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homeless, begging, panhandling, poverty

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

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Council Approves Public Vote On Sit-Lie Ban

After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.

06/13/2012

Walnut Creek Police

Walnut Creek Enacts Nuisance Ordinance Targeting Problem Bars

The Walnut Creek City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a controversial nuisance ordinance that will hold all alcohol-serving establishments in the city to the same standards, a city spokeswoman said Wednesday.

05/02/2012

smoking

Strict Alameda Smoking Ban Takes Effect In 2012

Fines for anyone caught violating the ordinance range from $100 to $500.

12/30/2011

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco Supes To Fine-Tune Local Hiring Ordinance

A toned-down version of a tough local hiring ordinance will be taken up at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Wednesday, with the same goal, but an extended time period to reach it.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/01/2010

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Voters Show Support For Sit/Lie Ban

In early returns voters were supporting by a three-to-one margin an ordinance that makes laying or sitting on San Francisco sidewalks illegal.

CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010

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