Contra Costa County Halts New Hemp Grows While Regulations Are CreatedFollowing some complaints from people who live near eastern Contra Costa County industrial hemp grow sites about odor, lights and other factors, the county Board of Supervisors has approved a 45-day moratorium on new hemp planting as regulations governing location and cultivation of industrial hemp are considered.
Study Says Children's Apps Targeting Young Kids With AdsConsumer groups are urging the federal government to investigate whether advertisers are taking unfair advantage of young kids using apps.
Prop 8 Aims To Curb Massive Profits By Dialysis ClinicsA measure on the November ballot takes aim at regulating dialysis clinics across California. Backers claim many of the clinics are taking advantage of patients with private insurance and reaping the profits.
San Francisco Officials Ask Driverless Tech Companies To Give Up DataWith San Francisco looking for ways to reduce its enormous traffic problems, city officials are calling on driverless tech companies to provide some GPS data to help address the issue.
Small Recreational Pot Farmers Getting Squeezed By California RegulationMarijuana industry leaders say California regulations and fees are crushing the cash business, threatening to drive small recreational pot farmers out of business.
Salesforce CEO Benioff Compares Facebook To 'Big Tobacco'A Bay Area tech titan aimed a stunning critique at social media Tuesday when Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff compared Facebook to "Big Tobacco" and called for greater regulation.
Oakland City Council Approves Cannabis Regulation MeasureThe Oakland City Council has unanimously approved amendments authored by Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan to move forward with adult use permits and temporary local authorizations for regulating and taxing cannabis.
Concerns Raised Over Growing California Pot SurplusA marijuana industry leader says California is growing way too much pot, leaving the state with questions about what to with the surplus.
Uber's High-Powered Global Policy Board Born Amid Legal Battles, Regulation StrugglesAn eight-person global policy board has been assembled by Uber to increase their chances of winning over governments around the world.
Two Sides Clash Over Conflicting Reports On Airbnb’s Impact On SF’s Housing MarketTwo new reports looking into the impact short-term rental companies such as Airbnb have had on housing in San Francisco have come to different conclusions.
Consumer Watchdog Releases List Of 10 Most Unsafe Toys In Time For HolidaysAs we get closer to the season of giving gifts, a consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of the 10 most unsafe toys. Did any of these toys make your child's wish list?
San Mateo County Supervisors Vote To Include E-Cigarettes In Smoking BanThe San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of “smoking” and “tobacco product” to include electronic smoking devices.
Environmentally-Friendly Savior Of Oil Fracking Industry Could Be... Haliburton? New Fluids Made With Soy, Vegetables In the environmentally sensitive Bay Area, "fracked" oil may be a dirty word, but new technology being pioneered by some environmentalists' arch nemesis, Haliburton, could make fracking literally palatable by using fluids sourced from the food industry.
San Francisco Seeks To Regulate Home-Sharing Services Such As Airbnb Over Eviction ConcernsAs the popularity of online services like Airbnb have risen, legislation was introduced in San Francisco on Tuesday to halt people from converting their apartments into short-term vacation rentals.
Phil Matier: SF Lawmakers Want Ride-Share Companies To Face Fair RegulationsUberX, Lyft and Side Car are all on notice now that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are looking at ways to clamp down on the ride sharing companies.