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June 20, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Caltrans Dir. Laurie Berman and others announce its safety campaign, “Be Work Zone Alert,” includes billboards featuring kids and grandchildren of Caltrans workers who “urge drivers to stay alert for the safety of their families,” also say drivers should move over and/or slow down when they see Caltrans vehicles with flashing lights. 10 a.m., 1699 Silica Ave. Contact: Tamie McGowen 916 657 5060.

Also listed: Brent Newman, California Highway Patrol; Randy Weismann, California Office of Traffic Safety.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.


Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

  • Governmental Organization (Adam Gray, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session, Rm. 437. Subject — Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the State of California and the Hoopa Valley Tribe; Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the State of California and the Susanville Indian Rancheria, California.
    • Listed to testify: Anna Naimark, Office of Gov. Gavin Newsom; Chair Ryan Jackson, Hoopa Valley Tribe; Jack Gribbon, UNITE HERE International Union, AFL-CIO; Chair Deana Bovee, Susanville Indian Rancheria.
  • Health (Jim Wood, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session, Rm. 4202.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.
  • SAN DIEGO — Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Jim Frazier, Chair), 5:30 p.m., SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Subject — Listening Session on Living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
    • Listed to testify: Exec. Dir. Carlos Flores, San Diego Regional Center; Supt. Cindy Marten, San Diego Unified School District; Edward Hershey, Home of Guiding Hands; Dave Carruci, United Cerebral Palsy, San Diego; Art Santos, Arc Imperial Valley; Kim Rucker, SDRC client; Susan Madison, parent and board member of SCDD; Terri Colachis, former Chair, ARCA Board; Mary Ellen Stives, State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee (6.19.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 823: Countdown to 2020 Census

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE

  • 11 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session (LIVE upon Adj.)

  • Noon

    Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee (Live upon Adj. Of Floor Session)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 823: Countdown to 2020 Census

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Floor Session (6.20.19)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

HUNTINGTON BEACH — Kelly Ernby for Assembly (74th AD), “Attorneys for Ernby” reception, Max $4700, Suggested $500, Recommended $250, Ticket $100, 5:30 p.m., Address upon RSVP. Contact: 949 474 0123.


YORBA LINDA — Peggy Huang for Congress (CD 45), meet and greet reception with OC Board of Education candidate Ken Williams. 5:30 p.m., Home of Anne and Ron Lewis, on Gardenia Lane. Contact: 714 745 7513.


OAKLAND — Rebecca Bauer-Kahan for Assembly 2020 (16th AD), Oakland A’s vs. Tampa Bay Rays baseball game, Grand Slam $4700 (four tickets), RBI $2500 (two tickets), Ticket $1500, Suite opens 6:30 p.m., First Pitch 7:07 p.m., Oakland Coliseum. Contact: connie@sandersemerson.com.

“Join us in cheering on Rebecca as she throws out the first pitch.”


ALISO VIEJO — (Scott) Rhinehart for Assembly 2020 (73rd AD), reception, Pride Champion $4700, Pride Activist $1000, Pride Supporter $500, Ticket $100, Veterans $50, Students $30, 7 p.m., Address upon RSVP. Contact: 949 339 7986.


LOS ANGELES — (Freddie) Rodriguez for Assembly 2020 (52nd AD), Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants game, Ticket $2000, 7:10 p.m., Dodgers Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Dr. Contact: 916 594 9695.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Do not require Senate confirmation.

As senior advisor at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services: Mona Pasquil Rogers, 57, Walnut Grove, Democrat, appointments secretary in the Office of the Governor since 2011. Salary: $160,008.

As appointments secretary in the Office of the Governor: Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez, 48, Carmichael, Democrat, a member of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board since 2002. Salary: $200,004.

