Wednesday

September 12, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

SAN JOSE — Sen. Jim Beall and Caltrans District 4 Dir. Tony Tavares mark “Caltrans’ statewide litter enforcement day,” say “over 25 Caltrans crews will be conducting litter removal at various sites stretching from Milpitas and Mountain View to Gilroy,” also discuss Beall’s SB 519 that would “allow the cities of San Jose and Los Angeles to pay $1 a month and an annual $500 administrative fee to lease unused Caltrans properties for use as sites for emergency shelters and feeding kitchens.” 10 a.m., North Side of McKee Rd. and Capitol Ave. Contact: Rodney Foo 408 558 1295.


Esi Hutchful, Sara Kimberlin and Scott Graves, California Budget and Policy Center, TELECONFERENCE, review “new national and state-level figures on poverty, income, health coverage and other key topics” released by US Census Bureau, discuss “the progress that California has made in taking steps to address poverty and child poverty” as well as “ways that the state can continue to invest in expanding opportunity.” 1 p.m., 800 311 9404, Password: Census. Contact: Steven Bliss 916 444 0500.

Media only.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Final Recess.

Reconvene December 3.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1:30 a.m.

    What’s Possible? Police Accountability Panel (6.27.18)

  • 4 a.m.

    2018 CA Budget and Policy Center (3.22.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report Fighting Fire with Fire: Rethinking Forest Management

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Biotechnology (8.15.18)

  • 11 a.m.

    She Shares: Maria Shriver (3.13.18)

  • Noon

    Senate Informational Hearing on Student Success (8.7.18)

  • 4 p.m.

    Assembly Natural Disaster and Response Committee (8.24.18)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report Fighting Fire with Fire: Rethinking Forest Management

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Biotechnology (8.15.18)

  • 11 p.m.

    She Shares: Maria Shriver (3.13.18)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

(Brian) Jones for Senate 2018 (38th SD), lunch, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $2000, Noon, Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Fiona Ma for State Treasurer 2018, and/or Malia Cohen for Board of Equalization, reception, Sponsor $7300, Patron $4400, Friend $2500, Ticket $1300 (amounts can split between committees), 3:30 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 442 0696.


Eleni Kounalakis for Lieutenant Governor 2018, reception, Sponsor $250, Supporter $100, Ticket $50, 5:30 p.m., Lucca, 1516 J St. Contact: 415 402 0303.

Hosted by Ruth Gottlieb of Gottlieb & Assoc., Veronica Ortiz-Torres, deputy appointments secretary, and Sonya Logman, Business, Consumer Servcices and Housing Agency.


CHICO — James Gallagher for Assembly 2018 (3rd AD), reception, Host $4400 (8 tickets), Co-Host $2000 (6 tickets), Sponsor $1000 (4 tickets), Couple $125, Ticket $75, 5:30 p.m., Canyon Oaks Country Club, 999 Yosemite Dr. Contact: 530 420 5066.

KEEPING UP

The office of Sen. Ling Ling Chang reports Chang hired Sara Catalán as her chief of staff. For the past 16 years Catalán, who is based in Brea, worked for US Rep. Ed Royce, most recently as his deputy chief of staff. Catalán started her new job this month. Contact: 714 671 9474.


The office of Asm. Shirley Weber reports Tiffaney Boyd started Monday as a legislative aide. Boyd was previously an Assembly Fellow in Weber’s office for the past year. She graduated from California State University of San Marcos with a double major in Communication and Social Sciences. Contact: Tiffaney.Boyd@asm.ca.gov.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

FORT BRAGG — California Coastal Commission, first of three days, considers approving request from Caltrans to conduct a geotechnical investigation of 969-foot Albion Bridge on Hwy. 1 between Pt. Arena and Mendocino that was built in 1944 which Caltrans has “indicated that at nearly 75 years old, the bridge has exceeded its anticipated structural life and ongoing corrosion of bolts and deterioration of bridge timber supports will require increasing replacement and maintenance in the coming years to extend the bridge life;” other business. 9 a.m., Fort Bragg Town Hall, 363 N. Main St. Contact: Noaki Schwartz 562 590 5071.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — California Arts Council, first of two days, considers approving $21.3 million budget for making local assistance grants in 2018-19 fiscal year, recommendations include 53 grants of $45,000 each to local arts agencies for fostering “cultural development;” other business. 9 a.m., Plaza de la Raza, 3540 North Mission Rd., Frank & Ann Lopez Music Building. Contact: 916 322 6555.

