Cigarette Tax Proponents Push For $2-Per-Pack IncreaseProponents of an effort to raise California’s cigarette tax have launched a new effort to raise the cigarette tax by $2 a pack, this time with support from wealthy donor Tom Steyer.
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Facebook To Beam Internet To Sub-Saharan Africa From SpaceFacebook is teaming up with a French satellite operator to deliver Internet coverage to 14 sub-Saharan countries in Africa in 2016.
Pandora Says It Will Buy Ticketfly For $450MStreaming music company Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450 million in a move that takes the company beyond music sharing and into ticket sales and marketing.
DMV Employee Files Grievance Over Agency's Strict 'Potty Policy'A Sacramento DMV office is setting strict limits on employee bathroom breaks and even docking workers' pay if the they take too long.
Guns, Ammo Sell Like Hot Cakes Before Last San Francisco Gun Shop Closes Its DoorsCustomers are rushing to scoop up discounted firearms from San Francisco’s last gun store before it closes its doors at the end of the month in protest of a proposal to videotape gun sales in the city.
SFMTA: Tech Bus Program Leading To Fewer Muni Conflicts, Taking Cars Off RoadsPrivate shuttle buses caused fewer conflicts with Muni buses and took cars off the street during a pilot regulation program set to end early next year, according to a report released by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency this week.
San Francisco, Oakland Mayors Seek $15 Minimum Wage StatewideThe mayors of San Francisco and Oakland met with workers Tuesday to express their support for a statewide proposition that would increase the minimum wage by $1 each year beginning in 2017 and continue for the next five years.
Oakland Startup Offers To Cancel Comcast Subscription For YouA Bay Area startup is offering a service that allows Comcast customers to cancel their service – and avoid a telephone runaround – by hiring them to cancel for the customer instead.
Peet's Buys Up Stumptown Coffee RoastersPeet’s Coffee & Tea is buying the popular premium coffee company Stumptown Coffee Roasters, bringing the once independent brand more into the mainstream.
Large Silicon Valley Lots Being Split Up To Build More HousingSilicon Valley’s real estate market is so hot, the latest trend is building four houses where there used to be one.
Program That Lets Tech Shuttles Use Public Bus Stops Working, SF Transit Agency SaysSan Francisco's transit planners are calling a pilot program involving those controversial tech buses a success.