Last month, AB 776 - my legislation to address recent concerns involving the Grape Escape - was signed into law by Governor Brown. The bill saved Sacramento’s annual Grape Escape, a not-for-profit fundraising event that brings wine, beer, and food lovers together every June in downtown Sacramento.
Last year, Grape Escape organizers had to cancel the event after a successful 15-year run due to a lack of participation of wineries. These wineries were fearful of participating in the event because of fines levied against eight wineries at the previous year’s event for violating “tied-house” laws. These laws prohibit alcohol producers such as wineries and breweries from advertising an event using a retailer’s name.
Events like the Grape Escape are a tourism boost for the region and showcase our talented local vintners and craft brewers. AB 776 will permit manufactures and retailers to participate together in sponsoring and promoting non-profit fundraising events across the state.
I hope that teenagers and young adults can join me for my upcoming free Financial Literacy Workshop. Come learn how to get more out of your money. Experts will provide information relating to budgeting and establishing credit.
When: Monday, November 30 from 4-6pm
Where: Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center, 2450 Meadowview Rd., Sacramento
For more information on this and other upcoming events, check my website or call (916) 670-7888.
Mobile District Offices
Please join us for a Mobile District Office coming up in your neighborhood. My staff can help you work with state agencies and connect you with the numerous resources in our community:
- Lodi Public Library: 201 West Locust Street, Lodi
Second Tuesday of every month, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
- Galt Market: 610 Chabolla Ave., Galt
Second Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
CLOSED ON 11/11/15 FOR VETERANS DAY
- Belle Cooledge Library: 5600 S. Land Park Dr., Sacramento
Second Friday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.
- Pocket-Greenhaven Robbie Waters Library: 7335 Gloria Dr., Sacramento
Third Wednesday of the month, 5 - 7 p.m. (with Councilmember Rick Jennings)
- Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center: 2450 Meadowview Rd., Sacramento
Second Monday of the month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.