May 31, 2018

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Sens. Ben Hueso, Ed Hernandez and Ricardo Lara, Asms. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Wendy Carrillo and Jose Medina, and others promote tomorrow’s “National Day of Action for Children” sponsored by National Domestic Workers Alliance and others, discuss Latino Caucus’ “unity in standing against Trump administration policies that rip families apart at the border,” say “every day, the administration is deliberately separating children from their families without regard for the best interests of children.” 9 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Roger Salazar 916 284 1255.

Pres. Jon Coupal and Laura Murray, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., TELECONFERENCE, announce federal lawsuit against “CalSavers,” a “state-run program that imposes unnecessary risks and costs to taxpayers, businesses and private sector employees” by requiring that employees who work at companies that don’t offer retirement benefits and employ at least four others have access to CalSavers. 10:30 a.m., 877 876 9176, Code: HJTA. Contact: 916 444 9950.

Credentialed media only.

SALINAS — “Local environmentalists, labor officials and community activists” urge support for Democratic AD 30 candidate Robert Rivas, denounce “efforts by oil giants to spend millions of dollars” into “attacking fracking ban champions,” say Rivas was “a leader on San Benito County’s first-of-its kind local ordinance to ban fracking” and is now “being targeted by an expensive Chevron-backed ad campaign.” 11 a.m., Chevron Station, 1250 N. Davis Rd. Contact: Kelly Martinez 408 582 4080.


Senate — Session 10 a.m.

Assembly — Session 10 a.m.

  • Conference Committee on the Budget (Phil Ting, Chair), upon call of chair, Rm. 4202.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Floor Session (5.30.18)

  • 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

  • 10 a.m

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 11 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE Upon Adj.

  • 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 (5.31.18)


Nothing public announced as of 5:45 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.


Eleni (Kounalakis) for California (Lt. Governor), breakfast, Contribution levels $7300, $5000, $2500, $1000, $500, $250, 8 a.m., 1414 K St. Suite 250. Contact: 415 402 0303.

Hosted by Kristin Bertolina Faust.

SAN FRANCISCO — Fiona Ma for State Treasurer 2018, reception, Rose $2500, Orchid $1000, Peony $500, Gerbera Daisy $250, Tulip $100, Ticket $25, 5 p.m., Flore, 2298 Market St. Contact:

WALNUT GROVE — (Dianne) Feinstein for Senate 2018, reception and dinner, Suggested contributions $5400, $2700, $1000, $500, 5:30 p.m. reception, dinner to follow, Home of Julie and Rusty Areias, on Hwy. 160. Contact: 415 402 0303.

SANTA MONICA — Marshall Tuck for State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018, reception, Max $7300, Ticket $100, 6 p.m., Address upon RSVP. Contact:


By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Require Senate confirmation.

To the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection: Michael Jani, 65, Santa Cruz, Republican, senior forestry advisor at the Mendocino Redwood Company and the Humboldt Redwood Company since 2012. Compensation: $100 per diem.

To the Board of Parole Hearings: Troy Taira, 58, Alameda, Democrat, administrative law judge at the CA Public Utilities Commission. Salary: $147,778.

Do not require confirmation.

To the California State Board of Fire Services: Clifford Allen, 51, Fresno, Republican, battalion chief at the CA Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection since 2014; Brian Rice, 57, Sacramento, Democrat, former deputy chief of operations at the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Protection District. No compensation.

To the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board: Brenda Bruner, 58, Oakland, Democrat, manager of the Emergency Services Dispatch Unit at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office since 2012. No compensation.

As an alternate to the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training: Timothy Sheldon, 41, Bakersfield, Republican, correctional lieutenant at Kern Valley State Prison since 2013. No compensation.


Randle Communications reports promoting assistant account executive Andréa Hansen to account executive. Hansen has worked for Randle since 2014, when she became an intern after graduating from Sacramento State with a degree in communication studies. In her new role, Hansen will help manage the firm’s water and electric utility clients. Contact: Jeff Randle 916 448 5802.

The Secretary of State’s office has announced launching its latest digital exhibit in partnership with Google. “A Campaign to Unite the Nation: Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 Presidential Campaign in California” describes the story of Robert F. Kennedy’s campaign and his assassination “through rare photos, original campaign materials, speeches, police records and other documents” from the State Archives. Contact: 916 653 6575.

