Thursday

March 21, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Asm. Lorena Gonzalez and others urge support for AB 66, would “repeal the state sales tax on children’s diapers.” 10:30 a.m., Rm. 2114. Contact: Jamie LaMotte 818 207 8140.

Also listed: Actress Julie Bowen, who serves on board of nonprofit Baby2Baby, which “provides children living in poverty with diapers and other basic essentials.”


LOS ANGELES — Pres. Jamie Court and Exec. Dir. Carmen Balber, Consumer Watchdog; Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino, Food and Water Watch, and others announce petition “by 60 public interest groups” urging Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara “to write first-in-the-nation rules requiring insurance companies to disclose the fossil fuel projects they insure,” discuss “how climate change-exacerbated catastrophes are costing insurance companies, communities and consumers billions.” 11 a.m., 6330 San Vicente Blvd. Ste. 250. Contact: Balber 310 526 0746.

Also TELECONFERENCE, 1 800 920 7484, Code: 65248697#.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.

  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education (Richard Roth, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 3191.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection Energy and Transportation (Bob Wieckowski, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 112.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services (Richard Pan, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 4203.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government (Maria Elena Durazo, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 2040.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary (Nancy Skinner, Chair), 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 113.
  • Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (Mike McGuire, Chair), 1:30 p.m. or upon adjournment of Budget Subcommittee No. 1, Rm. 3191. Subject — 46th Annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum.
    • Listed to testify: Secty. Wade Crowfoot, California Natural Resources Agency; Dir. Charlton Bonham, California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Exec. Dir. Noah Oppenheim, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations; Pres. John McManus, Golden Gate Salmon Association; Jim Anderson and Chair Mike Ricketts, California Salmon Stamp Committee; Pres. Lori French, Central Coast Women for Fisheries; Dick Ogg, Commercial Fisherman, Bodega Bay, California; Kelly Sayce, California Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group; Sonke Mastrup, California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Miranda Ries, Pacific Seafood; Exec. Dir. Rob Ross,, California Fisheries and Seafood Institute and Government Relations Advisor, California Aquaculture Association; Tom Trumper, California Sea Urchin Commission. Rachelle Fisher, California Dungeness Crab Task Force; Chair Darren Mierau, California Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout; Exec. Dir. Liz Whiteman, Ocean Science Trust.

Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

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

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Labor and Employment Committee (3.20.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report CA Election Results: A Political Tsunami?

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Floor (LIVE upon Adj.)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report CA Election Results: A Political Tsunami?

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (3.21.19)

  • 11 p.m.

    Assembly Floor (3.21.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:15 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

COSTA MESA — (John) Moorlach for Senate 2020 (37th SD), reception, Team Leader $4700, Host $2500, OC 500 $500, Couple $300, Ticket $200, 6 p.m., Home of Hon. Jim and Lene Righeimer, on Capri Lane. Contact: 818 389 0385.

KEEPING UP

The office of Sen. Pat Bates has announced that the National Federation of Independent Business presented Bates with its “Guardian of Small Business” award for her “unwavering commitment to small business and entrepreneurial success in California.” Contact: Ronald Ongtoaboc 916 651 4036.


The office of Asm. Jacqui Irwin reports that the California Community Colleges Board of Governors awarded Irwin its “Vision for Success Policy Leadership Award” for “her work on reforming remedial education and removing a significant obstacle to student success” by “helping to pass AB 705 in 2017.” Contact: Andrew Munson 805 482 1904.


CSU Board of Trustees has announced appointed interim CSU Fullerton President Framroze “Fram” Virjee as the campus’s permanent president. Virjee, who had been interim president since January of 2018, succeeded Mildred García, who left in November 2017 to become president of the American Assn. of State Colleges and Universities. Before being named Garcia’s replacement, Virjee was executive vice chancellor, general counsel and secretary to the CSU Board of Trustees from January 2014 through December 2017. Before that he was a partner in private practice for almost 30 years at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. His salary as president is $367,124 plus benefits. Contact: Mike Uhlenkamp, muhlenkamp@calstate.edu.

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CSU Board of Trustees also reports having named Ellen Neufeldt as president of CSU San Marcos. Neufeldt currently serves as vice president of student engagement and enrollment services for Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she has been since 2011. She has also previously served as vice president of student affairs at Salisbury University in Maryland, and as assistant vice chancellor for student development and dean of student life at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Neufeldt starts her new role in July with a salary of $336,719. She succeeds Karen Haynes, who after 16 years as president plans to retire in June.


