In February, 1999 my first grandson was born in Berkeley. He arrived early and underweight, and came home from the hospital 6 weeks after birth. That same year, coincidently, the City of Berkeley issued a Health Status Report, which included … Continue reading »
The League of Women Voters urges a YES vote on Berkeley’s Measure F, the Parks Tax. Measure F proposes a modest increase of 2.1 cents per square foot in the current parcel tax that funds maintenance and repair of 52 … Continue reading »
You are a busy person taking time to be informed and I respect that. So I’m going to let you in on my line of reasoning here: corporations impact what we drink, what we drink impacts our health, “our health” … Continue reading »
On behalf of all Berkeley teachers, I ask you to vote yes on Measure D for the health of our children.
Ask any teacher in Berkeley and they will tell you that there is a strong connection between physical health … Continue reading »
Remember when people could smoke in restaurants, on airplanes, and at work? This changed, thanks to tireless efforts by health advocates like me.
In 1988, California voters passed an excise tax on the tobacco industry which raised prices, reduced consumption, … Continue reading »
Among the many ballot propositions up for a vote on Election Day, Proposition O — which makes some seemingly minor fixes to the city’s recall law – is very low down on the public discussion list. But it is actually … Continue reading »
The Green Downtown Initiative is the latest chapter in the land use battle between big developers and the rest of us.
In 2010, Berkeley voters approved a different Measure R, which asked voters to adopt a “Green Vision” for the … Continue reading »
Berkeley has an international reputation as a free-thinking, expressive, welcoming and experimental city. The current battle over the city’s downtown and November’s Measure R contradicts this image of ourselves, and in the worst possible way.
While promoted as a “soak-the-evil-developers” … Continue reading »
The Sierra Club Bay Chapter made a big mistake when it endorsed incumbent Linda Maio for Berkeley City Council.
In 2013, Maio led the move to gut a proposed ordinance that would have improved the information that dental patients receive about mercury dental amalgam fillings. She … Continue reading »
Working at schools sites across Berkeley, I constantly see students carrying cell phones in their pockets and using them when they should be in class. It seems every year, younger and younger children are using cell phones.
Yet how many people are … Continue reading »