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Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

State Senate OKs New Regulations For Calif. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The measure is intended to restrict dispensaries that federal prosecutors say had grown out of control in California, where voters first supported legalizing cannabis to treat illness in 1996.

05/20/2013

smoking

San Francisco Supes Look To Strengthen Already Tough Smoking Laws

Two pieces of legislation addressing smoking in San Francisco will come before the city’s Board of Supervisors at its first regular meeting of the new year Tuesday.

01/15/2013

Customers line up at a food truck. (Fred Dufour/AFP/GettyImages)

SF Supervisor Proposes Streamlined Food Truck Regulations

While the seemingly ubiquitous food trucks in San Francisco continue to cook up success, the City’s regulations governing them have not kept up. That’s why Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing legislation that will allow the trucks to operate closer to schools, limit their proximity to restaurants and cite violators.

11/08/2012

John Avalos

San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Regulations On Corporate Shuttle Buses

The buses are used by tech companies in Silicon Valley to shuttle employees from San Francisco.

10/18/2012

Pumpkin Patch

San Mateo County Looks At Zoning Regulations For Pumpkin Farms

At issue is whether the farms can add to their businesses with tourist attractions like what the Arata Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay is doing.

08/29/2012

Bullet button

Colorado Massacre Prompts Renewed Push For California ‘Bullet Button’ Law

The Colorado movie massacre could mean major changes for gun owners in California. State Senator Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, who introduced a gun control bill after watching a CBS 5 investigation, is about to make that bill much tougher.

08/06/2012

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California Regulators Want Pollution Rules On Non-Existent Technologies

The California Supreme Court said regulators may require pollution controls on future technologies that don’t exist.

06/26/2012

PG&E workers inspect a segment of gas pipeline.

San Francisco Sues Regulators Over Pipeline Safety

The lawsuit claims the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration failed to enforce guidelines for more than a decade prior to the San Bruno explosion

02/14/2012

Plastic Bag

San Francisco Mayor Supports Ramping Up Plastic Bag Ban

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider legislation to force merchants to charge for shopping bags, and to ban plastic bags at all stores in the city.

02/07/2012

Travelers At SFO

ConsumerWatch: New Protections Rolled Out For Air Travelers

This week, new rules issued by the Department of Transportation will go into effect that will further protect passenger rights.

01/24/2012

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