KQED reports that the west coast has gotten off easy on sea level rise so far, but that may be about to change.
“In the next five or ten years, I think the west coast of the United States is going to catch up,” says Josh Willis, a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. He says a major ocean phase known...
Discussion of the MWSD's proposed pension plan.
Letter: Important MSWD Meeting Wednesday and Thursday, Aug 5 & 6
Editor’s note: This letter regards a pension plan the Montara Water and Sanitary District is proposing for its employees.
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Tom Stienstra, writing for the Chronicle, says that changes in the behavior of marine life may signal a coming El Niño.
The parade of exotic southern-based critters — spiked by three full breaches by great white sharks off Seacliff State Beach — continued last week along the Pacific Coast.
Based on wildlife, not the forecast, there’s strength in the premise that an El Ni...
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Interesting article from The New Yorker on the economics and environmental impact of desalination in San Diego, whether it has the potential to relieve the drought.
First, the ocean water moves through a filter of gravel, sand, and carbon that pulls out suspended matter, then it enters a process that removes smaller particles, viruses,...
The Mercury News reports that the owners of the Seton Coastside hospital have chosen their latest partner:
The selection of BlueMountain Capital Management comes four months after Daughters' first suitor, Prime Healthcare Services, abandoned the Catholic hospital system at the altar, blaming "burdensome conditions" imposed by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on its $843 million proposed deal.
Daughters owns O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, Saint Louise Regional Hospital in...
How do we improve the Coastside's built environment? Post your ideas and concerns about infrastructure, Main Street, sprawl, homes, zoning, development, permits, our planning commissions, the Coastal Commission, and roads.
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Jason Roberts, co-founder of the Better Block Project, talks about how a handful of people showed how their community could be better. Not with holding a bunch of meetings or creating a pile of plans and mockups. They went to the street to show how their vision would be practical.
I think there are a lot of lessons for the Coastside here. Via Strong Towns.