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AM Alert: Gov. Brown joins UN chief in San Francisco

California Gov. Jerry Brown waits to answer questions during a news conference.
California Gov. Jerry Brown waits to answer questions during a news conference. rbyer@sacbee.com

Gov. Jerry Brown will join U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for an event in San Francisco today.

At City Hall, the dignitaries will celebrate 70 years since the U.N.’s charter was signed. Ki-moon will also receive a medal from the Harvey Milk Foundation for his “Free and Equal” campaign, a U.N. initiative for global LGBT equality. The medal will be presented by San Francisco politician Harvey Milk’s nephew.

OIL SPILL: An oversight hearing on the causes and response to the Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors hearing room.

The hearing comes a little more than 30 days since the spill began. After a pipeline ruptured and oil drained into the Pacific, Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency in the area.

The pipeline operator and environmental groups will speak before the members of the Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill and the Assembly Natural Resources Committee; legislators have said they may consider measures to prevent similar spills or to penalize groups they find responsible.

The event will live-stream here.

CHIEFS OF STAFF: Capitol Network, an organizing supporting women who work in and around the Capitol, is holding its second annual lunch with female chiefs of staff from legislative offices. They will meet at California Chamber of Commerce offices at 1215 K Street.

Capitol Network board member Julie Hooper says there’ll be a speed-meeting segment where people who work at the Capitol can learn about the careers of the chiefs.

On the list: the chiefs for Democratic Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Republican Sen. Bob Huff and 15 others. The event is sold out.

Andrew Holzman: 916-326-5545, @andrewlholzman

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