Mandolinist Eva Scow performed during the happy hour before the program. Editorial board member Sandra Celedon-Castro was the emcee for the event. Hannah Brandt gave an editor’s update. Executive Director Michael D. Evans discussed progressive strategies. Editorial board member Pam Whalen talked about future opportunities for the newspaper, including increasing sustaining memberships. The keynote address on the future of healthcare was given by Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula. He discussed the need to improve the quality of care and to provide universal access to healthcare, especially for low-income and rural communities.