Tuesday

July 23, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

BAKERSFIELD — Asm. Rudy Salas and others discuss $2 million Salas helped secure in state budget for research conducted by Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical Center, say this year’s allocation is in addition $3 million from last year’s budget and “this new funding will help ensure that the Institute has the resources to expand their efforts and advance their mission to treat, prevent, educate and cure valley fever.” 10 a.m., Kern Medical Center, 1700 Mt. Vernon Ave. Contact: Aaron Vad, aaron.vad@asm.ca.gov.

Also listed: Royce Johnson, Valley Fever Institute; Russell Judd, Kern Medical Center.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Summer Recess; reconvenes Monday August 12.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 824: 2018 Turnout what it means for 2020

  • 9 a.m.

    Children’s Health Panel 1

  • 10 a.m.

    Children’s Health Panel 2

  • 11 a.m.

    Children’s Health Panel 3

  • Noon

    Children’s Health Panel Keynote

  • 1 p.m.

    Children’s Health Panel 4

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 824: 2018 Turnout what it means for 2020

  • 9 p.m.

    Children’s Health Panel 1

  • 10 p.m.

    Children’s Health Panel 2

  • 11 p.m.

    Children’s Health Panel 3

THE GOVERNOR

Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new leadership at Dept. of Motor Vehicles, receives report from “Strike Team” organized to make recommendations on improving “transparency, worker performance, speed of service and overall consumer satisfaction” at DMV. 10:30 a.m., Governor’s Office. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Also listed: Government Operations Secty. Marybel Batjer.

APPOINTMENTS

By Speaker Rendon. Contact: Pablo Espinoza, pablo.espinoza@asm.ca.gov.

To the California Coastal Commission: Caryl Hart, Sebastopol, Democrat, Director of the Northern California Railroad Authority and former director of the Sonoma County Regional Parks. Term expires May 20 2023. No compensation.

As State Bar Court Hearing Judge: Dennis Saab, 49, Fullerton, Democrat, attorney in private practice. Salary: $189,425.

KEEPING UP

Carney King with Giants mascot “Lou Seal”

Carney King, Senate Fellow in the office of Sen. Mike Morrell, is a decorated war veteran. He’s also “a big Giants fan” who watched from an air base in Afghanistan as they took the 2010 series. He was closer to the action for Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Mets. A lot closer. On the field in fact. King was honored as the Blue Shield Military Hero of the Game, presenting the colors for the singing of the National Anthem. “It was pretty cool,” said King, who received the Air Medal with Valor for his role as a helicopter crew member in safely extracting troops from heavy enemy fire. He also was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and his Aircrew Wings. He praised the Giants for their commitment to service personnel. “It’s a really nice thing that they do.” After his year as a Senate Fellow, King plans to earn a master’s degree in public administration from USC’s Sacramento Campus. Contact: Chris Odneal 916 651 4023.


Skip the Slip

Asm. Phil Ting’s office reports that the PR Daily website named its “Skip the Slip” (AB 161) campaign as a finalist in a competition for identifying the best media relations efforts that cost less than $10,000. “Skip the Slip” is the tag line for legislation that would make emailed receipts the default practice for retailers. At a news conference earlier this year, Wil Pond from the Democratic Office of Communications and Outreach put on a long, ungainly paper robe and a sour puss to capture the bill’s essence and the campaign’s thrust. Miranda says she entered the campaign into the competition this spring and winners will be announced in a few weeks. The office stands to earn the honor of its peers and “bragging rights.” She thanked DCO for its help with the costume and Pond for his willingness to wear it. Contact: Miranda, Nannette.Miranda@asm.ca.gov.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

LONG BEACH — CSU Board of Trustees, first of two days of committee and full board meetings, considers raising university application fee from $55 to $70 beginning with the fall 2020 application cycle, it would be the first increase since 1989 when the fee rose from $45, staff says increase is needed to cover cost of processing 1 million applications per year and offset cost of fee waivers; increase expected to yield an additional $7 million a year over current annual fee revenue of about $35 million after granting $20 million in waivers;  other business. 8:30 a.m., Office of the Chancellor, Glenn S. Dumke Auditorium, 401 Golden Shore. Contact: 562 951 4022.

Second day meetings begin at 8:30 a.m.

Agenda here.


California Pollution Control Financing Authority, considers approving $80 million in tax-exempt bonds for construction of a plant that will use a patented method to recycle waste rice straw into medium-density fiber board, owner CalPlant I, LLC  says the 300,000-square-foot plant on 275 acres near Willows in Glenn County will be able to recycle straw from 100,000 acres of rice fields annually, which is about 20 percent of the state total; other business. 10:30 a.m., 801 Capitol Mall, Room 150. Contact: 916 654 5610.

Agenda here.


Dental Board of California, TELEMEETING, considers appointing Alan Pan and Sandra Primosch as examiners to grade exams of applicants for positions as registered dental assistants in extended functions (RDAEF); Pan owns a dental practice in Roseville, and Primosch is a dentist at Indian Health Council clinics in Pauma Valley and Santa Ysabel in San Diego County; other business. Noon, 2005 Evergreen St., Ste. 1550. Contact: 916 263 2300.

