July 13, 2018

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LOS ANGELES — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles City Council Pres. Herb Wesson, discusses November election and Democratic unity. 10:30 a.m., Laborers Local 300, 2005 Pico Blvd. Contact: Nathan Click,

Newsom attends California Democratic Party executive board meeting on Saturday in Oakland. See Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Etc.


Senate, Assembly — Summer Recess

Reconvene August 6.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 3: Business, Marketplace and Economic Challenges

  • 1 a.m.

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 4: Look Ahead

  • 2 a.m.

    PPIC: A Conversation with Legislative Leaders (1.25.18)

  • 3:30 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on K-12 Education (2.14.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report Reducing Recidivism: Do Prisoner Rehabilitation Programs Actually Work?

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Sexual Harassment (2.26.18)

  • Noon

    Senate Education Finance (2.28.18)

  • 4 p.m.

    What’s Possible? Police Accountability Forum (6.27.18)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report Reducing Recidivism: Do Prisoner Rehabilitation Programs Actually Work?

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Sexual Harassment (2.26.18)


Nothing public announced as of 5:10 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.


SATURDAY, REEDLEY — (Andy) Vidak for Senate 2018, reception, Host $4400 (8 guests), Co-Host $2500 (6 guests), Sponsor $1000 (4 guests), Couple $200, Ticket $125, 5 p.m., Home of Les Travioli, on Holbrook Ave. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Asm. Jesse Gabriel has begun hiring staff in the Capitol and in his Van Nuys district office, including Terra Grantham as Capitol Director. Grantham was previously scheduler for Sen. Bob Hertzberg since 2015. Before that, she worked for former Sen. Noreen Evans. In the district, Eugene Tseng is interim chief of staff. Tseng was Gabriel’s campaign manager and was a legislative aide for Sen. Ben Allen from 2014 to 2016. Communications director Ami Fields-Meyer, also based in the district, was Gabriel’s deputy campaign manager, and before that was a fellow in the Coro Fellowship of Public Affairs program in New York City. In addition, Catherine Coddington has joined the district staff as a field representative. Coddington was previously on the fundraising team for Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis’ re-election campaign. Contact: Tseng,

CA State Fair 2018

The California State Fair kicks off its 17-day run at Cal Expo today featuring fried foods, carnival rides and games, live music and barnyard animals. Among the new features this year is “The Future of Food” exhibit, which highlights California’s role in food production on a global scale, and a “Silent Disco,” where each person wears headphones and listens to music provided by a live DJ. The fair continues its tradition of showcasing livestock from around the state with a Livestock Animal Education Center and a petting zoo. Asm. Frank Bigelow will be bringing about half a dozen of his Shorthorn cattle to the fair which will be exhibited next Thursday starting at 10 a.m. Bigelow and his family run a cattle and sheep ranch in O’Neals in Madera County and have been showing their animals at the fair for the past few years. Over the years, the Bigelow family has won several awards including the “Beef I Herdsman of the Year.” For those looking for a thrill, a new ride called “Inversion” is set to take riders forward and backward up in the air like a pendulum. Other activities include the 2018 Cornhole Competition at Papa Murphy’s Park on July 29 and the Best of California Brewfest featuring the winners of the CA State Fair Commercial Beer competition on July 21 at the Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand. During those hot July days, fair-goers may stop at one of 20 “cool spots” on the grounds which includes full-body misters that can spray water with a push of a button. And, no visit to the State Fair would be complete without sampling sweet treats like deep-fried cannoli from the “Sweet Cheeks” booth, or a savory dish from “The Bacon Habit,” which grills up bacon-wrapped asparagus. The fair runs through Sunday, July 29. Contact:


Brought to you by the Rural County Representatives of California

Congratulations to Robert Wilson of the Office of Asm. Marie Waldron who won a $50 gift certificate to Diplomat for answering this week’s question:

On a clear day, it is possible to survey 40 of California’s 58 counties from the top of this mountain. What mountain, and in what county is it found?

Answer: Mount Diablo, in Contra Costa County.


LOS ANGELES — Asm. Tony Thurmond, Democratic candidate for Supt. of Public Instruction, addresses members of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Workforce Development Council, discusses campaign and “our state’s most pressing education needs,” part of L.A. Area Chamber’s Supt. of Public Instruction Candidate Series. 10 a.m., L.A. Area Chamber, 350 S. Bixel St. Contact: Sonia Campos-Rivera 213 580 7538.

SAN DIEGO — Asm. Todd Gloria addresses Southwest Strategies’ monthly “Albondigas Luncheon,” gives legislative update. Noon, Gaslamp Fish House, 411 Broadway. Contact: Nick Serrano 619 645 3090.

Later, Gloria speaks at Spirit of Stonewall Rally to kick off San Diego LGBT Pride Weekend, 6 p.m., University Ave. and Normal St.; and on Saturday, attends Pride Parade, 10 a.m., same location.

SATURDAY, CASTRO VALLEY — Sen. Bob Wieckowski address Castro Valley Pride 2018, discusses “California’s efforts to embrace diversity and resist intolerance.” 2:30 p.m., Castro Valley High School, 19400 Santa Maria Ave. Contact: Jeff Barbosa 916 651 4010.


CA State Auditor’s office has released its report, “Department of Rehabilitation: Its Inadequate Guidance and Oversight of the Grant Process Led to Inconsistencies and Perceived Bias in Its Evaluations and Awards of Some Grants,” findings include that Dept. of Rehabilitation did not adequately disclose all necessary information to applicants, and, in some cases, disclosed inaccurate information; also, Rehabilitation selected employees to evaluate applications who had ties to an applicant. Contact: Margarita Fernández 916 445 0255.


Air Resources Board, Dept. of Public Health and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment sponsor workshop on incorporating health analysis into California’s Climate Change Scoping Plan for meeting state’s greenhouse gas reduction target of 40% below 1990 levels by year 2030, staff discusses health risk factors related to climate change and mitigating measures. 10 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: Barbara Weller 916 324 4816.

Details here.

OAKLAND — California Democratic Party, summer executive board meeting, first of three days, board members consider resolutions and candidate endorsements, attend workshops on organizing, messaging and other topics, hear speeches; speakers include Steve Phillips, author of “Brown is the New White.” 4 p.m., Marriot Oakland City Center, 1001 Broadway. Contact: 916 442 5707.

Agenda here. Other events at the Marriot:

  • Friday at 10 p.m., DEM 2018 hosted by BOE Member Fiona Ma and Sen. Ricardo Lara; also at 10 p.m., Abolish I.C.E. Cream with Sen. Kevin de León
  • Saturday at 7:30 a.m., coffee with CDP Controller Dan Weitzman; also at 7:30 a.m., Party Unity Breakfast with Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Friends; at 9 a.m., Chair’s Breakfast hosted by Asms. Rob Bonta and Reginald Jones-Sawyer; at 3 p.m., Activating Young Voters hosted by CDP Secty. Jenny Bach; at 8:30 p.m., Unity Event hosted by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom; at 10 p.m., ice cream with Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

Also on Friday Asm. Tony Thurmond, US Rep. Barbara Lee, Controller Betty Yee, BOE member Fiona Ma and Asm. Rob Bonta host welcome mixer. 6 p.m., Faz, 1111 Broadway Ave. Contact: Maddie Franklin,


LOS ANGELES — Asm. Mike Gipson; Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell and others denounce “uptick in gun violence throughout the 64th district, particularly South L.A., Compton, Watts/Willowbrook, Carson and Wilmington,” display “two thousand shoes representing victims lost to shootings,” send “clear message to Washington DC,” say, “the White House and Republican lawmakers have no idea of our level of pain and suffering.” 6 p.m., Southeast Corner of Manchester and Vermont Aves. Contact: Kathy Williamson 310 324 6408.


Eric Early, former Republican candidate for Attorney General, with attorneys Steve Cooley, R. Rex Parris and Brentford Ferreira, press their case before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Richard K. Sueyoshi that AG Xavier Becerra should be removed as a candidate from general election ballot because “California law requires that to be elected Attorney General, an attorney must be ‘admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of this state for a period of at least five years immediately preceding his election,” which disqualifies Becerra because “for 26 straight years before Jerry Brown appointed him a little over a year ago, Becerra was an inactive member of the California Bar” and “inactive members of the Bar cannot practice before the California Supreme Court.” 9 a.m., Sacramento Superior Court, Dept. 28. Contact: Matt Cunningham 714 504 4106.

LANCASTER — Sen. Scott Wilk and Asm. Tom Lackey present a joint resolution to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Antelope Valley Fair which runs August 17-26; part of the Fair Kick-Off Dinner. 5 p.m., Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Contact: Eileen Ricker 916 651 4021.

EUREKA — Republican Secty. of State candidate Mark Meuser gathers with supporters for meet and greet following his bike ride from Fort Bragg, part of his “5000 mile bike tour” of California which began Monday in Martinez and is scheduled to conclude Aug. 23 in Huntington Beach. p.m., Home of Judy Herman, 2310 D St. Contact: Victoria Mosby 925 392 5858.

