September 28, 2018

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None scheduled.


Senate, Assembly — Final Recess.

Reconvene December 3.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Joint Legislative Budget Committee (9.11.18)

  • 3 a.m.

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

  • 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.

    Sac Press Club: Superintendent Debate (9.11.18)

  • 10 a.m.

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

  • 11 a.m.

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

  • Noon

    Capital Weekly Cannabis Keynote: Lori Ajax

  • 1 p.m.

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

  • 2 p.m.

    Capitol Weekly Cannabis Panel 4: Look Ahead

  • 3 p.m.

    Cable Free Airtime Project: Lt. Gov. Candidate

  • 4 p.m.

    Cable Free Airtime Project: AG Candidate

  • 5 p.m.

    Cable Free Airtime Project: Secretary of State Candidate

  • 6 p.m.

    Cable Free Airtime Project: Treasurer Candidate

  • 7 p.m.

    Cable Free Airtime Project: Insurance Commissioner Candidate

  • 8 p.m.

    Cable Free Airtime Project: Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate

  • 9 p.m.

    Cable Free Airtime Project: Supreme Court Associate Justice Candidate

  • 10 p.m.

    Cable Free Airtime Project: United States Senator Candidate


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


PALM DESERT — Friends of Joy Silver for Senate 2018 (28th SD), showing of the film “Dolores-The Movie” with special guest Dolores Huerta, suggested contributions $20-$100, 6 p.m., Indian Wells Theater, CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, 37500 Cook St. Contact:

SATURDAY, RIVERSIDE — Sabrina Cervantes for Assembly 2019 (60th AD), reception, Sponsor $500, Supporter $250, Friend $100, Ticket $25, 2 p.m., Home of Richard DeWaele and Luisa Tassan, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 818 523 3753.

SATURDAY, (Tom) McClintock for Congress (CD 4), reception, Platinum $2700 (8 tickets), Gold $1500 (6 tickets), Silver $1000 (4 tickets), Ticket $150, 4 p.m., Sheraton Grand Hotel, Gardenia Ballroom, 1230 J St. Contact: 916 498 9223.

Special guest: Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution.

SUNDAY, BREA — Gregg Fritchle for California Assembly (55th AD), reception, Host $1000, Co-Host $500, Sponsor $250, True Blue $100, Ticket $50, Noon, Democratic Unity Center, 391 S. State College Blvd. Contact: 909 214 3856.

SUNDAY, LOS ANGELES — Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley, “Turn the House Blue” reception, Change Maker $5000 (8 tickets), Blue Wave $2500 (6 tickets), Sponsor $1000 (4 tickets), Creator $500 (3 tickets), Advocate $250 ( 2 tickets), Ticket $100, Activist $50, Student $25, 3 p.m., Private residence in Windsor Square, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 818 995 3367.

Hosted by Asms. Richard Bloom and Miguel Santiago, and LA Councilmember David Ryu.


The office of Asm. Luz Rivas reports Tahiza Landeros de Reilly will join the office October 8 as Rivas’ scheduler. Landeros De Reilly has most recently worked as a scheduler for Asm. Ed Chau. She replaces Mercedes Flores, who retired as of yesterday. Contact: Ezra Laemmle 916 319 2248.

The office of Asm. Brian Maienschein reports promoting Nadra Mamou to legislative aide, as well as hiring Lauren Grainger to succced Mamou as scheduler. Mamou, who worked as the scheduler since April, began her new position during June recess. Prior to that, she was in intern in both the Capitol and district offices during 2017. Mamou succeeds Carli Olson, who is a field representative in Simi Valley for Asm. Dante AcostaGrainger joins Maienschein’s office after spending five months as an office assistant for Kahn, Soares & Conway. She has also previously worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines and as an assistant account executive for FleishmanHillard. Contact: Olga Shilo,

University of California Pres. Janet Napolitano reports Claire Holmes has been named senior vice president of external relations and communications at UC’s Office of the President. Holmes has been serving in the position in an interim capacity since July, and will oversee federal and state governmental relations, marketing communications, strategic communications and media relations, institutional advancement, executive communications, internal communications and UC Health communications. Holmes has worked in the UC system for the past 10 years, having held communications and marketing positions at UC Davis Health and at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the university, Holmes worked as a consultant, preceded by 10 years with Kaiser Permanente. She will receive an annual base salary of $360,000. Contact: 510 987 9200.