Ted Link-Oberstar

“It’s a little noisy,” says Ted Link-Oberstar, watching from his second-floor window as big yellow excavators dig through the construction site that used to be the Legislative Office Building parking lot. “But it’s a really good view, and it’s cool to watch the process.” Link-Oberstar, a policy consultant for the Senate Office of Research, is no stranger to big projects – nor to government. He’s the son of an influential congressman – the late Jim Oberstar — and he spent the first 13 years of his state service at the Department of Transportation. The Washington DC native had, however, planned a different kind of service career. With his master’s degree in theology, he spent a year doing volunteer work in Arizona before coming to Sacramento for a campus ministry job at the Newman Catholic Center at Sacramento State. But, after consulting the diocese’s salary schedule, he decided that his young family (a wife and two daughters) would be better off if he pursued work with a more promising financial future. “So I started looking around, and because of my dad, I was obviously involved in transportation,” he says, referring to the fact his father chaired the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He’s written countless analyses and reports about infrastructure. “Now I’m beefing up my expertise on housing,” a front-burner issue and one that’s likely to keep him busy for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, as the legislative session unfolds, the so-called Swing Space building – where Capitol staffers will reside during construction of a new Annex – will inexorably rise outside his window. Link-Oberstar figures he’s got a couple years of good viewing. “It’s going to be interesting to watch how they put it together for a year or two, but at some point there’s going to be a building right there, and basically a wall will be all I’ll see.” Contact: Will Shuck, will@capitolmr.com


A large pedestal dating back to the 1860s that was on top of the original State Capitol dome is one of the many artifacts on display highlighting the building’s rich history. “Building a Legacy – One Hundred and Fifty Years of the California State Capitol,” opened yesterday and spans three rooms on the first floor on the west side of the Capitol. The exhibit features photographs, informational posters explaining the construction and restoration of the Capitol building and enclosed cases with trinkets and memorabilia including a tea cup and saucer with artwork of the Capitol on it. Many pieces of the original structure, like door hinges, decorative light fixtures and curtain tiebacks are also on display. Phil Sexton, a state park interpreter for the Dept. of Parks and Recreation, shared stories with visitors yesterday about preserving the building’s ornate decor and explained the materials used to construct the original building. He hopes those who work in the Capitol will check out the exhibit to see why it’s such an important structure. “The building has been the seat of government for 150 years,” said Sexton. “It has meaning. I think that anyone who works in this building is really impressed by the grandeur and beauty and dignity of this building. To me, it’s kind of a cathedral to democracy.” The exhibit will be open seven days a week through March 2020. Contact: 916 324 0333.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Air Resources Board, hears update on Community Air Protection Program established by AB 617 (2017) to improve air quality by retrofitting pollution controls at industrial sources, increasing penalties and enhancing monitoring; communities selected in 2018 were: Richmond, West Oakland, Calexico, El Centro, Heber, South Sacramento-Florin, Portside Environmental Justice Neighborhoods in San Diego, Shafter, South Central Fresno, East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights; other business. 9 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: Katherine Garrison 916 322 1522.

Agenda here.


Physical Therapy Board, first of two days, discusses proposed regulatory amendments that would outline criteria for board to follow when evaluating rehabilitation of an applicant or licensee while considering denying or disciplining a licensee who was convicted of a crime; other business. 9 a.m., Dept. of Consumer Affairs, 2005 Evergreen St. Contact: 916 561 8200.

Agenda and materials here.


Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health, hears San Joaquin County DA Tori Verber Salazar and others describe San Joaquin County’s “commitment to reduce the incarceration of individuals with behavioral health issues, especially those with complex needs, through robust partnerships between criminal justice and behavioral health systems despite limited resources;” other business. 9 a.m., CalVet, 1227 O St. Contact: Sheron Wright 916 319 9847.

Also listed: Kayce Rane, San Joaquin DA’s Office; Miriam Lyell, San Joaquin Public Defender; Eric Jones, Stockton Police Chief; Tony Vartan, director, San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services.

Agenda here.


