Wednesday

September 6, 2017

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Asms. Kevin McCarty, Shirley Weber, Chris Holden and others urge support for AB 1008, would “give all California workers a fair chance to join the state’s workforce by prohibiting an employer from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history on a n initial employment application,” say “roughly eight million Californians – nearly one in three adults – seek to enter the workforce with an arrest or criminal conviction history.” 10:30 a.m., North Lawn near 12th St. Contact: Terry Schanz 916 319 2007.

Also listed: Asms. Mike Gipson and Eloise Gomez Reyes; Sen. Steven Bradford.


Sen. Ed Hernandez; Asms. Jim Wood and David Chiu; others; urge support for SB 17, would “shine a light on Big Pharma and the reasons for rising drug prices in California,” say “drug companies try to hide their price gouging by helping consumers with their co-payments or providing discounts to the uninsured, but all this does is shield consumers from the true cost of the drug while driving up insurance premiums for everyone.” 10:30 a.m, Rm. 317. Contact: 415 802 2423.

Also listed: Tom Steyer, NextGen; Art Pulaski, California Labor Federation; Anthony Wright, Health Access; Trish Rodriguez, South Sacramento Kaiser Permanente; Rita Saenz, AARP; Heather Fargo, former Sacramento Mayor.

Livestream here.


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

“Media only.”

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 10 a.m.

  • Business, Professions and Economic Development (Jerry Hill, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 3191.
  • Governmental Organization (Bill Dodd, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4203. Subject — Tribal-State Gaming Compact Between the State of California and the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians; Tribal-State Gaming Compact Between the State of California and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Accountability and Administrative Review (Susan Eggman, Chair), 10 a.m., Rm. 437.
  • Governmental Organization (Adam Gray, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 437. Subject — Tribal-State Gaming Compact Between the State of California and the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians; Tribal-State Gaming Compact Between the State of California and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians.
  • Public Safety (Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Chair), 9 a.m, Rm. 126.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), upon call of the chair, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (9.5.17)

  • 4 a.m.

    Assembly Joint Hearing on Climate Change Policies (8.30.17)

  • 7 a.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 617: Follow the Money

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Governmental Organization Committee LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Assembly Governmental Organization Cmte: Tribal-State Gaming Compacts LIVE

  • 5 p.m.

    California: State of Arts and Humanities

  • 7 p.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 617: Follow the Money

  • 9 p.m.

    California Conversations with James Brulte

  • 10 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (9.6.17)

THE GOVERNOR

VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA — Gov. Brown attends Eastern Economic Forum, says “this Pacific forum on trade isn’t just an occasion to promote investment. It’s an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to decarbonizing the economy;” joins panel discussion titled: “The Russia, China, Japan, US Quadrangle: are there opportunities for cooperation?” Time and location not listed. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Governor also discusses climate change at the Far Eastern Federal University and at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference; both events also in Vladivostok; dates, times and locations not listed.

Governor expected to return to California on Friday.

THE DAILY BREAD

Jeff Stone for State Senate 2014 (28th SD) or Jeff Stone for State Senate 2018, breakfast, Sponsor $4100 (2014) or $4400 (2018), Ticket $2000, 8 a.m., Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Adrin Nazarian for Assembly 2018 (46th AD), breakfast reception, Host $4400, Co-Host $2500, Ticket $1300, 8 a.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 400 3721.


Richard Bloom for Assembly 2018 (50th AD), breakfast, Sponsorships $4400, $2500, $1300, 8 a.m., Ambrosia, 1030 K St. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Jacqui Irwin for State Assembly 2018 (44th AD), breakfast reception with juice bar, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $1300, 8 a.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #9. Contact: 916 551 1430.


(Andy) Vidak for Senate 2018 (14th SD), breakfast, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $2000, 8 a.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Mike Gipson for Assembly 2018 (64th AD), breakfast, Host $4400, Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, 8 a.m., Blue Prynt, 815 11th St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


(Brian) Maienschein for Assembly 2018 (77th AD), lunch, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $2000, Noon, Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Brian Dahle for Assembly 2018 (1st AD), lunch, Sponsor $4200, Co-Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1000, Noon, Mikuni, 1530 J St. Contact: 916 573 5381.


