Recent News in the 13th District

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.

September 18, 2014

The top aide to the head of the California Public Utilities Commission, forced from her post after e-mails showed she intervened in the selection of an administrative law judge to hear a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rate case, is on paid leave from the agency but retains her current civil service rank - administrative law judge, The Chronicle has learned.

September 16, 2014

Mercury News: PG&E and the state Public Utilities Commission announced the ouster of several top officials as a result of controversial email exchanges that critics charge indicated a troublingly close relationship between the two.