Joe Simitian

Wind generators (AP)

California Senate Approves Rules For Renewable Energy

The state Senate has approved a law setting rules for how utilities can meet the state’s ambitious goal to draw a third of their power from alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal within 10 years.

CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011

Solar Panels (AP)

California Lawmakers Promote Clean Energy Standards

The California Legislature’s Democratic leaders on Wednesday promised quick passage of measures they said will position the state as the national leader in developing clean energy alternatives and green jobs.

CBS San Francisco–02/02/2011


Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks More Privacy Protections For Consumers

California consumers could soon be afforded more privacy protection. Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has authored a bill that would strengthen notification requirements.



New California Law To Punish People Who Steal Online Identities

Starting in January, impersonating someone online could mean jail time or a hefty fine.


Bringing the Delta Back to Life

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS) _ The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta continues to struggle, but a new report is looking to make changes and help breathe some life into the water system.