CA Life Sciences Assn. (CLSA) reports electing William Newell as chair and Melinda Richter as vice chair. Newell is CEO of Sutro Biopharma, Inc. and was previously vice chair of the board. Richter, who was the board’s treasurer, is global head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS. CLSA also reports adding Jared Watkin, senior vice president of diabetes care at Abbott, to the board. Contact: Will Zasadny 619 961 8848.


Board of Occupational Therapy, first of two days, discusses taking positions on seven bills including AB 2138, would prohibit regulatory boards from considering criminal convictions five years old or older, except for violent felonies, when making decisions related to granting a new license or suspending or revoking an existing one; would also refine description of crimes regulatory boards may consider during licensing process from crimes that are “substantially related” to the profession to “directly and adversely related;” other business. 9:30 a.m, Department of Consumer Affairs, 2005 Evergreen St. Contact: Jody Quesada 916 263 2294.

Agenda here.

SAN FRANCISCO — California Public Utilities Commission, considers adopting two programs for increasing number of solar generating systems installed on single family homes in disadvantaged communities, one will subsidize cost of installation for owner-occupants, other will grant 20% rate discounts to renters who are eligible for California Alternate Rates for Energy or Family Electric Rate Assistance programs; other business. 9:30 a.m., 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.

Agenda here.


“Improving Outcomes for English Learners,” sponsored by Public Policy Institute of California, PPIC researcher Laura Hill provides overview of “a wealth of new policies” that “aim to improve educational outcomes for these students, from increased funding to changes in instruction and assessment;” followed by panel discussion. Noon, Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th Street, Second floor. Contact: Kelly Holt 415  291 4498.

Panelists listed: Veronica Aguila, CA Dept. of Education; Deborah Gonzalez and Joseph Hayes, PPIC; Robert Linquanti, WestEd; Hilda Maldonado, Los Angeles Unified School District.

Free, lunch provided; register to attend or watch live webcast here.


LOS ANGELES — Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, launches his “Progress Never Sleeps” tour in which he campaigns “around the clock for 24 hours straight” talking “to workers about building a stronger economy and visit sites to highlight his priorities for California.” 7 a.m.,   
La Cienega/Jefferson Metro Rail Station, 5664 W Jefferson Blvd. Contact:

Tour concludes 7 a.m. Friday at the Original Pantry Café, 877 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles.

Complete list of events here.

OAKLAND — Treasurer John Chiang, Democratic candidate for Governor, visits East Oakland Community Project, a “multi-service organization offering emergency and transitional housing in Alameda County, including safe homes and services for homeless young adults.” 10 a.m., 7515 International Blvd. Contact:

Later, joins San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee on tour of local businesses at 3 p.m., Squat and Gobble Restaurant, 1 W Portal Ave., San Francisco.

“Open to credentialed media only.”

SAN DIEGO — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Democratic candidate for Governor, tours West Health Gary and Mary Senior Wellness Center, “an innovative senior wellness and dental center;” part of his “Courage for a Change” bus tour that began Monday. 10 a.m., 1525 Fourth Ave. Contact: Nathan Click,

Later, hosts town hall co-sponsored by Equality California at 1 p.m., Mizell Senior Center, 480 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs; and visits Stakely’s Barber Salon with Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas at 5:30 p.m., 6711 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles.

US Rep. Doris Matsui, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and others celebrate “successful campaign to raise $50 million” at groundbreaking ceremony for Powerhouse Science Center’s new 50,000-square-foot campus, say development plans include renovating “the 100-year-old Pacific Gas & Electric power plant,” constructing a 22,000 square-foot building and improving the Robert T. Matsui Waterfront Park; also music from Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera. 10 a.m., 400 Jibboom St. Contact: Maria Hill 916 808 3942 X103.

Also listed: Sacramento Vice-Mayor Steve Hansen; former Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo; Sacramento Municipal Utility District Pres. Gregg Fishman; Powerhouse Science Center Pres. Michael Galane.

Treasurer office employees working on ScholarShare 529, California’s state sponsored college savings program, mark National College Savings Day, promote $50 state contribution available through June 1 for new accounts opened with $50 or more deposit and agree to an automatic contribution plan of $25 or more for six months. 11 a.m., Outside Treasurer’s Office, Traffic Circle. Contact: Stan Zeto 916 651 6281.

Office of Foster Ombudsperson within Dept. of Social Services celebrates National Foster Care Awareness Month, present awards to foster youth advocates, over 20 service providers distribute information on their programs, etc. 11 a.m., 744 P St. Contact: Michael Weston 916 657 2268.

