Category Archives: Environmental

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

by Anthony Chang I love our Farmers’ Market.  Local, organic produce is abundant.  For me, there is a real sense of community — I know vendors by name and I run into neighbors at the market every Sunday.  We are … Continue reading

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Throwing Hot Water on the Prometheus Development

by Eugene Cordero As I watched the Internet recording of the Environmental Planning Commission meeting of Feb 10th, one of the statements Mr. John Moss (of the Prometheus Real Estate Group) made about their ‘green practices’ made me pause.  Mr. … Continue reading

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Critter Column: Big Bird

by Jack Perkins The Great Blue Heron (or in birdwatcher fieldspeak, GBH), frequents our neighborhood.  This bird stands perfectly still and is nearly five feet tall with a wingspan of six feet. To their prey Great Blue Herons are the … Continue reading

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Solar Buyers Group is Back

Last year Bruce Karney organized a city-wide Solar Buyers Group that led to 119 families deciding to invest in rooftop solar photovoltaic systems. This level of activity made Mountain View the #3 city statewide for adopting residential solar in 2007, … Continue reading

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Critter Column: Two Bees

by Jack Perkins In early spring the predominant bee in my garden is the bumble bee queen, newly emerged from her winter sleep. Mostly black with a fuzzy abdomen and two yellow circles, she is pretty to watch.  Starting a … Continue reading

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