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  • Nets to catch suicide jumpers may be placed beneath Golden Gate Bridge

    Nets to catch suicide jumpers may be placed beneath Golden Gate Bridge
    San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may soon be less of a magnet for people trying to commit suicide, as regional officials consider a plan to install mesh barriers beneath the historic orange span to catch jumpers before they hit the water. The plan...
  • Officials to vote on Golden Gate Bridge suicide-prevention nets

    Bay Area officials are scheduled to vote Friday on a $76-million package to fund suicide-prevention nets that would be installed on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, where an estimated 1,600 people have plunged to their deaths since the rust-...
  • State Senate OKs measure allowing voter initiatives to be withdrawn

    The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow proponents of initiatives to withhold them from the ballot if the Legislature agrees to a compromise effort to address the issue. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
  • State a step closer to minimum wage hike, paid sick leave

    Legislators moved Thursday to further hike the state's minimum wage and to guarantee workers three paid sick days a year, despite opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce, which labeled both proposals "job killers." Lawmakers also advanced a...
  • Steinberg's preschool bill: It's still too ambitious

    A too-costly bill that would have provided preschool for all California 4-year-olds has been slimmed down in useful ways. There is much to admire in Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's (D-Sacramento) SB 837, which would give low-income families the...
  • State grants $250 million for programs linking learning and careers

    State grants $250 million for programs linking learning and careers
    California officials announced Friday the recipients of $250 million in grants from a program to help students connect their academic learning to career opportunities, the largest such effort in the country. Los Angeles Unified was among the winners and...
  • Closed-door, last-minute state budget decisions raise concerns

    Assemblyman Jeff Gorell was in his Capitol office Thursday afternoon when a staffer walked in with a list of new proposals that were being wrapped into the state budget. One of the items was $2.7 million for a pool in Calexico, a small city on the...
  • Senate Democrats put forth $7.5 billion water bond plan

    Senate Democrats knocked $3 billion off their water bond proposal Thursday, putting forth a $7.5 billion plan just as the Legislature adjourned for its month-long summer recess. The measure is a scaled-back version of the $10.5 billion bond by Sen. Lois...
  • Senate leaders trade verbal jabs over access to meetings

    A dispute over giving a floor pass to a liberal blogger/documentarian to cover the state Senate boiled over Thursday with the Democratic and Republican leaders taking verbal jabs at each other. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
  • Activists for tougher campaign finance laws arrested at Capitol

    A group of activists pressing for tougher campaign finance rules has stirred things up at the Capitol, resulting in more than 40 arrests of its members and sparking debate about democracy and government. A dozen activists from the group 99Rise walked...
  • Senate chief Steinberg, soon to depart, knows a deal precedes success

    Soon-departing state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is one politician who frankly admits that successful legislating requires aggressive deal making. It may, at times, look unseemly. But passing important bills doesn't just happen immaculately....
  • Bullet train funding is bargaining chip in state budget debate

    Bullet train funding is bargaining chip in state budget debate
    As the biggest cheerleader for California's $68-billion bullet train, Gov. Jerry Brown has battled lawsuits from angry landowners and intractable opposition from Republicans. And two years ago, the project barely survived a vote in a Legislature...