Second day begins at 10 a.m., KCET, 2900 West Alameda Ave., Burbank.

Agenda and meeting materials here.


WEST SACRAMENTO — Seismic Safety Commission, annual public workshop on finances, strategic planning, etc. 9:30 a.m., City Hall, 1110 W. Capitol Ave. Contact: Salina Valencia 916 263 5506.

Commission also meets Thursday, hears presentation from Prof. Guna Selvaduray, San Jose State University, on the university’s survey, that was partially funded by the commission, of business recovery following a natural disaster and lessons learned in Japan following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami; other business. 10 a.m., Rm. 437.

Agendas here.


SAN DIEGO — Commission on Emergency Medical Services, hears presentation on shortage of 16 of the 32 medications in the California paramedic basic and optional scopes of practice and the problem of hospitals and pharmacies being a higher priority for drug distributors; also discusses responses by several other states when shortages arise, such as Pennsylvania, Oregon and Utah, which have enacted rules allowing EMS providers to administer drugs for up to six months past their expiration date; other business. 10 a.m., Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego, 4875 N. Harbor Dr. Contact: 916 322 4336.

Agenda and staff reports here.


CA School Finance Authority, considers authorizing $76 million in Charter School Facility Revenue Bonds for constructing, financing and refinancing school facilities in Los Angeles County for use by Green Dot Public Schools California; other business. 11 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: 213 620 4608.

Agenda here.


Board of Behavioral Sciences, first of three days, hears presentation by clinical psychologist Steven Frankel on alternatives to license surrender in disciplinary cases involving licensees with neuro-cognitive degenerative disorders which include Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia, Huntington’s disease, Lewy body disease, dementia caused by traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and prion disease; other business. 1 p.m., 1625 North Market Blvd. Contact: 916 574 7830.

Thursday and Friday meetings begin at 9 a.m.

Agenda here.


WEST SACRAMENTO — California Earthquake Authority (CEA) Governing Board, hears presentation on mitigation programs including Earthquake Brace + Bolt, which has provided 5000 homeowners with grants of up to $3000 each for seismic retrofits; other business. 1 p.m., CalSTRS HQ, 100 Waterfront Pl. Contact: Sarah Sol 916 661 5502.

Agenda and meeting materials here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Prof. Carlos Salomon, CSU East Bay Dept. of Ethnic Studies, addresses “A Night at the California State Library” series, discusses “the life of Pio Pico, the last governor of California under Mexican rule,” also discusses “the complex racial categories of early California, the relationship between Mexican settlers and the indigenous population, as well as the rise of the Pico family;” free. 6 p.m., Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914  Capitol Mall. Contact: Kim Brown 916 651 6466.

Light refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. Register here.


SAN DIEGO — Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher addresses San Diego Coastkeeper’s Seaside Soiree, discusses “ocean protection efforts and water quality measures pursued by the legislature.” 6 p.m., Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Dr. Contact: Evan McLaughlin 916 319 2080.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

US Attorney’s Office and Sacramento State host conference on “finding solutions to the opioid and narcotics epidemic,” law enforcement, health care professionals and others discuss “prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts.” 8:30 a.m., Sacramento State University, 6000 J St. Contact: Lauren Horwood, lauren.horwood@usdoj.gov.

Listed speakers include: US Attorney McGregor Scott; Chris Nielsen and John Martin, Drug Enforcement Administration.


