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In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Restrictions On E-Cigarettes

The practice of smoking electronic cigarettes without any restrictions may soon end in San Francisco under an ordinance unanimously approved by the city’s board of supervisors Tuesday afternoon.

03/18/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

Phil Matier: SF Lawmakers Want Ride-Share Companies To Face Fair Regulations

UberX, Lyft and Side Car are all on notice now that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are looking at ways to clamp down on the ride sharing companies.

03/07/2014

Empty water bottles (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Ban Sale Of Bottled Water In Unanimous Vote

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban the sale of bottled water on public property.

03/04/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated Like Other Tobacco Products

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city.

03/03/2014

Worker drinks a bottle of water while working outdoors

SF’s Plastic Water Bottle Ban Proposal Puts Industry Against Environmentalists

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu’s plastic water bottle ban proposal was heard before a Board of Supervisors’ committee Monday and will go before the full board March 4th.

02/25/2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco D.A. Challenges Sheriff’s Early Inmate Release Proposal

San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascón sent out a letter on Thursday to the mayor and supervisors challenging a proposal by Sheriff Mirkarimi giving him full authority to grant early inmate releases from county jail using electronic-monitoring devices.

02/07/2014

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Look To Put Sugary Drink Tax On Ballot

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.

02/05/2014

Empty water bottles (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Propose Ban On Plastic Water Bottle Sales

The sale of plastic water bottles on city property could soon be banned under a proposal introduced Tuesday by a San Francisco supervisor.

12/18/2013

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Phil Matier: Sugary Beverages Cost SF Millions In Health Care Expenses

A new report from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Legislative Analyst has found that the consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages costs San Francisco residents millions in health care expenses.

12/12/2013

Food Bank

New Report Shows Hunger A Real Issue In San Francisco

The findings from the San Francisco Food Security Task Force show that one in four San Franciscans are at risk of missing meals and going hungry.

11/21/2013

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