KEEPING UP

Pres. Roger Salazar of ALZA Strategies reports Hilary McLean has joined the public affairs firm as partner. McLean’s resume includes entries as partner at Capitol Impact, executive vice president of the Linked Learning Alliance and communications director for former Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell. She and Salazar also previously worked together as deputy press secretaries in the Gray Davis administration. Salazar also announced ALZA Strategies has a new logo “that represents ‘En Alza,’ Spanish for ‘On the Rise'” and it moved to a new office, now being “co-located with Lucas Public Affairs” in the Esquire Building, 1215 K St., Suite 1010. Last, but not least, Salazar reports that Jeanette Villalobos has joined the firm as a summer associate. She’s a marketing and communications major at Sacramento State. Contact: Salazar 916 284 1255.


The office of Sen. Brian Jones reports having hired John Mendez as a part-time district representative. Mendez joined the El Cajon district office after Jones’ deputy district director Andrew Hayes started working part-time. Mendez, who started Monday, is president of Mendez Strategy Group, a boutique strategic communications firm. He also previously worked as Jones’ chief of staff in 2016 when Jones was in the Assembly. Contact: Lea Park-Kim 916 651 4038.


California Immigrant Policy Center has announced Orville Thomas started a new job as its director of government affairs Monday. Thomas, who is based in Sacramento, was previously director of government affairs for the California Alliance for Jobs. Former Gov. Jerry Brown appointed him as deputy director of public affairs at the California Dept. of Public Health in 2015, and he was also a former spokesperson for the High-Speed Rail Authority. Thomas succeeds Gina Da Silva, who is now Gov. Gavin Newsom’s senior policy adviser for immigration. Contact: Thomas, othomas@caimmigrant.org.


California Cut Flower Commission has announced CEO Kasey Cronquist will step down after 12 years leading the commission. His last day is July 12. Cronquist will start a new job July 29 as president of the North American Blueberry Council and US Highbush Blueberry Council, where he will “serve all blueberry industry members by providing insight on the USHBC’s robust national and international promotion, health research and education programs.” The commission’s board of directors will appoint an interim leader as it searches for a new CEO. Contact: Andrea Philpot 916 441 1701.


Assn. of Former Senate Staff announce recipients of the 2019 Greg Schmidt Scholarships, awarded in honor of the late secretary of the Senate who died in August 2016. “His door was always open to us. He treated us all like family,” said association board member Larry Sheingold. “The Greg Schmidt Scholarships are an extension of his commitment to Senate staff and their families.” Sheingold said the size and number of scholarships depends on how much money the group raises through dues and a yearly fundraiser. This year, they will award two $2,000 scholarships and three $1,000 scholarships. The $2,000 scholarships will go to Christina Nicole Yoakam, whose father, Douglas Yoakam, is policy consultant for the Senate Republican Caucus; and to Kathleen Marie Knapp, whose mother Gabriel Meind is chief consultant to the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Recipients of the $1,000 scholarships are Raymond Leopold Rodriguez, whose mother Christine Moore was deputy district director for former Sen. Denise Ducheny; Maxine D. Hayes, whose father Greg Hayes worked for several senators, most recently former Pro Tem Kevin De Leon; and Alexis Renee Townsend, whose father Michael Townsend is a field rep for Sen. Connie Leyva. “The scholarships are the most gratifying thing we do and we are thankful for every member and donor who help us make them possible,” Sheingold said. Scholarships will be awarded during a ceremony on the Senate floor, followed by a reception Monday, July 1. Contact: senate_alums@surewest.net.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health, “Lived Experience Engagement Kick-Off Event,” council seeks public input on programs that provide mental health care and divert individuals from criminal justice system by employing individuals who have “lived experience” with the particular disorder in need of treatment; council’s “engagement process” continues through fall this year, culminating with grant awards. 9 a.m., 1500 Capitol Mall. Contact: Cathy Hickinbotham 916 319 9083.

Agenda here.


LONG BEACH — Physical Therapy Board, first of two days, hears report on its budget that finds spending on personnel has increased and spending on investigations has decreased; other business. 9 a.m., Barrett Athletic Conference Center, CSU Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Contact: 916 561 8200.

Agenda and materials here.


