In the News

March 18, 2015

Reveal: California lawmakers set the stage today for potential broad changes to security guard regulations, asking tough questions about enforcement and oversight of the state’s growing security guard industry.

March 17, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: UC Berkeley’s public policy school has changed its mind and decided not to accept more than $30,000 raised at a tribute dinner for the embattled former president of the state Public Utilities Commission, the university said Tuesday.

March 13, 2015

Mercury News: Potentially signaling stricter oversight of Northern California's largest utility, state regulators Friday proposed to fine PG&E $1.6 billion for the failures that led to the fatal gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, a significant increase from an earlier proposal.

March 12, 2015

ABC 7 News: Work to better secure PG&E's Metcalf substation in San Jose is almost complete. There is now better lighting, more barriers, and more security guards.

March 10, 2015

Sacramento Bee: California officials detailed plans Tuesday to ensure that wells exposed to potentially harmful oil-field wastewater comply with federal drinking water standards.

March 09, 2015

Daily Journal: A large crowd of friends, fans, and elected officials turned out to toast state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, at the League of Women Voters of Central and North San Mateo County last month. The league was also celebrating its 95th birthday.

March 08, 2015

The Record/ Opponents of an artificial turf field project have been making the rounds at Borough Council and school board meetings where they continue to raise concerns about safety risks potentially associated with the crumb-rubber base of synthetic fields.

March 03, 2015

Mercury News: As superintendent of MetroED and the largest Career Technical Education center in Northern California, I often visit with legislators in Sacramento to discuss the future of these programs. Last year, I was disappointed that many CTE programs were in danger of closing at the end of the school year due to the new Local Control Funding Formula and a lack of dedicated funds.

March 02, 2015

Palo Alto Weekly: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County, has introduced a bill that would require local governments to take public comment before implementing cellphone intercept technology, according to a Feb. 27 announcement.

February 27, 2015

Daily Journal: With Californians reportedly spending disproportionate amounts of their income on housing and a growing scarcity of affordable places to live in the Bay Area, local legislators are cautiously optimistic about a package of legislation proposed to address the statewide crisis.