Jerry Brown

Invited guests sign segments of railroad track during a groundbreaking ceremony for a bullet train station Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 in Fresno, Calif. The train could cost taxpayers 50 percent more than estimated. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

California’s bullet train is hurtling toward multibillion-dollar overrun, report says

LOS ANGELES — California’s bullet train could cost taxpayers 50 percent more…

 

Under Governor Jerry Brown’s “by right” housing bill, developers of large housing developments would be able to circumvent local approval and environmental review. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can San Francisco afford Gov. Brown’s ‘by right’ housing bill?

As an attorney, I have raised environmental challenges to housing projects. I…

 

Above, a rendering of a possible hydrogen cell fueled ferry boat being studied for use on San Francisco Bay. A proposal to build a hydrogen refueling station on Port property could be used to fuel ferries like that as well as the expected increase of hydrogen-fueled vehicles on the road. It would be the first hydrogen fueling station in San Francisco. (Courtesy Sandia National Laboratories)

SF Port may locate hydrogen fueling station at Pier 54

A hydrogen fueling station may operate on a Port of San Francisco…

 

Gov. Jerry Brown’s “by right” trailer bill is intended to streamline the process of building new housing, but some members of the Board of Supervisors and some building trades and environmental groups oppose the bill, arguing it could strip away environmental review and harm low-income renters. (Ryan McNulty/Special to SF Examiner)

Gov. Brown’s housing plan riling up politics in SF and beyond

Time is running out for Gov. Jerry Brown to approve his housing…

Gov. Jerry Brown’s “by right” trailer bill is intended to streamline the process of building new housing, but some members of the Board of Supervisors and some building trades and environmental groups oppose the bill, arguing it could strip away environmental review and harm low-income renters. (Ryan McNulty/Special to SF Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mayor’s veto could improve housing

There’s a high-stakes chess game playing out in the state Capitol that…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
(Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

State bill allows CCSF to earn back enrollment funding

For the next five years, City College of San Francisco will have…

(Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Jerry Brown’s housing proposal aligns California with nearly every other state by granting “by-right” approval for proposed housing if it conforms to the local general plan, zoning and design review ordinances. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Why San Francisco needs the governor’s housing bill

Recently in this paper, Cindy Wu and Sue Vaughan mislead San Franciscans…

Gov. Jerry Brown’s housing proposal aligns California with nearly every other state by granting “by-right” approval for proposed housing if it conforms to the local general plan, zoning and design review ordinances. (Eric Risberg/AP)
In this May 18, 2016, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures during a community event in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Gov. Jerry Brown looks to extend climate-change efforts

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown has launched a campaign to extend…

In this May 18, 2016, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures during a community event in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Gov. Jerry Brown’s “by right development” process would prevent cities from micromanaging individual construction projects that already comply with existing city zoning and other development standards. (Courtesy photo)

How Sacramento can make San Francisco affordable again

San Francisco is too small to build or legislate its way out…

Gov. Jerry Brown’s “by right development” process would prevent cities from micromanaging individual construction projects that already comply with existing city zoning and other development standards. (Courtesy photo)
California state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, addresses the Senate in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Lawmakers approve $122 billion California budget

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Wednesday approved a state budget that boosts…

California state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, addresses the Senate in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

State tax credit for third California electric car company

SACRAMENTO — A state board has approved $10 million in tax credits…

Vivian Thorp, right, sits beside her daughters Zosia Scislowski, and Janina Scislowski, right, Tuesday at their home in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

California budget to eliminate contentious welfare policy

SACRAMENTO — The governor of California has given in to liberal lawmakers…

Vivian Thorp, right, sits beside her daughters Zosia Scislowski, and Janina Scislowski, right, Tuesday at their home in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The redemption story of Eddy Zheng, a reformed convict who was arrested at 16 and spent nearly 20 years in prison, incidates that something is working in our society. (Courtesy photos)

Crime and Punishment: The Eddy Zheng story

‘A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad…

The redemption story of Eddy Zheng, a reformed convict who was arrested at 16 and spent nearly 20 years in prison, incidates that something is working in our society. (Courtesy photos)
Gov. Jerry Brown’s support of Assembly Bill 2501 tips the scales toward developers and Realtors so they don’t have to negotiate with dumb community people who don’t even wear suits. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

‘By right’ done wrong

Negotiations are underway in Sacramento over housing. Here’s what’s up. San Francisco…

Gov. Jerry Brown’s support of Assembly Bill 2501 tips the scales toward developers and Realtors so they don’t have to negotiate with dumb community people who don’t even wear suits. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
In this Jan. 9. 2016, file photo Gov. Jerry Brown discusses the increase in school funding in the past four years as he unveils his proposed state budget plan at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Gov. Jerry Brown preps California budget revision amid tighter revenue

SACRAMENTO — As Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to release his revised state…

In this Jan. 9. 2016, file photo Gov. Jerry Brown discusses the increase in school funding in the past four years as he unveils his proposed state budget plan at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
In this 2015 file photo, Bruce Schillin exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at the Vapor Spot in Sacramento.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

SACRAMENTO — The governor of California on Wednesday approved raising the legal…

In this 2015 file photo, Bruce Schillin exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at the Vapor Spot in Sacramento.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Deadline looms for Gov. Jerry Brown to act on tobacco age

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on…

In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California to Florida: We’re better, and stop the stunts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — California's governor is ripping into Florida Gov. Rick Scott…

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday to increase time-off pay for employees who must leave work to care for their family. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Gov. Jerry Brown OKs increased pay during family leave

SACRAMENTO — Continuing a wave of expanding labor policy reforms aimed at…

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday to increase time-off pay for employees who must leave work to care for their family. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
California Gov. Jerry Brown is surrounded by unidentified SEIU workers after signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California, New York enact US-highest $15 minimum wages

LOS ANGELES — California and New York acted Monday to gradually push…

California Gov. Jerry Brown is surrounded by unidentified SEIU workers after signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)