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November 15, 2017

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Recess, reconvenes January 3 2018.

  • LONG BEACH — Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management (Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair), 1:30 p.m., California State University Chancellor’s Office, Dumke Auditorium, 401 Golden Shore. Subject — When Free Speech Crosses the Line: Protecting Public Safety in California.
    • Listed to testify: Alberto Martinez, National Fusion Center Assn.; Eli Owen, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Police Chief George Hughes, CSU San Luis Obispo; Rameen Talesh, UC Irvine; Kristin Cook, City of West Hollywood; Sergio Aloma, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept.; Tara Lynch and Kevin Pearsall, CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation; Mark Littlestone, UCLA Police Dept.; Warren Stanley and Scott Silsbee, CA Highway Patrol; Mark Pazin, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, CA Military Dept.

Assembly — Recess, reconvenes January 3 2018.

  • LOS ANGELES — Aging and Long-Term Care (Ash Kalra, Chair), 10 a.m., Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, 6101 West Century Blvd. Subject — Consequences of Federal Policy Changes on California’s Seniors.
    • Listed to testifyAmber Christ, Justice in Aging; Autumn Campbell, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Scott Graves, California Budget & Policy Center; Clay Kempf, California Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Cynthia D. Banks, Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services, Los Angeles County; Greg Thompson, Personal Assistance Services Council of Los Angeles.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 7 a.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 702: California’s Top Ten

  • Noon

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Universal Healthcare (10.24.17)

  • 5 p.m.

    California: State of Arts and Humanities

  • 7 p.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 702: California’s Top Ten

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs (11.6.17)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:20 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

SAN JOSE — Ash Kalra for California-Assembly 2018 (27th AD), “ice cold beer and pizza,” Keg $2000, Stout $1000, Lager $500, Porter $250, Pilsner $100, 6 p.m., Uproar Brewing Company, 439 S. 1st St. Contact: 916 551 1470.

KEEPING UP

Gov. Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, in partnership with the California Museum, have announced this year’s California Hall of Fame inductees, who exemplify California’s “spirit of innovation,” they are: Actress Lucille Ball; bioscientist Susan Desmond-Hellmann; artist and activist Mabel McKay; atmospheric chemist Mario Molina; NFL quarterback Jim Plunkett, who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders; poet Gary Snyder; filmmaker Steven Spielberg; musician Michael Tilson Thomas; and vintner Warren Winiarski. An induction ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at the California Museum located at 1020 O St., followed by an all-new exhibit featuring artifacts from inductees which is set to open to the public on December 6. Contact: Brenna Hamilton 916 651 0934.


A Democrat, a Republican and a decline-to-state voter have launched Civica Latino, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aims to increase Latino voter participation in California starting with the 2018 statewide primary. The three are all veterans of California politics: former Speaker John Perez, the Democrat; strategist Mike Madrid of GrassrootsLab, the Republican; and communications pro Michael Bustamante of California Strategies, who’s decline-to-state. Civica Latino’s plan to achieve its goal is straightforward. It is out to change the habits of Latino voters by convincing them that simply voting your conscience and casting a ballot has an important value for them and for this state. Perez and Madrid described a generic Latino voting district as being neglected by partisans. Republicans don’t invest much in voter outreach in those districts because Latinos tend to vote Democratic and Democrats don’t need to invest in engaging those voters because the voters are already likely to choose their candidates. A consequence of this is that Latinos participate in high-visibility presidential and gubernatorial general elections, but their numbers decline significantly in primaries and off-year elections. Civica Latino intends to change that. Once Latinos, as a demographic bloc, form the habit of voting regularly, all levels of government will become more responsive and representative of all Californians, Perez argued, which will lead to the effect of an improved democracy. “We have disagreed and we will continue to disagree,” Madrid said, referring to differences of opinion the three have on their way to reaching a shared conclusion, but the bottom line is “we got to have more participation” among Latinos. Their strategy isn’t complicated – meet voters face-to-face at their homes and utilize social media. Asked why they’re starting something new rather than joining an already established group, the three agreed that similar efforts are usually tied to a specific candidate or campaign and that’s not what they want to do. As for fundraising, Perez said expect to see support from businesses, non-profit foundations and labor. Civica Latino is aiming to increase Latino voter participation in California by 500,000 voters in the 2018 primary compared to the Latino participation in the 2016 general election. There were six million more ballots cast in the 2016 general in California than in the primary that year, Madrid said. Of those six million, 1.7 million of them were cast by Latinos. If Civica Latino can help encourage 500,000 of that 1.7 million to take a step in 2018 toward becoming a consistent voter, the Democrat, the Republican and the decline-to-stater say they will be on their way toward improving our democracy. Contact: Bustamante 916 425 0839.