CONCORD — US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier sponsors forum on “concussion prevention for student athletes” at Ygnacio Valley High School, discusses his H.R. 3580, would “establish nationwide standards for schools on concussion safety and bring all states in compliance with evidence-based guidelines for treatment;” also Moussa Yazbeck, a neurointensivist for John Muir Health, discusses dangers from repeatedly being concussed and “when in doubt, sit it out” advice. 11 a.m., Ygnacio Valley High School, 755 Oak Grove Rd. Contact: Aimee Wall 202 760 1365.

Also listed: Dennis Brown, former San Francisco 49er; Akili Calhoun, former Oakland Raider.

LOS ANGELES — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones visits Alexander Hamilton High School to “remind students to drive safely and avoid distracted driving risks that can lead to auto accidents.” 11:30 a.m., 2955 South Robertson Blvd. Contact: 916 492 3566.

PANORAMA CITY — US Sen. Kamala Harris hosts town hall, discusses “her ongoing work as she fights on behalf of all Californians and their families.” 3 p.m., St. Genevieve Parish and Schools, 14061 Roscoe Blvd. Contact: Brenda Gonzalez 213 364 1335.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California sponsors roundtable discussion with US Sen. Dianne Feinstein on “Trump Administration’s attacks on women’s health, including the recent proposal to dramatically change the Title X family planning program.” 3:15 p.m., Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J St., Tofanelli Rm. Contact: Rose Kapolczynski 213 820 6930.

Also listed: CEO Crystal Strait, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California.

SCOTTS VALLEY — US Rep. Anna Eshoo hears policy recommendations on social justice from high school students sitting on her Santa Cruz County Student Advisory Board. 4 p.m., City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Dr. Contact: Emma Crisci 202 225 8104.

BERKELEY — Close the Gap CA, a statewide recruiting campaign to find progressive women to run for office, hosts fundraising reception, features conversation with author Ayelet Waldman and attorney/activist Irma Herrera. Sponsorships $250-$5000, Tickets $100. 6 p.m. Berkeley Mills Showroom, 2830 Seventh St. Contact: 510 704 1657.


Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, Toll Global Forwarding SCS (USA) Inc., 5/29/18… The Quintana Cruz Company, California Cannabis Courier Assn.; Lamar Advertising, 5/29/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Anna Buck, California Assn. of Realtors, 5/29/18… James Carville, American Funds Distributors Inc., 5/29/18.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): James Callanan, Sandell Asset Management Corp., 5/25/18.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Savanna Riley, The Quintana Cruz Company, 5/29/18.


Treasurer John Chiang’s campaign for Governor reports an endorsement from the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats. Release 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:

John Cox’s campaign for Governor responds to the “California State Assembly passing AB 2965 which would extend Medi-Cal program coverage to illegal immigrants,” Cox says: “California’s Democrat leadership claims we need a ever-increasing gas tax to pay for our state’s crumbling infrastructure yet they spend billions on free benefits for illegal immigrants. That’s offensive to the hardworking, law-abiding Californians.” Release hereCox, a Republican, is a businessman from San Diego and the proponent of the “Neighborhood Legislature” initiative. Contact: Matt Shupe 415 735 8491.

The American Federation of Government Employees, the “largest federal employee union,” reports its endorsement of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for Governor. Release hereNewsom, a Democrat, was San Francisco Mayor from 2004 to 2010, the year he was elected Lieutenant Governor. Contact: Tim Kauffman 202 639 6405.

Families and Teachers for Antonio, an independent expenditure committee supporting Antonio Villaraigosa for governor, reports having released two TV ads that are running statewide; “Work” says when “the worst oil spill in two decades hit San Francisco” during the time Gavin Newsom was mayor, Newsom “jetted off for a Hawaiian vacation… in the wake of the spill;” the other ad, “Guys,” “chronicles Newsom’s decades’ long pattern of boasting, overselling his achievements, and making false claims.” The committee also reports that Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign and IEs in support of it have so far spent $25,748,726: Newsom Spent through 5/19 $15,569,901; Newsom TV Buy Since 5/19 $2,130,000; Citizens for Newsom $4,738,590; Education Orgs for Newsom $1,336,984; Nurses for Newsom $1,218,251; AAVREP for Newsom $630,000; CCSEA IE Committee  $125,000. Release here. Contact: Roger Salazar,

