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Can Berkeley and San Francisco Pass a Soda Tax in November?

July 3, 2014 | 7:00 am

Can Berkeley and San Francisco Pass a Soda Tax in November?

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Berkeley’s sugar tax funds would go to the general fund, and San Francisco’s to health programs.

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Berkeley Set to Open Two Parklets in ‘Gourmet Ghetto’ This Fall

June 23, 2014 | 7:00 am

Berkeley Set to Open Two Parklets in ‘Gourmet Ghetto’ This Fall

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Extensions of the sidewalk, they’ll appear after years of wrangling over permits and parking,

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Berkeley Aims to Tackle Alleged Racial Profiling By Collecting Better Data

June 20, 2014 | 8:00 am

Berkeley Aims to Tackle Alleged Racial Profiling By Collecting Better Data

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New anti-discrimination policy will require police to report better statistics on who is stopped and why.

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Berkeley Considers CO2 Warning Labels at Gas Pumps

June 16, 2014 | 7:00 am

Berkeley Considers CO2 Warning Labels at Gas Pumps

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A new effort to highlight the connection between pumping gas and dumping carbon into the atmosphere. Read more …

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Richmond City Council Approves Increase in City’s Minimum Wage

May 7, 2014 | 3:30 pm

Richmond City Council Approves Increase in City’s Minimum Wage

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Berkeley also acts,, with City Council voting for more gradual hike and further study of the issue.

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Berkeley Community Survey Shows Tepid Support For Ballot Measures

May 7, 2014 | 12:34 pm

Berkeley Community Survey Shows Tepid Support For Ballot Measures

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Backing for new ‘soda tax’ appears to decline, and parks levy could have trouble winning supermajority.

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Berkeley Proposal Reopens Debate Over Downtown Development

May 6, 2014 | 10:10 am

Berkeley Proposal Reopens Debate Over Downtown Development

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Measure includes new housing, labor and ‘green’ rules, would block development of historic post office.

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News Pix: Airbnb Protests, Late-Night Muni and Albany Bulb Cleanup

May 2, 2014 | 12:28 pm

News Pix: Airbnb Protests, Late-Night Muni and Albany Bulb Cleanup

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News from around the Bay Area in photos.

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Income Inequality in Berkeley: Do Students Skew the Numbers?

April 28, 2014 | 1:43 pm

Income Inequality in Berkeley: Do Students Skew the Numbers?

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Bloomberg News ranks Berkeley 10th among U.S. cities, with almost 20 percent of population in poverty.

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News Pix: Leland Yee, BioBlitz, Salmon and a ‘Magical Misfit Marriage’

March 28, 2014 | 9:30 am

News Pix: Leland Yee, BioBlitz, Salmon and a ‘Magical Misfit Marriage’

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay.

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