Fiona Ma for State Treasurer 2018, reception, Sponsor $7300, Patron $4400, Friend $2500, Ticket $1500, 3:30 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 442 0696.

KEEPING UP

The office of Asm. Marc Steinorth announces having hired Alexis Leicht as communications director and Cody Storm as legislative aide on September 1st. Leicht was previously an Assembly Fellow for Asm. Melissa Melendez and an intern for Asm. Steinorth’s district office in Rancho Cucamonga. Storm’s prior position was as an Assembly Fellow for Asm. Tom LackeyLeicht and Storm replace Evan Harris, who acted as both communications director and legislative aide and went on to work for Edelman Public Affairs prior to recess. Contact: Brandon Ebeck 916 319 2040.


The office of Sen. Jeff Stone reports launching “There Ought to be a Law” contest for high school students in his district to submit ideas for “improving the quality of life in Riverside County and the State of California.” Stone says he’ll select at least one winner, who will be invited to Sacramento to testify on behalf of the legislation. Entry forms are available online and the deadline for submissions is December 5. Contact: John Hunneman 916 894 3530.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — State Bar of California Board of Trustees, first of two days, considers approving up to $250,000 of funding for New Attorney Training Program, which becomes operative February 1, 2018 and requires new attorneys to participate in ten hours of mandatory continuing legal education during the first year of admission, funding “will be used to finalize content development and to secure a full-service multimedia e-learning designer and developer;” other business. 8:30 a.m., 845 S. Figueroa St. Contact: Francisco Gomez 415 538 2170.

Agenda and staff reports here.


POMONA — Board of Registered Nursing, first of two days, votes on whether to grant Career Care Institute’s Associate Degree Nursing Program state accreditation as a prelicensure nursing program, staff says initial inspection of program at the private vocational school in Lancaster found it “to be in full compliance with all BRN rules and regulations.” 8:30 a.m., Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, 601 W. McKinley Ave. Contact: 916 322 3350.

Agenda and staff reports here.


Commission on Teacher Credentialing, first of three days of committee and full commission meetings, discusses rule changes for out-of-state-prepared administrators who have at least three years of full-time teaching or administrative service experience that would waive two years of the five-year requirement in California to earn an administrative services credential; other business. 9 a.m., 1900 Capitol Ave. Contact: 916 322 6253.

Thursday general session begins at 9 a.m.; Friday general session begins at 8:30 a.m.

Agenda here.


State Water Resources Control Board, discusses whether to hold public hearing on proposed amendments that include creating a uniform definition for a wetland in order to strengthen protection of such waters no longer protected under the federal Clean Water Act due to U. S. Supreme Court rulings and to reconcile differing requirements and analyses of wetlands throughout the state regarding dredging and filling regulations. 9:30 a.m., Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I St., Coastal Hearing Room, Second floor. Contact: George Kostyrko, george.kostyrko@waterboards.ca.gov.

Board holds workshop Thursday, discusses establishing uniform water recycling criteria regarding placement of recycled water into a surface water reservoir for drinking water use. 9:30 a.m. same location.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — Fair Employment and Housing Council, considers adopting housing regulation amendments, including limiting and clarifying use of criminal history information to prevent unlawful discrimination, recommends implementing a combination of a clearly defined rule or standard that could apply to certain crimes with a practice that provides “an individualized assessment of an individual’s circumstances” when reviewing housing applications of those with criminal records; other business. 10 a.m., State Building, 320 W. 4th St. Contact: Fahizah Alim 916 478 7251.

Agenda, staff reports and webcast link here.


State Personnel Board, considers Dept. of Human Resources’ recommendation to retain 11 civil service classifications, such as fruit and vegetable quality control supervisor for the Dept. of Food and Agriculture, that had been identified as vacant for at least 24 months after receiving written comments from departments and unions; other business. 10 a.m., 801 Capitol Mall, Rm. 150. Contact: Joe DeAnda 916 322 6944.

