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May 16, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.

  • Appropriations (Anthony Portantino, Chair), Upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 4203.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education (Richard Roth, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session, Rm. 3191.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation (Bob Wieckowski, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session, Rm. 112.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services (Richard Pan, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Appropriations Committee, Rm. 4203.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government (Maria Elena Durazo, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session, Rm. 2040.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary (Nancy Skinner, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session, Rm. 113.

Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

  • Appropriations (Lorena Gonzalez, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session, Rm. 4202.
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services (Eloise Gomez Reyes, Acting Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance (Kevin McCarty, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation (Richard Bloom, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration (Jim Cooper, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety (Shirley Weber, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. 447.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Rules Committee (5.15.19)

  • 2 a.m.

    Assembly Public Safety Committee (5.15.19)

  • 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.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Floor (LIVE upon Adj.)

  • 11 a.m.

    Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 (Upon Adj.)

  • 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.

    Senate Floor Session (5.16.19)

THE GOVERNOR

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Santa Clara County Chief Operating Officer Miguel Márquez “make a major announcement in the fight to lower prescription drug prices,” event is second stop in Newsom’s “California for All” health care to “highlight how the health care initiatives in his budget proposal would help families meet their health care challenges.” 11 a.m., Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 375 Laguna Honda Blvd., 3rd Floor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Credentialed media only.

THE DAILY BREAD

NAPA — Bill Dodd Ballot Measure Committee for Progress Reform and a Stronger California, first of two days, dinner (Thurs.) and golf (Fri.), 4 p.m., Silverado Resort and Spa, 1600 Atlas Peak Rd. Contact: 916 442 0696.

VIP Sponsor $10,000 (one hotel night accommodation for two, dinner, one round of golf with cart, lunch on course, one spa treatment, gift); Sponsor $5000 (one spa treatment and dinner on Friday or one round of golf with cart, lunch on course); Dinner only $3000.


NEWPORT BEACH — Steven Choi for Assembly 2020 (68th AD), reception and dinner, Campaign Chair $9400, Event Chair $4700, Gold $2000, Silver $1000, Ticket $250, 6 p.m., Newport Beach Tennis Club, 2601 Eastbluff. Contact: 949 590 0946.

KEEPING UP

KP Public Affairs reports hiring William Smith as a lobbyist specializing in environmental, energy, technology and tax-related issues. Smith, who recently graduated from the UC Davis School of Law, was previously an intern in Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Communications Office. He was also previously a summer associate for the boutique energy law firm, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer and Pembroke. Contact: Diana Dang 916 448 2162.


Reporter Dustin Gardiner joined the San Francisco Chronicle’s Capitol Bureau on Monday. Gardiner has worked for 10 years at the Arizona Republic. He covered state politics and before that reported on Phoenix municipal government. Contact: Trapper Byrne, tbyrne@sfchronicle.com.


Los Angeles Times’ Capitol Bureau reporter Jazmine Ulloa is leaving May 24 to work for The Boston Globe in Washington, D.C. Ulloa will cover the 2020 presidential campaign and Congress for the newspaper. Ulloa worked at the Los Angeles Times for three years and covered state politics and policy. Before that, she wrote about state and federal courts for the Austin American-Statesman in Texas. Contact: Ulloa, jazmine.ulloa@latimes.com.


Former California Teachers Assn. consultant Len Feldman reports he’ll be working on a film soon – a 10-minute short film, to be exact. Public access station Access Sacramento greenlit Feldman’s screenplay, “By Any Other Name,” as part of its annual “A Place Called Sacramento” contest. Feldman’s was one of 10 scripts Access Sacramento chose to help its writers produce over the summer in preparation for a red carpet showcase scheduled for Oct. 5 at Crest Theater.  “By Any Other Name” is a docudrama that details “the battle of two courageous school employees to remove the name of notorious racist Charles Goethe from a local public school.” Feldman was involved with the effort himself through the Jewish Community Relations Council. Contact: Feldman, lenmf1@aol.com.


