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    Oct 5, 2009
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  • Government & Politics
  • Farmers market fees lowered

    The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that makes it easier for farmers markets to open up for business on land under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Department.

    Introduced by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, the legislation lowers the cost of farmers market permits on rec and park land.

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  • Government & Politics
  • Fees keeping food vendors away

    Last Sunday there was a festival in the Excelsior District, but there was one problem.

    “Unfortunately, everyone who came was pretty hungry because there weren’t any street vendors who could afford the $700 fee for providing food at the festival,” Supervisor John Avalos, who represented that neighborhood, said Tuesday.

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  • Government & Politics
  • Newsom: mid-year cuts expected

    Mayor Gavin Newsom told the Board of Supervisors Monday that “we will continue to closely monitor the state’s plan for implementation of spending reductions and we plan to work closely with the Board of Supervisors to address our financial challenges during the coming year.

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  • Other News
  • Firefighters respond to nighttime vehicle fire in Sunset

    Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in The City's Sunset district Monday night, a fire department dispatcher said.

    A unit was dispatched to Irving Street at Great Highway to a report of a small vehicle fire at around 9 p.m., the dispatcher said.

    The fire, which was extinguished upon arrival, is under investigation, the dispatcher said.

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  • Other News
  • Oakland council to vote on opposition to BART airport link

    The Oakland City Council will vote tonight on a resolution expressing opposition to BART's connector from the Coliseum station to Oakland International Airport.

    The resolution was introduced by City Council members Nancy Nadel and Rebecca Kaplan at a Public Works Committee meeting in September, when committee members questioned BART about the 3.2-mile connector.

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Nation & World

  • Nation
  • Health-care bill schedule gets murkier in Senate

    Senate Democratic leaders had hoped to begin debating a health care reform bill by next week, but that may slip to the following week because one version of the bill is still stuck in the Finance Committee. The panel had planned to vote on a bill by Tuesday, but it is awaiting cost estimates for the legislation from the Congressional Budget Office.

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