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TIM TALKNew 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 | 8995 Views
TIM TALKBe 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 | 6812 Views
TIM TALKMasks 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 | 24411 Views
TIM TALKRegulators 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 | 4700 Views
TIM TALKMcNerney 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 | 3908 Views
TIM TALKCelebrating 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 | 1862 Views
DOING COLLEGEWhat 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 | 19132 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENMy 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 | 16204 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENShould 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 | 11649 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWould 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 | 17629 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENBurping 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 | 22327 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENElectric 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 | 19212 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENA 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 | 17344 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENEverything 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 | 17938 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENClouds of Uncertainty
Clouds have a cooling effect on the planet. “Yes, and the sky is blue”, you may be thinking. “Isn’t that obvious, and why should we care?”...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 15, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 13 comments | 18201 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENThe Gulf between Climate Plan and Climate Results
Earth Day is coming up this Wednesday, April 22. Rather than write about ambitious new goals, I want to write about the more humbling process of change. What does...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 19, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 24, 2020 at 5:53 pm | 13 comments | 16596 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENHow to Buy a Used EV
Used EVs are a good deal, arguably one of the best deals on the car market today. Edmunds isOriginal post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 22, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm | 13 comments | 19710 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREEN"It's too little too late" and other reasons why not
FUD. Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. Big changes should be carefully considered. But when a new idea quickly provokes objections from many different angles, something...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 12, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 19, 2021 at 6:13 am | 13 comments | 15515 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENMenlo Park considers an "electrification concierge"
There are many easy, fast, and cost-effective ways for each of us to make a big dent in our emissions. Think modernizing our diets, electrifying our transportation,...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 17, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Apr 25, 2022 at 10:43 pm | 13 comments | 15508 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENNeed some help choosing a plant-based milk?
A few weeks ago I found myself staring into a refrigerator case full of plant-based milks, with no idea which one to choose or why. A guy next to me was doing the...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 13, 2022 at 8:15 pm | 13 comments | 17505 Views
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2023 guide to summer camps
Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.