San Jose to Consider Ban on Sugar Drinks, Whole Milk

San Jose joins about 30 other cities and counties in the Bay Area that have already enacted a similar ban

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    Fresh off passing a ban on Styrofoam, a San Jose city councilman is already talking about another ban.

    Councilman Ash Kalra is poised to introduce a proposal on Wednesday to ban sugary drinks and whole milk at city properties and events.

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    San Jose would joins about 30 other cities and counties in the Bay Area that have already enacted a similar ban. Kris Sanchez reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013)

    It's a move, he says, to promote healthier diets, though critics say government shouldn’t be dictating what people think.

    Kalra first needs to get the proposal approved by the council's agenda- setting committee.

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    San Jose would be joining about 30 other cities and counties in the Bay Area that have already enacted a similar ban. Bob Redell reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013)

    On Tuesday, the city council voted to ban Styrofoam takeout containers at restaurants.

    The goal of that ban is to help protect the environment and keep styrofoam, a product that takes a long time to degrade, out of local landfills and waterways.

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    With the San Jose city council considering a ban on styrofoam, Sam Brock in this edition of Reality Check looks into claims from both sides of the issue. (Published Monday, Aug 26, 2013)

    Groups like the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce oppose the ban, arguing it's too much of a financial stress on small businesses.