SF Supes Approve 'Comfort Women' Memorial To WWII Sex Slaves For Japanese SoldiersOvercoming the opposition of the Japanese government and some Bay Area Japanese-Americans, San Francisco Supervisors have voted to build a memorial to so-called "comfort women" who were sex slaves during World War II.
Funding Request For New Jail In San Jose ClearedThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has voted to support an application to request state money to fund a new jail facility in San Jose.
National Beverage Group Sues City Of San Francisco; Claims Soda Warnings, Ad Ban Violate First AmendmentThe 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.
San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage AdsThe 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.
SF Supervisor Short 4 Votes In Call For Mission District Housing MoratoriumSan 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.
Smokeless Tobacco Ban Approved For Sports Fields In San Francisco, Including AT&T ParkThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban Tuesday on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields, including AT&T Park.
Supervisor Jane Kim Leads Effort To Disarm San Francisco Muni’s Private Security GuardsSupervisor 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.
Demonstrators In Oakland And SF Participate in Shutdowns, Day Of Action Against Police BrutalityMassive 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.
Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes City’s New Big Buildings Use Gray WaterSan 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.
South Bay Politician Wants To Consider Desalinating Water Despite Environmental ConcernsDespite 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.
San Francisco Supervisors Unanimously Pass Ordinance Preventing Discrimination Of LGBT SeniorsA 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 AmendmentsThe 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.