The Office of Treasurer John Chiang reports that Chiang’s California Business Incentives Gateway, an “online gateway — similar to Amazon or Angie’s List — that connects business owners and entrepreneurs to incentives that help them grow and create jobs,” was honored with the “2018 Government Experience – Government – To – Business Experience” award from the Center for Digital Government. This “marks Chiang’s second award for CBIG in only two weeks,” as he also received the “2018 Best of California – Best Application Serving the Public” award last week, also from the Center for Digital Government. The office also reports that NASICO, an organization representing chief information officers in the states, named the online platform as an award finalist in its 2018 Business Innovations Category. Contact: 916 653 2995.

Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) reports adding Sonoma County to its membership, bringing the total number of RCRC member counties to 36. The RCRC Board of Directors says Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins will serve as its delegate on the Board. Contact: Justin Caporusso 916 447 4806.

Oliver Ridgeway, who spent seven years as the executive chef at the Grange restaurant at Citizen Hotel, is gearing up to open his first restaurant. Camden Spit & Larder located at 555 Capitol Mall is scheduled to open in mid-October. The menu pays homage to chef Ridgeway’s British roots with items like vegan mushroom pate, sausage rolls made with pork sausage and English mustard, a breaded fish sandwich and a caviar and crumpets plate with local caviar from Passmore Ranch in Sacramento County. As the restaurant’s name implies, spit-roasted meats with Ridgeway’s unique rubs and seasonings will make up a big portion of the menu. For lunch, salads and sandwiches are available and guests can opt for the “dine & dash” option with the check presented at the time of order to “ensure a timely return to the office.” The 4,000-sq.-ft. restaurant also features a private dining area called “The Larder,” set to be complete later this year and can accommodate private events such as political fundraisers. Once open, the hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. It will be closed on Sundays for now, but there are plans to offer brunch possibly starting early next year. Contact: Tory Lorance Weiss 503 803 0714.


Central Valley Flood Protection Board, hears joint update from board staff and representatives from the Dept. of Water Resources on The Yolo Bypass and Cache Slough Partnership, a coalition of 15 local, state and federal agencies trying to solve policy issues relevant to habitat and flood protection in the region; presenters discuss currently creating a “road map” that describes all current Partnership programs underway and barriers to implementation; other business. 9 a.m., City Hall, 915 I St. Contact: 916 574 0609.

Agenda here.

Employment Training Panel, hears $1.8 million funding proposal from San Bernardino Community College District to train 3,220 manufacturing, distribution and transportation workers at its campus training center, as well as on-the-job at 60 local manufacturing and logistics companies that are members of the Inland Empire Manufacturers’ Consortium, topics range from teaching marketing and sales skills to training individuals how to use drones and operate forklifts; other business. 9:30 a.m., Cal/EPA, Sierra Hearing Room, 1001 I St. Contact: 916 327 5640.

Agenda here.

Commission on State Mandates, considers adopting staff recommendation to partially approve the test claim by City of Claremont alleging reimbursable state-mandated activities arising from SB 674, which went into effect January 1, 2016 requiring law enforcement and government agencies to fill out forms that cooperating immigrant crime victims need to apply to the federal government for the U-Visa; other business. 10 a.m., Rm. 447. Contact: Heather Halsey 916 323 3562.

Agenda here.


MILPITAS — Sen. Jim Beall addresses the Filipino American Real Estate Professionals Assn., discusses “the Legislature’s actions taken to increase housing and affordability.” 7 p.m., Crown Plaza Milpitas, 777 Bellew Dr. Contact: Rodney Foo 408 558 1295.

On Saturday, Beall attends children’s car seat safety check at 10 a.m., Oaks Shopping Center Parking Lot, 21267 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino; and noon, Overfelt High School, 1835 Cunningham Ave., San Jose.


Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its report, “Improving Access to Dental Services for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities,” finds “dental services are unavailable or insufficient for many of these individuals in their communities,” says 21 independent nonprofit Regional Centers (RCs) coordinate services for consumers and “only 20 percent of the state’s dentists participate in Denti‑Cal,” LAO recommendations include to “require the administration to submit a plan to the Legislature to increase the number of dental coordinators at RCs statewide,” and “consider authorizing a pilot program that would provide a supplemental payment to Denti‑Cal providers who have undergone training to treat [Dept. of Developmental Services] consumers.” Contact: 916 445 4656.


SAN DIEGO — CA Public Utilities Commission holds public workshop to discuss existing communication protocols with communities during emergencies, including the ability of electric and water utilities to reach communities in remote locations, rural areas, customers with medical needs and other potentially hard-to-reach populations in the event of a public safety emergency, and “the need for new rules and regulations.” 9:30 a.m., San Diego County Operations Center, 5520 Overland Ave. Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.

LOS ANGELES — Girls Build Leadership Summit, sponsored by Michelle Obama’s non-profit, “When We All Vote,” and LA Promise Fund, Secty. of State Alex Padilla, TV producer Shonda Rhimes and others address “10,000 young women from local public high schools” for a program on the importance of civic engagement and registering to vote “in anticipation of the mid-term elections,” also features conversation between Padilla and Delaney Tarr and Kyrah Simon, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, in discussion about grassroots activism. 10 a.m., USC Galen Center, 3400 S Figueroa St. Contact: Julia Rossen 424 901 8726.

Other speakers listed: Veronica Melvin and Megan Chernin, LA Promise Fund.


51st Annual California Native American Day, hosted by Sen. Mike McGuire, Asm. Jim Wood and representatives from the Governor’s Office of Tribal Affairs, “come learn about Native American history and culture through traditional food, arts & crafts and cultural demonstrations.” 9 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Samantha Cypret 916 803 1194.

NAPA — Sen. Bill Dodd hosts “senior issues forum,” government agency representatives and others discuss “healthcare, fraud prevention and benefits available for seniors,” as well as “state policy” and “issues impacting our community.” 9 a.m., Napa Senior Activity Center, 1500 Jefferson St. Contact: Angelica Mancuso 707 224 1990.

SUNNYVALE — Sen. Jerry Hill hosts “Java with Jerry” community coffee, discusses legislative issues affecting the community. 9:30 a.m., Las Palmas Cafe and Lounge, 755 S Mathilda Ave. Contact: 650 212 3313.

PLEASANTON — Asm. Catharine Baker hosts Senior Wellness Screening Event, includes screenings from health professionals including blood pressure, diabetes and foot care. 10 a.m., Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Contact:

LOS ANGELES — Secty. of State Alex Padilla and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board Member Lubby Navarro co-chair the Inaugural National Latino Commission on Census 2020, sponsored by the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund; public officials, community leaders and stakeholders convene to discuss “how challenges to a fair and accurate Census 2020 count affect our state and region’s diverse communities,” topics include: Latinos as a “hard-to-count” community, the question of citizenship added to the Census 2020, etc. 2 p.m., Edward R. Roybal Board of Public Works Session Rm., 200 N. Spring St., Rm. 350. Contact: Sam Mahood 916 653 6575.

Speaker listed: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

SATURDAY, FULLERTON — Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva hosts community coffee, discusses easing the burden of college debt, creating pathways to employment, and “the unique issues affecting millennials and how state resources can help.” 11 a.m., Green Bliss Café, Villa Del Sol, 305 N Harbor Blvd., Suite 103. Contact: Michael Henning 916 319 2065.

SATURDAY, SAN FRANCISCO — 2018 Silicon Valley Candidates Forum, sponsored by Royse Events LLC, statewide and local candidates discuss “the role of government in the new economy,” as well as important issues to the technology industry including artificial intelligence, data privacy and security, California’s growing cannabis industry, regulation of the gig economy and the gas tax and infrastructure funding. Noon, Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, 1675 Owens St. Contact: Roger Royse 650 813 9700.

