In the News

August 13, 2014

Daily Journal: The state Senate voted 36-0 Monday to approve Senate Bill 915, which would create an expedited timeline for investigations and subsequent new testing for Advanced Placement exams if there are irregularities that cause the scores to be canceled.

August 11, 2014

Daily Journal: Those affected by the invalidation of hundreds of Advanced Placement exams because of a seating mistake at Mills High School in Millbrae were pleased by the bill’s passage in the Assembly...

August 08, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Recent years have not been kind to the California Public Utilities Commission. Two high-profile disasters—the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, which killed eight, and the shutdown last year of the San Onofre nuclear power plant—have turned the spotlight on its oversight of the state's two biggest utilities, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, which owns the pipeline, and Southern California Edison, which owns San Onofre. The PUC doesn't come out shining in either case.

August 08, 2014

Daily Journal: Legislation responding to hundreds of invalidated Advanced Placement exams because of a seating mistake at Mills High School in Millbrae last year passed the state Assembly 75-0 Thursday.

August 07, 2014

Half Moon Bay Review: The Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to make it illegal for websites to charge Californians to have their arrest mug shots removed. Such for-profit websites represent “a growing shakedown” that seeks to extort hundreds or thousands of dollars from people who have been arrested.

August 06, 2014

San Mateo County Times: Kudos to state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. He's been dogged in his pursuit of answers in the wake of the 2010 natural gas explosion and fire that devastated a San Bruno neighborhood. Hill hasn't flinched as he has sought to bring a strong measure of justice to those responsible for the disaster.

August 06, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Dogging California’s utilities infrastructure has become a mission for Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, whose district included the deadly San Bruno gas line explosion. Today Hill will preside over a hearing examining the safety of California’s electric grid, citing a spate of powerline-related deaths.

August 05, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle: A cottage industry that profits from posting mug shots - then charging embarrassed people fees to remove them - is facing increasing scrutiny as California could become the latest state to make the practice illegal.

August 05, 2014

Washington Post: A bill passed by the California Senate on Monday would make it illegal for mugshot publishing Web sites to charge fees – often amounting to hundreds of dollars – to remove photos of individuals who have been accused of crimes. The bill will head to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for approval.

August 04, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Website operators would be prohibited from charging Californians a fee to take down booking photos posted on the sites under a bill given final legislative approval Monday by the state Senate.