• Announcement of Future Caucus

    Announcement of Future Caucus

      Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) and Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) will be joined by fellow colleagues to announce the newly created California Future Caucus. The Caucus is partnering with the Millennial Action Project, which seeks to make political cooperation a norm through millennial leadership. The California Future Caucus is part of a [...]

    September 3, 2015
  • Todd Holmes presents “The Fruits of Fracture: The Corporate West, the United Farm Workers’ Movement, and the Rise of Reaganism in American Politics”

    Todd Holmes presents “The Fruits of Fracture: The Corporate West, the United Farm Workers’ Movement, and the Rise of Reaganism in American Politics”

    Historian Todd Holmes examines the consequential shifts in business and party politics during the governorship of Ronald Reagan, and the overlooked role the boycott campaigns of César Chávez and the UFW played in this transformation of political economy. Holmes traces how the vibrant consumer politics employed by the UFW against the Corporate West — especially [...]

    August 20, 2015
  • UC Speaker Series: Online Learning in Higher Education with Cameron Sublett

    UC Speaker Series: Online Learning in Higher Education with Cameron Sublett

    There is little agreement on the association between online learning in community college and student success. Therefore, in order to better inform policymakers, school administrators and school leaders more research is needed in this critical area. In an attempt to bring clarity to this important issue, Cameron Sublett from the University of California, Santa Barbara will [...]

    August 19, 2015
  • UC Center: When and How Should Cities Implement Inclusionary Housing Policies? with Ann Hollingshead

    UC Center: When and How Should Cities Implement Inclusionary Housing Policies? with Ann Hollingshead

    Ann recently completed a Master of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a Policy Consultant for the Cornerstone Partnership and the head graduate student re-searcher for the Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare. Prior to joining Berkeley, Ann was a senior [...]

    August 13, 2015
  • UC Center Speaker Series: Effects of Agricultural Policies on Nutrition and Obesity

    UC Center Speaker Series: Effects of Agricultural Policies on Nutrition and Obesity

    Julian M. Alston is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the University of California, Davis, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in microeconomic theory and the analysis of agricultural markets and policies, and serves as a member of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, director of the Robert Mondavi Institute [...]

    August 10, 2015

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

August 10, 2015

A solid majority of Californians say global warming is contributing to the drought—and most support the state’s ambitious energy and climate goals, according to the annual survey on the environment by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). Lunna Lopes, PPIC research associate, summarizes the results. Among them: While many Californians see water as the [...]

Capitol Weekly’s Politics on Tap

Capitol Weekly’s Politics on Tap

July 29, 2015

Episode 75: Host John Howard sits down and talks with guests Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) David Quintana (Partner, Gonzalez Quintana Hunter) Dave Low (Executive Director, California School Employees Association) Carlton F. W. Larson (Professor, UC Davis School of Law) Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

UC Center: Public Universities and Regional Development

UC Center: Public Universities and Regional Development

July 20, 2015

Professor Martin Kenney’s lecture examines the contributions the various University of California uses have made to California’s rise to become the world’s first knowledge-based economy. He will show how campus relationships with local industries co-evolved in ways that benefited the university researchers, local entrepreneurs and their firms, and ultimately the California economy. Martin Kenney is a [...]

Law Enforcement Torch Run 2015 Final Leg for Special Olympics

Law Enforcement Torch Run 2015 Final Leg for Special Olympics

July 15, 2015

on the steps of the California State Capitol, Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from all over the world, and World Games officials were welcomed by Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom for the launch of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg. The historic Final Leg will visit and hold [...]

Legislators Call for California to Divest from Donald Trump

Legislators Call for California to Divest from Donald Trump

July 9, 2015

At a press conference today in Sacramento, state senators called for the state to divest from businesses owned or controlled by Donald Trump, because of his recent comments on immigrants. #DumpTrump #ImmigrantsShapeCalifornia  Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

UC Center Speaker Series: The Relationship of U.S. and Mexico

UC Center Speaker Series: The Relationship of U.S. and Mexico

June 29, 2015

Professor Peter H. Smith  specializes in comparative politics, Latin American politics, and U.S.-Latin American relations. Smith has served as president of the Latin American Studies Association and has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and other institutions. At UCSD, Smith served as director of the Center for Iberian and [...]

She Shares Speaker Series: Betty Yee

She Shares Speaker Series: Betty Yee

June 23, 2015

She Shares Presents, A Conversation with California State Controller Betty T. Yee. Moderated by Karen Breslau, of the Dewey Square Group, Betty Yee candidly addresses key issues related to her careers, industries and personal experiences.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Governor Brown Reaches Budget Agreement with Legislative Leaders

Governor Brown Reaches Budget Agreement with Legislative Leaders

June 17, 2015

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a budget agreement with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, consistent with prudent May Revision revenue estimates, that saves billions of dollars and pays down debt, while directing more resources to schools and low-income Californians. Governor Brown also announced that he is [...]