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California Gears Up To Vote On Water Wasting Law Tuesday

The 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.

07/14/2014

Pacific Pinball Museum

Oakland Moves To Flip Decades-Old Pinball Ban And Work On New Gambling Laws

The 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.

06/20/2014

Downtown San Rafael (City of San Rafael)

Marin County Closer To Becoming Exception To California Affordable Housing Laws

Marin’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.

05/21/2014

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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

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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

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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

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