In the News

February 24, 2010

The San Mateo Daily Journal

Gathering opinions on high-speed rail and its impact on the Peninsula may seem like herding cats. But the office of Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, tried to do just that with a Monday bus tour of the local rail line with elected officials from a variety of cities and Curt Pringle, the chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority and mayor of Anaheim.

February 06, 2010

The San Mateo Daily Journal

Red hearts and glitter filled the tables in the dining room of the South San Francisco Adult Day Program yesterday while participants created festive notes for Valentine’s Day.

Mary Louise Chavez finished hers by simply writing “Happy Valentine’s Day,” and signing her name.

“It will go to a soldier,” she said, “or a sailor.”

February 02, 2010

San Francisco Business Times

January 27, 2010


Bay Area Assembly members Jerry Hill and Mary Hayashi announced new legislation Wednesday that would require high school students who get a concussion while playing sports to obtain a doctor's note before returning to the playing field.

December 31, 2009

The Sacramento Bee

By Torey Van Oot

Assemblyman Jerry Hill was shocked when he read reports that a San Mateo man was arrested for drunken driving after officers grabbing a cup of coffee watched him drive the wrong direction into the parking lot and stumble into the shop.

But Hill was even more shocked to learn that the man had been allowed back behind the wheel after eight previous DUI convictions.

December 31, 2009

The Daily Journal

By Bill Silverfarb

A state lawmaker is taking a tough stance against drunken drivers and will introduce legislation next week that will give judges the ability to permanently revoke a driver’s license after three offenses.

December 29, 2009

San Mateo County Times

By Mike Rosenberg
San Mateo County Times

Condemning a legal system that allowed two Peninsula residents to rack up nine DUIs each, a Bay Area legislator today will announce a bill that would give California judges the power to permanently revoke licenses of drunken drivers after three convictions.

September 21, 2009

San Mateo County Times

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — California should explore tax incentives and other measures to keep biotechnology companies like Genentech from moving parts of their operations to other states or countries, those in the industry and lawmakers said Monday.

September 04, 2009

The Daily Journal

By Michelle Durand

Thousands of San Mateo County children — and hundreds of thousands statewide — had their health insurance saved yesterday by bipartisan legislation raising revenue by taxing companies that manage Medi-Cal plans.

Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, a nonprofit that advocates for California children, praised politicians’ ability to set aside partisanship in favor of children’s best interest.

December 24, 2008

The Daily Journal

By Heather Murtagh

Heather Murtagh/Daily Journal
Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, gives a duck away at Samaritan House yesterday.

Ensuring each child had a gift to open this holiday was an uphill battle for many nonprofits that experienced a recent outpouring of donations which means the goal will be met.