The office of Asm. Jordan Cunningham reports he has been named Legislator of the Year by the California Police Chiefs Assn. for “his pivotal role in passing legislation protecting human trafficking victims and bolstering measures that can be taken against traffickers, as well as for being a strong voice for rational public safety policy.” Contact: Nick Mirman 916 319 2035.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

OXNARD — Public Utilities Commission, considers approving general rate case for Southern California Edison Company that would increase its revenue requirements by 3.4% relative to its present rates, which should provide “SCE a reasonable opportunity to earn the rate of return” authorized by an earlier commission decision; SCE sought a revenue requirement increase of 14.7%; other business. 9:30 a.m., City Council Chambers, 305 W. Third St. Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.

Agenda here.


Fish and Game Commission, considers setting tag quotas for Nelson bighorn sheep which can amount to no more than 15% of the mature males estimated in each management unit, of which there are 10; in the Kelso Peak/Old Dad Mountain unit within the Mojave National Scenic Area about 12 miles southeast of Baker, staff recommends zero tags be issued for the estimated 28 mature rams living there because in 2013 the population experienced a severe decline from a respiratory disease and it needs more time to recover; other business. 10 a.m., 1416 Ninth St., Ste. 1320Contact: 916 653 4899.

Also TELEMEETING locations in Arcata, Fairfield and San Diego.

Agenda here.


Coastal Conservancy, considers granting up to an additional $4.8 million to the San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project, coordinated by state, local and federal agencies to eradicate spartina, or cordgrass, an invasive plant species whose presence in marshes, mudflats and creeks has led to loss of habitat and extinction of native cordgrass; the conservancy awarded $1.34 million to the project last year and additional funds will be used to monitor spartina regrowth, install native tidal marsh seedlings and construct high tide refuge islands; other business. 10 a.m., Rm. 126. Contact: Taylor Samuelson 510 286 4182.

Agenda here.


Covered California Board, discusses amendments to eligibility and enrollment regulations for California small businesses, which are defined as having up to 100 full-time equivalent employees; other business. 10 a.m., Covered California Tahoe Auditorium, 1601 Exposition Blvd. Contact: 916 206 7777.

Agenda here.


Gambling Control Commission, considers allowing John Schireck to sell his shares in Sidjon Corporation, which owns the nine-table cardroom Livermore Casino, to Patricia LeBlanc; also considers approving initial gaming license for LeBlanc, who seeks to become CEO and CFO of Sidjon Corporation and co-owner of the casino with Sidney Ahn; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Hearing Room 100. Contact: Fred Castano, fcastano@cgcc.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


Victim Compensation Board, considers approving grants to therapists and counselors; other business. 10 a.m., 400 R St. Contact: Mary Thomson, mary.thomson@victims.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


OAKLAND — Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, considers staff recommendation to grant petition of Michael Pankonin on behalf of the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers and amend regulations to allow for use of “highly automated agricultural equipment and autonomous agricultural equipment” in close proximity to humans; other business. 10 a.m., State Building, 1515 Clay St. Contact: Christina Shupe 916 274 5721.

Agenda here.


SAN DIEGO — Fair Political Practices Commission, considers adopting anti-nepotism policy “to uphold the merit principle of civil service by preventing preferential and unfair treatment of FPPC employees based on considerations of family or personal relationships;” other business. 10 a.m., City Administration Building, 202 C St., 12th Floor. Contact: 916 322 7761.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — State Bar of California Board of Trustees, first of two days of committee and board meetings, considers staff recommendation to appoint three California attorneys to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, Esther Lin and Vanessa Holton for full two-year terms and a one-year term for current delegate Michelle Philo. 1 p.m. 180 Howard St. Contact: 415 538 2283.

