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AM Alert: Viva México! Jerry Brown heads south of border

Buenos días, lectores.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s trade and investment trip to Mexico kicks off today. The governor, along with a travel party of more than 100 lawmakers, administration officials and business delegates, is in Mexico City until Wednesday, meeting with government and business leaders to expand economic and environmental cooperation with California.

On the schedule today is a climate change summit with Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, where Brown will sign a “memorandum of understanding” between California and Mexico. Brown will also meet with Eruviel Ávila, governor of the state of Mexico, and the U.S. Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, and participate in the launch of new tourism campaign by Visit California and AeroMexico.

The Sacramento Bee’s David Siders will have coverage throughout the trip.

Back in California, Gavin Newsom has temporarily assumed the governorship while Brown is out of the state. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will also get turns later this week.

VIDEO: A new study has concluded that the California Legislature is the most polarized in the country. Is that a bad thing?, Dan asks.

AMMO DOING IT RIGHT?: Last fall, Brown signed legislation to ban the use of lead ammunition in hunting by no later than July 2019. The Wildlife Resources Committee of the California Fish and Game Commission will discuss options for implementing the law, including how to certify non-lead bullets, during its meeting at 9 a.m. at the Resources Building on 9th Street.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: The Delta Science Program hosts Robin Grossinger, senior scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, for a seminar on how historical data about the Delta system can inform restoration planning, noon at the Park Tower Building on 9th Street.

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