Tuesday

Jan 31, 2017

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.

  • Energy, Utilities and Communications (Ben Hueso, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 3191. Subject — The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) Annual Update to the Legislature.
    • Listed to testifyElizabeth Echols, Director, Office of Ratepayer Advocates; Michael Picker, President, CA Public Utilities Commission.
  • Public Safety (Nancy Skinner, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 4203.
  • Judiciary (Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 112.

Assembly — Check-in.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Transportation Committee (1.30.17)

  • 3 a.m.

    Senate Oversight Hearing on Cannabis Regulations (1.30.17)

  • 6 a.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: San Bernardino County Supv. Curt Hagman; Montclair Councilman Bill Ruh; Glendora Councilwoman Karen Davis (930IRW)

  • 8 a.m.

    Charter California Edition

    • Guests: CA Asm. Reggie-Jones Sawyer; CA Asm. Eloise Gomez Reyes; CA Asm. Miguel Santiago (938SAC)
  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 612: 2016 Election. Political Sea Change

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Senate Public Safety LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Senate Judiciary Committee LIVE

  • 5:30 p.m.

    American Spirit

  • 6 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: San Bernardino County Supv. Curt Hagman; Montclair Councilman Bill Ruh; Glendora Councilwoman Karen Davis (930IRW)

  • 8 p.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: CA Asm. Reggie-Jones Sawyer; CA Asm. Eloise Gomez Reyes; CA Asm. Miguel Santiago (938SAC)

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 612: 2016 Election. Political Sea Change

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Public Safety Committee (1.31.17)

  • 11 p.m.

    Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee (1.30.17)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:25 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

WASHINGTON DC — Jimmy Gomez for Congress (CD 34), reception, Co-Host $2700, Ticket $500, 4:30 p.m. (Eastern), National Democratic Club, 30 Ivy St. Contact: 310 497 8162.

Special guests listed: US Reps. Pete Aguilar, Ruben Gallego, Ro Khanna, Ted Lieu, Grace Napolitano, Filemon Vela.


Todd Gloria for Assembly 2018 (78th AD), reception, Max $4400, Suggested minimum $1400, 5 p.m., Ella, 1131 K St. Contact: 619 239 1721.


Raul Bocanegra for Assembly 2018 (39th AD), reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 5:30 p.m., De Vere’s, 1531 L St. Contact: 916 400 4044.

KEEPING UP

Asm. Marc Levine reports having hired David Sforza as legislative director. Sforza was a legislative aide for Sen. Ben Hueso for three years and is an attorney. He started his job Jan. 23 and succeeded Naomi Padron, who is now a consultant for the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. Contact: Sforza, david.sforza@asm.ca.gov.


Council for a Strong America reports having hired former Asm. Susan Bonilla as director of its California office. Bonilla, who started earlier this month and is based in Sacramento, represented portions of Contra Costa and Solano Counties in the Assembly from 2010 until she termed-out in 2016. The Council for a Strong America is a national nonprofit that “unites five organizations” which “promote solutions to ensure the next generation of Americans will be citizen ready.” The three organizations that the Council represents in California are Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Mission: Readiness and ReadyNation. Bonilla “will lead a team of six and be responsible for new member cultivation, funder relations, and organizational growth and development.” Bonila succeeds Barrie Becker, who is now director of special projects with the organization. Contact: Meghan Moroney 415 373 0730.


Bryon Gustafson

The office of Speaker Anthony Rendon reports that yesterday the Assembly unanimously elected Bryon Gustafson as the new Assembly Chief Sergeant-at-Arms. Gustafson most recently was chief of police at the Stockton Unified School District Police Dept. Before that, he was chief of the standards, evaluation and research bureau at the California Dept. of Justice Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training from 2005 to 2014. Gustafson has a Ph.D in public affairs from the University of Colorado, Denver, a master’s degree in public administration from USC and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Excelsior College. He succeeds Ron Pane, who retired in November. The Speaker’s Office notes: “Dr. Gustafson is married to Dr. Sara E. McClellan, an organizational communication and development consultant. They have two cats and make their home in downtown Sacramento.” Contact: Kevin Liao 916 319 2063.


