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October 4, 2017

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Dean Murakami, Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, and others urge Governor to sign AB 568, would “guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave for all K-12 and community college educators and school workers.” 11 a.m., South Steps. Contact: Matthew Hardy 510 703 5291.

Following event, participants deliver “over 1,000 letters” by educators and support staff to Governor’s office.


Representatives from CA Dept. of Water Resources and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., TELECONFERENCE, provide “updates on the construction activities at the Lake Oroville spillways.” 11 a.m., 888 395 3239, Conference ID: 1278029. Contact: Erin Mellon 916 651 2440.

“Media only.”

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Recess, reconvene January 3, 2018.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1 a.m.

    Senate Information on CDCR regulations (8.22.17)

  • 7 a.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 617: Follow the Money

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Electricity Landscape (8.23.17)

  • 1 p.m.

    Assembly Select Committee on RAIL (8.30.17)

  • 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 617: Follow the Money

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Electricity Landscape (8.23.17)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

Marc Steinorth for Assembly 2018 (40th AD), concert by Imagine Dragons, Three Tickets $4400, Ticket $1500, 7:30 p.m., Golden 1 Center, 500 David J. Stern Walk. Contact: 916 492 9604.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Do not require Senate confirmation.

As chief of the Office of Labor Relations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Candace Murch, 52, Elk Grove, Democrat, principal labor relations officer at the CA Dept. of Human Resources since 2014. Salary: $125,004.

As chief counsel and acting director at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administrations’ Office of Tax Appeals: Kristen Kane, 34, Sacramento, Democrat, deputy director of the CA Competes Tax Credit Program at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) since 2016. Salary: $170.004.

KEEPING UP

The California Chamber of Commerce has announced Jeanne Cain, executive vice president of policy, will be leaving CalChamber effective Feb. 1. Cain will be “devoting more time to her responsibilities as President of Fairview Farms, Inc.,” her family’s business. Cain will remain as a board member of California Women Lead and will “add other projects in the public policy arena in the coming months.” Cain has worked for CalChamber for 16 years and, before that, she was a legislative secretary and a deputy chief of staff for Gov. Pete Wilson. She was also a previous chair of the board for the State Compensation Insurance Fund. Cain will be succeeded by senior policy advocate Jennifer Barrera. Chamber CEO Allan Zaremberg says, “Jennifer has distinguished herself as a successful attorney and policy advocate who has worked diligently on behalf of CalChamber members to protect our business climate.” Contact: Denise Davis 916 444 6670.


CalPERS has declared David Miller as “the unofficial winner” of one of two Member-at-Large seats that have been up for election during a voting period that began Sept. 1 and concluded Monday. Miller “has served as a state regulator, labor leader and mediator and is employed by the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control.” Michael Bilbrey, who’s currently a member of the CalPERS Board, and Margaret Brown will face each other in a run-off to fill the second seat. Voting for that election starts Nov. 10 and concludes Dec. 11. Bilbrey won election to the Board in 2011 and is employed as bookstore operations coordinator at Citrus Community College in Glendora. Brown is a manager working for the Garden Grove Unified School District. Miller and the winner of the run-off will serve four year terms beginning January 16, 2018. Contact: Amy Morgan 916 795 3991.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

ScholarShare Investment Board, oversees California’s 529 College Savings Plan, hears report on investment performance of its $7.72 billion in assets during second quarter of 2017, also considers placing TIAA-CREF Social Choice Equity Fund on “watch” status, the lowest rank among four possible performance statuses: positive, acceptable, caution and watch; other business. 9 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Marc Lifsher 916 653 2995.

Agenda here.


California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, created by Local Control Funding Formula legislation to advise school districts on achieving their educational goals, considers approving $75,000 for Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) to develop poll questions for district superintendents on the new “California School Dashboard” used to evaluate schools, gather a “statistically representative” sample group and conduct a pilot survey; other business. 9 a.m., California Dept. of Education, 1430 N St., Rm. 1101. Contact: 951 826 6161.

Agenda here.

“Staff anticipates that there will not be a quorum of CCEE Board members” and “meeting will be adjourned in accordance with Government Code Section 11128.5 to 9:00 a.m. on December 7.”