Mark Meuser’s campaign for Secretary of State reports “with just one week to go before the June Jungle Primary Election, Facebook has banned our campaign from advertising with them because we do not have a verified page,” says: “The thing is, I started the verification process several months ago, there was an exchange of emails before Facebook just simply stopped responding. My request for verification seems to be sitting in some black hole in Facebook land. I’ve talked with many other candidates of both parties who are having the same problem. It appears that candidates who have been elected all have verified accounts and thus no problem advertising. This new Facebook policy has adversely affected non-incumbents.” Release hereMeuser, a Republican, is the founder of Meuser Law Group in Walnut Creek. Contact:

Asm. Tony Thurmond’s campaign for Supt. of Public Instruction says “it has been seven days since Marshall Tuck was asked to his face to disavow Republican mailers that put him side by side with people like Newt Gingrich and hateful words against immigrants. To this day Tuck remains silent,” adds Thurmond “gave Tuck the opportunity to renounce this support by extremists” last week but Tuck “sidestepped the question by branding it ‘misinformation.'” Release here. Thurmond, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2014 and before that he was a Richmond City Councilmember. Contact: Maddie Franklin 209 210 8950.

Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto’s campaign for AD 15 reports an endorsement from US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier. Release herePardue-Okimoto, a Democrat, currently serves on the El Cerrito City Council and has been a registered nurse at Alta Bates Hospital for 17 years. Contact: Andrew Acosta 916 505 3069.

Judy Appel’s campaign for AD 15 has distributed an op-ed published by the San Francisco Chronicle by Appel, Oakland School Board Member Roseann Torres and Madeline Kronenberg of West Contra Costa Unified School District, who call for “Sacramento legislators to give local school districts more power to deny charter schools in their communities,” excerpts include: “Legislators need to pass legislation to increase transparency and reporting of existing charters before we allow another one to open its doors. We are committed to equity in education, which means making sure that all of our students have equal access to quality education.” Release hereAppel, a Democrat, is a member of the Berkeley School Board. Contact:

Robert Rivas’ campaign for AD 30 reports an endorsement from San Benito County District Attorney Candice Hooper Mancino. 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.

James Ramos’ campaign for AD 40 reports endorsements from California Professional Firefighters, the Peace Officers Research Assn. of California, California Assn. of Highway Patrolmen, CAL FIRE Local 2881 and California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations. Release hereRamos, a Democrat, is a San Bernardino County Supervisor and was first elected in 2012. Contact: Andrew Acosta 916 505 3069.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford’s re-election campaign for District 2 reports an endorsement from airline pilot Ken Petschow, “a leader in the San Antonio Heights community.” Release here. Contact: Rutherford 909 772 2314.


Secretary of State Alex Padilla has announced that the following initiative is eligible for the November 6, 2018, General Election ballot. Contact: 916 653 6575.

AUTHORIZES STATE REGULATION OF KIDNEY DIALYSIS CLINICS. LIMITS CHARGES FOR PATIENT CARE. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Limits amounts outpatient kidney dialysis clinics may charge for patient care and imposes penalties for excessive charges. Requires annual reporting to the state regarding clinic costs, patient charges, and revenue. Prohibits clinics from discriminating against patients based on the source of payment for care. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: State administrative costs of around $1 million annually to be covered by increases in license fees on chronic dialysis clinics. State and local government savings largely associated with reduced government employee and retiree health benefits spending on dialysis treatment, potentially up to tens of millions of dollars annually.


Patients and Caregivers to Protect Dialysis Patients, a coalition representing nearly 100 organizations including the California Medical Assn., responds in opposition of proposed measure: “The proposition limits what health insurance companies pay for patient dialysis treatments by defining a narrow list of what clinics can bill to insurers as allowable costs. The artificially low reimbursement rate will not cover the actual cost of providing care at a clinic and could force many clinics to cut back services or even close. That will jeopardize access to care for dialysis patients who need treatment three days a week, four hours at a time, to survive.” Release here. Contact: Kathy Fairbanks 916 443 0872.


Californians for Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection, sponsored by Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West, responds in support of the proposed measure: “The new law would push dialysis corporations to invest more in the treatment of patients with kidney failure and improve conditions in the clinics, where patients have reported incidents of cockroaches, mice, blood stains and dirty bathrooms… The Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act limits dialysis corporations’ revenues to 15 percent above the amount they spend on patient care, and requires that any amount above that be refunded. Any money spent on increasing staffing, training or upgrading equipment or facilities would not be counted toward the 15 percent figure, giving the dialysis corporations incentive to make improvements.” Release here. Contact: Sean Wherley 323 893 6831.


