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2014/08/27 13:58
2014/08/27 13:58
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It’s a legislative tradition for last-minute policy proposals to crop up in the final weeks of session through the gut-and-amend process, but so far the bills that have emerged are more curious than...
2014/08/27 13:58
2014/08/27 13:58
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2014/08/26 20:21
2014/08/26 20:21
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Drought not nearly as bad as advertised Your "Communities in Brief" item recently on page B3 concerning a sprinkle of rain in Livermore, falsely asserted " ... record-breaking drought ...." The only...
2014/08/26 15:50
2014/08/26 15:50
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SACRAMENTO -- The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this...
2014/08/26 13:22
2014/08/26 13:22
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In May, the state Senate kicked back a measure that would raise corporate taxes on publicly-traded companies that paid chief executives 100 times as much or more as the company's average worker. The...
2014/08/25 23:58
2014/08/25 23:58
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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring disabling “kill switches” on new smartphones, his office announced Monday. The switch, which could render a stolen phone inoperable, was promoted by...
2014/08/23 18:49
2014/08/23 18:49
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SACRAMENTO -- Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after...
2014/08/22 16:45
2014/08/22 16:45
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A bill aimed at improving safety on California waterways passed the state Senate Thursday and is headed to the Governor’s desk. The bill comes After an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered that...
2014/08/22 01:05
2014/08/22 01:05
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SACRAMENTO — Seeking to act before the Legislature adjourns next week, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced Thursday they will try to push through urgency measures to ensure children who...
2014/08/21 19:58
2014/08/21 19:58
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Californians could vote to tax themselves to build bike paths, bike parking and other bicycle facilities under a bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 1183 would allow cities, counties and...
2014/08/20 23:13
2014/08/20 23:13
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly is endorsing legislation that would require Californians to take a boating safety course, an online test and obtain a vessel operator card before driving a...
2014/08/13 13:53
2014/08/13 13:53
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Politics are serious business, especially when there’s money on the line. The perpetual wrangling over gambling laws in California is a testament to that. Last year, the trade group Communities for...
2014/08/11 05:53
2014/08/11 05:53
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... is responsible for the Bay Bridge?” I asked California Gov. Jerry Brown at a San Francisco Chronicle editorial board meeting in May. Before Brown’s 2010 election victory, which made him the boss...
2014/08/10 07:58
2014/08/10 07:58
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The recent state Senate investigative report into Caltrans and the Bay Bridge does more than deal with troubled decision-making and construction work. It also includes a strong push for greater public...
2014/08/06 17:28
2014/08/06 17:28
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The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake revealed structural deficiencies in the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and within a few years, then-Gov. Pete Wilson's administration proposed a...
2014/08/06 05:28
2014/08/06 05:28
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SACRAMENTO -- Spiraling costs, delays and quality control problems with the new east span of the Bay Bridge show Caltrans needs stronger internal controls and more outside oversight and transparency...
2014/08/06 05:18
2014/08/06 05:18
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California Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, said Tuesday that he would deliver findings from his investigation of Bay Bridge construction issues to state Attorney General Kamala Harris to request a...
2014/08/05 13:54
2014/08/05 13:54
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Gripping the steering wheel a little tighter when you cross the gleaming new Bay Bridge span these days? Following a report saying critics of bridge construction lapses were silenced or exiled, Sen....
2014/08/04 23:44
2014/08/04 23:44
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Fiona Ma will almost certainly be the next member of the state Board of Equalization representing the mostly coastal district that stretches from Santa Barbara through the Bay Area to the Oregon...
2014/08/03 16:22
2014/08/03 16:22
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As more key Caltrans workers and consultants break their silence, it becomes harder to believe Tony Anziano, the manager in charge of construction of the new western span of the Bay Bridge. They say...
2014/08/01 17:57
2014/08/01 17:57
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Stories you shouldn’t miss: 1. Caltrans punished nine top engineers, removing them from their jobs, after they voiced concerns about the problem-plagued new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, the Chron...
2014/08/27 13:58
2014/08/27 13:58
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