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September 20, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Dept. of General Services Dir. Daniel Kim, Natural Resources Secty. John Laird and others lead groundbreaking ceremony to mark start of construction for two office towers, say new Natural Resources Headquarters, a 21-story building on the block of 7th and 8th Sts. and O and P Sts. is scheduled for completion in August of 2021, and a new 11-story building on the corner of 12th and O Sts. that will house staff from Health and Human Services Agency and other departments will be completed in February of 2021. 10 a.m., new Natural Resources site. Contact: 916 376 5037.

Also listed: Sacramento Vice Mayor Steve Hansen.


FRIANT — Asm. Jim Patterson, Sen. Andy Vidak and others launch campaign in support of Prop. 3 (water bond), say measure “has more benefits for the San Joaquin Valley than any previous measure in California” and “when passed by voters, it will help fix the valley’s water systems that feed families, farms and support our quality of life.” 10 a.m., Millerton Fire Station, 4091 Millerton Rd. Contact: Mike Marando 916 448 5802.

Also listed: US Reps. David Valadao and Jim Costa; Mayors Lee Brand (Fresno), Alma Beltran (Parlier), Michelle Roman (Kingsburg), Grace Vallejo (Delano) and Victor Lopez (Orange Cove); Kent Stephens, Friant Kern Canal.

Note: media will be escorted from fire station to event site at the turnout of Friant Kern Canal near Millerton Lake.


NATIONAL CITY — Sen. Senator Ben Hueso, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and others mark completion of second phase of the Paradise Creek Apartments, an affordable housing complex with 201 units that is “100 percent leased” and is part of a “transit-oriented development” intended to be “an incubator for home ownership,” say public-private partnership among the City of National City and co-developers Related California and Community HousingWorks that oversees the project also offer financial management courses and a diabetes prevention programs to residents. 10 a.m., 2120 Hoover Ave. Contact: Erin Hickey 619 409 7690.

Also listed: National City Mayor Ron Morrison; Vice Mayor Albert Mendivil; City Councilmembers Jerry Cano, Mona Rios and Alejandra Sotelo Solis; Sue Reynolds, Community HousingWorks; Carlos Aguirre, National City Housing and Economic Development Manager.


BAKERSFIELD — Asm. Vince Fong, Republican AD 32 candidate Justin Mendes and other supporters of Prop. 6 (gas tax repeal) release report that finds recent increases to gas and vehicle taxes create “massive cost-of-living impact to working families,” say “unnecessary car and gas tax” almost “wipes out what the average family spends on Christmas each year ($935.58) according to the National Retail Federation.” 11 a.m., Abate-A-Weed, 9411 Rosedale Hwy. Contact: Zach Brown 530 320 0479.

Similar event at Noon in Sacramento with Asm. Kevin Kiley; Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. Pres. Jon Coupal and Republican AD 8 candidate Melinda Avey. Noon, ARCO/AMPM, 1855 Watt Ave. Contact: Dave McCulloch 760 717 4100.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Final Recess

Reconvenes December 3.

  • Rules (Toni Atkins, Chair), 9 a.m., Location to be Determined.

Assembly — Final Recess.

Reconvene December 3.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 1: Fiscal, Taxation and Revenue Issues

  • 1 a.m.

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 2: Local Governments, Licensing and Regulation

  • 2 a.m.

    Capital Weekly Cannabis Keynote: Lori Ajax

  • 3 a.m.

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 3: Business, Marketplace and Economic Challenges

  • 4 a.m.

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 4: Look Ahead

  • 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.

    She Shares: Maria Shriver (3.13.18)

  • 10 a.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Student Success (8.7.18)

  • 1 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Biotechnology (8.15.18)

  • 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?

  • 9 p.m.

    She Shares: Maria Shriver (3.13.18)

  • 10 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Student Success (8.7.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:30 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

IRVINE — Michelle Duman for Assembly 2018 (68th AD), reception, Sponsor $250, Couple $125, Ticket $75, Senior or Young Dem $35, 6 p.m., Home of Melissa Fox, on Bright Poppy. Contact: 305 992 0018.


SELMA — (Justin) Mendes for Assembly (32nd AD), dinner, Host $4400 (8 tickets), Sponsor $2200 (4 tickets), Ticket $500, 6 p.m., Spike & Rail Restaurant, 2910 Pea Soup Anderson Blvd. Contact: 530 320 0479.