FRESNO — San Joaquin River Conservancy, considers staff recommendation to authorize additional $275,000 in bond funds above $550,000 already authorized for San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust to restore habitat within the Conservancy’s 100 acres known as “Spano property” or “River West Fresno;” request for additional funds from the River Parkway’s trust cites: “grant was underbudgeted given the size and the layout of the Spano property and that unusual conditions led to unanticipated costs: the high and prolonged rains of 2016-17 led to a spike in the vole population which resulted in high plant mortality and led to unbugeted expenses for manual labor and repeated mowing at the site;” other business. 10 a.m., Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District, 5469 E. Olive Ave. Contact: 559 253 7324.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — Board of Directors for California Science Center and Exposition Park, considers increasing by $696,752.17 its contract to replace its electrical substation for the Science Center, which involves replacing and upgrading the conduit and constructing a substation pad and enclosure to install a new transformer; other business. 10 a.m., California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr. Contact: Rosemary Gutierrez 213 744 7483.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

PALO ALTO — Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and gubernatorial candidate Delaine Eastin addresses forum sponsored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Choose Children 2018 campaign, “first in a series of forums with each of the major gubernatorial candidates,” discusses how she will make early childhood education and childcare “more accessible, affordable and of higher quality.” 9:30 a.m., University Club Palo Alto, 3277 Miranda Ave. Contact: Ann-Sophie Morrissette 310 633 3926.

Moderated by: Avo Makdessian, Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  

Later that day, Eastin meets with “San Francisco Berniecrats” to discuss vision for California, 7:15 p.m., San Francisco Public Library Park Branch, 1833 Page St., San Francisco.


ARCADIA — Board of Equalization member Jerome Horton addresses 18th Annual Asian Small Business Expo Kickoff Reception sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program and U.S. Bank, discusses “enacted tax and fee legislation and its effects on California’s economy,” also honors winners of the U.S. Bank 1st Annual Business Plan Competition. 11:30 a.m., Wing Hop Fung Restaurant, Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Ave., Ste. 2185. Contact: Jean Nakano 916 445 4154.

Also listed: Victor Parker, Small Business Admin. and Darrel Brown, U.S. Bank.


Kenneth Wells, associate director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCLA, Semel Institute’s Center for Health Services and Society, addresses speaker series sponsored by UC Center Sacramento, discusses reducing “the burden that depression places on our communities and vulnerable populations;” lunch served. Noon, 1130 K St., Rm. LL3. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Details here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Air Resources Board sponsors workshop on proposed spending from the $28.64 million Air Quality Improvement Program, the $25 million Volkswagen settlement program, the new $50 million Zero/Near Zero Emission Warehouse Program and the $560 million for Low Carbon Transportation program funded by cap-and-trade revenue. 9:30 a.m., Cal/EPA building, 1001 I St. Contact: Andrew Panson 916 323 2809.

Notice here.


“Census 2020” briefing, sponsored by CA Latino Legislative Caucus and National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Education Fund, participants discuss “achieving an accurate population count through the decennial census,” which is “critical for the allocation of funding for federal programs that California relies on.” 10 a.m., Rm. 2040. Contact: Willie.Guerrero@sen.ca.gov.

Listed speakers: Exec. Dir. Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund; John Dobard, Advancement Project California; Andrew Medina, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California.

MISCELLANEOUS

Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features Pacific Institute of Music Piano Trio, violinist Evgeniy Sporov, cellist Jia-mo Chen and pianist Carol Chuang; “bring your own lunch and eat quietly.” Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street. Contact: 916 442 8939.


WALNUT CREEK — East Bay Leadership Council hosts luncheon, Asms. Catharine Baker, Autumn Burke and Tim Grayson discuss “cap-and-trade extension, funding to fix our roads, affordable housing revenue and home-building reform, a possible bridge toll increase…” $75. Noon, Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N. Main St. Contact: Laura Case, laura@eblcmail.org.


SAN DIEGO — Asm. Todd Gloria with Contractors State License Board hosts Senior Scam Stopper event, discuss fraud awareness and crime prevention. 2 p.m., Kensington Community Church, 4773 Marlborough Dr. Contact: Nick Serrano 619 495 9323.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): J.R. Ulrich & Associates, Chemical Industry Council of California, 10/2/17.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Alkesh Gianchandani, Lombard Odier Asset Management (USA) Corp., 10/2/17… Samuel Paredes, Gun Owners of California, Inc., 10/2/17.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Judy Godinho, Lombard Odier Asset Management (USA) Corp., 10/2/17… Napoleon Stephenson, FIG LLC and certain of its affiliates, 10/2/17.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): John Ulrich, J.R. Ulrich & Associates, 10/2/17.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with the Secretary of State.