CA Sex Offender Management Board, hears presentations on human sex trafficking from Torella Minor, a sex trafficking survivor who founded Mollie’s House in Northern California, a provider of housing and services for victims, and from Sari Smith-Mazariegos, also a survivor, who will discuss her experiences; other business. 9:30 a.m., 2590 Venture Oaks Way. Contact: Lea Chankin, lea.chankin@cdcr.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


PASADENA — Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, conducts hearing on proposed emergency regulations to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke exposure which include requirement that employers provide respirators to employees when Air Quality Index is 151 or higher; regulations are up for adoption at board’s next scheduled meeting in July; other business. 10 a.m., City Hall, Council Chambers, 100 North Garfield Ave. Contact: Frank Polizzi, FPolizzi@dir.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


California Lottery Commission, considers entering into a two-year inter-agency agreement with the Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling for ongoing promotion and maintenance of the free helpline 1-800-GAMBLER, for $278,160, the same amount as previous two-year agreement that expires June 30; other business. 10 a.m., State Lottery Commission Headquarters, 700 North 10th St. Contact: 916 822 8131.

Agenda here.


PLEASANTON — California Horse Racing Board, considers withdrawing its membership from the Assn. of Racing Commissioners International, an advisory board of governmental horse and greyhound race regulators that develops recommendations on policies and rules the board is free to adopt or not; board is considering its withdrawal because “California is moving in a different direction as RCI in the area of medication regulation,” saying “RCI leadership disagrees that racing has a medication problem and has consistently supported the continued use of Lasix in racing;” other business. 10:30 a.m., Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton Satellite Wagering Facility, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. Contact: 916 263 6000.

Agenda and staff reports here.


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, considers amendments to San Francisco Bay Plan that relate to habitat policies; amendments include emphasizing the need for significant amounts of sediment fill to bring the baylands up to an elevation that would support vegetation while accommodating for rise in sea level; other business. 1 p.m., Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St., Yerba Buena Room. Contact: Megan Hall 415 352 3626.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Mia Bird, Public Policy Institute of California, leads briefing on findings from report, “Recidivism of Felony Offenders in California,” which analyzed rates of recidivism “following public safety realignment in 2011.” Noon, Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th St., Second Floor. Contact: Alexia Cortez 916 440 1133.

Free, lunch served; register here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Members of Parents United 4 Kids and other groups gather before testifying against SB 276 prior to its hearing in Assembly Health, say if bill passes, “there will basically be no more medical exemptions written in California,” the “patient-doctor relationship will cease to exist,” “children will be harmed” and “medical privacy will be a thing of the past.” 9 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Stefanie Fetzer 949 291 8927.

Hearing begins upon adjournment of session, Rm. 4202. See Legislature.

MISCELLANEOUS

California State Archives staff lead one-hour, guided tour of its collection to mark LGBTQ Pride Month, features photos and documents from the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus. 10 a.m., California State Archives, 1020 O St., 4th Floor. Contact: Tamara Martin 916 653 7715.

Free, RSVP required.


“Walk to Thrive,” sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, weekly one-mile walk that starts and finishes at the Capitol Mall Farmers Market and led by KP physicians Rick Campbell of vascular surgery and Taja Manuselis of internal medicine. 11:45 a.m., Kaiser Booth, 6th and Capitol Mall. Contact: kpwalktothrive@kp.org.


Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary, Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos and Legal Affairs Secretary Catherine Lhamon, in conversation with Monica Lozano of the College Futures Foundation, “candidly address key issues related to their careers, industries, and personal experiences,” part of She Shares conversation series. Noon, Sheraton Grand Sacramento, Grand Ballroom l, 1230 J St. Contact: Ally Sperbeck 916 492 2707 x216.

“Sold out.”


Ascend, non-profit that helps former prisoners re-enter the workforce, hosts free lunch “for employers and others to learn about the latest on workforce policy laws, and the benefits of hiring individuals who have been justice involved.” Noon, Sierra 2 Center, Curtis Hall, 2791 24th St. Contact: Jennifer@jlmitchellconsulting.com.