Second day starts at 9 a.m., also available via TELEMEETING, 855 520 7605, passcode 9265512#.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, hears UC Davis Professor Mark Lubell present findings from his survey conducted online among 722 “stakeholders involved in the governance of sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay Area;” findings include: “transportation, storm water, and wastewater infrastructure, along with disadvantaged communities, are perceived to be the most vulnerable to sea level rise;” other business. 1 p.m., Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St., Yerba Buena Room. Contact: Larry Goldzband, larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


WALNUT GROVE — Delta Protection Commission, considers staff recommendation to approve letter in support of SB 204, would provide legislative oversight of “activities related to the construction of Delta water conveyance by the Department of Water Resources and entities formed to design or construct a DWR-operated Delta water conveyance;” other business. 5:30 p.m., Jean Harvie Community Center, 14273 River Rd. Contact: 916 375 4800.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN GABRIEL — Secty. of State Alex Padilla addresses 22nd Annual Latino Conference sponsored by Pacific Clinics, discusses importance of suicide prevention and early treatment. 9 a.m., Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel, 225 West Valley Blvd. Contact: Sam Mahood 916 653 6575.


SAN FRANCISCO — Former Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who is now the climate risk director for the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment, addresses luncheon sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment and others, discusses “why it is so vital that we assess and address the risk climate change poses to various financial sectors and the power such transformation holds.” Noon, Baker Botts, 101 California St., Suite 3600. Contact: 510 642 7235.

Details here.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Controller Betty Yee has released a report on the state retiree health care liability as of June 30, 2018, finds net liability has decreased $5.42 billion to $85.59 billion, says “favorable health care claims experience and plan design changes implemented by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System were the largest factors in the decrease.” Contact: Taryn Kinney 916 324 2709.

MISCELLANEOUS

“Walk to Thrive,” sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, weekly one-mile walk led by a KP physician that starts and finishes at the Capitol Mall Farmers Market. 11:45 a.m., Kaiser Booth, 6th and Capitol Mall. Contact: kpwalktothrive@kp.org.

“Rain or shine.”


MILPITAS — Asm. Kansen Chu holds community office hours, discusses legislation, etc. 6 p.m., Milpitas Library, 160 N. Main St. Contact: 408 262 2501.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with the Secretary of State

LEGISLATURE (Candidate’s name, Party, District, Year, “Committee’s name,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Neil Kitchens, Republican, SD 17, 2020, “Committee to Elect Neil G. Kitchens for Senate 2020,” Tara Wilkins, 17560 Cross Rd., Prunedale, CA 93907, 206 795 4389.

GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Dennis Peron Political Action Committee, “support for pro cannabis legislation (such as SB 34) and legislative candidates; support LGBT candidates and legislation,” John Entwistle Jr., 3745 17th St., San Francisco, CA 94114, 415 410 3085.

SPONSORED COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, Name of Sponsors [contributor of 80% or more of committee funds], “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number; Principal Officer’s name, address and phone number if provided): Lodi Association of Wineries PAC, Lodi Assn. of Wineries, “support/oppose candidates and ballot measures,” Rodney Tipton, 22353 N Tretheway Rd., Acampo, CA 95220, 209 312 4602; Thomas Hoffman, 10112 E Woodbridge Rd., Acampo, CA 95220, 209 986 2763.

PRIMARILY FORMED COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Ran Action Fund Committee to Recall Gavin Newsom, Alex Padilla, Xavier Becerra, Betty Yee, Fiona Ma, Eleni Kounalakis, Ricardo Lara, “recall Gavin Newsom, Alex Padilla, Xavier Becerra, Betty Yee, Fiona Ma, Eleni Kounalakis, Ricardo Lara,” James Stickney, 8690 Aero Dr., Suite 115-304, San Diego, CA 92123, 858 800 4677.

POLITICAL NOTES

Shelly Masur’s campaign for SD 13 reports an endorsement from South San Francisco City Councilmember Mark Nagales. Release here. She seeks to succeed Sen. Jerry Hill, who terms out in 2020. Contact: Barry Barnes 415 308 0605.


