Martinez Gives Pot Dispensary Permit To Son Of Retired California CongressmanThe Martinez City Council has chosen the operator for its second retail marijuana dispensary - a firm led by the son of retired longtime U.S. Rep. George Miller.
Prefab 'Granny Units' Eliminate Red Tape For Homeowners Who Need More SpaceA start-up company on the Peninsula is offering homeowners a chance to place an “Auxiliary Housing Unit” or ADU in their backyard without having to deal with the bureaucracy of city hall.
San Jose Streamlines Permits, Approvals To Build Affordable Backyard 'Granny Units'Recognizing the permit and approval process for so-called “granny units” as onerous, expensive, and time-consuming, the city of San Jose has streamlined the steps and cut red tape.
Outside Lands Requests City Permit For Marijuana Sales And ConsumptionMarijuana could be sold legally by vendors at this year's Outside Lands music festival in Golden Gate Park if a permit can be issued in time.
Legislation Aims To Block Chinese Bikeshare Company's SF LaunchSupervisor Aaron Peskin Wednesay joined with the mayor's office in announcing legislation seeking to block a Chinese stationless bike-sharing company from launching in San Francisco without permits.
Sacramento Lawmakers Apply For First-Ever Permit To Test Driverless CarsSacramento city leaders are speeding ahead with plans to make the streets a place for fully autonomous vehicle testing.
San Francisco Rideshare Drivers Given Extension For Business PermitsUber and Lyft drivers in San Francisco who haven’t yet registered as businesses are getting a reprieve.
San Francisco Cracks Down On Unpermitted Food Vendors For Super Bowl 50San Francisco health officials will be cracking down on unpermitted food vendors as thousands of visitors descend on the city for Super Bowl 50 festivities.
Public Comment Period Extended For $35 Ocean Beach Bonfire Permit ProposalThe public comment period for a proposal to require permits for fires at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach and impose seasonal restrictions has been extended by two weeks to early December, according to the National Park Service.
San Francisco Massage Parlors Face Tougher Restrictions Under New City PolicySan Francisco’s Department of Public Health maintains that about half of the city’s estimated 300 massage parlors are fronts for prostitution and the city is cracking down with tougher regulations that go into effect starting July 1st.
California Summer Camps Running Without Licenses?The camps taking in children this summer may not be regulated by the state, or even have a license in California.
Cal Fire Announces Broad Burn Permit Requirements For Rural Areas Across StateStarting May 1, Cal Fire will require residents in Bay Area and neighboring fire units to obtain a burn permit for any outdoor open burning in rural, unincorporated areas.
UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s CathedralSaint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.
'Playground Is Not For Sale' Rally Planned After Dispute Over SF Mission District Soccer FieldA caught-on-camera dispute between some tech industry employees and a group of teens at a the San Francisco Mission Playground soccer field has sparked calls for change in San Francisco Park's and Recreation policies.
Permit Required Under New Law For Some SF Dog WalkersA new law went into effect July 1st in San Francisco, requiring dog walkers with four or more dogs to obtain a permit.