The LNU and CZU Lightning complex fires have caused hazardous working conditions, endangered structures and prevented harvesting on farms that sell at Berkeley’s three weekly markets.
Zero-waste supporters believe this time of tumultuous change can be an opportunity for growth.
Growers and operators grapple with public health concerns, the loss of restaurant partners and a finicky customer base.
First, Berkeley banned Styrofoam. Then it joined in the wave to ditch plastic bags. Tuesday night, city leaders voted to jettison, in large part, disposable plastic foodware.
Recycling entire trees can damage the city’s collection trucks, and the new policy requiring they be cut up and put in the compost bin is an attempt to avoid sidelining the broken trucks for weeks.
Besides gorging on turkey.
At a community event in Berkeley, volunteer fixers revive the practice of repairing rather than discarding — and share a little know-how along the way.
“There are many opportunities that have opened up for me,” said Daniel Maher, who lost his legal status when he was convicted of crimes in the 1990s.
Officials voted Tuesday night to step up the fight against sugary drinks in Berkeley.
So much news! Openings include Herb n’ Chicken, Spats, Grand Fare and Steel Rail and a whiskey distillery is on its way.