Congress of California Seniors reports releasing its 2017 Legislative Report Card, which tracked 12 bills that “covered issues ranging from requirements for additional dementia training for nursing home staff to creation of a Long-Term Care Bill of Rights of LGBT Californians.” Twenty-eight Assemblymembers and 18 Senators, all Democrats, scored 100 percent. Contact: Gary Passmore 800 543 3352.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

State Rehabilitation Council, first of two days, on second day and in conjunction with California State Independent Living Council, discusses definition of job readiness for its vocational rehabilitation representatives after receiving feedback from businesses that the representatives are not job ready; also discusses “what can be done to close this gap of understanding;” other business. 9 a.m., Dept. of Rehabilitation, 721 Capitol Mall Rm. 244. Contact: Kate Bjerke, Kate.Bjerke@dor.ca.gov.

Agenda here.

Second day of meeting begins at 9 a.m. in Rm. 242.


NEWARK — Physical Therapy Board, first of two days, considers amending disciplinary rules to clarify that licensees who are suspended due to substance abuse undergo a behavioral assessment, submit to random drug tests at least twice a week, have at least 30 days of negative tests and accept a workplace monitor before being reinstated; other business. 9 a.m., Ohlone College, 39399 Cherry St. Contact: Elsa Ybarra 916 561 8200.

Agenda and materials here.


High Speed Rail Authority, considers approving $30 million, six year contract for DB Engineering & Consulting USA to ensure “that operational considerations are taken into account during the planning, design and construction phases and that the Authority is planning the system in a way that will increase its attractiveness to riders while also reducing operating and maintenance costs;” prior to its meeting last month Authority delayed contract’s approval to review objections raised by a competing bidder; other business. 9:30 a.m., Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 700 H St. Contact: 916 324 1541.

Agenda and staff reports here.


California Water Commission, discusses disposition of application from San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority, which is seeking funds from Water Storage Investment Program to build proposed Temperance Flat Reservoir; the Authority submitted documents that were intended to meet certain specifications on the application but did not fulfill requirements; other business. 9:30 a.m., 1416 Ninth St. Contact: 916 651 0825.

Agenda here.


ONTARIO — Colorado River Board of California, hears update on lower Colorado water use in 2017; as of Nov. 7, California has used 3,497,252 acre-feet, about 400,000 acre-feet less than the 3,888,891 it was forecast to use and about 700,000 acre-feet less than the 4,174,807 it was approved to use; other business. 10 a.m., Ontario Convention and Airport Hotel, Mt View Salon A/B, 2200 E Holt Blvd. Contact: Christopher Harris 818 500 1625.

Agenda here.


California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, considers authorizing Exec. Dir. Mark Stivers to enter into a contract with Boston Capital for $367,500 per year for two years to provide professional asset management services related to projects that were awarded funds from the 2009 federal stimulus package; other business. 11 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall Rm. 587. Contact: Marc Lifsher, marc.lifsher@treasurer.ca.gov.

Also TELEMEETING locations in Los Angeles and Menlo Park.

Agenda here.