John Laird’s campaign for SD 17 reports an endorsement from the National Union of Healthcare Workers. 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 the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council. Release hereFoley, a Democrat, is an attorney and mayor of Costa Mesa. Contact: info@jacobsonzilber.com.

Classifieds

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PREVIEW

Friday, May 17, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

MONTEREY PARK — Asm. Ed Chau, Monterey Park Mayor Peter Chan and others discuss “upcoming 2020 Census and the importance of an accurate count to ensure that all communities in the 49th Assembly District, as well as all communities in California, will receive its fair share of resources.” 10:30 a.m., City Hall, 320 W. Newmark Ave. Contact: Daisy Ma 323 264 4949.


SAN DIEGO — Sen. Ben Hueso, Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey and others urge support for SB 656, would create an advisory committee “of regional stakeholders” that would “provide feedback” to Caltrans while it reviews options for adding a “suicide deterrent system” to San Diego-Coronado Bridge, also discuss Hueso’s “formal request for a $10 million allocation from the state budget to Caltrans to help advance the approval and construction of a permanent physical barrier on the Coronado Bridge.” 11:30 a.m., Chicano Park at Logan Ave. Contact: Erin Hickey 619 409 7690.


LOS ANGELES — Sen. Holly Mitchell, Asm. Autumn Burke and others urge support for “End Child Poverty Plan” of which elements are included Governor’s May Revise while other parts are proposed through legislation, say if plan is enacted it will “end deep child poverty in just four years when fully implemented” and “reduce overall child poverty by 50% over the next decade.” 1:30 p.m., St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, 808 W. 58th St. Contact: Yusef Robb 323 384 1789.

Event part of “End Child Poverty Bus Tour” that launches at 9:15 a.m. in Chula Vista at Castle Park High School, 1395 Hilltop Dr..

Other bus tour stops: “Community Discussion and Taco Line,” with Sen. Connie Leyva and Asm. Eloise Gomez Reyes, 5 p.m., Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Ave., Pomona; SATURDAY – “Community discussion with Dolores Huerta Foundation,” 9:15 a.m., Sunset School, 8301 Sunset Blvd., Weedpatch; “Community BBQ” with Sens. Melissa Hurtado and Anna Caballero, 12:45 p.m., Sunset Community Center, 1345 W. Eden Ave., Fresno; “Community discussion” with Sen. Caballero, 5 p.m., National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas; SUNDAY – “Community event” with Sen. Nancy Skinner, 12:15 p.m., Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St., Oakland.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — No Session.

  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education (Richard Roth, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation (Bob Wieckowski, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services (Richard Pan, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government (Maria Elena Durazo, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary (Nancy Skinner, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.

Assembly — No Session.

  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services (Eloise Gomez Reyes, Acting Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance (Kevin McCarty, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation (Richard Bloom, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration (Jim Cooper, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety (Shirley Weber, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • COACHELLA — Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Jim Frazier, Chair), 5:30 p.m., Coachella Public Library, 1500 6th St. Subject — Listening Session on Living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
    • Listed to testify: Exec. Dir. Lavinia Johnson, Inland Regional Center; Supt. Edwin Gomes and Jessica Houpt, Coachella Valley USD.
  • IRVINE — Select Committee on Student Debt (Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair), 10 a.m., University of California, Irvine Law School, Room EDU 1121, 401 E. Peltason Dr. Subject — Changing Face of the Student Debt Crisis in California.
    • Listed to testify: Pres. Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers; Mike Pierce, Student Borrower Protection Center; Rebecca Sanchez, UC Irvine; Meghan Waymire,  Associated Students at CSU Fullerton; Donnell Jones, Long Beach City College District; Laura Szabo-Kubitz,  The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS); Andrea Sandoval, UC Santa Barbara Alum; Marina Awed, Former Western State College of Law Student; Rachel Greenbaum, Former Brooks Institute of Photography Student; William Schwarz, Former ITT Tech and Westwood College Student; Suzanne Martindale, Consumer Reports; Prof. Jonathan Glater, University of California Irvine School of Law; Josephine Lee, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA).

