The struggle over the location of the Big Wave Project has led local groups to file a lawsuit against San Mateo County. The Committee for Green Foothills, the Montara Water and Sanitary District, and the Granada Sanitary District filed the lawsuit in the San Mateo County Superior Court after the county supervisors voted unanimously on March 29 to deny several appeals of their Planning Commission’s narrow approval (3 to 2) and instead push the project forward.
It used to be that getting solar panels on your home involved extensive research, hunts for rebates, permits, and $20,000. And after that you were responsible for maintaining the system and fixing it if it broke. Soooo 2010!
Now, residential solar companies offer a “solar service.” The company installs the panels at reduced or no upfront cost and handles all of the maintenance and service. The homeowner leases the equipment at a monthly payment independent of electricity rates. It’s good for the environment and good for the customer.
Plans for a remodeled San Antonio Shopping Center were approved unanimously by the Mountain View City Council shortly before midnight on June 14 amid concerns about bicycle and pedestrian access. The proposal by Merlone Geier Partners is for a mixed-use redevelopment project, including both retail and housing.
When news broke of College of San Mateo’s plans to raze a portion of its garden to build a parking lot, it pretty much asked environmentalists to quote Joni Mitchell. An informal group of students calling themselves the Friends of the San Mateo Gardens has filed suit in an effort to halt this attempt to pave paradise.
Will California run out of water in 10 years? How many millions lost their water supply last year to privatization and the building of dams? Is shower water poisoning you? Why is this relevant to us right here right now?