Tuesday

November 12, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

WASHINGTON, DC — AG Xavier Becerra and others gather on the steps of the US Supreme Court following oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy to discuss “the fight against the Trump Administration’s callous efforts to end the policy,” say “ending DACA would put the lives of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers and their families at risk, including the nearly 200,000 DACA recipients living in California alone.” 9 a.m. (PST), 1 First Street, NE. Contact: 916 210 6000.

Live stream here.


ALHAMBRA — Jacqueline Burbank, Housing is a Human Right, and others call on Alhambra’s city council to “pass a moratorium on all retaliatory evictions,” say since Gov. Newsom signed AB 1482, “the anti-rent gouging measure,” tenants “across Alhambra, and the entire state, have been given 60-day notices to vacate their homes” before the law takes effect on January 1st. 6 p.m., City Hall, 111 S. 1st St. Contact: Joshua Smith 917 231 5841.

Also listed: Li’i Furumoto, Asian Americans Advancing Justice; Sean McMorris, Grassroots Alhambra; Seamus Hurley, LA Voice.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Reconvenes January 6, 2020.


Assembly — Reconvenes January 6, 2020.

  • FRESNO — Transportation (Jim Frazier, Chair), 1 p.m., California High-Speed Rail Authority Board Room, 1111 H St. Subject — Review of the California High-Speed Rail Project.
    • Listed to testify: Tom Richards, California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors; Exec. Dir. Brian P. Kelly, California High-Speed Rail Authority; Daniel Curtin, California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors; Pres./CEO Mark Evans, DB Engineering and Consulting USA, Inc.; Helen Kerstein, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Chair Louis S. Thompson,California High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group; Exec. Dir. Stacey Mortensen, San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission; CEO Stephanie Wiggins, Metrolink.

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:25 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Cristina Garcia for Assembly 2020 (58th AD), lunch, Host $4700, Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, Noon, Ella, 1131 11th St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


ANAHEIM — Young Kim for Congress (39th CD), reception, Host $5600, Co-Host $2800, VIP $1000, Cocktail reception $500, 5 p.m. VIP Reception, Cocktail Reception 5:30 p.m., McElroy’s Classic Cars, 1300 E. Gene Autry Way. Contact: 949 474 6930.


EL CAJON — (Carl) DeMaio Victory Fund (50th CD), reception, Contribution levels $100-$11,200, 6 p.m., Downtown Cafe, 182 E. Main St. Contact: 619 786 8019.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Requires Senate confirmation.

Reappointed to the California State Lottery Commission: Gregory Ahern, 62, Livermore, Republican, sheriff and coroner at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office since 2007. Compensation: $100 per diem.

Do not require confirmation.

As deputy secretary for external affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency: Kate Folmar, 47, Sacramento, Democrat, communications director for Everytown Gun Safety since 2017. Salary: $155, 004.

As science and technology policy advisor to the chair at the California Air Resources Board: Candace Vahlsing, 38, Washington DC, Democrat, senior advisor for energy, climate change, and environment for US Senate Michael Bennet and the minority staff director for the US Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure since 2017. Salary: $105,552.

To the Domestic Violence Program Advisory Council: Debbie Lee, 65, San Francisco, Democrat, senior vice president for health at Futures Without Violence since 1980. No compensation.

To the 35th District Agricultural Association, Merced County Fair Board of Directors: Luis Lara, 43, Atwater, Democrat, sergeant for the CA Highway Patrol since 2011, No compensation.

KEEPING UP

Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced that Robin Zane is the new director of the State Special Schools and Services Division at the CA Dept. of Education. Zane herself is deaf and in her new role will “oversee California’s Schools for the Deaf in Fremont and Riverside; the California School for the Blind in Fremont; and Diagnostic Centers located in Fremont, Fresno, and Los Angeles.” Zane was most recently director of the Diagnostic Center in Fremont, a position she has held since 2012. Zane was also previously a middle school English teacher at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont. Contact: Scott Roark 916 319 0818.


Leading Edge Power Solutions has announced hiring former State Senator and US Representative Mimi Walters as it chief commercial officer. The company is “an innovative on-site, clean, natural gas energy resource that provides distributed generation solutions for commercial and industrial clients.” The company’s co-founder Richard Paulsen says, “Mimi has been working with us for the last several months as an advisor and we are pleased that she has decided to join our team full time.” Contact: Mark Schneider 949 476 1000.


