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Federal Grand Jury Opens Corruption Probe of PG&E, CPUC

May 21, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: A federal grand jury is probing potentially illegal ties between Pacific Gas and Electric Co. executives and regulators with the California Public Utilities Commission, The Chronicle has learned.

Pilarcitos Bridge Closer to Repair

May 19, 2015

Daily News: A vital segment of the California Coastal Trail is closer to being restored as the Half Moon Bay City Council is poised to hire a construction company to replace the Pilarcitos Creek Bridge.

Budget Revision Offers Boon for Educators

May 18, 2015

Daily Journal: Members of the education community and elected officials lauded Gov. Jerry Brown’s most recent state budget proposal, which is slated to pump billions more dollars into state schools that had been initially anticipated.

Memorial Honors Officers Killed in Line of Duty

May 15, 2015

Mercury News: One by one, each accompanied by the ringing of a solitary bell, they read the names of all 40 police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty in the history of Santa Clara County.

Guest Op Ed: Hiltzik Wrong to Criticize Aircraft Tax Reform Measure

May 15, 2015

Rocklin & Roseville Today: In early May, Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik unfairly criticized a State Board of Equalization-supported proposal to simplify property tax assessment of airline property in California. As elected Board members and former legislators, we write to set the record straight.

Local Legislators Weigh In On Revision

May 15, 2015

Daily Journal: With a $6.7 billion increase in revenue slated to benefit a wide range of Californians, local legislators were generally pleased by Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget revision released Thursday.

Internal Memo Reveals PG&E Years Away from Substation Security

May 14, 2015

NBC Bay Area: An internal Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation memo obtained by NBC Bay Area shows the company is years away from promised security upgrades at its electrical substations.

New Safety Concerns Over Gas Pipeline in San Carlos

May 09, 2015

NBC Bay Area News: New safety concerns are surrounding a major gas pipeline that Peninsula residents have long worried about.

San Bruno: PUC Says PG&E Shouldn't Get Tax Write-Off for $1.6 Billion Penalty

May 01, 2015

Contra Costa Times: State officials on Friday requested that federal, state and local tax authorities deny any attempt by PG&E to seek tax write-offs as compensation for a record $1.6 billion penalty that California regulators imposed on the utility giant for causing a fatal explosion of natural gas in San Bruno.

Security Guards Would Face Mental Health Exams Under California Bill

April 29, 2015 A bill that would require armed-guard applicants to undergo mental health evaluations is making its way through the California Senate.