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As California releases more inmates to relieve overcrowding, Oakland and San Francisco have developed innovative programs to deal with the influx. But there are many challenges ahead.

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Fishermen Divided Over New Limit Rules

The catch limit on lingcod, an increasingly popular fish, is about to go up. But some anglers and scientists think the new rules could lead to more overfishing.

NEWS

The Fight Against Bee-Killing Pesticides

A new lawsuit challenges the state's approval of toxic neonics that experts believe are poisoning honeybees and threatening crops that depend on pollination.

NEWS

A Biased Report on the Minimum Wage?

A city-funded study that criticizes a plan to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 an hour in Oakland was conducted by a member of a group that has led opposition to the proposal.

LEGALIZATION NATION

Judgment Day for San Jose

The city's overly restrictive medical pot rules take effect on Friday, but the ensuing chaos could actually signal progress for the Bay Area's largest municipality.

SEVEN DAYS

The Chamber's Flawed Minimum Wage Measure

An alternative ballot measure pushed by the chamber of commerce and backed by Oakland Councilmember Pat Kernighan is badly written and could exempt some large corporations.

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Letters for the Week of July 16

Readers sound off on child sexual exploitation, the Chevron refinery project, and vegan cheese.

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A Battle for Profits

The debate in Oakland over how much to raise the minimum wage and when to do it could impact the pay of low-wage workers by a half-billion dollars in the next five years.

NEWS

Berkeley Sides With Living Wage Violators

The city has brushed aside numerous labor complaints against a city contractor — and has now revised its policy in a way that benefits employers and shortchanges low-wage workers.

NEWS

The Fight to Develop West Oakland

As anti-gentrification groups intensify their protests of the city's major redevelopment plan for the area, are fears of displacement warranted?

SEVEN DAYS

It’s Time to Call Lew Wolff’s Bluff

The threat that the A’s owner would move the team to San Francisco — or San Antonio or Montreal — unless he gets the deal he wants at the Coliseum is absurd.

LETTERS

Letters for the Week of July 9

Readers sound off on hunting, civilian oversight of OPD, and Rebecca Kaplan's mayoral campaign.

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Corrections for the Week of July 9

Stacey Katz's professional affiliation and when Ronnie Spector performed during Burger Boogaloo.

FEATURE

'There is No Such Thing As a Child Prostitute'

Youth advocates say it's wrong to lock up sexually exploited kids. And new state funding could soon help young victims. But it's only a start.

ECO WATCH

Environmentalists to Battle Chevron Refinery Project

They contend that the "modernization" of the Richmond refinery could worsen air pollution, safety risks, and greenhouse gas emissions.

NEWS

The Rise of Pot Arrests at People's Park

Park-goers facing felony weed charges, including medical patients, say UC Berkeley police are falsely accusing them of selling drugs as a way to force them out of the park.

LEGALIZATION NATION

California Hemp Gets Rolling

The 2014 federal farm bill coupled with state legislation passed last year means that industrial hemp might be growing in the Golden State soon. But it won't be completely legal yet.

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Coming Home

FEATURE

Coming Home

As California releases more inmates to relieve overcrowding, Oakland and San Francisco have developed innovative programs to deal with the influx. But there are many challenges ahead.

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  • A Biased Report on the Minimum Wage?

    A city-funded study that criticizes a plan to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 an hour in Oakland was conducted by a member of a group that has led opposition to the proposal.
  • Coming Home

    As California releases more inmates to relieve overcrowding, Oakland and San Francisco have developed innovative programs to deal with the influx. But there are many challenges ahead.
  • 'There is No Such Thing As a Child Prostitute'

    Youth advocates say it's wrong to lock up sexually exploited kids. And new state funding could soon help young victims. But it's only a start.
  • Judgment Day for San Jose

    The city's overly restrictive medical pot rules take effect on Friday, but the ensuing chaos could actually signal progress for the Bay Area's largest municipality.
  • The Chamber's Flawed Minimum Wage Measure

    An alternative ballot measure pushed by the chamber of commerce and backed by Oakland Councilmember Pat Kernighan is badly written and could exempt some large corporations.

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