Capitol Alert

AM Alert: #CAandMEX – lawmakers tweet from the road

Seven California state senators pose with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne on July 29, 2015.
Seven California state senators pose with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne on July 29, 2015. Twitter

The eight senators visiting Mexico this week to promote collaboration on climate change and strengthening cultural ties have taken to Twitter to share their trip with a steady stream of group shots and official meetings.

Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, tweeted about meeting with Anthony Wayne, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, while Sen. Ricardo Lara, D- Bell Gardens, shared several roundtable pictures on climate change and economic development discussions. Sen. Kevin de Leόn, D-Los Angeles, included a photo of Eruviel Ávila Villegas, governor of the state of Mexico, welcoming the Senate delegates.

On their final day, the senators will discuss mutual interests between the state of Puebla and California with Governor Rafael Moreno Valle and several leaders from Puebla.

ROLLING THE DICE: The California Gambling Control Commission will consider approval of selling, re-opening, and licensing of Caesar’s Club – a Watsonville card room. The commission will also consider temporary gambling licenses for six card rooms and casinos. The hearing is at 10 a.m. at 2399 Gateway Oaks Drive.

CPR: The Board of Chiropractic Examiners will consider a proposal that all licensees should have mandatory CPR certification.

The meeting is at 9 a.m. in room 113 of the Capitol.

SWITCHEROO: Assemblymen David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, finish up their district swap today. Setting aside their districts’ fierce baseball rivalry, the two Assemblymen traded districts for three days. Gomez is set to tour Twitter, Google San Francisco, and the Castro district with Scott Wiener, a SF county supervisor. He will also attend the Domestic Violence Consortium Roundtable. Chiu, meanwhile, will tour Sony Studios and Fox Studios.

VIDEO LOOKBACK: Anti-abortion activists protest outside of a midtown Sacramento Planned Parenthood following the controversial video.

CELEBRATIONS: Happy belated birthday to Assemblyman. Roger Hernández, D-Baldwin Park, who turned 40 and Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, who turned 48.