DANA POINT — Pat Bates for Senate 2018 (36th SD), “CA Surfing Day” reception, Chair $2500, Co-Chair $1500, Sponsor $1000, Co-Sponsor $500, Ticket $200, 6 p.m., Proud Mary’s, 34689 Golden Lantern. Contact: 949 607 9844.

Listed to attend: CA Republican Party Chair Jim Brulte.


SOLEDAD — Committee to Elect Neil Kitchens for Assembly 2018 (30th AD), reception, Silver $1000 (table for 4), Couple $175, Ticket $99, 6:30 p.m., Pinnacles Casino Bar & Grill, 955 Front St. Contact: 831 663 5015.

KEEPING UP

Associated General Contractors of California reports hiring Chris O’Connor as regional director for North & Central California. O’Connor, who started September 10 and is based in Sacramento, previously served as vice president of Transportation, Housing and Community Development for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He has also previously served as senior consultant for the US Department of the State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, and worked in the office of former US Rep. Dan Lungren. Contact: Christine Mahon 916 371 2422.


Aera Energy, “one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, reports Sara O’Neill Bouton started September 10 as vice president of government affairs. Bouton, who is based in Sacramento, spent nearly 10 years as manager of Shell Oil Company’s government relations covering California, Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada. Bouton is also currently chair of the Board of Directors for the California Manufacturers and Technology Assn. Contact: Louis Amestoy 661 665 5426.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Contractors State License Board, considers directing staff to develop legislation that would mandate Division of Occupational Safety and Health provide Contractors State License Board with copies of citations for safety violations issued to tree service companies or employees and authorize CSLB to impose disciplinary action; other business. 9 a.m., 9821 Business Park Dr. Contact: 916 255 4000.

Agenda here.


Sex Offender Management Board, hears Fresno State University criminology student Eric Galeana present his master’s degree thesis on impact of CASOMB’s educational video, “Public Attitude Toward California’s New Law to End Lifetime Sex Offender Registration;” other business. 9:30 a.m., Board of State & Community Corrections, 2590 Venture Oaks Way. Contact: Lea Chankin, lea.chankin@cdcr.ca.gov.

Details here.


State Water Resources Control Board, considers approving resolution to amend the Water Quality Control Plan for the Santa Ana River Basin to establish total maximum daily loads for selenium in the freshwater portions of the Newport Bay watershed, say selenium is found in soils and geologic deposits and that excessive amounts may cause toxicity in fish, birds, livestock and humans; other business. 9:30 a.m., Cal/EPA, Coastal Hearing Room, 1001 I St. Contact: 916 341 5600.

Agenda here.


California Lottery Commission, considers staff recommendation to award a new, three-year $384,000 contract to Ipsos Reid for advertising tracking services that “evaluate the effectiveness, recall, and recognition of the Lottery’s television advertising campaigns;” other business. 10 a.m., State Lottery Commission Headquarters, 700 North 10th St. Contact: Russ Lopez 916 822 8131.

Agenda here.


Gambling Control Commission, considers renewing state gambling license for Artichoke Joe’s Casino, a card room located in San Bruno, and its president Dennis Sammut among other trustees; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Hearing room 100. Contact: Fred Castano 916 263 1522.

Agenda here.


Victim Compensation Board, recommends that Legislature award $843,080 to Marco Contreras, who was found factually innocent after spending more than 20 years in prison for attempted murder and robbery and sought $1,047,340 in compensation, but Attorney General found he is only entitled to the lower amount because he was serving a concurrent sentence on an unrelated conviction for part of the time he was incarcerated; other business. 10 a.m., 400 R St. Contact: Janice Mackey 916 491 3821.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — Fair Political Practices Commission, considers staff proposals for regulating crypotocurrency campaign contributions: 1) prohibit them; 2) treat as cash contribution with $100 limit, require immediate conversion and deposit in campaign bank account; 3) treat as in-kind contribution, require immediate conversion and deposit in campaign bank account; 4) treat as in-kind contribution and allow campaign to maintain a separate cryptocurrency account; other business. 10 a.m., City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: 916 322 5745.

Agenda here.