CA Debt Limit Allocation Committee, considers approving request from Housing Authority of City of San Diego for $30 million in tax exempt bonds for owners of Town and Country Apartments, 145-unit apartment complex located at 4066 Messina Dr. of which 97 units are affordable housing; other business. Upon adjournment of Tax Credit Allocation Committee meeting, 915 Capitol Mall Rm. 587. Contact: Marc Lifsher, marc.lifsher@treasurer.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, first of three days, considers requiring that vocational nursing and psychiatric programs achieve at least a 75% pass rate for their students who take state licensing exams or risk being placed on provisional accreditation; other business. 2 p.m., 1747 N. Market Blvd. Contact: 916 263 7800.

Second and third day meetings begin at 9 a.m.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Asm. Bill Brough addresses meeting sponsored by Capistrano Valley Republican Women, provides “Sacramento update” and discusses legislation. 10 a.m., Marbella Country Club, 30800 Golf Club Dr. Contact: Kawika Nunenkamp 916 319 2073.


Jay Plasman, UC Santa Barbara, addresses speaker series sponsored by UC Center Sacramento, discusses research that found “significant relationship” between high school students taking career technical education courses and receiving postsecondary educational credentials in the same industry, also discusses “opportunity for states to highlight specific CTE clusters as labor market projections change;” lunch served. Noon, 1130 K St., Rm. LL3. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Details here.


SAN DIEGO — Sen. Toni Atkins addresses conference hosted by 2020 Women on Boards, a national campaign “dedicated to increasing the percentage of women on corporate boards to 20% by 2020,” discusses “the need for more women on corporate boards of directors.” 7 p.m., WD-40 Headquarters, 9715 Businesspark Ave. Contact: David Rolland 619 645 3133.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Dept. of Finance has released its latest Finance Bulletin, reports October receipts “came in $1 million below the month’s forecast; for the fiscal year to date, they’re $673 million above projections” of $33.195 billion. Contact: H.D. Palmer 916 323 0648.


Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its report, “Evaluating California’s Pursuit of Zero Net Energy State Buildings,” examining the Governor’s 2012 executive order that directed the state to increase “the number of state-owned buildings that are ‘zero net energy,'” meaning they “generate as much energy onsite through renewable sources as they consume over a one-year period,” finds that “a mandate for state buildings to be ZNE is not a necessary or cost-effective way for the state to achieve its GHG reduction goals” because “the state has already adopted a cap-and-trade program that limits total emissions from large emitters, such as electricity generators,” and notes “we find that it is more important that the state assess whether achieving ZNE for each proposed building project would be cost effective by performing cost-benefit analyses.” Contact: Helen Kerstein 916 319 8364.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

“Reducing Child Poverty in California,” sponsored by Public Policy Institute of California, PPIC researchers Caroline Danielson and Sarah Bohn discuss findings from new report that highlights why high housing costs and the prevalence of low-wage work are “two major contributing factors” to the state’s “high rates of child poverty.” Noon, Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th St., Second Floor. Contact: Kelly Holt 415 291 4498.

Free, lunch provided. Register here.

MISCELLANEOUS

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California hosts “Cafecito with LCHC!” for Capitol staffers to “meet the LCHC team, learn more about the organization’s statewide efforts to advance health equity, and discuss opportunities for partnership during the 2018 legislative session;” free, coffee and pan dulce served, RSVP. 10 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: Aaron Brieno, aaron.brieno@sen.ca.gov.


TEMPLE CITY — Asm. Ed Chau, along with representatives for the San Gabriel Valley Water Company and California American Water Company, host “Operation Gobble” turkey giveaway, distributes turkeys to local charitable organizations and food banks that serve low-income families in the San Gabriel Valley. 10:30 a.m., Live Oak Park Community Center, Camellia Room, 10144 Bogue St. Contact: Daisy Ma 323 264 4949.


Capitol Staff and Lobbyists Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission, participants discuss Colossians 3:15-17 “The Greatness of Gratitude.” Noon, Rm. 125. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.


Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features Swingmasters at its “15th anniversary 75-minute extravaganza concert,” also cake and balloons, “bring a fried to help fill all 900 seats.” Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street. Contact: 916 442 8939.