LEGISLATURE (Candidate’s name, Party, District, Year, “Committee’s name,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Stephen Cano, Libertarian, AD 32, 2018, “Stephen Cano for Assembly 2018,” Stephen Cano, 812 E. Cameron St., Hanford, CA 93230, 559 852 3540… Trina Coffman-Gomez, Democratic, AD 30, 2018, “Trina Coffman-Gomez for Assembly 2018,” John Kegebein, 513 Vivienne, Watsonville, CA 95076, 831 566 8217… Cheryl Sudduth, Democratic, AD 15, 2018, “Cheryl Sudduth for Assembly 2018,” LeAnn Hall, 2316 McKeon Ct., Elk Grove, CA 95757, 510 912 1353.

GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Together We Rise Education PAC, “To educate voters in the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley,” Gary Crummitt, 525 E. Seaside Way #101-C, Long Beach, CA 90802, 562 983 0815.

POLITICAL NOTES

Controller Betty Yee’s campaign for re-election reports an endorsement from US Sen. Kamala Harris. Release hereYee, a Democrat, has been Controller since 2015 and, before that, served on the Board of Equalization from 2005 to 2014. Contact: info@bettyyee.com.


Sen. Ricardo Lara’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner reports an endorsement from Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Release hereLara, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2012. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Andy Thorburn’s campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from United Steelworkers Los Angeles/Orange Counties Local 675. 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.


Judy Appel’s campaign for AD 15 reports endorsement from Sen. Connie Leyva; also reports endorsements from Berkeley Vice Mayor Linda Maio; Berkeley City Councilmembers Susan Wengraf and Lori Droste; BART Board Member Bevan Dufty; former Berkeley City Councilmember Darryl Moore; former Oakland Unified School District Trustee David Kakishiba and former Berkeley Unified School Board Member Pamela Doolan Releases here and here. Appel a Democrat, is executive director of nonprofit organization California School-Based Health Alliance headquartered in Oakland, and is serving a second term as a member of the Berkeley School Board. Contact: judy@judyappel.com.


Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California has announced its endorsement of Asm. Rob Bonta’s re-election campaign for AD 18. Release here. Bonta, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012. Contact: Mike Roth 916 444 7170.


Democrat Wendy Carrillo led the field of 13 candidates in yesterday’s AD 51 election, receiving 3604 votes, which was 19.1% of those cast, according to the Secretary of State’s website. Fellow Democrat Luis Lopez finished in second, collecting 3283 votes. The special general election between Carrillo and Lopez is scheduled for December 5. Contact: morningreport@capitolmr.com


Tasha Boerner Horvath announces her candidacy for AD 76, seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Rocky Chavez; also reports endorsements, first five listed are Asms. Todd Gloria and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Carlsbad Councilmember Cori Schumacher, Del Mar Councilmember Ellie Haviland and Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear. Release hereHorvath, a Democrat, currently serves as an Encinitas City Councilmember. Contact: Derek Humphrey 951 805 4167.


SEIU California reports celebrating endorsed CalPERS Member-at-Large candidate David Miller’s election victory, also says it has endorsed Michael Bilbrey for re-election; Bilbrey will advance to a runoff election. Release here. Contact: Mike Roth 916 444 7170.

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PREVIEW

Thursday, October 05, 2017

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

OAKLAND — Members of California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance and other groups urge Governor to sign SB 29, would prevent local law enforcement agencies that do not have current contract with federal government for facilities in which illegal immigrants may be detained from entering into a contract for that purpose and would prevent existing contracts from being amended to increase maximum number of detainees a facility may hold. 11 a.m., 1515 Clay St. Contact: David Buenrostro 626 228 5837.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Recess, reconvene January 3, 2018.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1 a.m.

    Assembly Select Committee on RAIL (8.30.17)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 619: Fake News and Literacy

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (7.19.17)

  • 1 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Greenhouse Gas Expenditure (8.24.17)

  • 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 Informational Hearing on Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (7.19.17)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

FREMONT — Bob Wieckowski for Senate 2018 (10th SD) or Office Holder Account of Senator Bob Wieckowski 2014-2018, “Bobtoberfest,” Host levels $4400, $2500, $1000, $500, $250, $100, Tickets $60, 5:30 p.m., Das Brew, 44356 S. Grimmer Blvd. Contact: 510 790 2732.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, considers case of Maria Sofia Guardado dba Nena’s Cantina in Artesia, who is appealing decision which found that she failed to properly maintain records, allowed an employee to loiter about and beg customers for drinks and for buying alcohol for resale from someone other than a licensed wholesaler; other business. 9 a.m., Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport, 6225 W. Century Blvd. Contact: John Carr 916 419 2525.

Agenda here.


Gambling Control Commission, considers Heather Wade’s application for tribal key employee status in order to take a management post at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Rm. 100. Contact: Eric Petosky 916 263 1522.

Agenda here.