LONG BEACH — League of California Cities Annual Conference, first of three days, “more than 1,800 mayors, council members, city officials and staff” attend “educational sessions and discuss solutions to the common challenges of California cities,” also celebrate League’s 120th anniversary. 8:30 a.m., Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd. Contact: Eva Spiegel 530 400 9068.

Agenda here.


INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV. — 40th Annual Conference sponsored by Institute of Governmental Advocates, lobbyists hear panel discussions on topics including whether negotiating measures off the ballot is good public policy or “government at its worst” and the Legislature’s new harassment policies. $460, includes lobbyist ethics training course. 8:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, 111 Country Club Dr. Contact: Danielle McKee 916 446 5156.

Listed speakers include: Sens. Holly Mitchell and Anthony Cannella; Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle; Asms. Jim Cooper and Adam Gray; Christy Bouma, Capitol Connection; James Cassie, Capitol Strategies Group; Greg Lucas, California State Library; Felipe Fuentes, The Apex Group; Beth Miller, Miller Public Affairs Group; Angie Tate, Burton and the Brains; Amy Simon, Goodwin Simon Strategic Research; Martin Wilson, California Chamber of Commerce.


WASHINGTON, DC – Secty. of State Alex Padilla joins panel on “encouraging civic engagement and election integrity” during the 2018 Leadership Conference sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, discusses “California’s efforts to increase voter participation and safeguard our elections” including $134.3 million allocated in the state budget for counties to upgrade and replace aging voting systems. 11:15 a.m. (EST), Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Jesse Melgar 916 653 6575.

Other listed panelists: Mike Farrell (moderator), Politico; Jennie Carreon, AltaMed Health Services; Bridget Coyne, Twitter; Lee Dunn, Google; Katie Harbath, Facebook.


SAN FRANCISCO — Global Climate Action Summit, first of three days; co-chaired by Gov. Jerry Brown, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, UN Climate Change Exec. Secty. Patricia Espinosa, Mahindra Group CEO Anand Mahindra and China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs Xie Zhenhua; political leaders, academics, entertainers and others address “healthy energy systems, inclusive economic growth, sustainable communities, land and ocean stewardship and transformative climate investments.” Daylong, Moscone Center South. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Related events Wednesday

SAN FRANCISCO — Regional Transportation Policy Forum, hosted by Pacific Coast Collaborative Governors and mayors (California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia), participants discuss the collaborative’s “low-carbon transportation vision and roadmap.” 8 a.m., 555 Market St. Contact: Ryann Child 206 792 4083.

SAN FRANCISCO — “High-Level Forum on India Climate Actions,” sponsored by Natural Resources Defense Institute and others, participants discuss “a suite of initiatives planned or underway in India, including renewable energy projects, the National Solar Mission, the National Cooling Action Plan,” etc. 8:30 a.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St. Contact: Kari Birdseye 415 875 8243.

Listed speakers include: Chair Mary Nichols, CA Air Resources Board.

SAN FRANCISCO — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones addresses “Finance, Business and Climate Resilience: Physical Climate Risks and Opportunities” hosted by Bank of America and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. 9:30 a.m., 555 California St. Contact: 916 492 3566.

Later, Jones attends former Vice Pres. Al Gore’s address at Principles for Responsible Investing’s “PRI In Person,” 1:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St.; and attends Michael Bloomberg’s reception, 5:30 p.m., Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St.

SAN FRANCISCO — UC Pres. Janet Napolitano addresses “an audience of about 300 leaders” at “We Are Still In” forum, discusses “the crucial role research universities play in the fight against climate change and share exciting announcements about the future” of the University Climate Change Coalition. 12:20 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. Contact: 510 987 9200.

SAN FRANCISCO — Treasurer John Chiang joins conference opening hosted by Principles for Responsible Investment, an “investor initiative in partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative and UN Global Compact” and is “the world’s leading independent proponent of responsible investing.” 1 p.m., Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St. Contact: 916 653 2995.

Later, Chiang attends “Growing the US Green Bonds Market” event hosted by Milken Institute, 5 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.

