Two weeks before November’s national election, two Bay Area Urban Debate League members debated a hot local ballot measure in downtown Oakland. Megan Ma and Aiden Koontz, both Oakland Tech High School students, took the podium to present and argue opposing sides of Measure HH, a proposed tax on soda. Measure HH has become one of the Bay Area’s most widely debated issues on this year’s ballot. It would impose a 1-cent per ounce tax on sugary beverages, such as…
Piles of dishes clatter behind the red big curtains and dozens of waiters, as chefs and their assistants try to move around the small back room, quickly coming in and out of the kitchen. Assembly lines surround three tables, where one by one, each chef adds a piece to the dish. Caramel. Powdered sugar. As they prepare for the finale, they swiftly clean the small white plates. No one hesitates. It’s time for dessert.
Beverage makers receive another cease and desist letter regarding advertising in their campaign against proposed soda taxes in Oakland and San Francisco. The latest notice is from Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Modern science is slowly unraveling the link between sugar and preventable diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart diseases, conditions that affect the health of minorities, the young, and the poor more than anyone else. These are some of the issues behind Oakland’s Measure HH.
On Sunday, the Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Association (OFSCA) hosted their 50th annual “Otsukimi” Moon Viewing Party, which drew over 200 people. Though this year the actual moon viewing was cancelled due to rainy weather, guests were still entertained by performances and discussions.
Bakers come together to raise money and awareness for mental health issues at the Depressed Cake Shop pop-up event at Creative Growth Art Center in Uptown Oakland on Saturday afternoon.