VIDEO: Today's "per-diem" session in the California Legislature captures the attention of Dan Walters in his latest video report.
Gov. Jerry Brown is in San Francisco this morning, helping to celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary.
Brown, who was born less than a year after the bridge opened to traffic, is scheduled to speak at a "Gifts to the Bridge" ceremony around 10:15 a.m. Brown will help dedicate a new visitors' center and programs as part of the anniversary celebration.
Today's event comes two days before the Golden Gate Festival, which runs all day Sunday. For more information on the celebration, click here.
Back in Sacramento, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson heads to Kit Carson Middle School for its annual career day.
Other listed speakers include Sacramento Democratic Assemblymen Richard Pan and Roger Dickinson, as well as Mayor Kevin Johnson among others. That event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the school, 5301 N St.
Both the Senate and the Assembly have scheduled floor sessions for 9 a.m., after which budget panels meet in both houses. The Assembly Appropriations Committee also will work through its long list of bills after the lower house adjourns. Click here to read the Senate's schedule, and click here to read the Assembly's.
CAPITOL STEPS: Members of Black Farmers and Agriculturalists celebrate Africa Day starting at 11:30 a.m. on the north steps.
MEMORIAL: Members of Vietnam Veterans of America conduct their annual reading of the names etched on the walls at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Capitol Park starting at 7 a.m. Sunday.
CAKE AND CANDLES: Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, D-Sylmar, turns 41 today.
PHOTO CREDIT: The Golden Gate Bridge is seen at dawn, Nov. 10, 2006. (Robert Durell/ Los Angeles Times file)