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Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Likens Car Dealers To ‘Mafia’ As KPIX Poll Finds Support For Direct Auto Sales

Dealerships across the country continue to take aim at Tesla Motors over their direct-to-consumer sales. Now Founder Elon Musk is firing back and getting some support from Bay Area, where poll results show support for the company’s model.

03/19/2014

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San Francisco Supes Look To Strengthen Already Tough Smoking Laws

Two pieces of legislation addressing smoking in San Francisco will come before the city’s Board of Supervisors at its first regular meeting of the new year Tuesday.

01/15/2013

smoking

San Jose Further Restricts Outdoor Smoking

The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will further restrict outdoor smoking within city limits.

04/11/2012

(CBS)

Speed Limits Lowered Around Some San Jose Schools

The San Jose City Council has approved a plan to slow traffic around some school zones. Under phase one, speeds are being lowered around three schools. One of those schools is Booksin Elementary in Willow Glen, where speed limits will go from 25 mph to 15 mph.

02/29/2012

Occupy Protesters

Phil Matier: Oakland Considers Strengthening Protest Laws

The Oakland City Council plans Tuesday to consider strengthening enforcement of its protest-related laws in response to a series of Occupy demonstrations.

02/07/2012

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California To Soon Outlaw Alcohol Sales Through Grocery Self-Check Out

One of the new California laws set to take effect on January 1st would make it illegal to purchase alcohol in grocery store self-checkout lines in an effort to prevent minors from buying alcohol.

12/22/2011

Protestors pretend to talk on their cell phone as they taunt a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FCC Investigates BART Cell Service Shutdown

The Federal Communications Commission is opening an investigation into the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s shutdown of cell service in order to disrupt a planned protest.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/16/2011

”Wall of Shame” outside the vice and child exploitation unit at the Oakland Police Department’s headquarters includes more than 100 photos of suspects the team has put behind bars. (BCN)

California Lawmakers Creating Policy To Target Child Prostitution

California lacks a unified response to human trafficking but several Bay Area officials are making inroads in protecting exploited children and prosecuting their attackers.

CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011

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Bay Area Environmental Groups Oppose San Benito Solar Project

An unusual lawsuit is pitting environmentalists against solar power advocates in San Benito County. It’s over a proposal for a 399 megawatt solar farm in Panoche Valley, a ranchland area in San Benito County.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/09/2011

(AP)

Adult Film Actors Demand Stronger Protection Against HIV

Some adult-film performers were in Oakland Monday, talking about the need for creating a stronger state law to protect them from HIV and other infectious diseases.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/25/2010