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Newspapers, web sites, television and radio stations and other forms of media regularly reference the Sacramento Press Club in their news coverage.   Below are links to coverage of Sacramento Press Club events and activities.

Chuck Reed – Thursday, April 3, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_25487881/san-jose-mayor-pledges-push-pension-reform-effort

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/04/6294468/san-jose-mayor-vows-his-pension.html

Associated Press

http://www.kansas.com/2014/04/03/3384267/san-jose-mayor-plans-pension-initiative.html

Neel Kaskari – Thursday, March 6, 2014

Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-california-governor-neel-kashkari-20140306,0,1157621.story#axzz2xwQY724Z

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/07/6216543/neel-kashkari-calls-jerry-browns.html

Sacramento Bee – Dan Walters

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/06/6216019/dan-walters-neel-kashkari-represents.html

Associated Press

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Mar/06/gop-candidate-brown-oversaw-middle-class-downfall/

KXTV News 10

http://www.news10.net/story/news/politics/john-myers/2014/03/13/neel-kashkari-looks-for-momentum-to-become-governor/6391829/

KTXL Fox 40

http://fox40.com/2014/03/06/governor-brown-challengers-big-underdogs/

 

Coverage of Senator Steinberg’s appearance at the February 2014 luncheon.

KXTV

http://www.news10.net/story/news/politics/john-myers/2014/02/21/carbon-tax-on-fuel-proposed-for-california/5667793/

Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-carbon-tax-proposal-20140221,0,4320889.story#axzz2tzZDG6Zq

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/20/6176646/senate-leader-calls-for-new-tax.html

Sacramento Bee – Dan Walters

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/20/6176363/dan-walters-steinbergs-gas-tax.html

Capitol Public Radio

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2014/02/20/steinberg-replace-cap-and-trade-with-carbon-tax-for-vehicle-fuels/

Associated Press via Daily Democrat

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_25197549/top-senate-democrat-proposes-fuel-tax

Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/21/us-california-carbon-tax-idUSBREA1K06220140221

KQED Radio

http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/02/20/gas-tax-proposed-for-california-would-undermine-existing-climate-law/


San Jose Mercury News - SiliconBeat

http://www.siliconbeat.com/2014/02/20/the-low-down-on-darrell-steinbergs-carbon-tax/


 

Coverage of the July 2012 luncheon with California Health Benefit Exchange Executive Director Peter Lee

Associated Press – Juliet Williams

San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Official-says-health-law-will-aid-3M-Californians-3700233.php#photo-3183612

Williams’ story was also published, in print or online, by the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, the Contra Costa Times, the Fresno Bee, the U-T San Diego, the Monterey County Herald, the Marin Independent Journal, CNBC.com, MSN.com, BusinessWeek and others.

Coverage of the June 2012 luncheon with State Treasurer Bill Lockyer

Cal Channel – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7_JVcp7RDk

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/22/4580805/state-treasurer-bill-locker-says.html

Sacramento Bee – Dan Walters

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/27/4591431/dan-walters-is-californias-budget.html

 

 

Coverage of the April 2012 luncheon with Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/20/4428310/steinberg-to-push-for-california.html

Sacramento Bee

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/04/steinberg-wants-to-put-initiative-process-changes-on-2014-ballot.html

Capitol Public Radio

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2012/04/19/steinberg-revamp-california%27s-initiative-system

Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/04/state-senate-initiatives.html

Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/senate-350126-leader-california.html

 

Coverage of the February 2012 luncheon with Benjamin Wagner

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/29/4299007/sacramentos-us-prosecutor-defends.html

Associated Press/San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20065030

KTXL TV

http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-federal-attorneys-speak-against-pot-growers-20120228,0,7215657.story

CalCoastNews.com

http://calcoastnews.com/2012/02/feds-rationalize-pot-law-pursuit/

 

 

Coverage of January 2012 luncheon with Matthew Cate

Capitol Public Radio

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2012/01/24/calif-prisons-chief-despite-bumps,-there%27s-hope-in-realignment

 

 

Coverage of Dancing with the Capitol Stars

Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2011/12/capitol-community-celebrates-skeltons-50-years-of-california-coverage.html

George Skelton – LA Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/01/local/la-me-cap-sacramento-20111201

Cal Channel produced video tribute to George Skelton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPH_DfyKgoA

KCRA TV

http://www.kcra.com/video/29907622/detail.html

Capitol Weekly

http://www.capitolweekly.net/photos/flickr_photoset.php?_c=1071oge52jydm6f&pi=xu9b3xcjzk1sjr&id=72157628336066625&done=.1071ojwlvw6pnfg

