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City Audit Yells Fire in Crowded Berkeley

Inquiry convened in response to Ghost Ship fire reveals that Berkeley Fire Department is not living up to its inspection guidelines.

 

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The Surprising Federal Momentum on Cannabis

Signs of life in Congress suggest that complete legalization may not be a pipe dream.

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Jail Medical Staff Facing Cuts With Closure of Glenn Dyer Jail

The private medical provider in Santa Rita Jail is reducing its staff despite serious concerns about the quality of its care.

FEATURE

Fires, Refugees, Traffic, Gentrification ... So Why Isn't Anyone Talking About Population?

Even though population trends lie at the very heart of our national politics, the topic is oddly absent from our contemporary conversations.

SEVEN DAYS

Grand Jury Faults Behavior of Alameda Councilmembers

Plus, council rejects server farm, and get ready for 341.

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Legislative Inaction Leaves Pot Industry Struggling

Without a budget to process state cannabis licenses or a reform to extend them, hundreds of existing license-holders could end up out of business.

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The Warriors Attempt to Reverse Their Legal Losing Streak

Team appeals court decision requiring it to pay Oracle Arena's remaining debt. If the Dubs owners win this one, taxpayers could be stuck with the $40 million bill.

OPINION

Outsourcing Perpetuates Economic Inequality

The University of California has pioneered replacing employees with contractors. It's a cancerous trend.

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Libby Schaaf vs. Donald Trump, Round Two

Mayor responds to president's latest Twitter threat with tough-sounding response.

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Borrowing Bay Water in Alameda

A waterfront server farm cooled by the bay would be environmentally less impactful than one cooled via air conditioning. Or would it?

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How the California Environmental Quality Act Fails the Environment

Critics correctly blame the law for making it too easy to block housing construction. But it also fails far too frequently to protect wildlife habitat.

CHRONIC TOWN

Eating Mushrooms Isn’t Like Smoking a Joint

Oakland follows Denver's lead in decriminalizing psilocybin and other psychedelic plants.

NEWS

Oakland's Budget Battle Heats Up

The city's current budget season has become a veritable kabuki of familiar players and conflicts.

SEVEN DAYS

Castro Valley's Hollow Reform

New policy results in exactly the same chairman as in recent years. Plus, would-be successor to Rep. Eric Swalwell rethinks his campaign.

CHRONIC TOWN

CBD Industry Begs FDA for Guidance

As the agency contemplates a role for regulation, its gets more feedback than it probably bargained for.

NEWS

Berkeley and the Road Not Taken

In contrast with its 2010 attitude toward transit improvements on Telegraph Avenue, the city now seems to see bike and bus lanes as the future of a denser San Pablo Avenue.

SEVEN DAYS

Rainbow Flag Flap Unfurls Across East Bay

Plus, ballpark said to be good for the economy, and a drone for San Leandro

OPINION

When Values Aren't Enough: How To Practice What We Profess

The two proposed Oakland city budgets are a case study in differing priorities.

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Fires, Refugees, Traffic, Gentrification ... So Why Isn't Anyone Talking About Population?

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