Jerry Hill

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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Lawmaker Hopes Prosecutors Act Before San Bruno Explosion Statute Expires

Sept. 9 will mark three years since the devastating pipeline explosion that rocked San Bruno; it will also be the final day for San Mateo County prosecutors and the State of California to file criminal charges against the utility for the deadly 2010 incident that claimed 8 lives, injured many, and leveled entire homes.

08/27/2013

A mountain lion. (usbr.gov)

Calif. Bill Would Encourage Relocation Of Mountain Lions

California would relocate more troublesome mountain lions instead of killing them under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

08/26/2013

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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

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