The Capital Fellows Alumni Assn. (CFAA) has announced its 2017 Board of Directors: Chair Sarah Couch, legislative director for Asm. Tom Lackey; Treasurer Brian Aguilar of the Executive Fellowship Program; Secretary Brian Biering of Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP; Membership Director Louis Mirante of the Dept. of Finance; Communications Director Shawn Lewis of the National Federation of Independent Business; and Events Co-Directors Megan MacNee of the California Building Industry Assn., and Nicolas Romo of the League of California Cities. The Directors-at-Large are: Curtis Vandermolen of the Assembly Republican Caucus; Bernice Creager of the CA Special Districts Assn.; Derick Lennox of Capitol Advisors Group; Margo Parks of Political Solutions LLC; and Adam Silver of the Fair Political Practices Commission. Each will serve a year term. CFAA also reports current fellowships: Deanna Jarquin is in the office of Asm. Ian Calderon; Tyler Aguilar is in the office of Sen. Richard PanGareth Smythe is in the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research; and Alvin Arceo is with the Superior Court of California in Sacramento County. Contact: Shawn Lewis 916 342 9315.


The California Latino Capitol Assn. has announced its 2017 Board of Directors. They are: Co-chairs Jesse Rodriguez, Senate Republican Caucus (re-elected), and Dorian Almaraz of Sen. Tony Mendoza’s office; Policy Director Mark Mendoza, consultant for the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development; Secretary Marilyn Limon, office of Asm. Miguel Santiago; Treasurer Debby Marroquin, State Treasurer’s Office; Lobbyist Liaison Viviana Becerra, Gonzalez, Quintana, Hunter & Cruz (re-elected); Outreach Coordinator Jennifer Lopez, office of Asm. Todd Gloria; Events Coordinator Carli Reveles, office of Asm. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry; and Fellows Representative Alma Barreras, office of Asm. Rob Bonta. Contact: Mark Mendoza 916 651 1868.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

LONG BEACH — CSU Board of Trustees, first of two days of committee and full board meetings, discusses impact of the Governor’s proposed budget for 2017-18, which is $167.7 million less than the $324.9 million requested by the board, say if approved CSU would not be able to fund “priorities such as Graduation Initiative 2025, facility maintenance and other infrastructure needs, and additional student access and additional compensation increases for non-represented employees and for represented employees without agreements for 2017-18;” other business. 7:30 a.m., Office of the Chancellor, 401 Golden Shore. Contact: 562 951 4022.

Second day meeting begins at 8 a.m., full board meeting,  includes CSU Chancellor Timothy White’s State of the CSU address.

Agenda and staff reports here.

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Members of Students for Quality Education and others launch #FreeTheCSU Days of Action with protest outside board meeting, say they oppose 5 percent tuition increase being discussed and seek a return to “the CA Master Plan and its promise of tuition-free higher education for all,” also “advocate for a CSU free of debt, deportation, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and fear.” 9:30 a.m., same location as above. Contact: Michelle Aranda 626 322 8975.

Similar events held at various CSU campuses through Feb. 1.


California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority, workshop, third in a series on developing the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing program designed to help state meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals by subsidizing energy-efficiency upgrades to residential and commercial buildings through below-market-rate loans which can be repaid through utility bills; this workshop focused on the on-bill loan repayment. 10 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Marc Lifsher, marc.lifsher@treasurer.ca.gov.

Notice here.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

CA Public Utilities Commission has released its annual report to the Governor and legislature “that highlights major activities and key actions of the CPUC in 2016,” notes “continued progress ramping down greenhouse gas emissions from California’s electric industry” and its adoption of a “second safety action plan with nine action items to improve the regulation of safety within each Industry Division at the CPUC.” Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Delta Science Program within the Delta Stewardship Council co-hosts day-long joint symposium on contaminants in the Bay-Delta, topics include storm runoff, pesticides, ways to measure contaminants, etc., also sponsored by UC Davis’ Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute and the State Water Resources Control Board. 8:30 a.m., UC Davis Student Community Center, corner of Shields and California Aves. Contact: Eric Alvarez 916 445 5383.

