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solar challenge for Oxy & northeast LA

I wrote about Occidental’s planned 1 mW solar array and an exciting discount for neighbors that can hopefully spread more solar in northeast Los Angeles.  

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gazing at the sun (we need more solar in LA)

I wrote a piece for Eagle Rock Patch on the need for more solar projects of all scales- even if some people don’t like how solar panels look.

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Posted in Built Environment, Sustainable Oxy, Urban Environment

Nuclear Power in California

I wrote a piece on nuclear power for Patch Eagle Rock.  There have been worse radiation leaks from the Fukushima plant since it was published.  

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green issues in the cd14 council race

I wrote an opinion piece for patch eagle rock endorsing CD 14 councilman Huizar for re-election because he had worked on some environmental justice issues that I think are important. This was a personal column, not the opinion of UEPI

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Posted in Built Environment, Politics & Elections, Pollution Prevention, Transportation, Urban Environment

the 710 extension game

I’ve written two pieces for lastreetsblog about Metro & Caltrans’ public outreach around possible extension of the 710 freeway. I think that the so-called ‘gap’ is really an opportunity to invest in transit and better streets for pedestrians & cyclists

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the 710 game

I attended a public meeting on the future of transportation in the so-called ’710 gap’ area. Most attendees want better transit and greener, living streets, not a freeway extension/ tunnel. I wrote about the meeting for Streetsblog LA.

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how clean is the air in Eagle Rock

I was inspired by the great work of the Clean Up, Green Up campaign to look into data sources on air pollution and toxic releases in Eagle Rock and surrounding areas.  

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Posted in Environment, Pollution Prevention, Sustainable Oxy

how green is the proposed state budget?

I took a quick look at the proposed California state budget and wrote a column about how it might effect the environment and whether it appears to be forward looking, fair, and green.

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Hollywood farmers market: who owns the streets

The Hollywoood farmers markets, one of the social and food hearts of the City of Los Angeles is under threat.  An adjacent property owner is objecting to the market’s use of its long-time location on Ivar street. Negotiations are underway

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22 green resolutions for 2011

Over the holiday break I posted two sets of environmental resolutions for 2011. One group of resolutions concerned ways to make Eagle Rock greener. The other set, inspired by shopping fun & guilt, were ‘green consumer’ ideas. happy 2011!

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