SAN FRANCISCO — “The End of Coal: Subnational Governments Going from Coal to Clean,” sponsored by Powering Past Coal Alliance and Bloomberg Philanthropies, governmental representatives from Canada, the United Kingdom and others discuss “the challenges and opportunities faced by communities transitioning away from coal,” also premieres 12-minute film “Common Sense, Common Ground” on a “coal phase-out in Washington state.” 2:30 p.m., Merchant’s Exchange Club, 75 Leidesdorff St. Contact: Kate Walter, Kate.Walter@international.gc.ca.

SAN FRANCISCO — “California Stories: Grounded Perspectives on Climate Policies and Actions,” sponsored by the California State Assembly and Atlantic Council, Speaker Anthony Rendon and others discuss making “the abstract, 50,000 foot level global discussion on climate more immediate to people at home” and lessons California can “offer to the rest of the country and the world.” 3 p.m., Offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 1 Market St., Ste. 1900. Contact: Kevin Liao 916 319 2063.

Listed speakers: Speaker Anthony Rendon; former US Rep. Ellen Tauscher; Asms. Richard Bloom, Todd Gloria, Monique Limón, Eloise Gómez Reyes, Joaquin Arambula and Chad Mayes; John Morton (moderator), Atlantic Council.

SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft hosts meeting on “smart climate and clean energy policies, and how they are being used to drive economic growth and create new jobs across the country,” says event “comes on the heels of E2’s recent economic reports that found there are now 3.2 million clean energy jobs across the US, with over 500,000 in renewable energy technologies alone.” 3 p.m., Lyft Headquarters, 185 Berry St. Contact: Michael Timberlake 202 289 2407.

Listed speakers include: Pres. John Zimmer, Lyft; Secty. Matt Rodriquez, Cal/EPA; Carla Peterman, CA Public Utilities Commission; former Sen. Fran Pavley.

Related events Thursday

SAN FRANCISCO — Members of Consumer Watchdog and others call on Gov. Jerry Brown to “limit oil drilling within a couple thousand feet of homes and schools,” says “the world needs to know that while Governor Brown has talked out against climate change he has permitted 20,000 oil wells.” 7 a.m., Jessie Square, 736 Mission St. Contact: Jamie Court, jamie@consumerwatchdog.org.

SAN FRANCISCO — Natural Resources Secty. John Laird, United Nations Envoy Peter Thomson and others discuss protecting against ocean acidification. 8 a.m., Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39. Contact: Ryann Child 206 792 4083.

SAN FRANCISCO — World Energy makes “big announcement” on “the heels of the Natural Resource Defense Council’s climate assessment,” also discuss “decarbonization in the transportation industry,” speakers include Bryan Sherbacow, World Energy and Janet Lamkin, United Airlines California Region. 3:30 p.m., The Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St. Contact: Sarah Pollo 916 410 7506.

Followed by second panel and announcement by Janet Lamkin, United Airlines California Region, 4 p.m., Moscone Center South.

SAN FRANCISCO — Sen. Bob Wieckowski attends reception sponsored by Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Resilient Design. 5 p.m., 302 Folsom St. Contact: Jeff Barbosa 916 651 4010.

Related events Friday

SAN FRANCISCO — Treasurer John Chiang and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti make “major announcement about a program designed to spur resilient economic investments in hundreds of distressed neighborhoods within cities and communities across the state of California,” say “success will largely depend on how Californians are counted in the upcoming 2020 US Census.” 8 a.m., UC Hastings College of the Law, 200 McAllister St. Contact: 916 653 2995.

Later, Chiang joins panel discussion hosted by Royal Norwegian Embassy DC and Norwegian Consulate SF, discusses green financing and “integrating climate risk assessment into state finances,” 2:30 p.m., 1394 Masonic Ave.

MISCELLANEOUS

FRESNO — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Democratic candidate for governor, holds meet and greet with Democratic candidates TJ Cox (CD 21) and Melissa Hurtado (SD 14), part of his “Blue California” bus tour in support of flipping six Congressional seats from red to blue and in support of “15 legislative candidates in close state assembly and state senate races.” 9:30 a.m., Fresno Democratic Headquarters, 1035 U St. Contact: Nathan Click, click@gavinnewsom.com.

