Berkeley Ordinance To Eliminate Gender-Specific Language From City CodeA newly passed ordinance in Berkeley is moving the city toward eliminating gender-specific language from the municipal code.
Oakland Officials Take Step Towards Banning City Use Of Facial Recognition TechThe city of Oakland on Tuesday took a first step towards banning the use of facial recognition technology by city employees, including the Oakland Police Department.
Juul-Backed Coalition Gets Vaping Initiative On San Francisco BallotResidents of San Francisco will get to vote on whether a new ordinance banning the sale of electronic cigarettes will stand in the upcoming November election.
Berkeley City Council Considers Natural Gas Ban In Residential BuildingsA commonplace kitchen appliance that chef's swear by might be phased out in some buildings in Berkeley.
Milpitas City Council Rejects 2 Rent Protection ProposalsTwo proposals that were expected to protect renters in Milpitas were rejected by city council members Tuesday night.
Concord City Council Puts Support Behind Cannabis Delivery Businesses Over DispensariesThe Concord City Council expressed strong support Tuesday night for crafting an ordinance that would permit a marijuana delivery business to set up shop within city limits, but was less enthusiastic about the possibility of a dispensary selling cannabis for recreational use.
Santa Rosa Man Displays Naked Mannequins After Being Forced To Lower FenceA North Bay homeowner who was forced to cut down his new fence after complaints has decided to give his neighborhood quite a show in his front yard.
San Jose Passes Ordinance Allowing Recreational Marijuana Sales In 2018The San Jose City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday that will allow 16 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city to sell marijuana for recreational purposes to adults 21 and older starting on Jan. 1, 2018.
New Ordinances In Contra Costa Clamp Down On Recreational PotA vote in Contra Costa County Tuesday afternoon put some significant restrictions on recreational pot sales.
San Jose Approves Hefty Fines For Illegal Dumping Frustrated over the growing problem of illegal dumping, the City of San Jose approved hefty fines for anyone caught dumping furniture or other trash on the street.
Santa Clara Law Protects Bikers, Pedestrians, Horseback Riders From Angry DriversDrivers who hassle cyclists, pedestrians or people riding horses on Santa Clara County's rural roads may end up in court with a hefty fine.
Ordinance To Require San Francisco Gun Shops To Videotape Sales Introduced By SupervisorSan Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would require firearms dealers to videotape all gun and ammunition sales and share ammunition sales data with police.
San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage AdsThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as well as limit advertising and sales of such products on public property.
Cell Phone Group Suing Berkeley Over Radiation Warning Label OrdinanceThe cell phone industry is suing the city of Berkeley over an ordinance requiring retailers to attach warning labels to cell phones.
Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation BanThe town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.