The San Carlos City Council approved the proposed San Carlos Transit Village at its November meeting. Unfortunately, the council did not approve the development that eight years of hearings had hammered into a fairly reasonable proposal. All the improvements the Chapter had previously lobbied into the proposal are now again open to negotiation.
The Loma Prieta co-sponsored film Unacceptable Levels told a crowd of over 180 the story of how the “better living through chemistry” zeitgeist after World War II started the proliferation of chemicals in our environment, and how testing can’t keep us adequately informed of their effects. A lively discussion with local environmentalists followed.
The Chapter endorsed 32 candidates in 12 and 72% of our endorsed candidates won! All the hard work our volunteers did researching, interviewing candidates, and supporting them after their endorsement will start to pay off soon. Read about the volunteers who made this happen. Click here to see how each of our candidates did.
The highlight of the Chapter’s 2013 celebration of its 80th anniversary was the Chapter Anniversary Party. In the company of good friends, we enjoyed delicious food, music, and speakers. The evening was led by State Senator Jerry Hill, and raised over $16,000.
"Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists say that climate change is happening and that humans have made it so, but only four in 10 Americans realize it’s true. According to a new study in the journal Public Understanding of Science, the more that people listen to conservative media like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, the less sure they are that global warming is real. And even worse, the less they trust science.” (from “The Lies That Will Kill America” by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship)