Thursday

October 10, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

SAN FRANCISCO — AG Xavier Becerra discusses “data privacy.” 10:30 a.m., 455 Golden Gate Ave., 14th Floor. Contact: agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

Event livestreamed here.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Reconvenes January 6, 2020.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Water Education 3

  • 1 a.m.

    Water Education 4

  • 2 a.m.

    Water Education 5

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 823: Countdown to 2020 Census

  • 9 a.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 1

  • 10 a.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 2

  • 11 a.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 3

  • Noon

    Envisioning CA Panel 4

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Capitol Tour

  • 2:30 p.m.

    Oil Recycling

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 823: Countdown to 2020 Census

  • 9 p.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 1

  • 10 p.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 2

  • 11 p.m.

    Envisioning CA Panel 3

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 4:55 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

LA JOLLA — Steven Bradford for Senate 2020 (35th SD), reception, Ticket $2000, 4 p.m., Mustangs & Burros Restaurant, Estancia La Jolla Hotel, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd. Contact: 619 239 1721.

Special guest Pro Tem Toni Atkins.


LA JOLLA — Re-elect (Toni) Atkins for Senate 2020 (39th SD), golf and spa, first of two days, Foursome $9400, Single $5000, Dinner for two $4700, Dinner single $2500, Golf or spa only $2500, Reception 5:30 p.m., Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, Caretakers Lawn, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd. Contact: 619 239 1721.

Thursday dinner 6:30 p.m., Friday breakfast 8 a.m., golf or spa starting 9:30 a.m. Wine reception following golf.


NEWPORT COAST — Ed Sachs for Assembly 2020 (73rd AD), reception, Host $4700, Co-Host $2000, Platinum $1000, Gold $500, Ticket $127, 6 p.m., Home of Steve Craig, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 714 335 7500.

KEEPING UP

The California Channel is into its final scheduled week of broadcasting and during that time it will pay tribute to the late TV personality, Huell Howser. CalChannel President John Hancock says most of the station’s programming during its final days on air will consist of shows produced and hosted by Howser, including “California’s Gold” and “Road Trip.” Howser’s travelogues began on KCET-TV in Los Angeles in 1987 and showcased his visits to small California towns and landmarks located off the beaten path. Hancock says when he first started at CalChannel in 1994, Howser asked him to air his shows. But at first, Hancock turned him down. “Couple years later I realized his shows really do have an impact on the economy of the state,” Hancock explained. “It was a way to highlight the locales that are unknown to the public and could help in terms of the travel industry or just educate people about their state.” Howser passed away from cancer in 2013, but his memory has lived on, on the small screen. Hancock says the two were close friends and wanted to dedicate CalChannel’s final days to Howser. “He was a good friend of mine and a good friend of the channel,” Hancock said. “I miss him like crazy.” Hancock says CalChannel had bookshelves full of Howser’s shows and they’ve now been given to the CA State Archives, along with all of the station’s archived programming. This past spring, CalChannel’s Board of Directors voted to cease operations after being on air since 1991, and Hancock says those plans are still moving forward. “We’re still going off the air one minute after midnight the morning of October 16, and we close our doors on the 31st,” he said. Contact: 916 444 9792.


Civil Justice Assn. of California has announced Jaime Huff is its new vice president of public policy, “filling the open chief lobbyist position at the organization.” Her first day is Oct. 14. Huff was previously a policy advocate and political director at Southern California Edison. She was also federal affairs manager for Edison International and was a staffer at the Capitol and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Huff, who is a member of the California Bar, said she’s excited about putting her legal and policy background to work as CJAC’s “chief advocate and civil justice educator.” Contact: Julie Roberts 916 520 2412.


Personal Insurance Federation of California reports having hired Deanna Jarquin as a lobbyist. She started the job Sept. 30. Jarquin previously worked as a legislative aide for Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon for three years, and before that, she was an Assembly Fellow in his office. She graduated from CSU Chico in 2016 with degrees in psychology and women’s studies. Contact: Anya Stewart 916 442 6646.


