Tuesday

June 25, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Sylvia Manzano, Latino Decisions, and Clarissa Martinez de Castro, UnidosUS, TELECONFERENCE, release new poll of registered Latino voters taken in “critical states including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas” that “takes the temperature on Latino sentiment toward the parties and takes a closer look at what lies behind Latino issue priorities, including health, education, the economy and immigration,” also “paints a picture of what Latino voters want to see in a presidential candidate.” 8 a.m. PST, 866 518 6930, Conference ID: LATINO, Title: Latino Vote Poll. Contact: Gabriela Gomez 202 776 1732.

Web access here.


Keith Kaplan, Fur Information Council of America and Edwin Lombard, California Black Chamber of Commerce, denounce AB 44, would ban “manufacturing and sale of natural fur products in California,” call for amendments that would “create an industry standard for animal welfare championed by California and open the exemptions beyond religious so as to not discriminate against cultural heritage,” cite “Furmark,” an “independently monitored certification program,” as an acceptable model “that would assure the highest standards of animal welfare and traceability in the world.” 8:30 a.m., 1127 11th St., Ste. 523. Contact: Nate Haderlie 208 890 1916.

Also TELECONFERENCE, call-in 916 620 9710.

Bill up in Senate Natural Resources and Water (see Legislature).

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.

  • Public Safety (Nancy Skinner, Chair), 8:30 a.m., Rm. 3191.
  • Select Committee on Growing Impact of Artificial Intelligence in California (Tom Umberg, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 2040. Subject — An Overview of Artificial Intelligence Policy Issues.
    • Listed to testify: Chair Pedro Nava, Little Hoover Commission; Prof. Sameer Singh, UC Irvine; Charina Chou, Google; Joshua Kroll, UC Berkeley.
  • Governmental Organization (Bill Dodd, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 4203.
  • Natural Resources and Water (Henry Stern, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 112.
  • Judiciary (Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 112.
  • Transportation (Jim Beall, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4203.
  • Veterans Affairs (Bob Archuleta, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 2040.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Aging and Long-Term Care (Adrin Nazarian, Chair), 3 p.m., Rm. 127.
  • Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media (Kansen Chu, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 444.
  • Business and Professions (Evan Low, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Health (Jim Wood, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Higher Education (Jose Medina, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 437.
  • Judiciary (Mark Stone, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 437.
  • Privacy and Consumer Protection (Ed Chau, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 126.
  • Public Safety (Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 126.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (6.24.19)

  • 2 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session (6.24.19)

  • 4 a.m.

    Assembly Banking and Finance Committee (6.24.19)

  • 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.

    Assembly Public Safety Committee LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Senate Transportation Committee LIVE

  • 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.

    Assembly Public Safety Committee (6.25.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Gov. Gavin Newsom and others “reaffirm California’s commitment to upholding sensible gun laws,” discuss “implementation of ammunition background checks,” say National Rifle Assn. has “backed attempts to block Proposition 63 (ammunition purchases, 2016) from going into full effect.” 9:30 a.m., Governor’s Office. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Also listed: AG Xavier Becerra, California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Executive Dir. Robyn Thomas.

THE DAILY BREAD

Anthony Rendon for Assembly 2020 (63rd AD), breakfast reception, Suggested Contributions $4700, $2500, $1500, 8:30 a.m., Cafe a Cote, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Susan Eggman for Senate (5th SD), reception, Host $4700, Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., TableVine, 1501 14th St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


(Reginald) Jones-Sawyer for Assembly 2020 (59th AD), reception, Sponsor $4700, Friend $2500, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


Cottie Petrie-Norris for Assembly 2020 (74th AD), reception with Speaker Anthony Rendon, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., Tenten Room, 1010 10th St. Contact: 916 551 1430.


(Jim) Patterson for Assembly 2020 (23rd AD), reception, Sponsor $4700, Ticket $2000, 5:30 p.m., Frank Fat’s, 806 L St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


(Scott) Wilk for Senate 2020 (21st SD), reception, Sponsor $4700, Ticket $2000, 5:30 p.m., Zocalo, 1801 Capitol Mall. Contact: 916 498 9223.

Complimentary valet provided.


