May 3, 2018

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OAKLAND — US Rep. Barbara Lee and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announce Pacific Community Ventures will receive $3.2 million from Quality Jobs Fund seeded by Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and administered by New World Foundation. 10 a.m., The Greenlining Institute, 360 14th St. Contact: Michael Frisby 202 625 4382.

LOS ANGELES — Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Democratic candidate for Governor, receives endorsements from 19 African American leaders for “his record of support for the African-American community,” say while Villaraigosa was mayor “high school graduation rates in low-performing high schools increased, violent crime and gang violence was significantly lowered and Villaraigosa helped to create thousands of good-paying jobs that strengthened the economy.” 11 a.m., Los Angeles Sentinel Building, 3800 Crenshaw Blvd. Contact: Luis Vizcaino 323 479 0181.

Endorsers include: Danny Bakewell, Sr., Publisher/Owner of Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper; Mayor Aja Brown, City of Compton; Mayor James Butts, City of Inglewood; Mayor Pro Tem Jawane Hilton, City of Carson; Council President Herb Wesson Jr., City of Los Angeles, Council District 10; Council Member Curren D. Price Jr., City of Los Angeles, Council District 9; Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson, City of Los Angeles, Council District 8; Council Member George Dotson, City of Inglewood; Council Member Ralph Franklin, City of Inglewood; Council Member Cedric Hicks, City of Carson.

Asms. David Chiu and Mark Stone, and others, TELECONFERENCE, denounce “toxic lead paint companies” for “running a deceptive ad campaign about legislative efforts to ensure companies meet their court-ordered responsibilities to clean up lead paint in California homes,” cite court decision which found “three paint manufacturers responsible for creating a widespread public nuisance by marketing and selling lead paint when dangers of lead exposure were well known,” say “ruling specifically cited the benefit to homeowners from remediating their homes, but the paint companies have threatened frivolous lawsuits in an attempt to scare homeowners.” 11 a.m., 800 288 9626, Reference: Clean Up Toxic Paint. Contact: Jen Kwart 714 749 2001.

Also listed: Mary Alexander, attorney in People v. ConAgra Grocery Products (2017).


Senate — Session 9 a.m.

  • Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education (Anthony Portantino, 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 (Richard Roth, 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.

Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

  • Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation (Phil Ting, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session, Rm. 447.
  • CANCELED, Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies (Eduardo Garcia, Chair), 1 p.m., Rm. 126. Subject — Cap and Trade.
    • Listed to testifyEdie Chang, California Air Resources Board; Danny Cullenward, Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee; Ross Brown, Legislative Analyst’s Office.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Rules Committee (5.2.18)

  • 1:30 a.m.

    Assembly Campus Climate Select Committee (5.3.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 713: Candidate for Governor: Delaine Eastin

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE Upon Adj.

  • 1 p.m.

    Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education LIVE

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 713: Candidate for Governor: Delaine Eastin

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (5.3.18)


BEVERLY HILLS — Gov. Brown addresses California-China Business Summit. 9:45 a.m., The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills Ballroom, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Also see Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Etc.


(Adam) Schiff for Congress (CD 28), breakfast, Host $2700, Sponsor $1000, Ticket $500, 9 a.m., 2072 7th Ave. Contact: 831 624 9832.

US Rep. Ami Bera serves as honorary host.

Phil Graham for Assembly 2018 (76th AD), reception, Chair $4400, Co-Chair $1500, Ticket $500, 5:30 p.m., Randle Communications, 500 Capitol Mall Suite 1950. Contact: 916 498 9223.

Special guests: former Governor Pete Wilson and First Lady Gayle Wilson; Asms. Frank Bigelow, Heath Flora, Vince Fong and Kevin Kiley.

