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The drought drives lawmakers to action

The ugly drought the state is enduring coupled with the reality that voters were scheduled to decide on a water bond finally moved the governor and Legislature to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Knut, on Jun 1, 2017 at 7:15 am | 14 comments | 15296 Views


Demographics present challenges for Livermore

Thinking back to the Tri-Valley Mayor's Summit last Wednesday that I moderated, someone in the audience posed a question about poverty in the Tri-Valley and what...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 1, 2014 at 9:33 am | 14 comments | 17671 Views


Rep. Swalwell circles back on Steinle murder

Following up on our local Congressman Eric Swalwell. You may recall that Swalwell, as loyal Democrat, followed suit and voted against Kate’s law that would...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Nov 23, 2015 at 7:41 pm | 14 comments | 12257 Views


Need to regjulate more? Change the goal

The Bay Area air board is at it again. The regulators released a plan last week to further reduce “toxic” air contaminants. It could affect up to 1,000 different...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:56 am | 14 comments | 11319 Views


Grieving for a man used mightily by God

Shepherd’s Gate lost its long-time leader Tuesday morning when CEO Steve McRee suddenly died when his heart failed. He was 65. Steve was a dear friend—one...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by cbonner, on Apr 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 14 comments | 11887 Views


New thrust for regional transportation solutions

For decades, public transportation systems in the Bay Area have been balkanized with little thought given to connectivity for riders. Cities, for instance in...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by been there, on Jul 29, 2019 at 9:57 am | 14 comments | 10329 Views


Be aware of hyperbole in numbers and media hype

Today we will get the formal order from Bay Area health departments that the shelter-in-place order will be extended through April—San Francisco officials...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 2, 2020 at 7:44 am | 14 comments | 7788 Views


Masks or no masks?

Are you getting frustrated or confused by the health experts yet? A recent order from the Bay Area health departments requires covering your face when you are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by dknute, on May 5, 2020 at 11:53 am | 14 comments | 25588 Views


Regulators decree with no idea how to implement their orders

The California Air Resources board just demonstrated again how dangerous it can be to give single-focus agencies sweeping power. Think what we’ve learned...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by Nella Vasi, on Jun 2, 2021 at 1:49 am | 14 comments | 5653 Views


McNerney hangs it up after eight terms

One-time Pleasanton resident Jerry McNerney announced he is retiring from Congress this week. McNerney won election in 2006, topping Republican incumbent Richard...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Jan 21, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 14 comments | 4893 Views


Celebrating Christmas Eve as a worshipper

Pastor Steve Madsen will enjoy a fresh experience Saturday night—he’ll attend a Christmas Eve service as a worshipper. Madsen, founding pastor of Cornerstone...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jason Whitlock, on Dec 26, 2022 at 1:42 pm | 14 comments | 3228 Views


What Extracurricular Activities Will Get Me into College?

As a college admission advisor, I hear this question often from parents and students alike. Sometimes students try to amass an array of activities to adorn their...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 14 comments | 19886 Views


My Toyota is on life support

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of people are looking at EVs these days? A neighbor of mine who got a Kia Niro a few weeks ago remarked with some surprise:...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 31, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 14 comments | 20420 Views


Should we change how we think about change?

Happy New Year everyone! Or at least A Less Calamitous New Year. Good grief. I’ll let Colorado’s State Senate Majority Leader have the last word on 2021...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 2, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:54 am | 14 comments | 15490 Views


Would you like more/better veggie options at your local restaurants?

I’ve been trying to eat less meat and cook more vegetarian dinners at home, but my range of veggie cooking is not so good yet. When friends suggested a few...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 3, 2022
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 6, 2022 at 6:15 pm | 14 comments | 21755 Views


How would you go about reducing our residential building emissions?

Two weeks ago, members of the Palo Alto Student Climate Coalition and 350 Silicon Valley spoke to Palo Alto’s City Council...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 20, 2023
Last comment by Eddie, on Sep 2, 2023 at 6:47 pm | 14 comments | 6914 Views


Burping Landfills?

People love to weigh in on whether it’s burping cows or farting cows that puff more methane into the air. But landfills don’t burp, or moo, or do anything...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm | 13 comments | 26151 Views


Electric Mashups (+ Quiz!)

Utilities across the state have been told to lower emissions and use more renewable power sources. How are they doing? It’s surprisingly fun to look at the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 7, 2019
Last comment by doniya, on May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am | 13 comments | 22722 Views


A Peek at Power Planning

Palo Alto has 100% clean electricity and recently hit its 60% renewables target. So we are done, right? Being an electric planner for Palo Alto has got to be the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 28, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 3, 2019 at 8:42 pm | 13 comments | 20928 Views


Everything you've always wanted to know ...

… about how global warming works but were afraid to ask For the next few blog posts, I thought it would be interesting to cover some of the basic science...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm | 13 comments | 22373 Views
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