Treasurer Fiona Ma has announced appointing 12 members to a new Housing, Economic Development, Jobs and Opportunity Ad Hoc Committee to “assist her office in coming up with out-of-the-box strategies to advance her housing and economic development goals.” They are: Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren; Angelov Farooq, owner of AVM Innovation Consulting, LLC; Ashley Swearengin, president of Central Valley Community Foundation; Candace Bond McKeever, president of Strategic Solutions Group Inc.; Carlos Rodriguez, executive officer of the Building Industry Assn.’s Southern California Baldy View Chapter; Dalila Sotelo, managing director and vice president of the Integral Group, LLC; Jim Reynolds, chairman of Loop Capital; Michael Chan, president of ASIAN Inc.; Priscilla Chan, co-founder and co-CEO of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Sergio Sanchez, Salinas City Councilmember; Veronica Smith, founder of Impact Brands Inc.; and William Leach, founder of Kingdom Development Inc. Contact: Mark DeSio 916 651 6088.


The office of Asm. Devon Mathis reports Speaker Anthony Rendon has nominated Mathis to serve on the Governor’s Military Council, which was created in 2013 by former Gov. Jerry Brown “as the Governor and state legislature recognized the importance of a sustained effort to support the military in the state.” Mathis served as a sergeant in the Army National Guard for 10 years before he was elected to the Assembly in 2014 and is a member of the Assembly Veteran Affairs Committee. Contact: Justin Turner 916 319 2026.

MEET THE MERCHANT

Barron Sundance

Barron Sundance has been pouring drinks at the Claim Jumper restaurant on the corner of 11th and J Streets for the past six years now. It’s a good gig. He likes meeting interesting people and working short hours with good tips. Plus there’s the surprising part of the job that keeps him on his toes. “You never know what’s going to pop through those doors,” he said. Sundance is from San Diego, where the cost of living makes it more difficult to travel as much as he likes on a bartender’s pay. Last summer he went on a cruise with his family that took them to Puerto Rico and Cuba. He was “blown away” by the Caribbean cuisine, although a bit shocked by the Cuban beach-goers’ habit of tossing their cigarette butts right into the ocean. Nonetheless, he feels fortunate to have been to Cuba before the federal government reinstated travel restrictions there. “My family always instilled in me to go out and see as much as I can because it might not be there tomorrow,” he said. A clean and simple shot is among Sundance’s favorite drinks to pour and he has the impression that Sacramento is a Jameson Irish Whiskey town. He says popular concoctions among Claim Jumper patrons are the Mai Tai and the “Girls’ Night Out,” which consists of three kinds of vodka (raspberry, orange and lemon), cranberry juice, lime juice and lemonade. Both drinks are shaken and served up in a goblet. When it comes to his drink of choice, Sundance goes old school, preferring a shot of Jameson backed by a Panic IPA from Track 7 Brewing. Contact: Sundance 916 442 8200.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

MODESTO — CA Air Resources Board and CA Transportation Commission hold joint coordination meeting, panel discusses “sustainable transportation planning and project implementation in the San Joaquin valley” including innovations that support the use of electric vehicles, and how Valley Metropolitan Planning Organizations are addressing growth in distribution centers and the increase in truck traffic; other business. 8:30 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton, Arbor Theater, 1150 9th St. Contact: Stanley Young 916 322 1309.

Panelists listed: Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa (moderator), Kristine Cai of Fresno Council of Governments, Ahron Hakimi of Kern Council of Governments, Terri King of Kings County Assn. of Governments, Patricia Taylor of Madera County Transportation Commission, Andrew Chesley of San Joaquin Council of Governments, Rosa Park of Stanislaus Council of Governments, and Ted Smalley of Tulare Council of Governments

Agenda here.


Historic State Capitol Commission, discusses 2019 goals including development of a tree management plan for Capitol Park that would guide Dept. of General Services groundskeepers on their day-to-day maintenance activities and their decisions for tree removals and replacements; other business. 9 a.m., Rm. 2040. Contact: Koren Benoit 916 651 1504.

Agenda here.


Public Employment Relations Board, considers approving proposed regulations to send to Office of Administrative Law requiring board members and other personnel to recuse themselves from cases if the person has a financial interest in the outcome of the proceeding, is related to someone involved in the proceeding or participated in events resulting in the proceeding; other business. 10 a.m., 1031 18th St., Rm. 103. Contact: Felix De La Torre 916 327 8381.

