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November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012
State Senator Honored for Kindergarten Readiness Work

September 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill requiring extra warnings on mammograms

Monday, September 17, 2012
Reining in red light camera abuses

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Editorial: Transitional kindergarten - a good move

Monday, September 10, 2012
Editorial: Brown Should Sign Breast Cancer Detection Bill

July 2012

Monday, July 09, 2012
Simitian Explains Stance on High-speed Rail

April 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012
Hearings on high-speed rail project are a study in contrasts

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Op-ed: New law expands opportunity for justice

March 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Editorial: Bill to improve chances of breast cancer detection

Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Cell phone law proves effective

Tuesday, March 06, 2012
California drivers finally put down those cellphones and are living to tell the tale

February 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012
EPA Bans Ships from Dumping Waste off State Coast

Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Editorial: Don’t Cut Funding for Kindergarten, Preschool

January 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012
Op-ed: Let’s Work Together To Help Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Friday, January 06, 2012
Review Urges Delay in Borrowing Billions for Bullet Train

December 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Curbing Cough Medicine Abuse Target of Calif. Law

Friday, December 23, 2011
Op-ed: New Law To Stop ‘Robo-tripping’ Needs a Village To Make it Work

Monday, December 19, 2011
PG&E Restores Power to SmartMeter Protesters

Thursday, December 15, 2011
U.S. Safety Board Urges Cellphone Ban for Drivers

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
NTSB: Cell Phones Should Not Be Used While Driving

October 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Editorial: Brown’s Veto of Mammogram Disclosure is Outrageous

September 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Op-Ed: Protect the Environment and Grow the Economy

April 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Gov. Brown signs law requiring 33% of energy be renewable by 2020

March 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Renewable-energy bill passed by Legislature

Friday, March 25, 2011
League asks Sen. Simitian to talk about civility

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Cancer survivor’s experience inspires law

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Simitian stresses importance of prepping for kindergarten

February 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Renewable energy ‘on’ switch

Friday, February 11, 2011
If the governor’s proposals lose in a June election

Sunday, February 06, 2011
Sen. Joe Simitian tells hard truths about California education to parents and administrators

January 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Legislators consider digital distractions

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Legislature must clear the way to help San Mateo kids

Tuesday, January 04, 2011
We’re meeting goals on renewable energy - but they should be higher

December 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010
Law meant to boost economy, construction

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Online impersonation banned starting in New Year

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Take three for 33 by 2020

Wednesday, December 08, 2010
More renewable energy demanded of state utilities - again

Saturday, December 04, 2010
Democratic lawmakers will revisit bills vetoed by Schwarzenegger

November 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010
Palo Alto teachers show that grassroots politics can work

October 2010

Saturday, October 02, 2010
New law raises age to start kindergarten in California

September 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010
A new age for kindergarten?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Making sure kids are ready to learn

Monday, September 13, 2010
Starting kindergarten: later is better

Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Earlier cutoff date to enter kindergarten a step closer in California

Thursday, September 02, 2010
Bill to raise kindergarten start age heads to governor

August 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010
Green goal line in sight: 33 percent renewable electricity bill nearing key votes

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Proposed kindergarten cutoff date would mean some California kids start school later

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ban on sewage dumping along California coast to get federal teeth

Monday, August 23, 2010
State apologizes for mistreatment of Italian residents during WWII

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Require kindergarteners to be 5 by Sept. 1

Monday, August 09, 2010
Simitian’s bill aimed at online impersonation

Sunday, August 08, 2010
Governor must weigh in on state’s right to shield personal data

July 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time to end fight over renewables

June 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010
New state agency tries to revive delta

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Renewable energy: Pass SB 722

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
California should outlaw online impersonation

Sunday, June 20, 2010
Malicious Internet impersonation should be a crime

Friday, June 18, 2010
California renewable power bill passes first test

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Making sure kids are ready for kindergarten

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Red-light cameras would get closer look in state Senate bill

Thursday, June 03, 2010
Higher fines proposed for cell phone use while driving in California

Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Senate passes red light reform

May 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010
Kindergarten eligibility date is key to brighter academic picture

Friday, May 14, 2010
Judy Chirco honored for lifetime of service to San Jose

Thursday, May 06, 2010
Moving kindergarten cut-off date back to Sept. 1 makes sense

Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Adjustment of kindergarten age is good for kids - as well as for state finances

Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Editorial: Bill would aid kids, save tax money

Monday, May 03, 2010
Senator aims to give car pool users a free ride in toll lanes

April 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010
When Are Kids Ready to Start School?

Friday, April 16, 2010
Editorial: School age reform is a good idea for California students

Friday, April 16, 2010
California Senate again OKs breach notification law update

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Simitian proposes pushing back kindergarten age cutoff

Monday, April 12, 2010
Help urged for falsely accused red light runners

Thursday, April 01, 2010
A Cellphone Fine, Billed as Small, Is No Longer That

March 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Red-light camera victim among ‘There Oughta Be A Law’ winners

Saturday, March 20, 2010
Can a Constitutional Amendment Save California Schools?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
El Camino Real stretch in Palo Alto gets new name

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Would higher fines end the craziness of texting while driving?

Friday, March 12, 2010
Simitian bill takes aim at big pension payouts for public employees

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Op-Ed: State needs to get to work on school construction

Friday, March 05, 2010
Simitian pushes bill to mandate more clean energy, again

February 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tougher penalties proposed for hands-free, texting violations

Monday, February 15, 2010
Aquaculture made safe

Sunday, February 07, 2010
A Practiced Politician Who Doesn’t Look It

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Delta Dawn?

January 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010
Senate bill gives state bigger role in LNG proposals

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Simitian praises federal texting ban

Friday, January 22, 2010
Hundreds turn out at state Senate hearing in Palo Alto on high-speed rail

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tracking down texters

December 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009
New year bringing new laws

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
An exoneree’s story continues

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Simitian gets high marks from green groups, seniors

Monday, December 07, 2009
Promoting the Car Phone, Despite Risks

November 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
PTSD treatment for vets shines light in dark corners

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Voters should decide whether to lower parcel tax threshold

Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Major components of water overhaul pass Senate

October 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Saving Our Outside Lands

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Hang up and drive: State, city work to corral distractions while driving

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Washington Post: California Hands Obama a School Reform Victory

Monday, October 12, 2009
Mercury News: Green technology and education reform get boost from Schwarzenegger