VIDEO: Dan Walters, in today's video report , looks at what's going on with California's K-12 schools.
Gov. Jerry Brown joins law enforcement officials from throughout the state at Capitol Mall to remember fallen peace officers, including eight who died in 2011.
This is the 36th year for the annual memorial ceremony. In a statement released before last year's memorial, Brown called it "a somber reminder of the bravery and valor of the men and women behind the badge who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe."
The governor didn't attend that ceremony -- he was recovering from reconstructive surgery to his nose after the removal of a cancerous growth. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom did, however, as did Attorney General Kamala Harris.
The formal ceremony, which starts at 10:30 a.m., includes taps, a 21-gun salute and the retiring of the colors. Click here to read a schedule of the two-day event, which started Sunday morning.
Both the Senate and the Assembly have floor sessions set for noon. The Senate Appropriations Committee continues to work through a long list of fiscal bills, while Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez's AB 1500 -- the single-sales factor measure on corporation taxes that's part of his "middle-class scholarship" proposal -- is at the top of the agenda in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. Click here to peruse all of the Senate committees' agendas, and click here for the Assembly side.
Meanwhile, the California Community Colleges board is looking at enrollment priorities, including course repetition, as Kevin Yamamura reports in today's Bee. State officials say that with budget cuts, they can no longer subsidize artistic or physical activity for students who take a class again and again. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. in Chancellor Jack Scott's office, 1102 Q St. Click here to read the agenda for the two-day meeting.