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Amazon Proposes Prime Slice Of Air Space For Drone Delivery

Amazon is making a pitch for a prime slice of air space to facilitate high speed package delivery using drones.

07/28/2015

Trays filled with shark fins are displayed at a store in Chinatown on August 24, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge To California Shark Fin Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco for a second time Monday rejected a challenge by two Asian-American groups to a California law that bans the possession and sale of detached shark fins within the state.

07/28/2015

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Lawsuit Puts Berkeley Law Requiring Cellphone Warnings On Hold Saying Radiation Risk Is False

A group representing the wireless industry has filed a lawsuit to put Berkeley’s cellphone ordinance on hold, saying it violates the First Amendment.

07/27/2015

Golden State Warriors redesign planned SF Mission Bay arena after an old design drew comparisons to a toilet bowl (CBS SF).

UCSF Puts Support Behind Warriors Arena In Mission Bay, With A Catch

University of California at San Francisco supports the construction of an 18,000-seat multi-use arena for the Golden State Warriors as long as there is secure access to its newly built medical center across from the proposed arena in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood, UCSF officials said Monday.

07/27/2015

McLean, UNITED STATES: LAWYERS FATTEN UP OBESITY SUIT AGAINST 'BIG SODA': Students at McLean High School in McLean, Virginia, purchase soft drinks from vending machines on school property 15 December, 2005. A bubbling law suit has the 92 billion USD US soft drinks industry battling claims it is to blame for a hefty slice of America's youth obesity epidemic. Giants Pepsi Co. and Coca-Cola could soon be ensnared in the kind of class action legal tangles which landed tobacco firms with multi-billion dollar settlements, and hauled fast food icon McDonalds into court. Lawyers, some veterans of the tobacco wars, will accuse soda firms which fill school vending machines with plying soda pop guzzling youths with a product harmful to their health. AFP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Beverage Group Sues City Of San Francisco; Claims Soda Warnings, Ad Ban Violate First Amendment

The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.

07/26/2015

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Environmentalists Concerned Drought Causing Salty Bay Water To Invade Delta, Threaten Ecosystem

State officials are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland during another summer of drought.

07/25/2015

Christy O'Donnell is 43 years old and has terminal cancer. A single mother, a former cop and a practicing attorney, she wants the world to know how the lack of end-of-life options in California is affecting her final days.(Compassion & Choices/YouTube)

San Diego Judge Hints At Dismissal Of Terminally Ill Mom’s Right-To-Die Lawsuit

A county judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates who want doctors to be allowed to prescribe fatal medication for terminally ill people who want it.

07/24/2015

A well-wisher drops off flowers at the site where 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was killed on July 6, 2015 in San Francisco, California. According to police, Steinle was shot and killed by Francisco Sanchez as she walked with her father on San Francisco's Pier 14 on July 1. Sanchez had been previously deported five times.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawsuits, Not Moral Obligation, Driving Some ‘Sanctuary Cities’ To Protect Undocumented Immigrants

The term ‘sanctuary city’ has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.

07/24/2015

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Should Twitter, Facebook Be Held Liable For A Terrorist Attack?

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

07/24/2015

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes gives Vice President Joe Biden a tour of her company in Newark on July 23, 2015. (CBS)

Vice President Biden Visits Bay Area Company That Could Soon Revolutionize Healthcare

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden toured a medical manufacturing facility in Newark on Thursday that he called a “laboratory of the future.”

07/23/2015

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U.S. President Barack Obama receives a San Francisco Giants jersey after welcoming the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Giants At The White House III

U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in last year’s World Series.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Walmart store on May 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California. President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

POTUS In Mountain View

President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers at the Wal-Mart in Mountain View…

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