On Saturday, Meuser rides to Crescent City for spaghetti dinner fundraiser, $20 minimum, 6 p.m., Ocean View Inn, 270 US-101; on Sunday, rides to Big Flat for meet and greet, 6 p.m., Strawhouse Resorts & Organic Coffee, 31301 CA-299.

SAN FRANCISCO — State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, school board members and superintendents attend California Education Leaders VIP Dessert Reception, hosted by California Latino School Board Assn., sponsored by California Alliance Group. 8 p.m., The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St., State Rm. 238. Contact: Paul Fickas,

SATURDAY, POMONA — Asm. Freddie Rodriguez hosts “Coffee for a Cause,” discusses “possible solutions to the issue of homelessness in the Pomona community” and “how California’s new state budget will help,” also accepts donations of clothing or non-perishable foot items for the new Pomona Homeless Services Center. 10 a.m., Mi Cafecito Coffee, 101 S. Main St. Contact: 909 902 9606.

SATURDAY, ALHAMBRA — Asm. Ed Chau hosts consumer protection workshop, representatives from the Attorney General’s Office discuss how “to detect, report and prevent fraudulent schemes.” 10:30 a.m., Alhambra Public Library, 101 S. First St. Contact: 323 264 4949.

SATURDAY, SAN FRANCISCO — Asm. David Chiu hosts town hall, discusses legislation, “California’s continued resistance to the policies of the Trump Administration,” etc. 11 a.m., Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. Contact: Jen Kwart 714 749 2001.


SATURDAY — The Social Architects, a local consulting firm, sponsors Second Saturday celebration, “this event will be sponsored by a local wine company to promote buying local;” 60 people expected. 8 p.m., West Steps. Contact: CHP 916 445 3876.


Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Paula Treat, Estee Lauder, Inc. for Lang Hansen O’Malley and Miller Governmental Relations, 7/11/18.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Joe A. Gonsalves & Son, City of Montebello, 7/11/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Kelsey Brewer, Assn. of California Cities – Orange County (ACC-OC), 7/11/18.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Whitney Ifcher, Hines Securities Inc., 7/11/18.


John Cox’s campaign for Governor reports it is “evaluating debate series to reach broadest California audience,” says its reviewing “over a dozen offers by notable organizations and media outlets including the Public Policy Institute of California, KPBS, The Latino Journal, Politico, The San Francisco Chronicle/KCRA, We Stand With Seniors/PBS, CNN, and FOX News.” Release hereCox, a Republican, is a businessman from San Diego. Contact: Matt Shupe 415 735 8491.

Eleni Kounalakis’ campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from former US Sen. Barbara Boxer. Release hereKounalakis, a Democrat, was the US Ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013 and is a former executive with AKT Development. Contact: Kate Maeder 310 989 4299.

Josh Harder’s campaign for CD 10 reports an endorsement from US Sen. Kamala Harris. Release hereHarder, a Democrat, is a venture capitalist. Contact: Nicole Nabulsi 949 371 3094.

The campaign for Yes on Prop. 9, would divide California into three states, asks, “Why won’t they let Californians Vote?”, says: “At first, Sacramento insiders and political loyalists tipped their hand with snide commentary, calling it “ridiculous.” When that didn’t work, they cynically implied that the Proposition 9 campaign was somehow being secretly manipulated, a claim that ignores and disrespects more than 600,000 Californians who placed it on the ballot. That hasn’t worked either. Now, those powerful special interests have lobbied the courts to try to get Proposition 9 taken off the ballot entirely. A group of trial attorneys from one of the country’s biggest law firms and the Planning and Conservation League want the courts to believe that a citizen-led democratic movement is somehow a threat to democracy. Apparently, the insiders don’t think it’s so ridiculous anymore. The leader of the opposition campaign, Fabian Nunez, is a long-time associate of the Planning and Conservation League, receiving their award for ‘Legislator of the Year’ in 2007. Voters should know that the PCL is doing the dirty work of the Sacramento establishment, led by a former elected official who opposed term limits. Now, as a lobbyist, Nunez has a financial interest in making it all work to his benefit.” Release here. Contact: 916 248 6919.


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Monday, July 16, 2018


LIVERMORE — Asm. Catharine Baker and Sen. Steve Glazer discuss improvements that will be made to Del Valle Regional Park with $5 million in state funding they secured in 2018-19 budget. 1 p.m., Del Valle Regional Park, Rocky Ridge Visitors Center at Del Valle Lake, 7000 Del Valle Rd. Contact: Allie Stewart 916 319 2016.

Prior to event, in Walnut Creek, Baker hosts seminar on financial fraud prevention. 10 a.m., Rossmoor Events Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Dr.