Other locations in Orange, Bakersfield, Oakland, San Francisco, Fresno, Paso Robles, Los Angeles and Sunnyvale.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

VALENCIA — Sen. Scott Wilk gives “State of the State” talk to Valley Industry Assn. luncheon, discusses legislation, etc. 11:45 a.m., Hyatt Regency, 24500 Town Center Dr. Contact: Eileen Ricker, Eileen.Ricker@sen.ca.gov.


WEST HOLLYWOOD — Board of Equalization Vice Chair Antonio Vazquez addresses West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leadership Council luncheon, discusses “the 2020 split roll property tax proposition, the 2019 increase in Los Angeles property tax revenue, legislation and initiatives in state government that impact the business community, West Hollywood affordable housing statistics and the role of BOE board members in the oversight of property taxes in California.” 12:15 p.m., Tesse Restaurant, 8500 W. Sunset Blvd. Contact: Jean Nakano 916 445 4154.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

DAVIS — “Human Dimension Research in Delta Environments,” hosted by Delta Social Science Task Force and others, social scientists, researchers and others discuss “how social science research can address Delta management needs,” topics include invasive species management and the use of social sciences in implementing the Chesapeake Bay restoration project and the ecosystem recovery of Puget Sound. 9 a.m., UC Davis Student Community Center, California Ave. and Hutchison Dr. Contact: Carole Hom, clhom@ucdavis.edu.

Details here.

MISCELLANEOUS

Two Rivers 4th R Childcare program run by City of Sacramento, holds picnic lunch with children, includes “snow cones catered by Kona Ice food truck.” 11:45 a.m., West Lawn. Contact: 916 566 2441.


WALNUT CREEK — Democrats of Rossmoor Club hosts “town hall candidate conversation” with former Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, candidate for President, who discusses “his plan for addressing the defining issues of our time” and “making climate change his top priority as president.” 3:30 p.m., Rossmoor Event Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Dr. Contact: 206 486 0563.


OLYMPIC VALLEY — California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance awards E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) its annual Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Award, named after the former Governor who founded the council in 1973; says E2 will receive the award for advocating “for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment.” 6 p.m., Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Rd. Contact: Bill Quinn 415 512 7890.


LANCASTER — Asm. Tom Lackey co-hosts Women’s Self-Defense Workshop for women to learn “basic skills to defend herself in a time of need.” 6 p.m., Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 44226 10th St. West. Contact: 661 267 7636.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): California Strategies & Advocacy, City of Newport Beach, 7/19/19… Conscious Ventures Group (new firm), Large-Scale Solar Assn., 7/19/19.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Aprea & Micheli, Golden Systems LLC, 7/19/19… California Strategies & Advocacy, Knighthead Capital Management LLC; Cal Energy Development Co., 7/19/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Shannon Eddy, Conscious Ventures Group, 7/19/19… James Mackendree, Schroder Investment Management North America Inc., 7/19/19… Reagan Pratt, Bentall Kenney (US) Limited Partnership, 7/18/19… Thomas Sponholtz, Real Estate Equity Exchange, Inc. and its affiliate, Unison Investment Management LLC, 7/19/19… Scott Thompson, Real Estate Equity Exchange, Inc. and its affiliate, Unison Investment Management LLC, 7/19/19… Edward Tompkins, General Atlantic Service Company LP, 7/19/19.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Elizabeth Buchen, American Civil Liberties Union/Northern California/Southern California/San Diego & Imperial Counties, 7/19/19.

POLITICAL NOTES

Democrat Jeff Burdick has announced his candidacy in CD 7, challenging incumbent Democrat Ami Bera; releases video on “principled position on impeachment.” Release here. Burdick resides in the Arden Arcade neighborhood of Sacramento. Contact: Burdick 916 200 5165.


Ann Ravel’s campaign for SD 15 reports an endorsement from Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg. Release here. Ravel, a Democrat, was chair of the Federal Elections Commission and before that she chaired California’s Fair Political Practices Commission. Contact: Kate Maeder 415 745 2831.

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PREVIEW

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — Asm. Reginald Jones-Sawyer and others urge “call to action for the Census on the importance of a robust and collective effort to ensure that Los Angeles County is no longer the hardest-to-count county in our nation,” says his district “includes some of the hardest-to-count tracts in the country” and “therefore, it is our duty to ensure that every resident is counted to secure funding and resources that belong in our community.” 10 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul Church, 621 W. Adams Blvd. Contact: Jacqueline Coto 213 744 2111.

Also listed: Quintilia Avila, California Complete Count Census 2020; Ely Flores, National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials; Kirk Samuels, Community Coalition; Alejandra Ramirez-Arzate, Advancement Project of California; Joseph Villela, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Summer Recess; reconvenes Monday August 12.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Children’s Health Panel Keynote

  • 1 a.m.

    Children’s Health Panel 4

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 826: Brown’s Legacy and Newsom’s Agenda

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Women’s Reproductive Health (6.27.19)

  • 1 p.m.