Later, holds meet and greet with Democratic candidates Josh Harder (CD 10) and Asm. Anna Caballero (SD 12) at 1 p.m., Harder’s Campaign Office, 1900 Standiford Ave., Modesto.


LAFAYETTE — Asm. Catharine Baker hosts Nonprofit of the Year reception honoring Special Education Enrichment Development Foundation (SEED), which serves children in Lafayette. 10 a.m., Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Contact: Allie Stewart, Allie.Stewart@asm.ca.gov.


Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento. Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. Contact: 916 442 8939.


Capitol Staff and Lobbyist Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission, participants discuss Psalm 84, “At Home with God.” NoonRm. 127. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.


SAN FRANCISCO — CALmatters hosts “Policy Matters” panel discussion, former Sen. Fran Pavley and others discuss “the state’s ambitious and experimental policies to reduce greenhouse gases,” what has worked, what hasn’t and how policies will continue “under a new governor and legislature;” free. Noon, Public Policy Institute of California, 500 Washington St., Bechtel Conference Center. Contact: 916 502 9986.

Other speakers: Exec. Dir. John White, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies; Michael Shaw, California Manufacturers and Technology Assn.; Julie Cart (moderator), CALmatters.

Details here.


CA Dept. of Health Care Services’ Benefits Division sponsor picnic for its staff. 1 p.m., Capitol Park at L St. between 12th and 13th Sts. Contact: Carol Sloan 916 440 7649.


FULLERTON — Democratic CD 39 candidate Gil Cisneros hosts “education roundtable,” discusses “affordable higher education, the student loan debt crisis and other issues affecting millennial voters.” 4 p.m., CSU Fullerton, University Hall Rm. 125, 2550 Nutwood Ave. Contact: Nic Jordan, nic@cisnerosforcongress.com

Followed by news conference “with several women leaders in the 39th District,” discusses “his commitment to women’s rights and equality, including equal pay for equal work, paid family leave and affordable child care.” 5:30 p.m., Campaign Office, 3235 Associated Road.


MANHATTAN BEACH — Frank Scotto, Republican AD 66 candidate, attends meet-and-greet, discusses how “he has always been an independent voice for the welfare of Torrance families and will continue to protect the taxpayers of the South Bay;” beer, wine and appetizers served. 5:30 p.m., Grunions Sports Bar & Grill, 1501 N Sepulveda Blvd. Contact: 310 373 0377.

Listed to attend: former Asm. David Hadley, former Manhattan Beach Mayor Jan Dennis; former Manhattan Beach City Councilmember Mark Burton.


“The Art of Advocacy,” annual fundraiser hosted by Children’s Law Center of California, benefits “over 33,000 abused and neglected children in Sacramento, Placer and Los Angeles counties,” organizers honor former chairman of the CA Democratic Party John Burton and Dr. Ronald Chambers of Mercy Family Health Center for “their commitment to improving the lives of foster children and the children of Sacramento;” features youth performances and “a ‘Treasure Chest’ opportunity draw.” $100. 6 p.m., The Kimpton Sawyer hotel, 500 J St. Contact: 916 520 2000.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Carina Murphy (new firm), Cross Ocean Adviser LLP; Cross Ocean Partners Management LP, 9/10/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Carina Murphy, Carina Murphy, 9/10/18… Lee Purcell, Meyer Bergman Limited, 9/10/18… Annika Simon, Meyer Bergman Limited, 9/10/18.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Julianne Williams, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, 9/10/18.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Tami Chuang, Meyer Bergman Limited, 9/10/18… Daniel Olson, Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc., 9/10/18… Tayrin Riojas, Strategies 360, 9/10/18.

