Default [Q] Stock calendar on KitKat roms - sync problems

This problem has appeared on all KitKat roms I've tried (full wipe, no Titanium restore, stock kernel)

The stock calendar says "Error communicating with Google servers".

When installing the Google Calendar from Play Store, all of a sudden the stock calendar syncs and they both give reminders. Since duplicate reminders are kind of a hassle, I tried uninstalling the Google Calendar from Play Store. This causes the stock calendar to lose sync functionality again.

Has anyone else encountered this?