National Review Online
Molly Wharton: The Soda Tax: The Final Showdown?
Berkeley and San Francisco gear up for what could be the last attempt to introduce a tax on sugary drinks.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Preliminary Hearing Held For San Francisco Couple Accused Of Running Brothel In Sunset District
A preliminary hearing began in San Francisco on Wednesday for a husband and wife accused of running a brothel in the Sunset District.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Plenty of action and emotion, too
20th Century Fox. 2:10. 2D only at drive-ins: Paris, Winchester Sky-Vue. 2D and 3D: Fayette Mall, Frankfort, Georgetown, Hamburg, Movie Tavern, Nicholasville, Richmond, Winchester, Woodhill.
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Local Roundup: Santa Cruz alum Dayne Quist released by Amarillo Sox
The Amarillo Sox of the American Association released left-handed pitcher Dayne Quist, a Santa Cruz High and UC Davis alum, it was announced Wednesday.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Viewpoints: CalPERS should pull money from fossil fuels industry
In June, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved a resolution by Councilman Dan Kalb to divest city funds from companies that hold the largest reserves of coal, oil and natural gas, and to encourage the California Public Employees' Retirement System – the largest public pension fund in the nation – to do the same.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Bay Area arts news, July 10
Choreographer Enrico Labayen, who has hepatitis C, will dance, health permitting, a new solo to the classic 1944 Billie Holiday recording of "I'll Be Seeing You" during a benefit for his care.
Clement Street, Inner Richmond District, S.F.
For men, this translates to Raleigh Denim, Filson jackets and Luke fedoras. For women, Gravel & Gold tank dresses, Indigo Handloom scarves and Melissa petal flats.
How A Labor Coalition Plans To Bring Paid Sick Leave And A Higher Minimum Wage To The Bay Area
This November, voters in Oakland, CA will have the opportunity to establish a minimum wage of $12.25 and ensure paid sick days for employees.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
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Fitch Rates West Contra Costa Unified School District, CA's GO Refunding Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Stable
Purpose: Bond proceeds will be used to refund various outstanding GO obligations of the district and pay the costs of issuance.
Mail on Sunday
San Francisco could become first US city to tax sugary drinks
The Berkeley City Council voted last week to put a measure on the ballot that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as energy drinks.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Los Angeles Times
California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
Ikea, the Swedish home furnishings retailer, plans to lift its minimum hourly wage at 38 mega-stores across the nation by 17% to $10.76 starting in January.
Homicide rate dives in San Francisco, Bay Area's big cities
Alexis runs an obstacle course at Garfield Park in San Francisco. City youth programs may be helping to reduce violence.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
Critics lining up against Charlotte's proposed city ID
Several California cities: Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco. Also Washington, D.C., and New Haven, Conn., which is often cited as the first in the nation.
How to reduce gun crime in California? Why not pay people not to shoot each other?
Tim Walker is The Independent's Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
5 New Restaurants to Check Out This Month
Looking for somewhere new to eat? We've got you covered. Here's your monthly cheat sheet of five brand-new places that recently opened around town.
Fireworks or fog for the Fourth?
Fireworks shot from a barge on San Francisco Bay disappear into the fog over the water on a foggy Sunday night, July 4, 2010.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Berkeley City Council Puts Soda Tax on November Ballot
Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to include a proposal that would tax distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages on the November ballot.
Photo Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' Enchanted April
This summer Company of Fools will present Matthew Barber 's award-winning romantic comedy, Enchanted April.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
The Richmond waterfront, an undiscovered Bay Area gem
The lure of a fabulous fireworks display on the eve of July 4th brought me to the Richmond waterfront for the first time.
Los Angeles Times
Berkeley City Council may put sugary drink tax before voters
Berkeley's City Council will vote Tuesday evening on whether to put a sugary-beverage tax on the November ballot.