Child Welfare Digital Services sponsors “speaker series” luncheon, Pres. Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation, discusses developing state government applications by “leveraging free software, agile methodologies and user centered design.” Noon, 2870 Gateway Oaks Dr. Contact: Bill Maile 916 834 3949.


SAN DIEGO — Asm. Todd Gloria continues his “Tours with Todd,” fourth in a series of tours through local parks, beaches and estuaries, joins guided tour of Balboa Park with Park Ranger Kim Dulco; also discusses legislation “that affects these treasures.” 1 p.m., Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado. Contact: 619 645 3090.

Free, RSVP here.

“Meet outside Balboa Park Visitor Center.”


EAST PALO ALTO — Asm. Marc Berman hosts community coffee, discusses “community and legislative matters.” 4 p.m., East Palo Alto City Hall, 2415 University Ave. Contact: Kaitlin Curry 916 319 2024.


SAN DIEGO — Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher helps distribute 400 turkeys and other Thanksgiving food items, part of “Operation Gobble” sponsored by AT&T and others, also discusses constituent services; event also features health resources fair. 5 p.m., Cesar E. Chavez Park, 1449 Cesar Chavez Pkwy. Contact: Alex Roth 619 338 8090.


MORAGA — Sen. Steve Glazer and Asm. Catharine Baker discuss “need for bipartisanship” at event sponsored by college Democratic and Republican clubs at Saint Mary’s College of California; free. 5 p.m., Dryden Hall, 1928 St. Mary’s Rd. Contact: Steven Harmon 916 651 4007.


Asm. Kevin McCarty hosts third annual reception to present Hunger and Homelessness Awards to individuals and organizations “committed to serving our community members who are experiencing hunger and/or homelessness.” 5:30 p.m., Beatnik Studios, 723 S St. Contact: Terry Schanz 916 319 2007.


Launch reception for Emerging Latino Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)(4) to “provide leadership on public policy issues affecting the Latino community” and recruit Latino candidates for public office; recommended contributions $250-$5000. 5:30 p.m., Home of Tina Thomas and Bill Abbott, on Coleman Way. Contact: 916 551 1470.

Listed to attend: Sacramento County Supv. Phil Serna; Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra.


California State Library continues its “A Night at the State Library” event series, illustrator Rob Sato and writer Phinneas Kiyomura discuss their graphic novel, “442,” which tells the story of the 442nd combat unit, made up largely of young men who had been in Japanese American internment camps, that rescued members of a Texas battalion trapped behind enemy lines during World War II. 6 p.m., Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914 Capitol Mall. Contact: Kimberly Brown 916 653 1440.

Light refreshments served at 5:30 p.m.; free, RSVP here.


Sacramento Business Journal hosts 2017 40 Under 40 Awards, honors “40 of the region’s brightest and most talented up-and-comers;” heavy appetizers, beer and wine, $80. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program, California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St. Contact: 916 447 7661.

Details here.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Gonzalez, Quintana, Hunter & Cruz, Green Light District Holdings Inc., 11/13/17… Roxanne Gould Government Relations, NIS Education Services Inc. dba Hobsons Inc. c/o MultiState Associates Inc., 11/13/17.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Broad & Gusman, The Balloon Council; California Brain Tumor Assn.; Mercury Public Affairs, 11/13/17… Molodanof Government Relations, Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento, 11/13/17.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Gilles Collombin, Charterhouse Capital Partners, 11/13/17.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Lauren Brants, J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., 11/13/17… Sam Rodriguez, United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council, 11/13/17.

POLITICAL NOTES

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign for Governor reports an endorsement from Asm. Bill Quirk. Release hereNewsom, a Democrat, was San Francisco Mayor from 2004 to 2010, the year he was elected Lieutenant Governor. Contact: Lindsey Cobia, lc@gavinnewsom.com.


Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor campaign reports an endorsement from Berkeley City Councilmember Susan Wengraf. Release here. Bleich, a Democrat, was special counsel to Pres. Obama and later became US Ambassador to Australia. He is also a past president of the California Bar Assn. Contact: Douglas Herman 626 535 0710.


Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Assn. Release hereHernandez, a Democrat, is an optometrist who has served in the Senate since 2010 and was in the Assembly from 2006-2010. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Secty. of State Alex Padilla’s re-election campaign reports endorsements from Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, AG Xavier Becerra, Controller Betty Yee, Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, California Legislative Latino Caucus, Sens. Ben AllenToni AtkinsBill DoddBob HertzbergJerry HillBen HuesoHannah-Beth JacksonRicardo LaraConnie LeyvaHolly MitchellBill MonningRichard Roth, Henry SternBob Wieckowski and Scott Wiener, Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Asms. Joaquin ArambulaMarc BermanRaul BocanegraIan CalderonEd ChauDavid ChiuMike GipsonLorena GonzalezAsh KalraEvan LowKevin McCartyKevin MullinAl Muratsuchi, Sharon Quirk-SilvaRudy SalasMiguel SantiagoReggie Jones SawyerMark Stone, Tony Thurmond and Phil Ting. Release herePadilla, a Democrat, was elected as Secretary of State in 2014 and was a Senator from 2006 to 2014. Contact: Ellie Caple 339 225 0395.


Andy Thorburn’s campaign for CD 39 has released Thornburn’s policy memorandum on protecting “whistleblowers in Congress,” proposes Harassment Hotline Act, which would “mandate that any company or corporation with 50 or more employees have an independent whistleblower hotline outside of the company for employees so they can call anonymously about financial misbehavior, sexual harassment, or other company wrongdoing.” Release here. Thorburn, a Democrat, is a former high school teacher and currently leads Global Benefits Group. He seeks to defeat incumbent Republican US Rep. Ed Royce. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Luis Lopez’s campaign for AD 51 distributes campaign memo, says: “From November 5th through 9th, a telephone survey of 402 likely special election voters in AD 51 was conducted. The survey found that if likely voters are given equal positive information about both candidates, Luis Lopez leaps out to a commanding lead over Wendy Carrillo … Lopez starts at 50 percent, followed by Carrillo at 37 percent, with 13 percent undecided in their opinion on whom they support for the December 5th General Special Election.” Release hereLopez, a Democrat, is president of the East Area Planning Commission and serves as a board member of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Contact: lopezforassembly@gmail.com.


Wendy Carrillo’s campaign for AD 51 has distributed an “open letter from teachers supporting [Carrillo] for Assembly,” says: “It is truly disappointing that my opponent is engaging in politics as usual and running a negative campaign, trying to distort my record and the work I’ve done fighting for access to quality education to prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow.” Release hereCarrillo, a Democrat, is a labor activist, journalist and speechwriter. Contact: wendy@wendyforassembly.com.


Republican Greg Haskin has announced his candidacy for AD 72, reports that former Asm. Scott Baugh will serve as chairman of his campaign. Release here. Haskin is senior director of government affairs for PepsiCo, and has previously worked for former US Rep. Chris Cox. Contact: Dave Gilliard 916 626 6804.

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PREVIEW

Thursday, November 16, 2017

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University Pres. Sally Roush, Sen. Toni Atkins, and others discuss report that found San Diego State University has had “a significant economic impact” on the San Diego region “through its spending, as well as student and alumni activity.” 10:30 a.m., SDSU Donor Wall, Intersection of Hardy Ave. and Campanile Dr. Contact: David Rolland 619 645 3133.


Asm. Jim Wood, Carmela Castellano-Garcia, CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates and others urge Congress to “continue funding programs that support health care coverage and access” after it “failed to reauthorize funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers,” say “CHIP provides health insurance for nearly 9 million children nationally – and roughly 2 million in California,” while “California’s community health centers treat 6.5 million patients – one third of which are children.” 11 a.m., South Steps. Contact: Andrea Chávez 505 382 4301.

Also listed: Chloë Guazzone-Rugebregt, Anderson Valley Health Center; Christine Noguera, Community Medical Centers; Ted Lempert, Children Now; Anthony Wright, Health Access.


SAN JOSE — Treasurer John Chiang, candidate for Governor, receives endorsement from Asm. Evan Low. 2:30 p.m., City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St. Contact: Kate Chapek 213 219 2671.

