You probably remember the successful soda tax in Berkeley during the 2014 election. That same election year, there was a proposed San Francisco soda tax that failed to pass. Now, two years later, that could change as Berkeley’s neighboring cities are taking steps to increase health awareness by proposing their own taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages… Read more »
No Coal in Oakland is asking allies throughout the State to call, write, tweet, or fax Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, April 25. We are fighting a plan to transport up to 9.5 million tons per year of Utah coal through Oakland for export overseas.
Last July at the Vatican, Gov. Brown said to the… Read more »
Oakland City Council is holding a hearing on the proposed plan to ship coal by rail for export through the Oakland Army base terminal. Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Communities for a Better Environment, and West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project have all been speaking up since it came to light that the developers… Read more »
You have probably heard about the upcoming national food justice conference the next four days in Oakland. CFJC and the Local Host Committee believe that this event should not be exclusive and that local communities should have access and opportunity to be a part of the conference. There are a number of ways that local… Read more »
Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, has shut down her Oakland-based farmstand in response to a warning the City is imposing for lacking a conditional use permit to sell chard at her farmstand. “I’m getting in trouble for selling the chard. It is legal to grow vegetables and… Read more »
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