State Senator Mark Desaulnier

Construction workers on the deck of the new Bay Bridge eastern span as a strand of the self-anchored suspension span cable is put into place. (CBS)

Bay Bridge’s New Eastern Span Safety At Center Of Next Week’s State Senate Hearings

Despite reports in the Sacramento Bee that a state inspector falsified some test results, Caltrans insists repeated testing of the new Bay Bridge’s eastern span concrete foundation will show it is safe.


A foreclosed Stockton home. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Introduces Bill To Clarify Foreclosure Process

Bay Area residents whose homes are headed for foreclosure may get legislative relief. A new bill authored by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier would, according to supporters, greatly simplify the process for homeowners.


Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Lawmaker Pushing Long-Term California Rail Plan

High-speed rail is on its way to California even though polls show that a majority of residents don’t want it. Now, State senator Mark DeSaulnier of Concord said that he believes there should be a comprehensive rail plan in place to guide future decisions.


Mark DeSaulnier

State Lawmaker Pushes To Delay MTC Oakland-To-SF Move

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier wants to put the brakes on a move by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission from Oakland to San Francisco.