Recent News in the 13th District

September 05, 2014

San Francisco Examiner: Amid concerns that a significant portion of a $1.4 billion fine levied against PG&E in the deadly 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion would go toward the state's general fund, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, plans to introduce legislation to ensure the bulk of the fine is dedicated to pipeline safety measures.

September 04, 2014

UC Berkeley News Center: Last week’s 6.0 Napa earthquake was a wake-up call not only for the wine country. The shaking was also felt in Sacramento and San Francisco, galvanizing a host of politicians to go on record urging immediate funding for a statewide earthquake early warning system.

September 02, 2014

Mercury News: State regulators on Tuesday proposed a $1.4 billion penalty to punish PG&E for its role in a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno -- but the amount is far below the $2.25 billion recommended by regulatory staff and consumer groups.

August 30, 2014

Daily Journal: A bill that would put epi-pens in all public schools passed in the state Senate 33-0 despite concerns from the California Teachers Association that the medical devices for allergies would require work beyond the typical scope of training.