Later, Chiang visits Silicon Valley tech startup Phorena, 4 p.m., 4500 Great America Pkwy. Ste. 250; then joins Santa Clara County Rotary Club dinner, 6:30 p.m., Mariani’s Inn, 2500 El Camino Real.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Recess, reconvene January 3 2018.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Universal Healthcare (10.24.17)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 701: Candidate for Governor: John Chiang

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly 37th Senior Legislature (11.2.17)

  • 2 p.m.

    Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee (11.9.17)

  • 6 p.m.

    California Conversations with James Brulte

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 619: Fake News and Literacy

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly 37th Senior Legislature (11.2.17)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:05 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

SAN DIEGO — Betty Yee for Controller 2018, breakfast, Host $7300, Co-Host $5000, Ticket $1000, 7:30 a.m., U.S. Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway. Contact: dailysmith@gmail.com.

Listed to attend: Sen. Toni Atkins, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and Southwestern College Board Trustee Nora Vargas.


Republican Party of Sacramento County, “Salute to Republican Elected Officials,” VIP $1000 (table for 8), Ticket $150, VIP Reception 6 p.m., Dinner and program 7 p.m., Croatian American Cultural Center, 3730 Auburn Blvd. Contact: 916 687 8239.

Featured guests: Sens. Ted Gaines and Jim Nielsen; Asm. Kevin Kiley. Emceed by former Sheriff John McGinness.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission, hears Katie Metraux, from its planning section, discuss conducting a “Statewide Off-Highway Motor Vehicle and Over Snow Vehicle Recreation Study” to provide updated demographic information on such things as visitor use patterns and economic impacts associated with OHV recreation; study estimated to take up to four years to finish and cost at least $350,000; other business. 8:30 a.m., Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Building D. Contact: 916 324 5801.

Agenda here.


Air Resources Board, holds hearing on proposed amendments to the Portable Engine Airborne Toxic Control Measure plan, part of the Diesel Risk Reduction Plan adopted in 2004 that requires fleets with portable engines rated at 50 horsepower and higher to meet emission standards; amendments include allowing small fleets to follow a tiered phase-out schedule instead of the current fleet-average emission standard, noting such amendments “have become necessary” since newer engines that meet federal standards “became available much later and at a much higher cost than anticipated;” other business. 9 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: 916 322 5594.

Agenda here.


Delta Stewardship Council hears presentation from Steve Mello of Reclamation District 563, KC Richmond of Dept. of Water Resources, and Lynne Olson of CalOES, who provide an overview of preparations for the 2018 flood season, including progress on the DWR Delta Emergency Response Grant and emergency stockpiling activities, and preparation of the Northern California Catastrophic Flood Response Plan; other business. 9 a.m., 980 9th St., Second floor. Contact: 916 445 5511.

Agenda here.

Later, holds public workshop to get input on draft document for conservation framework for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Yolo Bypass and Suisun Marsh. 6 p.m., Jean Harvie Community Center, 14273 River Rd., Walnut Creek.


SAN DIEGO — Board of Psychology, first of two days, reviews proposed amendments to Business and Professions Code regarding “Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex,” a brochure that is required to be distributed to trainees accruing supervised professional experience; other business. 9 a.m., The Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 7450 Hazard Center Dr. Contact: 916 574 7220.

Agenda here.

Second day of meeting begins at 9 a.m. in same location.


DEL REY OAKS — Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, considers approving Santa Clara County’s “Faith-Based Training and Supports Project” which seeks $600,000 over two years, 2019 and 2020, for outreach to local faith leaders informing them about programs and services provided by Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Dept., helping the faith leaders better serve their congregants who might be in mental health distress, but first seek help from their faith or spiritual leader; other business. 9 a.m., Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, District Services Center, 540 Canyon Del Rey Blvd. Contact: Cody Scott 916 445 8696.

Agenda here.


