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Local Agencies, Organizations to Participate in 'Great California Shakeout' Earthquake Drill

October 20, 2016

Lake County News: The Great California Shakeout comes just weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown signed new legislation to help California be more prepared in the case of large earthquakes.  SB 438 by State Sen. Jerry Hill establishes the California Earthquake Early Warning Program and Advisory Board within the Office of Emergency Services to advance the implementation of the program and spur further investment in the early warning system. 

Martins Beach Owner Sues State Panels, County

October 17, 2016

Mercury News -- Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has opened yet another front in the long-running legal war over public access to his coastal property, Martins Beach, this time accusing a pair of powerful state agencies of violating his constitutional rights.

Reporters' Notebook

October 14, 2016

Daily Journal: The Burlingame City Council unanimously approved the request of Jerry Hill to have the city become the Kettle Corn Capitol of Kansas, it was reported Oct. 8 by the Osage County Herald-Chronicle. Before your brow stays crinkled like it is right now after reading that, it is not our Burlingame, and not our state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo.

Defibrillators Being Installed On San Jose’s School Campuses

October 13, 2016

KPIX 5 — Thousands of students and staff are expected to benefit as lifesaving defibrillators are being installed in South Bay schools.

Editorial: What We Don't Know About Superbugs Could Kill Us

October 12, 2016

Los Angeles Times: The United Nations General Assembly sounded the alarm last month on superbugs, antibiotic-resistant organisms that are cropping up with disturbing frequency around the world and rendering formerly tamed foes into new threats.

Bertha Sanchez Remembered by Community

October 11, 2016

Daily Journal: From working as an emergency room nurse to passionately advocating for the community, Bertha Sanchez was remembered by San Mateo officials and residents who shared fond memories of her after her death Friday morning.

Hospitals in California Would Have to Report Superbug Infections Under Planned Legislation

October 10, 2016

Los Angeles Times: State Sen. Jerry Hill said Monday that he plans to introduce a bill to require California hospitals to report when patients are infected with lethal superbugs.

CNN Investigation Leads to New Security Guard Regulations

October 07, 2016

A CNN investigation into the lack of oversight of private armed security guards has led to a tough new law cracking down on the industry.

Jerry Brown Admits Delta Tunnels is "Unpopular" as Legislators Slam Project

October 06, 2016 On the same day that Governor Jerry Brown jokingly praised former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for saddling him with the Delta Tunnels and other “unpopular policies,” four Northern California Congress Members and twelve state legislators issued letters strongly opposing the tunnels project.

Santa Clara County Sheriff Issues Gun Vaults For Deputies

October 05, 2016

NBC Bay Area: Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies will receive department-issued gun vaults to be installed in their personal vehicles to ensure the safe storage of their firearms, Sheriff Laurie Smith announced.