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (5.16.19)

  • 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 Emergency Management Joint Legislative Committee (5.14.19)

  • 1 p.m.

    Senate Appropriations Committee (5.16.19)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 4 p.m.

    Assembly Public Safety Committee (5.15.19)

  • 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 Emergency Management Joint Legislative Committee (5.14.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced.

THE DAILY BREAD

LODI — Jim Cooper for Assembly 2020 (9th AD), Lodi Zinfest dinner, Two Tickets $2500, Ticket $1500, 6 p.m. wine reception, 7 p.m. dinner, Vintner’s Grille at the Lake, 1001-1301 W. Turner Rd. Contact: 916 441 6855.


SATURDAY, HILLSBOROUGH — Kamala Harris For the People, reception, Sponsor $2800 (includes photo), Ticket $1000, 3:30 p.m., Address Upon RSVP. Contact: info@kamalaharris.org.


SATURDAY, HUNTINGTON BEACH — Democratic Party of Orange County, reception, Platinum $1000, Gold $500, Silver $250, Ticket $60, 7 p.m., Address upon RSVP. Contact: info@ocdemocrats.org.

US Rep. Gil Cedillo listed to speak.


SATURDAY, SANTA CLARA — Bill Brough for Assembly 2020 (73rd AD), Rolling Stones concert, Two Tickets $4700, Ticket $3000, 7:30 p.m., Levi Stadium. Contact: 530 713 1910.


SUNDAY, STUDIO CITY — Lofgren Victory Fund (participating committees include Katie Porter for Congress, Lofgren for Congress, Mike Levin for Congress, TJ Cox for Congress, Harley Rouda for Congress, Jessica Morse for Congress, Ammar Campa for Congress, Cisneros for Congress, Mainstream PAC, Katie Hill for Congress, Josh Harder for Congress), “blue wave” reception, contributions $350-$18,900, 3 p.m., Home of Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 202 821 5203.


SUNDAY, CORONA DEL MAR — John Moorlach for Senate 2020 (37th SD), Shannon Grove for Assembly 2022 (16th SD) or Ling Ling Chang for Senate 2020 (29th SD), reception, Platinum $4700, Gold $2500, Silver $1000, Ticket $250, 4 p.m., Home of Jasmine Moimi, on Monterey Circle. Contact: scott@moorlachforsenate.com.

Also listed: National Commentator Candace Owens.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

SAN FRANCISCO — Judicial Council of California, the administrative policymaking body of California courts, hears report from the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee on the trial courts’ usage of $19.1 million provided in the 2018 state budget to improve self-help centers, noting by the end of last year, 27 courts had expanded self-help center hours and reopened others that were closed due to budget cuts; the courts also hired 18 new attorneys to assist with civil filings; other business. 8 a.m., Judicial Council of California, 455 Golden Gate Ave. Contact: Blaine Corren 415 865 7740.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — California Travel and Tourism Commission, hears update from marketing staff on its sponsorship of Amgen Tour of California; other business. 9 a.m., Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason StContact: 916 444 4429.

Agenda here.


RANCHO CORDOVA — California Student Aid Commission, hears update on governor’s May Revision which includes $58.4 million increase for Cal Grants to meet expected rise in participation and to offset reliance on reimbursements from federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program; other business. 10 a.m., Commission’s Boardroom, 11040 White Rock Rd. Contact: David O’Brien 916 464 2158.

Also TELEMEETING locations in Belmont, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Merced, Oakland, Redwood City, Riverside, Rohnert Park, San Diego, San Francisco and Bonita.

Agenda here.

MISCELLANEOUS

SAN JOSE — Sen. Bob Wieckowski joins panel discussion hosted by Housing Trust Silicon Valley on “streamlining the development process for accessory dwelling units.” 10 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St. Contact: Jeff Barbosa 916 651 4010.