Agenda here.


Gambling Control Commission, considers initial state gambling license for Golden Pacific Management Group’s Oceana Cardroom, a three-table cardroom in Oceano, and managing members Linda Do and Stephanie Nguyen; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Rm. 100. Contact: Fred Castano, fcastano@cgcc.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — California Public Utilities Commission, considers authorizing PG&E to sell two of its hydroelectric projects in the Sierra Nevada foothills; 1) to Yuba County Water Agency, the Narrows Hydroelectric Project, a 12 megawatt generation station on the Yuba River in Nevada County about 23 miles east of Marysville that went into operation in 1942 and for which PG&E is expected to report a $4.5 million pre-tax loss; 2) to Nevada Irrigation District, the Deer Creek Hydroelectric Project, consisting of a 5.7 megawatt powerhouse built in 1908 on south fork of Deer Creek in Nevada County and a canal system running to the powerhouse from the South Fork of the Yuba River near Emigrant Gap that was built in the 1850s to supply water for hydraulic mining for which PG&E is expected to report a $32.3 million pre-tax loss; other business. 10 a.m., 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: 415 703 2074.

Agenda here.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Members of Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice and other groups denounce California Public Utilities Commission proposed Integrated Resource Plan that would allow four natural-gas fired electricity plants “that are set to retire to instead continue operating and polluting” and leaves open “development of new gas plants beyond these four power plants.” 10 a.m., 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: Anthony Victoria, anthony.v@ccaej.org


Fair Political Practices Commission staff holds interested persons meeting to seek public input on “potential technical changes” to the Political Reform Act that should be considered by the FPPC and the Legislature for the 2020 legislative session. 10 a.m., 1102 Q St., Suite 3800, Hearing Room. Contact: Jay Wierenga 916 322 7661.

Followed by another interested persons meeting to seek public input regarding proposed amendments to Regulation 18419 regarding sponsored committees at 1 p.m., same location.

Notices here and here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Secretary of the Senate Erika Contreras addresses monthly Speaker Series Breakfast Meeting hosted by Institute of Governmental Advocates, discusses her career, includes Q&A. 9:45 am., Mayahuel, Coa Room, 1200 K St. Contact: Danielle McKee, InstGovAdvocates@gmail.com.

Tickets $60, register here.

UPDATE 9:40 a.m. — IGA has announced this event has been cancelled.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

SAN FRANCISCO — 6th Annual California Policy Summit, sponsored by California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, business owners, elected officials and others discuss topics related to the “dynamic effect of the digital age and the ‘gig economy’ on traditional methods of business delivery,” includes panel discussions on “data protection and privacy: the balance between security and a competitive market” and “creating digital pathways to empower a 21st century workforce in a global economy.” 9:30 a.m., Google Community Space, 177 Steuart. Contact: Lauren Oto, loto@calasiancc.org

Speakers include: BOE Chair Malia Cohen; Amy Tong, California Dept. of Technology; Rachel Michelin, California Retailers Assn.; Henry Childs II, national director of minority business development, US Dept. of Commerce; Curtis Notsinneh, California Workforce Development Board; Egon Terplan, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development; Van Ton Quinlivan, California Community College System.

Register here.

MISCELLANEOUS

SAN BERNARDINO — Sen. Mike Morrell, in partnership with nonprofit Building Resilient Communities, hosts Ark of Safety Forum on disaster preparedness, topics include: “safety and security measures in preventing violent extremism; preparedness for individuals with disabilities, accessibility, and functional needs; and the community’s role in receiving and distributing donations during response and recovery;” continental breakfast and lunch served. 9 a.m., Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St. Contact: Chris Odneal 916 651 4023.


California Highway Patrol’s Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities hosts annual disability fair, features 35 vendors including “information booths for disabled persons to utilize for job networking” and “service animals and other resources;” also live music. 10 a.m., West Lawn. Contact: Sean Coyle, Sean.Coyle@chp.ca.gov.


