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Supervisor Eric Mar

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Restrictions On E-Cigarettes

The practice of smoking electronic cigarettes without any restrictions may soon end in San Francisco under an ordinance unanimously approved by the city’s board of supervisors Tuesday afternoon.

03/18/2014

Walgreens store in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Economic Report Finds Restrictions On Chain Stores Would Hurt Local Economy

The report comes as Supervisor Eric Mar has proposed an ordinance that would expand formula retail controls in San Francisco.

02/13/2014

Food Bank

New Report Shows Hunger A Real Issue In San Francisco

The findings from the San Francisco Food Security Task Force show that one in four San Franciscans are at risk of missing meals and going hungry.

11/21/2013

Passengers board a Muni bus along Market Street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Supervisor Proposes Prioritizing SF Muni Funds For Low-Income Areas

New funding for San Francisco Municipal Railway service could be prioritized to the city’s low-income neighborhoods under a charter amendment introduced Tuesday by a city supervisor.

11/20/2013

San Francisco City College (CBS)

Board Of Supes To Vote On New Ways To Help Fund SF City College

A resolution introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar that urges City College trustees to use new tax revenue to restore cuts from the school’s budget has passed.

04/18/2013

smoking

SF Considers Smoking, Non-Smoking Labels For All Apartments

San Francisco supervisors on Monday planned to consider an ordinance that would inform would-be renters who is smoking in the building.

12/10/2012

Grocery Outlet (GroceryOutlet.com)

Grocery Outlet Chain Signs Lease To Open Two SF Stores

Berkeley-based grocery chain, Grocery Outlet, signed a lease Wednesday to open two stores in San Francisco.

10/17/2012

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SF Supervisor Pushing Healthy Food Proposal in City’s Corner Stores

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar is picking up the pace of the healthy food movement with a new proposal that would focus on stocking corner stores with fresh produce, especially in neighborhoods that lack full-service supermarkets.

09/25/2012

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SF Considers Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban – Except For Medical Pot

Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors.

07/19/2012