Ordinance

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San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage Ads

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as well as limit advertising and sales of such products on public property.

06/09/2015

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Cell Phone Group Suing Berkeley Over Radiation Warning Label Ordinance

The cell phone industry is suing the city of Berkeley over an ordinance requiring retailers to attach warning labels to cell phones.

06/08/2015

City of Clearlake. (CBS)

Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban

The town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.

03/18/2015

Used styrofoam cups are seen on the streets. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Styrofoam Ban Starts In January For San Jose Restaurants, Markets

Local restaurants, markets and street food vendors in San Jose will no longer be using foam and Styrofoam containers for food and beverages starting in the new year.

12/30/2014

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Some Oakland Landlords Forgo Retrofitting Thousands Of Quake Prone Buildings

Every time there’s a quake come the reminders about being prepared and the need to upgrade old buildings. But some owners are skipping the retrofitting altogether.

08/29/2014

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El Cerrito On Track To Have Strictest Smoking Rules In California

El Cerrito is going from zero to 100 in a move that would ban smoking from most public, residential and commercial areas.

08/21/2014

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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.

07/22/2014

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

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