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San Francisco mayor signs ordinance regulating tourism sublets

Oct 27 2014

SAN FRANCISCO San Franciscans who temporarily rent their homes out must now prove that they live in them most of the year and begin to pay hotel taxes, under an ordinance signed Monday by Mayor Ed Lee.

San Francisco mayor signs ordinance regulating tourism sublets

Oct 27 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 27 San Franciscans who temporarily rent their homes out must now prove that they live in them most of the year and begin to pay hotel taxes, under an ordinance signed Monday by Mayor Ed Lee.

California becomes first U.S. state to ban plastic grocery bags

Sep 30 2014

SAN FRANCISCO Single-use plastic bags are set to disappear from California grocery stores over the next two years under a first-in-the-nation state law signed on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite opposition from bag manufacturers.

California becomes first U.S. state to ban plastic grocery bags

Sep 30 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 Single-use plastic bags are set to disappear from California grocery stores over the next two years under a first-in-the-nation state law signed on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite opposition from bag manufacturers.

Marijuana advocates start bid to get legalization on California ballot

Sep 24 2014

California voters could get a second chance to legalize recreational pot under a push launched on Wednesday by a marijuana advocacy group that seeks to put the matter before voters in 2016.

Videos, written pledges suggested to curb California campus rape

Sep 17 2014

SAN FRANCISCO A University of California task force seeking to reduce campus sexual violence recommended on Wednesday that new students, staff and faculty sign a pledge or watch a video about such violence as part of a package of measures to confront sexual misconduct.

California governor OKs bills to regulate groundwater amid drought

Sep 16 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of bills on Tuesday to regulate California's stressed groundwater supplies amid a drought that is expected to cost the state $2.2 billion in lost crops, jobs and other damages, with no end in sight.

San Francisco looks to car-share to reduce city vehicle fleet

Sep 09 2014

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco city employees could soon be zipping around the city’s famous hills in car-share vehicles, rather than city-owned cars, under a proposal introduced in the city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S

Aug 30 2014

SACRAMENTO Calif. The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America.

California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S.

Aug 30 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 30 The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America.

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