Western Growers, the trade association representing fresh produce growers in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, has announced that Ryan Talley has been elected to a one year term as its chairman of the board. Talley is co-owner and farm manager of Talley Farms, a family-owned farming company in Arroyo Grande that grows bell peppers, cilantro, spinach, lettuce, Napa cabbage, avocados, lemons and grapes. Talley succeeds Ron Ratto, of Ratto Bros. Inc., a Modesto farming operation that grows “more than 70 varieties of delicious herbs, leafy greens, fruits and other vegetables throughout the year.” Contact: Cory Lunde 949 885 2264.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

California Transportation Commission, “first in a series of workshops” on 2021 Active Transportation Program “to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as walking and biking.” 9:30 a.m., Council of Governments Board Room, 1415 L Street, Suite 300. Contact: Anja Aulenbacher 916 653 2128.

Notice here.

Similar event Nov. 18 at 1 p.m., Southern California Assn. of Governments, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700, Los Angeles.


California State University Trustees Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor, Jean Firstenberg, committee chair, and other trustees discuss search process for selecting a successor the CSU Chancellor Timothy White, who has held the position since 2012 and plans to retire June 30, 2020. Noon, CSUS, University Union Ballroom. Contact: 562 951 4020.

Notice here. Meeting preceded and followed by closed sessions.

Similar event Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m., CSU East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward.


SAN FRANCISCO — UC Board of Regents, first of three days of committee and board meetings, in its Special Committee on Basic Needs, members discuses role “food and housing insecurity” plays in trend “over the past decade” that shows “ongoing increases in frequency and severity of mental health issues and consistently increasing demand for services;” other business. 4:30 p.m., UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, Fisher Banquet Room West, 1675 Owens St. Contact: regentsoffice@ucop.edu.

Agenda here.

Wednesday and Thursday meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., same location.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

California Initiative for Health Equity and Action, in co-sponsorship with the Offices of Asm. Eloise Gómez Reyes and Sen. Jim Beall, hosts policy briefing on “strengthening and diversifying the healthcare workforce in California,” Jeffrey Oxendine of the California Future Health Workforce Commission and others discuss “policies and strategies to strengthen and diversify the healthcare workforce through expanding training and opportunities for home health and personal care aides, behavioral health workers, and community mental health workers to support vulnerable patients.” 11:30 a.m., UC Sacramento Center, 1130 K St., Rm. LL3. Contact: Amer Rashid 916 319 2047.

Also listed: Elizabeth Oseguera, Policy for the California Primary Care Assn.

Free, register here.


SAN FRANCISCO — “Learning to Live with Fire,” part of PolicyMatters series sponsored by CalMatters, includes panel discussion on “a new and very dangerous ‘normal’ — where there are more wildfires than before and more uncertainty about how the government, utilities and residents deal with them,” topics include “strategies for adapting to this new reality and what the state is doing to address this intractable problem,” “if you should harden your home against fire,” and “zoning to minimize building in high-fire areas.” Noon, Public Policy Institute of California, Bechtel Conference Center, 1st Floor, 500 Washington St. Contact: info@calmatters.org.

Listed speakers: Sen. Bill Dodd; Rebecca Miller, PhD candidate at Stanford University, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources; Steve Nielsen, wildfire survivor; Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chief Dave Winnacker: Julie Cart (moderator), CalMatters.

Free, lunch served; register here or livestream here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

LOS ANGELES — Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) holds “day of action” as the Supreme Court is scheduled to consider Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case in Washington, includes rally with students and families in support of the “700,000 undocumented persons with DACA.” 11 a.m., Molecule Man sculpture at Federal Building, 255 E. Temple St. Contact: Jorge-Mario Cabrera, jmcabrera@chirla.org.

Preceded by “walkout for DACA” with “about 500 students from at least 10 high schools” at 10 a.m.; followed by march from federal building to MacArthur Park at 12:15 p.m., and a “Rise for DACA” concert at 3 p.m., Levitt Pavilion.


SAN JOSE — Services, Immigrant Rights, & Education Network (SIREN) holds “day of action” as Supreme Court hears Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case in Washington, says “We are at a defining moment in the immigrant rights movement. The future of the DACA program will soon be in the hands of the Supreme Court;” also support Temporary Protected Status program, saying it “is also in jeopardy, includes school walkouts. 2 p.m., Hillview Park, 2235 Ocala Ave. Contact: mediainquiries@siren-bayarea.org.

More information here.

Similar event 5 p.m. at Courthouse Park, 1100 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA.