NEWPORT BEACH — Republican Party of Orange County hosts “Chairman’s Circle” reception and lunch featuring US Rep. Liz Cheney and former US Rep. Mimi Walters, Sponsor $5000, Lunch $1000, Reception $100, Reception 11 a.m., Lunch Noon, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 714 453 0900.


SAN FRANCISCO — “Landing the Big Fish,” a dedication reception for the new “Big Fish” sculpture created by William Wareham located on shores of the San Francisco Bay and “honors the history and traditions of the early, indigenous, Ohlone tribes who were sustained by shellfish, mussels and other seafood sourced from the nearby Islais watershed and the historic shores of what is now known as India Basin.” 4 p.m., Cafe Alma, 888 Innes Ave. Contact: Dan Dodt 415 730 2071.

Among listed speakers: Asm. David Chiu, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen, San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton.


RIVERSIDE — Asm. Jose Medina hosts “Capitol connection coffee” with donuts and pan dulce, “come share your thoughts regarding state and legislative issues that affect the 61st Assembly District community.” 4:30 p.m., Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2060 University Ave. Contact: Carmen Cuevas 951 369 6644.


LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer joins town hall with Los Angeles regional Democratic clubs, discusses his campaign. 5:15 p.m., St. Bedes Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand Blvd. Contact: anita.narayana@tomsteyer.com.

Later, Steyer joins Presidential Town Hall by the Human Rights Campaign, broadcast live on CNN, 8:30 p.m., The Novo, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.


Happy Hour, sponsored by California Latino Capitol Assn. Foundation. 5:30 p.m., Bottle + Barlow, 1120 R St. Contact: Gabriela Castillo, clca.outreach@gmail.com


LOS ANGELES — Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) hosts its Anniversary Gala and fundraiser to “recognize excellence in immigrant rights achievements for 2019,” also honors leaders “whose vision, creativity, passion, and service have impacted the lives of immigrants locally, state-wide, and nationally,” this year’s honorees are: US Rep. Judy Chu, media artist Lalo Alcaraz, and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Executive Director Silvia Argueta. 6 p.m., Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine St. Contact: Jorge-Mario Cabrera 562 243 5559.

Register here.


REDONDO BEACH — Kensington Senior Living, an assisted living and memory care provider, hosts “A Purple Evening With Maria Shriver,” features the former CA First Lady in conversation with neuroscientists Joshua Grill from the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders and Freddi Segal-Gidan from the Rancho Los Amigos/USC California Alzheimer’s Disease Center, who discuss ways to “protect the health of your brain;” proceeds to benefit the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. 6 p.m., Kensington Redondo Beach, 801 S. Pacific Coast Highway. Contact: 424 241 2064.

Event at capacity; details here.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Sacramento Advocates, Calbright College, 10/8/19… Summit Strategy Group (new firm), American Forest Foundation, 10/7/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Laurel Harrison, Summit Strategy Group, 10/7/19… Robert Rauzon, Summit Strategy Group, 10/7/19.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CANDIDATE INTENTION STATEMENT (Candidate’s name, Party, Office, Year, Accept voluntary expenditure ceiling?, Candidate’s address and phone number): Alexander D. Glew, Republican, SD 13, 2020, Yes, 970 Aura Way, Los Altos, CA 94024, 650 218 4320… Elsa Granados, Democratic, AD 37, 2020, Yes, 2053 Chino St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805 628 2171… Daniel L. Kester, Republican, AD 8, 2020, Yes, 6452 Bremen Dr., #4, Citrus Heights, CA 95621, 916 251 6523… Carmen Montano, Democratic, AD 25, 2020, Yes, 369 Summerfield Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035, 408 649 3282.