ONTARIO — Connie Leyva for Senate 2018 (20th SD), “tacos and tequila,” Top Shelf $4400 (10 tickets), Anejo $2500 (8 tickets), Reposado $1000 (6 tickets), Gold $500 (4 tickets), Silver $250 (2 tickets), Ticket $125, Community Activist $40, Young Activist $15, 5:30 p.m., 88 Tequila, 1701 S. Grove Ave. #D. Contact: 714 675 3653.

POMONA — (Freddie) Rodriguez for Assembly 2018 (52nd AD), beer tasting reception “featuring Freddie Ale – light, sweet and easy drinking,” Keg $2000, Ale $1000, Lager $500, IPA $250, Freddie beer $100, 5:30 p.m., Sanctum Brewing, 560 E. Commercial St. Contact: 916 551 1470.


The office of Asm. Eduardo Garcia reports that Garcia received an award from the Special Education Local Plan Area Administrators Assn. of California for “his dedicated efforts to increase special education services and resources for individuals with disabilities through public policy.” Among the efforts mentioned was Garcia’s AB 1264, “the Parent Involvement and Transparency Act that proposed necessary improvements to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) to enhance parent and guardian’s ability participate in their children’s special education plan.” Contact: Aurora Saldivar 760 347 2360.

The Secretary of State’s office announced releasing “a series of videos in American Sign Language with information about the five propositions on the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Ballot.” Each video “includes a summary of the measure, what a yes or no vote means, the fiscal impact, and the pro and con arguments submitted by campaigns.” Contact: 916 653 6575.

Randle Communications has announced partnering with the Beekeeper Group in Washington DC on developing an app for California trade associations to help them organize their advocacy campaigns. Called “Lobby Day App,” it “provides an easy to-use tool to support or oppose legislation, communicate with lawmakers, and learn background information on key policies.” The app also shows association members “talking points, stakeholder information, strategic messaging and legislative updates” that can be easily accessed while they’re on the move. Randle says the app, in its non-California form, is already being used in Washington, DC by “a number of large companies, including eBay, the Credit Union National Assn., American Physical Therapy Assn. and American Farm Bureau.” Contact: Julie Phillips,


Delta Independent Science Board, part of the Delta Stewardship Council, reviews “Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment Synthesis Papers” written by Delta Stewardship Council staff to set forth scientific principles and findings that can help inform decisions regarding proposed amendments to Chapter 4 of Delta Plan, which covers restoring, protecting and enhancing Delta ecosystems; other business. 9 a.m., Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth St. Contact: Edmund Yu 916 445 0637.

Agenda here.

CANCELLED, During lunch, Dr. Christopher Potter, consultant specializing in analysis of spatial GIS and satellite sensor data, discusses “remote sensing monitoring methods for detecting invasive weed coverage in Delta waterways and Bay marshlands.” Noon, same location.

LOS ANGELES — Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, hears six appeals, including one from the owners of The District Vapor Lounge and Bar in Redlands, who were charged with selling alcohol to a minor; other business. 9 a.m., Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport, 6225 W. Century Blvd. Contact: 916 445 4005.

Agenda here.

Gambling Control Commission, considers approving request from Dianne Tran for Third-Party Proposition Player Services license that’s required for providing card rooms with players who are paid to fill empty seats; other business. 2 p.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Hearing Room 100. Contact: Fred Castano 916 263 1522.

Agenda here.


BEVERLY HILLS — 2018 California-China Business Summit, sponsored by ChinaWeek and the Milken Institute, business representatives from California and China “highlight the vibrant California-China trade relationship and practical strategies for bilateral success,” topics include advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, cleantech and e-commerce. 8 a.m., Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: Brian McWilliams 310 838 4010.

Listed speakers include: Asms. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Rob Bonta, Ed Chau, Kansen Chu and Chad Mayes; Jesse Torres, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development; Perry Wong, Milken Institute.

Details here.

California State Information Officers Council (SiOC) sponsors workshop on “communicating your organization’s purpose and vision,” Tina Reynolds and Mia Lopez from Uptown Studios in Sacramento discuss identifying “themes and patterns” among words and phrases commonly used within the organization then “creating a brand promise” from them. $25. 11:30 a.m., CalPERS, 400 Q St. Contact: 916 574 7744.

