In the News

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10 Quirky New Laws of 2012

December 30, 2011

Redevelopment ruling reverberates through region

December 30, 2011

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Contra Costa Times

California Attorney General challenges manufacturers use of ‘biodegradable’ claim

December 30, 2011

California attorney General Kamala Harris filed suit against two bottled water makers and their bottle supplier for falsely claiming that the bottles biodegrade.

Ariz.-style immigration measure could appear on ballot

December 28, 2011

A former chairman of the California Republican Party got the go-ahead on Wednesday for a petition drive to put an Arizona-style immigration measure on the ballot.

SF Bay transit panel squabbles over HQ membership

December 22, 2011

Michael Cabanatuan, Chronicle Staff Writer


MTC takes step forward in relocation

December 22, 2011


By: Will Reisman

SF Examiner Staff Writer


DeSaulnier to Evaluate Performance of Health and Human Services Systems

December 21, 2011

Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) today sent a letter to Diana Dooley, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency asking for her help in evaluating the safety net “to ensure that we are still meeting our missions and verifying performance through measurements and outcomes.”