OAKLAND — Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, hears recommendations to develop rules that would align prohibitions for smoking marijuana with prohibitions for smoking tobacco within enclosed spaces at marijuana establishments; other business. 10 a.m., County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Hwy. Contact: 916 274 5721.

Agenda here.


ScholarShare Investment Board, oversees California’s 529 College Savings Plan, considers approving staff recommendation to increase the maximum account balance limit from $475,000 to $529,000 per beneficiary to better reflect costs of four years of undergraduate and three years of graduate studies at top-tier educational institutions; other business. 1 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: 916 651 6380.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, considers paying San Francisco State University $14,855 for masters degree candidates who will intern at the commission; other business. 1 p.m., Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room, 375 Beale St. Contact: Erik Buehmann 415 352 3645.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Judicial Council of CA, the administrative policymaking body of CA courts, first of two days of a regular business meeting, hears report on SB 10, which eliminated the cash-bail system in favor of a “risk-based release and detention system that considers defendants’ risk to public safety and their likelihood to return to court;” other business. 2:10 p.m., Judicial Council of California, 455 Golden Gate Ave. Contact: 415 865 4200.

Second day begins at 8:30 a.m., same location.

Agendas here and here.


STOCKTON — Delta Protection Commission, considers approving scope of work for consultant that would lead development of a master plan for Delta Trail, a continuous recreation corridor, including bikeway systems, hiking and biking trails, through the Delta to create a link between the San Francisco Bay Trail and the Sacramento River Trail; other business. 5:30 p.m., City Council Chambers, 425 N. El Dorado St. Contact: 916 375 4800.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

LANCASTER — Sen. Scott Wilk addresses Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance’s luncheon, discusses “the importance of advocacy and getting your point across to legislators.” 11 a.m., University of Antelope Valley, 44055 Sierra Hwy. Contact: Eileen Ricker 916 651 4021.

At 2 p.m., Wilk honors Clíníca Médica Mi Familia as SD 21’s Small Business of the Month, 2520 E Palmdale Blvd., Ste. A., Palmdale.


SAN FRANCISCO — US Rep. Barbara Lee addresses “She the People Summit” for “women of color across the country” to discuss “how they are transforming politics as community leaders, activists and government officials,” discusses “courage in leadership.” 2 p.m., Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St. Contact: Emma Lydon 202 225 2661.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

FONTANA — Sen. Connie Leyva, in partnership with California Steel Industries and Center for Financial Empowerment, hosts Young Men’s Leadership Conference, provides legislative update; also includes presentations on education, civic engagement and leadership, financial literacy and life skills. 7:30 a.m., California Steel Industries, 9400 Cherry Ave. Contact: 909 888 5360.


LOS ANGELES — Cannabis Policy Summit, hosted by United Cannabis Business Assn., legislators, regulators and industry representatives discuss “rollout and implementation and cannabis regulations;” sold out. 1 p.m., L.A. Athletic Club, 431 W 7th St. Contact: Rhian Humphries 408 412 2957.

Among speakers listed: Sen. Steven Bradford; Asms. Tom Lackey and Reggie Jones-Sawyer; Board of Equalization Vice-Chair Fiona Ma; US Rep. Lou Correa; Christina Dempsey, Dept. of Public Health; Richard Parrot, Dept. of Food and Agriculture; Cat Packer, Dept. of Cannabis Regulation.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Commission to Study California Juneteenth Celebrations hosts display on Slavery and Freedom in California, “we invite our California elected officials, State Library, State Archives and community to help quantify, qualify and preserve Pan African Contribution during the California Gold Rush Era (1840-1875).” 10:30 a.m., North Side. Contact: CHP Capitol Permit Office 916 445 3876.

MISCELLANEOUS

LOS ANGELES — Asm. Mike Gipson and others hold “Laundry of Love,” hand out donated goods and meals to homeless individuals and families, also provide showers, clean clothes, vaccinations, dental kits, HIV testing, backpacks and more. 9 a.m., Just For You Laundry, 10723 Compton Ave. Contact: Kathy Williamson 310 324 6408.


ORANGEVALE — US Rep. Ami Bera and Alzheimer’s Assn. of Northern California host third annual Brain Health Forum, discuss resources for caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s disease. 10 a.m., Divine Savior Catholic Church, 9709 Greenback Lane. Contact: Jack Miller 202 809 2398.