Listed candidates include: Steven Bailey (Attorney General); Mark Meuser (Secretary of State); Controller Betty Yee; Mark Burns (Board of Equalization, District 2); Cristina Osmena (CD 14); Veronica Jacobi (SD 2); Stephen Slauson (AD 18); Christina Laskowski (AD 22); Alex Glew (AD 24).

SATURDAY, LOS FELIZ — 2018 La Tardeada, sponsored by California Rural Legal Assistance, honor work of Secty. of State Alex Padilla with the “Champion of Justice Award;” includes “tequila tasting, delicious Mexican food, handmade jewelry and an amazing auction with Latino art and unique items;” sponsorships available, “children are welcome.” 2 p.m., Home of Tomás Olmos and Dolores Leal, 2120 Fern Dell Pl. Contact: Dolores Garay 510 267 0762.

Other honorees include: Mónica Ramírez (Community Activist and Service Award), Alianza Nacional de Campesinas; Arturo S. Rodriguez (Cruz Reynoso-Ralph Abascal Don Quixote Award), United Farm Workers of America; Monica Rodriguez (Dolores Huerta Adelita Award), Los Angeles City Councilmember.

SATURDAY, FALLBROOK — Sen. Joel Anderson and Asm. Marie Waldron attend ceremony to “honor first responders that battled the Lilac Fire last year and celebrate the recovery of the community,” receive recognition from Rancho Monserate community for co-authoring AB 1943, which fixed a technicality prohibiting victims of the fire from rebuilding their homes due to “missing a necessary permit” needed by the CA Dept. of Housing and Community Development. 5 p.m., Rancho Monserate Community Clubhouse, 4650 Dulin Rd. Contact: Lea Park-Kim 916 651 4038.

SUNDAY, 17th Annual California Voters & Candidates Forum, hosted by Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Assn., includes opening remarks by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, keynote address by Sen. Richard Pan and award ceremony to honor Asm. Phil Ting as its “2018 Legislator of the Year.” 2 p.m., Sacramento State, University Union Ballroom, 6000 J St. Contact: Sokie Hul 209 954 2784.

Candidates listed to attend: US Rep. Ami Bera (CD 7); Andrew Grant (CD 7); Eleni Kounalakis (Lt. Governor); Mark Meuser (Secretary of State); Steven Bailey (Attorney General); Controller Betty Yee; Konstantinos Roditis (Controller); Greg Conlon (Treasurer).

Details here.


Annual Walk for Polycystic Kidney Disease, an inherited disorder in which cysts grow in the kidneys, participants convene for a one-mile walk to raise awareness for PKD. 10 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Larianne Austin,

SATURDAY, Sacramento Out of the Darkness Walk, fundraising and awareness event sponsored by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, “attendees will meet at the Capitol for a short opening ceremony, walk approximately three miles on city streets, and meet again at the Capitol for short closing ceremonies,” raise money “to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss.” 10 a.m., West Lawn and Traffic Circle. Contact: Sarah Benedict 916 534 9872.

Register here.

SATURDAY, 16th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony by the California Fire Foundation, honors 37 “heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep California safe;” includes uniformed procession led by traditional pipes and drums and a flag presentation to family members of the fallen. 11:30 a.m., Firefighter’s Memorial Wall, near 13th and N Sts. Contact: Carroll Wills 916 921 9111.

Among listed to attend: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, AG Xavier Becerra, Pro Tem Toni Atkins and California Professional Firefighters President Brian Rice.


Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): The Crane Group, Edison International and Affiliates, Including Southern California Edison for Lang, Hansen, O’Malley & Miller, 9/26/18… Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Golden State Water Company, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of American State Water Co., 9/26/18.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler, Cresleigh Homes; MSG Forum LLC for Mercury Public Affairs; SELPA Administrators of California, 9/26/18… Main Street Strategies, Amani Holdings; Steep Hill Labs Inc., 9/26/18… O’Haren Government Relations, American Health Services, 9/26/18… Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates, Best Best & Krieger; Foster Farms; Lang Hanson O’Malley & Miller, Santa Clara Valley Water, 9/26/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Joshua Waters, Main Street Strategies, 9/26/18.


