Associated Press Sacramento Daybook for Monday, March 11.
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March 11. Noon. MARS ROVER TEAM — Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) will present five members of the NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover Team on the floor of the state Assembly. Those being honored are: Adam Steltnzer, Danny Lam, Jennifer Maxwell, Justin Maki, Kelly Clarke. A life-size model of the Curiosity Rover will be taking up residence on the West steps of the Capitol all week.
Location: State Capitol, Assembly floor
Contacts: Wendy Gordon, Asm. Holden's office, 626.720-3409; Patty Rhee, JPL/NASA, 818 268-2194
March 11. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A "Prescription Drug Abuse - ENOUGH!" rally celebrating March as Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month that includes exhibits and information tables. A press conference beginning at 12:30 p.m. will feature Senator Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, parent advocates and others sharing personal impact stories and their recommendations for curbing California's prescription drug abuse.
Location: Capitol, North steps
Contacts: Sam Mahood, Sam.Mahood(at)sen.ca.gov, (916) 651-4784, office, (510) 459-6290, cell
March 11. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and members of the Assembly Committee on Utilities & Commerce invite members of the media to attend and cover an oversight informational hearing focusing on statewide efforts to bridge the Digital Divide in California.
Location: State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento
Contacts: Matt Stauffer, 310-412-6400
March 12. Noon-1:30 p.m. NASA LUNCH — Scientists from NASA JPL and NASA Ames hold briefing at the State Capitol about monitoring California's resources from space. Lunch will be provided. No RSVP necessary. Limited Seating.
Location: Governor's Conference Room
Contacts: Patty Rhee at JPL: 818-268-2194 or Lisa Lockyer at Ames: 650-823-0789