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The California Legislature is in recess, but there's a hearing today -- in Los Angeles.

Two Assembly committees -- Human Services as well as Aging and Long-Term Care -- will consider the fiscal forecast for older women at a hearing at the Ronald Reagan State Building co-chaired by two Northern California Democrats, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada of Davis and Assemblyman Jim Beall of San Jose.

Listed speakers include Jenny Chung Mejia of the Insight Center on Community Economic Development, Donna Addkison of the group Wider Opportunities for Women, Jean Ross of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and gerontologist Caroline Cicero of Pepperdine University. Issues include the gender wage gap, gender discrimination, and the effects of women's longer life-spans on their fiscal health. Listen live from 1 to 3 p.m. at this link.

Back in Sacramento, political junkies can get their fix this weekend at the annual political collectibles show.

Campaign buttons? Check. Campaign posters? Got them. There's even a display comparing the 1912 campaign to the 2012 campaign. You can also get a free appraisal of the stuff you've been hoarding since the Reagan years.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St., and is hosted by the American Political Items Collectors. Learn more at this link.

CAKE AND CANDLES: Two legislators celebrate their birthdays on Saturday. Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, turns 40, and Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, turns 45.



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