Recent News in the 13th District

September 25, 2014

Daily Journal:The environmental activist group Surfrider Foundation succeeded Wednesday in its hotly contested case to compel the billionaire owner of Martin’s Beach to reopen his property to the public until the California Coastal Commission permits otherwise.

September 19, 2014

NBC Bay Area: There is no mincing words in the matter: California State Senator Jerry Hill is demanding the state’s top law enforcement official open a criminal investigation into the California Public Utilities Commission.

September 18, 2014

San Jose Mercury News: Three political leaders from the Peninsula said Thursday they want the state Attorney General to investigate the Public Utilities Commission and improper communications aimed at influencing which PUC judge would oversee a gas rate case linked to a fatal explosion in San Bruno.

September 18, 2014

Half Moon Bay Review: Earlier this year, state Sen. Jerry Hill signaled that seizing a private dirt road for the public good could be the only way to restore access to the secluded Martin’s Beach. In a controversial step, he made eminent domain a centerpiece of legislation he authored and helped shepherd through the Legislature.