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Tuesday, October 2nd , 2007
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1. UC / CSUS Reform Bills VO/SOT
Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) are urging Governor Schwarzenegger to sign their bills intended to reform the governing boards of the University of California and the California State University System, and to end what they call exorbitant pay increases to executives of the two systems. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. Domestic Violence Awareness/Hearing VO/SOT
Actress Robin Givens will be keynote speaker at a Domestic Violence Awareness Month event today at the state capitol. This is the 2nd annual Californians Uniting to End Domestic Violence Statewide Day of Awareness. Givens has written a memoir of her 1980's marriage to boxer Mike Tyson. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. Small Business Conference VO/SOT
The National Federation of Independent Businesses is sponsoring a small business conference today in Sacramento. The focus of the conference is how small business owners can protect themselves and their customers from identity theft and similar fraudulent schemes. Speaks at the conference include director Carrie Lopez of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Obama Supporters- Sacramento for Obama '08 will rally at the War Memorial in Capitol Park at Noon today, marking the 5th anniversary of Barack Obama's speech opposing the War in Iraq. Similar events are planned today in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in China, attending Opening Ceremonies for the 2007 Special Olympics Summer games in Shanghai.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. Special session is ongoing, with staff from legislative leaders and the governor's office meeting to discuss pending legislation on water issues and health care reform. The only committee scheduled to meet today is the Assembly Select Committee on Domestic Violence. The regular 2008 session starts January 7th.
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