OCEANSIDE — State Lands Commission, special meeting, considers adopting mitigation monitoring program for decommissioning and removing offshore equipment related to San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Units 2 and 3; equipment listed: two offshore intake conduits and two offshore discharge conduits; five navigational and environmental monitoring buoys, one fish return conduit, four large organism exclusion devices and riprap; other business. 9 a.m., QLN Conference Center Exhibit Hall, 1938 Avenida Del OroContact: Sheri Pemberton 916 574 1800.

Agenda here.


CA Sex Offender Management Board, hears presentation from Chris Lobanov-Rostovsky of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board on the “Risk-Needs-Responsivity Model” for monitoring sex offenders, which is similar to California’s approach, but Colorado has added funding for “research based feedback on the effectiveness” of its system; other business. 9:30 a.m., 2590 Venture Oaks Way. Contact: Lea Chankin, lea.chankin@cdcr.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


Victim Compensation Board, considers disqualifying Grace and Growth Family Services of Monrovia as a qualified provider of therapy or counseling services and approving grants to other providers of therapy or counseling services; other business. 10 a.m., 400 R St. Contact: Mary Thomson, mary.thomson@victims.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


Fair Political Practices Commission, considers imposing $6500 fine against California Republican Party and Mike Osborn, its general purpose committee treasurer at the relevant time, based on a Franchise Tax Board audit that found between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2014, Osborn failed to deposit contributions from 13 contributors into permitted campaign accounts causing the committee to receive contributions over the limits for candidate support; other business. 10 a.m., 1102 Q St., Suite 3800. Contact: 916 322 7761.

Agenda here.


OAKLAND — Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the CA Institute for Regenerative Medicine, joint TELEMEETING with its Application Review Subcommittee, considers awarding $4 million for research project to develop an anabolic agent that could improve results of orthopedic procedures in which bone is taken from one part of a person and grafted onto bone in another part; other business. 10 a.m., 1999 Harrison St. Ste. 1650. Contact: Kevin McCormack, KMcCormack@cirm.ca.gov.

Other locations in Santa Cruz, Stanford, Davis, South San Francisco, Duarte, Los Angeles, Los Gatos, La Jolla, San Francisco, Elk Grove, Irvine and Beverly Hills.

Agenda here.


STOCKTON — Delta Stewardship Council, considers denying appeal from Atherton Cove Property Owners Assn. which claims that the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Assn.’s Plan to build a flood wall and gate near the confluence of Smith Canal and San Joaquin River, which would require relocating the upper tee box for the 8th hole at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, is inconsistent with the Delta Plan; other business. 10 a.m., University Plaza Hotel, Waterfront 1 Room, 110 W. Fremont St. Contact 916 445 5511.

Agenda here.


PASADENA — California Occupational Health and Safety Standards Board, considers petition from Mitch Steiger with California Labor Federation, Douglas Parker with Worksafe and Anne Katten with the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation requesting the board develop an emergency standard for workplace protections for employees who labor “in areas impacted by wildfire smoke;” other business. 10 a.m., City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Contact: Erika Monterroza 510 286 1164.

Agenda here.


California Broadband Council, chaired by Chief Information Officer Amy Tong, reviews its 2018 efforts toward delivering broadband infrastructure and technology assets to underserved areas of the state and discusses its goals for 2019; other business. 1 p.m., 450 N St., Rm. 104. Contact: Bob Andosca 916 324 2320.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, seeks public input on possible projects for its “Fill for Habitat Bay Plan” which “addresses the need to place an increasing amount of bay fill for projects to restore and enhance natural habitat and to make natural habitat resilient to sea level rise;” other business. 1 p.m., Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St., Yerba Buena Room. Contact: Megan Hall 415 352 3626.

Agenda here.


COURTLAND — Delta Protection Commission, hears Amy Mickel from Sacramento State present results from a 2018 Delta Recreation and Tourism survey which found food and wine events, boating, fishing and music being among the top interests of respondents; other business. 5:30 p.m., Courtland Auditorium, 146 Primasing Ave. Contact: 916 375 4800.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

MCCLELLAN PARK — Secty. of State Alex Padilla addresses US Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony where more than 600 new citizens will take the Oath of Allegiance, discusses the importance of civic engagement, encourages new citizens to register to vote, etc. 10 a.m., McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave. Contact: Sam Mahood 916 653 6575.


Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye participate in panel discussion on sexual harassment in the California workplace as part of National Association of Women Judges’ “Day at the Capitol: #WETOO in the Legal Workplace.” 11:30 a.m. Courts and Library Building, Room 500, 914 Capitol Mall. Contact: Lavinia Cousin, lcousin@nawj.org.


Authors Steve and Susie Swatt address California State Archives Speaker Series, discuss their most recent work “Paving the Way: Women’s Struggle for Political Equality in California,” in which they tell “remarkable stories of dozens of resilient women — most lost to history — who overcame long odds, discrimination, and stereotypes to help transform the political landscape of California from the Gold Rush to current times.” RSVP here. 5 p.m., California State Archives, 1020 O St. Fourth Floor. Contact: Nancy Lenoil 916 653 7715.


SAN FRANCISCO — Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, in conversation with education reporter Ricardo Cano of CALMatters, discusses “how he plans on improving California’s public school crisis and boosting its overall ranking in the country.” 6:30 p.m., 110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium. Contact: Riki Rafner 415 597 6712.

Sponsored by Commonwealth Club; sold out; more details here.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Researchers at UCLA and USC have released a report, “Governance on the Ground: Evaluating the Role of County Agricultural Commissioners in Reducing Toxic Pesticide Exposures,” concludes “commissioners are issuing permits for pesticide use without considering safer alternatives, and without evaluating the health implications of ‘cumulative exposure,'” notes California uses more pesticides than any other state, “primarily because of the large acreage of high-value specialty crops,” almost 200 million pounds of “pesticide active ingredients” were applied to California farms in 2016, the most recent year for which data was available. Contact: Timothy Malloy, malloy@law.ucla.edu.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — California Future Health Workforce Commission hosts forum on its recommendations “for dramatically improving access to care for people suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues,” says Los Angeles County “has some of the largest shortfalls of behavioral health workers” and discusses “the next steps that must be taken to allow community clinics, hospitals and colleges to recruit, train and deploy a new wave of workers to provide the health care California’s growing, aging and increasingly diverse population depends on.” Noon, Center at Cathedral Plaza, 555 W. Temple St. Contact: Mike Roth 916 444 7170.

Listed speakers include: CEO July Belk, California Wellness Foundation; CEO Peter Long, Blue Shield of California Foundation.


LOS ANGELES — Energy Forum, hosted by Los Angeles County Business Federation, participants discuss “California’s energy roadmap for the future” as well as “the most recent changes to energy policies and the implications for the energy infrastructure and transportation.” $40. 12:45 p.m., OUE Skyspace, 633 W. 5th St. Contact: 323 889 4345.

Panelists include: Pres. Rob Lapsley, California Business Roundtable; Mike Peevey, former Pres. of California Public Utilities Commission.


Campaign for College Opportunity hosts briefing on “financial aid challenges and reform at California colleges and universities,” representatives from California State Student Assn. and other groups discuss “key financial aid reforms, opportunities for engagement and recommendations for increasing access to student aid for all Californians.” 1 p.m., Rm. 437. Contact: Karen Teel, karen.teel@asm.ca.gov.


LOS ANGELES — Sen. Maria Elena Durazo and others join panel discussing “Is Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Killing the California Dream?”; event sponsored by California Immigrant Policy Center and Capital and Main. 6 p.m., CA Community Foundation, 221 S. Figueroa St. Contact: ielizalde@caimmigrant.org.

Also listed: Joe Matthews, Zocalo Public Square; Jim Mayer, California Forward; Manuel Pastor, USC; Alma Salazar, L.A. Chamber of Commerce.

MISCELLANEOUS

Up with People, “an international non-profit youth musical group,” conducts performance to promote its upcoming show at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Community Center. 11 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Rachel Yeardley 513 307 7403.


State Information Officers Council (SiOC) hosts panel discussion on results of the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer, a nationwide survey “exploring attitudes across business, government, nonprofit organizations and the media,” panelists discuss California-specific findings including how respondents “expect businesses, not just government, to do more to improve local issues.” 11:30 a.m., CalPERS, Lincoln Plaza West Building, Room 1600x, 400 Q St. Contact: lisa.kunz@calpers.ca.gov.

Listed panelists: Melody Gutierrez (moderator), LA Times; Lizelda Lopez, communications director for Pro Tem Toni Atkins; Erin Mellon, CA Dept. of Water Resources; Patti Roberts, CA Employment Development Dept.