LOS ANGELES — LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, US Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán, Asm. Mike Gipson and LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino join grand opening of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar affordable housing developments which “significantly boosts the area’s affordable housing stock.” 1:45 p.m., 1198 W. D St. Contact: 213 978 0741.


US Rep. Doris Matsui attends 5th Annual Veggie of the Year Competition sponsored by Food Literacy Center which “teaches low-income children cooking and nutrition to improve their knowledge, attitude, and behavior towards real food,” features six local chefs preparing “veggie bites” and students voting for the winner. 3:30 p.m., Pacific Elementary School, 6201 41st St. Contact: Kyle Victor 202 225 7163.

Participating chefs: Kurt Spataro, Paragary Restaurant Group; Suleka Sun-Lindley, Thai Basil & VEG Restaurant; Justine Kelly, Sun Basket; Shannon Mcelroy, formerly of Masullo; Ravin Patel, Ella Dining Room & Bar; Rich Mahan, OneSpeed Pizza & The Waterboy.


California Retailers Assn. holds reception to honor its president and CEO Bill Dombrowski, who is retiring October 31 after serving as president since 1994. 4 to 6 p.m., Frank Fats, 806 L St. Contact: Pamela Williams 916 443 1975.


HUNTINGTON BEACH — US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher; Asm. Matthew Harper and others hold a sober living home town hall, provide “residents with a better understanding of how these sober living homes operate,” discuss “how their elected officials are working to ensure their communities remain a safe place to live.” 5 p.m., Civic Center Council Chambers, 2000 Main St. Contact: Antonia Graham 714 536 5202.

Other speakers listed: Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Huntington Beach Mayor Michael Posey.


September Capitol Mixer, hosted by the Sacramento State Hornets Policy and Politics Alumni Assn. and Sacramento Semester Program Alumni Assn., members gather for “appetizers, light refreshments and mingling with old and new friends.” 5:30 p.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Anabel Urbina, anabel.urbina@sen.ca.gov.


Legends of Wine, “taste the best wines from the Sacramento region as selected by wine legends Darrell Corti and David Berkley paired with artisan local cheese and other bites,” part of Farm-to-Fork series of events sponsored by Visit Sacramento. 6 p.m., West Steps and along 10th and Capitol. Contact: 916 808 7777.

Tickets $70, available here.


CHULA VISTA — “An Evening with Sen. Kevin de Leon and Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins,” benefits San Diego County Democratic Party’s get-out-the-vote programs, tickets $100, sponsorships $250-$10,000. 6:30 p.m., Home of Hector and Miriam Martinez, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 858 277 9967.


LAFAYETTE — Asm. Catharine Baker and Sen. Steve Glazer, in partnership with College Funding Coach and California Student Aid Commission, hold Paying for College Workshop, discuss how to pay for college and “what the Legislature is doing to make higher education more affordable.” 7 p.m., Stanley Middle School, 3455 School St. Contact: Allie.Stewart@asm.ca.gov.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Clear Advocacy, Pediatric Day Health Care Coaltion, 9/18/18… Joe A. Gonsalves & Son, City of Hemet, 9/18/18… Fred J. Hiestand APC, Hospital Corp. of America for Capitol Strategic Advisors LLC; Tenet Healthcare for Kester/Pahos, 9/18/18… Precision Advocacy Group, California Cannabis Industry Assn., 9/18/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Amy Jenkins, Precision Advocacy Group, 9/18/18.

 

POLITICAL NOTES

John Cox’s campaign for Governor announces new post to its GavinNewsomFortunateSon.com website; says “campaign records reveal oil donors’ big donations to Gavin Newsom,” showing Newsom “received $500,000 in campaign contributions from the Getty oil fortune and thousands of dollars from Chevron.” Release hereCox, a Republican, is a businessman from San Diego. Contact: Matt Shupe 415 735 8491.


Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City. Release hereHernandez, a Democrat, is an optometrist who has served in the Senate since 2010 and was in the Assembly from 2006-2010. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Andrew Janz’s campaign for CD 22 reports releasing television and digital ad criticizing incumbent US Rep. Devin Nunes for “taking nearly 1 million dollars from big banks and voting to privatize Social Security,” says “Nunes has been in office for nearly two decades and hasn’t passed one piece of legislation for the people of the Central Valley.” Release hereJanz, a Democrat, is a deputy district attorney in the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. Contact:


NextGen California “calls out” US Rep. Steve Knight (CD 25),says “Mother Jones reported that Rep. Steve Knight claimed he hasn’t received any NRA donations this election cycle when in fact, he has received $4,000 in campaign contributions from the NRA since May 2018.” Release here. Contact: 415 802 2423.


League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund reports releasing a “$275,000 digital ad campaign” that features three ads (here, here and here) denouncing Republican US Reps. Steve Knight (CD 25) and Dana Rohrabacher (CD 48) and Board of Equalization Member and Republican CD 49 candidate Diane Harkey, who have “refused to act on climate change and supported policies that exacerbate its effects,” says “with California facing some of the largest wildfires in the state’s history, the ads show how all three candidates have put polluters ahead of protecting Californians’ health and environment.” Release here. Contact: Alyssa Roberts 202 454 4573.


Gil Cisneros’ campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from Secretary of State Alex Padilla. 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.


Mike Eng’s campaign for SD 22 says the “dirty trick” opponent Susan Rubio played blaming Eng for “exposing Rubio for taking money from the private prison contractor” when his “campaign absolutely had nothing” to do with it “has backfired” on Rubio;  says a supporter “contacted us to point out that CoreCivic, the private prison contractor from Tennessee that worked with the Trump Administration to separate immigrant families, gave $10,000 to one of the Independent Expenditure Committees (deceptively named ‘Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy’) that has spent $275,000 on Rubio’s behalf.” Release here. Eng, a Democrat who is married to US Rep. Judy Chu, was an Assemblymember from 2006 to 2012, and was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board in 2013. Contact: Contact: mikeeng321@gmail.com.


Sen. Janet Nguyen’s re-election campaign for SD 34 releases “video documenting a day in the life of Janet Nguyen.” Release hereNguyen, a Republican, was first elected to the Senate in 2014. Contact: Dave Gilliard 916 626 6804.


Asm. Rudy Salas’ re-election campaign for AD 32 reports endorsements from mayors: Jose Gurrola (Arvin), Alvaro Preciado (Avenal), Raymond Lerma (Corcoran), Grace Vallejo (Delano), Ray Madrigal (Leemore), Manuel Cantu Jr. (McFarland) and Gilbert Reyna (Wasco). Release hereSalas, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012. Contact: Erik Turner 916 956 4060.


Christy Smith’s campaign for AD 38 reports releasing television ad, “I Believe,” says it highlights “the values [Smith] will bring to Sacramento.” Release here. Smith, a Democrat, is currently board clerk for the Newhall School District Governing School Board. Contact: christy@christysmithforassembly.com.


James Ramos’ campaign for AD 40 reports an endorsement from the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn. Release hereRamos, a Democrat, is a San Bernardino County Supervisor and was first elected in 2012. Contact: Andrew Acosta, Andrew@acosta-consulting.com.


Yes on Prop. 2 (mental health housing) reports The National Alliance on Mental Illness in California supports the measure. Release here. Contact: Sarah Jimenez 916 444 7614.


Speaker Anthony Rendon says: “the 2014 water bond I authored was formulated through 18 public hearings throughout the state. Prop. 3 (water bond), does the opposite. It was devised in a backroom of private interests who want money for their pet projects, not statewide public interest.” Release here. Contact: Kevin Liao, kdliao@gmail.com.


Yes on Prop. 4 (children’s hospital bond), reports that the Santa Cruz Sentinel carried an editorial in favor of the measure; cites from it: “California’s network of regional children hospitals provide treatment to more than 1 million children annually who are facing life-threatening illness or injury. They’re cared for at theses hospitals without regard to their family ability to pay.” Release here. Contact: Carolyn Becker 916 444 1380.


No on Prop. 10 (rent control) reports The Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles Watts Times, Greater Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce, Recycling Black Dollars, Mothers in Action, My Brother’s Keeper, The Tribe Collective, Graysons Awareness Outreach and the National Assn. of Minority Contractors Southern California announced their opposition to the measure; also reports releasing ad “targeted at African-American voters” and a Spanish language TV  ad and website. Releases here and here. Contact: Steve Maviglio 916 607 8340.

