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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.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as well as limit advertising and sales of such products on public property.
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and a coalition of activists are calling for a moratorium on the construction of market-rate housing in the City’s Mission District.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban Tuesday on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields, including AT&T Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.