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.
Limo Fire Mourners Asked Not To Place Memorials On San Mateo BridgeThe 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.
Limousine Fire Prompts Questions About Safety RegulationsWhile 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.
Limo In Deadly San Mateo Bridge Fire Was Part Of Nationwide RecallThe 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.