San Jose Approves Hefty Fines For Illegal Dumping Frustrated over the growing problem of illegal dumping, the City of San Jose approved hefty fines for anyone caught dumping furniture or other trash on the street.
Santa Clara Law Protects Bikers, Pedestrians, Horseback Riders From Angry DriversDrivers who hassle cyclists, pedestrians or people riding horses on Santa Clara County's rural roads may end up in court with a hefty fine.
Ordinance To Require San Francisco Gun Shops To Videotape Sales Introduced By SupervisorSan Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would require firearms dealers to videotape all gun and ammunition sales and share ammunition sales data with police.
San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage AdsThe 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.
Cell Phone Group Suing Berkeley Over Radiation Warning Label OrdinanceThe cell phone industry is suing the city of Berkeley over an ordinance requiring retailers to attach warning labels to cell phones.
Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation BanThe 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.
Styrofoam Ban Starts In January For San Jose Restaurants, MarketsLocal 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.
Some Oakland Landlords Forgo Retrofitting Thousands Of Quake Prone BuildingsEvery 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.
El Cerrito On Track To Have Strictest Smoking Rules In CaliforniaEl Cerrito is going from zero to 100 in a move that would ban smoking from most public, residential and commercial areas.
BART Police Begin Cracking Down On Homeless Sleeping, Lying Down Inside StationsBART 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.
Challenge To San Jose’s New Pot Club Ordinance Struggling To Gather Needed SignaturesMedical marijuana collectives have until July 18 to turn in 66,000 valid signatures.
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.