Politics Blogs

Marin Independent Journal
July 15, 2014 - 6:33am
A big rig tanker truck overturned Monday morning, closing Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near San Quentin. Cleanup work was completed early Tuesday morning and the road has reopened before the morning commute.
Marin Independent Journal
July 15, 2014 - 5:19am
Marin County Registrar of Voters Elaine Ginnold says she's leaving one of the best jobs she's ever had.
Marin Independent Journal
July 14, 2014 - 5:57pm
Sausalito officials are pondering a sales tax that could bring the seaside city $1 million a year to fix aging storm drains, patch potholes and improve sidewalks, among other projects.
Marin Independent Journal
July 14, 2014 - 5:37pm
Several Marin customers of Anthem Blue Cross Monday cheered on the efforts of a consumer watchdog group that has sued the California-based insurance giant for allegedly misrepresenting its new "Obamacare" plans.
Calitics
July 14, 2014 - 4:20pm
Measure splitting the state looks set to appear on ballot by Brian Leubitz I'll admit that I sort of thought this was some sort of joke that would never make it to the ballot. I was surprised when word filtered out that serious signature gathering was moving forward in the spring and summer....
Marin Independent Journal
July 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
A traffic headache gripped commuters Monday as cleanup of 1,700 gallons of gasoline continued after a double tanker big rig flipped over on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near San Quentin State Prison, closing the thoroughfare in both directions.
Marin Independent Journal
July 14, 2014 - 3:24pm
Scott Krager placed Snap Shot, a plastic figurine with an electric-blue sword, on a pad on the table.
Mountain View Voice
July 14, 2014 - 2:41pm
by Frank Verlot I read the Voice's issue of July 4 regarding the Village at San Antonio Center development with interest. Agreed, Mountain View has a growing jobs-housing imbalance issue. But it also has a housing-schools imbalance that is equally, perhaps even more, urgent.
Political Blotter
July 14, 2014 - 2:23pm
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit petition signatures Tuesday to place his Six Californias measure – a plan to split the Golden State six ways – on the November 2016 ballot. Draper will hold a news conference Tuesday morning before delivering the first batch of signatures to...
Mountain View Voice
July 14, 2014 - 1:24pm
by Kevin Forestieri People walking through downtown Mountain View might find space shuttles, robots and astronaut suits popping up in the windows of popular businesses. That's because the NASA Ames Research Center is celebrating its 75th anniversary with 17 exhibits sprinkled throughout Mountain...
Political Blotter
July 14, 2014 - 12:06pm
Rep. Mike Honda has joined the chorus of Asian-American politicians calling for the resignation or ouster of Fox commentator Bob Beckel following Beckel’s racially charged tirade last week. Here’s the Beckel clip: Honda, D-San Jose, issued this statement Monday: “I am outraged and disgusted by...
Mountain View Voice
July 14, 2014 - 11:48am
by Cooper Aspegren A brash shoplifting incident and a determined CVS employee led to the arrest of a bank robbery suspect last week.
Mountain View Voice
July 14, 2014 - 11:24am
by mv-voice.com Police in Palo Alto are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in an incident in which a woman reported being harassed and groped as she sat in a park in Palo Alto's College Terrace neighborhood on Friday morning.
Political Blotter
July 14, 2014 - 11:09am
An El Dorado Hills artist who has a sort of personal history with Gov. Jerry Brown has once again immortalized him in sculpture – this time, taking him to task for letting oil and gas “fracking” proceed in the Golden State. Laura Harling’s “Happy Fracking Day” sculpture won an Award of Merit in...
Marin Independent Journal
July 14, 2014 - 10:48am
A caregiver accused of stealing money from the estate of a dead Mill Valley woman has pleaded guilty to felony charges.
Marin Independent Journal
July 14, 2014 - 10:34am
What do you think of the government order to shut down Drake's Bay Oyster Company? I'm very upset that it's shutting down.
California Budget Bites
July 14, 2014 - 10:04am
State policymakers have recently taken several important steps to expand access to CalFresh food assistance for California families, but opportunities to address high levels of poverty and hunger in the Golden State remain. More than 15 percent of California households struggle to afford enough...
California Budget Bites
July 14, 2014 - 10:04am
State policymakers have recently taken several important steps to expand access to CalFresh food assistance for California families, but opportunities to address high levels of poverty and hunger in the Golden State remain. More than 15 percent of California households struggle to afford enough...
Marin Independent Journal
July 14, 2014 - 6:54am
With no end to the extreme dry weather in sight, Marin water officials are waiting to see whether state leaders will make the move to allow local authorities to slap water wasters with unprecedented fines of up to $500 a day.
Marin Independent Journal
July 14, 2014 - 5:37am
The first lap around the prison yard was walked in silence. But the message was loud and clear: inmates at San Quentin State Prison want to put an end to breast cancer.
Political Blotter
July 11, 2014 - 6:33pm
Jeremy Bird, the rock-star Democratic political consultant who was President Obama’s national field director in 2012 before co-founding the 270 Strategies firm, apparently had his Twitter account hacked today. Or he’s decided that peddling get-rich-quick schemes is more lucrative than...
Political Blotter
July 11, 2014 - 4:46pm
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified the June 3 primary election’s results Friday – and voter turnout, it turns out, was the worst ever. Bowen reports only 25.2 percent of registered voters bothered to cast a ballot, the lowest voter turnout of any statewide election in California’s...
Political Blotter
July 11, 2014 - 4:26pm
The California Democratic Party’s Executive Board convenes this weekend in Oakland, where it will decide whether to endorse the propositions – including two costly, controversial ones – on November’s ballot. Proposition 45 would give the state insurance commissioner the authority to reject health-...
Political Blotter
July 11, 2014 - 3:51pm
State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Majority Leader Ellen Corbett will lead a delegation of state lawmakers to Central America next week, in part to explore the political, economic and social situation driving a flood of unaccompanied children to the U.S. border. The lawmakers...
Political Blotter
July 11, 2014 - 12:31pm
Once in a while, Congress actually gets something done. (And how sad it is to have to start a news item this way.) House Speaker John Boehner joined with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders Friday to sign H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bipartisan...