Stirrings of an Oakland Tax Revolt Could Hamper Parks Maintenance

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Stirrings of an Oakland Tax Revolt Could Hamper Parks Maintenance

Councilmembers hope to create a more dependable source of parks funding. But polling suggests that voters may no longer trust the city on taxes.

 

CHRONIC TOWN

Is Going Sublingual the Best Alternative to Vaping?

If you don't like to smoke or vape, and edibles aren't your thing, try this under-the-tongue option.

FEATURE

Berkeley's Irish Summers

A U.S. guest worker visa to promote cultural exchange helps fill the college town with international pilgrims once a year.

SEVEN DAYS

Newsom Signs Two Bills That Move Along Ballpark Proposal

Plus illegal dumping in Oakland, Phishing in San Leandro, and homelessness in Castro Valley.

CORRECTIONS

Corrections

NEWS

Homeless Crackdown by Caltrans Sparks Dialogue in Berkeley

Weekly "cleanings" by transportation agency draw a comparison to whack-a-mole, causing the city to confront its encampment problem under scrutiny from critics.

CHRONIC TOWN

Unease at Eaze

The cannabis-delivery platform lays off staff, replaces its CEO.

SEVEN DAYS

Hayward is Eyeing Unincorporated Cherryland for Annexation

Unincorporated area would add 15,000 people to city.

LETTERS

Letters Sept. 25 - Oct. 2

FEATURE

Aromas of Black Plum and Licorice, With Lingering Notes of Roundup

The detection of herbicides in wines — even some organic wines — highlights the growing health impacts of chemical-farming practices.

NEWS

The New Face of Homelessness: Elderly and Disabled

The story of three brothers evicted from their family home show the difficulties this population faces in the East Bay.

CHRONIC TOWN

Responses to The Vaping Crisis Are Insane at All Levels

Politicians and conspiracy theorists are making the problem worse.

LETTERS

Letters Sept. 18-25

SEVEN DAYS

Oakland's Vacant Lot Tax Sowing Confusion

Plus, progressive strife in Alameda, and Kaiser and unions reach tentative accord.

GUEST EDITORIALS

Rooted or Uprooted in Oakland?

Community Demands Any New Ballpark Must Deliver Good Jobs, Affordable Housing, and a Clean Environment

CHRONIC TOWN

Cannabis Industry Moves to Hemp, But It's Slow-Going

Pot companies show interest in hemp-based packaging materials, but it will be a while before using hemp becomes standard practice.

NEWS

Can Berkeley Fix Its Police Oversight?

A member of Berkeley's Police Review Commission has resigned over the body's structural deficiencies. And a possible fix has been bogged down in negotiations with the police union for over a year.

LETTERS

Letters Sept. 11-18

SEVEN DAYS

East Bay Kaiser Permanente Employees Set a Strike Date

Plus, Alameda to discuss gun violence.

FEATURE

Kamala Harris, For Which People?

The junior senator from California has cemented herself as a presidential contender, but her history of changing her positions to secure new offices has created distrust.

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