• The Foster City Council updated its smoking ordinance at a meeting Monday, Aug. 4. The new ordinance includes prohibiting smoking in parks, city streets, public events and creating a 50-foot buffer zone around entrances to any retail or commercial space. The new ordinance does not include provisions regarding multi-unit residential buildings or Waterfront Pizza, which currently allows hookah smoke at 50 percent of its outdoor seating. Instead, council directed staff to work on provisions for the two controversial items over the next 30 to 45 days and possibly include regulations through an amendment to the ordinance at a later date. The new ordinance will go into effect in 30 days.