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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)

Driving an EV to Tahoe? Don’t miss your exit! I learned this and other lessons from two round trips between Palo Alto and Tahoe City in a Chevy Bolt (1). Maybe...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm | 16 comments | 17359 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!

Mini-splits are the multi-tools of HVAC. They can heat, they can cool, and they are very modular -- you can put in as few or as many as you want, where you want....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 28, 2021
Last comment by RMRN, on Mar 8, 2021 at 9:05 am | 16 comments | 23214 Views

COUPLE'S NET

A Glimpse into local HS Suicide

Note: This is only one view, from one Palo Alto HS student. My son is a senior this year. We spend every Thursday afternoon together, and have been doing so for...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Roxy, on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 16 comments | 30971 Views

TIM TALK

Fighting to wipe out changing our clocks

Fremont Assemblyman Kansen Chu is fighting the good fight when it comes to the absurd practice changing clocks twice a year. Last year, the retired IBM employee,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2018
Last comment by joe root, on May 7, 2018 at 11:31 pm | 16 comments | 7531 Views

TIM TALK

Huge Concord project blows up over union labor agreement

With COVID-19 dominating the news cycle, it was easy to miss a very significant story out of Concord last month. The Concord City Council, in a 3-2 vote, ended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:09 am | 16 comments | 9799 Views

TIM TALK

Now is the time to fully reopen Pleasanton schools

Pleasanton students went back into the public schools last week in a hybrid program that has two days of in-person instruction and three days of online instruction. Parents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2021
Last comment by DKHSK, on Apr 8, 2021 at 7:50 am | 16 comments | 3703 Views

TIM TALK

Solving a big problem in the basement on 2nd Street in Livermore

Three years ago Tom Olenic and George Farquar set out to use cutting-edge technology to solve a vexing problem for employers and law enforcement -- how to efficiently...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by lomixgropijdih, on Aug 6, 2020 at 3:59 am | 16 comments | 5964 Views

TIM TALK

Veeva Systems aligns its values with its corporate structure

Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems completed a groundbreaking corporate amendment to formally align its values and its corporate structure earlier this month. Previously...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Senor Citizen, on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:41 am | 16 comments | 6846 Views

TIM TALK

Putting a face on Ukraine

The war in Ukraine took on a human face for me this week. I’ve been horrified by what I’ve seen and read, but it became personal. We live in a very...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 3, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Mar 11, 2022 at 9:21 am | 16 comments | 4260 Views

TIM TALK

City Council's misguided view of police "oversight"

There’s a serious misunderstanding of what role City Council members should have in dealing with the police department. Last week, the council heard a biannual...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 30, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 16 comments | 2414 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Summer travel: Is anything changing?

In the midst of this record-setting early June heat, following...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm | 16 comments | 13212 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your Palo Alto utility payment funds this gas lobbyist

Every now and then I mention the influence of the oil and gas lobbies in California, most recently on

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm |
16 comments | 13282 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Loch Ness Monster and Climate Adaptation

I believed in the Loch Ness monster for an inordinately long time. I remember learning about it as a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing that there was still...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Sep 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm | 16 comments | 14858 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

I don't believe in laundry strips

I don’t believe in laundry strips. Is something wrong with me, and what does this mean for our chances of dealing with climate change? ==I...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 7, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 21, 2021 at 8:57 pm | 16 comments | 24663 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Frustrated? Angry? Use it, don't lose it!

Here we are, staring down the barrel of yet another dry, hot, smoke-filled summer and fall. We have already had

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm |
16 comments | 9860 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

There should be no barriers to getting an education

I’m one of the lucky ones in that I graduated college without any debt. I worked a few jobs throughout college, but the real reason I graduated without debt was...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 31, 2022
Last comment by Gary Ulrich, on Sep 7, 2022 at 7:15 am | 16 comments | 1754 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are our recycling bins too big?

Are our recycling bins too big? That seems like a weird question. We want to recycle, so why would we want smaller bins? Another way to think of the question...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Ranvapa , on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 15 comments | 12354 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Which City Council candidates "get" climate change?

A few weeks ago 350 Silicon Valley and 18 other non-profits sponsored a two hour forum to solicit Palo Alto City Council candidates’ views on climate change....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 29, 2020 at 10:21 pm | 15 comments | 11304 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why aren't more products easy to repair?

A few years ago my Dad got really annoyed when his patio umbrella stopped opening and closing easily. He wasn’t annoyed because it stopped working. He was...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 13, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Feb 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm | 15 comments | 12530 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you ready to ditch disposables?

Two years ago, in February 2020, I wrote about Palo Alto’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 29, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 3, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 15 comments | 10093 Views
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