Posts Tagged: Berkeley

YIMBY’s Flock to Bay Area

YIMBY’s Flock to Bay Area

Posted July 11, 2017 by

Rising Movement Holds Oakland Conference I have bad news for those who oppose new housing, support suburban sprawl, enjoy subjecting working people to long commutes, and who think preserving gas stations is more important than allowing kids to grow up
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SF Advances, Berkeley Retreats

SF Advances, Berkeley Retreats

Posted June 29, 2017 by

Cities Diverge on Housing Three recently enacted measures have transformed San Francisco into the Bay Area leader for addressing housing affordability. Meanwhile, Berkeley is in full retreat. At its June 27 meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed
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Rising Rents, Green Activism Spur Pro-Housing Movement

Berkeley’s Attack on Housing

Berkeley’s Attack on Housing

Posted June 13, 2017 by

Berkeley has gotten national publicity recently over alt-right activists using the city to wage fake battles over “free speech.” Now Berkeley could get on the national map for a different reason: its city government wants to slash housing construction despite
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Has SF Lost Its Non-Conformist Spirit?

Has SF Lost Its Non-Conformist Spirit?

Posted September 29, 2015 by

Last weekend, San Francisco featured a nude march down Dolores Street, the BDSM-themed Folsom Street Fair, and an anti-eviction themed Mission block party. Does this look like a city that, as one recent article described, “is starting to resemble a
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Randy Shaw Signs and Discusses “The Tenderloin” August 5 at Books Inc. in Berkeley

Beyond Ellis Act Reform

Beyond Ellis Act Reform

Posted April 20, 2015 by

Last week was not a good one for backers of state Ellis Act reform. Senator Mark Leno’s SB 364 got an unexpectedly rocky reception at its April 14 committee hearing, losing by a 6-5 vote. While Leno can have the
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Big Soda Offensive to Stop Seattle Soda Tax

Big Soda Offensive to Stop Seattle Soda Tax

Posted February 23, 2015 by Casey Hinds

On February 19th, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee singled out added sugars as a major concern because of links to obesity and chronic disease. According to the panel, “Higher sugar-sweetened beverage taxes may encourage consumers to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.”
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