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Marita Sanders lives in Oakland, CA., where the school district's Board of Education approved a plan that slashed upwards of $14 million from its 2017-18 budget and where her nine-year-old daughter gets extra help and attention from her school's after school program.
Soda companies don't want sugary drinks to be cast as the next tobacco. They spent millions in three Bay Area cities this November trying to prevent just that. But election results in Oakland, San Francisco, and Albany to levy a penny-per-ounce tax on sodas and sugary drinks indicate they have good reason to worry.
The sugar-sweetened beverage industry's lobbying group, the American Beverage Association, and its two largest members, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo, spent at least $67 million fighting local soda taxes and warning labels on drinks in 19 cities and states since 2009, according to a report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
click to enlarge Former employees of Burma Superstar are speaking out about the labor lawsuit filed last week against the popular Bay Area restaurant chain. William Navarette - who worked as a dishwasher, kitchen helper and cook at Burma Superstar - is a plaintiff in the suit.
click to enlarge Current and former employees of Burma Superstar filed a lawsuit against the Bay Area restaurant chain Thursday, claiming it hasn't been properly paying its kitchen staff. Attorneys at the Asian Law Caucus, Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, and Centro Legal de la Raza filed the lawsuit on behalf of 100 kitchen employees.
The National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, filed an official complaint June 30 against WeWork - a $16 billion startup with an office in Berkeley that provides communal working spaces - regarding the legality of an arbitration agreement waiving employees' right to file lawsuits against employers.Read More...
Amid growing pressure from the community, the city of Berkeley together with Caltrans and California Highway Patrol cleared the homeless encampment on Gilman Street near Interstate 80 on Thursday. The Gilman Street homeless encampment hosted more than a dozen tents belonging to homeless people since 2014.
Since the building which housed the Mental Health Adult Services Clinic closed June 27 because of a flea infestation, staff members have been distributing medication and government checks to those with mental illness in two vans. After its previous location at 2640 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ivan Rabb took a seat near the end of his bench halfway through the third quarter of the 2015 California Interscholastic Federation finals in Haas Pavilion. Sporting the Bishop O'Dowd black and gold, Ivan could only watch Mater Dei rain fire on his Dragons as he sat hunched with cramps.Read More...
To everyone else, Sarah Cole seemed to be on top of the world. She attended school at UC Davis, played club volleyball and majored in engineering, all of which her father did. She earned top marks in all of her classes and was even awarded a scholarship as oneRead More...
It's easy to dismiss Jaylen Brown as another phenomenal athlete too raw to get major minutes in the NBA who would have benefited from another year of college ball and is going to cost a team a lottery pick only to end up as a role player a la HarrisonRead More...
T yrone Wallace is accompanied into Haas Pavilion's press conference room. Nobody would've been surprised to see him strut in after running USC off the court to complete Cal's first undefeated season at home in 56 years. But the senior guard is too humble, too focused on the big pictureRead More...