UC Davis and the office of Sen. Bill Monning host legislative briefing on “a recent UC Davis report that found tens of thousands of rural San Joaquin Valley residents lack basic access to safe drinking water,” Camille Pannu, Water Justice Clinic, and Jonathan London, UC Davis, give “recommendations to inform policy and advocacy efforts on how to improve funding and water access for these communities.” 1 p.m., Rm. 444. Contact: Trevor Taylor,

Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education sponsors hearing on “financing of the early learning system in California,” hears presentations on “outdated funding plan that has been unable to meet the demand for child care access in the state.” 1 p.m., Rm. 4202. Contact: Kevin Liao 916 319 2063.

Commission members listed to attend: Speaker Anthony Rendon; Asms. Kevin McCarty (Co-chair), Eloise Gomez Reyes and Phil Ting.

Listed speakers: Supt. Jorge Aguilar, Sacramento City Unified School District; Donna Hoffman Cullinan, MomsRising; Lynn Karoly, RAND Corporation; Stephen Menendian, UC Berkeley; Graham Dobson, San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education.


SANTA CLARITA — Representatives with SoCal Healthcare Coalition and other groups mark anniversary of US Reps. Steve Knight, Mimi Walters and Dana Rohrabacher voting for “Affordable Care Act repeal,” say “if they repealed the Affordable Care Act, tens of thousands of constituents would lose their health insurance by 2026.” 10 a.m., Congressman Steve Knight’s District Office, 26415 Carl Boyer Dr. Contact: Yusef Robb 323 384 1789.

Listed speakers: Pro Tem Emeritus Kevin de León; Julie Olsen, Saugus School Board President; Christy Smith, Newhall School Board President and Democratic candidate for AD 38.

Similar events: LA County/USC Medical Center, Noon, 2051 Marengo St., Los Angeles; Pier Plaza, 2:45 p.m., Pacific Coast Hwy and Main St., Huntington Beach.


Capitol Employees’ Blood Drive, sponsored by BloodSource, “with summer comes a greater need for your donations;” appointment required. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fish Pond/East Side. Contact: 916 319 2514.

SAN FRANCISCO — UC Pres. Janet Napolitano emcees the UC’s fourth annual “Grad Slam,” competition among 10 graduate students, each representing a UC campus, to determine who can “deliver the best jargon-free, three-minute talk about their research” and win “their share of $11,000 in prize money.” 10:30 a.m., LinkedIn Headquarters, 222 Second St. Contact: 510 987 9200.

Listed judges: Guy Berger, LinkedIn; Neil Chase, The Bay Area News Group; Lark Park, Office of Governor Jerry Brown; Karen Duderstadt, UC San Francisco and Julia Avila, senior at Gateway High School.

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

Members of Service Employees International Union Local 2015, which represents “375,000 in-home supportive services providers, certified nursing assistants, and private sector home aides,” host luncheon for legislators and staff, part of lobby day, discuss legislative priorities including: AB 2872, would allow Department of Social Services to set county compensation rates for “peer-to-peer learning” among providers of In-Home Supportive Services and AB 3082, would “establish uniform sexual harassment processes, procedures, and protections for IHSS providers, no later than July 1, 2019.” 1:30 p.m., South Lawn. Contact: Quintin Maidment 323 337 7987.

“Opera and Roses,” three bass singers and keyboardist from Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera perform selections from Puccini’s “Tosca,” which is being performed Saturday; part of Philharmonic’s Big Day of Giving promotion to encourage charitable donations; also to promote ticket sales for Saturday’s performance. 3 p.m., International World Peace Rose Garden. Contact: Julian Dixon 916 808 1990.

