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VIDEO: Dan Walters, in today's video report, talks about an obscure subject that promises to rile up the California Legislature.

Generating jobs and improving regional competitiveness take center stage at the California Economic Summit, which runs all day at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Sponsored by the California Stewardship Network and California Forward, speakers include former U.S. Labor Secretary George Shultz, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and author Thomas Friedman as well as Gov. Jerry Brown's adviser Michael Rossi.

Later, Assembly Republican leader Connie Conway and Democratic Sen. Michael Rubio will talk with former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg about the Legislature's role. Click here for the full agenda. Learn more at this link.

Closer to the dome, members of Occupy Sacramento gather at Cesar Chavez Plaza at 11 a.m. to protest treatment of the homeless, then march to the Capitol.

Gov. Jerry Brown, meanwhile, heads to San Francisco for the ninth annual dinner of the Asia Society Northern California, where he'll be feted tonight for working to strengthen the state's relationship with Asia.

COMMENCEMENT: California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye delivers the commencement speech at 2 p.m. Saturday to this year's graduating class at McGeorge School of Law at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium.

CAKE AND CANDLES: Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, celebrates her 66th birthday on Saturday.



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