San Francisco Massage Parlors Face Tougher Restrictions Under New City PolicySan Francisco’s Department of Public Health maintains that about half of the city’s estimated 300 massage parlors are fronts for prostitution and the city is cracking down with tougher regulations that go into effect starting July 1st.
California Summer Camps Running Without Licenses?The camps taking in children this summer may not be regulated by the state, or even have a license in California.
Cal Fire Announces Broad Burn Permit Requirements For Rural Areas Across StateStarting May 1, Cal Fire will require residents in Bay Area and neighboring fire units to obtain a burn permit for any outdoor open burning in rural, unincorporated areas.
UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s CathedralSaint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.
'Playground Is Not For Sale' Rally Planned After Dispute Over SF Mission District Soccer FieldA caught-on-camera dispute between some tech industry employees and a group of teens at a the San Francisco Mission Playground soccer field has sparked calls for change in San Francisco Park's and Recreation policies.
Permit Required Under New Law For Some SF Dog WalkersA new law went into effect July 1st in San Francisco, requiring dog walkers with four or more dogs to obtain a permit.
Yosemite To Keep Half Dome Cables, Continue Permit LimitsClimbing Yosemite’s Half Dome is one of the national park system’s most iconic hikes in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.
Future Of Marin Oyster Company In Doubt As Permit Deadline NearsThe permit for Drakes Bay Oyster Company expires at the end of the month with a decision on its future expected before then.
NorCal Latino Market Chain Facing Backlash Over E-Verify Employment VerificationLabor groups and immigrant rights activists are planning a San Jose protest Thursday following the decision by Northern California’s largest Latino market chain to begin using an employment eligibility verification system.
Half Moon Bay Orchid Farm Settles Environmental Suit For $139KA Half Moon Bay orchid farm has agreed to pay $139,000 to settle allegations that it spilled hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into a creek and illegally installed an irrigation pump.
Milpitas Site Where Carpenter Was Buried Alive Had No PermitCalifornia workplace safety officials said the builder of a 5,800-square-foot Milpitas home where a carpenter was buried alive under an avalanche of dirt did not have a proper permit.
Occupy Oakland Protesters Have Permit Revoked Occupy Oakland protesters are once again facing eviction from Frank Ogawa Plaza as police have revoked their permit to maintain a presence outside City Hall.