Daily news roundup for Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
Data released by the state on Tuesday show that California’s emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases started falling again in 2013. The drop wasn’t much, just 0.3 percent. The state’s economy still pumped almost 460 million metric tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, according to the California Air Resources Board.
"Supervisor Scott Wiener will announce he is running for state Senate Wednesday, setting the stage for an election still 1½ years away, but already generating intense speculation about what progressive candidate will run against him.
A moderate Democrat who is one of the most prolific but divisive members of the Board of Supervisors, Wiener has championed increased funding for transportation, an expansion of the police force and — notoriously — a ban on public nudity. He has endorsements from state Attorney General Kamala Harris, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, state Sen. Mark Leno — whose seat Wiener seeks to occupy — and Board of Supervisors President London Breed."
Fire Erupts on San Carlos and 21st Street // Mission Local
"A fire broke out sometime around 6:30 p.m. this evening spewing flames and smoke into air in a blaze that looked as if it was isolated to the rooftop of a two story building on the corner of San Carlos and 21st Streets."
"The building is a five-bedroom home shared by several roommates, according to one resident who declined to give his name. Faze, a clothing maker, is on the ground floor."
Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California.
U.S. Forest Service spokesman Chris French said Tuesday that a helicopter pilot responding to a brush fire Saturday first spotted a mother and an infant. Rescue workers on the ground whisked the pair to safety and they were taken to a hospital, French said.