Sacramento Bee

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/12/sacramento-california-journalists-politicos-dancing-with-capitol-stars.html

Sac Bee’s Ed Fletcher’s Behind the Scenes video of DWTCS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvoKUJi0Kw4&feature=youtu.be

Tiffany Yasus – Capitol Morning Report photos

http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/CapitolMorningReport/Dancing%20With%20The%20Capitol%20Stars/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coverage of September 8th luncheon with Think BIG

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/09/3895835/sacramento-arena-plan-still-vague.html

Associated Press

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/09/09/business-us-kings-arena_8668135.html

USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/kings/story/2011-09-08/Kevin-Johnson-presents-plan-to-keep-Kings-in-Sacramento/50329060/1

Capitol Public Radio

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2011/09/08/funding-options-unveiled-for-proposed-arena

KCRA TV

http://www.kcra.com/news/29122319/detail.html

KXTV News 10

http://www.news10.net/news/local/article/153825/2/Sacramento-sports-arena-financing-options-unveiled

Sacramento Press

http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/56921/Think_Big_100day_report_Immigrant_investors_and_parking_potential

Patch.com

http://roseville-ca.patch.com/articles/regional-arena-financing-plan-unveiled-2

SacTownRoyalty.com

http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2011/9/8/2413130/sacramento-kings-arena-report

 

 

 

 

Coverage of August 16th luncheon with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

 

Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2011/08/villaraigosa-jerry-brown.html

More LA Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/steve-lopez-villaraigosa-shows-courage-on-prop-13-why-not-jerry-brown.html

Sacramento Bee – Capitol Alert

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/08/villaraigosa-calls-for-overhau.html

San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=95492&tsp=1

Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_18690965

Associated Press

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/08/16/state/n141442D54.DTL

Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-16/l-a-mayor-calls-for-8b-property-tax-hike.html

FOX-LA

http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/politics/villaraigosa-end-prop-13-for-businesses-20110816

Politico

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0811/Villaraigosa_presses_revenues_questions_Prop_13.html?showall

 

 

Coverage of July 15th luncheon with State Treasurer Bill Lockyer

 

San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/politics-government/ci_18471158

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/14/3768354/the-buzz-lockyer-regrets-admitting.html

Associated Press

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9OF34SG1.htm

San Diego Union Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/15/lockyers-pragmatism-is-welcome/

 

Coverage of June 23rd luncheon with Assembly GOP Leader Connie Conway

 

Sacramento Bee

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/06/conway-demo-budget-plan-tanked.html

Associated Press/San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18339926

 

Coverage of April 27, 2011 Senate pro Tem Steinberg luncheon

Associated Press

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/State-Senate-leader-mulls-cuts-to-GOP-districts-1355577.php

Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2011/04/with-tax-receipts-up-steinberg-still-cautious-after-watching-revenue-deflate-like-a-souffl%C3%A9-last-yea.html

KQED Radio

http://blogs.kqed.org/capitalnotes/2011/04/28/you-go-your-way-ill-go-mine/

More KQED Radio

http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2011/04/28/audio-darrell-steinberg-on-the-idea-of-targeting-additonal-cuts-to-gop-districts/

Sacramento Bee

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/04/steinberg-4.html

More Sacramento Bee

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/04/california-teachers-association-tax-election.html

San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17945178?nclick_check=1

OC Register Editorial

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/democrats-298369-taxes-services.html

 

 

SPC Scholarships in the News

CSUS State Hornet

http://www.statehornet.com/news/press-club-scholarships-near-for-students-in-sacramento-1.2083072

 

Coverage of the GOP Debate on 03/17/2011

San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/18/MN941IDSP1.DTL

Sacramento Bee

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/03/eric-hogue-jon-fleischman-debate-tax-measure.html

Capitol Public Radio

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2011/03/17/gop-convention-and-the-budget-debate

San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17636072?nclick_check=1

KABC TV (Los Angeles)

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=8019874

 

 

Coverage of Speaker Pérez at the SPC on 03/02/2011

 

Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_17523024?nclick_check=1

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/03/03/3445050/no-end-run-on-browns-tax-plan.html

Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/03/02/2293647/capitol-alert-perez-no-to-sidestepping.html

Appeal Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/assembly-104549-speaker-believes.html

Capitol Public Radio

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2011/03/02/assembly-speaker-no-tax-extension-ballot-measure-without-gop

 

Coverage of the Redevelopment Agency Debate from 2/1/2011

 

The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/norby-286567-brown-common.html

The Marysville Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/redevelopment-103683-ceased-strapped.html

 

News Coverage of the California Gridiron Gala:

