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VIDEO: In today's report, Dan Walters says slavery still exists in California.

Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to speak at a California School Employees Association Conference today at 10 a.m. The conference will be held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The 86th annual event will run through August. 2.

The White House will honor California High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Dan Richard as a "Transportation Innovator Champion of Change." Watch the event online beginning at 8 a.m.

Back in California, a drunken driving trial for Assemblyman Roger Hernández, D-West Covina, scheduled for today has been continued until August 7 due to a lawyer's scheduling conflict.

Monday, the lawmaker asked a judge to suppress evidence in the case, including a blood test. Hernández argues that his constitutional rights were violated by unreasonable search.

CAKE AND CANDLES: Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, turns 68 today, while State Controller John Chiang turns 50.


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