Senate — Summer Recess

Reconvenes August 6.

Assembly —  Summer Recess

Reconvenes August 6.

  • LOS ANGELES — Select Committee on Women in the Workplace (Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Chair), 5 p.m., Unite Here Local 11, Suite 201, 464 South Lucas Ave. Subject — After the Silence is Broken: Retaliation in the #MeToo Era.
    • Listed to testify: Juana Melara, Hotel Housekeeper, Time Magazine “Person of the Year” Silence Breaker; Sandra Pezqueda, Hotel Dishwasher, Organizer, Time Magazine “Person of the Year” Silence Breaker; Annabella Aguirre, Janitorial Worker; Denira Palmer, Fine Dining Restaurant Worker; María Elena Durazo, General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity, UNITE HERE International Union; Kathy Spillar, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Feminist Majority Foundation / Executive Editor, Ms. Magazine; Monica Guizar, Attorney, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenberg; Gabrielle Carteris, President, SAG-AFTRA.


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


Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, hears update on the state’s new online community college that received $120 million in 2018-19 budget and will be integrated into existing community college system as its 115th campus offering certificate and credentialing programs; other business. 9 a.m., Chancellor’s Office, 1102 Q St., 6th Floor. Contact: 916 323 5889.

Agenda here.

CONCORD — CalPERS Board of Administration, offsite meeting, first of three days, hears presentation from its Health Plan Chief Kathleen Donneson and Kaiser Permanente’s Sameer Awsare M.D. on challenge of managing opioids such as reducing number of CalPERS members with opioid prescriptions, reducing their prescription in general and reducing concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine usage; other business. 9 a.m., Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek, 45 John Glenn Dr. Contact: Cheree Swendensky 916 795 3128.

Agenda here.

State Public Works Board, considers authorizing use of eminent domain to acquire 11 properties in Kings, Kern, Tulare and Fresno counties for the high-speed rail project, parcels include 38 acres of the Sandridge Partners Property in Tulare County for construction of the train system between Avenue 88 and Avenue 56 along Highway 43; other business. 10 a.m., Rm. 2040. Contact: Chris Lief 916 445 9694.

Agenda here.

Gambling Control Commission, holds evidentiary hearing for license renewal for Casey Zolnier, owner of Qualified Player Services LLC, which provides third-party proposition player services; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Hearing Room 100. Contact: Fred Castano 916 263 1522.

Agenda here.

California Pay Equity Task Force, part of Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, reviews documents drafted for small and large employers who would like to perform a pay equity analysis; other business. 10 a.m., Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, 400 Capitol Mall, #3000. Contact: Stephanie Tseu,

Other locations listed in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Agenda here.

Board of Parole Hearings, first of two days, hears presentation by Jessica Mazlum, Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, on the Long Term Offender Transitional Housing Program that offers residency and support services to parolees released after they were sentenced to a life term in prison; services include employment, job search and placement training as well as substance abuse education and a domestic violence program for applicable parolees; other business. 1 p.m., 1515 K St. Contact: Luis Patiño 916 323 2993.

Second day meeting begins at 9 a.m.

Agenda here.


Women Democrats of Sacramento County hosts annual Ice Cream Social, raise funds for general election campaigns, tickets $25, sponsorships $150-$250. 6 p.m., Rick’s Dessert Diner, 2401 J St. Contact: Annette Emery 916 296 2650.

REDDING — Republican Secty. of State candidate Mark Meuser gathers with supporters for fundraiser meet and greet following his bike ride from Big Flat, part of his “5000 mile bike tour” of California which began July 9 in Martinez and is scheduled to conclude Aug. 23 in Huntington Beach. p.m., Faith Community Church, 2570 S. Bonnyview Rd. Contact: Victoria Mosby 925 392 5858.

California Groundbreakers holds “Faceoff Trivia Night,” teams compete by answering questions about “Golden State geography, history, politics, pop culture and famous people,” prizes and “bragging rights” awarded to teams with the most points at the end of the night; $5 tickets and $5 beers. 6:30 p.m., The Federalist, 2009 Matsui Alley. Contact:

Register here.

SAN JOSE — Screening of the documentary, “Dark Money,” which “examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials,” and also features Montana journalist John Adams who “broke the story about the influence of money in Montana politics and how Montanans fought back,” and his work to “expose the real-life impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.” 6:30 p.m., 3Below Theatres & Lounge, 288 S. 2nd St. Contact: Beth Willon 408 660 5174.

Followed by panel discussion with Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, former FPPC Chair Ann Ravel and Dan Morain with CALmatters.