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peace_officers_memorial.JPGGov. Jerry Brown has had a packed calendar lately. After making the rounds in Los Angeles last week, he'll be at two events in Sacramento today.

The first is the California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony, an annual event recognizing officers who have died in the line of duty. Thirteen names will be added to the monument on Capitol Mall, including eight who were killed last year. Brown will join the walk of honor, starting at 10:30 a.m. on the west steps of the Capitol, then speak at the enrollment ceremony at 11 a.m.

In the afternoon, Brown will head over to McClellan Airfield to kick off Wildfire Awareness Week with state fire and emergency officials. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Cal Fire Aviation Management Unit.

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DONATION DRIVE: Legislators launch a donation drive for homeless mothers and families with children, 1:30 p.m. in Room 113 of the Capitol. Items such as diapers, baby food and wipes can be dropped off through May 9 at legislative offices, including those of state Sens. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, and Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and Assembly members Don Wagner, R-Irvine, Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, and Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills.

LATINO SPIRIT: The California Latino Legislative Caucus hosts its annual Latino Spirit Awards, honoring members of the Latino community who are pioneers in their fields, noon on the Assembly floor. Among this year's honorees are former Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante and actor Danny Trejo.

POPULATION BOOM: The Governor's Office of Planning and Research holds a public workshop seeking comments on a draft report identifying key actions the state should take to prepare itself for the next several decades, when the population is expected to reach 50 million, 10:30 a.m. at the Cal/EPA Building on I Street.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: As part of its spring conference at the Citizen Hotel on J Street, the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee will get visits today from state Sens. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, and Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, and Assembly members Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, and Connie Conway, R-Tulare. The organization will also recognize Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, as its Legislator of the Year during a noon luncheon.

GETTING STEAMY: Power company Calpine hosts Geothermal Awareness Day to promote renewable energy with a legislative reception at 5:30 p.m. at Mayahuel on K Street. State Sens. Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, and Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, and Assembly members Wesley Chesbro, D-Arcata, and V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, are scheduled to attend.

KINKY BUCKS: Here's a unique way to raise XXX-tra campaign cash: David Campos, a candidate for the 17th Assembly District, hosts a fundraiser at Kink.com's pornography studio in San Francisco at 7 p.m.

PHOTO: A white dove takes flight after the name of a fallen officer is read during the 37th Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento on May 6, 2013. The Sacramento Bee/Randy Pench



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