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HEALING HAND: The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, which works on neighborhood safety, juvenile justice and education issues, sponsors a briefing on the effects of trauma on youth and community healing practices, 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of the Capitol. Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, who chairs the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, delivers opening remarks. Later in the program, Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra, D-Los Angeles, Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, and V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, discuss legislative response.

WHO'S WATCHING?: Revelations of government spying and massive data breaches during the holiday shopping season made information security a hot topic last year. Paul Dourish, a professor of informatics at UC Irvine, will discuss online privacy in the age of social media and big data, noon at the UC Center Sacramento on K Street.

CAPITOL EVENTS: The California Highway Patrol, which issues the permits for the Capitol events that you read about daily in the AM Alert, is moving to a new online system that offers paperless applications and a calendar updated in real time. You can check it out here.

AMEN: The 53rd annual California Prayer Breakfast, chaired this year by state Sen. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, and Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, begins at 6:45 a.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on J Street.

PREVENTATIVE CARE: As part of its legislative advocacy day, community health and welfare organization Prevention Institute leads a rally calling for the passage of bills that would require warning labels on soft drinks, raise fines for traffic violations in school zones to fund safety projects, and give students enough time to eat lunch, noon on the north steps of the Capitol.

NEW IDEAS: Tomorrow is the deadline for bills to make it out of their house of origin, but legislators already looking for new ideas can pop in to room 126 of the Capitol at 3:30 p.m. Graduate students from Sacramento State's public policy and administration program will present their theses and policy recommendations on Medi-Cal, marijuana regulation and smog checks, among other topics.

PHOTO: Construction workers erect scaffolding around the Capitol dome on May 1, 2002 in preparation for painting. The Sacramento Bee/Randy Pench


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