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, September 21, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Final Recess.

Reconvene December 3.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Biotechnology (8.15.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 711: “Gov’s Twin Tunnels Project: Planning Snafus?”

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Joint Hearing on DMV Wait Times (8.7.18)

  • 11 a.m.

    Sac Press Club: An End to Child Hunger (8.23.18)

  • 1 p.m.

    Sac Press Club: Superintendent Debate (9.11.18)

  • 2 p.m.

    She Shares: Maria Shriver (3.13.18)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 711: “Gov’s Twin Tunnels Project: Planning Snafus?”

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Joint Hearing on DMV Wait Times (8.7.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:30 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

SATURDAY, MALIBU — Ben Allen for Senate 2018 (26th SD), reception, Gold $4400, Silver $2200, Bronze $1000, Ticket $500, 2 p.m., Address upon RSVP. Contact: jamie@benallenforsenate.com.


SATURDAY, SANTA MONICA — Ted Lieu for Congress (CD 33), reception, Platinum Couple $5400, Platinum $2700, Gold $1000, Guest $500, Ticket $250, 5 p.m., Home of Susan Adelman and Claudio Llanos, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 562 981 2111.


SATURDAY, BERKELEY — Jovanka Beckles for Assembly District 15, “Rally with Four Warriors for the People,” Rock Star $500, Champion $270, Century Club $100, Double Down $54, Power to the People $27, Student/senior/financial hardship $15, 6 p.m., Martin Luther King Middle School, 1781 Rose St. Contact: jongilgoff510@gmail.com.

Also listed: Actor Danny Glover, former Golden State Warrior Adonal Foyle, activist Nina Turner.

SUNDAY, BERKELEY — Brunch with Danny Glover and Nina Turner, People Powered $2700, Send Her to Sacramento $1000, Rock Star $500, Progressive $270, Century Club $100, Ticket $75, 11 a.m., Address upon RSVP.


SUNDAY, PLEASANTON — Catharine Baker for Assembly 2018 (16th AD), reception, Co-Host $2500, Sponsor $1000, Ticket $150, 4 p.m., Home of Basil Besh, on Clubhouse Dr. Contact: 916 669 9372.


SUNDAY, NEWPORT COAST — Cottie Petrie-Norris for Assembly 2018 (74th AD), “an evening with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon,” Contributions $4400, $1000, $500, $250, $100, 4 p.m., Address upon RSVP. Contact: info@votecottie.com.

Also listed to attend: Asm. Tom Daly and CA Democratic Party Vice Chair Alex Rooker.

Preceded by meet-and-greet with guest Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher; 2 p.m., Home of Michelle Reinglass, Address upon RSVP. Contact: Info@fundher.com.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

California Energy Commission, considers granting $5 million to Electric Power Research, which will contribute $3.5 million in matching funds, to demonstrate that a distributed energy resources microgrid can support a server farm building at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Port Hueneme near Oxnard; other business. 10 a.m., 1516 Ninth St. Contact: 916 654 4989.

Agenda here.


FRESNO — California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, hears Ashley Swearengin, former Fresno mayor and current president of Central Valley Community Foundation, discuss “lifting the Fresno Region” and her foundation’s commitment to raising $1 billion in new investment for the Central Valley by 2030; other business. 10 a.m., UC Merced Fresno Center, 550 E Shaw Ave. Contact: Ismael Herrera 559 278 0519.

Agenda here.


Franchise Tax Board, hears presentation on “gig economy” in which software application developers retain independent contractors to deliver goods and services purchased through their applications, topics include survey results that found out of top 100 platforms in 2016 12 issued 1099-Ks to contractors and out of those 12, six issued more than 55 1099-Ks to contractors; other business. 2:30 p.m., 9646 Butterfield Way. Contact: 916 845 4800.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN FRANCISCO — Sen. Beall addresses 39th Annual Housing Conference, sponsored by Non-Profit Assn. of Northern California, discusses affordable housing. 11 a.m., San Francisco Marriot Marquis, 780 Mission St. Contact: Rodney Foo 408 558 1295.


