Thursday

June 14, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

AG Xavier Becerra, Virginia AG Mark Herring and others, TELECONFERENCE, discuss “the latest efforts” to defend the Affordable Care Act in the court case Texas v. United States, say amicus briefs in support of the coalition defending the ACA are due by midnight tonight. 8:15 a.m., RSVP to agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov for access. Contact: 916 210 6000.

Also listed: Pres. Carol Keehan, Catholic Health Assn.; Pres. Mayra Alvarez, The Children’s Partnership.

Later in San Francisco, Becerra announces “a settlement that will provide $67 million in debt relief to Californians who attended Corinthian Colleges,” for-profit institution that filed for bankruptcy in 2015. 11:15 a.m., 455 Golden Gate Ave., 14th Floor.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.

  • Rules (Toni Atkins, Chair), upon call of chair, Rm. 3191.

Assembly — Session Noon.

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

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Health Committee (6.13.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee (6.13.18)

  • 4:30 a.m.

    Senate Insurance Committee (6.13.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report California’s Concealed Carry Permits: The Wild West of Permitting?

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE Upon Adj.

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report California’s Concealed Carry Permits: The Wild West of Permitting?

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (6.14.18)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

LAFAYETTE — Autumn Burke for Assembly 2018 (62nd AD), reception, Host $4400, Co-Host $2500, Friend $500, Ticket $250, 5:45 p.m., Home of David and Manny Bowlby, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 310 597 0830.

Event hosts include former Controller Steve Westly.

KEEPING UP

Lobbyist Jim Cassie has announced that the 14th Annual Thompson/Mockler Golf Tourney he organizes to raise money for First Tee of Sacramento is scheduled for August 10 at the Land Park Golf Course at 3 p.m. First Tee works to introduce young people to golf. The tournament honors Steve Thompson, a health care lobbyist who died in 2004 from cancer, and John Mockler, an education consultant who died from pancreatic cancer in 2015. Former friends and colleagues are invited to play the tournament’s traditional 9 holes, followed by cocktails and dinner provided by Dad’s Kitchen, a Sacramento restaurant specializing in American-style comfort food. The cost for golf, cocktails and dinner is $100; cocktails and dinner is $50 and kids under 12 is $5. There will be a limit of 76 golfers and golf carts will be available to rent. For more, contact: Cassie, jamesrcassie@gmail.com.


The Capitol LGBTQ Assn. is partnering with the Sacramento LGBT Community Center to sponsor a summer donation drive for homeless youth to take place from June 11 to 22. The organizations are asking that “bottles of water, Gatorade, cooling cloths, bug spray, travel sized sunscreen, handheld fans, spray bottles, and reusable water bottles” be given to help ease conditions “during the hot summer months.” Donations can be dropped off at Rm. 2187 in the Capitol or Rm. 390 in the Legislative Office Building. Contact: Erica Porter, erica.porter@sen.ca.gov.


The office of Asm. Jim Cooper reports hiring Daniel Washington as senior field representative and Sabina Nussipov as field representative. Washington was previously field representative and staff assistant for US Rep. Ami Bera and succeeds Chanel Murray, who went to work for Delta College. Nussipov was a policy consultant at Harbage Consulting and succeeds Chris Mateo, who who went to work for the Democratic Office of Communications and Outreach. Contact: Skyler Wonnacott 916 319 2009.