Cleaner Air Partnership, whose contributors include Sac Metro Air District, Tiechert and SMUD, sponsors luncheon, releases findings from members give update on federal advocacy efforts and reveal findings from Valley Vision’s environmental poll that surveyed “residents’ priorities for protecting our environment and addressing climate change;” free. 11:30 a.m., California Endowment, 1414 K St, #100. Contact: Adrian Rehn 916 325 1630.


Capitol Network sponsors annual “Chiefs of Staff Luncheon” featuring “some of the Capitol’s most fearless women,” also collects fashion accessories, jewelry, handbags and clothing for WEAVE, which provides crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. $25. 11:45 a.m., CA Dental Assn. Rotunda, 1201 K St. 15th Floor. Contact: Kayla Woods, kwoods@cacities.org.

Register here.


IRVINE — Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris, with NextGen Policy, Consumer Law Clinic at UC Irvine and others, sponsors workshop on student loan debt, says “in California alone there exists $134.3 billion in total outstanding debt with an average student debt balance of $35,517,” seeks “policy solutions” to address this “crisis;” light lunch served; rsvp here. 12:30 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111. Contact: claire.conlon@asm.ca.gov.

Event follows hearing of Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt (see Legislature). 10 a.m., UCI Law School, EDU 1121.


AUBURN — Memorial service for David Bischel, former president and CEO of the California Forestry Assn., who died April 25 at the age of 68 from cancer. 1:30 p.m., Pioneer Methodist Church, 1338 Lincoln Way. Contact: Yianni Kazanis 916 444 6592.

“For anyone wishing to make a donation in David Bischel’s honor, his family requests that you please consider the Forest Foundation at calforestfoundation.org.”


SIGNAL HILL — Asm. Patrick O’Donnell hosts his 5th Annual Distinguished Teachers of the Year ceremony, honors 13 local teachers “selected from a pool of nominees submitted by community members.” 4:30 p.m., Long Beach Firefighters Assn. Local 372, 2201 Cherry Ave. Contact: Sophia Kwong Kim 916 319 2070.

“Invited guests and media only.”


SATURDAY, LONG BEACH — Sen. Tom Umberg, with City of Long Beach, sponsors “eBike expo and resource fair,” discusses SB 400, would support “healthy, clean transportation options for communities that face barriers to purchasing these alternatives due to cost;” also free eBike test rides, light appetizers and refresements. 9 a.m., Marina Vista Park, 5355 W. Eliot St. Contact: michael.henning@sen.ca.gov.


SATURDAY, ROSAMOND — Asm. Tom Lackey hosts community coffee, discusses legislation. 10 a.m., Hummel Hall, 2500 20th Street West. Contact: George.Andrews@asm.ca.gov.


SATURDAY, SANTA CLARITA — Asm. Christy Smith sponsors “Speaker’s Appointments Workshop,” discusses “best practices for applying to state boards and commissions.” 10 a.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Contact: Danni.Wang@asm.ca.gov.


SATURDAY, THOUSAND OAKS — Asm. Jacqui Irwin and city of Thousand Oaks host “Be Prepared” Safety Fair, features “safety booths covering topics from earthquakes, fires and floods to CPR, bike safety and much more.” 10 a.m., Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Contact: 805 482 1904.


SUNDAY, LOS ANGELES — US Sen. Kamala Harris holds “her first campaign organizing event,” discusses “her vision for America” and “her plans to raise teacher pay, provide middle class tax relief, and combat gun violence in our communities.” 3 p.m., Los Angeles Southwest College, 1600 W Imperial Highway. Contact: press@kamalaharris.org.

Media RSVP here.

WEEKENDS AT THE CAPITOL

SATURDAY, “Take Steps Sacramento,” non-competitive walk in support of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to raise awareness and funds for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowl Diseases (IBD); includes “kids area, live music, food, an inspirational program, and a celebratory walk around downtown.” 9:30 a.m. Festival, 11 a.m. Walk, North Side. Contact: Megan Franks 646 808 4608.