Bay Area Families Could Lose Contact With Relatives In China If WeChat BannedMillions of users of the WeChat social media and messaging platform are bracing for the possible Sunday shut down the app, fearing it will effectively sever lines of communication with family and friends in China.
Facebook Bans Some QAnon, US-Based Militia, Anarchist Groups, Accounts But Allows PostsFacebook is banning groups and accounts associated with QAnon as well as a variety of U.S.-based militia and anarchist groups that support violence. The company will continue to allow people to post material that supports these groups.
SF Supes Approve Ban On City Profiting From Jail Inmate Phone Calls, ServicesSan Francisco Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure permanently banning the city from profiting off jail inmates and their families via services such as phone calls and commissary items.
Mayor Liccardo Unveils Plan For Police Reform In Wake Of Violence At BLM Protests In San JoseThe mayor of San Jose unveiled plans for police reform in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, which saw several protesters and observers injured by officers.
Oakland Bans Sale Of Flavored, Menthol Tobacco Products In Tobacco Stores, PharmaciesThe Oakland City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to ban the sale of flavored and menthol tobacco products at all tobacco stores and pharmacies.
SF Lawmaker Pushes For Stronger Restrictions On Large Gatherings Amid COVID-19 ConcernsSan Francisco's Saint Patrick's Day parade is canceled, as are the ballet and the opera, but Tuesday night’s Warriors game inside Chase Center is still a go. Why?
Santa Clara County To Ban Gatherings Over 1,000; Confirm First Bay Area Coronavirus DeathPublic Health Department officials in Santa Clara County on Monday evening announced a pending ban on public mass gatherings over 1,000 people that will be enforced by authorities.
San Francisco Bans Non-Essential Public Gatherings At City Facilities For 2 WeeksThe City and County of San Francisco has banned "non-essential group events" at any city-owned facilities for the next two weeks because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.
Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Background Checks For Prospective TenantsOn Tuesday night, the city of Oakland is considering a new ordinance that would ban landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants.
California Lawmakers Reject Ban On Surgeries For Babies Born With Ambiguous GenitaliaCalifornia could become the first state to ban medically unnecessary surgeries on babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia.
Contra Costa Supervisors Unanimously Approve Ban On Sale Of All Vaping ProductsA ban on the sale of vaping products that have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cannabis vaping products and flavored tobacco products in unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County goes into effect next Monday.
CoCo County Supes Approve Ban On Polystyrene Food, Beverage Containers, Effective In 2020An ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene food and beverage containers by vendors in unincorporated Contra Costa County will go into effect May 1, 2020, following a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors.
Contra Costa County Supes Consider Ban On Polystyrene Food, Beverage ContainersThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning will consider an ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene food and beverage containers at restaurants, food trucks and other vendors.
FDA Investigates SF-Based JUUL's Campaign For Ballot Measure To Overturn Ban On E-CigsA federal investigation has been officially launched into whether JUUL's political ads were legal.
Sebastopol Officials Working To Ban Vacation Rental PropertiesSebastopol officials are working to place a moratorium on vacation rental properties because the city doesn't feel it has a single house to spare.