Larry Thomas at Orange County Fair

Friends and colleagues report Larry Thomas, former press secretary for Gov. George Deukmejian, died Monday from complications of cancer. He was 70. Thomas began his career as a reporter for United Press International and later for the San Diego Union before working for former Gov. and then-San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson. He was Deukmejian’s press secretary from 1983 to 1986, and ran Deukmejian’s successful reelection campaign. He later became a spokesperson for Vice Pres. George H.W. Bush and worked in corporate communications for Irvine Company in Orange County. Donna Lucas, who worked with Thomas as Deukmejian’s deputy press secretary, said Thomas attended Deukmejian’s memorial last Saturday just before he died. “He was loved and cherished,” Lucas said. “He was wickedly smart – a brilliant strategist and exceptional writer.” She said Thomas mentored many who currently work in politics and communications. “He affectionately called us ‘Larry’s kids,’” she added. They included H.D. PalmerBeth MillerRob Stutzman and many others. Deukmejian’s chief of staff, Steve Merksamer, said Thomas “brought great energy and humor to the administration and was admired and loved by all of us.” Wilson referred to Thomas as “Braveheart,” a man “with a guaranteed gift for high comedy, whatever the situation. I will miss him terribly, and love him for the priceless memories.” Service details are pending. Contact: Lucas 916 492 2707.


The California Dept. of Education reports that State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson received the “Allies in Action” award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention yesterday. He was recognized for “calling for increased awareness for funding for mental health and suicide prevention.” Torlakson said, “Suicide is reaching epidemic proportions in our nation, our state, and our schools, making it even more important to focus on suicide prevention and expanding mental health services.” Contact: Robert Oakes 916 319 0818.


Asm. Cristina Garcia responds to “Assembly Rules’ decision to reopen its closed investigation:”

After a four-month process, the original ruling by the independent investigator found that the claims against me were unsubstantiated, which was accurate. I have constantly asked that the independent investigatory process remain independent from politicization. In that regard, it is unacceptable that the letter updating parties was leaked to the news media before it was received by my legal counsel.

Contact: Teala Schaff 916 319 2058.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

State Mining and Geology Board, considers accepting State Geologist’s recommendation to designate 1,461 acres in Western San Diego County for mining of Portland Cement, which formally recognizes those lands as containing mineral resources of regional or statewide economic significance and authorizes the board’s executive officer to hold public hearings; other business. 9:30 a.m., Rm. 444. Contact: 916 322 1082.

Agenda here.


Seismic Safety Commission, hears Dana Brechwald and Arrietta Chakos, resilience planners with Assn. of Bay Area Governments, discuss collaborative disaster planning approach among local governments, Federal Emergency Management Agency and US Environmental Protection Agency; other business. 9:30 a.m., Rm. 437. Contact: Salina Valencia 916 263 5506.

Agenda here.


Public Employment Relations Board, hears report on its “Case Processing Efficiency Initiative,” which took comments from public and staff and produced 124 recommendations with the top three being: hire an information technology officer and appropriate $212,000 for salary and $200,000 for equipment; review the processes for determining what is precedential and what is not; increase number of attorneys supporting board members and appropriate $267,000 for salaries; other business. 10 a.m., 1031 18th St., Rm. 103. Contact: Felix De La Torre 916 327 8381.

Agenda here.


State Personnel Board, considers Dept. of Human Resources’ request to abolish State Compensation Insurance Fund’s continuous filing examination lists for Workers’ Compensation Insurance Supervisor II, Manager I and Manager II; other business. 10 a.m., 801 Capitol Mall, Rm. 150. Contact: 916 653 1028.

Telemeeting location at 455 Golden Gate Ave., Suite 7727, San Francisco.

Agenda here.


Covered California Board, considers authorizing staff to submit eligibility and enrollment regulations for employers and employees to Office of Administrative Law for review; other business. 11 a.m., Covered California Tahoe Auditorium, 1601 Exposition Blvd. Contact: James Scullary, James.Scullary@covered.ca.gov.

Agenda and staff reports here.


ScholarShare Investment Board, oversees California’s 529 College Savings Plan, hears Doug Harrison of TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing Inc., company that manages the program, discusses marketing results from first quarter of 2018, says 8,531 new accounts were opened as of March 31, 2018, which is a 24.6% increase from the same quarter in 2017; other business. 1 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: 916 651 6380.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Assembly Natural Resources Committee hosts legislative briefing on “the use and potential of satellites to monitor air pollution,” features presentations by scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Air Resources Board. 1 p.m., Rm. 447. Contact: Sue.Fischbach@asm.ca.gov.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

ANAHEIM — “Hundreds of Disneyland workers” and others “demand Disney pay workers a living wage and help stop the epidemic of poverty experienced by the majority of Disneyland employees,” say findings in report by Occidental College and the Economic Roundtable included, “74% of workers say they do not earn enough money for basic expenses every month.” 11:30 a.m., Outside Disneyland gates. Contact: Andrew Hagelshaw 415 377 8734.