TUSTIN — Peggy Huang for Congress (45th CD), reception, Suggested donations $5600, $2800, $1000, $500, $250, 5:30 p.m., Zov’s Bakery, 17440 17th St. Contact: 949 313 1082.


Connie Leyva for Senate 2022 (20th SD), “supper club dinner,” Pair of tickets $2500, Ticket $1500, 6 p.m. cocktails, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Aioli Bodega Espanola, 1800 L St. Contact: 916 551 1470.


TUSTIN — Ray (Genawey) for Congress (CD 45), kickoff reception, Chair $2800, Gold $1000, Silver $500, Bronze $250, Ticket $100, College Republican $25, 6 p.m., Taps Barrel Room, 15501 Red Hill Ave. Contact: info@rayforcogress.com.

KEEPING UP

Berman

Caltrans Dir. Laurie Berman departs Friday from the organization where she’s worked for the last 36 years. Berman, whom former Gov. Jerry Brown appointed as director in February 2018, started her career as a bridge inspector outside Bakersfield before moving on to Salinas. From there, she continued her structures construction career working at sites throughout the state. She joined the State Route 125 South toll road project in San Diego, first as a mid-level manager, and then worked her way up to project manager. She spent some time in Sacramento and ultimately got the post as Caltrans director for the San Diego region. Before Brown made her the Caltrans director, her predecessor, Malcolm Dougherty, asked her to come up to Sacramento to work as the acting chief deputy director. A few months later, Dougherty left for the private sector and Berman became director. “It’s been super fun,” she said. Upon retirement, Berman said she’s hoping to do “a whole lot of nothing.” “I’m looking forward to getting my life back,” she said. “The work-life balance has become more challenging. It’s been a busy 16 months.” Berman hopes to get back into her hobbies, including cooking. “I’m looking forward to going to the farmer’s market, buying vegetables and preparing whole meals,” she said. Plus, she’ll do some traveling with her husband. Berman said what she’s learned in her three-decades-plus Caltrans career is that Caltrans employees “will do whatever is asked of them.” If there’s a fire, “they’re there,” she said. “An earthquake, they’re there. Weekends in the office, finishing a design — people are there. Even after 36 years, it’s amazing and gratifying to me that there’s 25,000 people here and most of them are there when you need them.” Contact: Matt Rocco 916 654 5467.


National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) has announced electing Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara as president for the 2019-2020 term. Lara and other officers were elected Sunday at the group’s 36th annual conference in Miami. Other board officers are Vice Pres. Liz Archuleta, Coconino County (Ariz.) Supervisor; Treasurer Lubby Navarro, Miami-Dade County School Board member; and Secty. Tadeo de la Hoya, Gadsden (Ariz.) Elementary School District Board member. Lara succeeds outgoing Pres. Pauline Medrano, Dallas County Treasurer. Also re-elected to the board of directors was Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Contact: Amanda Bosquez 202 546 2536.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

SAN ANDREAS — California Arts Council, considers approving $2.3 million in grants to Artists in Schools programs that integrate community arts partners into arts education programs in schools, including $18,000 for Alameda County’s Living Jazz program that offers music retreats such as “Jazz Camp West” and “Jam Camp West;” other business. 9 a.m., Calaveras Performing Arts Center, 350 High School St. Contact: 916 322 6555.

Agenda here.


Board of Equalization, first of two days, receives formal notice from Executive Director Brenda Fleming that she has granted extra time for assessors in wildfire-ravaged counties to submit their annual tax assessment rolls, due July 1, giving the maximum allowable 40-day extensions to Sonoma and Lake counties, and 30-day extensions to Amador, Colusa, Lassen, Nevada, Sierra and Yuba counties; other business. 10 a.m., 450 N St., Rm. 121. Contact: 916 322 2270.

Agenda here.


CA Transportation Commission, first of three days, on first day commissioners gather for dinner after attending retirement reception for Chair Jim Earp, former vice chair of the commission (see Miscellaneous). 7 p.m., Mulvaney’s B&L, 1215 19th St. Contact: Douglas Remedios 916 654 4245.

Commission meets Wednesday and Thursday, considers approving Peninsula Joint Powers Board’s request for $27 million for purchase of 37 electric trains for the Caltrain Corridor rail line in addition to $164.5 million previously approved for payment over the next five years, new trains will replace current diesel-powered trains; board says without the additional funds it cannot pay the procurement contractor and “the project will either incur substantial financing costs or the project will need to be put on hold, jeopardizing the option pricing;” other business. 1 p.m., Lincoln Plaza Auditorium, 400 P St.

