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A NEW SHADE OF GREENIs "stage 2" the time to try a more pedestrian-friendly downtown?
Should we be allocating more space for people and less space for cars in our downtowns? This question comes upOriginal post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 3, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 8, 2020 at 3:38 pm | 39 comments | 21543 Views
TIM TALKObamacare is rotten at its core
Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by JohnGaf, on Sep 6, 2017 at 8:10 am | 39 comments | 52872 Views
TIM TALKBanning natural gas heating in Dublin?
California’s extreme climate goals are continuing to take a toll. Last year, the state energy commission approved plans from several cities and Marin County...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 2, 2020 at 2:05 pm | 39 comments | 7262 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENAm I saving enough water yet?
We are in our third year of drought in California and it’s not pretty. SoCal residents are under someOriginal post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 6, 2022 at 8:47 am | 39 comments | 14911 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENThe Deck is Stacked
If you have twelve seconds, take a look at this video clip from October 2015. Candidate Trump is talking with Chris...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 7, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm | 38 comments | 17673 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWould you take a bus to LA?
Buses are climate-friendly, cheap to ride, and don’t require any special tracks or right of ways. They are an important transportation alternative on our warming...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 28, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm | 37 comments | 25976 Views
COUPLE'S NETConstitution Guarantees Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage
"In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage...Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:39 am | 37 comments | 33112 Views
TIM TALKPleasanton police vehicles damaged in Oakland protest
Earlier today I wrote that the Pleasanton City Council elections were not surprising. I did overlook one election-related surprise---seeing damaged Pleasanton police...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:45 am | 36 comments | 12120 Views
TIM TALKA different take on Betsy DeVos' confirmation
The Senate continued to slowly confirm President Trump’s cabinet nominees this week with the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drawing the most...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:29 am | 36 comments | 11993 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhat, You're Still Driving?!
Yeah, me too. What’s up with that? Aren’t we all supposed to be on bikes and buses? A few months ago I was trying out a friend’s climate app....Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by 60-years young and still bike., on May 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 36 comments | 17519 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhat is your climate personality?
People react to climate change in different ways. How do people in our area think about it? Do we accept it? Fight it? Fight against the fight against it? Are we...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by Game Over, on Aug 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm | 35 comments | 19159 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWe are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing
Geoengineering is the “deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change”. (1) ItOriginal post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:09 pm | 34 comments | 21790 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWill the power go out during this heat wave?
Our local power providers and our grid operator (CAISO) are asking us to conserve electricity over the next few days as record-breaking heat and heavy use of air...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 4, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm | 34 comments | 11816 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENSB-50: To Save our Planet?
Yesterday State Senator Scott Wiener and Berkeley professor Daniel Kammen wrote an...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 7, 2019 at 12:23 pm | 34 comments | 17133 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENSkeptics, Dupes, and Paranoids
I am a natural-born skeptic. I like to question things and play devil’s advocate, so much so that for a while some friends called me “Sherry Contrary”....Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2019 at 9:41 am | 33 comments | 19124 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENVehicles turning right pose a danger to cyclists and pedestrians
Last week I biked to Ace Hardware, just over a mile from my home, and when I came back I thought “Whoa, that was not fun.” There are some big four-way...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 30, 2022 at 7:38 pm | 33 comments | 20068 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhy net metering is such incredibly bad policy
Are any of you getting sticker shock when shopping for holiday flights? Yeah, me too. It made me wonder what it would be like if California ran an airline the...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 13, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Nov 20, 2022 at 11:07 am | 33 comments | 12411 Views
TIM TALKThe takeout math just doesn't work for restaurants
The county health departments’ shelter in place orders on March 9 caught many, many people by surprise. With the hospitality and transportation industries already...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:06 am | 33 comments | 10280 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENAre you trying to use less gas?
Some days (weeks) you just want to keep your eyes closed. You don’t want to watch the news, you don’t want to look at gas prices, you don’t want...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm | 33 comments | 17311 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENA Climate-Friendly 2020
‘Tis the season to make New Year’s resolutions, though any time is a good time to be a little climate-friendlier. If you are interested in making some changes,...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm | 32 comments | 18158 Views
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