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A NEW SHADE OF GREENChevron says "We are just meeting demand". So are they blameless?
One afternoon when I was about nine years old, I was standing in the front yard with my younger brother trying to blow bubbles. We didn’t have any store-bought...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 23, 2022
Last comment by Abe, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:07 pm | 28 comments | 10478 Views
TIM TALKTime for high-speed train plans to die
President Donald Trump and his administration may have bailed out taxpayers in California despite the bellows from Sacramento politicians. When the federal Federal...Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jun 4, 2019 at 8:45 am | 28 comments | 9096 Views
TIM TALKWill voters buy the online gaming arguments?
If you want a clue to how lucrative online betting will be in California, just check out the expenditures for the competing propositions, 26 and 27. Through Aug....Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Sep 12, 2022 at 10:28 am | 28 comments | 3181 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENDemystifying heat pump water heaters
There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by MrScott, on Mar 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 27 comments | 58505 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENAbout the Express Lanes Coming to 101
The Chair of the California Energy Commission, David Hochschild, recently observed that “electricity rates are climate policy”. I agree. We need to design...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 28, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 4, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 27 comments | 20598 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENLiving with a Heat Pump Water Heater
This is going to be a pretty short blog post because it turns out it’s not all that interesting living with a heat pump water heater. It works, it’s...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 21, 2022
Last comment by Sam Li, on Aug 30, 2022 at 3:48 am | 27 comments | 29862 Views
TIM TALKGod loves to heal his children
Progressives hit a new low this week when they complained bitterly about Congress holding a moment of silence and remembering those killed and wounded Sunday in...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by ecindia, on Feb 7, 2018 at 1:19 am | 27 comments | 9950 Views
TIM TALKThinking of leaving the Bay Area? You're not alone
The humming Bay Area economy and its world renown innovation culture are magnets for entrepreneurs, but they are counter-acted by the soaring costs of living in...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by hellyjanes900, on Aug 24, 2019 at 4:12 am | 27 comments | 11823 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENPalo Altans and their Virtue Signaling
Self-righteous. Pretentious. Sanctimonious. The list of choice adjectives applied to people who take “eco-friendly” actions goes on. Why is it that we...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 17, 2019
Last comment by ForestsRForNever, on Dec 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm | 26 comments | 21706 Views
TIM TALKMission creeping for Bay Area air board
When discussing the Alameda County StopWaste government organization, I mentioned "mission creep" taking place when the organization has succeeded in its...Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am | 26 comments | 34000 Views
TIM TALKA necessary, but large budget hit for schools
School districts received a healthy boost in funding with the 2014-15 budget that Governor Brown signed last month. There was another important change so teachers...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Arnold, on Apr 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm | 26 comments | 14401 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENTwo degrees can do all that?
It’s hard to believe that if the temperature goes up by only two degrees, our world will change so much. When I walk outside, I can barely tell the temperature...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 29, 2019 at 6:59 pm | 26 comments | 19383 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENCan you Pay to Reduce your Carbon Footprint?
Google’s data centers are carbon-neutral. My household is carbon-neutral. Palo Alto Utility’s natural gas service is carbon neutral. How can this be?...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 26, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:44 pm | 25 comments | 22774 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENHey Palo Altans, how is that plastics ban going?
As of January 1, plastic straws, utensils, and stirrers are no longer allowed in Palo...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 9, 2020 at 8:49 am | 25 comments | 22533 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENPower Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain
Do you notice that you are seeing more protests against oil and gas pipelines in recent years? That’s because pipeline construction is booming. When fracking...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 25 comments | 24102 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENIs it true that our electricity rates will be going down?
Many of us have felt the pinch of high electricity bills over the winter, and our bills only seem to go up. Well, it’s not your imagination. Electricity rates...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 25 comments | 23855 Views
TIM TALKTransgender controversy played out at Dublin High track meet
The national and international controversy about transgender athletes competing in women’s events reached into the Livermore Valley two weeks ago. The North...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 1, 2023
Last comment by Gary Rhodes, on Jun 2, 2023 at 1:59 pm | 25 comments | 3050 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENCoronavirus and Climate Change
“Coronavirus and Climate Change”. How’s that for a depressing headline? In some ways I see the former as a mini version of the latter. Both are serious problems...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 14, 2020 at 10:32 am | 25 comments | 22239 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENIt is not an easy decision to go to high school in Palo Alto right now
Note: Today’s post is not about climate change, but tune in next week for more climate-related topics. On Thursday morning my tenth-grade daughter...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 14, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:20 am | 25 comments | 21487 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENThe Best Time to Charge an EV
==I Note: The content in this post is largely specific to the state of California. Other regions will have different power mixes, so the best times to charge an...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 12, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 7, 2019 at 4:56 pm | 24 comments | 29316 Views
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2023 guide to summer camps
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