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Wednesday, August 29 th, 2007
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1. Power Watch Update VO/SOT
The California Independent System Operator, which manages the state's electric power grid, yesterday asked residents to voluntarily conserve power usage. With peak power demand for the summer expected this week, CAL-ISO has declared today and tomorrow Flex Alert Days, asking customers to reduce electricity use between 4 and 6 p.m. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. Deportation Bill VO/SOT
Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) and others are starting a petition campaign in support of U.S. Senate Bill 420 (Feinstein) which would allow a Kenyan woman to continue her efforts to legally reside in the United States. Jacqueline Coats is the widow of Marlin Coats, an American citizen who drowned while trying to save two boys. His death stopped her immigration efforts. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. Horse Racing's Future VO/SOT
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture is hosting at the state fairgrounds today to discus the future of horse racing in California. Topics will include the impact of horse racing on California's agricultural industry, and the future of horseracing venues in CA. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. Health Coverage for Kids VO/SOT
The Assembly Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore will conduct a news conference at the State Capitol with advocates for universal children's health coverage. This comes as lawmakers and the governor attempt to negotiate a plan to provide more coverage to the six and a half Californians who lack coverage. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. Not Dad's Olds VO/SOT
Certainly not your father's Oldsmobile ... Tesla Motors, a San Carlos manufacturer, is bringing a high performance electric car to Sacramento today for display. The car is touted to be zero-emission, with a 248 horsepower engine capable of accelerating the car from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds. Efforting soundbites and video on the practicality of mass production and uses of such vehicles.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for private meetings.
The Senate and Assembly check in as required to collect per diem.
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