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The reason San Jose Water bills are so high this month
Our neighborhood email list has been burning up this past week with shocked messages about huge jumps in residents’ San Jose Water bills. Some reported charges t. . . Documentarian will be joined by historian and of the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project as they discuss the origins of Heinlenville, the historic Ng Shing Gung temple and the intertwined history of San Jose’s Chinese and Japanese communities. The latest entry in the museum’s HIdden Histories series, the live stream starts a...
Your PG&E bill will be up to $63 cheaper in April
In a nice bit of timing, your PG&E bill could be up to $63 cheaper in the next billing cycle. PG&E is issuing one of its twice-annual California Climate Credits, a state government program that provides discounts in April and October for residential and small business customers.
Yes, PG&E will shut off power to Bay Area neighborhoods again this year
Once again, the North Bay will be the most vulnerable in 2020.
California moves toward single water tunnel under delta
California is moving forward with its biggest water project in decades, a single tunnel beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that will help move Northern California water south to cities and farms, state water officials said Wednesday. The proposal piggybacks on plans by former Gov. Jerry Brown, who wanted to build a pair of 30-mile-long tunnels through the delta but was stymied by funding shortfalls and controversy. The project shares the same vision as Brown’s: to halt deteriorati...
How power shutoffs are changing California's way of life
California leaders are in uncharted territory, and scrambling to adjust their plans and operations to the realities of regular disruption.
Support Continues to Grow for San Jose Mayor's Vision of a Customer-Owned PG&E
Sam Liccardo announced this week that he's garnered support for the idea from 114 elected leaders in 58 cities and 10 counties.
San Jose mayor announces growing support for customer takeover of PG&E http://www.mercurynews.com/details-of-bold-plan-for-customer-owner-pge-fix-released-with-resounding-support
Plan for customer-owner utility to replace PG&E revieled
Elected officials from San Jose, California released a framework for a customer-owned utility instead of PG&E.
Is our carbon-free electricity really carbon-free? | A New Shade of Green | Sherry Listgarten | Mountain View Online | https://mv-voice.com/blogs/p/2019/11/24/is-our-carbon-free-electricity-really-carbon-free
Is our carbon-free electricity really carbon-free?
One of the most important steps we can take to cut our greenhouse gas emiss...
No Toxic Taps — Providing Safe Drinking Water to All
The Business of Building Community: The Leadership Group’s new blog series is dedicated to the community and how we, and our member companies, are serving it for the better. More than one million Californians do not have access to clean water for bathing, drinking, and other basic needs. Instead, our fellow residents must rely on more expensive bottled water to avoid harmful contaminants–like lead and arsenic–in the local piped supply. Access to safe drinking water for all is an environmental...
Anorexia Nervosa Comes in All Sizes, Including Plus Size
Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and other health complications as their counterparts with low body mass index (BMI), according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF. The study, led by Andrea Garber, PhD, RD, chief nutritionist for the UCSF Eating Disorders Program, compared weight loss and illness severity among two groups of patients aged 12 to 24 who had been enrolled in a clinical ...
San Jose to receive $500,000 from state for PG&E power outages
Following a tumultuous month of power outages and fire warnings, San Jose lawmakers announced on Friday that San Jose, alongside other California cities, will receive half a million in state funds to help cover costs accumulated as a result of last month’s recent set of blackouts. In addition to San Jose, other large cities including Oakland, San Diego and Los Angeles, will receive $500,000, while each county in the state is set to get $150,000. The reimbursement, sourced from the state’s ann...
San Jose Mayor's Proposal to Leave PG&E Moves Forward
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo had harsh words for PG&E Wednesday as the city considered a proposal to create its own power grids by buying assets from the utility.
Frustrated with PG&E, San Jose considers forming own utility
San Jose’s mayor wants his city to split off from PG&E and create its own electric utility — something San Francisco is also trying to do.
Mayor Wants San Jose to Break Away From PG&E, Create Own Utility
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo admits it will take a lot of time and money before the city can remove itself from the PG&E grid. But he wants to do just that and will soon ask people who live in the city to...
Valley Water to award grants for environmental protection projects
Finding funding for environmental projects can be a daunting task, but Valley Water is hoping to make it easier for local organizations to make a difference in their communities.
How much could PG&E's rates rise? What you need to know
Updated Aug. 29, 2019 to include PG&E perspective on rate increases and requests to federal regulatory agencies. Pacific Gas and Electric’s customers were warned about the cost of massive wildfires that it may have sparked. Even before California’s largest utility filed bankruptcy proceedings at the start of the year, lawyers, policymakers and consumer advocates all cautioned that the company’s liabilities in those fires would, one way or another, hit the pocketbooks of its 16 million custome...
Gov. Newsom Appoints San Jose SPUR's Teresa Alvarado to California Water Commission
The governor announced his pick of Teresa Alvarado, the San Jose director of SPUR since 2016, in a news release this week.
Valley Water To Take Part In National River Cleanup
Valley Water To Take Part In River Cleanup - Gilroy, CA - Last year's Santa Clara volunteers pulled out a full ham in its package, go-kart, part of a windmill and literally the kitchen sink.