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September 17, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Reconvenes January 6, 2020.

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW — Select Committee on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs (Richard Pan, Chair), 11:30 a.m., Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 2440 W El Camino Real #300. Subject — Breaking the API Glass Ceiling: Discussion on the Legal, Entertainment, Journalism and Tech Professions.
    • Listed to testify: Nicole Taylor, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Hon. Judge Rupa Goswami, Judge of Los Angeles Superior Court; Michelle Sugihara, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE); Adele Lim, Writer Producer; Ted Han, Asian American Journalists Association; Buck Gee and Janet Wong, Ascend Foundation Research; Linda Akutagawa, President and CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP); Allison Scott,  Kapor Center; Marilyn Nagel, CEO, Watermark; Teddy Liaw, CEO, NexRep, LLC.

Assembly — Reconvenes January 6, 2020.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1 a.m.

    Sac Press Club: CA Wildfires

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics on Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 824: 2018 Turnout what it means for 2020

  • 9 a.m.

    CA Tax Reform Panel 1

  • 10 a.m.

    CA Tax Reform Panel 2

  • 11 a.m.

    CA Tax Reform keynote

  • Noon

    CA Tax Reform Panel 3

  • 1 p.m.

    CA Tax Reform Panel 4

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics on Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 824: 2018 Turnout what it means for 2020

  • 9 p.m.

    CA Tax Reform Panel 1

  • 10 p.m.

    CA Tax Reform Panel 2

  • 11 p.m.

    CA Tax Reform keynote

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

ANAHEIM — Connie Leyva for State Senate 2022 (20th SD), “sips and brews” reception, Diamond $4700, Platinum $2500, Gold $1000, Silver $500, Bronze $250, Friend $125, Couple $60, Ticket $40, Student $15, Monthly Sustainer $20, 5:30 p.m., Golden Road Brewery, 2210 E. Orangewood. Contact: 714 576 3653.


IRVINE — Greg Raths for Congress (45th CD), reception, Co-Host $2800, Sponsor $1000, Couple $250, Ticket $150, 6 p.m., Caspian, 14100 Culver Dr. Contact: 951 742 7886.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Do not require Senate confirmation.

As chief deputy director and acting director of the California Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Justice: Heather Bowlds, 43, Elk Grove, no party preference, deputy director of operations and programs at the Division of Juvenile Justice since 2016, succeeds Chuck Supple who “will be stepping down effective immediately citing health reasons.” Salary: $175,500.

As deputy director of operations and programs of the California Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Justice: Ross Meier, 52, Sacramento, Republican, acting chief deputy warden at California State Prison, Sacramento. Salary: $170,028.

KEEPING UP

Paschal Roth Public Affairs reports Jonathan Underland will join the team as a Los Angeles-based strategist, starting Sept. 23. Most recently Underland was communications director for Asm. Miguel Santiago and before that he held the same title for Sen. Kevin de Leon’s US Senate campaign. Underland has also worked as a reporter for the Capitol Television News Service in Sacramento. The firm says hiring Underland is “a great opportunity for us to have a full-time staff member in Southern California in the state’s largest news market.” Contact: Nikki Paschal, nikki@paschalroth.com.


The office of Asm. Jim Cooper reports that Cooper received the “Harvest of Hope” award from Elk Grove Food Bank Services, citing Cooper’s work to secure $4 million for the bank to help it expand services and relocate its headquarters. Contact: Skyler Wonnacott 916 319 2009.


The Fair Political Practices Commission reports that it will be testing “new technology to enhance public participation” at its next meeting scheduled for Thursday. The FPPC says it will be deploying a website that “allows users to watch the meeting while being able to submit comments and questions live to certain agenda items” and the commissioners “will be able to respond at each appropriate time on the agenda item.” The site “is at no extra cost to the public or to the FPPC, as it is using already available hardware and software.” It can be accessed by going to the FPPC’s agenda posted online and clicking on a link to the new “public participation portal.” Contact: Jay Wierenga 916 322 7761.