SAN DIEGO — Asm. Todd Gloria participates in panel discussion at Climate Action Leadership Conference, discusses “the legislature’s and the state of California’s efforts to combat climate change.” 4:30 p.m., University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park. Contact: Nick Serrano 619 645 3090.

Capitol LGBTQ Assn. holds its monthly no-host mixer, “come out and destress with us, hear about upcoming events in our community, and network with LGBTQ staff and allies.” 5 p.m., Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St. Contact: Nicole Restmeyer,

WEST SACRAMENTO — US Rep. Doris Matsui attends annual State of the City address by West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, also helps him present Civic Leadership awards. 5:30 p.m., West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 W. Capitol Ave. Contact: Lauren Dart 202 225 7163.

Also listed: Asm. Kevin McCarty.

VISALIA — Asm. Devon Mathis hosts “Safety In Schools Educational Summit,” participants discuss ideas for new legislation and ways to improve student safety. 5:30 p.m., Tulare County Office of Education, 6200 South Mooney Blvd. Contact: Justin Turner 916 319 2026.

Also listed: Craig Wheaton, Tulare County Office of Education; Terry Peterson, Twenty-First District PTA; Ma’Linah Vega, student ambassador at Sequoia High School.

Supporters of Democrat Milo Fitch for Sacramento County Sheriff host backyard fundraiser, tickets $25-$100. 5:30 p.m., 1901 45th St. Contact: Steve Maviglio,

Christians pray for America, part of 67th annual National Day of Prayer observance. 5:30 p.m., North Steps. Contact: 800 444 8828.

UC Hastings Alumni sponsors happy hour mixer. 6 p.m., Ten Ten Room, 1010 10th St. Contact: Rodney Nickens,

ANAHEIM — Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson honors “287 elementary schools recognized as ‘Distinguished Schools” for being “some of the best and most innovative schools in California,” also discusses “developments in K-12 education,” part of California Department of Education’s School Recognition Program. 6 p.m., Disneyland Hotel, 1150 W. Magic Way. Contact: Bill Ainsworth 530 219 4584.

Torlakson available for on-site interviews from 1 to 5 p.m.


Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): California Strategies & Advocacy, Kinder Morgan Inc., 5/1/18… Norwood Associates, Arkema Inc.; Mexichem Fluor, 5/1/18… Nossaman LLP, Liberty Power, 5/1/18… Townsend Public Affairs, CanMed Labs LLC; City of Avalon; City of Orange; City of Selma, 5/1/18.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Capitol Strategies Group, Capistrano Shores, 5/1/18… Churchwell White, TransUnion LLC, 5/1/18… First Avenue Partners, InfraVia Capital, 5/1/18… Matthew Lucas, Cross Ocean Adviser LLP; Cross Ocean Partners Management LP, 5/1/18… Townsend Public Affairs, City of Oceanside; Fallbrook PUD; Sigma Beta Xi Inc., 5/1/18.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Kirk Kimmelshue, Capitol Strategies Group, 5/1/18.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Matthew Lucas, Matthew Lucas, 4/30/18… Susan Marshall, Barings LLC, 5/1/18… Jacqueline Moore, The Ochoa & Moore Law Firm, 5/1/18.


Recent filings with Secretary of State.

LEGISLATURE (Candidate’s name, Party, District, Year, “Committee’s name,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Sofia Collin, Democratic, AD 37, 2018, “Sofia Collin’s 37th District Assembly Member Committee 2018,” Sofia Collin, 3204 State St., Unit D, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105, 914 262 7822.

SPONSORED COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, Name of Sponsor(s) [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): California Farm Labor Contractor PAC, California Farm Labor Contractor, “This committee expects to make independent expenditures to support or oppose numerous candidates for state and local offices, each of whom will be listed in the committee’s campaign statements,” J. Richard Eichman, 1127 11th St., Ste. 300, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916 442 2280; Peter Nissen, 1226 Spring St., Saint Helena, CA 94574, 707 975 7334.

