance Action and others sponsor gubernatorial forum, Democratic candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa discuss their “positions on environmental justice, uplifting working families and key social justice issues.” 6:30 p.m., Huntington Park Community Center, 6925 Salt Lake Ave. Contact: Diana Vazquez 916 557 1683 X17.

Also sponsored by CA League of Conservation Voters, CBE Action and United Food and Commercial Workers.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Henschel Governmental Affairs, American Medical Response West; Pinnacle Advocacy, 2/2/18… McHugh, Koepke & Associates, Civil Justice Assn. of California for California Advocates Inc., 2/2/18… Townsend Public Affairs, City of Merced, 2/2/18.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): KP Public Affairs, Liberty Dental Plan, 2/2/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Andrea Ferzoco, New Mountain Capital LLC, 2/2/18… Mary Solecki, AJW Inc., 2/2/18.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Timothy Cromartie, League of California Cities, 2/2/18.

POLITICAL NOTES

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign for Governor reports endorsements from Los Angeles City Council Members Curren Price Jr. and Marqueece Harris-Dawson. Release hereVillaraigosa, a Democrat, was an Assemblymember from 1994-2000 and was Speaker from 1998-2000. He was LA Mayor from 2005-2013. Contact: Luiz Vizcaino 323 479 0181.


Eleni Kounalakis’ campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo. 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.


AG Xavier Becerra’s campaign for Attorney General reports an endorsement from AFSCME California. 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: Roger Salazar 916 284 1255.


Eric Early’s campaign for Attorney General reports an endorsement from Sen. Scott Wilk. Release here. Early, a Republican, is business and real estate attorney. Contact: Matt Cunningham 714 504 4106.


Steven Bailey’s campaign for Attorney General reports an endorsement from Sen. Joel Anderson. Release hereBailey, a Republican, was elected to the California Superior Court in El Dorado County in 2008 and re-elected in 2014 before retiring in 2017. Contact: judgebailey@baileyforag.com.


Sen. Ricardo Lara’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner reports an endorsement from California Democratic Party Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall, California Democratic Party. 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 reports an endorsement from US Rep. Brad Sherman. Release here. Mahmood, a Democrat, is a Pakistani immigrant and a physician in Los Angeles. Contact: Ellie Caple 339 225 0395.


Gil Cisneros’ campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from US Rep. Salud Carbajal. 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.


Antonio Sanchez’s campaign for AD 39 reports an endorsements from Sens. Ben Allen and Ricardo Lara.  Release here. Sanchez, a Democrat, is a workforce development director for IBEW Local 11. Contact: Douglas Herman, dherman@strategygroup.com


Steve Dunwoody’s campaign for AD 54 reports an endorsement from Food and Water Action. Release hereDunwoody, a Democrat, was previously the California director for the Vet Voice Foundation and is an Iraq War veteran. Contact: Eric Schmeltzer, eric@schmeltzerpr.com.


Sydney Kamlager’s campaign for AD 54 reports an endorsement from Sens. Toni Atkins, Hannah-Beth Jackson and Nancy Skinner; and Asms. Cristina GarciaLaura FriedmanSharon Quirk-Silva and Blanca Rubio. Release hereKamlager, a Democrat, is district director for Sen. Holly Mitchell and president of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Contact: Fred MacFarlane 213 369 8425.


Tyler Diep’s campaign for AD 72 reports that “based on an extensive analysis of the end of the year campaign finance disclosures in AD 72 by OCpolitical.com, Diep outraised Haskins 35 to 1 and Haskins spent nearly all of the $12,770 he raised.” Release hereDiep, a Republican, was first elected to the Westminster City Council in 2008, serves as Director of the Midway City Sanitary District and works for the State Board of Equalization. Contact: Stephen Puetz, spuetz@axiomstrategies.com.


Supporters of a proposed initiative to close “the Proposition 13 corporate tax loophole” say the Legislative Analyst’s Office reported the measure “will generate $7 billion to $11 billion in tax revenue per year.” Release here. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.

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PREVIEW

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Robert Pollin, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Michael Lighty, National Nurses United; and Stephanie Roberson, California Nurses Assn., discuss SB 562, “the single payer bill,” say health care system is “absolutely broken, Byzantine and costly” and cannot be “fixed by adding yet more patchwork programs.” 12:30 p.m., North Steps. Contact: Martha Wallner 510 273 2264.

Bill up in Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage. Also see Legislature.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.