Also TELEMEETING locations in San Francisco and Menlo Park.

Agenda here.


LOS ANGELES — Board of Directors for California Science Center and Exposition Park, hears update from CEO Jeffrey Rudolph on its planned Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center that would house a space shuttle gallery featuring the shuttle Endeavour; the center costs $250 million and is planned to open in 2019; other business. 10 a.m., Coliseum Commission Board Room, 3911 S. Figueroa St. Contact: Rosemary Gutierrez 213 744 7483.

Agenda here.


CALPINE — Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board, staff and board members attend field trip “to explore issues and activities related to forest and watershed health in the North Central Subregion.” 1:30 p.m., Calpine Community Center and Post Office, 103 County Rd. Contact: 530 823 4686.

Later, members and staff attend reception. 5 p.m., Home of Sierra County Supervisor Paul Roen, 6765 Road A23.

On Thursday in Sierraville, holds general business meeting, hears update on statewide efforts to develop biomass and wood processing infrastructure to produce products that use dead trees in order to remove them from existing forests; other business. 9 a.m., Sierraville School, 305 Lincoln St.

Agenda and staff reports here.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Little Hoover Commission has released its report, “Transforming the Yountville Veterans Home Campus,” a follow-up to a March 2017 report, says “the state must immediately fix public safety threats at the Yountville veteran’s home, including malfunctioning elevators and other critical infrastructure issues,” in addition, report notes “misperception” that Yountville “is limited by a 1899 deed that stated California must maintain the property as a home for United States soldiers, sailors and marines,” finds “state law permits leasing real property” on Yountville campus; recommends: “California establish an independent entity to plan, design and manage the use of the Yountville property, beyond the current veterans home program. New uses could include affordable housing for veterans home employees and others, park space for residents and visitors, modernized office space in formerly underutilized buildings and a hotel and restaurants to serve the community while providing jobs for returning veterans.” Contact: Carole D’Elia 916 445 2125.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Air Resources Board hosts second of two workshops “to begin discussing concepts for minimizing community health impacts” from pollution generated at large freight facilities such as seaports, railyards, warehouses and distribution centers. 1 p.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: Monique Davis 916 322 7304.

Notice here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

“Recovery Happens State Rally,” Sen. Steven Bradford and others mark September as National Recovery Month, say event “emphasizes that individuals in recovery and their support systems can be change agents in our communities,” includes march around Capitol, pancake breakfast and music. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Steps. Contact: Craig Koury 916 338 9460.


Asm. David Chiu, Exec. Dir. Alma Hernandez, SEIU California, and others urge support for AB 450, would protect “employees and businesses by requiring a judicial warrant from ICE in order to enter the non-public areas of a worksite,” say this is “only bill in the nation seeking to protect employees in the workplace from indiscriminate raids, which have massive consequences for workers, businesses and the economy in California.” 11 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Sarah Jimenez 916 444 7614.

Also listed: Daniel Weiser, Weiser Family Farms; Amela Moran Ceja, Ceja Vineyards.

Following event participants deliver fresh produce to legislative offices.

MISCELLANEOUS

RIVERSIDE — Treasurer John Chiang, who is running for governor, joins members of SEIU 721 who are picketing against County of Riverside for bad faith bargaining. 11 a.m., Riverside County Hall of Administration, 4080 Lemon St. Contact: Kate Chapek 213 219 2671.

Event follows Chiang’s 5 a.m. hike up Mt. Rubidoux with Riverside Historical Society members and precedes his 3 p.m. tour of Citrus Farm State Park, 9400 Dufferin Ave.

Editor’s note: We erroneously included this item in yesterday’s report. These events are scheduled for today. Our apologies.


Sen. Connie Leyva and California Community Colleges (CCC) host morning coffee reception for legislators and staff, discuss CCC’s Career Education campaign, which “aims to educate students, parents, educators and other key stakeholders about the benefits of career education in preparing students for the good-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.” 8 a.m., Eureka Room. Contact: Deepen Gagneja, deepen.gagneja@sen.ca.gov.

