Although it’s far from clear whether cellphones cause cancer, a first-of-its-kind San Francisco law requiring phone merchants to disclose mobile devices’ possible health risks has caused The City no shortage of headaches.
The 2½ years of legal wrangling over the Cell Phone Right to Know Act would end under a proposed settlement that would see the law overturned but also would not stick taxpayers with the attorney fees of cellphone industry lobbyists, believed to be in the six figures, according to court documents.
Remember the San Francisco Happy Meal ban? The Daily Show gets some great laughs in its investigative report featuring interviews with local political officials and the introduction of kids to the 'crappy meal'
As we wind down 2010 and look forward to 2011, let us recap some of the biggest stories in city politics this year:
5. Fox Feeding Frenzy Read More
The Examiner predicts what The City’s leaders, losers, and movers and shakers want from Santa.
Who: Ronald McDonald
What: A Happy Meal ... in San Francisco Read More
San Francisco’s legislation prohibiting toys from fast-food meals that don’t meet certain nutritional standards may get a light-hearted skewering soon on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”The legislation, introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar, has already been mentioned before on the show and has received local and national media attention as a “ban” on the McDonald’s Happy Meal. Read More
Lawmakers in Washington are finding a way to combat obesity and other food-related diseases without banning Happy Meal toys.
A coalition of the House and Senate on Tuesday introduced bills that would invest $500 million to help cut back on food deserts across the nation.
The Healthy Food Financing Initiative would leverage private investment through federal loans and grants to create o Read More
San Francisco added to its long list of banned behaviors Tuesday after Mayor Gavin Newsom’s veto on the law prohibiting toys in Happy Meals was rejected.
San Francisco has become the first major city to ban the toys or other items in fast-food meals for children that do not meet specific nutritional guidelines, such as at least half a cup of fruits or vegetables. The proposal sparked national attention and ignited a debate over government intrusion. Read More
First it was a ban on Happy Meal toys, now the political focus is on prohibiting loud speakers on tour buses. Mayor Gavin Newsom is calling into question the real merits of recent legislation coming out of City Hall. Read More