Phil Matier: Proposed California Law Requiring Adult Cyclists Wear Helmets Not Gaining Traction With Some Bicycle AdvocatesA proposed California state law that would require adult cyclists to wear a helmet while riding or face a fine is not gaining much traction amongst bicycle advocates.
Federal And State Laws Obscure Legal Boundaries For Pot Businesses Looking To Deposit Money In BanksNow that four states have legalized recreational marijuana use, entrepreneurs want to start businesses. It may be a lucrative proposition, but there's no place to keep the money.
Napa Quake Serves As Wake-Up Call To Thousands Of Un-Screened Soft Story Buildings In San FranciscoSan Francisco's Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.
Bay Area Venture Capitalists Attracted To Legalized Marijuana’s Growing Industry The growing legal-cannabis industry is attracting Bay Area investors who want to take advantage of what they think will be a growing business.
California Gears Up To Vote On Water Wasting Law TuesdayThe State Water Resources Control Board is set to vote Tuesday on tough new rules that would allow any public employee empowered to enforce laws to write tickets for wasting water.
Oakland Moves To Flip Decades-Old Pinball Ban And Work On New Gambling LawsThe Oakland City Council's public safety committee is proposing a game-changing move that would reverse the city's decades-old ban on pinball machines.
Marin County Closer To Becoming Exception To California Affordable Housing LawsMarin’s heated debate over how and where to comply with state mandates on affordable housing could soon be a thing of the past as a new bill moves through the legislature that would make parts of the County the only area in the state exempt from affordable housing mandates.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Likens Car Dealers To 'Mafia' As KPIX Poll Finds Support For Direct Auto SalesDealerships 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.
San Francisco Supes Look To Strengthen Already Tough Smoking LawsTwo 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.
San Jose Further Restricts Outdoor SmokingThe San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will further restrict outdoor smoking within city limits.
Speed Limits Lowered Around Some San Jose SchoolsThe 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.
Phil Matier: Oakland Considers Strengthening Protest LawsThe Oakland City Council plans Tuesday to consider strengthening enforcement of its protest-related laws in response to a series of Occupy demonstrations.