POLITICAL NOTES

Gil Cisneros’ campaign for CD 39 reports endorsements from Asian American Democratic Club, Korean American Democratic Club and the Vietnamese American Democratic Club. Release here. Cisneros, a Democrat, is a former Navy Lieutenant Commander and is president of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation. Contact: Nic Jordan, nic@cisnerosforcongress.com.


Rob Poythress’ campaign for SD 12 reports endorsements from the National Federation of Independent Business and the California Small Business Assn. Release herePoythress, a Republican, is a Madera County Supervisor and former mayor of Madera. Contact: Dallas Thiesen 559 352 8307.


California Manufacturers & Technology Assn. has announced that it supports Prop. 3, an “$8.87 billion general obligation bond to finance projects related to water, storage, conservation, quality and watershed protection and maintenance;” and opposes Prop. 10, would “expand local governments’ authority to impose rent control ordinances.” Release here. Contact: Gino DiCaro 916 498 3347.


Yes 4 Children’s Hospitals, campaign in support of Prop. 4 that would authorize $1.5 billion in bonds for construction and expansion of children’s hospitals, reports an endorsement from the California State Firefighters Assn. Release here. Contact: Joaquin Ross 916 595 0123.


Supporters of Prop. 11, would require private-sector ambulance employees to remain on call during work breaks, reports the Monterey County Herald and the Santa Cruz Sentinel have editorialized in support of the measure. Release here. Contact: Marie Brichetto 916 648 1222.


Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s re-election campaign reports an endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown. Release here. Contact: Zoe Kleinfeld 858 245 0297.

REFERENDA

Secty. of State Alex Padilla reports the proponent of a new referendum has been cleared to begin collecting petition signatures. Contact: 916 653 6575.

REFERENDUM TO OVERTURN SB 10 THAT REPLACED MONEY BAIL SYSTEM WITH A SYSTEM BASED ON PUBLIC SAFETY RISK. If this petition is signed by the required number of registered voters and timely filed, a referendum will be placed on the next statewide ballot requiring a majority of voters to approve SB 10 before it can take effect. SB 10 replaces the money bail system with a system for pretrial release from jail based on a determination of public safety or flight risk, and limits pretrial detention for most misdemeanors. Proponent Thomas W. Hiltachk, 916 442 7757, must collect 365,880 valid signatures by November 26, 2018.

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PREVIEW

Thursday, September 13, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Final Recess.

Reconvene December 3.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Informational Hearing on Student Success (8.7.18)

  • 4 a.m.

    Assembly Natural Disaster and Response Committee (8.24.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report California’s Concealed Carry Permits: The Wild West of Permitting?

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Joint Hearing on DMV Wait Times (8.7.18)

  • 11 a.m.

    Housing Crisis Panel 1 (2.8.18)

  • Noon

    Housing Crisis Panel 2 (2.8.18)

  • 1 p.m.

    Housing Crisis Panel Key Note (2.8.18)

  • 2 p.m.

    Housing Crisis Panel 3 (2.8.18)

  • 3 p.m.

    Housing Crisis Panel 4 (2.8.18)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report California’s Concealed Carry Permits: The Wild West of Permitting?

THE GOVERNOR

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg, with whom Brown launched America’s Pledge on climate change, discuss findings from America Pledge’s report “Fulfilling America’s Pledge: How States, Cities, and Businesses Are Leading the United States to a Low-Carbon Future;” part of Global Summit on Climate Change. 8 a.m., Moscone Center South, Press Conference Room, 747 Howard St. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Media RSVP with SarahZ@theinciteagency.com.

Also, Brown and other members of U.S. Climate Alliance Governors “announce a range of new climate and clean energy commitments by member states as part of the bipartisan coalition of 17 governors committed to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.” 1 p.m., Moscone Center South, Press Conference Room, 747 Howard St. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Media RSVP with estieglitz@climatenexus.org. Event live streamed here.

THE DAILY BREAD

HUNTINGTON HARBOR — Josh Lowenthal for Assembly 2018 (72nd AD), reception with performance by musician Paul Williams, Patron $4400, Host $2000, Supporter $1000, Friend $500, Ticket $200, 5:30 p.m., Private residence, Address upon RSVP. Contact: genelle.buchert@gmail.com.


