San Francisco Board of Supervisors

McLean, UNITED STATES: LAWYERS FATTEN UP OBESITY SUIT AGAINST 'BIG SODA': Students at McLean High School in McLean, Virginia, purchase soft drinks from vending machines on school property 15 December, 2005. A bubbling law suit has the 92 billion USD US soft drinks industry battling claims it is to blame for a hefty slice of America's youth obesity epidemic. Giants Pepsi Co. and Coca-Cola could soon be ensnared in the kind of class action legal tangles which landed tobacco firms with multi-billion dollar settlements, and hauled fast food icon McDonalds into court. Lawyers, some veterans of the tobacco wars, will accuse soda firms which fill school vending machines with plying soda pop guzzling youths with a product harmful to their health. AFP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Beverage Group Sues City Of San Francisco; Claims Soda Warnings, Ad Ban Violate First Amendment

The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.

07/26/2015

Construction workers assemble a concrete pump on May 14, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supes To Vote On Luxury Condo Moratorium

A 45-day moratorium would affect two dozen projects in the city’s Mission District, which has witnessed skyrocketing prices amid a technology jobs boom.

06/02/2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supes To Vote On Ban Of Performances Using Wild Animals

San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals.

04/21/2015

Anonymous Gun Buy Back Program In San Francisco

SF Supervisors Vote To Create Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

The ordinance comes following the release of a city report that shows $208 million was spent on violence prevention in the city over the last five years.

01/27/2015

Katy Tang

Katy Tang Replaces David Chiu As President Of SF Board Of Supervisors

On Monday, Katy Tang replaces David Chiu as president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. It’s the highest position in City Hall ever won by an Asian-American woman.

11/30/2014

Supervisor David Chiu (San Francisco Board of Supervisors)

David Campos Concedes To David Chiu In Race For San Francisco Assembly Seat

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos has conceded the race for the District 17 state assembly seat, his rival Supervisor David Chiu said Thursday evening.

11/06/2014

Prescription Drugs

San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back Program

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund and administer a permanent citywide drug take-back program.

10/21/2014

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisor Wants To Make HIV/AIDS Drug Available To Anyone Who Needs It

Supervisor David Campos wants the Board to appropriate an extra $807,000 to cover the cost of providing Truvada to any San Franciscan who needs it.

09/18/2014

Drag queens Sister Roma (left) and Heklina (2nd from left) listen as San Francisco Supervisor David Campos (R) speaks during a press conference at City Hall, September 17, 2014. (CBS)

Facebook Temporarily Restores Profiles Of Drag Queens, Declines To Change ‘Real Names’ Policy

Facebook met with leaders of San Francisco’s transgender community in City Hall amid a crackdown on drag queens who use their stage names on the site. But the social network has not changed a policy requiring account holders to use their real names.

09/17/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Agrees To Meet With Drag Queens In San Francisco Over Profile Name Policy

Facebook officials have agreed to meet with local drag queens at San Francisco City Hall to discuss the social media website’s policy of people using their legal names on their accounts.

09/15/2014

more