Notice here.


California Environmental Justice Alliance sponsors legislative briefing on its 4th annual Environmental Justice Scorecard, “hear from advocates about key environmental justice issues in state policy in 2017,” also release first “environmental justice assessment of state regulatory agencies.” 10 a.m., Rm. 113. Contact: Diana Vazquez, diana@caleja.org.

Listed speakers: Sen. Connie Leyva; Veronica Garibay, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability; Pari Shah, Asian Pacific Environmental Network; Ingrid Brostrom, Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment.


California Coalition of Youth sponsors legislative briefing, participants discuss runaway and homeless youth. 10 a.m., Rm. 112. Contact: Jason Alviar 916 514 4464 X103.

Listed speakers: Sen. Scott Wiener; Dir. Shahera Hyatt, CA Homeless Youth Project; CEO Walter Philips, San Diego Youth Services; Exec. Dir. Sherilyn Adams, Larkin Street Youth Services; Levi Deatherage, CA Coalition of Youth.


CA Latino Legislative Caucus and CA Immigrant Policy Center host legislative briefing, participants discuss “key 2017 legislation and budget proposals that support immigrant residents and their families” and “our state commitment to our immigrant communities.” 11 a.m., Rm. 2040. Contact: Armando Chavez, armando.chavez@sen.ca.gov.

“Please note that this briefing is not open to the media.”


The Utility Reform Network (TURN) hosts legislative briefing on “the health and displacement impacts of utility shutoffs due to increasing rates and unfair billing practices by utility companies,” also discuss “remedies to ensure households stay connected;” staff and legislators only. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rm. 126. RSVP: Nicole Arnaiz, nicole@hernandezstrategy.com.

Listed to speak: Mark Toney and Gabriela Sandoval, TURN; Tram Nguyen, Alameda County Public Health Dept.; Rickie Brown, City Heights Community Development Corporation; Maria Lopez, Housing Long Beach; Robert Huerta, Poverello House.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

SAN FRANCISCO — “Pissed-off Democratic constituents” demand US Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris “get a spine” and vote no on “every Trump nominee,” as well as “withhold consent on every piece of legislation put forward by Republicans” and “make impeachment their number one priority,” say “we are calling on all elected Democrats to resist, or risk being replaced by voters.” 11 a.m., 1 Post St. Contact: Andy Nelsen 510 407 1887.

Rally begins outside Feinstein’s office, followed by a trip to Harris’ office at 50 United Nations Plaza Ste. 5584.


OAKLAND — Members of Bay Resistance and others rally to oppose confirmation of Betsy DeVos as US Secretary of Education, say “her first confirmation hearing revealed her extreme lack of knowledge about public education,” and her “policy of moving public funding into private schools and charter corporations has led to the destruction of public education in Michigan and will now hurt schools across the country;” say it is part of “#ResistTrumpTuesdays,” nationwide demonstrations to “oppose Trump’s cabinet nominations.” Noon, Oakland Federal Building Plaza, 1301 Clay St. Contact: Kimi Lee 213 864 1744.

Includes display of “a hundred teddy bears lined up with signs to symbolize DeVos’ hundred conflicts of interest.”

MISCELLANEOUS

CA Catholic Conference hosts Catholic Scripture Study and Prayer, sponsored by Asm. Rocky Chavez. 8 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: 916 313 4000.


Representatives from First 5 Commissions gather before their Capitol Advocacy Day to promote “importance of early childhood development,” also to discuss “the state of declining First 5 revenues” and “governor’s budget which fails to fulfill child care promises made in last year’s budget.” 8 a.m., Basement Rotunda. Contact: Margot Grant Gould 650 383 8086.

Followed by legislative office visits until 5 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones conducts hearing on bail system in California, offenders, bonding agents and others discuss ability of poor to pay and potential reforms. 9 a.m., 455 Golden Gate Ave. Contact: 916 492 3566.


