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Jerry Hill

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California Debates Enhancing Parental Rights For Sperm Donors

The rights of California sperm donors were put into law 20 years ago. Now a Bay Area state legislator is involved in revising those rules with a new bill to be presented in Sacramento on Tuesday.

08/13/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Limo Fire Mourners Asked Not To Place Memorials On San Mateo Bridge

The California Highway Patrol is asking those who want to honor the five women who were killed in a limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last Saturday to refrain from putting memorial items on the bridge.

05/09/2013

Limousine Burning

Limousine Fire Prompts Questions About Safety Regulations

While the cause of Saturday night’s fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge remains under investigation, questions are now being raised over how the limo industry is regulated.

05/07/2013

California High-Speed Rail

Bill Ties Caltrain Modernization To High-Speed Rail Construction

A proposal unveiled by State Senator Jerry Hill on Friday would tie together the future of Caltrain and high-speed rail in the state.

02/22/2013

A mountain lion cub. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Calif. Officials Seek New Mountain Lion Policy After Cubs Killed

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.

01/24/2013

A driver under suspicion of DUI undergoes a Breathalyzer test. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area State Senator Pushing Ignition Lock Devices For Repeat DUI Offenders

A Bay Area state senator has proposed blood alcohol testing devices that lock car ignitions for repeat DUI offenders.

12/28/2012

San Bruno gas pipeline blast

PG&E Customers To Foot $299 Million In Pipeline Safety Costs

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rates are set to increase by $299 million to help pay for pipeline inspection and upgrade costs in the wake of the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.

12/20/2012

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

San Bruno Blast Survivors Call For New Leadership At CPUC

Several survivors of the pipeline explosion that devastated a San Bruno neighborhood offered emotional testimony Thursday calling on state regulators to reopen public hearings to determine how much Pacific Gas and Electric will pay for its role in the tragedy.

10/11/2012

Workers talk as they stand next to burned homes near the epicenter of the gas line explosion September 24, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Suspends San Bruno Explosion Hearings For Closed-Door Negotiations

A California judge has approved a request to suspend public hearings and hold closed-door negotiations on fines to be levied after a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.

10/08/2012

Caltrain, San Francisco station

Caltrain Receives First Chunk Of CA High Speed Rail Bond Money

Caltrain has received its first big chunk of high-speed rail bond money, which will be used to electrify and modernize the system.

09/27/2012

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