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2012-11-14 08:24:35

WHIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SPH), a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity, today announced that, at its regular meeting held on November 13, 2012, the Partnership's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an increase in the number of independent members of the Board of Supervisors from five to seven, and elected Lawrence C. Caldwell and...

2012-06-26 14:20:49

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against Alameda County, California and the county's Board of Supervisors for violating the constitutional rights of three businessmen by wrongfully denying them permits to open a gun shop. SAF is joined by the Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees and businessmen John Teixeira, Steve Nobriga and Gary Gamaza. They are represented by...

2012-04-24 14:20:43

SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks, and Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian support Steve Danon for County Supervisor in San Diego's Third District. "I'm confident that Steve will work with all the cities in San Diego County to strengthen our local economy and reform local government. Steve's experience in both the public and the private sectors has given him the tools necessary to be an effective...

2011-06-07 18:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Local Search Association today filed suit against the City and County of San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors and Mayor Edwin Lee asking the U.S. District Court to overturn the city's controversial new Yellow Pages ordinance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110201/NY39788LOGO-b ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/NY84627LOGO ) The suit claims that the city's rationale for effectively banning Yellow Pages is...

2011-02-23 15:35:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier today took the helm of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) after her fellow commissioners unanimously elected her as chair at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The commissioners also unanimously elected Orinda City Councilmember Amy Rein Worth to serve as MTC's vice chair. Both officers will serve a two-year term. Tissier has represented District 5 on the San Mateo County...

2009-11-10 12:05:00

Supervisors' Position is at Odds with Legendary Environmentalists, Including Gaylord Nelson and David Brower SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco Board of Supervisors members Eric Mar and David Campos are attacking a Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) ad campaign connecting population growth to environmental degradation. Mar and Campos have scheduled time for the Board of Supervisors to consider a measure condemning the ads today, Tuesday November...

2009-06-16 17:54:00

RESIDENTS SAY 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!' AS SUPERVISORS TAKE A STAND LOS ANGELES, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in early June to actively seek and support federal legislation to repeal portions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that limit the authority of state and local governments to regulate cell towers and related wireless facilities on the basis of their health and environmental effects. The motions by Supervisors Zen...

2009-06-09 11:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Representatives and supporters, including SEIU UHW, of the more than 12,000 families who rely on In-Home Support Services to care for elderly or disabled loved ones will hold a vigil on Tuesday at noon outside of the Fresno Board of Supervisors meeting as the clock ticks down to the July 1st deadline for dangerous home care cuts to go into effect. Clients and family members fear that the lower wages will force workers to find new jobs forcing...

2009-04-24 15:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten thousand homecare workers won a partial victory today as an independent Arbitrator called the Board's financial reasoning behind proposed wage cuts "perverse" and ordered the board to lessen the severity of the cuts from an immediate $1.10 an hour over six months to a smaller cut over a period not shorter than 12 months. The Board of Supervisors passed a new proposal last week to cut healthcare for the workers in addition to their...

2009-02-25 13:01:00

San Mateo County Supervisor Tissier Named Vice Chair OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty today assumed the driver's seat on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) after his fellow commissioners unanimously elected him as chair at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. At the same time, Commissioners unanimously elected San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier to ride shotgun as MTC's vice chair. Both officers will serve a...