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Posted inCity

With Bernie Sanders, Robert Reich endorsements, Berkeley mayor’s race goes national

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich endorsed Laurie Capitelli for mayor today, a week after Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Jesse Arreguín for the same position. Photo: Capitelli campaign National politics have entered the Berkeley mayor’s race. On Sept. 8, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the former Democratic Party presidential candidate, endorsed Jesse Arreguín for mayor of Berkeley, […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: The Berkeley tax may have passed, but the campaign has not ended for Big Soda

For us in Berkeley, the historic campaign to pass Measure D (the soda tax) ended on Nov. 4, 2014, when over 76% of Berkeley overwhelmingly voted yes. Yet the campaign has not ended for Big Soda. Having spent over $2 million (almost $50 per voter!) during the campaign, Big Soda has embarked on a campaign […]