The incident started when a Brisbane man, identified by the San Francisco Chronicle as Salvatore Bevivino, tried to order a drink on a Philadelphia to San Francisco Virgin America flight.
Sugary drinks are in the spotlight in Sacramento as for the first time a tax on those beverages has made it though a legislative committee.
Richmond voters rejected Measure N, a business license fee that would have required business to pay one penny for every ounce of a sugar-sweetened beverage sold in the city.
Returns from Richmond and from El Monte in Los Angeles County were showing voters rejecting a penny-per-ounce tax on businesses that sell soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages.
An extreme sports competition that gets underway in San Francisco Civic Center Thursday has drawn sharp criticism, but not because of the 250 truck loads of dirt piled outside City Hall.
A group backed by the beverage industry is spending millions of dollars to defeat a soda tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot in Richmond.
Americans consume almost a tenth of their calories by drinking beverages packed with sugar. But a new study reports that men who drink soda or other sugary substances greatly increase their risk of a heart attack.
Voters in Richmond next year may be casting their votes on a sugary drink tax meant to help combat the city’s growing obesity rate.
Santa Clara County is trying to educate kids on unhealthy items like sodas and other sugary drinks.
The California state legislature is about to take up a bill that would tax soda and other sugary drinks with the money raised going to schools to pay for education and children’s health programs.