“Invitation-only event.”


Legislators’ Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission, constitutional officers and spouses also welcome. 8 a.m, Rm. 3171. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.

Followed by Capitol Bible discussion for staff and lobbyists. Noon, Rm. 125.


Child Care Law Center and Parent Voices host “Breakfast for Champions,” presents its “2017 Child Care Champion” awards to Asms. Miguel Santiago and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and Sen. Richard Pan for their work on “legislation to overhaul publicly-funded child care rules to better serve children and families.” 8 a.m., SEIU California, 1130 K St. Contact: Kim Kruckel 415 854 0362.

Also honors Policy Consultant Gail Gronert.

Register here.


“Military and Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day,” sponsored by Mental Health Assn. in California and others, participants “raise awareness about suicide within the military and among veterans,” noting “data show that active duty service members and veterans die by suicide at much higher rates than the civilian population.” 9 a.m., East Lawn. Contact: Curtis Paullins 916 557 1167.

Listed speakers include: Sen. Josh Newman.


Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features the Pacific Arts Trio with flutist Alice Lenaghan, harpist Natalie Cox and cellist Dan Reiter. Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street. Contact: 916 442 8939.


California Legislative Veterans Caucus hosts reception marking the 70th birthday of the US Air Force “a few days early,” “first round is on the soldiers, sailors and Marines.” 4:30 p.m., Sauced, 1028 7th St. Contact: Veronica Badillo 916 319 2076.


Internet Assn. hosts end-of-session reception, “come mix and mingle with IA members, legislators and legislative staff before the softball game.” 5 p.m., Vanguard, 1415 L St. Contact: Lauren Kimzey 916 836 8984.


Reception, CA Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board celebrates former Sen. Marty Block’s confirmation as member of the board. 5:30 p.m., Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St. Contact: 916 263 1578.


WEST SACRAMENTO — Annual legislative Softball Game, Democrats vs. Republicans, Sponsorships $1000 – $3000, Tickets $20. 7:05 p.m., Raley Field. Contact: 916 400 3721.

Tickets available online with code: LAG; net proceeds of tickets sales and sponsorships benefit The Children’s Receiving Home in Sacramento.


Cordial Caucus hosts karaoke night following legislative softball game, “come early or after for karaoke with a bipartisan group of legislators,” features CA Millennial Caucus and Generation Change – a Millennial PAC. 8 p.m., Simon’s Bar and Cafe, 1415 16th St. Contact: Fiona@fionama.com.

Listed participants: Asms. Travis Allen, Marc Berman, Autumn Burke, Ian Calderon, Matt Dababneh, Kevin Kiley, Evan Low, Brian Maienschein, Devon Mathis, Kevin Mullin.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Advocacy & Consulting, Armenta Law Firm, APC, 9/1/17… Carter, Wetch & Associates, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 9/1/17… DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler, MSG Forum LLC for Mercury Public Affairs, 9/1/17… Gonzalez, Quintana, Hunter & Cruz, Long Beach Collective, 9/1/17… K Street Consulting, Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, 9/1/17… Lang Hansen O’Malley & Miller, Murphy’s Bowl LLC, 9/1/17.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Sacramento Advisors, California Chiropractic Assn., 9/1/17… Warner, Pank, Salzillo & Sanchez, California Sexual Assault Investigators Assn., 9/1/17.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Zain Pirani, Ares Management LLC, 9/1/17.

POLITICAL NOTES

Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor has distributed a video, “Life or Death,” on “skyrocketing drug prices” featuring “a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, a nationally renowned activist and singer, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times,” says Renee used to pay $90 per EpiPen and now pays over $600. 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.


Phil Janowicz’s campaign for CD 39 reports releasing his plan, the Hiring Opportunities and Practical Education (HOPE) Act, which “guarantees tuition-free community college and vocational programs for eligible students and distressed workers without any new federal taxes,” says the program could be “funded from the savings from a reduction in government spending and an end to taxpayer subsidies for oil and gas companies.” Release here. Janowicz, a Democrat, is the CEO of education consulting firm Quill & Abacus and he has taught chemistry at CSU Fullerton. He seeks to defeat Republican incumbent US Rep. Ed Royce. Contact: Jason Mills 714 576 4303.