Assembly — Check-in.

  • POSTPONED TO FEB. 21, Joint hearing, Education; Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance; Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy; and Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce (Patrick O’Donnell, Kevin McCarty, Sharon Quirk-Silva, and Autumn Burke, Chairs), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 437. Subject — The Future of K-12 Career Technical Education in California.
  • Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage (Joaquin Arambula, Jim Wood, Chairs), 10 a.m., Rm. 4202. Subject — Options for Universal Coverage.
    • Listed to testifyMichael Lighty, California Nurses Association; Robert Pollin, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Chair/CEO Dale Fountain, Enact Universal Healthcare for CA, Inc.; Pres. Stephen Tarzynski, California Physicians Alliance; Exec. Dir. Anthony Wright, Health Access California; Betsy Estudillo, California Immigrant Policy Center; Peter Finn, Teamsters Local 856; Sara Flocks, California Labor Federation; CEO John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Oversight Hearing on Closing the Degree Gap (2.6.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Substance Abuse (1.31.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 702: California’s Top Ten

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Universal Coverage LIVE

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 702: California’s Top Ten

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Universal Coverage (2.7.18)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto for Assembly 2018 (15th AD), reception, “contributions appreciated! amount: $1500,” 11:30 a.m., Chicory, 1131 11th St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018, lunch, Host $7300, Sponsor $5000, Friend $3000, Ticket $1500, Noon, Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


Marc Levine for Assembly 2018 (10th AD), lunch reception, Host $4400, Co-Host $2500, Ticket $1300, Noon, Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 400 3721.


Dr. Shirley Weber  for Assembly 2018 (79th AD), reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 5 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Bay Area Legislative Leaders PAC (#1377585), reception “with Bay Area Caucus leaders,” Contributions $5000, $2500, $1000, 5 p.m., Grange, 925 J St. Contact: 415 269 5105.

Hosted by Pres. Jim Wunderman, Bay Area Council.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee, first of two days, gathers before departing for the power plant to take a tour. 8 a.m., PG&E Energy Education Center, 6588 Ontario Rd. Contact: 800 439 4688.

Followed by business meeting, hears PG&E’s response to committee’s report on operational safety from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017; other business. 1:30 p.m., Avila Lighthouse Suites, First and San Francisco Streets, Avila Beach.

Second day meeting begins at 8 a.m., same location in Avila Beach. Meeting Notice here.


WEST SACRAMENTO — CalSTRS Teachers’ Retirement Board, first of three days of committee and full board meetings, hears presentation on recent trend among new charter schools choosing not to join CalSTRS and the effect that choice can have on retirements of CalSTRS beneficiaries; other business. 8:30 a.m., 100 Waterfront PlContact: Danielle Fong 916 414 2201.

Second and third day meetings begin at 9 a.m.

Agenda here.


CAMBRIA — California Coastal Commission, first of three days, considers authorizing Tyco Electronics to construct a landing site at Dockweiler State Beach for the Pacific Light Cable Network, a partnership between Google and Facebook for laying a trans-Pacific submarine fiber optic cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong; other business. 9 a.m., Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr. Contact: 805 585 1800.

Agenda and staff reports here.


Fish and Game Commission, first of two days, considers “potential action” related to Trump Administration announcement that it would allow oil drilling off California coast; other business. 10 a.m., Resources Building, 1416 Ninth St. Contact: Valerie Termini, 916 653 4899.

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

Agenda and staff reports here.

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On Wednesday during the meeting Steve Jones, Center For Biological Diversity, and others present Commission with “more than 11,000 letters urging them to better regulate commercial Dungeness crab fishery to protect whales from being tangled up in fishing gear,” say “at least 19 humpback whales, two blue whales and one leather back sea turtle” were “tangled up in commercial crab gear off the West Coast in 2016.” Contact: Jones 415 305 3866.


LOS ANGELES — California Science Center and Exposition Park Board of Directors, hears report from Ana Lasso, general manager of Exposition Park, on “governance issues” such as event scheduling, police and security services and landscape maintenance; other business. 10 a.m., California African American Museum, 600 State Dr. Contact: Jeffrey Rudolph 213 744 7483.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Dept. of Managed Health Care, hears “consumer perspectives” on health insurance premiums for “large groups,” or employers who cover 51 or more employees, also discusses “rate information” received from large groups as of October last year and “reasons for changes in the rates.”  3 p.m., Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Ave. Contact: 916 445 7442.

