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Special to The Examiner Amy Colton For seven years, Amy Colton did everything right. The registered nurse carefully followed a yearly mammogram routine and conducted monthly self-examinations, all in the hope of screening for breast cancer. But after
In this go-round, however, the planning is complicated not only by term limits, but by an ongoing redistricting effort that has left politicians unsure which districts they'll end up sitting in. Some of the maneuvering is visible already: Before
Several laws authored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will affect locals. One will make it a misdemeanor, instead of a simple infraction, for pirate limousine drivers to illegally solicit business at San Francisco International Airport.
The Republican governor signed nearly 750 bills last year, most of them taking effect today at modest or no cost to the state. Schwarzenegger's bill signings outpaced his vetoes by more than 2-to-1...New laws cover issues from marijuana possession to
A state law effective Jan. 1, authored by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, makes online impersonation, when it seeks to harm someone, illegal. "As a Silicon Valley legislator, I'm nothing but enthusiastic about technology. But the question is, is the
The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation is a trust that makes grants available to organizations from donations by Realtors, affiliate members and friends of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. The 2010 grant recipients are from the
He will return to the job in January as a consultant, still taking home his $236,691 annual salary -- on top of a $200,000 yearly state pension. County officials say the move gives them time to search for a new chief, but critics call the deal a
Senate Bill 1411, authored by State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), becomes law January 1, updating California's 19th century impersonation law to the Internet age. "A 19th century law is no deterrent for 21st century impersonators," Simitian
Instead of collecting constituents' suggestions for new laws, the Richvale Republican has asked 4th Senate District voters to submit "excessive, expensive or even downright silly" laws already on the books. He has pledged to introduce a bill early
On Wednesday, they'll link arms with the long-haired hipsters who run one of San Jose's premier medical marijuana shops -- Harborside Health Center -- for a ribbon-cutting...They checked things out and concluded the dope distributors were worthy.