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A Halliburton hydrualic fracturing (fracking) operation in the Bakken Formation, North Dakota. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons)

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.

07/24/2014

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San Francisco Seeks To Regulate Home-Sharing Services Such As Airbnb Over Eviction Concerns

As 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.

04/15/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

Phil Matier: SF Lawmakers Want Ride-Share Companies To Face Fair Regulations

UberX, 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.

03/07/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated Like Other Tobacco Products

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city.

03/03/2014

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Senate Committee Probes California Public Utilities Commission Over Safety

A 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.

11/18/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Limo Fire Mourners Asked Not To Place Memorials On San Mateo Bridge

The California Highway Patrol is asking those who want to honor the five women who were killed in a limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last Saturday to refrain from putting memorial items on the bridge.

05/09/2013

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Limousine Fire Prompts Questions About Safety Regulations

While the cause of Saturday night’s fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge remains under investigation, questions are now being raised over how the limo industry is regulated.

05/07/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Limo In Deadly San Mateo Bridge Fire Was Part Of Nationwide Recall

The limousine which caught fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, killing five of nine passengers on board, was part of a nationwide recall because of issues with load limits on tires, investigators have found.

05/07/2013

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China Increases Tight Controls Over Internet Usage

China’s new communist leaders are increasing already tight controls on Internet use and electronic publishing following a spate of embarrassing online reports about official abuses.

12/27/2012

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Family Of Crash Victim Plead For Party Bus Regulations

The parents of a 19-year-old Burlingame man who died in a crash after getting drunk on a “party bus” joined a local lawmaker Wednesday to announce legislation that aims to regulate underage drinking on charter vehicles.

CBS San Francisco–12/22/2010

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