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July 8, 2013
AM Alert: Jerry Brown talks up solar energy in San Francisco

AASOLARGOV5.JPGTens of thousands of people are expected to gather this week in San Francisco for the Intersolar North America conference, and attendees might get a chance to hear the merits of solar energy extolled in Latin: Gov. Jerry Brown gives the opening ceremony's keynote address tonight at the Intercontinental Hotel. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will welcome the conference.

On a vaguely related note, the governor is getting some love from the education community after pushing successfully for a massive overhaul of school spending. The National Education Association decided Friday to name Brown the country's best governor. Brown's budget this year changed how money is distributed to districts and doled out a surge of new money, including grants targeted at low-income and English-learning students as well as a billion dollars for the new Common Core standards.

VIDEO: Don't let the Assembly's recess fool you into thinking state politics is taking a break: Dan Walters points to an intensely contested race he's watching.

July 8, 2013
Dan Walters Daily: Leticia Perez vs. Andy Vidak race heats up

While all might be quiet in the California Capitol this week, that isn't the case for the San Joaquin Valley's 16th Senate District race, Dan says.

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Capitol Alert Staff

Jeremy White Jeremy B. White covers California politics and edits Capitol Alert's mobile Insider Edition. Twitter: @capitolalert

Amy Chance Amy Chance is political editor for The Sacramento Bee. Twitter: @Amy_Chance

Dan Smith Dan Smith is Capitol bureau chief for The Sacramento Bee.

Christopher Cadelago Christopher Cadelago covers California politics and health care. Twitter: @ccadelago

Micaela Massimino Micaela Massimino edits Capitol Alert.

Laurel Rosenhall Laurel Rosenhall covers the Legislature, the lobbying community and higher education. Twitter: @LaurelRosenhall

David Siders David Siders covers the Brown administration. Twitter: @davidsiders

Dan Walters Dan Walters is a columnist for The Sacramento Bee. Twitter: @WaltersBee

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