 

 

Wall Street Journal

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/12/02/schwarzenegger-jokes-at-farewell/

Capitol Public Radio

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2010/12/02/capitol-community-bids-farewell-to-governor-schwarzenegger-at-gridiron-gala

KXTV Channel 10

http://www.news10.net/news/politics_govt/story.aspx?storyid=109755&catid=13

KPBS Radio

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/dec/02/sacramento-press-club-says-goodbye-schwarzenegger/

Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/12/02/3227035/no-girlie-men-allowed-at-bash.html

San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=78205

Capitol Weekly

http://www.capitolweekly.net/photos/flickr_photoset.php?_c=zbbvo52odb9jvd&pi=xu9b3xcjzk1sjr&id=72157625438252415&done=.zci6a23h6jefur

The following stories were first published in the Capitol Morning Report on December 2, 2010. The kind folks at Capitol Morning Report have allowed us to re-post their coverage of the California Gridiron Gala. Thanks CMR.

Capitol Morning Report

Editor's Note: Morning Report regulars Bob Schmidt and Laura-Lynne Powell were mightily impressed by the Sacramento Press Club's Gridiron Gala last night. Following are their separate accounts, the difference being largely that Laura-Lynne said beforehand that she'd do color.

By Bob Schmidt

Wednesday night's first Sacramento Press Club Gridiron Gala was a spectacular success, and nearly 600 people were entertained in the Sacramento Convention Center by a high quality two-and-a-half hour production featuring Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, both said, separately, that they had attended the National Press Club's Gridiron Dinner in
Washington last year, "and this show was much funnier."
Humor was the tone of the evening, kicked off by comedian Will Durst who opened the show by reeling off a string of bipartisan one-liners.
The phrase "do-gooder lawyers" was an oxymoron, he said, as were the phrases "organized Democrats" and "Republican ethics committee."
The bipartisan spirit was maintained throughout the evening, most notably in a well-done hour-long television show entitled "Telethon for
California," with TV reporter John Alston portraying a Jerry Lewis-like fund raiser pleading for pledges to help California get out from under its multi-billion dollar budget deficit.
The show featured an actor looking remarkably like Schwarzenegger performing in a variety of skits as the "Undercover Governor," and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson appeared briefly.
Senate President ProTem Darrell Steinberg actually sang, performing a Frank Sinatra song "My Way" with new lyrics, and Republicans Abel Maldonado, Jim Brulte, Connie Conway, and Mike Villines also performed in live skits.
Journalists Dan Walters, George Skelton and Kevin Riggs appeared in skits.
Schwarzenegger, butt of humor all night long, got in some licks of his own during his 13-minute speech at the close of the night. He identified himself as the second most famous immigrant in
California." The most famous, of course," he said, "is Meg Whitman's housekeeper."
He described Los Angeles Times columnist Skelton as "so old he was there when the
Dead Sea was only sick." The governor said he still works out every day, and said only last week he lifted 350 pounds ("not bad for someone who is 63 years old") by lifting the hefty Sacramento Bee columnist Walters out of a chair.
"Until all of the expenses come in over the next few days and all of the sponsorship fund checks arrive," Press Club Treasurer Kathy Beasley said, "it is difficult to tell how much we will clear. But we certainly have achieved our two main goals: 1) more visibility for the Sacramento Press Club as an important, relevant organization in the Capitol and 2) funding for at least a year's worth of scholarships, if not more."

***

By Laura-Lynne Powell

First, the over-all theme I want to get across is that this thing was a huge hit. This event will probably be the buzz of the Capitol tomorrow. The crowd seemed so proud that Sacramento pulled off such a production. It wasn't that show was so spectacular, it actually was cute and folksy (in my opinion) in that everyone knew folks on the stage. It was like watching a high school play where your friends are up there. (In skits were George Skelton, Dan Walters, HD Palmer, Kevin Riggs, Mike Villines, Jim Brulte and Darrell Steinberg who blew the crowd away by singing "I did it my way" with a twist of words - one line he said "for the last time, let's do it my way." Another line: "I faced it all and grew some balls and did it, my way." He laughed out loud while he sang. He was a great sport. He wore a fedora, purple shirt and pinstriped suit jacket.) During the skits the microphone kept buzzing in and out but no one cared. It was all fun.

The crowd seemed to especially enjoy the large congenial gathering, everyone dressed up, enjoying cocktails, and talking talking talking (at least before the show). The big deal was that all of the Capitol community was there. This wasn't an event for Republicans or Democrats, or union or business, or good guys or bad guys. It wasn't to benefit one side or another. It was by and for the Capitol community to benefit a non profit cause.