Shilton

California Alliance of Child and Family Services, the “collective voice for 143 organizations that serve children, youth and families,” has announced hiring Adrienne Shilton as a senior policy advisor for behavioral health starting in October. Shilton has been the government affairs director at the Steinberg Institute since 2017. The Alliance says “Shilton became involved in mental health policy as a key staff person in the campaign to pass the 2004 Mental Health Services Act,” which implemented a 1% tax on individual income above $1 million to pay for expanded mental health services. Before working at the Steinberg Institute, her jobs included director of intergovernmental affairs for the County Behavioral Health Directors Assn. Shilton’s is a new full-time staff position for the Alliance. Previously, Dr. Lynn Thull filled the role on a part-time consulting basis. The Alliance says that Thull will remain involved with its policy and advocacy work. Contact: Kevin Swartzendruber, kevins@cacfs.org

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

State Water Resources Control Board, first of two days, considers issuing a cease and desist order and imposing a $50,000 fine on G. Scott Fahey and his company, Sugar Pine Spring Water, which sells water to bottling companies, for unlawfully diverting water from springs in Tuolumne County during a severe drought emergency in 2014 and 2015; an additional $165,000 fine would be suspended indefinitely if Fahey restores the water and takes certain steps to avoid future unlawful diversions; other business. 9 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: 916 341 5600.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — UC Board of Regents, first of three days of committee and board meetings, considers approving proposal by UC San Diego to establish a School of Public Health, says currently “teaching and research efforts in public health are fragmented” across the campus and establishing a new School would “attract greater numbers of internationally-ranked faculty and top-level students” and help address “the national and statewide shortage of public health professionals, providing graduates with a modernized curriculum on 21st-century public health issues;” other business. 10 a.m., UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center. Contact: 510 987 9200.

Second and third day meetings begin at 8:30 a.m.

Agenda here.


California Pollution Control Financing Authority, considers staff recommendation to approve request by the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (successor agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City and County of San Francisco) to extend the term of its Infill Grant Agreement from October 7, 2019 until December 31, 2022 under the CALReUSE Remediation Program, says project included cleanup of a brownfield to result in an Infill Development Project consisting of 884 housing units, but 745 units have been completed and additional time is need to complete the remaining 139 units; other business. 10:30 a.m., 801 Capitol Mall, Room 150. Contact: Laura Coulter 916 651 6195.

Agenda here.


SAN JOSE — High Speed Rail Authority, considers staff recommendation to locate a light maintenance facility in Brisbane rather than other two options, the Port of San Francisco and San Francisco International Airport, and other modifications to the San Jose-to-Merced section as well as the San Francisco-to-San Jose section; other business. 1 p.m., Board Chambers, 70 W. Hedding St. Contact: 916 324 1541.

Agenda here.

Satellite location Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) releases report, “Energy Efficiency Jobs in America,” findings include that “California led the nation in energy-efficient employment with 318,500 jobs,”  “energy efficiency jobs account for 19% of all construction jobs in California” and “Energy Star appliance and efficient lighting firms employ nearly 71,800 Californians.” Contact: Michael Timberlake, mtimberlake@e2.org

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara holds fact-finding hearing on “how insurers’ use of occupational, educational, and other groups for setting automobile insurance rates affects insurance rates for lower-income Californians;” notes “the Department has long heard complaints alleging that this way of setting rates affects lower-income drivers and other groups, in violation of other California laws.” 10 a.m., State Building, 300 S. Spring St., first floor. Contact: Michael Soller 916 492 3566.

Notice here.


“2020 Election Preview,” hosted by Public Policy Institute of California, topics include: “how will California voters influence the 2020 election? And what are the implications for the state’s future?” Noon, Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J St., Camellia and Gardenia Rooms. Contact: Steven Bliss 415 291 4412.

Listed speakers: Mark Baldassare, PPIC; Marisa Lagos (moderator), KQED; Chair Rusty Hicks, California Democratic Party; Chair Jessica Patterson, California Republican Party; Tamara Keith, National Public Radio.

“Event is at capacity;” webcast and details here.

MISCELLANEOUS

City Year Sacramento, an education nonprofit “dedicated to helping prepare students with the skills and mindsets to thrive in school and in life,” holds “Jacket Dedication” ceremony to present “bright yellow jacket” to 57 City Year AmeriCorps members who will provide students at seven Sacramento schools with “tutoring and in-class support, run extended day programs, and organize school-wide initiatives to increase academic achievement and student engagement.” 9 a.m., Rm. 126. Contact: Caitlin Swan, cswan@cityyear.org.

Event is “by invitation only.”

Followed by Opening Day Ceremony to mark the start of its year of service at 11:30 a.m., Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Plaza and Steps, 1515 J St.


