Mercury News: In the wake of last weekend's limousine fire that killed five women, California Public Utilities Commission members on Thursday called for tighter safety regulations, including annual inspections and rules governing how stretch limos are built.
San Mateo Patch: Law enforcement officials, political leaders and community members will gather on Friday, May 17, at a ceremony naming the rest area on Highway 280 just past the Doran Bridge after a fallen California Highway Patrol officer.
San Jose Mercury News: The limousine that burst into flames on the San Mateo Bridge, killing five women, wasn't required to undergo a state safety inspection -- or even carry a fire-extinguisher -- under the regulations that are supposed to ensure the thousands of limos on California's roads are safe.
San Francisco Chronicle: The deaths of five women in a blaze that engulfed a limousine on the San Mateo Bridge has focused attention on a transportation service that is entering its peak season of proms and weddings, and there were calls Tuesday for expanded oversight and mandatory inspections of the vehicles.
KQED Forum: California regulators want to penalize PG&E $2.25 billion for the 2010 San Bruno gas line explosion that killed eight people and injured 66. Senator Jerry Hill, San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane, attorney Marcel Hawiger of TURN and California Public Utilities Commissioner Mike Florio discuss the proposed penalty and what has changed since the deadly blast with KQED's Michael Krasny on Forum.
San Mateo Daily Journal: Most Americans probably don’t think twice when they read a label that says, “Made in the USA” They assume the product is made domestically. What they don’t realize is that the meaning of “Made in the USA” is up for debate.
Sacramento Bee: Legislators are turning up the heat on the California Public Utilities Commission, withholding money and lambasting the state agency over the past few months for failing to prioritize its core mission of ensuring safe and reliable utility service.