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BREAKING: Three Tesla execu...

BREAKING: Three Tesla executives die in Palo Alto plan crash

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Filed under: Etc., Tesla MotorsA small, twin-engined Cessna crashed this morning in an East Palo Alto neighborhood, killing all three passengers on board. According to reports, the plane was owned by Doug Bourn, a senior electrical engineer for Tesla Motors, and all three occupants were high-ranking officials at the electric car company. Authorities have not yet named the deceased."[The plane] ...

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on Feb 17, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Climate Change is Causing San Francisco to Lose its Fog

(via www.inhabitat.com)

Residents of San Francisco’s oceanside neighborhoods may complain about it, but the city’s legendary fog does more than just provide character — it also protects nearby redwood forests. Now researchers from the University of California, Berkeley are claiming that the fog has lessened by 33% over the past 100 years, and climate change may be [...]

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on Feb 16, 2010 at 03:50 PM

San Jose: Memorial service Sat. for SJSU professor, environmentalist

(via www.mercurynews.com)

A memorial service for a popular professor who lived his life taking care of the Earth is scheduled in San Jose on Saturday, honoring a man who garnered headlines for his green lifestyle.

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on Feb 16, 2010 at 09:51 AM

San Francisco May Get Full-Time Charitable Restaurant

(via www.inhabitat.com)

Most residents of San Francisco’s Mission District are aware of Mission Street Food, a restaurant-within-a restaurant that operates on Thursday and Saturday evenings inside a nondescript Chinese joint called Lung Shan. A new guest chef steps into the kitchen each time, and all proceeds are donated to charity. It’s been a raging success, and now [...]

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on Feb 15, 2010 at 02:50 PM
Coda Sedan cruises the stre...

Coda Sedan cruises the streets of San Francisco [w/video]

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Coda AutomotiveCoda Sedan in San Francisco - Click above to watch video after the jumpCoda Automotive still isn't letting outsiders drive the all-electric sedan that's due later this year, but the company is sending the EV out to interested parties to let them get a sneak peek. The car was at AltCar late last year and was recently at the San Francisco Electric Vehicle A...

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on Feb 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

San Francisco to Offer $150 Million in Loans for Green Retrofits

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Are you a San Francisco resident looking to add a solar hot water heater, photovoltaic panels, or other renewable energy measure to your home? Soon the city might help you pay for it through the new GreenFinanceSF program, which is offering $150 million in lending for water conservation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency projects for [...]

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on Feb 10, 2010 at 02:50 PM

State of Green Business Forum: San Francisco

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Agnes MazurThe annual publication of the State of Green Business Report drew sustainability experts of all kinds to San Francisco in the first of two U.S....

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on Feb 09, 2010 at 02:20 PM

SF Mayor Newsom Announces New Energy Efficiency Funding!

(via www.inhabitat.com)

Yet another reason New Yorkers might be jealous: the city of San Francisco has just announced 19.2 million dollars in new funding for energy efficiency programs. The bulk of the funds will go to EnergyWatch, a program that provides free energy efficiency assessments and low-cost retrofits for businesses and multi-family residences in the city.The [...]

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on Feb 05, 2010 at 01:20 PM

San Franciscans Turn Abandoned Lot Into Full-Fledged Farm

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A proposed 239-unit development in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley has yet to come to fruition, leaving an ugly, empty lot in its place. Seeing this, a group of enterprising citygoers have decided to turn the lot into Hayes Valley Farm, an education and research project sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust.The farm’s founders envision [...]

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on Feb 03, 2010 at 03:21 PM
Hidden public spaces in San...

Hidden public spaces in San Francisco, London in 2050, Nebraska in a field, and other ‘strange maps’

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If you are a visual, spatial thinker, and I know many of you are, you’ll love the website/blog Strange Maps, which I just found via this helpful post on Planetizen by Ann Forsyth.  The blog collects all sorts of new...

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on Feb 03, 2010 at 06:20 AM