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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Video from a State Senate Informational Hearing on California’s high-speed rail project. The hearing was hosted by State Senator Joe Simitian and State Senator Alan Lowenthal on January 21, 2010 in Palo Alto.

Download presentations, handouts, and testimony (PDF) from the event:

Sunday, December 20, 2009

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“Rick Walker spent 12 years in California prisons for a murder he didn’t commit. In part 2 of this 2-part series, Walker talks about his life after prison, and film makers Gwen Essegian and Mark Ligon discuss their new documentary about Walker’s fight to get restitution for the years he lost.” (KUSP).

During the interview, the filmmakers describe Joe’s work to prevent Rick Walker from being wronged again by the California Legislature. Click here to listen to the program (MP3).

Monday, April 21, 2008

Senator Simitian presents his SB 1399 for a vote in the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Commerce Committee. Richard Treanor, Sunnyvale homeowner, speaks on behalf of the bill. SB 1399 would make amendments to California's Solar Shade Act that would clarify and rationalize the rules for resolving disputes between neighbors about trees that shade solar panels.

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