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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Fun and games with your electric meter

I remembered the other day that I made a New Year's resolution to decrease our electricity...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 11, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 17, 2020 at 10:20 am | 24 comments | 18455 Views

TIM TALK

News and notes

Were you surprised that the Dept. of the Interior and the National Park Service released a survey results that touted the economic benefits of the national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:48 am | 24 comments | 15214 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Hey! Leggo My Beef!

And now a word from our guest blogger, Sam. Thoughts? If you don’t mind, I’d like to have a real conversation here. Because if by ==I “A...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 9, 2019 at 6:57 pm | 24 comments | 15905 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Outages: Are You Ready?

We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by switching from gas to electric power. We have electric cars, trucks and buses, space heating, water heating, industrial...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm | 23 comments | 20108 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Thinking of moving? You're not alone.

This would be funny if it weren’t also true. Just today (1), I got: - A warning about extreme heat (a “Heat advisory”) - A notice about “public...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Oct 24, 2020 at 6:54 pm | 23 comments | 17293 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will goopy straws and useless bags doom our efforts?

Many readers of this blog are concerned about plastic waste. I understand why. We walk past discarded water bottles at concerts and games; we find disposable cups...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 12, 2022
Last comment by MichaelB, on Jun 18, 2022 at 8:13 am | 23 comments | 10266 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Arguing in Public

I went for a walk out at Princeton Point near Half Moon Bay the other day. The rain had stopped after pouring the night before, and it was damp and fresh. I watched...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 23 comments | 34161 Views

TIM TALK

State Medi-Cal plans rarely work for patients

While Senate Republicans wrestle to find a way to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare, Covered California officials are assuring the public their system works fine. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 27, 2017
Last comment by Covered, on Aug 2, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 23 comments | 8365 Views

TIM TALK

"Unplanned" delivers a powerful message

When we walked into the cinema Monday afternoon, the gentleman checking our tickets remarked, “it’s a powerful message.” He was right. “Unplanned”...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Woman, on Apr 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm | 23 comments | 9548 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What gives you hope?

Early this week I was feeling a little hopeless. I like to play a game when we are driving in other parts of the state (1), counting the number of EVs to see how...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 8, 2019
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 23 comments | 14358 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Comfort, communication -- and the lack of both

Danielle Solito was justifiably upset when she spoke about her daughter’s “extremely uncomfortable” experience at school. Solito said her 15-year-old...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by Gina Channell, Publisher, on Oct 5, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 23 comments | 2893 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's plastics ban: Sensible policy or vain distraction?

When I heard a few weeks ago that Palo Alto was considering a city-wide ban on plastic straws, utensils, and produce bags, my first thought was “Sheesh, can’t...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 13576 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Some of your comments on nuclear energy

This is not a normal blog post but instead a selection of your comments on nuclear energy. Often the comments on a blog post devolve into an argument about nuclear...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 4, 2020 at 5:35 pm | 22 comments | 19709 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Smart meters: The easy part and the hard part

There’s an easier part and a harder part to a smart meter rollout. The easier part is installing the new meters and radios and associated software. I say this...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 26, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 15969 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Emissions Intensity of California's Electricity Grid

Sometimes California’s electricity is powered almost entirely by gas turbines. Below is an example from January 12 of this year at 6 pm, when there was little...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 24, 2022
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 31, 2022 at 5:52 pm | 22 comments | 10146 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Santa Says . . . Only Two in Marriage

I met Santa today (or at least he looks like Santa), and I asked him what make a marriage last. There were two things Santa told me that he believes are the key...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sarah Sullivan, on Oct 14, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 22 comments | 31542 Views

TIM TALK

What were some voters thinking or were they?

Barring a major surprise in the 13,300 ballots still to be counted, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer will face off with Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla in the May...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm | 22 comments | 15084 Views

TIM TALK

Craziness at Cal and Tennessee

There is something clearly amiss when the home of the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s now has guidelines for censored speech. There's also something way...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 22 comments | 11599 Views

TIM TALK

Insights from The Mirador View

If you want an interesting snapshot of the Tri-Valley economy, check out The Mirador View: Perspectives on the Tri-Valley: The Intersection of Talent & Technology. Compiled...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by yang?n, on Aug 27, 2019 at 11:45 pm | 22 comments | 9345 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Drivers Ed 101: Look Where You’re Going

Sometimes I give money to animal rights organizations. I like animals, and I believe they should be treated with decency. Fine. The problem is, the organizations...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm | 22 comments | 17394 Views
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