Also commissioner’s retreat at 9 a.m. Wednesday, 1120 N St.; commission dinner at 7 p.m., Biba, 2801 Capitol Ave.; and meeting reconvenes at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Agendas here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

National Opioid Leadership Summit sponsored by Public Health Institute, physicians, law enforcement officials and others discuss “real solutions to the opioid crisis that bridge the criminal justice, health care and public health sectors,” topics include economic costs of the crisis, and “new ideas to address stigma, race and trauma.” $250. 7:30 a.m., Sheraton Grand, 1230 J St. Contact: 916 779 0286.

Listed speakers include: US Surgeon General Jerome Adams; Dir. Karen Smith, CA Dept. of Public Health.

Details here.


LOS ANGELES — Secty. of State Alex Padilla shares his experience working with the scientific community on public policy at National Science Activation Symposium, day-long event with speakers and discussion panels focused on “bilateral exchange between scientists and policymakers to explore complex problems and create solutions encompassing societal objectives and physical requirements”, hosted by the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society and the American Geophysical Union. 10 a.m., California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St. $50 – $125. Contact: John Bwarie (818) 570-3408 john@stratiscope.com.

Speakers and panelists include: Lucy Jones, Dr. Lucy Jones Center; Rob Elmore, ABC7; Sara McBride, U.S. Geological Survey; Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times; Jacob Margolis, Southern California Public Radio.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Members of Students for Life of America rally with signs, banners and speeches against SB 24, say it “would mandate all state universities to provide the abortion drug, RU-486, through campus health centers” and “turn our universities into abortion vendors,” bill is up in Assembly Higher Education Committee, where members of the group will reiterate opposition. 10:30 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Anna Bakh, abakh@studentsforlife.org.


Asms. Ash Kalra, Miguel Santiago and Jim Wood; Sen. Connie Leyva, members of SEIU and others denounce “soaring health care prices that are crushing families’ budgets and putting care out of reach for patients,” urge support for bills including SB 343, would update “current transparency and disclosure requirements for the health care industry to include Kaiser Permanente,” and SB 227, would impose financial penalties on hospitals that “repeatedly break the staffing law and threaten patients’ lives and put nurses at risk of costly injury and burnout;” also display “giant map of California upon which workers and community members will post what they pay for health care premiums, deductibles, co-pays and medicine.” 10:30 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Mike Roth 916 444 7170.

Also listed: Gayle Batiste, SEIU Local 121; Anthony Wright, Health Access California.

Event precedes Assembly Health Committee hearing, 1:30 p.m. (See Legislature.)

MISCELLANEOUS

Asm. Lorena Gonzalez and Sen. Lena Gonzalez are featured guests at Politics and Pozole, hosted by Latinas Lead CA, a “political action committee that solely focuses on supporting Latinas running for office.” $100. 7:30 a.m., Brasserie Capitale, 1201 K St. Contact: Araceli Sandoval-Gonzalez 310 365 8273.


California Catholic Conference hosts Catholic Scripture Study and Prayer, sponsored by Asm. Eloise Gomez Reyes and others. 8 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: 916 313 4000.


Forum, Ernest Moniz, former Energy Secty. in Obama administration, discusses “his perspectives on California’s energy goals” and findings from “new deep carbonization study.” 4 p.m., Sutter Club, 1220 9th St. Contact: californiawomeninenergy@gmail.com.

Reception follows; business attire required.

Sponsored by: Energy Futures Initiative; California Chamber of Commerce; California Assn. of Realtors; California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition; SoCalGas; The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas; Utility Workers Union of America; Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions.


WTS, formerly known as the Women’s Transportation Symposium, holds reception “celebrating the career of Jim Earp,” the recently retired executive consultant for the California Alliance for Jobs who, until Jan. 31, had served as vice chair of the California Transportation Commission. $45. 5:30 p.m., Mulvaney’s B&L, 1209 19th St. Contact: Rebecca Shafer, r.shafer@fehrandpeers.com.