John Cox’s campaign for Governor distributes article by the Los Angeles Times with the headline: “Republican John Cox Launches New Attack Ad Against Democrat Gavin Newsom in California’s Governor’s Race,” campaign says the 30-second ad starts airing today. Release hereCox, a Republican, is a businessman from San Diego. Contact: Matt Shupe 415 735 8491.

Malia Cohen’s campaign for Board of Equalization District 2 reports an endorsement from Treasurer John Chiang. Release here. Cohen, a Democrat, is currently a San Francisco Supervisor and is president of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System. Contact: Lia Azul Salaverry,

TJ Cox’s campaign for CD 21 releases TV ad, “Ninety-Nine Percent,” which “exposes Representative David Valadao for voting with President Donald Trump 99% of the time, despite the fact that Donald Trump overwhelmingly lost the 21st District by over 16% in 2016.” Release here. Cox, a Democrat, is president of a community development company that awards federal tax credits to small businesses and non-profits. Contact: Phillip Vander Klay 916 764 7056.

Sen. Janet Nguyen’s re-election campaign for SD 34 says the Wall Street Journal published a report titled, “At Law Firms, Rainmakers Accused of Harassment Can Switch Jobs with Ease,” that details how “trial lawyer and State Senate Candidate Tom Umberg provided a landing spot job for an attorney accused multiple times of sexual harassment.” Release hereNguyen, a Republican, was first elected to the Senate in 2014. Contact: Dave Gilliard 916 626 6804.

Asm. Jordan Cunningham’s re-election campaign for AD 35 reports an endorsement from James Brescia, Superintendent of Public Education for San Luis Obispo County. Release here. Cunningham, a Republican, was first elected to the Assembly in 2016, and is a former deputy district attorney in San Luis Obispo County. Contact: Tanner Dyrness 818 523 7909.

Alexandria Coronado’s campaign for AD 65 reports an endorsement from Hispanic 100 PAC. Release hereCoronado, a Republican, is the statewide legislative chair for the California County Boards of Education. Contact: Brian Harrington 253 273 3292.

Josh Lowenthal’s campaign for AD 72 reports it has raised over $418,000 since July 1 and “enters the critical final month of the campaign with nearly $550,000 cash on hand.” Release hereLowenthal, a Democrat, is president of, a retail conferencing service, and is the son of US Rep. Alan Lowenthal and former Asm. Bonnie Lowenthal. Contact: Daniel Weitzman,

Yes on Prop. 4 (children’s hospital bond) reports an endorsement from Sen. Jim Beall. Release here. Contact: Joaquin Ross 916 595 0123.

Yes on Prop. 6 (gas tax repeal) reports releasing a statewide TV ad, “Voices of Struggling Californians,” highlights “the impact the unfair and costly gas and car tax hikes that will cost the typical family $650-800 per year.” Release here. Contact: Dave McCulloch 760 717 4100.


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Monday, October 01, 2018


None scheduled.


Senate, Assembly — Final Recess.

Reconvene December 3.


Nothing public announced as of 5:10 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.


Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2018 (65th AD), lunch, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1200, 12:30 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1201 K St. #8. Contact: 916 442 0696.

ORINDA — Catharine Baker for Assembly 2018 (16th AD), reception, VIP Victory $4400, VIP Co-Host $2500, VIP Couple $1000, Couple $175, Ticket $100, 6 p.m. VIP reception, 6:30 p.m. General reception, Home of Cara and Tim Hoxie, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 916 669 9372.


“Watt Just Happened?,” panel discussion sponsored by California Women in Energy, Nidia Bautista, Senate Energy and Utilities Consultant; Kip Lipper, Office of Pro Tem Toni Atkins; and Kellie Smith, Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, discuss “what did and did not happen in the 2018 legislative session;” moderated by Kerrie Yoshida of the Senate Republican Caucus. Noon, Legislative Office Building, 1020 N St., Rm. 100. Contact: