soda tax

California Senate candidates Scott Wiener, right, and Jane Kim answer questions during a debate at University of San Francisco, which was moderated by James Taylor, left, a professor and chair of the African American Studies Department at USF, on Monday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Final state Senate campaign push on display

The rollicking, at times humorous and other times downright mean, race for…

 

S.F. Examiner file photo

Supporters hope to keep second SF soda tax from going flat

San Francisco soda tax supporters are hoping round two of an effort…

 

The number of homeless encampments cropping up across The City has spurred a ballot measure enabling police to remove them. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco voters may ban homeless encampments

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to ban homeless encampments…

 

Philadelphia is set to become the first major American city with a soda tax despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Philadelphia becomes first major American city with soda tax

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda…

Philadelphia is set to become the first major American city with a soda tax despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Legislation introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell and approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday bans junk food in the approximately 150 vending machines on city property. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

911 dispatchers exempt from SF healthy vending machine proposal

San Francisco’s 911 dispatchers may still be able to get their sugar…

Legislation introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell and approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday bans junk food in the approximately 150 vending machines on city property. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oliver Gray, Food Service Manager Administrator at the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center stocks the refrigerator in the cafeteria with healthy beverages. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)

SF hospitals taking soda measures, amid new beverage law

As San Francisco implements increased controls on sugary beverages — including the…

Oliver Gray, Food Service Manager Administrator at the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center stocks the refrigerator in the cafeteria with healthy beverages. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)
Cindy ChewMarvin Orellana buys a soda from Gateway Newstand.

SF soda warning label proposal advances

Soda advertisements in San Francisco may soon come with warning labels about…

Cindy ChewMarvin Orellana buys a soda from Gateway Newstand.
(Jeff Chiu/2014 AP file photo)

Supervisors renew battle against sugary drinks with proposal targeting ads

After losing an effort to impose a tax on sugary beverages in…

(Jeff Chiu/2014 AP file photo)
Courtesy Open TruthThe Open Truth campaign will have its ads attacking sugary beverages on Muni and billboards in The City.

Ad campaign signals SF soda battle far from over

Less than three months after San Francisco voters rejected a tax on…

Courtesy Open TruthThe Open Truth campaign will have its ads attacking sugary beverages on Muni and billboards in The City.
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The S.F. ExaminerSupporters of Proposition E

Soda tax supporters litter Dolores Park with fake severed legs to call attention to diabetic amputations

As election day nears, soda tax supporters littered a section of Dolores…

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The S.F. ExaminerSupporters of Proposition E
AP Photo/Jeff ChiuIn this July 7

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax…

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuIn this July 7
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SF begins debate over proposed soda tax ballot measure

Dueling sides in the soda-tax debate staked their ground Wednesday during City…

AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press

S.F. Democratic Party endorses proposed soda tax ballot measure

San Francisco’s Democratic Party voted Wednesday night to endorse the ballot measure…

Will support from Chiu, Campos elevate SF soda tax issue?

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu — who, along with fellow Supervisor…

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuThis Wednesday

High rate of obese and overweight kids poses problems for SF

Most adults in The City are fit as fiddles when it comes…

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuThis Wednesday
Supervisor Eric Mar had collaborated with outgoing board President David Chiu on legislation approved Tuesday that requires predictive schedules for chain store retailers.

Supervisors unite behind proposed soda-tax measure

San Francisco city leaders are united in an effort to slap a…

Supervisor Eric Mar had collaborated with outgoing board President David Chiu on legislation approved Tuesday that requires predictive schedules for chain store retailers.
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San Francisco supervisors plan to combine soda tax measures

A day after Supervisor Eric Mar announced intentions to introduce a 2-cents-per-ounce…

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Supervisors Eric Mar

Second San Francisco pol takes aim at sugary beverages with tax proposal

There appears to be a strong will at City Hall to take…

Supervisors Eric Mar