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January 10, 2014 Those who collect data with automatic license plate readers would be prohibited from selling or sharing it except among law enforcement agencies, under a bill introduced Friday by a Bay Area state senator.

January 10, 2014

The Almanac: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has introduced a bill that would prevent law enforcement agencies from selling data gathered by license-plate-reading cameras to private parties such as parking and car-repossession companies.

January 08, 2014

Palo Alto Weekly: Midtown Palo Alto resident Annette Glanckopf Ashton will receive the 13th Senate District Community Champion award on Jan. 11 for her tireless work toward community disaster preparedness and bringing the community together, State Senator Jerry Hill's office said.

January 07, 2014

Los Angeles Times: The state Senate's Environmental Quality Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Department of Toxic Substances Control's oversight of hazardous waste operations in California, officials announced Tuesday.

January 06, 2014

Half Moon Bay Review: Entering a feud between public health and agriculture interests, state Sen. Jerry Hill is proposing a statewide ban on the widespread practice of giving farm animals antibiotics without a medical need for doing so.

January 03, 2014

KLIV NBC News Radio: A new bill from local State Senator Jerry Hill aims to bar certain kind of political spending and increase transparency.

January 03, 2014

Sacramento Bee: The Legislature was in recess when revelations from the FBI's corruption investigation of state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, hit in late October. With the new legislative year beginning Monday, lawmakers may be ready to deal with the fallout.

January 01, 2014

Daily Republic: If there’s one main reason behind the distrust many Californians feel for government and elected officials at all levels, it may be the way special interests regularly pour millions of dollars into election campaigns while managing to hide their identities.

December 25, 2013

The Almanac: The bad news for Menlo Park parents whose children will turn 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2 of next year is that neither the Las Lomitas nor Menlo Park City districts plans to offer the transitional kindergarten programs that all other local districts provide...There is, however, a sliver of hope for these parents.

December 24, 2013

Mercury News: It seems simple enough: To be labeled as "Made in America," a product sold in California must include only components manufactured and assembled in this nation.