In the News

December 06, 2014

Sacramento Bee: The Feather River north of Sacramento serves as a life source for California, providing drinking water to millions of residents as far south as Los Angeles and helping irrigate nearly 1 million acres of farmland. To accomplish its task, the river first runs a gantlet – snaking through a steep canyon in the shadows of a busy freight rail line with a history of derailments.

December 06, 2014

Daily Journal: A San Mateo County judge issued a final ruling Friday ordering public access for Martin’s Beach, the Half Moon Bay property that has been subject to a litany of lawsuits and legal wrangling after the owner shut a gate leading to it.

December 04, 2014

Half Moon Bay Review Think you can’t influence lawmakers in Sacramento? Just ask Half Moon Bay’s Eda Cook.

December 02, 2014 A prominent critic of the state’s readiness to respond to potential crude-by-rail accidents wants Gov. Jerry Brown to impose a moratorium on oil trains traveling through Northern California’s Feather River Canyon and more than a dozen other sections of railroad throughout the state.

December 02, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Sen. Jerry Hill on Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt the transport of crude oil on trains and other hazardous materials “through our most treacherous passes.”

November 30, 2014

Patch: Got a great idea for a new state law, or maybe there’s one you think should be off the books? Entries are being accepted for state Senator Jerry Hill’s seventh annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for bill ideas from constituents.

November 25, 2014

ABC 7 KGO:For all the holiday cheer, this time of year is also known for something else -- drunk driving.

November 24, 2014

Daily Journal: The passage of Proposition 2 in November was heralded by supporters for its creation of a state rainy day fund, but language within capping reserves for individual school districts in certain years is generating concern among administrators who contend the money held there helps get through periods of uncertainty.

November 23, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle: The UC Regents’ controversial tuition increase has just made it harder for the state’s struggling middle class to get a four-year degree from California’s most renowned public university, but there is some good news.

November 23, 2014

CBS San Francisco: Phil Matier talks with state Senator Jerry Hill who believes that Bay Area emergency crews are not properly prepared to handle the hundreds of tanker trains bringing shale crude oil from the Dakotas to local refineries.