The Commission on Judicial Performance reports publicly admonishing San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Lisa Novak for “failing to be patient, dignified and courteous to a criminal defense attorney and making remarks that could reasonably be expected to impair the attorney-client relationship; failing to disclose improper ex parte communications received from her bailiff; and making improper remarks at a judges’ meeting.” Decision here. Contact: Gregory Dresser 415 557 1200.


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Friday, June 01, 2018


None scheduled.


Senate — Session 9 a.m.

Assembly — Session 10 a.m.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (5.31.18)

  • 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”

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE

  • 11 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE upon Adj.

  • 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.

    Assembly Floor Session (6.1.18)


Nothing public announced as of 5:45 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.


SATURDAY, Jacqui Irwin for State Assembly 2018 (44th AD), Maroon 5 concert, Ticket $2500, 7:30 p.m., Golden 1 Center. Contact: 916 551 1430.

SATURDAY, OAKLAND — Rob Bonta for State Assembly 2018 (18th AD), annual chili cook off and barbecue, Habanero $8800 (20 tickets), Cayenne $4400 (15 tickets), Serrano $2500 (10 tickets), Jalapeno $1000 (8 tickets), Chipotle $500 (5 tickets), Poblano $250 (2 tickets), Ticket $75, 1 p.m., IAFF, Local 55 Union Hall, 369 15th St. Contact: 510 692 9817.

Sponsored by Alameda Firefighters, IAFF Local 689, Oakland & Alameda County Firefighters, IAFF Local 55.

SUNDAY, LOS ANGELES — Blue Momentum PAC (created by Rep. Ted Lieu to “flip red congressional districts to blue”), cocktail reception, Diamond $5000, Platinum $2500, Gold $1000, Family $400, Ticket $200, 3 p.m., Home of Lisa and Dean Devlin, Address upon RSVP. Contact:

SUNDAY, Phillip Chen for Assembly 2018 (55th AD), James Taylor in concert, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $1500, 7:30 p.m., Golden 1 Center. Contact: 916 492 9604.


Delta Independent Science Board, part of the Delta Stewardship Council, reviews three research papers prepared by staff or consultants that were developed as part of Council’s process for amending amending Chapter 4 of the Delta Plan, which covers the Delta’s ecosystem; other business. 11 a.m., Park Tower, 980 Ninth St., Third Floor Conference Room. Contact: Edmund Yu 916 445 0637.

Telemeeting locations listed: Notre Dame, IN; Palo Alto, CA; Berkeley, CA; Oregon, WI; Washington DC; Corvalis, OR; Arlington, VA.

Agenda here.

California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors, hears reports on 2018 State Fair scheduled for July 13th through 29th, topics include concert line up, “first-ever Mariachi competition” and status of thoroughbred racing application for meets that start on the 13th and run every Thursday through Sunday during the fair; other business. 12:30 p.m., California State Fairgrounds, 1600 Exposition Dr., Admin. Building Boardroom. Contact: Margaret Mohr 916 263 3598.

Agenda here.


OAKLAND — State Water Resources Control Board sponsors workshop on water system efficiency, staff and others discuss available methods for monitoring leakage in real time and managing pressure to reduce loss. 9:30 a.m., East Bay Municipal Utility District, 375 11th St. Contact: Kartiki Naik 916 319 9468.

Notice here.

Assembly Foster Care Select Committee and Children Now sponsor policy roundtable on continuum of care reform for foster youth, which promotes placement of youth with permanent and stable families, topics include outcomes and accountability. 10 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Susanna Kniffen 916 379 5256 x124.

Listed speakers: Sara Rogers, Dept. of Social Services; Maria Ramiu, Youth Law Center; Vanessa Hernandez, California Youth Connection.

“National Clean Energy Trends & the California Perspective,” sponsored by The Business Council for Sustainable Energy and SMUD, Public Utilities Commission Pres. Michael Picker and others gather for “an in depth look at the US energy sector, with a focus on where California fits in to national energy trends,” includes panel discussions on distributed energy and “sustainable transportation.” Noon, Sacramento State Alumni Center, 6000 College Town Dr. Contact: Meredith Alexander 916 732 7503.

Also listed: Janea Scott, California Energy Commission; Jamie Callahan, Office of Gov. Jerry Brown; Ralph Cavanagh, Natural Resources Defense Council; Sachu Constantine, VoteSolar; Francesca Wahl, Tesla.

