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The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people…

January 27, 2010 by


by Lisa Jensen I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of  ensuring a diversity of voices are heard, that residents have equal footing with folks whose job it is to educate our elected or appointed officials. There’s no environmental discourse here today, just a request to help everyone become a better […]

The study of economy usually shows us that the best time for purchase was last year

January 11, 2010 by


The Envision 2040 San José General Plan task force meets this evening to talk about economic recovery, impacts on San José and planning for San José’s future. A presentation from Stephen Levy, Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy, is provided in the meeting materials. Mr. Levy holds degrees in Economics from both MIT […]

Going green – in style…

December 30, 2009 by


If you’re planning to hit the roadways, airports or trains to celebrate the end of a gloomy 2009 and usher a hopeful 2010 – how about a few tips on travelling green. Keeping your green-tude safe while sleeping doesn’t have to be a chore. Resources for finding eco-friendly trips and pillow pads are available online […]

Which environmental ethos prevails?

December 29, 2009 by


A large solar project, 1.2 million panels on roughly 3,200 acres, is being proposed for the Panoche Valley, South of Hollister. The project poses an interesting question, which environmentalist gets the nod? According to the Audobon Society the issues center around wildlife habitat and corridors for travel. With several endangered species living in the valley […]

Bike commuting gets a push in San Jose…

December 28, 2009 by


A timely gift to Silicon Valley residents this year. The Valley Transit Authority received a grant to get the Bay Areas first bike share program going at 3 major Caltrain stations. Beginning in March you can hop off the train at San José’s Diridon, downtown Palo Alto or Mountain View stations and pick up a […]

What will tomorrow bring?

December 17, 2009 by


Can San José, California become Copenhagenized? Watch out, Portland, San José aims to become a leader in creating a cycle friendly community.