San Francisco Chronicle: Mountain lions that wander into backyards or other human- populated areas would get a reprieve from state game wardens under a bill introduced Friday by a Peninsula state senator.
Daily Journal: Gov. Jerry Brown announced that “California is back” in his State of the State address yesterday morning and local lawmakers serving in Sacramento agree, although they cautioned the state must stay true to Brown’s call of exercising fiscal restraint.
CBS SF Bay Area: Less than two months after state game wardens fatally shot two mountain lion cubs in Half Moon Bay, environmentalists, politicians and the public are pushing for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop new standards for handling cougars that come into contact with humans.
Foster City Patch, San Mateo Patch and Half Moon Bay Patch: Following the fatal shooting of two mountain lion cubs in a Half Moon Bay neighborhood last year, Sen. Jerry Hill plans to introduce legislation that would urge state officials to use nonlethal options when responding to similar incidents.
Half Moon Bay Review: State Sen. Jerry Hill intends to put forward legislation ordering state wardens to avoid using lethal force on mountain lions, almost two months after a pair of cubs were shot and killed in Half Moon Bay. Hill’s office announced the new legislation in the press release sent out Thursday afternoon.
CBS Sacramento: CBS13 recently reported that more stores are tracking returns in an attempt to weed out fraud, which the industry claims is a $17 billion problem annually. But the practice raises question about the data being collected and how it is used.
Daily Journal: With California cutting more than $40 billion from its budget these past two years, lawmakers welcomed a balanced budget from Gov. Jerry Brown.“The budget is balanced on the generosity of the voters,” state Sen. Jerry Hill told the Daily Journal.
Pacifica Tribune: On Saturday, Jan. 19, 2012, State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, 13th State Senate District, will be the guest speaker at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Pacifica-Daly City Democrats. The meeting is open to the public.