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News Room: Joe in the News

November 2012

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

October 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012
New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates

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

August 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In California foreclosures, tenants should have rights, too

Monday, August 20, 2012
Students introduced to new TK grade in California

Monday, August 06, 2012
Are you dense? Forty percent of women tested are

July 2012

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

June 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012
Palo Alto Lawmaker’s Bill Would Restrict Use Of Red-Light Cameras

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 14, 2012
A win for transitional kindergarten

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 20, 2012
Discussing the Future of California’s High-Speed Rail

Monday, January 09, 2012
Jerry Brown’s Budget Proposes Killing Transitional Kindergarten Funds

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Too Quick to Veto Hands-Free Law?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Simitian Opts for Patience Over Force on Mammogram Bill

Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Is it a woman’s right to know she has a condition that could mask breast cancer?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Jerry Brown vetoes higher fines for driving while using cellphone

Thursday, September 01, 2011
Governor Signs Simitian Identity Theft Protection Bill

August 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Caltrain, High Speed Rail Could Share Tracks In Peninsula

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Penalties for drivers using a handheld phone or texting likely to rise in California

July 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Library privacy protected with new legislation

Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Women should know their breast density, study says; how many do?

June 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Mercury News Editorial: Simple rule on mammogram reports can save lives

Thursday, June 09, 2011
Waging a years-long battle for more school funding

Sunday, June 05, 2011
Proposed mammogram law could save your life

May 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Raise fines for those who text while they drive

April 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
State Senate agrees to raise fine for drivers texting or on phone

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Reps: High-speed rail should merge with improved Caltrain system

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Signing ceremony for Simtian’s 33% renewables bill

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

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Governor signs ambitious renewable energy legislation

March 2011

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
California lawmaker seeks stiffer fines for drivers on phones

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
California Raises Renewable Energy Requirements

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

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Why is Green Tech such a foreign concept?

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

Friday, January 21, 2011
Lawmaker Seeks More Privacy Protections For Consumers

Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Senator Simitian discusses California’s challenges

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

Wednesday, December 01, 2010
“There oughta be a law” movement lets fed-up citizens write their own laws

November 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
State Senator honors two teachers who proposed kindergarten law

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

October 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Governor vetoes rail ‘accountability’ stick

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

September 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010
New law will shield FasTrak users’ information

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

Monday, June 14, 2010
Bill would keep children under 5 out of school

Thursday, June 03, 2010
Fast-tracking personal info

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

Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Senate passes red light reform

Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Senate passes bill aimed at curbing pension abuses

May 2010

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