Agenda here.


Commission on Teacher Credentialing, first of three days, considers amending credential structure for Education Specialists into five categories: 1) Early Childhood Special Education – birth through K; 2) Visual Impairments – birth to age 22; 3) Deaf and Hard of Hearing – birth to age 22; 4) Mild/Moderate Support Needs – K to age 22; 5) Significant Support Needs –  K to age 22; other business. 3:30 p.m., Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 1900 Capitol Ave. Contact: 916 322 6253.

Thursday general session begins at 9 a.m.; Friday session begins at 8:30 a.m.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Prof. Dana Goldman, USC, addresses speaker series sponsored by UC Center Sacramento, discusses his research into “delayed aging” that found it is “a particularly good investment, as it could increase life expectancy by an additional 2.2 years and save $7 trillion over 50 years,” although there is “the potential to exacerbate existing health disparities;” lunch served. Noon, 1130 K St., Rm. LL2. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Details here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

CA Energy Commission sponsors symposium on Electric Program Investment Charge, which provides “about $160 million in grants annually for clean energy research, innovations and strategies that help California meet its energy and climate goals,” participants discuss “cutting-edge strategies helping to transform California’s electricity system.” 9 a.m., Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St. Contact: Michael Ward 916 654 4989.

Listed speakers include: Sen. Nancy Skinner; Asm. Autumn Burke; Secty. Karen Ross, Dept. of Food and Agriculture; Chair Robert Weisenmiller, CA Energy Commission; Martha Guzman-Aceves, CA Public Utilities Commission.

Details here.


Air Resources Board’s Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup sponsors public meeting on “healthy soils, human health and climate change,” participants discuss “how soil health and soil carbon are important components in advancing community health and addressing climate change.” 1 p.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: Daniel Woo 510 620 5934.

Listed speakers include: Exec. Dir. Torri Estrada, Carbon Cycle Institute; Amrith Gunasekara, Dept. of Food and Agriculture; Claire Jahns, CA Natural Resources Agency.


California Women Lead hosts legislative reception and networking event to meet with its board of directors, honors Asm. Melissa Melendez as Elected Woman of the Year for her “leadership in protecting women in the workplace and specifically the State Capitol;” $65. 5:30 p.m., The Citizen Hotel, 926 J St. Contact: Megan Robinson 916 551 1920.

Other honorees listed: Debra Reed, Sempra Energy, and Mona Pasquil Rogers, Office of Gov. Jerry Brown.

Register here.

MISCELLANEOUS

Legislators’ Bible Discussion sponsored by Capitol Commission, participants discuss Genesis 12, “The Importance of Faith;” constitutional officers also welcome. 8 a.m, Rm. 3171. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.

Followed by Capitol Bible discussion for staff and lobbyists, Noon, Rm. 115. Also similar event Sunday 10 a.m. in Capitol Basement Eureka Rm.


Resource and Referral Network and CA Alternative Payment Program Assn. honor Asm. Kevin McCarty with the CAPPA Award “for all the hard work and commitment he has shown for the children of California,” part of organizations’ lobby day. 9:30 a.m., Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th St. Contact: Ashley Johnson 916 319 2007.


“Capitol Goes Red 2018,” sponsored by American Heart Assn. and American Stroke Assn., offer blood pressure and other health screenings to raise awareness that “heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.” 10 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: Denise Tugade, denise.tugade@asm.ca.gov.

Listed to attend: Asm. Monique Limón.

Also Yoga instruction and breathing exercises at 11:15, 11:30, 11:45 a.m. and noon.


Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features violinist Chase Spruill, violist Robert Levine, cellist Susan LambCook and pianist Andrei Baumann playing music by Debussy and Fauré. Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. Contact: 916 442 8939.


Members of AGUA Coalition and Community Water Center call for “creation of a new Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, as proposed in the Governor’s January budget,” say “according to the State Water Resources Control Board, one million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water;” lunch served. Noon, South Steps. Contact: Jenny Rempel, jenny.rempel@communitywatercenter.org.

Part of groups’ lobby day; also Water Justice Leadership Awards, honorees include Sen. Bill Monning. 5:30 p.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St.

RSVP here.


CA Life Sciences Assn. hosts back to session reception, honors Sen. Patricia Bates, Asms. Heath Flora and Rob Bonta with the “Life Sciences Champions” award. 5 p.m., Ella, 1131 K St. Contact: Will Zasadny 858 456 8885.

Details here.