Marc Levine

Two men make a toast prior to drink a beer (credit: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

California Allows Farmers Market Vendors To Offer Beer Tasting

Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Tuesday he’s signed a bill legalizing beer tasting at farmers markets. It’s the latest in a string of California laws making markets in the nation’s agricultural heartland more booze-friendly.

07/15/2015

A robotic sailboat competes at a competition at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo. (CBS)

Boating Under The Influence? State Assemblyman Authors Boater Safety Bill

A Bay Area member of the state Assembly has authored a bill that would allow law enforcement the right to test the blood of someone they believe may be boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

02/25/2015

Robin Williams performing at the Punch Line in San Francisco, California on October 17th, 2012. (Photo Credit: Alex Stack, via the Punch Line Facebook page)

Tunnels North Of Golden Gate Bridge May Finally Get Named After Robin Williams

State Assemblyman Marc Levine has formally proposed legislation that would name the highway tunnels near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge after Robin Williams. Caltrans maintains they never had an official name.

12/01/2014

An Airsoft pistol (top) is placed alongside a pistol used by Richmond Police. (CBS)

Marin County DA Asks State Legislature To Strengthen Laws For Altered Replica Weapons

Marin County’s district attorney said he wants the state to strengthen laws that address people who disguise replica guns and rifles to look like the real ones—an effort resulting from the recent confrontation between sheriff’s deputies and a 12-year-old boy.

10/29/2014

The southern portal of the Waldo Tunnel in Marin County. (Edward Betts/Wikimedia Commons)

State Assemblyman Working On Legislation To Rename Waldo Tunnel After Robin Williams

State Assemblyman Marc Levine says he’s working on legislation to change the name of Marin’s Waldo Tunnel to the Robin Williams Tunnel.

10/13/2014

Yerba Buena Island Transition

California Legislator Begins Inquiry Over Bay Bridge Contractor Bonuses

A California legislator is launching another official inquiry on Monday regarding the opening the Bay Bridge’s eastern span. This time, the focus is on the bonuses received by contractors for finishing their projects on time or early.

06/10/2013

Cigarette

Bill To Ban Smoking In California Condos, Apartments Defeated

A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in an Assembly committee.

04/17/2013

Protestors hold signs against fracking during a demonstration outside of the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on July 25, 2012 in Sacramento.

State Lawmakers Eye Fracking Regulations With Handful Of Bills

State lawmakers have introduced at least eight bills that would regulate the practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”

03/11/2013