Monthly Archives: June 2007

Hetch Hetchy

It makes as much good sense to remove the Hetch Hetchy Dam (considering the water it stores can be easily stored in other ways) to provide access to the twin of Yosemite, as it does to construct the Auburn Dam … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power

An option that needs to be reevaluated for use in California. Steve Wiegand: Nuke power — time to re-energize?By Steve Wiegand – Bee ColumnistPublished 12:00 am PDT Saturday, June 30, 2007 Here’s what’s new on nuclear energy in California:Zip. Zero. … Continue reading

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Arden Arcade Funding Deadline Announcement

Deadline for LAFCO loomsPublished 12:00 am PDT Saturday, June 30, 2007 Arden Arcade incorporation advocates are expected to make their first payment of about $33,000 to the Local Agency Formation Commission early next week. Peter Brundage, LAFCO’s executive director, said … Continue reading

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Defensible Space Hurdles

For some of the people on the ground, a large part of the blame for the destruction of the Tahoe area lies with one of the public agencies responsible for helping protect the Tahoe area. Tahoe agency is focus of … Continue reading

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Tahoe Fire, Cause?

It appears an illegal campfire caused the destructive fire in Tahoe, which is almost under control, at 80%. Tahoe probe blames campfireU.S. Forest Service says Angora blaze was 80% contained Friday night.By Bobby Caina Calvan, Todd Milbourn and Deb Kollars … Continue reading

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Legislation for Public Private Partnerships

In an acknowledgement of the power of the concept—which we call for in the management of the Parkway— recent legislation requires business and nonprofits work with government in one area of the public good. CA | Partnership for Urban CommunitiesSB … Continue reading

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National Legislation Protecting Land

A good addition to the existing legislation, which California is at the heart of. Editorial: Landmark landscape actCongress should create permanent systemPublished 12:00 am PDT Friday, June 29, 2007 In 1872, Congress created Yellowstone National Park, the nation’s first. As … Continue reading

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Dry River

Governor signs holiday alcohol ban on American River. American River going ‘dry’Schwarzenegger signs bill banning holiday boozing on the water.By Ed Fletcher – Bee Staff WriterPublished 12:00 am PDT Friday, June 29, 2007 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has turned the lower … Continue reading

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Green Alcatraz

What wonderful plans for the old prison. 28/06/07 02h36 GMT+1 AFP News briefFrom prison to eco-paradise: the greening of Alcatraz by Helene Labriet-Gross Once a sinister home to notorious mobsters and murderers, Alcatraz is in line for an environmental makeover … Continue reading

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Watering & Technology

New technology offers some great ideas to reduce and stop water runoff from everyday watering needs of homeowners, Good stuff! Saving precious drops; A demonstration project seeks to show how homeowners waste water — and highlights new ways to stop … Continue reading

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