SANTA BARBARA — AG Xavier Becerra hosts forum on 2020 Census and “impacts an undercount would have on the Santa Barbara community,” also discusses “plans for outreach and implementation of the Census.” 1:45 p.m., Santa Barbara Foundation, 111 Chapala St., Suite 200. Contact: agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

Media availability follows.


GARDEN GROVE — Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Listening Tour, Sen. Tom Umberg; Asms. David Chiu, Ash Kalra, Al Muratsuchi and Phil Ting seek “ideas and vision for the California we can build together” to “help the Caucus better understand your community needs and develop a plan for our legislative priorities.” 3 p.m., Courtyard Center, 12732 Main St. Contact: Cat Nou, Cat.Nou@asm.ca.gov.

Similar event Friday in Los Angeles with Chiu, Asm. Ed Chau, Kalra, Muratsuchi and Asm. Adrin Nazarian, 2 p.m., Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.

Events in partnership with California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs.


The Sacramento chapter of Young Professionals in Energy hold happy hour to “enjoy a break during this busy season and hear about our upcoming events.” 5:30 p.m., de Vere’s Irish Pub, 1521 L St. Contact: laura.mcwilliams@sen.ca.gov.


Capital Books, The New Press and American Constitution Society host event featuring Pres. Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society, who discusses her new book, “The Democracy Fix,” and how progressives “can learn from the Right by having the determination to focus on judicial elections, state power and voter laws without stooping to their dishonest, rule-breaking tactics.” 6:30 p.m., 1011 K St. Contact: Heidi Rojek 916 492 6657.

Details here.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Balance Public Relations & Strategic Solutions, Google LLC, 6/17/19… Capitol Advocacy, DiscoverOrg Data LLC, 6/18/19… KP Public Affairs, Sterigenics US LLC, 6/18/19… Sacramento Advocates, Altus Schools & All Affiliated Subsidiaries; California YIMBY and Non-Profit Housing Assn. of Northern California for Lighthouse Public Affairs, 6/18/19.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying Firm, client name, filing date): Sacramento Advocates, Fearless Advocacy, 6/18/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Jennifer Barb, Indus Capital Partners LLC, 6/17/19… Sushma Gambhir, Indus Capital Partners LLC, 6/17/19.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Jason Ungar, Moriarty Capital Corp., 6/18/19.

POLITICAL NOTES

US Rep. Harley Rouda’s reelection campaign for CD 48 reports endorsements from the California League of Conservation Voters and Equality California. Release hereRouda, a Democrat, was first elected in 2018. Contact: info@jacobsonzilber.com.


John Laird’s campaign for SD 17 reports an endorsement from the California League of Conservation Voters. Release here. Laird, a Democrat, was Natural Resources Secretary in the Brown administration from 2011 to 2019. He seeks to succeed Sen. Bill Monning, who terms out in 2020. Contact: Leslie Ruble, 831 600 5050


Katrina Foley’s campaign for SD 37 reports an endorsement from Fund Her, a “political action committee exclusively dedicated to achieving gender parity in California legislative and statewide offices.” Release hereFoley, a Democrat, is an attorney and mayor of Costa Mesa. Contact: info@jacobsonzilber.com.


Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced the primary for the special election in AD 1 to fill the vacancy created by now-Sen. Brian Dahle will be held August 27 and the general special election will be held November 5. Release here. Contact: 916 445 4571.


Asm. Buffy Wicks campaign for AD 15 releases re-election video; Wicks says: “In the last six months, I’ve fought for working families in the 15th District and across California — authoring and sponsoring progressive bills encouraging affordable housing, increasing funding for our public schools, tripling state funding for community-based gun violence reduction programs, expanding access to CalFresh benefits, and so much more.” Release hereWicks, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2018. Contact: hello@buffywicks.com.


