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Campaign 2014

Staggering Campaign Contributions In Many California Races And Proposals

California may not have the hotly contested, high-profile races for U.S. Senator or governor that some other states do this year, but it’s still attracting some of the biggest campaign spending in the country.

10/21/2014

A teen drinks a large soda.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UCSF Study Links Soda To Premature Aging, Disease, Early Death

The first-of-its-kind study suggests that soda may be aging us, in ways we are not even aware of.

10/18/2014

Coca-Cola. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bay Area Proponents Of Soda Tax Measures Battle ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Beverage Industry Money

The campaign over San Francisco and Berkeley’s so-called ‘soda-tax measures’ is taking on a David versus Goliath theme with the amounts of money being invested.

10/07/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with soda at a convenience store. (Getty Images)

Beverage Industry Pours Money Into Campaign To Defeat Berkeley Soda Tax Ballot Measure

The American Beverage Association has donated another half-million dollars to fight a Berkeley ballot measure that would tax sodas and other sugary drinks.

09/23/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Soda Tax Plan Step Closer To Getting Onto November Ballot

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted today to recommend a tax on soda and sugary beverages sold in the city for the November ballot.

07/16/2014

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Berkeley To Place Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council has voted unanimously to place a one-cent-per ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/02/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Voters To Decide On Penny-Per-Ounce Soda Tax This November

The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put a measure on the ballot that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as energy drinks. Diet sodas and juice would be exempted.

07/02/2014

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California Lawmakers Reject Warning Labels For Sugary Drinks

A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, effectively killing the legislation.

06/17/2014

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods

Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.

05/23/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supes Drum Up Support For Soda Tax Measure

It was a long afternoon in the San Francisco supervisors chambers Wednesday, as supporters of a proposed ballot measure to tax sugary drinks as a way to combat childhood obesity tried to drown out the opposition from the beverage industry.

04/17/2014

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