MISCELLANEOUS

Acupuncture Day, sponsored by Asm. Rob Bonta and American Assn. of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, 10 acupuncturists offer free treatments and “give recommendations about how to improve physical and mental health from a holistic perspective,” treatments are first come, first served; also display exhibit on “the development history of acupuncture in California, including examples of legislation, education, and training.” 10 a.m., Rm. 127. Contact: Kristi Thielen 916 319 2018.


FAIRFIELD — Asm. Jim Frazier holds Veteran of the Year reception, honors US Marine Corps veteran Jesse Branch for his military service and civic contributions. 5 p.m., Fairfield District Office, 1261 Travis Blvd., Suite 110. Contact: 707 399 3011.


Celebration of Life in honor of Joe Markey, longtime lobbyist who died in November at age 89 after battling Alzheimer’s for several years. 5 p.m., Sutter Club, 1220 9th St. Contact: Lori Kammerer, lorikammerer@gmail.com.


California State Library hosts “16th Annual Juneteenth Celebration,” in honor of June 19, 1865, as “date when Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas” with the final announcement of the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery; promote exhibit on pre-Civil War California and impact of Emancipation Proclamation on the state; food prepared by Sacramento Juneteenth Black Chefs Collaborative and music by Flyism Uncensored. 5:30 p.m., California State Library Fragrance Garden, 900 N St. Contact: Deborah Lynch 916 651 6452.

More information here.


City of Sacramento holds open house on $16.2 million improvement project for Memorial Auditorium, project staff discuss what’s being done to the building including plans for new audience seating and acoustic enhancements, also address public concerns about traffic and the impact to surrounding businesses. 6 p.m., 1515 J St. Contact: citypublicinformation@cityofsacramento.org.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Dunn Consulting, District Council of Iron Workers of the State of California and Vicinity, 6/12/18.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): California Fire and Safety Alliance Political Action Committee, “Support organizations and persons in regards to public safety,” Jesus Marez, 2110 Almadale Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90032, 626 824 8911.

POLITICAL NOTES

John Cox’s campaign for Governor responds to Gov. Jerry Brown endorsing Gavin Newsom for governor yesterday, says “Newsom is seeking to continue his legacy of the last eight years of failed schools, infrastructure, and economy,” also says “Californians deserve better from their next governor than just an extension of the failed policies that have driven hundreds-of-thousands to flee to other states.” Release hereCox, a Republican, is a businessman from San Diego and the proponent of the “Neighborhood Legislature” initiative. Contact: Matt Shupe 415 735 8491.


Mike Eng’s campaign for SD 22 reports that since the Primary Election, Eng’s “lead continues to climb, now at 46% to 26% over Susan Rubio.” Release here. Eng, a Democrat who is married to US Rep. Judy Chu, was an Assemblymember from 2006 to 2012, and was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board in 2013. Contact: Contact: Steve Barkan, steve@sgacamp.com.


The Yes on Children’s Hospitals Bond campaign reports an endorsement from Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma. Release here. Contact: Joaquin Ross 415 515 6101.

Classifieds

In each section, ads are arranged from newest to oldest. In parentheses, at the end of each ad, is its expiration date. Prices for subscribers are $45/week or $155/month.

PREVIEW

Friday, June 15, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — No Session.


Assembly — No Session.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (6.14.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report Fighting Fire with Fire: Rethinking forest management

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE upon adj.

