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Jared Huffman

U.S. President Barack Obama signs a proclamation to designate Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in California, a national monument, during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. The executive order will add 1,665 acres of federal land north of Point Arena. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Signs Declaration Protecting 1,600 Acres Of California Coast As National Monument

More than 1,600 acres of beach, river and forest lands along the Mendocino County coast was declared a protected national monument by President Obama at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

03/11/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Demand Change To ‘Unjust And Irrational’ Federal Marijuana Policy

The current federal policy on marijuana “perpetuates an unjust and irrational system,” according to a letter signed by 17 members of congress, including four Bay Area representatives.

02/12/2014

Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

Federal Rule Could Upend Californias’ Shark Fin Ban

Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.

06/28/2013

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Huffman Leads Crowded Field In North Coast Congressional Race

Early returns showed Democratic Assemblyman Jared Huffman leading the field of 12 candidates competing for a U.S. congressional seat encompassing much of the Northern California coast.

06/05/2012

Samuel P Taylor State Park

Marin Lawmaker Pushing Alternative To California Park Closures

Several dozen state parks are scheduled for closure throughout the state in 2012. But a state assemblyman from San Rafael has introduced a bill to stop that from happening.

02/10/2012

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma.)

North Bay Congresswoman Woolsey Announces Retirement

Ten-term Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey announced Monday afternoon she is retiring at the end of her current term.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/27/2011

Castle Rock State Park (www.parks.ca.gov)

Lawmakers Vote To Let Nonprofits Take Over California State Parks

With budget cuts threatening to force the shutdown of 70 California state parks, the state Assembly has unanimously approved legislation making it easier for nonprofit groups to take over operations at some parks.

CBS San Francisco–05/19/2011

Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

California Legislation Would Ban Sale Of Shark Fin

Less than one week after Chinese New Year, California legislators have introduced a bill to ban the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins used in a traditional soup.

CBS San Francisco–02/14/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Marin Lawmaker Proposes Opt Out Bill On Smart Meters

A Marin Assemblyman has introduced a bill that would allow customers to opt out of Pacific Gas and Electric’s Smart Meter program.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/07/2010