Tag Archives: Nancy Skinner

Lance Winters of St. George Spirits discusses distillation in front of a copper distillation system.

Local distilleries toast new law allowing charging for spirit tastings

This holiday season, local high-end spirit makers are rejoicing over the end of a Prohibition-era law. Starting in January, California distilleries will be able to charge for tastings like wineries and breweries currently can.

New school lunch waiver seen as hurdle for hungry kids

For the first time in the Oakland Unified School District’s history, parents of all low-income children eligible to receive a free or reduced lunch must apply for the program by February 6 -- or the...

Claremont Avenue DMV and neighbors meet to plan new park after tree removal

DMV officials opened up the Claremont Avenue office on a Sunday afternoon yesterday to meet with local residents who were angry about the agency's decision to cut down trees in a city easement last August....

Childcare advocates call on Gov. Brown to sign controversial bill

Parents, childcare providers and state officials on Tuesday urged Governor Jerry Brown to sign a controversial bill, AB 101, that would allow family childcare providers to collectively bargain with government agencies.

This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of February 4 – 6. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!