Recent News in the 13th District

July 23, 2014

Oakland Tribune: In a filing that ultimately could force PG&E to reduce pressure in some of its natural gas lines, San Bruno city officials and a key unit with a powerful state agency this week demanded that California regulators require the utility to produce improved records for multiple gas pipelines.

July 17, 2014

Mercury News: A state agency recently criticized for weak investigations and soft penalties has quietly slashed by 75 percent its fine against a limousine company whose car burned on the San Mateo Bridge last year, killing five women on their way to a wedding party..."Those fines should have been much higher," said state Senator Jerry Hill.

July 10, 2014

Contra Costa Times: After years of scathing criticism over failures to make sure PG&E natural gas pipelines don't blow up and passengers can get out of burning limousines, a state agency on Thursday adopted a "safety-first" policy.

June 21, 2014

Daily Journal: The battle to reopen Martin’s Beach to the public will proceed in Sacramento Tuesday, despite a near hostile legislative amendment induced by politicians’ fear of using eminent domain and alleged lobbying efforts afforded by the billionaire landowner.