Plastic Bag

San Jose Plastic Bag Ban Starts On Sunday

The ban on single-use plastic shopping bags that takes effect in San Jose on Jan. 1 applies to all retailers, not just grocery stores.


Protesters march against tuition hikes at U.C. Berkeley (CBS)

2 Arrested In Combative UC Berkeley Protests Over Tuition Hikes

Two people were arrested on the University of California at Berkeley campus Thursday night during protests of the UC system’s proposed plan to hike tuition by as much as $10,000 per year.


Caltrain, San Francisco station

Caltrain Cracking Down On Parking Fee Evaders

In the first half of 2011, Caltrain more than doubled the number of parking tickets from the same period a year earlier from 988 to 2,144.


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ConsumerWatch: Last-Minute Restaurant Cancellations Prove Costly

Consumers may want to think twice before using a credit card to make a dinner reservation. Many restaurants will charge the card a cancellation fee for a last minute change of plans.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/12/2011

Golden Gate Park Botanical Gardens (www.sfbotanicalgarden.org)

San Francisco Rec And Park Pushes To Keep Botanical Gardens Admission Fee

Faced with another year of budget cuts, park officials have come out against attempts to repeal the unpopular entrance fee for out-of-town visitors to the Golden Gate Park Botanical Gardens.


San Francisco Botanical Gardens May Soon Be Free For All

San Francisco Supervisors may lift the new $7 non-resident fee for the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park.



San Francisco Supervisors Fail To Overturn Veto On Alcohol Fee

San Francisco supervisors Tuesday fell one vote short of overturning a mayoral veto on a proposed fee on alcohol.

CBS San Francisco–10/05/2010


San Francisco Mayor Rethinks Soda Pop Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The city has not given up on discouraging soft drink consumption, although Mayor Gavin Newsom insisted the latest efforts will not ask consumers to pay extra to buy pop. Newsom had […]



San Francisco Voters May Decide On Alcohol Fee

San Francisco voters may be asked to decide whether to charge booze wholesalers and distributors a new alcohol fee.

CBS San Francisco–09/22/2010

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Pass Alcohol Fee

San Francisco lawmakers have approved a fee on alcohol distribution to help the city recover the cost of dealing with problem drinkers, but the measure faces a likely mayoral veto.




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