Salesforce CEO Benioff Compares Facebook To 'Big Tobacco'A Bay Area tech titan aimed a stunning critique at social media Tuesday when Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff compared Facebook to "Big Tobacco" and called for greater regulation.
Oakland City Council Approves Cannabis Regulation MeasureThe Oakland City Council has unanimously approved amendments authored by Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan to move forward with adult use permits and temporary local authorizations for regulating and taxing cannabis.
Concerns Raised Over Growing California Pot SurplusA marijuana industry leader says California is growing way too much pot, leaving the state with questions about what to with the surplus.
Uber's High-Powered Global Policy Board Born Amid Legal Battles, Regulation StrugglesAn eight-person global policy board has been assembled by Uber to increase their chances of winning over governments around the world.
Two Sides Clash Over Conflicting Reports On Airbnb’s Impact On SF’s Housing MarketTwo new reports looking into the impact short-term rental companies such as Airbnb have had on housing in San Francisco have come to different conclusions.
Consumer Watchdog Releases List Of 10 Most Unsafe Toys In Time For HolidaysAs we get closer to the season of giving gifts, a consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of the 10 most unsafe toys. Did any of these toys make your child's wish list?
San Mateo County Supervisors Vote To Include E-Cigarettes In Smoking BanThe San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of “smoking” and “tobacco product” to include electronic smoking devices.
Environmentally-Friendly Savior Of Oil Fracking Industry Could Be... Haliburton? New Fluids Made With Soy, Vegetables In the environmentally sensitive Bay Area, "fracked" oil may be a dirty word, but new technology being pioneered by some environmentalists' arch nemesis, Haliburton, could make fracking literally palatable by using fluids sourced from the food industry.
San Francisco Seeks To Regulate Home-Sharing Services Such As Airbnb Over Eviction ConcernsAs the popularity of online services like Airbnb have risen, legislation was introduced in San Francisco on Tuesday to halt people from converting their apartments into short-term vacation rentals.
Phil Matier: SF Lawmakers Want Ride-Share Companies To Face Fair RegulationsUberX, Lyft and Side Car are all on notice now that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are looking at ways to clamp down on the ride sharing companies.
SF Supervisor Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated Like Other Tobacco ProductsSan Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city.
State Senate Committee Probes California Public Utilities Commission Over SafetyA state senate subcommittee will probe the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday in San Francisco about it’s perceived lack of safety enforcement in the years since the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

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