ARLETA — Secty. of State Alex Padilla, with Asm. Luz Rivas, visits Arleta High School to “discuss the importance of voting and the role young people can play in shaping the future through civic participation,” also encourage 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote so their registration will automatically activate when they turn 18. 10 a.m., 14200 Van Nuys Blvd. Contact: Sam Mahood 916 653 6575.

Part of Padilla’s promotion of High School Voter Education Weeks, designated by Education Code as the last two full weeks in April and September.


SAN FRANCISCO — US Housing and Urban Development Secty. Ben Carson visits affordable housing development. 10:30 a.m., 1101 Connecticut St. Contact: Sam Lew, slew@cohsf.org


AUBURN — “Policy and a Pint: Wildfire Season – Living in a High-Risk Fire Zone,” organized by California Groundbreakers, topics include: how to prepare if you live in a high or very-high risk zone for wildfires, “how things are changing, from forest management and firefighting to utility usage and homeowners’ insurance policies; and how all that will probably change your lifestyle and the place you live.” 7 p.m., Auburn Lodge #7 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1226 Lincoln Way. Contact: info@californiagroundbreakers.org.

Listed speakers: Pres. Michael Picker, California Public Utilities Commission; Ken Pimlott, newly-retired chief of CA Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection; Seren Taylor, Personal Insurance Federation of California.

$10, more details here.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Jacob Moss, Defenders of Wildlife for Fearless Advocacy, 9/13/19… Rice/Englander and Associates, Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Assn.; City of Whittier; City of Monrovia; California Alliance for Golf; Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 9/13/19.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): California Strategies and Advocacy, MSD Capital; MSD Partners, 9/13/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Joseph P. Celentano, Real Estate Equity Exchange, Inc. and its affiliate, Unison Investment Management LLC, 9/13/19.

POLITICAL NOTES

Michelle Steel’s campaign for CD 48 reports an endorsement from House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. Release hereSteel, a Republican, is an Orange County Supervisor. Contact: Sam Oh, sam@targetedvictory.com.


Equality California reports that “Sen. Anna Caballero and the California Legislative API Caucus have withdrawn their endorsements of embattled Modesto City Councilmember and California Senate District 5 candidate Mani Grewal after Grewal employed homophobic campaign tactics and falsely smeared pro-equality legislation in a campaign ad.” Release here. Contact: Samuel Garrett-Pate 973 476 3770.


Suzette Valladares’ campaign for AD 38 reports endorsement from former US Rep. Buck McKeon. Release here. Valladares, a Republican, is executive director of Southern California Autism Speaks. Contact: Tim Rosales, tim@theagency.us.


Sarah Davis’ campaign for AD 78 reports that Davis is “outpolling a member of the San Diego City Council by 2-1,” citing a polling memo that shows her ahead of fellow Democrat, Chris Ward, 24% to 12%; says that the lead demonstrates Davis’ appeal with voters; also says: “Working as a licensed midwife and at her family business in Hillcrest, Sarah has experienced the shortcomings of our healthcare system and the effect homelessness and lack of proper care have on our businesses and communities.” Release hereDavis is a licensed midwife in Hillcrest. Contact: Angel Godinez 619 392 8917.


Asm. Bill Brough’s re-election campaign for AD 73 asks its Republican opponent, Ed Sachs, “to explain to the Sacramento community while he visits why he was a character witness for convicted felon Francis Akhavi, who received 7 years in federal prison for real estate fraud.” Release here. Brough, a Republican, was first elected to AD 73 in 2014. Contact: FriendsofBillBrough@gmail.com


The Carrie O’Malley for Irvine City Council campaign reports an endorsement from Sen. Pat Bates. Release here. O’Malley, a Republican, is vice-chair of the Irvine Transportation Commission. Contact: Jennilee Brown 347 989 7106.


James Veltmeyer, chairman of Californians to Recall Gavin Newsom, reports that the Secretary of State’s Office returned his group’s petition with “several suggested adjustments and/or modifications,” which he intends to make before refiling and having the petition approved “around the end of this month;” also says he considered joining forces with “Erin Cruz Recall” effort, “but after reviewing her petition, we realized it was not workable.” Release here. Contact: Veltmeyer 619 647 6420.