    Senate Judiciary Committee (7.9.19)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 826: Brown’s Legacy and Newsom’s Agenda

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Women’s Reproductive Health (6.27.19)

THE GOVERNOR

LOS ANGELES — First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and nonprofit youth sports organization LA84 host sports equity roundtable to “discuss the challenges facing women in sports and share strategies to increase gender equality throughout the industry.” 2 p.m., 2141 W. Adams Blvd. Contact: Alyssa Hankins 732 614 0555.

Also listed: Julie Su, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development; Renata Simril, CEO, LA84; Molly Schaus, two-time Olympian; Jessi Miley-Dyer, World Surf League Women’s Commissioner; Marla Messing, CEO of 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup; Danita Johnson, Los Angeles Sparks President; Heather Brooks Karatz, XFL Los Angeles President; Jennifer van Dijk, Wasserman Exec. VP; Rachel Grushkin, Fox Sports Network Dir. of Marketing.

THE DAILY BREAD

SAN FRANCISCO — Pete (Buttigieg) for America 2020, “conversation with changemakers,” Sponsor $1000, Champion $500, Advocate $100, Supporter $50, 4:30 p.m., Dogpatch neighborhood, Address upon RSVP. Contact: grassrootsteam@peteforamerica.com.

Followed by “evening reception and conversation with Mayor Pete Buttigieg,” Co-Host $2800, Champion $1000, Co-Host reception 7 p.m., General reception 7:30 p.m., Home of Jacob Helberg, Address upon RSVP. Contact: joey@peteforamerica.com.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

WEST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, hears update on applying for grants from Prop. 68, the $4 billion parks and water bond initiative that passed in 2018, of which $12 million was made available to the conservancy; staff recommends funding both planning and implementation projects with no minimum or maximum award amounts and to encourage grantees to cost share, but not require it; other business. 9 a.m., Dept. of Water Resources, 3500 Industrial Way, Rm. 119. Contact: Aleesah Herup 916 375 2091.

Agenda here.


Gambling Control Commission, first of two days, considers approving transfer of shares in Commerce Casino, state’s largest cardroom, owned by Lowell Thomas Murray II to revocable living trusts controlled by Lowell T. Murray III, James M. Murray and Elizabeth L. Mirante; also considers approving transfer of shares in Commerce Casino owned by Haig Kelegian Sr. and Argine Kelegian to Haig Kelegian Jr. and Mark Kelegian; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Hearing Room 100. Contact: Fred Castano, fcastano@cgcc.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


FOLSOM — California Independent System Operator, hears briefing on plans investor-owned utilities have for shutting off power during times of high wildfire risk that notifies a potential for a “significant impact” to ISO energy and transmission if 2000 megawatts of customer demand in Northern Sacramento Valley is de-energized by PG&E; other business. 11 a.m., 250 Outcropping Way. Contact: Vonette Fontaine, vfontaine@caiso.com.

Agenda here.


ANAHEIM — Board of Pharmacy, first of two days, considers adopting new guidelines for pharmacists to follow when compounding non-sterile drugs, including standards to establish “beyond use dates” indicating when the pharmacist who compounds, or supervises the compounding, is no longer responsible “for the integrity, potency, quality and labeled strength of a compounded drug;” other business. 1 p.m., Embassy Suites Anaheim North, 3100 E. Frontera St. Contact: Debbie Damoth 916 518 3100.

Second day meeting begins at 9 a.m.

Agenda here.


California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, considers granting five-year deferment of payments to Paradise Irrigation District on its $2 million loan for Magalia Reservoir Bypass taken out in 2007 and then have the district resume making payments on the remaining $1 million principal for 10 years at 1% interest; other business. 2 p.m., 1325 J St., 13th Floor. Contact: 916 341 6600.

Agenda here.


California Wildfire Fund Governing Board, inaugural meeting, hears Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the CA Earthquake Authority, which is administering the fund, discuss directives, resolutions and other instruments necessary to initially capitalize the fund for reimbursing wildfire damages which is expected to receive $10.5 billion from investor-owned utility ratepayers and another $10.5 billion from the utilities. 2 p.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: Chris Nance 916 661 5521.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

“The Struggle for Water Justice in the San Joaquin Valley,” sponsored by UC center Sacramento, UC Davis PhD candidate Jonathan London discusses the UC Davis Water Study on low-income communities located outside city boundaries in the San Joaquin Valley and highlights report findings that include “upwards to 10,000 residents” are “served by polluted water supplies” by toxins like arsenic and uranium, resulting from agriculture operations, but “the good news is that 66% of these residents live within 1 mile of a source of system with safe drinking water;” lunch served. Noon, 1130 K St. Rm. LL3. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Details here.

MISCELLANEOUS

Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week Albany Consort plays music of Baroque Masters. Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. Contact: 916 442 8939.


WASHINGTON, D.C. — California Farm Bureau Federation and others host “California Food & Ag Champions” reception, part of lobby day on Capitol Hill to support “swift passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” “attendees can sample food and drink while learning how North American trade benefits growers, producers and food companies.” 5:30 p.m. ET, Congressional Meeting Rm. South. Contact: Jennifer Martin 202 220 3536.