Thursday, May 26, 2005

Good Morning, Sacramento

Had the opportunity yesterday to attend the 79th Annual Golden State Breakfast (formerly the Host Breakfast) at the Convention Center in Sacramento.

Each year about 2,000 of Sacramento's movers and shakers in the business and agriculture communities gather to hear an address from the Governor.

As you can see from the photo above, California's bountiful produce is proudly displayed on each table. (Guests are urged to take the center pieces home.)

The Governor's speech was briefly disrupted when a group from the California Nurses Association burst into the back of the convention hall and started chanting. This was quite a surprise because security to get into the room was so tight.

Former Governor Pete Wilson was on hand, along with many state legislators and they also introduced State Board of Equalization Chair John Chiang who appears to be well on pace for 800 to 1200 events this year.
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