Sex Offender Management Board, hears presentation from psychologists L.C. Miccio-Fonseca and Associate Prof. Lucinda Rasmussen, San Diego State, on treating juvenile sex offenders and the distinction between adolescent and adult treatment, supervision and management; the board is considering “treatment and management issues” since the signing of SB 384, which creates three tiers of sex offender registration and requires that juvenile offenders register for 5 to 20 years depending on the degree of the offense; other business. 9:30 a.m., Board of State & Community Corrections, 2590 Venture Oaks Way. Contact: Laura Pauli 916 323 2660.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun, considers recommendation from Executive Dir. Allen Garfinkle to issue Certificate of Completion to Captain Jason Vogel from the Pilot Trainee Training Program which he started in March of 2016, also considers allowing him to become a state-licensed pilot; other business. 9:30 a.m., 660 Davis St. Contact: Allen Garfinkle 415 397 2253.

Agenda here.


DEL MAR — California Horse Racing Board, considers adopting amendments to the equipment requirement and use of riding crop rules that would change the word “whip” to “riding crop” and require that riding crops used during training meet the same standards as crops used during racing; other business. 9:30 a.m., Del Mar Surfside Race Place, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Contact: 916 263 6000.

Agenda here.


Fair Political Practices Commission, considers levying $9,500 fine against Eric Mar, a former San Francisco County Supervisor, who “failed to disclose gifts” from Another Planet Entertainment, which puts on the Outside Lands Music Festival and the Treasure Island Music Festival, on his 2011-2015 Annual Statements of Economic Interests; Mar had “sponsored and voted in favor of a resolution before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to extend a permit for a concert on county property when he had received gifts that exceeded the state gift limit from the concert promoter within 12 months of the decisions;” other business. 10 a.m., 1102 Q St., Ste. 3800. Contact: Jay Wierenga 916 322 7761.

Details here.


Gambling Control Commission, considers approving transfer of shares in Ocean’s Eleven Casino, a 50-table cardroom in Oceanside, from David Carter to David W. Megan R. Carter Gaming Trust; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Rm. 100. Contact: 916 263 0700.

Agenda here.


OAKLAND — Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, considers denying petition from CEO Mark Sale, B3 Plastics, who requested that the board require all disposable plastic bags 33 to 60 gallons in capacity be equipped with two carrying handles, arguing that handling heavily-loaded bags without handles poses musculoskeletal injury risks; the board responded that “several options” already exist to prevent “awkward postures and over-exertions when lifting bags,” such as secondary containers and automated lifts; other business. 10 a.m. 1515 Clay St. Contact: 916 274 5721.

Agenda here.


Central Valley Flood Protection Board, first of two days, on first day, its Executive Committee hears an update on its finance workgroup in regards to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan; other business. 1:30 p.m., 3310 El Camino Ave. Contact: Kathryn Baines 916 574 1723.

Full board meets Friday, hears presentation from Chris Hammersmark, CBEC Inc., on the US Fish and Wildlife Services’ project to rehabilitate the juvenile rearing habitat for Central Valley fall-run and spring-run Chinook salmon and steelhead below the Daguerre Point Dam in the lower Yuba River; the project would create 165 acres of riparian floodplain habitats, two miles of perennial side channels and more than six miles of seasonal side channels; other business. 9 a.m., City Hall, 915 I St.

Agenda here.


PLEASANTON — State Compensation Insurance Fund, first of two days of full board and committee meetings, hears update on 2017 3rd quarter finances that show its $1 billion in net premiums earned was 12.9% less than 2016 3rd quarter while its net income of $210 million, which includes realized capital gains of $155 million, was $55 million above net income for 2016 3rd quarter; other business. 2 p.m. or upon adjournment of the Investment Committee, State Compensation Insurance Fund, 5890 Owens Dr. Contact: Gina Simons 707 624 4522.

Agenda here.