SLATE MAILERS (Name of Slate Mailer Organization, Treasurer’s name, address and phone number; Content Authorizer’s name, address and phone number): SF Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club SMO, Derek Lee, 2126 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94133, 415 983 2306; Bruce Agid, 300 Berry St., Unit 1301, San Francisco, CA 94158.


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign for Governor reports an endorsement from The Mercury News. Release hereNewsom, a Democrat, was San Francisco Mayor from 2004 to 2010, the year he was elected Lieutenant Governor. Contact: Addisu Demissie,

Treasurer John Chiang’s campaign for Governor criticizes opponent Antonio Villaraigosa’s TV ad, says Villaraigosa “takes credit for building affordable housing in Los Angeles” but leaves out he “was receiving donations from Ameriquest – a company that not only targeted vulnerable communities with its predatory lending practices, but was also one of the mortgage firms that helped fuel the U.S. housing crisis;” also criticizes opponent Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s TV ad, says it “conveniently glosses over so many of the accomplishments Newsom achieved as mayor of San Francisco, including skipping out on work, weakening immigration protections, overseeing a rising housing and homelessness crisis and leaving the city with a $380 million deficit.” Releases here and hereChiang, a Democrat, was elected Treasurer in 2014 and before that he was the state’s Controller and a member of the Board of Equalization. Contact:

Eleni Kounalakis’ campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports endorsement from actor Robert Redford, also reports having released TV ad, “California’s Coasts Are Not for Sale,” its second TV ad of the campaign. Release hereKounalakis, a Democrat, was the US Ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013 and is a former executive with AKT Development. Contact:

Malia Cohen’s campaign for Board of Equalization District 2 reports an endorsement from the California Professional Firefighters. Release here. Cohen, a Democrat, is currently a San Francisco Supervisor and is president of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System. Contact: Lia Salaverry,

Jess Phoenix’s campaign for CD 25 reports an endorsement from Our Revolution Santa Clarita Valley. Release herePhoenix, a Democrat, is a geologist. Contact:

Sam Jammal’s campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from the Fullerton Observer newspaper. Release hereJammal, a Democrat, is a former attorney for Tesla. Contact: James Sonneman 202 870 6220.

Former Asm. Young Kim’s campaign for CD 39 reports that National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns” program elevated her to “Contender” status, says “with Kim earning the endorsement of current US Rep. Ed Royce and raising more than $700,000 to date Kim has clearly illustrated the ability to run a competitive campaign.” Release hereKim, a Republican, represented AD 65 from 2014 to 2016. Contact: Dave Gilliard 916 626 6804.

Shawn Nelson’s campaign for CD 39 reports National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns” program elevated him to “Contender” status, says, “Nelson has racked up all of the major Republican endorsements from the California Republican Assembly, the Lincoln Club of Orange County, County Supervisors and high-profile federal endorsements, too.” Release hereNelson, a Republican, is an Orange County Supervisor and was a City Councilman and mayor of Fullerton. Contact: John Thomas,

Katie Porter’s campaign for CD 45 reports launching a second ad, “Minivan,” highlights “her track record of taking on the big banks on behalf or Orange County families – and winning.” Release herePorter, a Democrat, teaches consumer law at UC Irvine. Contact: Erica Kwiatkowski,

Diane Harkey’s campaign for CD 49 reports National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns” program elevated her to “Contender” status, says “announcement is notable as just a few short days ago Diane Harkey was placed on its ‘On the Radar status.” Release hereHarkey, a Republican, was elected to the Board of Equalization in 2014, and before that represented AD 73. Contact: Dave Gilliard 916 626 6804.

Sen. Connie Leyva’s campaign for re-election to SD 20 reports an endorsement from Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Release here. Leyva, a Democrat, is a former president of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, and she was first elected to the Senate in 2014. Contact: Douglas Herman 626 535 0710.

Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates’ re-election campaign for SD 36 reports launching a new ad that highlights “her fight to repeal the Car and Gas Tax and stop Jerry Brown’s ‘Bullet Train,'” also outlines “the hard work she has done in the State Senate to cut unnecessary regulations here in our communities.” Release here. Bates, a Republican, was an Assemblymember from 1998 to 2004, and an Orange County Supervisor from 2007 to 2014, the year she was elected to the Senate. Contact: Andre Levesque 916 626 6804.

Judy Appel’s campaign for AD 15 reports an endorsement from Controller Betty Yee. Release here. Appel, a Democrat, is a member of the Berkeley School Board. Contact:

Robert Rivas’ campaign for AD 30 reports an endorsement from the Deputy Sheriffs’ Assn. of Santa Clara County. Release here. Rivas, a Democrat, has served on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors since 2010, and teaches a political science course at Gavilan College in Gilroy. Contact: Wayne Norton 831 227 3530.

Frank Scotto’s campaign for AD 66 reports an endorsement from former Manhattan Beach Mayor Bob Holmes. Release hereScotto, a Republican, is a small business owner and former Mayor of Torrance. Contact: Scotto 310 678 1379.

CA Children’s Hospital Assn. reports submitting “nearly 643,000 signatures” to qualify an initiative for the November ballot that would “authorize a $1.5 billion bond to expand and upgrade California’s children’s hospitals, which handle more than 1 million visits by children each year;” also reports endorsements from the CA Hospital Assn. and Children’s Specialty Care Coalition. Release here. Contact: Jessica Hsiang Ng 916 444 1380.

Californians for Consumer Privacy, group in support of a proposed initiative to give consumers “a real choice about their own privacy,” reports that chief proponent Alastair Mactaggart will submit “625,000 signatures” to qualify the measure for the November ballot; says “tech is on the defensive because of recurrent data breaches and revelations thatCambridge Analytica scraped the personal information of 87 million Facebook users.” Release here. Contact: Inez Kaminski 805 708 4883.

Committee to Protect California Jobs, which opposes a proposed ballot measure that “would impose California-only state regulation of the Internet,” reports the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. (VICA) has announced its opposition to the measure, says “there are numerous provision in the initiative that are overly burdensome on business, invite a flurry of lawsuits and will have a negative impact on the economy of Southern California.” Release here. Contact: Steven Maviglio 916 607 8340.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford’s re-election campaign for District 2 reports an endorsement from Sen. Mike Morrell. Release here. Contact: Rutherford,

Asm. Marc Steinorth’s campaign for San Bernardino County Supervisor in District 2 reports an endorsement from CAL FIRE Local 2881. Release here. Steinorth, a Republican, was first elected to the Assembly in 2014. Contact: Heather Rouhana 909 294 6592.


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


Friday, May 04, 2018


EL CENTRO — Sen. Ben Hueso and others announce $2.5 million grant made possible by Hueso’s SB 1074 (2016) “for an exciting new geothermal project by EnergySource titled ‘Well to Wheels Lithium Design’ located in Imperial Valley” that “may create a domestic source of lithium and other minerals to help meet California’s growing demand for electric grid stabilization and electric vehicle components.” 10 a.m., Chamber of Commerce, 1095 S. 4th St. Contact: Erin Hickey 619 409 7690.

Also listed: Pres. Eric Spomer, EnergySource Minerals; Pres. Timothy Kelley, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation.

SATURDAY, SAN JOSE — Asm. Kansen Chu and others discuss AB 2588, would require smoke alarms to meet “most recent State Fire Marshal standards,” would also “improve access to voluntary safety inspections and multilingual emergency preparedness plans,” say “working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half;” part of a nationwide American Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% through the installation of free smoke alarms across the country. 8:45 a.m., Tzu Chi Campus, Room 333, 2355 Oakland Rd. Contact: Nancy Le 408 262 2501.

Also listed: Ken Toren, CEO of American Red Cross Silicon Valley; Sherry Shih, Tzu Chi Foundation.