REDDING — Members of California Nurses Assn. and Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union carry pickets outside Shasta Regional Medical Center, demand hospital management “immediately resolve the facility’s chronic short staffing and high turnover rates.” 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1100 Butte St. Contact: Martha Wallner 510 273 2264.

MISCELLANEOUS

NORCO — Sen. Richard Roth and Asm. Sabrina Cervantes, with AT&T, host “Free Technology Training Workshop: Intro to Tablets,” covers “touchscreen basics, surfing the web, taking and sharing photos, maps and more.” 10 a.m., Norco Senior Center, 2690 Clark Ave. Contact and RSVP: 951 371 6860.


Newly-elected Asm. Megan Dahle takes oath of office. Noon, Assembly Floor. Contact: Dahle megandahlead1@gmail.com.

Preceded by 11 a.m. reception in Willie Brown Conference Room, Rm. 223, and followed by luncheon at Empress. Please RSVP to megandahlead1@gmail.com.


LIVERMORE — Asm. Rebecca Bauer-Kahan sponsors “Community Coffee and Chat,” discusses legislation, etc. 6 p.m., Steamhouse Coffee, 1935 Second St. Contact: Gabriela Jimenez, gabriela.jimenez@asm.ca.gov

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with the Secretary of State

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Buchalter, A Professional Corporation, Chevron USA and its affiliates, 11/7/19… Northern Lights Capital Group, Victory Park Capital, 11/6/19.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Hodes Weill Securities LLC & its parent Hodes Weill Associates LP, ARA Capital Limited; Hillcreek Residential Trust LLC; Landmark Properties Student Housing; Ollie Properties LLC, 11/7/19… Shaw, Yoder, Antwih, Schmelzer, Lange, Inc., City of Paso Robles, 11/7/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Karen Richardson, Advent Capital Management LLC, 11/6/19… Preston Young, California Chamber of Commerce, 11/6/19.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): William Foster, United Services Automobile Assn. and affiliated entities, 11/5/19… Pat Haley, United Services Automobile Assn. and affiliated entities, 11/5/19… Louis Jug, United Services Automobile Assn. and affiliated entities, 11/5/19… Will McIntosh, United Services Automobile Assn. and affiliated entities, 11/5/19… Scott Stuckman, United Services Automobile Assn. and affiliated entities, 11/5/19.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

CANDIDATE INTENTION STATEMENT (Candidate’s name, Party, Office, Year, Accept voluntary expenditure ceiling?, Candidate’s address and phone number): Paul Akinjo, Democratic, AD 12, 2020, does accept, 960 Waterman Ave., Lathrop, CA 95330, 510 773 7874…  Stephen Blum, Democratic, AD 37, 2020, does accept, 505 Briarwood Terrace, Ventura, CA 93001, 805 660 8959… Clinton Brown, Democratic, AD 54, 2020, does accept, 10226 Regent St., Los Angeles, CA 90034, 310 487 6453… Jerry Carlos, Democratic, AD 67, 2020, does accept, 31500 Grape St. #111, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532, 951 314 9944… Adriel Hampton, no party preference, Governor, 2022, does accept, 38 Cameo Way, San Francisco, CA 94131, 213 326 4627… Barry Hermanson, Green, SD 11, 2020, does accept, 2467 28th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94116, 415 255 9494… Paul Pimentel, Republican, SD 10, 2022, does accept, 26411 Chatham Ct., Hayward, CA 94542, 510 760 2752.

POLITICAL NOTES

Republican Steve Knight has announced his candidacy in CD 25 to fill vacancy left by Democrat Katie Hill, who resigned amid sexual misconduct concerns; says “I am proud to return to public service and deliver the type of representation our district deserves.” Release here. Knight, had represented CD 25 since 2014 before he lost the seat to Hill in 2018. Contact: Knight 661 450 7422.


Asm. Christy Smith’s campaign for CD 25 reports endorsements from: Speaker Emeritus John Perez; Sen. Steve Bradford; former Sen. Fran Pavley; LA City Councilmember Gil Cedillo; Simi Valley School Board Trustees Kareem Jubran, Bob LaBelle and Dawn Smollen; Rancho Simi Recreation and Park Boardmember Brian Dennert; Ventura County Community College District Trustee Bernardo Perez; and Ventura County Board of Education Trustee Rob Collins. Release here. Smith, a Democrat, was elected to the Assembly in 2018 and before that was president of the Newhall School Board. Contact: info@jacobsonzilber.com

Smith also reports endorsements from: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36; California IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Council; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40; United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675; Teamsters Local 399; Plumbers & Fitters United Association (UA) Local 761; Laborers (LiUNA) Local 300. Release here.


