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State Senator Says PG&E Gas Rate Hikes Should Be Delayed

October 19, 2014

CBS SF Bay Area: State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) told Phil Matier on Sunday that gas rate hikes scheduled to take effect should be postponed.

Palo Alto to Ponder Its Lobbying Priorities, City to Discuss Strategy for Seeking Help from Its State, Federal Representatives

October 14, 2014

Palo Alto Weekly: Faced with pressure to build more housing, improve flood protection and plan for high-speed rail, Palo Alto officials will consider tonight their strategy for lobbying state and federal officials for help.

Mixed Reviews for Seton Sale

October 11, 2014

Daily Journal: Seton Medical Center in Daly City and its sister facility in Moss Beach will be sold to Prime Healthcare, a controversial Southern California hospital chain that some unions decry as prioritizing profits over patient care.

California Attorney General Investigating PG&E and PUC

October 10, 2014

Los Angeles Times: The California attorney general has opened an investigation into reported improper contacts between Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executives and the state Public Utilities Commission — already the focus of a probe by federal prosecutors.

Emails Show Attorney General is Investigating Public Utilities Commission

October 10, 2014

Sacramento Bee: State Attorney General Kamala Harris quietly opened an investigation last month into the California Public Utilities Commission regarding rate-setting procedures and the gas-line explosion in San Bruno, according to emails obtained by The Sacramento Bee.

Jerry Hill: ‘Californians should rejoice’

October 10, 2014

Daily Journal: "Californians should rejoice” over the decision of California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey to not seek reappointment to a new term amid allegations of corruption and inappropriate communications with PG&E, state Sen. Jerry Hill said Thursday in response to Peevey’s announcement.

Under Fire, PUC Chief Michael Peevey to Leave

October 09, 2014

Los Angeles Times: For more than a decade, Michael Peevey has held one of California's most powerful jobs, regulating electricity rates, company profits and energy supplies at most of the state's biggest utilities. On Thursday, amid calls for his removal, the president of the Public Utilities Commission announced he would step down at year-end.

Embattled PUC Chief Michael Peevey to Step Down

October 09, 2014

Mercury News: SAN BRUNO -- After months of embarrassing revelations raised questions about his actions atop the powerful California Public Utilities Commission, embattled President Michael Peevey announced Thursday he will not seek reappointment.

State Senator Wants Legislature to Remove PUC President

October 09, 2014

San Francisco Business Times: A state senator plans to ask the state Legislature to fire the president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Alliance Focuses on Students’ Wellness: Students,Teachers, Legislators, School Officials Meet to Address Solutions

October 09, 2014

Daily Journal: A wellness study with data drawn from 5,000 San Mateo County students revealed some startling statistics about suicidal thoughts, gender bias, sexual orientation discrimination and overall mental health but also provided solutions and ways for the community to engage in addressing the issues.