SATURDAY, OAKLAND — Policy Summit, sponsored by California Latino School Board Assn., members discuss supporting Latino students to achieve educational success, bilingual education and “creating sanctuary from the boardroom to the classroom. 9 a.m., Laney College Forum Room, 900 Fallon St. Contact: Jana Castillo,

Luncheon speaker: Asm. Rob Bonta.


CANCELLED, Animal rights advocates sponsor “Paws Across America Advocacy” to hold “our legislatures accountable for animal welfare” and halt “GOP dismantling of Endangered Species Act.” 11 a.m., East Lawn near N St. between 12th and 13th Sts. Contact: CHP 916 445 3876.

“Honk and Wave for John Chiang,” “union members and Democratic activists” wave at drivers in support of Treasurer John Chiang’s campaign for Governor; 50 expected. 4:30 p.m., L St. between 11th and 14th Sts. Contact: CHP 916 445 3876.

“Power to the Polls,” sponsored by Women’s March and Women’s March Sacramento, part of national tour to ten states prioritized for “their political importance in the midterm elections,” call for “transformative social change” by harnessing the “political power of diverse women,” also call for an end to “systemic voter oppression laws that prevent so many of our communities from voting.” 5:30 p.m., North Lawn. Contact:

Speakers listed: Delaine Eastin, Democratic candidate for Governor; Eleni Kounalakis, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor; Tamika Mallory, Women’s March Inc.; Adama Iwu, We Said Enough; Crystal Strait, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Inc.; Lisa Link, Modern Family; Amie Williams, Global Girl Media; Betty Williams, Sacramento NAACP and others.


VACAVILLE — CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secty. Scott Kernan and others attend ribbon-cutting ceremony for garden at California Medical Facility’s hospice unit which was planted by inmates “who put immense care into the project that will provide a peaceful space for patients, staff, and inmates who work in the hospice unit assisting patients.” 10 a.m., 1600 California Dr. Contact: Megan Cherinka 707 624 6503.

SATURDAY, TORRANCE — Frank Scotto, Republican candidate for AD 66, and former Asm. David Hadley, urge support for Scotto’s campaign, say “despite our growing economy, many California families are finding it harder to make ends meet and are understandably frustrated with Sacramento Democrats.” 10 a.m., Scotto HQ, 23211 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 200A. Contact:

SATURDAY, HANFORD — Justin Mendes, Republican candidate for AD 32, and supporters gather before canvassing neighborhoods, part of “Get Out the Vote” effort to promote his campaign. 9 a.m., Kings County Republican Victory Office, 1766 N. 10th Ave. Contact: 559 997 6468.

SATURDAY, WALNUT CREEK — US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier and Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Democratic candidate for AD 16, gather with supporters prior to precinct walks with “friends and family for a fun day of knocking on doors, meeting new people, and getting out the vote;” coffee and pastries served. 10 a.m., Civic Park Gazebo, 1375 Civic Dr. Contact: Jillian Elliott 925 878 1965.

SATURDAY, “41st annual Gathering of Honored Elders,” sponsored by CA State Parks and CA Indian Heritage Center Foundation, celebrates California’s Native Elders from “more than 60 indigenous groups with multiple smaller bands speaking more than 300 dialects” that are not just part of history but “continue to be an important and vital part of what makes California diverse and whole;” includes Maidu and Aztec dancers, arts and crafts and “Indian taco booth.” Free. 10 a.m., State Indian Museum, 2618 K St. Contact: Adeline Yee 916 651 8725.

SATURDAY, VAN NUYS — Asm. Adrin Nazarian attends Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s fourth annual Art Walk to support “the artistic talents of our local middle school, high school and Valley artists,” this year features “two amazing local school bands and over 150 pieces of local art.” 11 a.m., 6150 Van Nuys Blvd. Contact: 818 376 4246.


SATURDAY, Americans for America sponsors “Pro Constitutional Rights” rally. 11 a.m., North Steps. Contact: CHP 916 445 3876.

SUNDAY, “Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival,” presented by Fleet Feet Sports, “Sacramento’s largest all women’s event,” benefits WEAVE, includes: 10k/5k races for women and girls, free Kaiser Permanente health screenings, breakfast, “post-race mimosa garden” and “Blue Diamond Almonds Flavor Tasting Zone.” 7:30 a.m., West Lawn. Contact: 916 442 3338.

Race details, registration here.

SUNDAY, Clergy and parishioners of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament celebrate Feast of Corpus Christi, read scripture, sing hymns, etc. 12:30 p.m., East Lawn near L St. between 12th and 13th Sts. Contact: 916 444 3071.

Participants process from Cathedral at noon.