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Dan Monte and his Peace bike. (Photo by Godfrey Lee)

Biking for Peace and Environmental Justice

Dan Monte is raising awareness of climate change and peace with a cross-country bike trip from San Rafael to Washington, D.C.   Early on Memorial Day, the San Rafael resident started his trip at the [...]
Sea-level rising at Stinson Beach.

How Can We Prepare for Sea Level Rise? Learn more at community workshops in Point Reyes Station, Stinson Beach

Sea levels on Marin County’s coast are rising – up by more than eight inches in the past 100 years. The rate is expected to accelerate, and that could affect hundreds of residents in our [...]
Demonstrators rallied on Thursday outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

McElhaney Puts Damper on Tagami’s Coal Plan

News has spread of developer Phil Tagami’s action to negotiate a deal with four counties in Utah to ship coal to a new export terminal at the Oakland Army Base that could begin operation as [...]
Electric vehicle charging stations.

San Leandro Opens Three Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Public Use

The City of San Leandro announced that it has installed three new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that are now available for public use. Two of the stations are located at the City’s Downtown Garage, [...]
A thinned eucalyptus stand.

Park District Board Receives Federal Grant for Fire Prevention

The East Bay Regional Park District took a major step forward this week in its long-term public safety efforts to reduce fire hazards in the East Bay Hills by accepting $4.65 million in federal grants [...]
A pile of coal sits near the Crandall Canyon Mine northwest of Huntington. Mining experts say Utah has about 40-45 years of coal left. Photo courtesy of Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News.

Tagami’s Behind-the-Scenes Deal to Bring Coal to Oakland Draws Opposition

Now that the Oakland Army Base development project is well underway, city developer and project manager Phil Tagami is working on a behind-the-scenes $53 million deal to ship coal from Utah through the new Oakland [...]
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Berkeley Launches Program to Help Homeowners Conserve Energy And Water

Berkeley this week officially launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, which enables homeowners and commercial property owners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay them off through their property tax bill.