Democrat Elizabeth Romero has announced her candidacy in SD 28 to fill the vacancy left by Republican Jeff Stone, who is now western regional director for the US Dept. of Labor; says: “I will be a leader in the fight for more educational funding, quality schools, career technical education and affordable college.” Release here. Romero is a trustee for the Riverside County Board of Education and works for U.C. Riverside as the assistant vice chancellor of governmental and community relations. Contact: Lisa Gasperoni 916 803 0433.


Katrina Foley’s campaign for SD 37 reports an endorsement from the Huntington Beach Police Assn. Release here. Foley, a Democrat, is an attorney and mayor of Costa Mesa. Contact: Michelle Henry 925 389 7253.


Anne Kepner’s campaign for AD 25 has announced an endorsement from Sen. Jim Beall. Release here. Kepner, a democrat, is an attorney and is president of the West Valley-Mission Community College Board. Contact: Lisa Gasperoni 916 803 0433.


Laurie Davies’ campaign for AD 73 has announced receiving “Women to Watch in 2020” award from California Women’s Leadership Assn., says “To be even considered was a great honor. CWLA has a great history of fighting for Orange County residents, and I look forward to continuing that tradition as a State Assemblywoman.” Release here. Davies, a Republican, is Mayor Pro Tem of Laguna Niguel and a small business owner. Contact: Peter Towey, peter@daviesforca.com.

SAMPLES

From the latest issue of the California Taxpayers Association publication CalTaxReports: The Office of Tax Appeals posted 42 new opinions to its website November 7, including one in which the OTA again unanimously rejected the Franchise Tax Board’s longstanding interpretation of when a “demand penalty” can be imposed – and another in which two of the agency’s administrative law judges reached the opposite conclusion. The Appeal of Ronna J. Robertson marks the third time this year the OTA ruled that the FTB has expanded the penalty by ignoring the plain wording of its own regulation. However, in the Appeal of Andrej Maihorn and Angelita Billman Maihorn, a different panel of ALJs reached a very different conclusion on the same issue, siding with the FTB’s interpretation of the regulation. In the Robertson appeal, the OTA criticized one of the examples provided by the FTB in the regulation, stating that the “illustrative example conflicts with the plain language of the regulation.” In a footnote, the OTA added that the FTB staff’s interpretation of the regulation “operates in a way that was expressly rejected by the FTB’s three-member board,” because it “does not provide the notice to taxpayers intended by the regulation, nor does it effectively ‘target … only repeat nonfilers.’” As was the case in the two prior appeals, the FTB petitioned for rehearing but the OTA rejected the petition with a unanimous vote. Contact: David Kline, davidk@caltax.org.

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PREVIEW

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Reconvene January 6, 2020.

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 4:35 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Suzette Martinez Valladares for Assembly 2020 (38th AD), coffee meet and greet, Suggested contributions $500-$4700 “welcome but not required,” 2 p.m., Chicory, 1131 11th St. Contact: matt@aim-point.com.


LOS ANGELES — Kamala Harris for the People, “fireside chat” with Matt Walsh, actor and co-founder of improvisational theater Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Sponsor $2800, Supporter $1000, Friend $500, Young Professional $100, 6 p.m., UCB Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave. Contact: info@kamalaharris.org.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

RIVERSIDE — Board of Registered Nursing, first of two days, considers placing East Los Angeles College’s nursing program on “warning status for one year with intent to close program” because of the “substandard pass rate” of its graduates on the examination required for an entry-level nursing position; the college would be required to submit monthly reports for the next year on steps being taken to increase the pass rate; other business. 8 a.m., The Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Grand Parisian Room. Contact: 916 322 3350.

Agenda here.


HALF MOON BAY — California Coastal Commission, first of three days, considers approving Local Coastal Program Amendment with City of Pacific Grove that would mitigate concerns of homeowners living in the city’s Asilomar Dunes neighborhood whose homes were built before California Coastal Act of 1976 took effect, creating a situation where commission employees find themselves “balancing” between enforcing Coastal Act provisions and unconstitutional taking of private property; other business. 9 a.m., Oceano Hotel and Spa, 280 Capistrano Rd. Contact: Jack Ainsworth 415 904 5202.

Agenda here.