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

SAN DIEGO — Asm. Brian Maienschein and others announce $500,000 grant from CalRecyle to help Feeding San Diego “capture more nutritious food before it goes to waste” and then “get it to people in need,” discuss Maienschein’s AB 1933 (2018) which ensured grants from Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund can be used for improving state’s organic and solid waste recycling infrastructure, say Feeding San Diego “will be able to divert and redistribute approximately 5 million pounds of food to vulnerable populations in San Diego.” 10 a.m., Feeding San Diego Headquarters, 9455 Waples St. #135. Contact: Lance Witmondt, lance.witmondt@asm.ca.gov

Also listed: Vince Hall, Feeding San Diego.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Reconvene January 6, 2020.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    CA Tax Reform 3

  • 1 a.m.

    CA Tax Reform 4

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 826: Brown’s Legacy and Newsom’s Agenda

  • 9 a.m.

    Sac Press Club: CA Wildfires

  • 10 a.m.

    Water Education 1

  • 11 a.m.

    Water Education 2

  • Noon

    Water Education 3

  • 1 p.m.

    Water Education 4

  • 2 p.m.

    Water Education 5

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 826: Brown’s Legacy and Newsom’s Agenda

  • 9 p.m.

    Sac Press Club: CA Wildfires

  • 10 p.m.

    Water Education 1

  • 11 p.m.

    Water Education 2

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced.

THE DAILY BREAD

FULLERTON — Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2020 (65th AD), birthday reception, Ticket $57, 5 p.m., Home of Jesus and Sharon Silva, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 213 605 5471.


RANCHO SANTA FE — Carl DeMaio for Congress (50th CD), reception, Contributions $100-$11,200, 5:30 p.m., Private residence, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 619 786 8019.


ORANGE — (Don) Sedgwick for Congress (45th CD), reception, Chair $5600 (10 tickets), Host $2800 (8 tickets), Platinum $2000 (6 tickets), Gold $1000 (2 tickets), Ticket $250, 5:30 p.m., Watson’s Soda Fountain & Cafe, 116 E. Chapman Ave. Contact: 714 335 7500.


LAGUNA HILLS — (Bryan) Maryott for Congress (49th CD), reception, Host $2800, Suggested $1000, Ticket $250, 6 p.m., Home of Kathi and Stephen Blythe, on Stageline Dr. Contact: 760 443 0736.

Also listed: Former Rep. Mimi Walters, Sen. Pat Bates.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

California Veterans Board, hears updates on farm and home loans, veteran services and other programs from deputy secretaries Theresa Gunn, Keith Boylan, John Spangler, Lindsey Sin, Liz Perez, Coby Peters and Matt Dana; also approves committee assignments for Zoe Dunning, who was appointed to the seven-member panel last month; other business. 9 a.m., American River College Student Center, 4700 College Oak Drive. Contact: Tina Lassiter 916 653 2041.

Agenda here.


PLEASANT HILL — Physical Therapy Board, first of two days, discusses performance evaluation guidelines from Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for applicants educated abroad who are completing a supervised clinical practice in the United States; other business. 9 a.m., Carrington College, 395 Civic Dr., Suite C. Contact: 916 561 8260.

Agenda here.


California Water Commission, considers request from the Del Puerto Water District and the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority to determine that a proposed 85,000-acre-foot reservoir on Del Puerto Creek in the foothills west of Patterson is consistent with Proposition 1, a finding necessary to receive federal funds from Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act; other business. 9:30 a.m., Resources Building, 1416 Ninth St. Contact: Brianna Shoemaker 916 651 0825.

Agenda here.


FOLSOM — California Independent System Operator, considers extending through 2020 existing “reliability must-run” contract for Dynegy Oakland LLC generating units to mitigate potential electricity shortfall in event of “a 1-in-3 heat wave and instances where all three Oakland generators needed to be online simultaneously to maintain local reliability;” staff expects need for additional resources to end in 2022 after Oakland Clean Energy Initiative is in service; other business. 9:30 a.m., 250 Outcropping Way. Contact: 916 651 351 4400.

Agenda here.


Pooled Money Investment Board, considers approving $14 million loan for Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection to relocate an automotive shop at CalFIRE’s San Mateo/Santa Cruz Unit Headquarters; other business. 10 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Tracey Paine 916 653 3147.

Also available via TELECONFERENCE, 877 810 9415, passcode: 6535126.

Agenda here.


