Liz Pfeffer

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5:45pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Politics

Two Bay Area cities are the latest battlegrounds in the soda wars

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Soda is so tasty, but so not good for you. One can of coke has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, and too much sugar leads to obesity, diabetes and a host of other health problems.

Widespread diabetes compelled Mexico to pass a national tax on sugary soft drinks last year, but in the U.S. it has yet to happen. That may change tomorrow, if Berkeley or San Francisco passes respective measures that would levy taxes on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages.

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5:02pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Transportation

San Francisco's Prop. L: Are motorists being put at the back of the bus?

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San Francisco paints itself as a green city, a city of walkers and bicyclists, a transportation friendly city. But some say San Francisco has taken its pro-pedestrian stance too far.

A group called the Restore Transportation Balance Coalition wants to take back the roads. That’s the goal of Proposition L, a declaration of policy to make the city’s parking meters, garages and traffic laws more car-friendly. But at what cost?

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6:12pm

Tue October 28, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Is the Bay Area in a housing bubble or a housing crisis?

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Real estate markets run in cycles, and right now our regional market is soaring. While the national median price for a home is just over $200,000, the median price paid for a home in the nine-county Bay Area last month was just about $600,000.

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4:26pm

Tue October 28, 2014
Politics

Get to know Props K and G on the San Francisco ballot

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KALW’s Liz Pfeffer speaks with Hana Baba about housing-related measures on the upcoming San Francisco ballot, including Propositions K and G.

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5:00pm

Mon September 8, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Must love broccoli: A community garden plays matchmaker


San Franciscans love to garden, but a backyard is hard to come by if you live in an apartment. And the 36 city-operated community gardens have wait lists with hundreds of names on them.

That’s why the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department had to get creative on the Golden Gate Park Community Garden. 

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