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Sunnyvale Adopts New Gun Law and Tech Companies Reshape San Francisco

Fri, November 08, 2013

Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri on New Gun Law
The small South Bay city of Sunnyvale drew national attention this week when voters approved Measure C. The new law, which goes into effect on January 1, requires gun owners to report missing firearms within 48 hours and to keep guns locked up when not in use. It also prohibits ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The National Rifle Association has threatened to sue. Scott Shafer sat down with Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri to find out what inspired him to push for the law and how the city is responding to the NRA.

Tech Companies Reshaping San Francisco
Twitter's IPO may have Wall Street a-twitter, but the San Francisco-based tech company's foray into public trading also drew protesters concerned about gentrification in the city. With Yelp breaking ground on new headquarters downtown and Google building a barge on the San Francisco Bay, is the tech industry's success reshaping the Bay Area?

Further Reporting: Twitter Debuts on NYSE, Then Goes Nuts

Lake Tahoe Development Battle
The Sierra Club and other environmental groups have filed arguments in a lawsuit against a controversial new plan that governs development around Lake Tahoe. The lake's iconic blue waters have lost 20 feet of clarity since 1968 due to uncontrolled urbanization in the '50s and '60s. Strict regulations and a $1.6 billion investment in the lake have helped make some gains in clarity, but environmentalists fear that the new rules could reverse the trend.

Further Reporting:


  • Aarti Shahani, KQED News
  • Michelle Quinn, San Jose Mercury News
  • Steve Henn, National Public Radio

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