SAN DIEGO — Commission on Emergency Medical Services, hears update on regulatory amendments that would raise paramedic license fees by $50, increase hours of training for applicants from 1090 hours to 1094 hours, at minimum, and implement a $2500 fee for approval and re-approval of a continuing education provider; other business. 10 a.m., Holiday Inn Bayside, 4875 North Harbor Dr. Contact: 916 322 4336.

Agenda here.


Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health and Dept. of Housing and Community Development sponsor workshop on “strategies to increase housing outcomes and funding resources for justice-involved individuals experiencing behavioral health challenges.” 1 p.m., 2020 W. El Camino Ave., Rm. 402. Contact: Sheron Wright 916 691 6082.

Also available via TELEMEETING, 1 888 363 4734, access code 3232557.

Agenda here.

Council conducts regular business meeting on Thursday, 9 a.m., Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 1227 O St. Agenda here.


California Debt Limit Allocation Committee considers waivers from developers who forfeited their performance deposits for the following projects: Vista Las Flores Apartments in Carlsbad; SiOneer Stockton in Modesto; Gateway Terrace II Apartments in Merced; Mountain View Village Apartments in Lamont; Heavenly Vision Apartments in Los Angeles; and Eastern Park Apartments in San Francisco; other business.  11 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Bill Ainsworth, bill.ainsworth@treasurer.ca.gov.

Agenda here.

Also available via TELEMEETING: 888 557 8511; participant code: 5651115.


California School Finance Authority, considers authorizing $43 million in tax-exempt bonds for two schools in Los Angeles County, Ilead Lancaster and Santa Clarita Valley International School; other business. 2 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: 213 620 4608.

Also available via TELECONFERENCE, 877 810 9415, passcode: 6535126.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

LOS ALTOS HILLS — Pres. Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., addresses dinner meeting sponsored by South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition, provides “update on 2020 ballot measure that will raise property taxes and undermine protections of Prop. 13.” 6 p.m., Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Pl. Contact: 848 467 7272.


SANTA CLARA — Condoleezza Rice, former Secty. of State and co-author of “To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth,” discusses “transformation of societies in a ‘postwar’ period,” also discusses “framework for a more peaceful and prosperous world in the future.” 6:15 p.m., Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy. Contact: Riki Rafner, rrafner@commonwealthclub.org.

Tickets $35, details here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

WEST SACRAMENTO — “One-day Media Only Boot Camp,” sponsored by California Highway Patrol, reporters join CHP cadets to “experience firsthand what it takes to become a CHP officer,” activities include weapons practice, learning to “skid” a car while maintaining control and physical training, “involvement by reporters attending will be mandatory;” lunch provided. 7 a.m., CHP Academy, 3500 Reed Ave. Contact: Jaime Coffee, jcoffee@chp.ca.gov

Limited space, reporters considering participation must RSVP with Coffee.


RANCHO CORDOVA — Dept. of Water Resources sponsors sixth in a series of workshops for state water project contractors on amending their water supply contracts for the proposed single Delta Tunnel project. 10 a.m., Marriott, 1121 Point East Dr. Contact: Brian Heiland 916 653 4547.

Agenda here.

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

MISCELLANEOUS

NATIONAL CITY — “Coffee with Sen. Ben Hueso,” discusses legislation, constituent services, etc. 8 a.m., Telacu South Bay Manor, 650 E 14th St. Contact: 619 409 7690.


Sen. Richard Pan, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and others attend grand opening of Sacramento State’s science complex and planetarium. 10:45 a.m., 6000 J St. Contact: Anita Fitzhugh 916 278 2806.

Public tours from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Also listed: Sac State Pres. Robert Nelsen and Interim Provost Steve Perez.


Capitol Fellows Alumni Assn. sponsors latest installment of its Speakers Series, this one features former Chief Clerk of the Assembly E. Dotson Wilson. 11 a.m., Assembly Chambers. Contact: Sarah Couch, sarah.couch@sen.ca.gov.


Capitol Staff and Lobbyists Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission, participants have “casual Bible question and answer and sharing time.” Noon, Rm. 115. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.


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


LONG BEACH — Sen. Lena Gonzalez attends reception sponsored by Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Business Council, First 5 of Orange County and others to promote early childhood development as “everyone’s business” and discuss how “early childhood can boost the bottom line.” 4 p.m., Marriott Long Beach, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr. Contact: 562 436 1251.