FDA Announces Crackdown On Electronic CigarettesThe federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the multibillion-dollar industry and for the first time require e-cigarette makers to submit their products for a safety review.
Report Finds Many San Francisco Airbnb Hosts Not Following RulesA new report finds many San Francisco residents who post their homes on Airbnb and similar websites are not following city rules on short-term rentals.
Gov. Brown Enacts First-Ever Regulations For Medical Marijuana IndustryCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a trio of bills designed to rein in and regulate the state's medical marijuana industry for the first time.
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.
SJPD To Begin Wearing Body Cams Later This Year; Release Details On Drone UseSan Jose’s police department says it will begin field testing cameras on about a dozen officers in September with full implementation a year later. They also said they won't roll out drone technology until 2017.
Tougher Water Restrictions Would Affect California’s Hotel, Restaurant Industry Amid Severe DroughtCalifornians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.
Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application ProcessMany San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Files Suit Over San Francisco’s Strict Rules On Chain StoresThe organization has filed a lawsuit against the city over its strict rules regarding chain stores, after trying to move to a new office and pharmacy in the Castro District.
California Gears Up To Vote On Water Wasting Law TuesdayThe State Water Resources Control Board is set to vote Tuesday on tough new rules that would allow any public employee empowered to enforce laws to write tickets for wasting water.
San Jose Leaders Approve Tough New Regulations For Medical Marijuana DispensariesThe new rules would limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located and would also force them to grow their own marijuana.
San Jose City Council Delays Vote On Medical Marijuana DispensariesThe proposed ordinance would place strict restrictions on how medical marijuana dispensaries can operate in San Jose.
NRA Loses Latest Challenge To San Francisco Gun, Bullet RegulationsThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said the city can require handgun owners to secure weapons in lockers, keep them on their bodies or apply trigger locks to the guns when stored at home. The three-judge panel also upheld the city’s sales ban on ammunition that expands on impact and is often referred to as hollow point bullets.