New Law Bans Smoking in Parks and Beaches — Except Where It Doesn't

NEWS

New Law Bans Smoking in Parks and Beaches — Except Where It Doesn't

Gov. Newsom does what his predecessor would not, and signs bill. But why was it amended at the last minute to include several loopholes?

 

NEWS

A's Might Have Perfect 2020 Vision

In what will be their most important offseason in decades, the A's are working to build a new Oakland ballpark and bolster a deep roster so young and talented it could make them baseball's Team of the Twenties.

CHRONIC TOWN

Newsom Signs Bills Marginally Improving California's Broken Pot Industry

Taxes are still high, regulations are still tight, and the black market continues to thrive.

FEATURE

Why Do Oakland Police Dismiss So Many Rape Cases?

On paper, OPD solves 60 percent of reported sexual assaults. Yet, only 13 percent of its cases actually lead to arrest.

SEVEN DAYS

Alameda Teachers' New Contract Includes Incentive for Passing Tax

Plus Former Oakland Councilmember Arrested.

NEWS

Stirrings of an Oakland Tax Revolt Could Hamper Parks Maintenance

Councilmembers hope to create a more dependable source of parks funding. But polling suggests that voters may no longer trust the city on taxes.

CHRONIC TOWN

Is Going Sublingual the Best Alternative to Vaping?

If you don't like to smoke or vape, and edibles aren't your thing, try this under-the-tongue option.

FEATURE

Berkeley's Irish Summers

A U.S. guest worker visa to promote cultural exchange helps fill the college town with international pilgrims once a year.

SEVEN DAYS

Newsom Signs Two Bills That Move Along Ballpark Proposal

Plus illegal dumping in Oakland.

LETTERS

Letters Oct. 2 - Oct. 9

CORRECTIONS

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NEWS

Homeless Crackdown by Caltrans Sparks Dialogue in Berkeley

Weekly "cleanings" by transportation agency draw a comparison to whack-a-mole, causing the city to confront its encampment problem under scrutiny from critics.

CHRONIC TOWN

Unease at Eaze

The cannabis-delivery platform lays off staff, replaces its CEO.

SEVEN DAYS

Hayward is Eyeing Unincorporated Cherryland for Annexation

Unincorporated area would add 15,000 people to city.

LETTERS

Letters Sept. 25 - Oct. 2

FEATURE

Aromas of Black Plum and Licorice, With Lingering Notes of Roundup

The detection of herbicides in wines — even some organic wines — highlights the growing health impacts of chemical-farming practices.

NEWS

The New Face of Homelessness: Elderly and Disabled

The story of three brothers evicted from their family home show the difficulties this population faces in the East Bay.

CHRONIC TOWN

Responses to The Vaping Crisis Are Insane at All Levels

Politicians and conspiracy theorists are making the problem worse.

LETTERS

Letters Sept. 18-25

SEVEN DAYS

Oakland's Vacant Lot Tax Sowing Confusion

Plus, progressive strife in Alameda, and Kaiser and unions reach tentative accord.

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