PALO ALTO — Tyson Eckerle, California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development; David Heurtel, Québec’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change; and others unveil “eLion,” an electric school bus developed in Québec by Canadian-based bus manufacturer Lion Bus using “funding from cap-and-trade proceeds,” also discuss “efforts to finance innovative technologies using Québec’s Green Fund and California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.” Noon, Electric Power Research Institute, 3420 Hillview Ave. Contact: Anne-Catherine Briand-Fortin 310 405 5606.

Media will have an opportunity to ride the bus.


Asms. Marc Berman, Evan Low, Kevin Mullin and others host meet and greet for former Asm. Rich Gordon, candidate for Board of Equalization District 2. 4:30 p.m., Ambrosia Cafe, 1030 K St. Contact: Lisa Stratton Elliott 916 400 3721.

Also listed: Asms. Mark Stone, Phil Ting, Jim Wood and former Asm. Susan Bonilla.


LOS ANGELES — USC Schwarzenegger Institute and others sponsor conversation and book signing with David Daley, author of “Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy,” which discusses “legislators’ and political operatives’ efforts to fundamentally rig American democracy through redistricting” following Barack Obama’s election in 2008; followed by reception. 5 p.m., University of Southern California, Doheny Memorial Library 233. Contact: 213 821 5536.

Details here.


UC Pres. Janet Napolitano sponsors welcome reception for incoming California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. 5:30 p.m., California Chamber of Commerce, 1215 K St. 14th Floor. Contact: advocacy@ucop.edu.


Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange and Associated Builders and Contractors host legislative reception. 5:30 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. Contact: Damon Conklin 916 290 3400.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Jeffrey Hawkins, BL Urban Initiatives, 1/26/17.

POLITICAL NOTES

Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11. Release here. Hernandez, a Democrat, is an optometrist who has served in the Senate since 2010 and in the Assembly from 2006-2010. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Sen. Ted Gaines’ campaign for Board of Equalization District 1 reports that as of the latest campaign finance reporting deadlines, “Gaines’ combined campaign is leading in cash on hand and total amount raised,” says: “in 2016, Senator Gaines raised $243,627.97. That figure is over $100,000 more than any other candidate with an open BOE District 1 committee. Gaines also posted an impressive cash on hand figure of $178,949.96, nearly $111,000 more than any potential opponent.” Release here. Gaines, a Republican, currently represents SD 1. He seeks to succeed George Runner, who terms out in 2018. Contact: 916 813 5209.


Former Asm. Rich Gordon’s campaign for California Board of Equalization District 2 reports an endorsement from US Rep. Ro Khanna. Release here. Gordon, a Democrat, represented AD 24 from 2010 to 2016 and was a San Mateo County Supervisor from 1997 to 2010. He seeks to succeed Fiona Ma, who is running for Treasurer in 2018. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Asm. Jimmy Gomez’s campaign for CD 34 reports endorsements from the Laborers’ International Union of North America, United Nurses Associations of California – Union of Healthcare Professionals, Painters District Council 36, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11. Release here. Gomez, a Democrat, has represented AD 51 since 2012 and before that was political director for the United Nurses Assn. of California. Contact: Mike Shimpock 626 535 9616 X6.

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PREVIEW

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.

  • Joint hearing, Environmental Quality, and Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation (Bob Wieckowski, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 3191. Subject — Department of Toxic Substances Control: Presentation of Independent Review Panel Annual Report.
    • Listed to testify: Chair Gideon Kracov, Independent Review Panel; Shawn Martin, Legislative Analyst’s Office
  • Rules (Kevin de Leon, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 113.
    • Governor’s Appointees Required to Appear: To California Community Colleges Board of
      Governors: Pamela Haynes; as Trustees of the California State University: Jane W. Carney, Jean P. Firstenberg, Lillian Kimbell, Thelma E. Melendez, Lateefah Simon.
    • Not Required to Appear: To California Student Aid Commission: Glen T. Becerra; to California Veterans Board: Carla J. Thornton.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Governmental Organization (Adam Gray, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4202. Subject — “State Emergency Plan Update: A Comprehensive Review of California’s Emergency Response Strategy”.
    • Listed to testify: Dir. Mark Ghilarducci, Christina Curry, Mark Pazin, Kim Zagaris, and Eric Lamoureaux, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Dale Skiles, Salida Fire/Stanislaus County OES; Sheriff Brian Martin, Lake County; Denise Everhart, American Red Cross; Barry Anderson, PG&E.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Oversight Hearing on CA Public Utilities Commission (1.31.17)

