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Pebble_Beach.JPGOne of the signature fundraising events for Assembly Democrats, the annual Speaker's Cup golf tournament, tees off today at the famed Pebble Beach resort in Monterey County.

The two-day event, presented by AT&T, will set donors back $30,000-$65,0000 for lodging, dinner, commemorative gifts and perhaps a chance to play a round with a legislator.

Last month, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg cancelled a similar fundraiser for Senate Democrats at Torrey Pines, in the wake of the arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and other political scandals at the Capitol.

VIDEO: The proposal to extend California's health care exchange to undocumented immigrants has dim prospects, Dan Walters says.

TOUR OF DUTY: Continuing his recent string of appearances in Southern California, Gov. Jerry Brown will speak at the kickoff breakfast for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce's annual World Trade Week, 9:30 a.m. at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE Hotel.

PROTECTION PLAN: The Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions holds a rare Friday hearing today at 10 a.m. at the Santa Rosa City Hall. The panel focuses on the successes and failures of 2012's "homeowner bill of rights," a package of legislation aimed at protecting homeowners during the foreclosure process.

HEALTH SAVINGS: The Script Your Future campaign hosts a policy roundtable on the importance of taking medication as prescribed and the potential for saving on health care costs, 10 a.m. at the UC Center Sacramento on K Street. Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, will also be recognized at the event for his work with the campaign.

CHOSEN ONE: California Women Lead and Mona Pasquil, appointments secretary in the Office of the Governor, present an appointments training workshop for women attending the California Association of Realtors conference, 6 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center. Participants will discuss how to find openings on state boards and commissions and how to navigate the appointments process.

CELEBRATIONS: An early happy birthday to Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, who turns 55 on Sunday.

PHOTO: Brandt Snedeker follows his shot on the ninth fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Course during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament on Feb. 10, 2013. The Associated Press/Ben Margot



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