Andy Thorburn’s campaign for CD 39 has distributed a video, “Inclusive Society,” in response to Pres. Trump’s plan to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, says America should bring “compassion to refugees along with a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.” Release here. Thorburn, a Democrat, is a former high school teacher and currently leads Global Benefits Group. He seeks to defeat incumbent Republican US Rep. Ed Royce. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Mai Khanh Tran’s campaign for CD 39 releases Tran’s statement on Trump Admin.’s decision to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Tran says “Congressman Ed Royce has voted again and again against children who know only this country. He has opposed the DREAM Act and has voted in the past to defund DACA. It is now time for him to finally do the right thing by not just issuing empty statements, but by actually sponsoring a clean bill that simply makes DACA the law of the land.” Release here. Tran, a Democrat, is a pediatrician in Orange County. Contact: Courtni Pugh 213 453 3455.


Harley Rouda’s campaign for CD 48 reports “it has surpassed $500,000 raised in the race to unseat [US Rep.] Dana Rohrabacher.” Release here. Rouda, a Democrat, leads Trident Holdings, parent company to HER Inc., a real estate firm. Contact: Maclen Zilber 510 508 9142.


James Veltmeyer’s campaign for CD 52 reports releasing “the third edition of his health care reform informational booklet,” “Health Care by the People, for the People,” includes “new material concerning Emergency Catastrophic Care (ECC),” National Health Savings Accounts and “the more widely-known Medical Association Membership (MAM) model of direct primary care.” Release here. Veltmeyer, a Republican, is a physician and surgeon in San Diego. Contact: Andrew Russo 831 595 8914.


Former Asm. Mike Eng’s campaign for SD 22 reports endorsements from “dozens of local women leaders,” including US Reps. Grace Napolitano, Norma Torres, Julia Brownley, Karen Bass and Judy Chu, Controller Betty Yee, Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, Sens. Connie Leyva, Toni Atkins and Cathleen Galgiani, and former Sens. Carol Liu, Fran Pavley and Lois Wolk. Full list and release here. Eng, a Democrat, was an Assemblymember from 2006 to 2012, and was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board in 2013. Contact: dan@danweitzman.net.


Luis Lopez’s campaign for AD 51 reports an endorsement from the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project. Release here. Lopez, a Democrat, is president of the East Area Planning Commission and serves as a board member of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Contact: lopezforassembly@gmail.com.

Classifieds

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PREVIEW

Thursday, September 07, 2017

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Dir. Malcolm Dougherty, Caltrans; Eric Guerra, Sacramento City Councilmember, and others mark September as Rail Safety Month, discuss national safety campaign sponsored by Union Pacific, BNSF Railway, Amtrak and others, say “trespassing on rail and transit tracks or violating rail crossing laws is a losing proposition,” note “94 percent of train-vehicle collisions can be attributed to driver behavior or poor judgment;” also “dispel misconceptions that a train’s enormous size and sounds are obvious warnings that prevent people from getting hit.” 10 a.m., California State Railroad Museum, 125 I St. Contact: Justin Jacobs, jejacobs@up.com.

Also listed: Nancy Sheehan, California Operation Lifesaver; Aaron Edison, Amtrak.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 10 a.m.

  • Transportation and Housing (Jim Beall, Chair), 8:30 a.m., Rm. 3191.
  • Labor and Industrial Relations (Steven Bradford, Chair),Upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 3191.

Assembly — Session 10 a.m.

  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Governmental Organization Cmte: Tribal-State Gaming Compacts (9.6.17)

  • 6 a.m.

    Senate Governmental Organization Committee (9.6.17)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 619: Fake News and Literacy

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE (upon adjourn or Assembly Floor)

  • 5 p.m.

