Update: The press conference call featuring Boxer and Harris has been canceled in light of the shooting at a Colorado movie theater overnight.
VIDEO: In today's report, Dan Walters says that Senate leader Darrell Steinberg won't get any brownie points for his pay-freeze announcement.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is heading back to California in the next few days to pick up some campaign cash, as is President Barack Obama, which David Siders details in this Capitol Alert post.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and state Attorney General Kamala Harris are making use of those Bay Area appearances, hosting a press conference call today that's billed as highlighting the contrasts between Romney's and Obama's economic policies.
Among the words that Capitol Alert expects them to utter: "Bain Capital," "offshore" and "tax returns."
In other news, Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, is crossing the state line to host a fundraiser today at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship being held at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club in Stateline, Nevada.
Tee-off is at 8:30 a.m, and tickets run $1,500 apiece. Proceeds go toward Gaines' re-election campaign this year.