Covered California Board considers adopting revision to the 2018 Dental Copayment Design; other business. 11 a.m., Covered California Tahoe Auditorium, 1601 Exposition Blvd. Contact: James Scullary 916 228 8375.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, considers approving application from Port of San Francisco to start constructing Crane Cove Park at Pier 70 which would include a “new 18-foot-wide Bay Trail segment, a public access beach, an open public lawn and public plazas,” also would include two outdoor dining and special events areas for public, private and ticketed events and would require industrial facilities be repurposed for public access; other business. 1 p.m., Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St. Contact: 415 352 3600.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

RIVERSIDE — Los Angeles Times reporter Liam Dillion addresses forum on housing sponsored by UC Riverside Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, discusses “the recent legislative session and how the state’s housing crisis was addressed in 130+ housing bills.” 5:30 p.m., CE-CERT Building, 1084 Columbia Ave. Contact: 951 827 7830.

Details here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — “Should California Have Its Own Trade Policy?” 2017 Annual Policy Conference, sponsored by Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSU Los Angeles and others, trade association representatives and others “examine the role of the state and its cities” in relation to international trade and investment policies. $150. 8 a.m., L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St. Contact: Raquel Beltran 323 343 3770.

Speakers include: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Panorea Avdis, California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development; Stephen Cheung, World Trade Center Los Angeles; John Grubb, Bay Area Council; Mickey Kantor, Pacific Council on International Policy; Joann Lo, Food Chain Workers Alliance; Carla Marinucci, POLITICO California Playbook; Vilma Martinez, Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners; Robert Shrum, USC and Rodrigo Tavares, Granito & Partners.

Register here.


Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies sponsors conference on homelessness, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and others discuss substance abuse, mental health, stigmas, “ideas to move forward,” etc.; lunch served. 8:15 a.m., Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St. Contact: 916 278 6906.

Details here.


OAKLAND — 40th anniversary EdSource symposium; teachers, advocates and others discuss “how schools can better serve our state’s most vulnerable students in these uncertain times,” also pollster Mark DiCamillo, Berkeley IGS Poll, discusses registered voters’ opinions on “how well school reforms are perceived to be working and the public’s level of concern about vulnerable children.” $189. 8:30 a.m., Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St. Contact: 510 422 0421.

Also listed: Elida Bautista, UCSF School of Medicine; Pres. Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute.

Details here.


POMONA — California Public Utilities Commission sponsors “15th annual public hearing to examine the diversity programs of the state’s regulated utilities,” commissioners and former Asm. Gwen Moore review “progress, commitments and initiatives” toward increasing vendor contracts with “women, minority, disabled veteran, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender owned businesses.” 9 a.m., Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center, 601 W McKinley Ave. Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.


SAN DIEGO — CA Latino School Boards Assn. sponsors 2017 Unity Conference, first of four days, school board members, district administrators and others hear presentations and attend workshops on topics including “bilingualism as a civil right” and “leadership through equity and unity;” also features forums for candidates running for Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction on Friday. $450. 4:30 p.m., Hilton Del Mar San Diego, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Contact: Barbara Flores 909 223 2356.

Listed speakers include: Gubernatorial candidates John Chiang, John Cox, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa; Supt. of Public Instruction candidates Asm. Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck.

Also VIP reception at 9 p.m. Friday with Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

Details here.

MISCELLANEOUS

California Bicycle Summit attendees gather for lunch, 200 expected; part of biannual summit sponsored by California Bicycle Coalition taking place Oct. 3-6 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Noon, Capitol Park, L St. between 13th and 14th Sts. Contact: 916 778 0746.


SAN DIEGO — Asm. Tony Thurmond, candidate for Supt. of Public Instruction, hosts town hall on STEM education, discusses “curriculum, workforce development programs, and the best ways to prepare our students for the 21st century economy.” 1 p.m., Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Dr. Contact: Ayodeji Taylor 916 319 2015.

Also listed: Superintendent Cindy Marten, San Diego Unified School District; Principal Jennifer Roberson, Clairemont High School.


LGBTQ Capitol Assn. sponsors no-host mixer “to celebrate the end of session and LGBTQ History Month,” also “take advantage of interim to meet LGBTQ people and allies from all professions across Sacramento.” 5:15 p.m., Capitol Garage, 1500 K St. Contact: Deepen Gagneja, deepen.gagneja@sen.ca.gov.


WHITTIER — Asm. Ian Calderon in conversation with AG Xavier Becerra, “open discussion” on “efforts in protecting California’s values,” includes audience Q&A. 6:30 p.m., Whittier College, Ruth B. Shannon Center, 6760 Painter Ave. Contact: Lerna Shirinian 562 692 5858.