$10 for attendance, no lunch; $15 for attendance with lunch, register here.


TIJUANA, B.C., MEXICO — California Democratic Party Acting Chair Alex Gallardo Rooker, Controller Dan Weitzman and Secretary Jenny Bach tour Movimiento Juventud 2000 Shelter for Women, Children or Complete Families “to get a first hand look at refugee facilities in US and Mexico,” say “Trump Administration has manufactured a border crisis that has become a real nightmare for families who are rightfully seeking asylum.” 12:30 p.m., Avenida Constitucion 205, Zona Norte 22000. Contact: Roger Salazar 916 284 1255.

Prior to event CDP officers visit Jewish Family Services of San Diego, 10 a.m., 8804 Balboa Ave.; following event CDP officers tour Casa Oracion Shelter for Men, 3 p.m., El Cortez, Camino Verde, Sanchez Taboada, 22190, Tijuana.


California Latino Capitol Assn. Foundation holds networking event, “all are welcome to attend to meet other professionals and learn more about the organization.” 5:30 p.m., Bottle & Barlow, 1120 R St. Contact: Luis Larios, luis.larios@asm.ca.gov.


APTOS — Boots Road Group, in partnership with Cabrillo College, sponsors panel discussion on “Saving Democracy: The Way Forward,” features “a bipartisan panel of national experts in politics and media to talk about where we are — and what we can do.” 7 p.m., Cabrillo College, Samper Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Dr. Contact: Spencer Critchley, spencer@bootsroad.com.

Listed speakers: Amanda Renteria, former gubernatorial candidate; Mike Madrid, Republican consultant and founder of Grassroots Lab; Debbie Mesloh, president of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Dan Schnur, USC and UC Berkeley professor; Stanislaus County Supervisor and former Asm. Kristin Olsen; Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend; Spencer Critchley (moderator), Boots Road Group.

Free, register here.


LOS ANGELES — “Film Commissions: The Indie Producer’s Secret Weapon,” panel discussion moderated by Amy Lemisch, executive director of the California Film Commission, participants discuss “how to effectively work with the California Film Commission as well as the 58 local film offices statewide;” part of Golden State Film Festival featuring independent films and runs through March 28 at the TCL Chinese Theater. 7 p.m., Cabo Wabo Cantina, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Contact: 323 860 2960.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Aprea & Micheli, California Cities for Self-Reliance Joint Powers Authority; Niagara Bottling LLC, 3/18/19… Paul R. Curry and Associates, Armen GeoSimonian, 3/18/19… Gladfelty Government Relations, Curaleaf for The Apex Group, 3/15/19… Chris Kahn Consulting, Swampland Leather Company LLC for Brandenburg Group, 3/18/19

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying Firm, client name, filing date): Foley & Lardner, Smile Direct Club, 3/18/19… Lighthouse Public Affairs, Social Compassion in Legislation, 3/15/19… Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, Assn. of Surgical Technologists, 3/15/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Erin Evans-Fudem, Lighthouse Public Affairs, 3/15/19.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

STATEWIDE (Candidate’s name, Party, Office, Year, “Committee’s name,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Thomas Jefferson Cares, Democratic, Governor, 2022, “Cares for Governor 2022,” Thomas Jefferson Cares, 375 Redondo Ave. #1048, Long Beach, CA 90814, 310 421 8683.

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (Candidate’s name, Party, Office, Year, “Committee’s name,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Antonio Vazquez, Democratic, Board of Equalization District 3, 2022, “Vazquez for State Board of Equalization 2022,” David Gould, 249 E. Ocean Blvd. Ste. 685, Long Beach, CA 90802, 213 489 4792.

PRIMARILY FORMED COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number; Principal Officer’s name, address and phone number): Bulldog Victory Fund for Quintana for Senate 2019, Supports Ana Maria Quintana (D-SD 33 candidate), Beverly Grossman Palmer, 10940 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90024, 310 576 1233; Bradley Blick, 22630 MacFarlane Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818 339 1972.

GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Democrats for Peace the Middle East, “Voter education & awareness,” David L. Gould, 249 E. Ocean Blvd. Ste. 685, Long Beach, CA 90802, 213 489 4792.