LEGISLATURE (Candidate’s name, Party, District, Year, “Committee’s name,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Alex D. Glew, Republican, SD 13, 2020, “Alex Glew for Senate 2020,” Thomas Montgomery, 4340 Redwood Hwy. F119, San Rafael, CA 94903, 415 250 4036… Jeffrey D. Kitchen, Democratic, AD 73, 2020, “Kitchen Table Politics Assembly District 73 2020,” Jeffrey D. Kitchen, 14 Stampede St., Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679, 949 322 4902… Bijan Mohseni, Democratic, AD 72, 2020, “Bijan Mohseni for California State Assembly 2020,” Bijan Mohseni, 25520 Commercentre Dr. Ste. 150, Lake Forest, CA 92630, 562 286 2202… Cathy Murillo, Democratic, AD 37, 2020, “Murillo for Assembly 2020,” Jennifer Cooper, 226 E. Canon Perdido #D, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805 448 9470… Nicole A. Ueno, Democratic, AD 78, 2020, “Nicole Ueno for Assembly 2020,” DeeDee Anderson, 1110 F St. #519, San Diego, CA 92101, 918 752 4510… Margaret Villa, Green, AD 58, 2020, “Committee to Elect Margaret Villa for California State Assembly 2020,” Margaret Villa, 18621 Holmes Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703, 562 860 4271.

CONTROLLED COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, Controlled By, Purpose, Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Californians for Safe Schools and Healthy Learning, Governor Newsom’s Ballot Measure Committee, Gavin Newsom, Supports “Public Preschool, K-12 and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020 (AB 48),” Shawnda Deane, 1787 Tribute Rd. Ste. K, Sacramento, CA 95815, 916 285 5733.

GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Central Coast League of Conservation Voters, “To engage in political activity of interest to Central Coast League of Conservation Voters,” Stacy Owens, 312 Clay St. Ste. 300, Oakland, CA 94607, 510 423 4300.

POLITICAL NOTES

US Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign for President reports Asm. Miguel Santiago will chair her Latinos for the People Committee. Release here. Harris, a Democrat, was California’s Attorney General before being elected to the US Senate. Contact: Maya Humes, mayahumes@kamalaharris.org.


Asm. Steven Choi’s reelection campaign for AD 68 reports an endorsement from the California Small Business Assn. Release here. Choi, a Republican, was first elected to the Assembly in 2016. Contact: Cliff Wagner 530 321 1388.

LAW AND ORDER

California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control has released its first scorecard for the state’s 78 hazardous waste facilities, which “will be used as a factor to approve or deny an operating permit.” Types of violations resulting in lower scores included “storing hazardous waste in containers in poor condition, storing ignitable hazardous waste within 50 feet of the property line” and “storing incompatible wastes together.” Of the 78 facilities, 64 earned a place on the “Acceptable” tier, with no permitting consequences. Nine were graded “conditionally acceptable,” a score that leads to additional permitting requirements, and five were “unacceptable.” They are: California Oil Transfer in Riverbank, GEM in Rancho Cordova, Hazmat TDSF in San Bernardino Conty, HGST Inc. in San Jose and Rho-Chem Corporation in Inglewood. The facilities will have the opportunity to dispute their scores, and if they remain in “unacceptable” status after the dispute process, the department “will start the process of suspending, revoking or denying permits for these facilities. Contact: Abbott Dutton 916 324 2997.

Classifieds

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

PREVIEW

Friday, October 11, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Reconvenes January 6, 2020.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Envisioning CA Panel 4

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Capitol Tour

  • 2:30 p.m.

    Oil Recycling

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 825: Water in San Joaquin Valley

  • 9 a.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 10 a.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 11 a.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • Noon

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 1 p.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 2 p.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 3 p.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 4 p.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 5 p.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 6 p.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics on Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 825: Water in San Joaquin Valley

  • 9 p.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 10 p.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

  • 11 p.m.

    California’s Gold Marathon

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced.

THE DAILY BREAD

LAS VEGAS — Blanca Rubio for Assembly 2020 (48th AD), Gwen Stefani concert, Two Tickets $4700, Ticket $2500, 9 p.m., Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood, 3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Contact: 916 441 6855.


SATURDAY, BEVERLY HILLS — Elect More Women 2020 (joint fundraising committee), reception, Chair $28,000, Co-Chair $15,000, Host $10,000, Co-Host $5600, Friend $2800, Finance Committee $1000, Guest $500, Ticket $100, 4 p.m., Home of Lisa and Joshua Greer, on N. Roxbury Dr. Contact: 775 253 4222.

