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Identity Politics Trump Climate Crisis

It’s 2023. Do you know where your climate solutions are? Between the climate change doomer camp of all-is-lost fatalism and the boomer tribe’s false promise of win-win solutions lies a path to [...] Continue Reading

Can leaders learn from losses?

Voters rejected four local sales tax measures last month. Millions of dollars later—much of it in public funds—they have perhaps taught local leaders some valuable lessons, at least those who have [...] Continue Reading

Climate Quest Begins Anew

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”—Bilbo Baggins As American democracy slips further into a darkness that [...] Continue Reading

Deadly Hospitals, Divided Houses

Are hospitals killing Fresno? Has the House of Labor split asunder? Is the Democratic Party divided? Why, yes, but that’s nothing new, it’s just much worse than anyone realized. Underlying the [...] Continue Reading

Setback Zones from Oil and Gas Approved

As Mexicans, we have always celebrated Sept. 16 because it is Mexico’s Independence Day. But Sept. 16, 2022, had a new meaning for us and 3 million other California residents. Why? Because Governor [...] Continue Reading

Greening of a House on McGee Street

Shauna and Mark, both retired software engineers, live in a small two-bedroom house on McGee Street in Berkeley. The house was built in 1907. In 2022, they gave it a “greening.” We sat and talked [...] Continue Reading