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report Fighting Fire with Fire: Rethinking forest management

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (6.15.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:50 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

SATURDAY, LOS ANGELES — (Freddie) Rodriguez for Assembly 2018 (52nd AD), Dodgers vs. Giants baseball game, Grand Slam $4400 (4 tickets), Double $2500 (2 tickets), Single ticket $1500, Suite opens 4:30 p.m., First Pitch 5:15 p.m., Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Dr. Contact: 916 551 1470.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Gambling Control Commission, evidentiary hearing on Armando Ferreira Alcantar’s application for a Key Employee License allowing him to work in supervisory or managerial roles at gambling establishments; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Hearing room 100. Contact: Fred Castano 916 263 1522.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — State Bar of California Board of Trustees, TELEMEETING, considers appointing six people to the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the American Bar Assn. that meets twice a year at ABA mid-year and annual meetings; appointees replace six of the state’s 11 delegates whose terms are expiring; other business. 11 a.m., 855 520 7605, conference code 926-551-2. Contact: Sarah Cohen 415 538 2363.

Telemeeting locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, San Diego, Century City, Fresno, Grass Valley, Roseville, San Carlos.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Air Resources Board hosts workshop on funding clean transportation incentives under the Air Quality Improvement Program, which has $28.64 million allocated for it in 2018-19, and the Low Carbon Transportation Program, which has a proposed $409 million allocation from cap-and-trade revenue. 10 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: Jason Crow 916 323 7525.

Notice here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

“5th Annual Human Rights Rally,” sponsored by The Fathers Rights Movement, participants mark “Fatherless Day” and discuss “many issues regarding parental rights overall or a lack thereof,” also speakers, music, “a political theatrical skit and more.” 11 a.m., North Steps. Contact: info@tfrm.us.

MISCELLANEOUS

SAN FRANCISCO — Board of Equalization Vice Chair Fiona Ma attends UpdateSF summit sponsored by San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, joins panel discussing US retail medical and recreational cannabis market that had a “revenue of $5.8 billion – $6.6 billion” in 2017 and topped total revenue for sales of “Oreos and organic produce combined.” 7 a.m., Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St. Contact: Avneesh Nigam, anigam@sfchamber.com.


SAN QUENTIN — CA Prison Industry Authority, CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation and The Last Mile host opening and “demo day” of San Quentin Prison’s new 20,000-square-foot Technology Training Center, offenders also “meet with business leaders and demonstrate their projects and skills learned in Code.7370, a computer coding program,” includes a “surprise dedication” to a “San Francisco community leader.” 10 a.m., San Quentin State Prison. Contact: Michele Kane 916 492 0731.

Listed speakers include: Charles Pattillo, CA Prison Industry Authority; MC Hammer, recording artist; Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti, The Last Mile.


SANTA ANA — Sen. Janet Nguyen attends grand opening of Santa Ana Unified School District’s Wellness Center. 3:30 p.m., Lathrop Intermediate School, 1111 S. Broadway. Contact: Mark Reeder, Mark.Reeder@sen.ca.gov.

On Saturday, Nguyen attends dedication ceremony for “five new homes completed by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County,” 10 a.m., 4010 W. McFadden Ave.


SATURDAY, LINCOLN — Asm. Kevin Kiley hosts community coffee, discusses “state and community issues.” 9 a.m., Sun City Lincoln Hills Sports Pavilion, 1050 Del Webb Blvd. Contact: William Kolkey, william.kolkey@asm.ca.gov.


SATURDAY, RICHMOND — US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier participates in Juneteenth Parade, celebrates “this important milestone in our nation’s history.” 10 a.m., John F. Kennedy High School, 4300 Cutting Blvd. Contact: info@markdesaulnier.com

DeSaulnier arrives at 9 a.m.


SATURDAY, FULLERTON —  California ProLife PAC hosts reception, participants discuss “important political developments and opportunities to help impact California in a meaningful way;” free, “but please be prepared to generously support the California ProLife PAC and its important mission this year.” 4 p.m., Address given upon RSVP. Contact: info@californiaprolife.org.

Listed to attend: Sen. Joel Anderson; Brian Johnston, California ProLife Council.

Register here.