SATURDAY, SANTA CLARA – Sen. Bob Wieckowski addresses annual dinner sponsored by California Physical Therapy Assn., discusses state health care issues. 8 p.m., Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way. Contact: Jeff Barbosa 916 651 4010.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

CONCORD — US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier sponsors Cancer Community Summit to promote former Vice Pres. Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden’s “national call to action to double the rate of progress against cancer,” discusses efforts to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment as well as innovative research and new technologies. 1:30 p.m., John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center, Conference Room, 2540 East St. Contact: Aimee Wall 202 760 1365.

MISCELLANEOUS

SAN MATEO — Lincoln Club of Northern California sponsors annual dinner, speakers include Karl Rove, president of American Crossroads; John Watson, former CEO of Chevron receives Lifetime Achievement Award; $499. 6 p.m. VIP reception, 6:30 p.m. general reception, Peninsula Golf and Country Club, 701 Madera Blvd. Contact: 805 459 3932


SATURDAY, FOUNTAIN VALLEY — Asm. Matthew Harper participates in suicide prevention walk sponsored by Out of the Darkness Orange County. 8 a.m., Mile Square Park, 16801 Euclid St. Contact: Kara Reano, kara.reano@asm.ca.gov.


SATURDAY, WALNUT CREEK — Asm. Catharine Baker, in partnership with Save Mount Diablo, Mt. Diablo Audubon Society and Environmental Defense Fund, hosts Walk & Talk Town Hall, “enjoy a walk on a local trail and get the latest updates on state legislation.” 10 a.m., Sugar Loaf Open Space, 2161 Youngs Valley Rd. Contact: Allie.Stewart@asm.ca.gov.


SATURDAY, RANCHO CUCAMONGA — Sen. Mike Morrell and the Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council host First Responder Day, includes safety demonstrations, display of emergency vehicles and visit by Smokey Bear. 10 a.m., LoanMart Field, 8408 Rochester Ave. Contact: Rebecca Ann Fontaine 916 651 4023.


SATURDAY, CORONA — Asm. Sabrina Cervantes campaign kick-off for her re-election to AD 60 at her new campaign headquarters. 10 a.m., 541 N Main St., Suite 106. Contact: Brad West 951 305 0113.

Followed by canvassing and phone banking.


SATURDAY, SANTA CLARITA — Sen. Scott Wilk and Asm. Dante Acosta host self-defense workshop for women and girls over the age of 14. 10 a.m., The Centre, 20880 Centre Point Pkwy. Contact: 661 286 1471.

RSVP requested.


SATURDAY, CARDIFF BY THE SEA — San Diego County Democratic Party reception, benefits SDCDP’s official slate mail program, featuring BOE member Fiona Ma, tickets $100, sponsorships $250-$5000. 1:30 p.m., 2235 Ruddy Duck Ct. Contact: 858 277 9967.


SATURDAY, WEST SACRAMENTO — Joe DeAnda, assistant division chief for external affairs at CalPERS who is running for mayor of West Sacramento, hosts community BBQ, discusses “the important issues facing West Sacramento” and his “vision for the future;” free, “bring a chair or blanket.” 3 p.m., San Pedro Park, 708 N. Hobson Ave. Contact: campaign@deandaformayor.com.


SUNDAY, PASADENA — Sen. Anthony Portantino and others hold reception to raise money for new signs designating the portion of CA Highway 134 between Glendale CA-2 and Interstate-210 as the “President Barack H. Obama Highway” in accordance with his SCR 8, say former Pres. Obama lived in Pasadena while attending Occidental College “which played a major role in determining his successful future,” say the highway sign is a way to “honor and recognize his leadership, legacy and direct connection to Southern California.” 2 p.m., Location provided with RSVP. Contact: Darla Dyson 626 644 1425.

WEEKENDS AT THE CAPITOL

SATURDAY, Members of Vote for Our Lives Sacramento call for an end to gun violence and school shootings, also register voters. 1 p.m., West Lawn. Contact: Capitol Permit Office 916 445 3876.


SUNDAY, Center for Land Based Learning holds graduation ceremony for the 2018 class of the California Farm Academy, which provides “beginning farmers with the knowledge, technical skills, business competency and resources to thrive and grow in a farming career.” 3:30 p.m., West Steps. Contact: Maureen Thompson, maureen@landbasedlearning.org.

Followed by reception.