DAVIS — California Legislature Outdoor Sporting Caucus annual Trap and Skeet Shoot for colleagues and staff, BBQ dinner, hosted by co-chairs Sens. Bill Dodd and Brian Jones, and Asms. Adam Gray and Marie Waldron. 6 p.m., Yolo Sportsmens Club, 24189 Aviation Ave. Contact: heather.hopkins@sen.ca.gov.

Attendance may be reportable.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): California Advisors, Soothe Inc., 6/21/19… Environmental and Energy Consulting, Seventh Generation Inc., 6/21/19… Robert W. Naylor Advocacy, Foothill Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency for Nossaman LLP, 6/21/19… Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates, Accenture LLP, 6/21/19.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Norwood & Associates, California Catholic Conference, 6/21/19… Stone Advocacy, California Catholic Conference, 6/21/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Manny Heer, California Life Sciences Assn., 6/21/19.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Bradley Jacob, Ryan Labs Asset Management Inc., 6/21/19… John Linder, Ryan Labs Asset Management Inc., 6/21/19… Bryan Medina, Environmental and Energy Consulting, 6/21/19.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Roy Freeman, Nomura Asset Management USA Inc., 6/21/19.

POLITICAL NOTES

Brian Maryott’s campaign for CD 49 reports an endorsement from Sen. Pat Bates. Release hereMaryott, a Republican, is Mayor of San Juan Capistrano and is a certified financial planner. Contact: Richard Hernandez, press@maryottforcongress.com.


Josh Becker’s campaign for SD 13 reports an endorsement from Gov. Gavin Newsom. Release here. Becker, a Democrat, is co-founder of New Cycle Capital. Contact: Joaquin Ross 916 595 0123.


John Laird’s campaign for SD 17 reports endorsements from five San Luis Obispo County mayors: John Headding (Morro Bay), Jeff Lee (Grover Beach), Steve Martin (Paso Robles), Caren Ray Russom (Arroyo Grande) and Heidi Harmon (San Luis Obispo). 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.


Kris Goodfellow’s campaign for SD 23 reports an endorsement from SEIU California. Release here. Goodfellow, a Democrat, co-owns Voyager Search, a search software company. She seeks to succeed Sen. Mike Morrell, who terms out in 2020. Contact: Matt Liebman, matt@mslstrategies.com.


Katrina Foley’s campaign for SD 37 reports an endorsement from SMART Sheet Metal Workers Local 105. Release hereFoley, a Democrat, is an attorney and mayor of Costa Mesa. Contact: info@jacobsonzilber.com.



Kathy Miller’s campaign for AD 13 reports endorsements from Tracy City Council members Dan Tavares Arriola and Rhodesia Ransom, and former Tracy Mayor Michael Maciel. Release hereMiller, a Democrat, is a San Joaquin County Supervisor and was executive director of Stockton Downtown Alliance. Contact: Lisa Gasperoni 916 803 0433.

Classifieds

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PREVIEW

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond conducts “media check-in,” topics include: statewide literacy campaign, budget, update on initiatives to close “the achievement gap” and “safe zone training” as part of CDE’s “Pride Month.” 10 a.m., Dept. of Education Media Room, 1430 N St., First floor. Contact: Kindra Britt 916 319 0818.

Prior to event Thurmond opens panel discussion on “best practices for authorizing and renewals of charter schools.” 9 a.m., Rm. 1101, 1430 N St.

RSVP for panel discussion here; attend via webinar here, event number 665 828 400, password 168505.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.

