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A tax on sodas and other sugar-laden drinks that voters and courts in other parts of the country have rejected is on the November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley, two cities that have been open to such social-engineering initiatives in the past. Voters in San Francisco will decide whether to make distributors pay a tax of 2 cents an ounce on sugary drinks, with the revenue used to fund programs promoting healthy eating and physical activity. Comment?
With harvest time across California, many of the state's once-robust crops - from the grapes that make world-famous wines to popular almonds - are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the state's historic drought. The water shortage has also led to shrinking orange and pistachio crops as well, the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday. Comment?
"Most people just say 'sweet,' " said Amina Harris, director of the Honey and Pollination Center at University of California, Davis' Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science. "But honey is so much more." Comment?
Q: We live in the woods, and the bear population has been increasing here. A neighbor had a bear nearly walk into her home. Comment?
Californians increased water consumption this year during the state's severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday. Comment?
As I approached four years as a widow, the loneliness of a one-person household began to drag me down. Comment?
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