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Today's Events: 11/30/2015

2015-16 Legislative Session

The Next Senate Floor Session will convene Monday, January 4, 2016.

Message from the Senate President pro Tem

Photo of Senate President pro Tem Kevin de LeónThank you for visiting the California Senate’s website. An engaged citizenry is the bedrock of a thriving democracy. To facilitate that participation, we hope you’ll visit our new live-streaming option where for the first time you can view all regularly scheduled hearings within the Capitol from your own computer, tablet or smart phone. We recognize not everyone can get to Sacramento to participate in the legislative process, so we'll bring those hearings to you.

Kevin de León
Senate President pro Tempore

Photos of the Week

  • A sunset view overlooking Capitol Mall 

  • Autumn at the California State Capitol

  • A message of gratitude, left at the Vietnam War Memorial in Sacramento

  • A Vietnam Veteran shares memories with a young boy.

  • California Vietnam War Memorial, Capitol Park

  • All Veterans Memorial, Capitol Park

  • Purple Heart Memorial, Capitol Park

  • The 2015 Capitol Christmas tree arrived on Tuesday, November 3.  Standing 51-feet-tall, this 8,000-pound white fir came from the Latour National Forest, near Redding.

  • Workers from the Department of General Services begin the task of decorating the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree by adding a star to the top. Ten thousand lights and 300 ornaments will be added over the next month.  

  • Historic Governor's Office

  • Historic Secretary of State's office, State Capitol

  • Historic Treasurer's Office

  • Historic Treasurer's Vault

  • Visitors to the Capitol Rotunda

  • Second floor, Capitol Rotunda

  • Sacramento honored the heroes of the 9/11 attacks as well as the local men who stopped a terror attack on a train in Europe with a parade honoring hometown heroes Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and.Anthony Sadler. 

  • Thousands of Sacramentans gathered for a parade and rally honoring the three young men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a French train.

  • Senators Cathleen Galgiani, Jim Nielsen and Richard Pan present Senate resolutions to Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler on the steps of the Capitol

  • Dozens of citizen protesters crowd the halls outside the office of Gov. Jerry Brown to urge action on legislation.


  • Capitol Dome

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