WEST SACRAMENTO — Delta Protection Commission hears update on California WaterFix Delta tunnels project from its Exec. Dir. Erik Vink, topics include financing and results of state audit that found “DWR did not appropriately select the current program manager” and it “did not follow state law and did not accurately value its initial contract and ensure that subcontractors had fair and reasonable pricing;” other business. 5:30 p.m., West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave. Contact: 916 375 4800.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Delaine Eastin addresses luncheon sponsored by Capitol Network, discusses “her unique experience as a woman leader in California;” $35. Noon, State Building Trades Council of California, 1231 I St., Ste. 303. Contact: capitolnetworkit@gmail.com.

Register here.

Preceded by networking session at 11:30 a.m. Capitol Network also seeks donations of craft supplies, such as paper, paint or brushes, to benefit Acres of Hope, organization that helps homeless women and children.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

SAN JOSE — Community College League of California sponsors annual convention, first of three days, includes discussions on arts and encouraging creativity in higher education, ways to align curriculum with the current labor market and “State of the System” address from Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. 11:30 a.m., San Jose Fairmont, 170 S. Market St. Contact: Karen Graham, kgraham@ccleague.org.

Agenda here.


Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Assn. hosts workshop on Twitter, communications staffers Paco Torres (Asm. Sabrina Cervantes) and Jessica Duong (Asm. Phil Ting) discuss “how to be a more effective #CALeg Twitter user, 280 characters at a time;” lunch provided to first 20 attendees. Noon, Rm. 317. Contact: Paco.Torres@asm.ca.gov.

MISCELLANEOUS

NATIONAL CITY — Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher helps distribute turkeys and other Thanksgiving food items, part of “Operation Gobble,” also discusses constituent services. 8:30 a.m., Sweetwater Union High School, 2900 Highland Ave. Contact: Alex Roth 619 338 8090.

Similar event in San Diego at 1 p.m., San Ysidro Adult School, 4220 Otay Mesa Rd.


Capitol Employees’ Blood Drive, sponsored by BloodSource; appointment required. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fish Pond/East Side. Contact: Christine Varner 916 319 2514.


29th annual “Calling Out of Names,” marks National Adoption Day sponsored by California Alliance of Child and Family Services, adoptive parents, child advocates and others take turns reading the 63,000 names of foster children currently awaiting placement with a permanent family. 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., North Steps. Contact: Jackie Rutheiser 916 449 2273 X203.


BONN, GERMANY — Sen. Bob Wieckowski delivers opening remarks at “Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation: Resilient Mediterranean Cities and Forests” workshop, part of UN Climate Change Conference. 4:45 p.m. (Central European Time), COP 23 Bonn Zone. Contact: Laurel Hunt 310 903 2316.

Also listed: Ken Alex, Governor’s Office; Laurel Hunt, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability.


SAN FRANCISCO — CA Rural Legal Assistance hosts San Francisco Fiesta, honorees include Asm. Mark Stone, also “hearty hors d’oeuvres, live music and inspiring speeches,” and “hosted beer and wine.” Ticket $150, sponsorships $1500-$25000. 5:30 p.m., City Club, 155 Sansome St. Contact: 510 267 0762.

Details here.


CLARKSBURG — California Wine Strong hosts reception to raise funds for wine country fire victims; music by Remedy 7, featuring former Senate staffers David Panush, Michael Miiller and Steve Suchil and Asm. Kevin Mullin’s chief of staff Hugh Bower. 5:30 p.m., Elevation Ten Winery at Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave. Contact: Michael Miiller 916 379 8995.

“Admission is free, but keep in mind that the event is to raise money for CA Wine Strong.”

Donation form here.


WEST SACRAMENTO — California Latino Capitol Assn. Foundation hosts “3-on-3 Co-Ed Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament” and canned food drive sponsored by the CHP Academy; $10 per person and $50 per team. 6 p.m., CHP Academy, 3500 Reed Ave. Contact: clca.sac@gmail.com.

“Please bring non-perishable items.”


APPLE VALLEY — Asm. Jay Obernolte joins “Second Annual Top Chamber Business Awards Ceremony,” honors “outstanding businesses” throughout the district, also provides legislative update. 6 p.m., Apple Valley Town Conference Center, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. Contact: Ross Sevy 760 244 5277.