Alastair Bland

Alastair Bland

Alastair Bland is a reporter and journalist born, raised, and residing in San Francisco. As much a cyclist as he is an eater and drinker, Alastair regularly pedals up Mount Diablo and usually hunts up a good East Bay beer on the way home.

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Oakland Organic Gardener Wins Battle Against Roundup Oakland Organic Gardener Wins Battle Against Roundup Diane Williams fought for two years to stop Oakland Unified from spraying the likely carcinogenic herbicide. And, finally, she was vindicated. October 10, 2018
New Rules Threaten Small Fishermen New Rules Threaten Small Fishermen Locals say a system designed to share the ocean's wealth will send them into bankruptcy, and privatize the public waterways. January 26, 2011
The Truth about Toothfish The Truth about Toothfish As if ordering a meal isn't tough enough, a federal researcher now says Chilean sea bass overfishing claims are exaggerated. May 24, 2006
The Social Costs of Living in Wildfire-Prone Areas The Social Costs of Living in Wildfire-Prone Areas With dangerous fires becoming the norm in California, the price to pay for living in and near wooded areas can no longer be ignored. August 21, 2018
Bicycle Path for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge May Be Used for Cars Bicycle Path for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge May Be Used for Cars Bicycle advocates say a proposal to use the planned bikeway on the bridge for vehicle traffic during commute times would hurt access for Richmond residents. July 11, 2018
Too Hot for Wine? Too Hot for Wine? Climate experts say global warming could have serious impacts on California winegrowing, particularly in the East Bay. July 20, 2011

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