California Energy Commission, hears staff presentation on current Commission activities that “support energy resiliency during wildfires and other emergencies,” say the state experiencing another severe wildfire season with “unprecedented power outages resulting from utility Public Safety Power Shutoff events” highlights “the importance of advancing energy resiliency in California;” other business. 10 a.m., 1516 9th St., Art Rosenfeld Hearing Rm. Contact: 916 654 3951.

Agenda here.


State Rehabilitation Council, elect Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer for the 2019-2020 term; other business. 10 a.m., 721 Capitol Mall, Rm. 601. Contact: Kate Bjerke 916 558 5897.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — California Public Utilities Commission, considers request by its the Safety and Enforcement Division for a formal investigation into “whether California’s investor-owned electric utilities prioritized safety and complied with the CPUC’s regulations and requirements with respect to their October 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoff events,” includes reviewing PG&E, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, Liberty Utilities/CalPeco Electric, Bear Valley Electric Service, and Pacific Power to determine if the “actions to de-energize their electric facilities during hazardous weather conditions properly balance the need to provide reliable service with public safety;” other business. 10 a.m., CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.

Agenda here.


ONTARIO — Colorado River Board, discusses report by Bureau of Reclamation on the Lower Colorado River water supply that shows the total system water content as of November 3 is 52% full, an increase of six percent from same time last year due to above average snowpack and runoff from spring 2019; other business. 10 a.m., Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel, 429 North Vineyard Ave. Contact: Chris Harris 818 500 1625.

Agenda here.


Ocean Protection Council, considers staff recommendation to adopt strategy to minimize whale and sea turtle entanglement in fishing gear which outlines investment priorities to reduce the risk of entanglement including to “support innovative research and development of fishing gear modifications” and “conduct outreach and improved entanglement monitoring, documentation, analysis and response efforts;” say the state budget included a $7.5 million appropriation to the Council to address this issue; other business. 1 p.m., Natural Resources Agency Auditorium, 1416 9th St. Contact: Jenn Eckerle 916 654 9055.

Agenda here.

Meeting begins with a moment of silence in honor of Adrian Dahood-Fritz, senior scientist and policy adviser in the marine protected areas program, who along with her husband, Andrew Fritz, were “victims of the catastrophic Conception dive boat accident that occurred on September 2, 2019.”


Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, which was formed in 2004 as part of PG&E’s settlement with the California Public Utilities Commission after the utility filed for Chap. 11 bankruptcy in April of 2001, considers accepting PG&E’s donation of fee title to 450 acres west of the town of Fall River Mills and north of the Pit River and Hwy. 299 in Shasta County that has “open grassland habitats” offering “many natural resources to the flora and fauna native to the local area;” other business. 1 p.m., Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St. Contact: Heidi Krolick 916 297 6660.

Agenda here.


BAKERSFIELD — California Environmental Protection Agency, second of three workshops to discuss UC studies to identify strategies “to significantly reduce emissions from vehicles and to achieve carbon neutrality in that sector” and “to decrease demand and supply of fossil fuels, while managing the decline of fossil fuel use in a way that is economically responsible and sustainable.” 6 p.m., Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Dr. Contact: climatechange@calepa.ca.gov.

Agenda here.

Final workshop 4 p.m. Nov. 14, Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water St., Wilmington, CA.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Treasurer Fiona Ma addresses luncheon sponsored by Harry S. Truman Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento, discusses “how the critical work our state’s financial leaders do impacts nearly every aspect of our lives from housing and climate to cannabis and recycling,” and possibly, “there may even be impromptu karaoke.” $60. 11:30 a.m., Sterling Hotel, 1300 H St. Contact: Ruth Gottlieb 916 647 4080.

Register here.


Asst. Prof. Michael Mendez, UC Irvine and Genevieve Flores-Haro, Mixteco/Indegena Community Organizing Project, address session sponsored by UC Center Sacramento on “Disparate Impacts of Wildfire on Undocumented Immigrants,” discuss “the methods in which local immigrant rights and environmental justice groups are collaborating on climate adaption and disaster planning initiatives;” lunch provided. Noon, 1130 K St., Room LL3. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Register here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

CA Air Resources Board holds research seminar with guest speaker Neil Maizlish, of  UC Davis, who discusses the California version of “Integrated Transport and Health Impacts Model (ITHIM),” a mathematical model used to calculate the health impact of travel behavior, also answers the question: “how much health benefit we can expect by changing our mode of transportation from cars to active transportation such as walking and biking?” 10 a.m., Cal/EPA Building, Sierra Hearing Room, 1001 I St. Contact: 916 322 2990.


