A state law containing stricter guidelines for natural gas pipeline operators is set to take effect on Jan. 1.
Assembly Bill 56 by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will require utilities to install remote-controlled shut-off valves on pipelines that run through highly populated areas. Read More
Pacifica and Burlingame voters appeared to pass separate parcel tax measures on Tuesday, based on unofficial results, to raise funds to run their school districts.Both parcel taxes aim to raise money for school operations at a time when state funding has dwindled. Read More
Pacifica and Burlingame school districts both have parcel tax measures on November’s ballot. In both cases, the goal is to raise money to run the schools at a time when costs are rising and state funding for education could decline further. Read More
Two Bay Area lawmakers announced new legislation Thursday that would require state natural gas regulators to take action on safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Assemblymen Jerry Hill and Paul Fong discussed the new legislation this morning at the Northwest Square complex in Cupertino.
In August, a natural gas leak from a 2-inch plastic pipe was believed to have caused a fire in one of the complex's 400 units. Read More
Assemblyman Jerry Hill was in San Bruno on Tuesday morning to promote state legislation that would impose stricter regulations on natural gas providers.
Hill, whose district includes San Bruno, held a news conference in the city's Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood to outline the details of Assembly Bill 56, which would require utilities to install automatic shutoff valves on pipelines in highly populated areas. Read More
Jarom Vahai of San Bruno was blown up five times in Iraq. The 33-year-old ex-Marine has brain trauma, severe nerve damage and walks with a cane. He has seen some 80 of his friends die in U.S. wars. Now he wants to help veterans, many of them emotionally traumatized or physically disabled, to find jobs — but not just any jobs.
Vahai’s vision is to make the Bay Area a hot spot for veterans who need jobs and want to fight a new kind of battle: the battle against oil. Read More
A local legislator is working to draw California into a growing interstate compact that, if successful, would rework the elctoral college and elect the president based solely on the popular vote.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced AB 459 with the backing of Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert. The legislation, if signed into state law, would alter how California administers its 55 Electoral College votes. Read More
A once budding San Carlos entrepreneur who was convicted 25 years ago of killing his ex-fiancée was denied parole Monday after top Peninsula officials penned letters opposing his release.San Mateo Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Assemblyman Jerry Hill and Judge Quentin Kopp were among those wanting to keep 55-year-old Craig Anderson locked up for the grisly high-profile murder, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
A settlement characterized by critics as a "backroom deal" between PG&E and its regulator was blasted in a hearing Monday, both for its content and how it came to be.
Among the harshest critics were members of the commission being asked to approve the deal next month. If they don’t do so, PG&E could be forced to defend itself against contempt charges. Read More
Mayor Jim Ruane and Assemblyman Jerry Hill will join Glenview neighborhood residents for the opening of the San Bruno Resource and Recovery Center to serve those affected by the gas pipeline explosion on Sep. 9, 2010.The American Red Cross created the center, located at 458 San Mateo Ave. in downtown San Bruno, to provide ongoing and long-term support for the community, agency officials said. Read More