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2 Northern California Cities Are Suing Big Oil Firms Over Climate Change

California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents. The lawsuits, filed in state courts …

San Francisco Approves Requirement for Clean Breastfeeding Space for Workers

San Francisco supervisors approved legislation that requires employers to provide new mothers a clean and private space to pump their milk, adding to the board’s long history of trying to make the city more equitable for workers even if that …

Are Uber, Lyft Public Nuisances? San Francisco Wants to Know

San Francisco has issued subpoenas to Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. for a broad scope of records on driving and business practices as part of an investigation to determine whether the ridesharing companies have become a public nuisance. City …

RMS Says $77B in San Francisco Property at Risk from Sea Level Rise by 2100

An analysis by catastrophe risk management firm RMS of economic risk to San Francisco’s property from future sea level rise found billions of dollars worth of property at risk. The analysis was used to inform the city’s recently released Sea …

U.S. Risk names Stacey Ziska a Senior Broker/Underwriter for the U.S. Risk San Francisco Office

Dallas, TX, February 4, 2016- U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc., the nations’ sixth largest Property and Casualty wholesaler announced that it has named Stacey Ziska a Senior Broker/Underwriter for the U.S. Risk San Francisco Office. In her role, Stacey will …

Earthquake Swarm Around San Francisco Persists

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that in the last two weeks more than 400 small earthquakes have hit a city east of San Francisco. KNTV reported that the city of San Ramon appears to have broken an earthquake record with …

Airbnb Under Siege From Hostile Ballot Measure in San Francisco

Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in the city where it was founded. Proposition F on the Nov. 3 San Francisco ballot would limit short-term …

Quakes Still Rattling Area East of San Francisco

A series of small earthquakes that have struck east of San Francisco since last week continue to rattle the region. KGO-TV reported Tuesday that the largest one so far, a magnitude-3.5 temblor struck around 4:20 p.m. Monday, according to the …

Plan to Limit Vacation Rentals Held off in San Francisco for Now

San Francisco supervisors tabled further attempts to regulate home-shares this week, despite calls from some members to vote on a plan to limit short-term vacation rentals to 60 days a year. The vote by the Board of Supervisors to move …

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NRA Challenge to San Francisco Gun Law

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a National Rifle Association challenge to a San Francisco law that requires people who store handguns at home to either put them in a lockbox or disable them with a trigger lock. Over two …