  • 6 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 7 a.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: West Covina Mayor Pro Tem M. Spence; Santa Ana College Prof. G. Doolittle; Redondo Beach Cncl. Bill Brand (931MIX)

  • 8 a.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: CA Asm. Marc Steinorth; San Bernardino CCD Pres. Joseph Williams; UC-Riverside Prof. Ed Chang (943RIV)

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 608: CA Economic Summit

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Senate Oversight Hearing on Department of Toxic Substance Control LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Assembly Governmental Organization Committee LIVE

  • 6 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 7 p.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: West Covina Mayor Pro Tem M. Spence; Santa Ana College Prof. G. Doolittle; Redondo Beach Cncl. Bill Brand (931MIX)

  • 8 p.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: CA Asm. Marc Steinorth; San Bernardino CCD Pres. Joseph Williams; UC-Riverside Prof. Ed Chang (943RIV)

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 608: CA Economic Summit

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Oversight Hearing on Department of Toxic Substance Control (2.1.17)

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Assembly Governmental Organization Committee (2.1.17)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:40 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Anthony Rendon for Assembly 2018 (63rd AD), breakfast reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 8:30 a.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


(Freddie) Rodriguez for Assembly 2018 (52nd AD), taco bar lunch, Sponsor $4400 (includes future primary events), Host $2500 (2 tickets), Ticket $1400, Noon, Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 551 1470.


Chris Holden for Assembly 2018 (41st AD), lunch reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, Noon, Frank Fat’s, 806 L St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Tom Daly for Assembly 2018 (69th AD), reception, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 5 p.m., Table Vine, 1501 14th St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Jeff Stone for State Senate 2014 (28th SD) or Jeff Stone for Senate 2018, reception, Sponsor $4400 (2018) or $4100 (2014 debt retirement), Ticket $2000, 5:30 p.m., Frank Fat’s, 806 L St. Contact: 916 498 9223.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

SAN DIEGO — CalSTRS Teachers’ Retirement Board, first of two days of full board and committee meetings, hears Lobbyist Amy Brown of DiMare, Brown Hicks and Kessler, Political Science Professor Thad Kousser of UC San Diego and Political Sociologist Professor Mindy Romero of UC Davis discuss “legislative and political outlook for California in 2017;” other business. 8:30 a.m., CalSTRS Member Service Center, 9095 Rio San Diego Dr., Suite 350. Contact: 916 414 1440.

Agenda and staff reports here.


SAN FRANCISCO — CA Public Utilities Commission holds en banc meeting on potential effects from continued expansion of Community Choice Aggregation, which, under legislation passed in 2002, allows cities, counties or businesses to produce or purchase electricity for themselves, or to form groups for the purpose of providing electricity; topics include electricity markets, relationship of CCAs to distributed energy resources and potential for public utility assets to be stranded. 9:30 a.m., CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: Terrie Prosper, terrie.prosper@cpuc.ca.gov.

Notice here.


State Water Resources Control Board, workshop, staff continues its discussion of beneficial use standards protecting tribal tradition and fishing that are intended to protect people who consume fish in higher amounts than average from harmful effects of contaminants, such as mercury, which to mitigate sufficiently could require dilution, which has implications related to instream flow volumes. 10 a.m., Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I St. Contact: Zane Poulson 916 341 5488.

Notice here.


Public Health Workgroup within the interagency Climate Action Team, hears Frank Molina with the Center for Disease Control Public Health Associate Program discuss “safeguarding California in 2017;” other business. 1 p.m., Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I St. Contact: Dan Woo, Daniel.Woo@cdph.ca.gov.

