Annie Sciacca, Civil Eats

Annie Sciacca

Civil Eats

California, United States

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Past:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Mercury-Register
  • ChicoER
  • Times-Standard
  • L.A. Daily News
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Recent articles by Annie:

Young People Are Feeding the Effort to Unionize Food Service Workers

At Starbucks and beyond, young people are joining—and often leading—burgeoning food workers unions. → Read More

Former longtime councilman joins 15 others in race to be Oakland mayor

It’s a wide open race as current Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will will be termed out at the end of her second term. → Read More

Alameda Unified bond measure squeaks ahead with a narrow margin in election

Money from the bond measure would go toward updating Alameda Unified’s facilities, including classroom upgrades, modernizing its older buildings, and improving accessibility, among other thin… → Read More

Kaplan, Tam appear headed for runoff in Alameda County supervisor race

It’s likely that Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan will face off in November against the second-place candidate so far, former Alameda City Councilmember Lena Tam. → Read More

Oakland will create a registry to track rent increases and evictions across the city

Under a plan proposed by managers who oversee the Rent Adjustment Program and unanimously approved Tuesday by the City Council, landlords will be required to submit information annually to the city… → Read More

Oakland will create a registry to track rent increases and evictions across the city

Besides giving city officials and the public a better understanding of what rent prices and eviction history look like across the city, the rental registry would allow Oakland to more actively enfo… → Read More

Price takes early lead in Alameda DA’s race, Kaplan in bid for supervisor’s seat

To win outright in these races and avoid a runoff, a candidate must collect more than 50% of the vote. → Read More

Ex-Air Force sergeant with Boogaloo ties sentenced to 41 years for killing Oakland federal court officer

Steven Carrillo, 34, was sentenced after pleading guilty earlier this year for his killing of federal officer Patrick Underwood in a May 2020 drive-by shooting in Oakland. → Read More

Alameda County to require masks in indoor settings again, starting Friday

The mandate comes as the number of daily reported COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the county are on the rise. → Read More

COVID-19: Alameda County to require masks in indoor settings again, starting Friday

The mandate comes as the number of daily reported COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise throughout the region. → Read More

Rent control: Oakland will cap rent increases at 3% under new ordinance

The new law will cap rent increases for rent-controlled properties → Read More

Rent control: Oakland will cap rent increases at 3% under new ordinance

OAKLAND — In a victory for tenants, the Oakland City Council voted Tuesday to cap rent increases at 3% instead of 6.7%, which the current law would have allowed come July. “Tenants are … → Read More

Proposal to overhaul business tax rates in Oakland heads to November ballot

If passed, measure would require businesses making a lot of money to pay higher taxes and others to pay less → Read More

Federal jury finds former Oakland police chief was wrongfully fired

Jurors agree that Anne Kirkpatrick was terminated partly out of retaliation for whistleblowing → Read More

Oakland could be asked to expand voting access to non-citizens

If approved, the parents and guardians of Oakland children under the age of 18 and who are eligible to attend Oakland public schools could vote for school board directors. → Read More

Oakland political leaders ditch competing measures, jointly urge voters to overhaul business taxes

If approved, it’s expected to generate an extra $22 million annually for the city’s general fund, which proponents say could be used toward services like reducing homelessness and clean… → Read More

‘She was so beleaguered’: Oakland mayor says police chief was fired because community lost faith in her

Libby Schaaf disputes police chief’s contention that she was fired in retaliation for being a whistleblower → Read More

Former Oakland police chief takes the stand in jury trial against city over her firing

Former Chief Anne Kirkpatrick said she was terminated by powerful police commission and mayor for whistleblowing → Read More

Wide open race for Alameda County’s next DA draws these four candidates

The winner will succeed Nancy O’Malley, who is stepping down after three terms → Read More

Mills College students sue school over Northeastern takeover

They say Mills misled students by encouraging them to stay enrolled and saying final degrees would be conferred in 2023 instead of this year → Read More