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Dec 13, 2016

Some 22,000 Rental Units in Oakland’s ‘Soft Story’ Buildings Risk Collapse

Since the deadly fire that killed 36 people at the Ghost Ship warehouse on December 2, city officials and concerned residents are zeroing-in on...
Nov 22, 2016

Alternative Holiday Sports Options (For Those Of Us Too Broke For the Warriors or...

The holidays, they're great. Family. Friends. Food. Fun. All the makings for a swell time. That is, until it comes down to...
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Nov 9, 2016

Oakland Celebrates Soda Tax Victory as ‘Huge Win Over Corporations’

Soda companies don’t want sugary drinks to be cast as the next tobacco. They spent millions in three Bay Area cities this November trying...
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Oct 12, 2016

Beverage-Industry Playbook Expands as ‘Big Soda’ Spends Large to Defeat Oakland and San Francisco...

Say what you want about the power and influence of "Big Soda," the beverage industry's game plan to defeat soda-tax measures is remarkably consistent:...
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Sep 23, 2016

Soda Industry Spent $67 Million Fighting Sugar Taxes and Health Labels Since 2009

The sugar-sweetened beverage industry's lobbying group, the American Beverage Association, and its two largest members, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo, spent at least $67 million fighting...
Sep 19, 2016

Burma Superstar Calls Labor Lawsuit ‘Frivolous,’ Former Employee Details TK Working Conditions

TK HOOK In response to a lawsuit filed against Burma Superstar last week, spokesperson Nathan Ballard released a statement dismissing the allegations. "This frivolous...
Sep 14, 2016

Former Employee Who is Suing Burma Superstar: ‘It Was Complete Madness’

The Bay Area's best-known purveyor of Burmese tea leaf salad faces a major lawsuit. Credits: Chris Duffey/File Former employees of Burma Superstar are speaking out about...
Sep 9, 2016

Burma Superstar Kitchen Staff Sue Bay Area Chain Over Wage Violations

Burma Superstar's tea leaf salad — one of the Burmese dishes the restaurant chain helped popularize. Credits: Chris Duffey/File Current and former employees of Burma Superstar...
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