After her 19-year-old daughter’s death in 2008, Rosanna Marks found strength in The Compassionate Friends, a support group for families who have lost children.
California Valley Solar Ranch, now under construction in San Luis Obispo, is one of more than 15 large-scale solar projects scheduled for construction in in the state.
With the end of redevelopment agencies, schools expected to see more money come their way. But cities must first bay of redevelopment debts, which, in San Jose could take more than 20 years.
Scott McGaraghan of Nest Labs kicked off Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford by showcasing his company’s “learning” thermostat as well as the new approach to energy savings. “We want people to love their thermostat,” he said.
Many San Jose residents oppose the Almaden Ranch Retail Center development, fearing increased noise, pollution and traffic. But the project won planning commissioners’ approval and heads to the city council.
Tom Saggau represents San Jose city employees who are upset about the city’s proposed ballot initiative to restructure pensions. Saggau agrees reform is needed but disagrees with San Jose’s proposal.
Silicon Valley leaders discussed how to make the region green at today’s State of the Valley Conference. Clean tech investment doubled last year, but experts agree more can be done to create green jobs, clean technologies and change consumer behavior.
Richard Daley, former mayor of Chicago, was a featured speaker at today’s State of the Valley conference in San Jose. He presented six directives he says will help Silicon Valley retain its competitive edge and commit to green tech and conservation.
The College of San Mateo used voter-approved funds to build a state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center, but some students and staff say the money could have been better spent.