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Here’s to the Other 364 Earth Days

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I’m guessing some of you might share my distaste for the once-a-year gaga over the Earth, especially when it takes the form of NBC changing its logo color or Chevron touting its environmental record. I’m not saying we shouldn’t be thinking about cutting greenhouse gases or leaving the car at home to walk, bike, or […]

Eyes On The Street: Mayor Newsom Shames Earth Day

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Thanks to Livable City Executive Director Tom Radulovich for this photo from earlier today Mayor Gavin Newsom sure knows how to milk a press conference when it suits his needs and beefs up his image.  My favorite has been all the press attention he got for announcing a proposal for the one of the world’s […]

Guest Editorial: Don’t Charge Big Bucks for Block Parties

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Block parties change lives. When neighbors reclaim their street for a day and turn it into a car-free social space, all types of folks come out. Children run freely and neighbors who have been strangers for 20 years meet at last. Culture changes in an instant: Streets become safer, social ties strengthen, neighbors are happier […]