Ex-Assembly speaker Toni Atkins, now running against fellow Democrat Marty Block for state senate, has set her first big-money fundraiser. Already flush with cash, the termed-out assemblywoman is throwing a November 18 bash at the Rose Wine Bar and Bottle Shop in South Park, featuring a maximum $4200 tab for “Team Toni” members.
The county of San Diego is looking to beef up its collection of Chinese-language movies and literature by way of an official call to vendors for “Spanish and Chinese Educational and Entertainment Materials.” According to an October 15 solicitation for bids, “the San Diego County Library seeks to provide its Spanish and Chinese speaking users with a wide range of educational and entertainment materials covering a broad range of subject interests.
Such material includes books, audio books on CD, movies on DVD and Blu-Ray, music on CD, and other library materials.” The notice adds, “Only G rated films and kids programming will be cataloged as Juvenile. PG and PG-13 films are to be cataloged as Adult.” Total acquisition budget for the project is set at $85,000.