POLITICAL NOTES

US Rep. Gil Cisneros’ re-election campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from End Citizens United. Release here. Cisneros, a Democrat, was elected to Congress in 2018. Contact: press@cisnerosforcongress.com.


Asm. Susan Talamantes Eggman has announced her candidacy SD 5 to succeed Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, who terms out in 2020; Eggman says: “I grew up here in the Valley and graduated from Turlock High School before joining the Army. I returned to the Valley and have tried to make my community a better place – working as a social worker, serving on the City Council and now as a member of the State Assembly.” Release here. Eggman, a Democrat, represents AD 13 and was first elected to the Assembly in 2012 after serving on the Stockton City Council. Contact: Andrew Acosta 916 505 3069.


Mike Brownrigg’s campaign for SD 13 reports that Brownrigg and his opponents Josh Becker, Sally Lieber, Shelly Masur and Anne Oliva have agreed to Brownrigg’s “Clean Campaign Pledge,” which urges they each run “positive and truthful campaigns leading up to the March 2020 primary election.” Release hereBrownrigg, a Democrat, is a Burlingame City Councilmember and former Mayor. Contact: Katie Merrill 510 508 0572.


Lena Gonzalez’s campaign for SD 33 reports endorsements from California Women’s List and California Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus. Release here. Gonzalez, a Democrat, is a member of the Long Beach City Council. Contact: Sergio Carrillo 310 748 6495.


Reform California, founded by former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, has released results of a survey conducted by Remington Research Group from March 17-18 among 1,303 likely 2020 General Election voters, finds “just 90 days in office, Gov. Gavin Newsom out-of-step with California voters on death penalty, water tax, gas tax threat and high speed rail,” finds on “water tax” that 13% support, 78% oppose and 9% “not sure.” Release here. Contact: Dave McCulloch 760 717 4100.

Classifieds

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PREVIEW

Friday, March 22, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

SAN DIEGO — Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Asm. Todd Gloria and others discuss SB 1, would “preserve air quality, water quality, wildlife and worker safety amid the decimation of federal regulatory protections,” say Trump Administration has “weakened or eliminated dozens of clean air, clean water, labor and endangered species standards.” 10 a.m., Harbor Island Park, 1875 Harbor Island Dr. Contact: David Rolland, David.Rolland@sen.ca.gov.

Also listed: Diane Takvorian, Environmental Health Coalition; Keith Maddox, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council; Matt O’Malley, San Diego Coastkeeper.

On Saturday, Atkins addresses spring conference sponsored by Junior Leagues of California, 10 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 2435 Jefferson St., San Diego.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — No Session.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Budget Subcommittee #1

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report HSR Business Plan

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 (3.21.19)

  • Noon

    Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services (3.20.19)

  • 2:30 p.m.

    Senate Education and Business Committee (3.18.19)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report HSR Business Plan

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced.

THE DAILY BREAD

SUNDAY, LOS ANGELES — Adrin Nazarian for Assembly 2020 (46th AD), 46th birthday celebration, Host $4700, Co-Host $2500, Sponsor $1500, Ticket $46, 4 p.m., Momed, Atwater Village, 3245 Casitas Ave. Contact: 916 400 3721.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Delta Stewardship Council, conducts retreat for members to discuss council’s jurisdictions, responsibilities and priorities. 9 a.m., Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. Contact 916 445 5511.

Also TELEMEETING location in Pasadena.

Agenda here.


ELK GROVE — Board of Pharmacy, considers early termination of probation for pharmacist for Jane Oyama of Riverside, who in 2016 received a five-year term for several alcohol related incidents, including driving while under the influence; other business. 9 a.m., California Northstate University, 9700 West Taron Dr. Contact: Debbie Damoth 916 574 7935.

Agenda here.


Commission on State Mandates, considers staff recommendation to deny claim from City of San Diego Public Water System which seeks reimbursement for costs related to lead sampling performed at the request of 502 schools; staff agrees that a statewide amendment to permits for public water systems in California requiring them to sample and test drinking water delivered to K-12 schools at the request of a school representative imposed a new requirement, however, it does not “constitute a new program or higher level of service because the test claim order is one of over 1100 orders issued simultaneously to both publicly and privately owned and operated public water systems;” other business. 10 a.m., Rm. 126. Contact: Heather Halsey 916 323 3562.

