Alex Padilla

Money Remains Largest Obstacle For California’s Earthquake Early Warning SystemCalifornia has been working on an earthquake early warning system for over a year and at San Francisco City Hall, there is one state senator who wants to know when instituting the program can begin.
Sonoma County Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect; Statewide Ban Bill Sits On Governor’s Desk Sonoma County joins the growing list of jurisdictions in the State of California to impose a ban on plastic shopping bags. The ban went into effect on Monday.
Support For Campaign Reform Legislation In Sacramento Ebbs After ScandalsEthics reform legislation in Sacramento, that appeared to be a priority after the arrest of Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee from San Francisco and the additional scandals of two other senators last spring ago, has dissipated.
KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA Poll Finds Brown Retains Wide Lead, GOP Race For Governor TighteningWhile Gov. Jerry Brown retains a huge lead less than two weeks before the June 3rd primary election, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll shows the race to be the governor's challenger in November appears to be tightening.
California State Senate Approves Self-Driving Car RegulationsState lawmakers are anticipating the day when self-driving vehicles navigate California’s roads guided by radar and GPS systems instead of human hands on the steering wheel.
Bill To Override BART Cell Phone Policy Speeds Through California LegislatureA bill to require that Bay Area Rapid Transit and other government agencies seek a court order before blocking cell phone access could reach the floor of the California Senate before the end of April.
Google, State Lawmaker Push For Rules On Driverless CarsCalifornia is following on the heels of Nevada, which earlier in 2012 became the first state in the country to unveil requirements for autonomous vehicles traveling on its public roadways.