Noreen Evans

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies in Santa Rosa on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Lawmakers Advance New Rules For Toy Guns After Santa Rosa Teen’s Death

BB guns and pellet guns would have to look clearly different from those that fire bullets to be sold in California under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate in response to several recent shooting tragedies involving children.

01/28/2014

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Billionaire Environmentalist To Push California Lawmakers For Oil Tax

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said Monday that he will launch a campaign next year urging California lawmakers to approve taxes on companies that extract oil in the state.

12/16/2013

A construction crew prepares a Bay Area roadway. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Lawmakers Take Aim At California’s Environmental Policy

An effort to water down one of California’s landmark environmental laws is moving forward in Sacramento.

02/26/2013

Sonoma Coast State Park (California State Parks)

Bay Area Lawmakers Unveil Budget Proposal To Prevent State Park Closures

State Senators Joe Simitian and Noreen Evans unveiled a budget plan Tuesday to prevent 70 state parks from closing in July.

05/08/2012

New Limits On California Crab Fishing Proposed

The Bay Area is seeing one of its best crab seasons in years, but the initial rush has one state legislator looking to set limits on the number of traps allowed.

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