Agenda here.


California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors, considers approving the 2019 wine industry awards for Wine Lifetime Achievement Award, Vineyard of the Year and California All Stars Award; other business. 12:30 p.m., California State Fairgrounds, Administration Building Boardroom, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Margaret Mohr 916 263 3598.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Sen. Scott Wiener addresses San Luis Obispo County Housing Conference, sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, discusses SB 50, “his bill facilitating the construction of affordable housing near job centers and public transportation.” 10:30 a.m., 1350 Osos St. Contact: Victor.Ruiz-Cornejo@sen.ca.gov.


SAN FRANCISCO — US Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), in conversation with Marisa Lagos, KQED, addresses Commonwealth Club’s “Inforum,” discusses “the future of a new generation of politicians and the key challenges facing the American people today.” $35. 11:30 a.m., 110 The Embarcadero. Contact: Riki Rafner 415 597 6712.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — “California Counts: Strategies and Skills for Reporting on the US Census,” hosted by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, state and federal census employees and others discuss challenges counting Californians “in a state where an estimated 75 percent of residents are considered hard to count” and highlight “reporting strategies and how the climate of fear in immigrant communities might impede a good count, as well as efforts to delegitimize the US Census.” 8:30 a.m., USC, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Rm. 106. Contact: 213 821 8824.

Speakers listed: James Christy, US Census Bureau; Ditas Katague, California Complete Count; Charley Johnson, Data & Society; Colin Maclay, USC Annenberg Lab; Celia Valdez, Maternal and Child Health Access; Angeliki Kastanis, The Associated Press; Kristin Muller, Southern California Public Radio; Mary Jo Weber, Minneapolis Star Tribune; Ben Welsh, Los Angeles Times.


UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies sponsors third in a series of briefings on “transportation fundamentals,” Deputy Dir. Colin Murphy, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, discusses: “who California trades with; how goods move within and through California; what types of vehicles and fuels are used in freight transportation; opportunities and technologies to reduce emissions; the effects of automation on e-commerce; current regulations on freight and vehicles.” 1 p.m., Legislative Office Building, 1020 N St., Rm. 100. Contact: Murphy, cwmurphy@ucdavis.edu.


SATURDAY, RIVERSIDE — Speaker Anthony Rendon and Asm. Sabrina Cervantes host Appointments Workshop, participants discuss “the best practices for successfully applying to State Boards and Commissions.” 10 a.m., Renck Community Center at Hunt Park, 4015 Jackson St. Contact: 951 371 6860.


SATURDAY, SANTA PAULA — California Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Asm. Jacqui Irwin sponsor workshops for veterans “who may be eligible for expedited citizenship due to their military service,” provide “legal assistance and instruction to veterans seeking citizenship and/or naturalization.” 10 a.m., Blanchard Community Library, 119 N 8th St. Contact: Thora Chaves 916 698 4721.


SATURDAY, CLOVIS — State Central Committee, California Peace and Freedom Party, $15 registration includes pizza or pasta, bread, salad and a beverage. 11:30 a.m., Luna Pizzeria, 349 Pollasky Ave. Contact: 510 465 9414.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

SAN DIEGO — US Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democratic candidate for President urges support for his presidential campaign. 5:30 p.m., Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy. Contact: Arianna Jones, ariannajones@berniesanders.com.

Similar events: Saturday in Los Angeles at 2:30 p.m., Grand Park (across from LA City Hall), 200 N. Grand Ave.; Sunday in San Francisco at 12:30 p.m., Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason, Bay St.


SATURDAY, LONG BEACH — Democratic SD 33 candidate Lena Gonzalez gathers with supporters on final weekend before Tuesday’s special election. 9 a.m., 319 W. Broadway. Contact: Kristina Bigdeli, lena@votelenagonzalez.com.

Followed by neighborhood canvassing.

MISCELLANEOUS

SUN VALLEY — “Freeway Beautification Event,” Asm. Luz Rivas, Caltrans employees and others pick up litter and “take part in beautifying their local community,” closed-toe shoes and pants required. 8:30 a.m., Lankershim Boulevard off-ramp at 5 Freeway. Contact: Mathew Montgomery, 916 319 2039.