Contributions to Elect More Women 2020 will be divided equally among Elissa Slotkin for Congress (MI-98), Mikie Sherrill for Congress (NJ-11), Chrissy Houlahan for Congress (PA-06), (Abigail) Spanberger for Congress (VA-07), and Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress (TX-23).

Alos listed to attend: Rep. Ted Lieu and Liz Hersh Naftali, deputy finance chair, DNC.


SATURDAY, BUENA PARK — Lou Correa for Congress (46th AD), reception and “evening of fright,” Host $2800, Co-Host $1000, Supporter $500, Ticket $250, 5:30 p.m., Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd. Contact: 714 805 6750.

Host and Co-Host donors receive 4 tickets and 4 fast-lane passes to “Knott’s Scary Farm” for October 12.


SATURDAY, WHEATLAND — Jim Cooper for Assembly 2020 (9th AD), “How the West was Won” concert featuring Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Two Tickets $2500, Ticket $1500, 7 p.m., Toyota Amphitheatre, 2677 Forty Mile Rd. Contact: 916 441 6855.

Transportation to be provided.


SATURDAY, ALPINE — Re-Elect (Toni) Atkins for Senate 2020 (39th SD), Dwight Yoakam concert, Couple $2500, Ticket $1500, 7 p.m., Outlet Center Park at Viejas Casino, 5000 Willows Rd. Contact: 619 239 1721.


SUNDAY, OAKLAND — (Nancy) Skinner for Senate 2020 (9th SD), birthday and re-election kickoff, Kisses $4700, Hugs $2500, Love $1000, Well Wishes $500, Cake $250, Ticket $125, 3 p.m., International Association of Firefighters, Local 55, 369 15th St. Contact: rsvp@bertolina.com

Special guest Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

MONTECITO — California Travel and Tourism Commission (Visit California), hears update on development of a “Destination Stewardship and Responsible Travel Plan” that includes results of focus group testing on elements that should go into a “comprehensive statewide tourism stewardship plan” that is expected for release next year; other business. 8:30 a.m., Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel, 1759 South Jameson LaneContact: Ryan Becker, rbecker@visitcalifornia.com.

Agenda here.


State Public Works Board, considers authorizing $237.2 million in lease revenue bonds for construction on new 309,000-square-foot courthouse in Modesto that will provide space for 27 judicial officers and will replace four existing court facilities, creating “operational efficiencies and on-going savings through consolidation of current court services;” construction is expected to begin in December this year and be finished in January 2023; other business. 10 a.m., Rm. 113. Contact: 916 445 9694.

Agenda here.


Delta Independent Science Board, continues its discussion of topics to review related to “the adequacy of science in support of adaptive management;” other business. 11 a.m., Park Tower, 980 Ninth St., Second Floor Conference Room. Contact: Edmund Yu 916 445 0637.

Also available via TELEMEETING in Paris, France; Palo Alto; Notre Dame, IN; Corvallis, OR; Bainbridge Island, WA; Oregon, WI; Alexandria, Va; Incline Village, NV.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN JOSE — Sen. Maria Elena Durazo addresses 32nd anniversary celebration sponsored by Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN), discusses immigration, health care, etc. 5:30 p.m., Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Dr. Contact: 408 453 3003.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) hosts workshop on its draft “Human Right to Water” report that includes “a framework and analytical methodology for assessing how the state’s water systems are providing safe, accessible and affordable drinking water over time,” features panel discussions between academics and OEHHA staff on water affordability, accessibility and quality. 9 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: Monet Vela 916 323 2517.

Agenda here.


SAN MATEO — Annual convention, sponsored California Court Reporters Assn., first of four days, court reporters attend training workshops, receive awards, hear speakers on new reporting software, etc.; also hear from “the court reporters who are witness to the USS Cole and 9/11 terrorist trials at Guantanamo Bay.” 2 p.m., San Mateo Marriott, 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. Contact: 949 715 4682.

Details here.

MISCELLANEOUS

FULLERTON — Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva hosts Senior Scam Stopper Seminar, participants discuss ways to protect themselves from fraud. 10 a.m., Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth Ave. Contact: Josef Holper 714 525 6515.