NEWPORT COAST — (Diane) Harkey for Congress (D 49), reception, Host $10,800/couple or $5400/each; Co-Host $5400/couple or $2700/each; VIP $1000, Ticket $500, 5:30 p.m. VIP reception, 6 p.m. general reception, Home of Steve Craig, on Oceancrest. Contact: 949 474 6930.


SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Mark Meuser for Secretary of State 2018, reception, Ticket $100, 7 p.m., Docent Brewing, 33409 Calle Aviador. Contact: 949 474 0123.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

WEST SACRAMENTO — Delta Independent Science Board, departs on tour of Delta to “learn about levee and land subsidence issues, and non-native species impacts in the Delta.” 8 a.m., DWR, 3500 Industrial Blvd. Contact: 916 445 5511.

Board visits Twitchell Island, 9:10 a.m., and Sherman Island, 10:30 a.m., (time permitting); tour followed by 1 p.m. board meeting at Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Rd., Oakley.

Agenda here.


Physical Therapy Board, first of two days, considers increasing exempt employee status of Executive Officer Jason Kaiser from level N to level L, in recognition that the position’s exempt status has not changed since 2000/01 when the board was authorized for 8.8 positions and oversaw 32,612 licensees whereas currently the board has 21.4 authorized positions and oversees 38,961 licensees; level N salary range is $7396 to $8240 and level L is $8132 to $9058; other business. 9 a.m., Dept. of Consumer Affairs, 2005 Evergreen St. Contact: 916 561 8200.

Agenda and materials here.


RANCHO CORDOVA — California Student Aid Commission, first of two days, hears update on the California Dream Act Application for undocumented students seeking Cal Grants; program launched in 2013 after passage of California Dream Act and this year had received 38,545 applications by the March 2 deadline; other business. 9 a.m., 11040 White Rock Rd. Contact: 916 464 8271.

Second day meets at 9 a.m., same location.

Agenda here.


BAKERSFIELD — High-Speed Rail Authority, considers approving the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report, for the Fresno-to-Bakersfield section of the project, a “comprehensive project-level review of the southern part of the section that runs between Poplar Avenue in Shafter and a station location in downtown Bakersfield;” includes review of the “Locally Generated Alternative” alignment for the route in Bakersfield developed in coordination with local officials as preferable to the original alignment chosen by the Authority; other business. 10 a.m., City Council Chambers, 1501 Truxton Ave. Contact: Toni Tinoco 559 445 6776.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — CA Public Utilities Commission, considers approving California-American Water Company’s request to recover all present and future costs from ratepayers for the construction, operation and maintenance of a desalination system for its Monterey District that is estimated cost $297.5 million to build and is expected to produce 9.6 million gallons of water per day; other business. 9:30 a.m., 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.

Agenda here.


WEST SACRAMENTO — Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors, considers approving $65.9 million in tax-exempt financing for the non-profit First Community Housing to construct North San Pedro Apts. in San Jose; a 135-unit complex that will reserve 49 units for veterans whose case management will be provided by Dept. of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and 60 units for chronically homeless people with some of the tenants supported by San Andreas Regional Center and others by HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara County; other business. 10 a.m., CalSTRS, 100 Waterfront Pl. Contact: Melissa Flores 916 326 8092.

Agenda and staff reports here.


State Mining and Geology Board, considers approving package for submission to Office of Administrative Law that would amend regulations related to surface mine inspections; amendments include allowing contract employees to act as “lead agency employee” for an inspection if the contractor has not worked for the mine within the 12 months preceding the inspection; other business. 10 a.m., Rm. 444. Contact: 916 322 1082.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — State Bar of California Board of Trustees, first of two days of committee and board meetings, considers authorizing staff working for its Committee of Bar Examiners to conduct interviews of applicants whose moral character could be problematic rather than have the Committee interview these applicants, as it currently does, and make the Committee the appellate body for applicants rejected by staff; in 2017 staff reviewed nearly 7000 applications of which 182 applicants were called in for an interview; other business. 2:30 p.m., State Bar of California, 845 South Figueroa St. Contact: Sarah Cohen 415 538 2363.