OAKLAND — API Legislative Caucus hosts first in a series of “listening sessions ” to “learn more about the needs and visions from API communities from different regions, connect communities with resources and discuss opportunities for legislative action.” 9 a.m., State Office Building, Second Floor, Room 2, 1515 Clay St. Contact: Cat Nou, cat.nou@asm.ca.gov.

Listened to attend: Treasure Fiona Ma, Asms. Rob Bonta, David Chiu, Ash Kalra and Phil Ting.

Similar event with Treasurer Ma, Asms. Bonta, Chiu, Kalra and Kansen Chu and Sen. Richard Pan at 2:30 p.m., Vietnamese American Community Center, 2072 Lucretia Ave., San Jose.


Sacramento Press Club holds “Meet the Press” panel discussion to help “Capitol press secretaries and communications staff work better with the press corps.” Noon, Rm. 317. Contact: Steve Maviglio 916 607 8340.

Listed panelists: Melody Gutierrez, Los Angeles Times; Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle; Katie Orr, KQED; Shirin Rajaee, CBS 13.


SATURDAY, EL MONTE — Asm. Ed Chau hosts tax preparation workshop, says “if your household earned $54,000 or less in 2018 then you are eligible to receive tax assistance at no cost to you through the CalEITC4Me program.” 9 a.m., Jeff Seymour Family Center, 10900 Mulhall St. Contact: 323 264 4949.


SATURDAY, TORRANCE — Asm. Al Muratsuchi co-hosts pet adoption fair, “come discuss legislative issues, such as animal protection, and hopefully find your next furry best friend.” 9 a.m., Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Jefferson St. Contact: Kerry Jacob 310 375 0691.


SATURDAY, HANFORD — Rep. TJ Cox hosts “first of many” town halls, discusses legislation, etc. 10 a.m., Hanford West High School Cafeteria, 1150 W. Lacey Blvd. Contact: Andrew Godinich, andrew.godinich@mail.house.gov.


SATURDAY, DIAMOND BAR – Asm. Phillip Chen hosts financial literacy workshop, offers attendees “tips on financial wellness” and an update on legislative issues. 10 a.m., Diamond Bar Financial Center Multi-Purpose Room, 20657 Golden Springs Drive. Contact: Ali Navid, ali.navid@asm.ca.gov.


SATURDAY, SAN JOSE — Asm. Ash Kalra hosts ceremony honoring “the remarkable women of Assembly District 27.” 11 a.m., Pacific Hotel, 1650 Senter Rd. Contact: Teresa Yolotl Gomez 408 277 1220.


SATURDAY, VACAVILLE —  “Prison Palooza,” the “first such music festival to be held at California Medical Facility” to “showcase inmate talent, as well as the benefits of music rehabilitative programming.” 1 p.m., California Medical Facility, Main Gym, 1600 California Dr. Contact: Lt. Cherinka 707 449 6500.

Listed bands: Grateful – two inmates housed in the prison’s hospice unit, performing original acoustic music; CMF House Band – comprised of offenders who participate in the Arts in Corrections music program; A3 Project – inmates from the prison’s psychiatric inpatient program taught music through therapy; The Lew Fratis Band – a blues band led by Fratis, who teaches music at the prison through the Arts in Corrections program.


SATURDAY, STUDIO CITY — Asm. Adrin Nazarian hosts Women’s Self-Defense Workshop, “learn how to protect yourself and discuss legislative issues.” 12:30 p.m. Studio City Recreation Center, 12621 Rye St. Contact: 818 376 4246.

Second event 4 p.m., North Hills United Methodist Church, 15435 Rayen St.


SATURDAY, SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Research Institute hosts 40th Anniversary Gala, features Tucker Carlson of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in conversation with PRI senior fellow Steven Hayward on Carlson’s “January monologue on capitalism and all things political.” $500. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner, Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton St. Contact: Tim Anaya 916 389 9774.


SUNDAY, CAMARILLO — Asm. Jacqui Irwin hosts community coffee, discusses legislation, etc. 10 a.m., Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 824 Arneill Rd. Contact: 805 482 1904.

WEEKENDS AT THE CAPITOL

SATURDAY, SOS Nicaragua coalition calls on Nicaraguan Pres. Daniel Ortega to free “762 political prisoners,” including 70 women who are “suffering torture, sexual abuse and are being denied medical care.” 4 p.m., South Steps. Contact: Edgar Calderon 916 627 8701.