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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

IndyBay.org: 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.

New Law Lets Young Adult Offenders Serve Time in Juvenile Detention

October 05, 2016

Mountain View Voice: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Friday authorizing a three-year pilot program that will give young adult offenders the chance to access educational and support services in the juvenile justice system.

Governor Signs Mandatory Prison Bill for Brock Turner-Type Sex Assault

September 30, 2016

Mercury News: Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday inspired by the Turner case, removing the provision in state law that treated sexual assault as a less severe crime if the victim was unconscious.

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs PUC Reform Bills, Critics Urge Further Changes

September 29, 2016

Mercury News: Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed five bills stemming from the deadly San Bruno explosion to reform the state Public Utilities Commission, including one requiring greater transparency and accountability from the beleaguered agency.