The Case for Banning Monsanto's Roundup


The Case for Banning Monsanto's Roundup

There's strong evidence that the herbicide causes birth defects and probably causes cancer. There's also reason to believe it causes or exacerbates numerous chronic illnesses.

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The Hazards of Unsafe Housing in Oakland

A live-work building under investigation by the city and plagued by maintenance problems and possible fire hazards raises alarms about several powerful real estate investors.


Counter-Terrorism Officials Helped Track Black Lives Matter Protesters

A cache of California Highway Patrol emails provides a glimpse into how anti-terrorism agents helped law enforcement officials monitor Black Lives Matter protesters on the web.


Five Reasons Why the Warriors Will Win the Title, and Five They Won't.

It's all about depth, defense, three-point shooting, youth, and the San Antonio Spurs.


Letters for the Week of April 15, 2015

Readers sound off on putting citizens in charge of police complaints, bad landlords, and racism in Berkeley.

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Tilting at Goalposts

More than 90 percent of high school football players will never suit up in college, let alone the pros. But that doesn't stop them from pursuing their dreams.


Asian Seniors Misled About Lake Merritt Luxury Tower

The developer of a proposed a luxury apartment tower bused a group of non-English speaking Asian seniors to a planning commission meeting under the pretense that the building will include low-income housing.


When UC Berkeley Charges Private School Tuition

The state has alleged that the university retaliated against a law student for seeking tuition support that UC owed her — raising concerns about the affordability of public grad programs.


Regulating Water Use By Pot Farms

Humboldt Assemblymember Jim Wood's tiny amendment to the state's water code is part of a groundbreaking new vision for marijuana agriculture.


It's Time to Restrict Groundwater Pumping in California

Big Ag is doing irreparable harm to the state's underground water supplies — and for no good reason.


Letters for the Week of April 8, 2015

Readers sound off on Oakland's public land parcel, the East Bay's vegan renaissance, and global sea level rise.


Corrections for the Week of April 8, 2015

Sage the Gemini's quote, and the correct spelling of Megan Nicely's name.


The East Bay Hip-Hop Scene Will No Longer Be Ignored

While the region's influence on mainstream hip-hop has gone overlooked for decades, a new generation of break-out artists are reclaiming their musical heritage and drawing national attention back to the area.


Putting Citizens in Charge of Police Complaints

A proposal to have the Citizens Police Review Board process complaints against OPD officers — blocked in 2013 by a federal court appointee — is back on the council’s agenda.


When Landlords Harass Tenants

After buying a dozen Oakland properties, a real estate investor has repeatedly violated city codes — and tenants say the new landlord is trying to push them out with constant construction.

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