Say what you want to about Ross Mirkarimi as a husband, but the beleaguered pol has won some righteous battles, most recently the city's fight to ban plastic bags.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge has finally ruled that the city can — and will — impose a blanket ban those Earth-unfriendly plastic bags shoppers use to cart their goods from retail stores. In addition to banning plastic bags, San Francisco merchants can also slap shoppers with a 10-cent fee for every paper bag they use.
So starting Oct. 1, here are your shopping options: Pay a dime for the paper bag, or do what any self-respecting S.F. environmentalist would do and bring your own!