    CA Oil Recycling

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 619: Fake News and Literacy

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (9.5.17)

THE GOVERNOR

VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA — Gov. Jerry Brown attends forums on cooperation among Russia, United States and other nations in areas of business and education. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Mike Morrell for Assembly 2020 (40th AD), breakfast, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $2000, 8 a.m., Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Steven Choi for Assembly 2018 (68th AD) or Steven Choi for Assembly 2016, breakfast, Sponsor $4400 (2018) or $4200 (2016), Ticket $2000, 8 a.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Cecilia Aguiar-Curry for Assembly 2018 (4th AD), breakfast reception, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $1300, 8 a.m., Chicory, 1131 11th St. Contact: 916 551 1430.


Ben Hueso for Senate 2018 (40th SD), breakfast reception, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $1300, 8 a.m., Cafe A Cote, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 551 1430.


(Henry) Stern for Senate 2020 (27th SD), reception, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $1300, 5:30 p.m., Cafe A Cote, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 551 1430.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

RANCHO CORDOVA — California Student Aid Commission, first of two days, hears update on development of a webpage expected to be ready next school year that will allow students who applied for federal or California Dream Act aid to follow progress of their applications; webpage will also show number of federal, Dream Act and Cal Grant applications submitted by high school, district and county and how many of those applications were approved; other business. 9 a.m., Commission’s Boardroom, 11040 White Rock Rd. Contact: 916 464 8271.

Agenda here.


SAN DIEGO — Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, considers case of Ironwood Liquor Store in Moreno Valley after Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control decided it violated Alcoholic Beverage Control Act for selling alcohol to a minor in 2015; other business. 9 a.m., Four Points by Sheraton San Diego – Seaworld, 3888 Greenwood St. Contact: John Carr 916 419 2525.

Agenda here.


SAN RAFAEL — CA Commission on Aging, first of two days, hears presentation on “Successes and Challenges for Older Adult Services and Supports in Marin County” from Anita Renzetti of Whistlestop, a nonprofit that provides food and transportation to local seniors; Allan Bortel, Sybil Boutilier and Jody Timms, Marin Commission on Aging; and moderated by Lee Pullen, director of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services for Marin County, topics include: affordable housing projects in the works for older adults, local programs including free taxi rides for those age 80 and older, and the Marin-Sonoma SMART train that will “help caregivers and volunteer driver programs that are funded by a supplemental vehicle registration fee that was passed in 2010;” other business. 9:45 a.m., Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway. Contact: 916 419 7591.

Agenda here; commissioners eat lunch Thursday at Jackson Cafe, operated by Whistlestop in collaboration with Homeward Bound of Marin’s Fresh Starts Culinary Academy.


Gambling Control Commission, considers renewing gambling license for The River Card Room, a seven-table facility in Petaluma operated by John Park; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Rm. 100. Contact: Eric Petosky 916 263 1522.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, considers application from CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and others to restore 850 acres of managed wetlands along Grizzly Island Road in the Suisun Marsh to 640 acres of tidal wetlands and 192 acres of non-tidal wetland complex; project would require lowering and breaching levees, building protective berms around utility facilities, developing new public access roads and adding bicycle lanes to 1.76 miles of Grizzly Island road; other business. 1 p.m., Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St. Contact: 415 352 3600.

Agenda here.


Franchise Tax Board, considers approving renewal of 60-month joint contract with Dept. of Technology and Computer Associates valued at $49.8 million for maintaining software from Computer Associates; contract expires March 30, 2018 and staff recommends renewal because company’s software supports “mission-critical tax collection systems;” other business. 1:30 p.m., 9646 Butterfield Way. Contact: 916 845 4543.

Agenda and staff reports here.


SANTA ROSA — Board of Directors for SAFE BIDCO (State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corp.), first of two days of committee and full board meetings, created in 1981 to provide loans to small energy companies and has since expanded to small business lending and loan guarantees; considers approving amendment to its Finance Policy recommended by State Auditor in April that would add emphasis to “consideration of applications that will increase employment of disadvantaged, disabled or unemployed persons to increase employment of youth residing in areas of high youth unemployment and delinquency;” other business. 4 p.m., 1377 Corporate Center Pkwy. Ste. A. Contact: 707 577 8621.