  • Education (Connie Leyva, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4203.
  • Governance and Finance (Mike McGuire, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 112
  • Labor, Public Employment and Retirement (Jerry Hill, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 2040.
  • Health (Richard Pan, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4203.
  • Insurance (Susan Rubio, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 112
  • Banking and Financial Institutions (Steven Bradford, Chair), Upon adjournment of Insurance Committee, Rm. 112.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Appropriations (Lorena Gonzalez, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Governmental Organization (Adam Gray, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Insurance (Tom Daly, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 437.
  • Joint Legislative Audit (Rudy Salas, Chair), 10 a.m., Rm. 126.
  • Labor and Employment (Ash Kalra, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 447
  • Public Employment and Retirement (Freddie Rodriguez, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 444.
  • Select Committee on Ending the School to Prison Pipeline (Reggie Jones Sawyer, Chair), 10 a.m., Rm. 127. Subject — The Role of Teacher Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention.
    • Listed to testify: Author and lecturer Joe Marshall; Pres. Jeff Freitas, CA Federation of Teachers; Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, CSU Chancellor’s Office; Mellonie Richardson, Los Rios Community College District; Debra Watkins, Dignity In Schools Campaign;  Anthony Arinwine, United Educators of San Francisco.
  • Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector (Monique Limon, Chair), 10 a.m., Rm. 447. Subject — Nonprofits and State Government: A Mutual Partnership.
    • Listed to testify: Jan Masaoka, CEO, The California Association of Nonprofits; Elizabeth Gonzalez, State Controller’s Officer Audits Division; Anne Neville-Bonilla, Director, California Research Bureau; Karen Smith, MD, MPH State Public Health Officer and Director, Department of Public Health; Gulshan Yusufzai, Executive Director, Muslim American Society- Social Services Foundation; Joshua Zebley, Manager, California Transition Assistance Program; Chuck Helget, Executive Director, California Association of Veteran Service Agencies.
  • Utilities and Energy (Chris Holden, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 437.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Transportation Committee (6.25.19)

  • 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.

    Senate Education Committee LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Assembly Labor & Employment Committee LIVE

  • 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.

    Senate Education Committee (6.26.19)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

Dr. Shirley Weber for Assembly 2020 (79th AD), breakfast, Sponsorships $4700, $2500, $1300, 8 a.m., Ambrosia, 1030 K St. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Ken Cooley for Assembly 2020 (8th AD), breakfast reception, Sponsorships $4700, $2500, $1500, 8 a.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Bill Monning 2016 Officeholder Account (17th SD) or Healthy California-Senator Bill Monning BMC, breakfast reception, Sponsor $3000 (3 tickets), Host $2000 (2 tickets), Ticket $1200, 8 a.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: connie@sandersemerson.com.


Jeff Stone for State Senate 2022, luncheon, Sponsor $4700, Individual $2000, Noon, Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


(Sydney) Kamlager for Assembly 2020, lunch, Contributions $4700, $2500, $1300, Noon, Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Build California-Senator Jim Beall Ballot Measure Committee, or Jim Beall for BOE 2022, or Jim Beall for Senate 2016 Officeholder Account (15th SD), lunch, Sponsor $3000 (3 tickets), Host $2500 (2 tickets), Ticket $1500, Noon, Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: connie@sandersemerson.com.


Ash Kalra for Assembly 2020 (27th AD), ice cream social, Banana Split $4700, Two Scoops $2500, One Scoop $1300, 4:30 p.m., Chicory 1131 11th St. Contact: connie@sandersemerson.com.


Chris Ward for Assembly 2020 (78th AD), reception, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 619 239 1721.


(Tim) Grayson for Assembly 2020 (14th AD), reception, suggested contributions $4700, $2500, $1300, 5 p.m., Brasserie Capitale, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Christy Smith for Assembly 2020 (38th AD), reception, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., Ella, 1131 K. St. Contact: 916 551 1430.


Jordan Cunningham for Assembly 2020 (35th AD), reception, Sponsor $4700, Ticket $2000, 5:30 p.m., de Vere’s Irish Pub, 1521 L St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Rudy Salas for Assembly 2020 (32nd AD), reception, Sponsorships $4700, $2500, $1500, 5:30 p.m., Oishii Sushi, 1000 K St., Ste. 200. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Tyler Diep for Assembly 2020 (72nd AD) or Tyler Diep for Assembly 2018, reception, Sponsor $4700 (2020) or $4400 (2018), Ticket $2000, 5:30 p.m., Mikuni, 1530 J St. Contact: 916 498 9223.

Complimentary valet parking provided.


IRVINE — (Don) Sedgwick for Congress (45th CD), reception, Maximum $5600, “donations in any amount appreciated,” 5:30 p.m., Home of Pat Lau, on Nest Pine. Contact: 714 335 7500.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Covered California Board, discusses potential state-based subsidy structures, changes to eligibility and enrollment regulations for small businesses, identity verification regulations and the 2019-2020 budget; other business. 9 a.m., Covered California Tahoe Auditorium, 1601 Exposition Blvd. Contact: 916 206 7777.

Agenda here.


