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BART Police Begin Cracking Down On Homeless Sleeping, Lying Down Inside Stations

BART police have begun enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying down or sitting with legs extended at Powell Street Station Monday with plans to expand the ordinance to all BART stations, prompting many homeless people to move elsewhere.

14 hours ago

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Challenge To San Jose’s New Pot Club Ordinance Struggling To Gather Needed Signatures

Medical marijuana collectives have until July 18 to turn in 66,000 valid signatures.

07/16/2014

Downtown San Jose with City Hall in the foreground. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Close To Framing ‘Living-Wage’ Ordinance

With the framework close to being finished, Santa Clara County is moving forward with work on a living-wage ordinance, with a first step due in June.

05/27/2014

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Santa Cruz First County In State To Ban Fracking

Santa Cruz is the first county in California to pass an anti-fracking ordinance that prohibits the controversial oil-drilling method.

05/21/2014

Levi's Stadium under construction in Santa Clara. (CBS)

Levi’s Stadium, Home Of 49ers And Super Bowl L, To Ban Bugles, Reptiles, And Spilling Anything

Come the first 49ers game, or Super Bowl L, there will be plenty of beer and football inside the new Levi’s Stadium, but don’t expect to tap your own keg, toss a football, play a bugle, spill any substance, or bring your pet Gila monster.

03/25/2014

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Homeless May Be Booted From Staying At Palo Alto Community Center

A Palo Alto City Council committee voted to ban anyone from using the community center during overnight hours.

08/14/2013

Protesters are tear-gassed by police during a rally for International Worker's Day on May 1, 2012 in Oakland. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Oakland Moves Forward With Plan To Ban Hammers, Shields At Protests

After a marathon meeting that ended early Wednesday morning, the Oakland City Council voted to approve the first step to banning protestors from bringing “tools of violence” to demonstrations.

07/31/2013

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SF Considers Smoking, Non-Smoking Labels For All Apartments

San Francisco supervisors on Monday planned to consider an ordinance that would inform would-be renters who is smoking in the building.

12/10/2012

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Martinez Bans ‘Aggressive’ Panhandling

The Martinez City Council has responded to complaints by merchants and residents about the number of people panhandling at shopping centers and intersections by banning aggressive panhandling within city limits.

11/26/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

San Jose Pot Clubs Targeted For Not Paying Taxes

They want more options when it comes to how to handle businesses that aren’t paying their fair share.

09/11/2012

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