Paul Fong

San Francisco City College (CBS)

Assembly Looks To Stabilize Funding For Struggling CCSF

With City College of San Francisco facing reduced enrollment as it struggles to maintain its accreditation status, a state assemblyman has proposed legislation that could help stabilize the school’s funding.


A Great White Shark (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Great White Sharks Nearing Endangered Species Protection

The most feared predator in the ocean received new protections Wednesday when a California commission decided the great white shark should be studied as a potential endangered species.


Cupertino gas, leak, explosion

New Bill Would Force CPUC To Follow Pipeline Safety Guidelines

The California Public Utilities Commission could soon be under more pressure to address pipeline safety issues in the wake of a number of natural gas explosions. A new bill introduced by Assemblymen Paul Fong and Jerry Hill would require mandatory implementation of NTSB safety recommendations.


Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

Gov. Brown Signs Ban On Shark Fin Trade

California’s governor has signed a bill banning the sale, trade or possession of shark fins, joining several other states in trying to protect the dwindling shark population.


Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

California Assembly Votes To Ban Shark Fin Sales

The state Assembly has come to the defense of endangered sharks targeted by fishermen who amputate their fins and toss the live sharks back into the ocean.

CBS San Francisco–05/23/2011

Few Turning Out For Early Voting

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill For June 2012 Presidential Primary

A bill to bump next year’s presidential primary in California from February to June and save the state about $100 million in election costs has passed the state Assembly.

CBS San Francisco–04/11/2011

Few Turning Out For Early Voting

California Could Save Money By Moving Primary – Again

California lawmakers were poised this week to consider a bill that would return California’s presidential primary to a later date – a move that could save the cash-strapped state millions of dollars.


Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

California Legislation Would Ban Sale Of Shark Fin

Less than one week after Chinese New Year, California legislators have introduced a bill to ban the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins used in a traditional soup.

CBS San Francisco–02/14/2011


Silicon Valley Assemblyman: State Can’t Keep Raising College Tuition

A key legislative committee in Sacramento Tuesday will look at making huge cuts at the state’s public universities, and one Silicon Valley Assemblyman said higher education will have to bite the bullet.