Notice here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

SAN JOSE — Third annual Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley, speakers include former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; topics include gender equity, business management and personal and professional growth. 7:30 a.m., San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St. Contact: Marika Rose 916 601 9737.

Details here.


WOODLAND HILLS — Dept. of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources and CA Public Utilities Commission co-sponsor first of two hearings on Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility, staff seeks public comment on findings from safety review of proposed minimum and maximum pressure limits for its wells, staff will also “provide additional information about how to participate in a future proceeding to determine the feasibility of minimizing or eliminating the use of Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility.” 5:30 p.m., Hilton Woodland Hills, 6360 Canoga Ave. Contact: Terrie Prosper, terrie.prosper@cpuc.ca.gov.

Similar event on safety review findings scheduled for Feb. 2, same time and location.

Notice here.


Asm. Jim Wood, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, sponsors legislative briefing on “unique health care needs of rural populations” and health care systems in rural areas. 10 a.m., Rm. 444. Contact: Paula Villescaz 916 319 2097.

RSVP to Patty Rodgers, patty.rodgers@asm.ca.gov.


Jason Pfeifle, CalPIRG; Nancy Buermeyer, Breast Cancer Fund and others address briefing on policies regarding chemicals and toxic materials in California and how they may be impacted by changes in federal law. 2 p.m., Rm. 2040. Contact: Bill Allayaud, bill@ewg.org.

Also listed: Avinash Kar, Natural Resources Defense Council; Andria Ventura, Clean Water Action; Kathryn Alcantar, The CHANGE Coalition; Allayaud, Environmental Working Group.


SAN FRANCISCO — Commonwealth Club sponsors forum with Pres. Tom Steyer, NextGen Climate, and other “activists and community leaders,” who discuss “the efforts being made for Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights and climate justice to figure out whether demands for change are leading to lasting change.” $10. 7 p.m., 555 Post St. Contact: Riki Rafner 415 597 6712.

Other listed speakers: Exec. Dir. Lariza Dugan Cuadra, Carecen SF; Exec. Dir. Rashad Robinson, Color of Change; Mina Kim (moderator), KQED.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

“More than 1,500 African American charter public school students, leaders, teachers and supporters” demand “more funding, more choice for black students,” urge support for charter public schools and “more high-quality education options for African American students;” also mark first day of Black History Month. 10 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Caity Heim 530 304 1242.

Sponsored by Fortune School and CA Charter Schools Assn.

Listed speakers: Asm. Shirley Weber; Pres. Margaret Fortune, Fortune School.

MISCELLANEOUS

Legislators’ Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission CA, participants discuss Genesis 1 and “the creation of everything;” constitutional officers and spouses also welcome. 8 a.m, Rm. 3171. Contact: Frank Erb, frank.erb@capitolcom.org.

Followed by Bible discussion for staff and lobbyists, same topic. Noon, Rm. 125.


Music at Noon, free weekly concert sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church, this week’s program features the Pacific Institute of Music Piano Trio with violinist Evgeniy Sporov, cellist Jia-mo Chen and pianist Carol Chuang, feel free to bring your lunch. Noon, 1300 N St. Contact: Brad Slocum 916 442 8939.

Donations welcome, sponsorships begin at $35.


CA Manufacturers and Technology Assn. host open house “welcoming the new legislature,” event features demonstration of a 3D manufacturing printer; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served. 4 to 6 p.m., 1115 11th St. Contact: 916 498 3330.

Attendance reportable.


California Women Lead hosts legislative reception, honors Secty. Marybel Batjer, CA Government Operations Agency, as 2017 MOVER Awardee Appointed Woman of the Year. Sponsorships $350-$10,000, Members $50, non-members $125. 5:30 p.m., The Citizen Hotel, 926 J St. Contact: Megan Robison 916 551 1920.

Other honorees include Chair Fiona Ma, Board of Equalization and Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller.


Karaoke night, sponsored by non-partisan Cordial Caucus, “join retired and new members for battle of the mike;” no-host event. 7 p.m., Simon’s Bar and Café, 1415 16th St. Contact: Fiona@fionama.com.