Agenda here.

Full board meets Friday, 9 a.m., same location.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Bruce Jennings, former consultant to Senate Energy Committee and author of the blog CalPolitico, discusses his book, “The War on California: Defeating Oil, Oligarchs and the New Tyranny,” about “how one of the most important conflicts of the 21st century is fought daily within the California Legislature: the ultra-hazards of fossil fuels.” 7 p.m., Time Tested Books, 1114 221st St. Contact: Jennings, calpolitico@gmail.com.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Workshop, sponsored by Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program, first of two days, scientists and others review analytical methods that went into development of the Yolo Bypass Salmon Habitat Restoration Program which is intended to increase Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead and Southern Distinct Population Segment green sturgeon. 8:30 a.m., Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth St. Contact: Eric Alvarez 916 445 5511.

Second day begins at 1:30 p.m.

Details here.


US Bureau of Reclamation and US Fish and Wildlife Service host meeting and open house, staff discuss the Central Valley Project Improvement Act’s work plans for fiscal year 2018 that “mandates changes in management of the Central Valley Project, particularly for the protection, restoration and enhancement of fish and wildlife,” includes “interactive poster stations.” 9 a.m., 2800 Cottage Way. Contact: Erin Curtis 916 978 5100.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Members of California Immigrant Policy Center and other groups call for support of SB 54, would “help make sure that local police and sheriffs do not help the Trump administration deport millions of people” by limiting “sharing of personal information with Trump’s deportation force” and ensuring “that police and sheriffs do not detain anyone solely for deportation purposes without a warrant signed by a judge,” say bill would also “make schools, hospitals, courthouses and libraries safe spaces for everyone in the community.” 9:30 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Jon Rodney 510 207 9520.

Rally follows 7:30 a.m. “morning vigil” outside Governor’s Mansion, 1526 H St, and precedes 10 a.m. march to office of Sheriffs’ Assn. at 1231 I St.


Members of SEIU United Healthcare Workers West, 75 dialysis patients and others urge support for SB 349 to “improve patient care” at dialysis clinics, bill would “mandate safer staffing levels, require annual inspections” and “allow more time for patients to recover after treatment and for staff to sanitize equipment and prevent patient infections,” say “two largest dialysis corporations — DaVita and Fresenius — made a combined $3.9 billion in profits from their dialysis operations in the United States in 2016, but are fiercely opposing the legislation, claiming it is too expensive.” 11 a.m., DaVita South Sacramento Dialysis Center, 7000 Franklin Blvd., Ste. 880. Contact: Tom Parker 510 384 6904.

MISCELLANEOUS

Golden State Capitol Toastmasters sponsors weekly meeting, participants improve their public speaking and leadership skills. 12:05 p.m., Rm. 126. Contact: Alex.Hirsch@lc.ca.gov.


Representatives from Intellectual Technology Inc. demonstrate company’s “Self Service Motor Vehicle Kiosk” which is, according to the company’s website, capable of handling vehicle registration and driver license renewals, accessing driver histories and collecting fuel taxes. 8 a.m., North Steps. Contact: 855 294 2875.


“Walk to Thrive,” sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, participants gather at Capitol Mall Farmers Market for walk led by Dr. Jason Brayley, director of Kaiser’s Sports Medicine Center, through Golden 1 Center, “you’ll have a chance to walk both the bridge and plaza levels of the arena in a cool, air-conditioned environment.” 11:45 a.m., Kaiser Booth, 6th and Capitol Mall. Contact: kpwalktothrive@kp.org.

“Walkers who want to take the Golden 1 Center route must join the physician-led group at 11:45. We will enter the arena as a group. Late arrivals will not be admitted.”


Participants in the Sacramento Film and Music Festival gather for launch of its 10 x 10 challenge, filmmakers have 10 days to make a 10-minute film. 7 p.m., West Steps. Contact: sacfilm@gmail.com.

Films shown Sept. 24 at Esquire Imax. Details here.