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Mark DeRosa #7 of the San Francisco Giants uses smokeless tobacco during warm ups.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Smokeless Tobacco Ban Approved For Sports Fields In San Francisco, Including AT&T Park

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban Tuesday on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields, including AT&T Park.

04/21/2015

A passenger boards a San Francisco Muni bus on June 3, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Supervisor Jane Kim Leads Effort To Disarm San Francisco Muni’s Private Security Guards

Supervisor Jane Kim is leading an effort in San Francisco to disarm the private security guards who escort Muni fare box cash collectors, Critics say it would leave the Muni employees sitting ducks for robberies.

04/21/2015

Black Lives Matter protesters at Oakland City Hall during a national day of shutdown. April 14, 2015. (photo credit: Anna Duckworth)

Demonstrators In Oakland And SF Participate in Shutdowns, Day Of Action Against Police Brutality

Massive rallies were held in Oakland and San Francisco to demonstrate against police brutality as part of a national day of action calling to put a stop to police killings of unarmed minorities.

04/14/2015

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Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes City’s New Big Buildings Use Gray Water

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing legislation that would require large new buildings in the city to use gray water in toilets and for irrigation.

04/07/2015

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South Bay Politician Wants To Consider Desalinating Water Despite Environmental Concerns

Despite environmental concerns, the president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors says cities and counties should seriously consider using desalination technology to supply desperately needed drinking water.

04/06/2015

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San Francisco Supervisors Unanimously Pass Ordinance Preventing Discrimination Of LGBT Seniors

A city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against senior lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender San Franciscans by long-term care facilities and nursing homes was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

04/01/2015

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Marin County Supes Vote 4-1 in Support Of Proposed State Law Banning Vaccination Exemptions; Want Amendments

The Marin County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in support of proposed state legislation that would eliminate all but medical exemptions to vaccination requirements of children.

04/01/2015

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San Francisco Supervisors Propose Ban On Wild & Exotic Animals For Entertainment Purposes

A group of San Francisco supervisors has proposed a ban on wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes. The ban would apply to movie shoots, circus acts and street performers, although domesticated horses are exempt.

03/30/2015

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San Francisco Progressives Push For Lowering Minimum Voter Age To 16 For Local Elections

They can drive, they can work, and now a group of San Francisco city officials, including two supervisors want 16-and 17-year-olds to be eligible to vote.

03/17/2015

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Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application Process

Many San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.

03/04/2015

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