Asm. Todd Gloria’s campaign for San Diego Mayor reports an endorsement from San Diego City Firefighters, IAFF Local 145. Release hereGloria, a Democrat, has represented AD 78 since 2016, and prior to that was a San Diego City Councilmember and served as interim Mayor from 2013-2014 following the resignation of Bob Filner. Contact: Nick Serrano 619 495 9323.

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PREVIEW

Friday, June 21, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — No Session.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (6.20.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 825: Water in San Joaquin Valley

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Tribal State Gaming Impact (6.20.19)

  • 1 p.m.

    Senate Governance and Finance Committee (6.19.19)

  • 3:30 p.m.

    Assembly Health Committee (6.20.19)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics on Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 825: Water in San Joaquin Valley

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Tribal State Gaming Impact (6.20.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced.

THE DAILY BREAD

SATURDAY, ESCONDIDO — Chris Ward for Assembly 2020 (78th AD), luncheon, Co-Host $1000, Ticket $500, 11 a.m., Rancho Guejito Vineyard, Patio Garden, 17224 San Pasqual Valley Rd. Contact: lani@resp-solutions.com.

Includes wine tasting, live music, and hay ride through citrus and avocado groves.


SATURDAY, HOLLYWOOD — Adrin Nazarian for Assembly 2020 (46th AD), A Day at Universal Studios, $4700 (breakfast, 4 Universal Express passes and Friday lodging); $2500 (breakfast and 2 passes), Daylong, Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza. Contact: 916 400 3721.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

CLAREMONT — Board of Pharmacy, considers increasing all its fees by 40% to offset increased expenditures that are outpacing increased revenues for the self-funded agency which “does not obtain revenue from the State’s general fund;” among the annual fees that would increase are the pharmacy license fee, rising from $520 to $570; the pharmacy technician license fee rising from $140 to $195; and the wholesaler or third-party logistics provider license fee, rising from $780 to $820; other business. 9 a.m., Keck Graduate Institute, School of Pharmacy, 517 Watson Dr. #165. Contact: 916 574 7900.

Agenda here.


Strategic Growth Council, considers staff recommendation to award $402.3 million in cap-and-trade funding from the FY 2017-18 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program to 25 projects that when completed will provide “more than 3,046 units of housing” and also support greenhouse gas emissions reductions, among the recommended projects is $15 million for the “Railyards Activation, Housing and Mobility Downtown” in Sacramento by applicants Railyard Venture LLC and USA Property Fund Inc. which is expected to have 303 housing units; other business. 10 a.m., Cal/EPA, Byron Sher Auditorium, 1001 I St. Contact: 916 327 0155.

Agenda here.


California Citizens Compensation Commission, established by Prop. 112 in 1990 and required to meet by June 30 of each year to consider adjusting compensation for statewide elected officials, members of the Board of Equalization and legislators; last year, the commission increased salaries across the board by 3 percent. 1:30 p.m., City Hall, 915 I St. Contact: 916 322 5193.

 Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

SAN FRANCISCO — 2019 Pacific Summit, sponsored by Bay Area Council and Kaiser Permanente, “top CEOs, leading influencers” and others discuss “their thinking on solutions to our biggest challenges and most pressing issues,” particularly on “trade, artificial intelligence, climate change, transportation and healthcare.” 8:30 a.m., Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St. Contact: Virginia Drake 415 946 8716.

Listed speakers include: Gov. Gavin Newsom; Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis; UC Pres. Janet Napolitano; Chair David Hochschild, California Energy Commission.

Details here.


California Environmental Justice Alliance sponsors briefing on environmental justice principles, advocates “share way to improve EJ implementation at state agencies and tools to better include EJ in agency work;” also discuss recommendations from third annual Environmental Justice Agency Assessment, which recommendations include that Dept. of Pesticide Regulation should “adopt a plan, with annual benchmarks, to help growers reduce their use of the most hazardous pesticides (including organophosphates, fumigants and neonicotinoids).” 11 a.m., East Room, Library Galleria, 828 I St. Lunch provided. Contact: Eddie Moreno, eddie@caleja.org.

Listed speakers: Gladys Limon, CEJA; Shana Lazerow, Communities for a Better Environment; Grecia Elenes, Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability.

Register here.


SUNDAY, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California sponsors Day at the Capitol, Cadettes in 6th, 7th and 8th grades gather to learn “the importance of civic engagement and celebrate women who have led positive change through their involvement in government, public policy and the democratic process;” sponsored by California Women Lead and others. 1:30 p.m., Capitol Events Center, 1020 11th St. Contact: Rachel Smith 916 708 7224.

Listed speakers: Sacramento City Councilmember Angelique Ashby; Cassandra Walker-Pye, 3.14 Communications; Kelly McKechnie Hitt, CompTIA; Lauren Kimzey, PayPal; Lisa Rodriguez, The Gualco Group; Board of Equalization Chair Malia Cohen; Margo Parks, Western States Petroleum Assn.

Event continues Monday with group photo on West Steps at 8:30 a.m., a panel discussion at 10:45 a.m. and tours of the Capitol beginning at 1 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

Torch Run Ceremony, kicks off the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games scheduled for Friday through Sunday at UC Davis, includes arrival of the “Flame of Hope” carried by law enforcement officers who then carry the torch to Davis; also honors Natalie Corona of the Davis Police Dept., who was shot and killed Jan. 10. 10 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Tyler Krochmal, tylerk@sonc.org.

Summer Games Opening Ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in Davis.


RANCHO MIRAGE — Asm. Eduardo Garcia honors Holocaust survivor Jerry Gerhard Moses of Cathedral City, who was born in Breslau, Germany in 1934 and found asylum with his family in Shanghai, China “one week before being sent to Auschwitz,” says: “Amid the last generation of Holocaust survivors, we must do everything possible to preserve these stories so that the world never forgets this harrowing chapter of history.” 11 a.m., Tolerance Education Center, 35147 Landy Ln. Contact: Aurora Saldivar 760 408 6259.


“Fridays for Future” sit-in, participants call attention to movement that 15-year-old Greta Thunberg started in Sweden in 2018 by sitting “in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.” Noon, International World Peace Rose Garden. Contact: Isabel Smith, isabelsofia832@gmail.com.


Yoga at the Capitol, sponsored by Art of Living Foundation and Consul General of India, marks International Day of Yoga, includes yoga sessions with Sri Sri Yoga instructor Neha Patel and meditation. 6 p.m., Capitol Park between 12th and 13th Sts. Contact: 855 202 4400.


DAVIS — Asm. Jim Frazier gives welcoming remarks during opening ceremonies for the 2019 Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games, Special Olympics athletes compete in bocce, swimming, tennis and track & field. 7 p.m., UC Davis ARC Pavilion. Contact: Andrew Bird 916 319 2011.

On Saturday, Frazier and his staff volunteer during the tennis competition and will “retrieve balls, keep score and assist athletes,” 9 a.m., UC Davis.


SATURDAY, Third annual Black Women’s March, hosted by Black Women United, participants proceed down Capitol Mall to West Steps for “vendors, a live band and speakers.” 9 a.m., Crocker Park, 211 O St. Contact: media@bwusac.com.


SATURDAY, PORTOLA VALLEY — Asm. Marc Berman hosts wildfire town hall, representatives with CAL FIRE, CA Office of Emergency Services, PG&E and others discuss topics including: how to better protect homes from wildfires, local and state wildfire response efforts and what the utilities are doing to prevent wildfires. 9 a.m., Portola Valley Community Hall, 765 Portola Rd. Contact: Kaitlin Curry 916 319 2024.


SATURDAY, DIAMOND BAR — Sen. Ling Ling Chang hosts “community coffee,” discusses legislation, etc. 10 a.m., Diamond Bar Financial Center, 20657 Golden Springs Dr. #209. Contact: stephanie.hu@sen.ca.gov.