ROSEVILLE — Members of California Women in Energy tour Roseville Energy Park, a “120 MW base load and 160 MW duct fired combined cycle, natural gas fueled power plant.” 10 a.m., 5260- 5778 Phillip Rd. Contact: californiawomeninenergy@gmail.com.


SAN FRANCISCO — Sen. Scott Wiener hosts art show by curator Joseph Abbati that features “the work of Latinx artists from around the Bay Area” with pieces that “explore the narrative of Latinx cultural representation, identity and ethnicity, sense of place, history, and families;” also discusses legislation he authored including SB 288, would “make it legal for Dreamers and other immigrants to run for and be appointed to positions as Democratic & Peace and Freedom Party county central committee members.” 5 p.m., Sen. Wiener’s District Office, 455 Golden Gate Ave., Suite 14800. Contact: 415 557 1300.


Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) hosts welcome reception for its three-day “Leadership Awards Gala.” 6:30 p.m., Citizen Hotel, 926 J St. Contact: Gracielle Camilo 202 466 4664.

On Saturday, PALCUS hosts “Lusitanian Forum” and summit with remarks from US Rep. Jim Costa, who discusses “encouraging civic participation and public service in the Portuguese community,” 12:30 p.m., Citizen Hotel; followed by gala with Asm. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Portuguese dignitaries, 7 p.m., Elks Tower, 921 11th St.


SATURDAY, RIVERSIDE — Asm. Sabrina Cervantes, with Riverside City Councilmember Jim Perry, hosts “Books Con Amigos/Books with Friends,” guests are encouraged to “share the love of books, storytelling and family fun;” also includes informational booth with details about state and legislative issues. 9 a.m., Bryant Park, 7950 Philbin Ave. Contact: 951 371 6860.


SATURDAY, Firefighter Career Expo, sponsored by the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee, participants get hands-on practice using fire equipment, access to the “Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)” which shows if an individual is “fit for duty,” also includes firefighters who discuss the “tools of the trade” and presentations on “a day in the life of a firefighter” and “life on the front lines.” 10 a.m., Firefighter Candidate Testing Center, 2560 River Plaza Dr. Contact: Carroll Wills 916 648 1717.

Register here.


SATURDAY, SYLMAR — Asm. Luz Rivas, along with the Southwest Carpenters, hosts an Apprenticeship Workshop, journeymen carpenters discuss “what it takes to become a carpenter” and necessary skills to work in areas of “concrete, woodwork, drywall, material transfers and welding.” 10 a.m., Carpenters Local 661, 15881 Valley View Ct. Contact: 818 504  3911.


SATURDAY, OAKLAND — Asm. Rob Bonta co-hosts reception for Sen. Holly Mitchell’s campaign for LA County Supervisor; tickets $100 and $250, sponsorships $1000 and $1500. Noon, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 213 605 5471.

WEEKENDS AT THE CAPITOL

SATURDAY, National Eating Disorders Assn. Walk, one-mile walk around Capitol Park, $15,000 fundraising goal to raise awareness of eating disorders. 8:30 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. opening ceremony, South Steps. Contact: Emily Potts, emi1115@comcast.net.


SATURDAY, “Ingress Anomaly,” participants who play Ingress, an augmented-reality mobile game, gather for special “Anomaly” announcements after special in-game competitions surrounding Capitol Park, organized by developer Niantic. 6 p.m., North Steps. Contact: press@nianticlabs.com.


SUNDAY, 18th annual Freethought Day, “annual festival that encourages freedom of speech and thought, civic engagement, enthusiasm for science, social justice and the separation of church and state.” Noon, North Lawn. Contact: David Diskin 209 610 0651.

Listed speakers include: David Diskin, president of California Freethought Day; Hemant Mehta, Foundation Beyond Belief; Debbie Goddard, American Atheists; Sarah Gillooly, Americans United; Monica Miller, American Humanist Assn.

Preceded by Capitol tour at 10:30 a.m.

Details here.


SUNDAY, Members of Sharing Parents of Sacramento, a pregnancy and infant loss support group, hold dove release ceremony, also speakers, music, candle lighting and memorial area for flowers, pictures and mementos of children. 4 p.m., International World Peace Rose Garden. Contact: 916 424 5150.