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State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Granting Public Access To Martins Beach In San Mateo Moves Forward

A bill that would restore public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County has cleared one of the last major obstacles in Sacramento on Thursday despite the property owner’s efforts to lobby against the legislation.

08/15/2014

A composite image from the mugshots.com website shows a photo removal application along with suspects' mugshots. (www.mugshots.com)

California Bill Would Ban ‘Extortion’ By Mugshot Websites Seeking Payment To Remove Suspect Photos

A bill that would ban profit making off mugshots is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. There are at least 80 Internet companies that post mugshots and then offer to remove them for a price.

08/05/2014

San Bruno Explosion

State Senator Says PG&E Trying To Get Away With Murder; Emails Following Deadly 2010 San Bruno Explosion Examined

The City of San Bruno is making their case against what they call a cozy relationship between PG&E and its regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission, after the city obtained emails following the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion.

07/28/2014

Refinery at Sunrise

Valero Confirms Plans For Crude Oil By Rail At Benicia Community Meeting

On the day a Bay Area state senator was voicing concerns over the transport of crude oil by rail, the Valero refinery in Benicia has announced at a community meeting it wants to do just that.

03/25/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Rail Safety Of Bay Area Oil Shipments Doubted

Last summer’s oil train accident in Quebec that killed 47 people has lawmakers and others in the Bay Area concerned that it could happen here as volume of crude oil and other petroleum products arriving from North Dakota and Canada to local refineries is surging.

03/24/2014

A police officer walks by an entrance to a PG&E substation in San Jose, May 22, 2012. (CBS)

San Jose Substation Attack Prompts Bill Requiring Utility Firms To Beef Up Security

An attack on a San Jose substation last year prompted a Peninsula lawmaker to propose legislation on Monday requiring PG&E and its regulators to come up with sufficient security protocols.

03/10/2014

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Tossed San Mateo Test Scores Inspire 2014 ‘There Oughta Be A Law’ Bill

A new law is being proposed in California, after hundreds of advanced placement test scores were invalidated due to testing irregularities at Mills High School in Millbrae.

01/24/2014

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Senate Committee Probes California Public Utilities Commission Over Safety

A state senate subcommittee will probe the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday in San Francisco about it’s perceived lack of safety enforcement in the years since the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

11/18/2013

Cellphone camera image of a burning 1999 Lincoln Town Car limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Limo Safety Law In Wake Of Deadly Fire

A bill that aims to improve safety for limousine passengers in the wake of a fatal limousine tragedy that killed five women on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge earlier this year was signed into law Friday.

10/12/2013

Cellphone camera image of a burning 1999 Lincoln Town Car limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Limousine Safety Bill Clears Key Assembly Vote

SB 338 would require more inspections of vehicle, and order limos with a seating capacity of fewer than 10 people to carry a fire extinguisher onboard. Stretch limos with a capacity of more than 10 already have such a requirement.

08/30/2013

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