ScholarShare Investment Board, oversees California’s 529 College Savings Plan, hears presentation from Eric White, Meketa Investment Group, and Glenn Friedman, TIAA Tuition Financing, on first quarter 2019 performance for the fund’s $8.98 billion portfolio allocated into “underlying funds” of which seven were in “positive” territory, 11 were considered “acceptable” and one was given “caution” status; other business. 1 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Room 587. Contact: Julio Martinez 916 651 6380.

Agenda here.


State Allocation Board, considers staff recommendation to deny an appeal from Farmersville Unified School District in Tulare which seeks to retain $248,323 it did not spend from $3.3 million in state grants for adding eight classrooms at Freedom Elementary School it received in 2011; the district cites a section of education code that allows grant recipients to retain unspent funds and apply them toward other “high priority capital outlay purposes;” staff argues that the retained funds were derived from a grant out of a “financial hardship” program which is governed by a different section of education code that requires unspent funds to be returned to the state or applied to another financial hardship project within the next three years, noting that since the program’s inception $165.8 million has been returned to the state in observance of that particular section of code; other business. 4 p.m., Rm. 444. Contact: Lisa Silverman 916 376 1771.

Agenda and staff reports here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN FRANCISCO — Columnist George Will “in conversation” with Lenny Mendonca, Governor’s chief economic and business advisor, discusses “natural rights of man and the history of American democracy.” $35. 6:30 p.m., 609 Sutter St. Contact: Riki Rafner 415 597 6712.

Sponsored by Commonwealth Club. Details, tickets here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

UC Center Sacramento sponsors briefing on “immigration enforcement and absenteeism in a California school district,” UC Santa Barbara Ph.D. candidate J. Jacob Kirksey discusses “potential spillover effects” at “a time when California and 36 other states have adopted chronic absenteeism as one indicator of school quality under the Every Student Succeeds Act;” lunch served. Noon, 1130 K St. Rm. LL3. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Details here.


Campaign for College Opportunity sponsors briefing on “establishing a central coordinating body in higher education” to “drive student success, meet workforce needs and close equity gaps.” 1 p.m., Rm. 444. Contact: Karen Teel, karen.teel@asm.ca.gov.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Opponents of AB 4, would expand eligibility for Medi-Cal benefits to undocumented adults ages 19 and over, gather to “voice their objections.” 10:30 a.m., East Lawn. Contact: CHP 916 445 3876.


Representatives with California Guild, advocacy group promoting “local food security and sovereignty,” hold picnic and “sing-a-long” to denounce SB 276 (vaccine medical exemptions). 12:30 p.m., Capitol Park at L St. between 13th and 14th Sts. Contact: 916 905 2121.

MISCELLANEOUS

Legislators’ Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission, participants discuss “John 7 – Divided Over Jesus.” 8 a.m, Rm. 3171. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.

Followed by similar event for Capitol staff and lobbyists at Noon, Basement Cafeteria.



California Farm Bureau celebrates its 100th anniversary, farmers, students participating in 4-H clubs and others display their produce and animals, including sheep, calves and a miniature cow; also serve ice cream with “local toppings” and quesadillas “made with local cheese.” 11 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Dave Kranz 916 561 5550.

Speakers include: CFBF Pres. Jamie Johansson.


Dave Cortese for Senate 2020 (15th SD), evening meet and greet, special guest former Asm. Dominic Cortese, 5:30 p.m., Brasserie Capitale, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 444 1186.


SAN DIEGO — San Diego County Democratic Party sponsors watch party for viewing debate between Democratic candidates for president. 5:30 p.m., Woodstock’s Pizza, 1221 Garnet Ave. Contact: Ryan Trabuco 619 453 5599.

Similar event Thursday, 5 p.m., Art on Third, 269 Third St., Chula Vista.


California Groundbreakers hosts “Groundbreakers Q&A” with Sen. Scott Wiener, “a.k.a. Wei Shangao,” his Chinese name “he picked for himself when running for the 11th Senate District” that means “bold, majestic, charitable and tall;” discusses his legislation and answers questions “about how bold, charitable and majestic he is as a politician, legislator and groundbreaker in California;” admission free, please RSVP. 6:30 p.m., Ruhstaller, 726 K St. Contact: info@californiagroundbreakers.org.

Details here.