Arnold later joked that the event brought together so many people from so many different groups that there was "more reaching out going on here today than probably happened on the third date Maria and I had"

I think there was a lot of pride in that Sacramento pulled off a real gridiron event that rivaled (some said surpassed) Washington DC's fabled annual show. Both Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger said to the crowd when they were on stage in separate speeches that they had gone to the Washington gridiron "last year" and the Sacramento one was better.

Press Club Pres. Rich Ehisen said they sold 530 tickets, 230 more than they had originally aimed for.

Another thing that made people feel good was that Maria and Arnold's speeches were really very sweet goodbyes to Sacramento. Both of them said very nice things about the people who've helped them in Sacramento and about the press that witnessed their seven years here. Arnold said this is his eighth and last talk before the press club as governor.

He used his speech to "roast" a few of the people in Sacto and these were very funny lines. Arnold joked: that George Skelton's skit as a newspaper reporter was "cute" and that was surprising cuz Skelton was so "old." "That guy was born when the dead sea was still sick."

About Jim Brulte he said he promised to take him to someplace he's never been before, the gym. About Darrell Steinberg's MY WAY he said Steinberg was "courageous" and he said "who dressed him today? Was it FEMA?"

About Dan Walters, Schwarz said he had been working out last week and at 63 years old had lifted 350 lbs. can you imagine that? Then he said: "I lifted Dan Walters out of his chair." He joked about Walter's mood: "Isn't he a positive guy that Dan Walters?" He said (I can't quote this but something like this) if Dan saw Jesus walk on water he'd write the next day, what's wrong with that guy that he can't swim. Then he said, "so positive. I love the guy."

Tons of folks mingled at the convention center at the non-vip reception. Some names: Bob White, Bob Naylor; Daniel Zingale who is now with the California Endowment and formerly worked for Schwarz; new Assembly member Roger Dickinson, Asm. Alyson Huber, Doug LaMalfa, Karen Skelton, Donna Lucas, Bonnie Reiss, Beth Miller. Then dinner while comedian and political satirist Will Durst told very funny jokes. He was a hit.

So many in the crowd said they too were happy Sacramento was doing such a classy and fun show and that the capitol community ahd come together to support it (buying those expensive tickets). Zingale said it may have been Schwarz celebrity that allowed for such a good kickoff but hopes this can be a start for future events.

Lots of reporters there - several said they had to "twist" their editors arms to get them to pay for their tickets. Food was normal convention fare - chicken breast with mashed potatoes. Not even worth mentioning though there was a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine on each table.

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News coverage of the Proposition 23 Debate in September 2010

Wyatt Buchanan – San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=72437

Ben Adler - KXJZ/Capitol Public Radio

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2010/09/15/prop-23-debate-all-about-jobs

Ben van der Meer – Woodland Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/logue-99107-proposition-ab32.html

Torey Van Oot – Sacramento Bee

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2010/09/proposition-23-luncheon.html

News coverage of John Chiang's appearance in August 2010

 

 

 

 

Sacramento Bee

 

Stu Woo – Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704557704575438072401098874.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_5

Michael B. Marois – Bloomberg News

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-18/california-budget-logjam-may-prompt-ious-starting-next-month-chiang-says.html

Lucia Graves - The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/18/california-threatens-to-p_n_686952.html

John Myers – KQED Radio

http://blogs.kqed.org/capitalnotes/2010/08/18/ious-in-2-4-weeks/

Wyatt Buchanan – San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/19/MN0O1EVUHT.DTL

Haiphie Hua - Orange County Register

http://totalbuzz.ocregister.com/2010/08/18/controller-ious-likely-in-2-to-4-weeks/39451/#more-39451

Shane Goldmacher – Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2010/08/state-controller-ious-in-two-to-four-weeks.html

 

 

News stories about John Yoo’s appearance in July 2010

 

Sacramento Bee

 

San Francisco Chronicle

 

San Jose Mercury News

 

News stories about the SPC’s State Party Chairs (John Burton/Ron Nehring) lunch in June 2010

 

San Jose Mercury News

News stories about Michelle Rhee's appearance in May 2010

Modesto Bee

Sacramento Press

Sacramento Bee

News stories on the SPC lunch with Governor Schwarzenegger. January 2010.

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

KCRA TV

NBC Bay Area

CalCoastNews.com

LA Weekly

Examiner.com

KPBS

KXTV

KCBA TV 35

KSBW TV

Inland News Today

San Diego News Network

AFP

The Pine Tree – Calaveras County News (full transcript of event)

NewsBlaze

 

 

 

 

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