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Bills To Provide Emergency Power In Blackouts Will Be Introduced To The Senate Next Session

Monday, December 2, 2019

By Evan Symon / California Globe

Both battery and diesel power has been proposed by bill authors

Three new bills requiring cell phone and electric companies to provide emergency backup power to cell towers and hospitals will be introduced in Sacramento next year.

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State lawmaker proposing bill to guarantee cell tower power during PG&E shutoffs

Monday, December 2, 2019

By Phillipe Djegal / Kron 4

ORINDA (KRON) — The loss of cell phone service during public safety power shutoffs is unacceptable.

That’s the word from East Bay State Senator Steve Glazer.

During a news conference in Orinda Wednesday, Glazer announced proposed legislation to keep cell towers powered up when PG&E pulls the plug.

Depending on your cell phone carrier, in Orinda during last months PG&E public safety power shutoffs, you either got lucky and did not lose reception.

“We did not — but we had Verizon,” said resident Taylor Hurt. 

County, state officials announce plan to combat illegal dumping locally

Monday, December 2, 2019

Pleasanton Weekly

$750,000 in state funds acquired to create one-year pilot program

Top prosecutors and elected officials in Alameda and Contra Costa counties joined together Wednesday to announce new funding and strategies aimed at preventing illegal dumping and waste.

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, Pleasanton's representative whose district also includes parts of Oakland that are affected by the problem, said something must be done because illegal dumping is "a plague on our society" and affects residents' quality of life.

Alameda, Contra Costa Officials Announce Illegal Dumping Plan

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SF Gate 

Crackdown on illegal dumping coming to the East Bay

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

By Amy Hollyfield / ABC 7 

$750,000 in State Funding Secured For Illegal Dumping Pilot Program for Contra Costa and Alameda Counties

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Funding secured by efforts of Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton

(Oakland) Today, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) joined Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and Contra Costa County Supervisor Burgis to announce funding for a one-year pilot program to combat illegal dumping in the two counties.

Culverts will come off for East Bay creek’s restoration to natural state

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

By Annie Sciacca / East Bay Times 

More than 2,000 feet of McCosker Creek in the Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve is covered by a failing metal culvert that’s 60 years old. Giant sinkholes have opened up and dissolved the metal, allowing sediment to seep in, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

But an influx of $4 million in state funding — secured by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, working with park district officials — should help save the day and provide new opportunities for viewing wildlife, recreation and even camping at the site.

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