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Call Kurtis: Better Packaging for Candy Flavored E-Cigarette Liquid?

July 06, 2015

CBS Sacramento: The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes come in flavors like watermelon and banana split, and some kids think it is candy. Now lawmakers are pushing to make sure the packaging is child safe.

Legal Loophole Behind Berkeley Balcony Collapse

July 06, 2015

Talk 910: Senator Jerry Hill speaks with Gil Gross about legislation he is introducing following the fallen balcony in Berkeley.

Berkeley Balcony Collapse Reveals Flaws in Safety Oversight

July 06, 2015

KQED Forum: In the two weeks since a balcony in downtown Berkeley collapsed, killing six people, new details have emerged about reported construction flaws and inadequate building oversight.

Newsmaker Interview: State Senator Jerry Hill

July 05, 2015

CBS SF Bay Area: In the wake of a deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley, state Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) wants to change a law involving construction companies.

Half Moon Bay Aims to Keep Bridge Project from Stalling

July 04, 2015

Daily Journal: In the midst of navigating federal and state environmental standards while repairing a key segment of the coastal trail, Half Moon Bay officials are worried the Pilarcitos Creek Bridge may not be repaired until next year.

Tensions are High as Hollywood Tour Bus Operators Vie for Customers

July 04, 2015

Los Angeles Times: The confrontation between competing tour bus operators on Hollywood Boulevard escalated quickly.

Martins Beach Reopens for the Summer

July 02, 2015

San Mateo County Times: Grab your surfboards and fishing poles: Martins Beach is open for the summer.

California Could Ban Over-The-Counter Antibiotics For Livestock

July 01, 2015

CBS Sacramento: California could become the first state in the nation to ban farmers from using over-the-counter antibiotics in livestock and poultry.

Lawmaker Calls For Changes After Berkeley Balcony Collapse

June 30, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: A key state legislator promised Tuesday to “change the law” that keeps California regulators from learning about multimillion-dollar legal settlements involving construction companies, such as the one that built the Berkeley apartment complex where six people died in a balcony collapse.

PG&E $1.6 Billion Explosion Tax Break Under Fire

June 29, 2015

Forbes: On September 9, 2010, a horrific pipeline explosion and fire destroyed a neighborhood in San Bruno, California. The catastrophe killed eight, injured 66, and destroyed 38 homes. Few have forgotten. A record $1.6 billion package of fines and penalties was imposed by the California Public Utilities Commission.