In the News

December 20, 2013

Daily Journal: The California Public Utilities Commission ordered Pacific Gas and Electric yesterday to pay $14.3 million for faulty record keeping related to a San Carlos gas pipeline and also unanimously gave the utility approval to increase pressure in that same line.

December 19, 2013

Daily Journal: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, announced Tuesday his plans to introduce a bill to phase out the use of antibiotics in California farm animals when the legislature reconvenes Jan. 6.

December 13, 2013

Daily Journal: If you thought the activity out of Sacramento in 2013 was interesting, 2014 should be even more full tilt with several California ballot measures planned for November, a gubernatorial election and upcoming budget battles.

December 05, 2013

Half Moon Bay Review: Thanks are due to everyone who played a part in making California safer for native mountain lions. It’s very rare that a tragedy like that which played out in Half Moon Bay on Dec. 1, 2012, comes to a satisfying conclusion a year later.

December 02, 2013

Mercury News: A year after two starving mountain lion cubs were shot to death in this picturesque beach town, a host of officials and wildlife advocates gathered Sunday to celebrate a new law to protect and rescue the animals.

November 18, 2013

KTVU, Channel 2: More than three years after the deadly PG&E San Bruno explosion, state legislators are still trying to figure out the mindset of the California Public Utilities Commission, the regulatory agency frequently accused of being too cozy with the utility.

November 18, 2013

Oakland Tribune: Experts with the same regulatory agency disagreed Monday about whether a PG&E natural gas pipeline beneath San Carlos is safe to resume operations at full pressure, raising fresh questions about potential hazards linked to the pipe.

October 31, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle: Pacific Gas and Electric Co. should pay a $6.75 million fine for delaying the disclosure of record-keeping flaws on a San Carlos gas pipeline that were "distressingly similar" to problems that contributed to the San Bruno gas line disaster of 2010, a regulatory judge ruled Wednesday.

October 28, 2013

Oakland Tribune: The state Public Utilities Commission -- the primary regulator of PG&E's natural gas and electricity operations -- has failed to adequately emphasize safety, according to a harshly critical state legislative report released Monday in San Carlos.

October 14, 2013

San Mateo Daily Journal: At age 68, with years of community and military service under his belt, Chaplain Leo McArdle was named Veteran of the Year by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo last week.