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21 posts from January 2010

01/29/2010

Watch Mayor Newsom's YouTube Update: Jan. 28, 2010

Mayor Newsom's YouTube Update: Jan. 28, 201001/29/10 - Mayor Newsom reacts to President Obama's State of the Union and talks about efforts to create and save jobs in San Francisco.

Watch now on YouTube

01/28/2010

Golden Gate Park Volunteer Fair - February 10th

Golden Gate Park 01/28/10 - Come discover the volunteer opportunities available in Golden Gate Park--Everything from park guides, jungle docents, to gardening and park stewardship opportunities.

Where: Conservatory of Flowers, Orchid Room

When: Wednesday, February 10th 10am-2pm

What: Light refreshments, interactive displays, networking, volunteer opportunities.

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01/27/2010

Mayor Newsom Introduces Legislation to Limit Tobacco Sales Near Schools

Mayor Newsom Introduces Legislation to Limit Tobacco Sales Near Schools

Legislation would prohibit the issuance of new tobacco sales permits for businesses located within 1,000 feet of public and private schools in San Francisco

01/26/10 – Today Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced legislation at the Board of Supervisors that prohibits the issuance of new tobacco sales permits for businesses located within 1,000 feet of public and private schools in San Francisco.

“The research clearly shows kids start smoking and smoke more frequently when cigarette retailers are near schools,” said Mayor Newsom. “About a third of the students in California purchase their tobacco within 1,000 feet of their schools, so we’re looking to restrict this access in order to prevent children from smoking.”
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01/26/2010

Mayor Newsom Introduces Cell-Phone Radiation Labeling Legislation

Mayor Newsom Introduces Cell-Phone Radiation Labeling Legislation Legislation would require cell phone retailers to post cell phone radiation levels at point of sale

01/26/10 – Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced major consumer right-to-know legislation that will require cell phone retailers to post cell phone radiation levels at point of sale.  The ordinance will be introduced at the Board of Supervisors meeting today.

“Telephone manufacturers currently disclose cell phone radiation levels to the federal government,” said Mayor Newsom.  “This same information should also be made easily accessible to the consumer.” Read more

Mayor Newsom Announces City Partnerships for Haitian Relief

Mayor Newsom Announces City Partnerships for Haitian Relief 01/25/10 – Mayor Newsom today announced new city efforts to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief. These efforts include a new partnership with Safeway Inc. to place coin counting machines in city buildings, a new citywide payroll deduction program, and use of 311 as a resource for Haiti donation referral.

“San Franciscans have a deep understanding of the devastation caused by natural disasters and we stand ready to assist Haiti in providing relief to the residents in the difficult days and months ahead,” said Mayor Newsom. “The City is committed to helping the residents of Haiti, and Safeway’s assistance will allow for donations in some of our city’s most visible locations.” Read more

Anyone wishing to contribute to the relief efforts has lots of options listed on the 311 Relief web page