The soda tax has generated $5 million. It has been invested into programs serving those traditionally targeted by soda beverage companies.
The tax has worked because it has reduced consumption of soda and other sugary beverages.
Soda taxes don’t seem to work — at least not yet. More effective policies are needed to reduce the human and social costs of poor nutrition in California.
A new report from UC Berkeley shows residents in diverse and low-income neighborhoods reported drinking 52% fewer servings of sugary drinks than they did before the soda tax was passed in November 2014.
The tax has generated about $5 million since its inception in 2015. Numerous community groups that have gotten funding met recently to talk about what they have done with the funds — and to celebrate.
Systemic change in education comes from relentless focus.
Oakland Restaurant Week takes place Jan. 11-20. We've waded through the menus and picked out some of the best deals for each price point.
The race is close and no candidate is expected to capture the seat at first. Ranked-choice voting and voters' No. 2 choices will play a large role in selecting the next council member.
Measure P will replicate the successful soda tax to ensure funds are appropriately used. It places an additional surcharge on high real estate transactions to help those in need regain housing and rebuild their lives.
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín hit the campaign trail last week to urge voters to support tax measures O and P to raise money for affordable housing and homeless services. He met with a tough crowd.
At Food in the 15th, organized by the California Food and Farming Network, the candidates spoke on affordable food, urban agriculture social justice for food workers, more.
Only top-selling, trending products that were highly rated by customers will be for sale at the Fourth Street shop.
Wicks has hired a company that is also working to defeat a San Francisco ballot measure that would tax large companies to help pay for homeless housing and services.