Recent News in the 13th District

March 29, 2015

Sacramento Bee: Michael Peevey’s announcement last fall that he would not seek reappointment to the California Public Utilities Commission appeared to offer closure to years of controversy surrounding his tenure...In the months since Peevey left the PUC, however, the scandal that ushered him out of office continues to erupt.

March 28, 2015

Mercury News: The secrecy surrounding a military-grade cellphone-tracking device that's already being used in the Bay Area -- and coming soon to Santa Clara County -- has come under increased scrutiny, with local governments, courts and lawmakers around the nation joining civil rights groups in demanding more information about the potentially invasive technology.

March 27, 2015

Los Angeles Times: Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals.

March 27, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: The state Public Utilities Commission’s legal tab related to the ongoing state and federal corruption probes of the agency will probably top $5.1 million, documents show — more than 100 times the sum specified in the original contract.