RANCHO CORDOVA — Dept. of Water Resources sponsors negotiation workshop, state water project contractors and Dept. of Water resources staff discuss amending water supply contracts for the proposed single Delta Tunnel project. 10 a.m., Marriott, 11211 Point East Dr.  Contact: Brian Heiland 916 653 4547.

Also TELECONFERENCE, number: 719 359 4032, passcode: 474346#.


ISELTON — Stakeholder Engagement Committee, part of Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority formed to receive recommendations from Delta residents and business owners, inaugural meeting, hears presentation on important dates and milestones during process of building a tunnel beneath the Delta for delivering water from north to south; other business. 3 p.m., Delta Diamond, 15175 CA-160. Contact: Sarah Palmer 916 347 0486.

 Agenda here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

SAN FRANCISCO — Asm. Phil Ting and AFSCME members denounce UC administrators for “secret and illegal efforts to outsource more university jobs,” say “recently disclosed documentation provide dozens of examples of UC  circumventing its own competitive bidding policies in order to avoid negotiating with its own employees.” Noon, UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center, 505 Parnassus Ave. Contact: Todd Stenhouse, toddstenhouse@gmail.com.

AFSCME members start picketing the medical center at 8 a.m.

Similar events: at UCLA – Ronald Reagan Medical Center with Asms. Member Mike Gipson and Reggie Jones-Sawyer and Sen. Holly Mitchell; at UCSD – Jacobs Medical Center; at UC Davis Medical Center with Asm. Robert Rivas and Sen. Richard Pan; at UC Irvine Medical Center; at UC Santa Barbara; at UC Santa Cruz with Asm. Ash Kalra; at UC Riverside with Asms. Jose Medina and Patrick O’ Donnell; at UC Berkeley.

MISCELLANEOUS

SAN DIEGO — Sen. Ben Hueso hosts community coffee, discusses legislation and encourages guests to share their thoughts and concerns. 9:30 a.m., Fourth District Seniors Resource Center, 570 S 65th St. Contact: 619 409 7690.


Representatives with the 2020 Census Recruitment Campaign by the US Census Bureau staff informational table to “inform the public about the upcoming 2020 Census and why it’s so important,” also discuss its nationwide efforts to recruit temporary workers to “ensure a complete and accurate census.” 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., North and South Sides. Contact: Christy.F.Mcfarland@2020census.gov.


Capitol Staff and Lobbyists Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission, “casual Bible question and answer and sharing time.” Noon, Rm. 113. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.


Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features violinist Max Haft and pianist John Cozza. Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. Contact: 916 442 8939.


SAN QUENTIN — Inmates graduate from Quentin Cooks, “an advanced culinary class taught by volunteer professional chefs from the Bay Area,” serve “a multi-course gourmet dinner to approximately 50 guests as they graduate.” 5 p.m., San Quentin State Prison. Contact: Sam Robinson 415 455 5008.

RSVP by noon Nov. 12 to samuel.robinson2@cdr.ca.gov.


A Conversation of the 2020 Census, hosted by Yo! Voto Latino and Sacramento State, participants “break down the impact of the 2020 Census, why it directly affects our community, and how you can help.” 6 p.m., Foothill Suite, 3rd floor, University Union at Sacramento State, 6000 J St. Contact: Sophia Carrillo 760 562 8608.

Among listed speakers: Diana Campos, Sacramento ACT; David Banuelos, US Census Bureau.

Free, register here.


SAN CLEMENTE — Sen. Patricia Bates and Asm. Bill Brough join town hall hosted by the City of San Clemente to discuss the “South County Traffic Relief Effort,” a project underway to find solutions to alleviate traffic congestion through South Orange County conducted by Caltrans, Transportation Corridor Agencies and other agencies. 6 p.m., San Clemente Community Center Auditorium, 100 N Calle Seville. Contact: Erik Sund 949 361 8360.


SAN FRANCISCO — 4th Annual Flip The Script benefit dinner and live auction hosted by The Representation Project, a nonprofit that “inspires individuals and communities to challenge limiting gender stereotypes and shift norms” and founded by First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, celebrates Siebel Newsom’s latest film, “The Great American Lie” and “the team of youth filmmakers she has inspired.” 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program, Grand Hall at The Ferry Building, One The Embarcadero. Contact: 415 233 4060.

Among those listed: Siebel Newsom, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, former CA First Lady Maria Shriver.

“Cocktail attire” required; tickets start at $495, details here.