Bay Area / California


Baylor Should Hire Cal’s Sonny Dykes

Posted December 1, 2016 by

Baylor University is reportedly pursuing Cal football coach Sonny Dykes. They should hire him in a hearbeat. Dykes began the year with a big win over nationally ranked Texas, and ended it with a crushing defeat of UCLA. He has
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Trumping Pot: Will State Legalization Laws Survive?

Posted November 17, 2016 by Judith Lewis Mernit

By: Judith Lewis Mernit, Capital and Main Last Wednesday the Drug Policy Alliance, a New York-based drug-reform nonprofit, held a media conference call meant to celebrate a successful election night. Voters in eight states had legalized cannabis for recreational purposes;
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The 2016 RPA Steering Committee

Should Greens Go Local?

Posted November 10, 2016 by

As Kermit the Frog, America’s most famous Muppet, says: “it’s not easy being green.” Preliminary results of the Green Party’s latest national campaign confirm the reality of his observation. The Party’s much-touted goal was getting 5% of the vote on
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Soda Tax Measures Deserve our Support

Posted November 8, 2016 by Clancey Bateman, MS, MPH

Forget about the presidential election for a few minutes. Important public health measures are on the ballot this year – soda taxes – and they deserve our attention! Three Bay Area cities – Oakland, San Francisco, Albany – will vote
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Support Measure RR to Keep BART Safe and Reliable

Posted October 31, 2016 by Nick Josefowitz and Tom Radulovich

On November 8, voters in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties have the opportunity to reinvest in the backbone of our regional public transit network.  Measure RR, the BART infrastructure Bond at the very bottom of your ballot, will
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