Senate — No Session.

Assembly — No Session.

  • RIVERSIDE — Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California (Marc Berman,Chair),
    10:30 a.m., University of California, Riverside Alumni and Visitors Center, 3701 Canyon Crest Dr. Subject — Meeting the Needs of Faculty and Staff to Support Students.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (5.3.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education (5.3.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 717: “2018: The Political Forecast”

  • 9 a.m.

    Sac Press Club: Lt Gov. Debate (4.17.18)

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Housing Conversation with Gov. Candidates

  • 3 p.m.

    The Kennedys: Purpose and Poetry

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 717: “2018: The Political Forecast”

  • 9 p.m.

    Sac Press Club: Lt Gov. Debate (4.17.18)


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


SUTTER COUNTY — James Gallagher for Assembly 2018 (3rd AD), striped bass fishing, Ticket $2000, 6 a.m. launch, Tisdale Launch, end of Tisdale Rd. Contact: 530 420 5066.

YOUNTVILLE — Re-Elect (Toni) Atkins for Senate 2020 (39th SD) and Holly J. Mitchell for Senate 2018 (30th SD), Dinner (Friday) and Spa Day (Saturday), Dinner and Spa $2500 per committee, Dinner Only $1500 per committee, 6 p.m., Bottega Napa Valley, 6525 Washington St. Contact: 619 239 1721.

Spa Day at Villagio Inn, 6481 Washington St.

Special guest: Former Asm. Susan Bonilla.

LOS ANGELES — Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner 2018, reception, Host $14,600, Sponsor $7300, Advocate $2500, Supporter $1000, Ticket $500, 6 p.m., Home of Cathy and Len Unger, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 916 444 1186.

SATURDAY, PALOMA — (John) Garamendi for Congress (CD 3), annual Basque BBQ, PAC $5000, Platinum $2500, Gold $1000, Blue $500, Ticket $45, Kids under 10 and seniors 80 and older free, 3:30 p.m., Touch the Earth Ranch, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 916 215 5613.

SATURDAY, PASADENA — Joe Shammas for Congress 2018 (CD 29), reception, contributions $20-$2700, 4 p.m., 2300 Cooley Place. Contact: 818 268 0968.


CA Law Revision Commission, considers approving draft recommendations for amending Probate Code; commission recommends lowering from 10% to 7% interest rate heirs of small estates pay to unsecured creditors or other heirs for possessing a decedent’s property that doesn’t rightfully belong to them; also recommends interest should not begin accruing until beneficiary has been notified of the error and the court should be given discretion to reduce or waive accrued interest if beneficiary acted reasonably and in good faith; other business. 9:15 a.m., 925 L St., Bion M. Gregory Conference Room. Contact: Barbara Gaal 650 494 1335.

Agenda here.


SAN DIEGO — CA Republican Party Convention and Candidate Fair, first of three days, delegates vote to endorse candidates, hear speeches, etc. 9 a.m., Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Dr. Contact: Matt Fleming 916 448 9496.

Speakers include: US Rep. Mimi Walters; US Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa); Linda McMahon, Administrator of the US Small Business Administration.

Welcome reception at 5 p.m. Friday; “Saturday Speaker Series and Candidate Forum” at 2 p.m. Saturday; General Session at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Details here.

Assembly Foster Care Select Committee and Children Now sponsor policy roundtable on the requirements and guidelines for creating Child and Family Teams to improve unique needs of each foster youth. 10 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Susanna Kniffen 916 379 5256 x124.

Listed speakers: Vanessa Hernandez, California Youth Connection; Mary Sheppard, CA Dept. of Social Services; Diana Boyer, County Welfare Directors Assn.; Lynn Thull, California Alliance of Child and Family Services.

Agenda here.

