California utilities are attacking solar with discriminatory fees

The Solar Bill of Rights (SB 953) will ban fees that discriminate against solar users Senate Bill 953 is a bipartisan proposal currently being debated in the California State Legislature that would prevent utilities from charging solar users discriminatory fees. Read the bill Printable fact sheet on SB 953 Printable fact sheet rebutting common utility … More California utilities are attacking solar with discriminatory fees

Second District Affirms Judgment Invalidating City of Agoura Hills’ Mixed-Use Project

By Arthur F. Coon and Miller Starr Regalia : jdsupra – excerpt Second District Affirms Judgment Invalidating City of Agoura Hills’ Mixed-Use Project Approvals and Related MND Based On CEQA and Local Oak Tree Ordinance Violations In a 74-page opinion filed February 24, and later ordered published on March 17, 2020, the Second District Court … More Second District Affirms Judgment Invalidating City of Agoura Hills’ Mixed-Use Project

COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations Notice, Effective March 17, 2020

Planning Commission Public Hearing Please click on the attached link to see the items scheduled for the upcoming hearing: March 26, 2020, Cancellation, Reinstatement, and Continuances 1:00 p.m. City Hall, One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place Room 400 General information about our public hearings, accessible meeting information, and language assistance can also be found by … More COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations Notice, Effective March 17, 2020

Kaiser Permanente drops plans for new headquarters in Oakland

By Laura Waxman : bizjournals – excerpt Kaiser Permanente is pulling out of its planned $900 million Oakland headquarters project, the nonprofit health care giant said Tuesday, in a huge hit to a city and region already reeling from the coronavirus crisis. The decision to cancel the project is not related to COVID-19, a Kaiser … More Kaiser Permanente drops plans for new headquarters in Oakland

COVID-19 Highlights Shortcomings

By Marcy Berry : .capoliticalreview – excerpt Out of greed or foolhardiness oftentimes governments, with the consent of pliable electorates, create incompetent and inadequate social structures. Then when crisis strikes and those structures predictably start to unravel, the response is always the same: “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.” The latest crisis … More COVID-19 Highlights Shortcomings

Hand Sanitizer Mini-Factories Popping Up Around Bay Area

By Sam Lew : sfpublicpress – excerpt Murph Finnicum’s San Mateo garage looks like a scientist’s underground laboratory might. There are gallons of isopropyl alcohol, floors sticky with glycerin, shelves scattered with half-filled beakers and cylinders of mysterious mixtures. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Finnicum’s home has transformed into a makeshift hand-sanitizer workshop … More Hand Sanitizer Mini-Factories Popping Up Around Bay Area