Agendas here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Children’s Health Conference, hosted by Capitol Weekly, participants discuss “the challenges for children’s health care.” 9:15 a.m., 1414 K St., Suite 100. Contact John Howard 916 444 7665.

Listed speakers include: Sen. Richard Pan; Ted Lempert, Children Now; Tim Foster, Open California; Ben Johnson, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Ann-Louise Kuhns and Mira Morton, California Children’s Hospital Assn.; Michael Wilkening,CA Health and Human Services Agency; Anthony Wright, Health Access California; Rich Ehisen (moderator), State Net Capitol Journal; Wendy Calderon, Sacramento Native American Health Center; Jodi Hicks, Mercury Public Affairs; David Panush, California Health Policy Strategies; Richard Figueroa, California Endowment; Moira Kenney, First Five California; Holly Martinez, California State Parks Foundation; Yvonne Choong, California Medical Assn.; Marjorie Swartz, Assembly Health Committee; Laura Mahoney (moderator), Bloomberg News.

$199, register here.


California EDGE, Community College League of California and others sponsor briefing on dual enrollment, allowing students to be simultaneously enrolled at two schools, such as a high school and a community college, Linda Collins with Career Ladders Project and others discuss success of dual enrollment; lunch served, RSVP. 11 a.m., California State Library, Rm. 500. Contact: Lizette Navarette, lizette@ccleague.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

BERKELEY — Buffy Wicks, Democratic candidate for AD 15, holds campaign meet and greet with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, “Gavin and I share a progressive vision for the future of California, and we’re both excited to tell you about our policy platforms;” includes Q&A. 3:30 p.m., 2930 Shattuck Ave. Contact: hello@buffywicks.com.

RSVP here.


“Capitol Community Fundraiser Mixer,” sponsored by California Latino Capitol Assn. Foundation, “opportunity for newer members of the Capitol Community to interact with Chiefs of Staff and other experienced staff.” $5, includes one drink. 5:30 p.m., MiX Downtown, 1525 L St., Patio Contact: Miguel Mauricio, clcaf.events@gmail.com.

Register here.


CARMICHAEL — Sacramento Metro Chamber PAC holds fundraiser to “fund candidates and measures in the region that advance economic growth and job creation,” guests include Sen. Jim Nielsen, Asms. Jim Cooper and Kevin Kiley, Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost and Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters. 5:30 p.m., Home of Carol & Rick Fowler on Cenacle Lane. Contact: Wendy Warfield 916 492 9604.

Tickets $99-2000, details here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Reelection campaign reception for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, contributions $1000-$5400, 6 p.m., Home of Lydia Beebe and Chuck Doyle, on San Felipe Ave. Contact: 415 279 0468.


NEWPORT BEACH — 7th Annual Baroness Thatcher Dinner and Gala, sponsored by Pacific Research Institute, this year also a “tribute to Governor Pete Wilson in celebration of his 85th birthday;” features roundtable discussion with Wilson on “his greatest achievements as governor,” also discussion of “California’s policy challenges–past, present and future.” $300. 6 p.m., Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr. Contact: Laura Dannerbeck 415 250 9206.

Other listed speakers: Former First Lady Gayle Wilson; former US Secty. of State George Shultz; Mark Albrecht, U.S. Space LLC; Judge Janice Rodgers Brown (ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; Russ Gould, California Strategies; Sean Walsh, Wilson Walsh George Ross Consulting; former Asm. Ted Weggeland, Raincross Corporate Group.


LIVERMORE — Asm. Catharine Baker, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, hosts Family Science Night, discusses “what the Legislature is doing to improve science education,” also includes “hands-on, interactive STEM demonstrations.” 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Elementary School, 2451 Portola Ave. Contact: Allie.Stewart@asm.ca.gov.