Town Square

Post a New Topic

Power outage at SRV High changes registration dates

Original post made on Aug 11, 2011

Parts of San Ramon Valley High School have been without power for several weeks, causing school officials to delay one registration day for the fall semester. Students will now be able to register on Thursday, Aug. 18 and Monday, Aug. 22 and instead of Aug. 11.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 3:20 PM

Comments (8)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Dave
a resident of Greenbrook Elementary School
on Aug 11, 2011 at 6:37 am

One more reason to hate the solar panels. The lost trees are my favorite though...


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Aug 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

Don't you think it would have been wise before committing to the siren song of solar to assess what else might be needed in order to make it work? This is why government always overrun their estimates!


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Aug 11, 2011 at 8:31 am

I thought the headline said Power OutRage -- I guess I've been reading too many of Hal's industrial-strength diatribes against these stylish and useful panels.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by [clarify]
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

Dear Editor,

Nothing provided in courtesy by news service alliance illustrates any dislike for solar panels as noted in this exchange. The issue among neighbors of SRVUSD solar power generation stations is the industrial facilities that violate surrounding zoning and provide massive industrialization in their neighborhoods. There is little cause for such industrialization based on available roof-top technologies for solar power generation.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by former student
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Aug 11, 2011 at 10:45 am

If maintenance is stretched, does that mean the campus and classrooms will be even more neglected than they were when I graduated in 2007? Priorities never seemed to be the practical care of facilities.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Snomis
a resident of Danville
on Aug 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

Those solar panels are the ugliest thing happening in Danville since I moved here in 1973. They really detract from the "Danville Town" image. Now they are installing them in the front of the school. How awful. What was this town thinking when they approved such an eye sore? No wonder people are thoroughly disgusted with politics and political decisions. Not only are they out of contact with the rest of the world, they don't care how much money they spend on bad ideas? How did this get passed?


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

Dear Editor,

This exchange is about registration for SRVHS. Thus it is only a humorous diversion to discuss the industrialization of Danville downtown with a solar power generation station.

In great laughter this morning, neighbors are reminded of the Embarcadero Freeway that made the City waterfront UGLY for many years and wondered if it would be brought back as a Sunpower Solar Power Generation Station? Certainly, putting an industrial solar power generation across the front of SRVHS is reminiscent of the Embarcadero Freeway and not really funny at all.

I wonder if that REGISTERS with the SRVUSD board?

Of RALPH PUNishingly!


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Nan
a resident of Diablo
on Aug 15, 2011 at 9:17 am

Hal, Citizen Paine, and others- I think we all appreciate the huge irony of the power "outrage." Those of us who are somewhat disgruntled by the project are waiting for a transparent analysis provided to the public/tax payers. Many of us support "green" technology, but have seen poor stewardship of local public schools for years. Given the amount of capital waste and poor prioritizing at these facilities, wouldn't it be interesting to see the actual annual energy expenditures per site? There are many issues with these facilities that are not resolved- the hard stuff has been left on the table and the flashy big project is a distraction.

l am still enjoying the comment of the prior discussion about the panels: "It's FREE government money."


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 1,951 views

Endorsement thoughts
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 1,295 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 587 views