SATURDAY, LOS ANGELES — The United State of Women 2018 Summit, first of two days, elected officials, entrepreneurs, actresses and others convene for panel discussions, documentary screenings, and networking sessions that highlight “the work of organizations and individuals at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality;” thousands of women expected to attend. 8 a.m., Shrine Auditorium, 665 N. Jefferson Blvd. Contact: Rachel Palermo,

Speakers listed: Former First Lady Michelle Obama, US Rep. Kamala Harris, Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and others.

Agenda here.


IONE — Inmates at Mule Creek State Prison graduate from Karma Rescue’s Paws for Life program after having trained dogs brought in from Amador County Animal Shelter to pass American Kennel Club’s “canine good citizen test.” 10 a.m., 4001 Hwy. 104. Contact: Angelo Gonzalez 209 274 5080.

CASTRO — Sen. Bob Wieckowski attends ribbon cutting for new site of America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, discusses importance of vision care. 1 p.m., 20297 Patio Dr. Contact: Jeff Barbosa 916 651 4010.

On Saturday, Wieckowski attends AARP’s Livable Communities Charrette to discuss his SB 831 “to further ease the construction of accessory dwelling units to help alleviate our affordable housing crisis,” 10 a.m., Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market St., San Jose.

Also listed: Asm. Ash Kalra and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

SATURDAY, ROLLING HILLS ESTATES — Asm. Al Muratsuchi joins annual horseback ride sponsored by Mayor of Rolling Hills Estates along trails between Chandler Park and Ernie Howlett Park. 8:30 a.m., Chandler Park, Northwest Corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and Palos Verdes  Dr. North. Contact: Kerry Townsend Jacob 310 806 0893.

Following ride Muratsuchi participates in annual Scout Pancake Breakfast at Ernie Howlett Park.

Also on Saturday, Muratsuchi departs on “WalkAbout” sponsored by North Redondo Business Assn., visits small businesses on Artesia Blvd. 11 a.m., Community Services Building, 1922 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach.

SATURDAY, SALINAS — Asm. Anna Caballero, Sen. Bill Monning and others  join “over 200 volunteers” on Cinco de Mayo to “remind voters across the Salinas Valley to vote by mail,” also “encourage people to use their vote to build the kind of community they want for their families.” 9 a.m., Teamsters Labor Hall, 207 Sanborn Rd. Contact: Carlos Ramos 831 262 1959.

Also listed: US Rep. Jimmy Panetta; San Benito County Supervisor and Democratic AD 30 candidate Robert Rivas; Soledad City Council Member Alejandro Chavez.

SATURDAY, California Museum holds daylong celebration for “And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations,” a national traveling exhibit that highlights “400 years of Black history and social justice” with handmade quilts by artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network, also includes a community quilt project, African American genealogy booth, fiber arts pop-up shop and quilt appraisals; tickets $5. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., California Museum, 1020 O St. Contact: Brenna Hamilton 916 651 0934.

SATURDAY, LAFAYETTE — Asm. Catharine Baker and others sponsors Women’s Safety and Self Defense Workshop, discuss self-defense skills and what legislature is doing to improve public safety. 10 a.m., Acalanes High School, 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd. Contact: Allie Stewart 916 319 2016.

SATURDAY, SHERMAN OAKS — Members of the Democratic Party of San Fernando Valley host 20th annual Democrats Picnic fundraiser, “help our campaign office be a success by sponsoring some of our expenses,” also meet elected officials and candidates for state and local office. $30. 11 a.m., Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park, 14201 Huston St. Contact: 818 995 3367.

Listed to attend: US Rep. Brad Sherman; Sen. Ricardo Lara, candidate for Insurance Commissioner; Jesse Gabriel, candidate for AD 45; Christy Smith, candidate for AD 38 and Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin.

SATURDAY, TORRANCE — Republican AD 66 candidate Frank Scotto meets with campaign volunteers before precinct walk and phone bank; lunch served. 11 a.m., Scotto Campaign Headquarters, 23211 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 200A. Contact: 310 373 0377.