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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

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San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage Ads

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.

06/09/2015

Supervisor David Campos (Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY)

SF Supervisor Short 4 Votes In Call For Mission District Housing Moratorium

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.

05/05/2015

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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