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Re: “A Green Car Buyer's Guide

Here is a great link for comparing vehicles in terms of how clean/green they are: http://www.driveclean.ca.gov/

Posted by DanKalb on 04/21/2016 at 2:20 PM

Re: “When Meaningful Work Means Healthy Food

Doing good and fighting evil. Support Planting Justice!

http://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/when-meaningful-work-means-healthy-food/Content?oid=4755829

John Deane
Nashville, Tennessee

Posted by John Deane on 04/21/2016 at 12:05 AM

Re: “A Green Car Buyer's Guide

"They don't do any harm and are not any inefficient when they stay unused."

A car is a costly resource sink. A car is the embodiment of an enormous amount of waste of natural resources and of environmental pollution which are involved in making it and keeping it running.

Just sitting, your car takes up space, along with the millions of other cars out there, that could be used for people and plants, for parks, gardens and creative play spaces.

On the other hand, public transportation uses up far less space and the natural resources required and resulting environmental pollution are far less consequential.

I think there are introductory classes in most colleges and even in high schools with words like "ecology" or "environment" in their titles. Look for a class and take it.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 04/20/2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “A Green Car Buyer's Guide

"even cars that are driven 15 to 20k miles a year sit unused 90% of the time"

They don't do any harm and are not any inefficient when they stay unused.

My bed is unused about 75% of the time, too. Should I do as in Jungle by Upton Sinclair and rent the same mattress to multiple people working different shifts, to be "efficient" by your formula.

Posted by Maria Ku on 04/20/2016 at 8:31 PM

Re: “A Green Car Buyer's Guide

"Cars are sexy, and fun to drive."

Not if you're stuck in traffic as drivers are increasingly everywhere around the Bay Area.

Alternative-power cars really are not "the answer."

Just a glimpse at the whys: cars are fundamentally wasteful economically--even cars that are driven 15 or 20k miles a year sit unused 90% of the time. That is a very poor use of resources for a society. That's why things like Uber work--people on average have much more car than they need.

Much, if not most, of the pollution from a car comes from making it, rather than driving it.

More efficient transportation includes much more public transit and nonmotorized transportation like bicycling. That, in turn, requires regional (and larger) integration of land use, housing and transportation infrastructure. That's the only route to rational, environmentally-responsible transportation.

Alternative-power cars, sorry. It's the familiar corporate-supplied technological fix for everything that ails us. The automobile-dependent society is the corporate dream of the 1940s and 1950s. We're stuck in a vision that's more than half-a-century old.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 04/20/2016 at 5:32 PM

Re: “When Meaningful Work Means Healthy Food

I hired Planting Justice to repair my irrigation system last summer and was pleased with the quality of work an the demeanor of the workers. We need more organizations like this to fight the tide of poverty!

Posted by Silvia Sykes on 04/20/2016 at 3:00 PM

Re: “When Meaningful Work Means Healthy Food

Well, thank you Intreaba Dumnezeu for being the first to post on this article, hard not to miss an opportunity! On the contrary, I would like to post the link to Planting Justice's Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1776320363/planting-justice-nursery-and-aquaponics-farm-incub

Please friends, give, give, give!!!

Posted by Patrick Dunigan on 04/20/2016 at 9:02 AM

Re: “When Meaningful Work Means Healthy Food

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Posted by Editor on 04/20/2016 at 3:26 AM

Re: “How to Buy Fresh, Locally Caught Fish

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Posted by Editor on 04/13/2016 at 2:56 AM

Re: “Hacking Local in Hayward

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Posted by Editor on 04/06/2016 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Fall into a Plant-Based Food Coma at The Butcher's Son

Can't wait to go.

Posted by Mario Savioni on 03/27/2016 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Wine, Au Naturel

Nice article on a wonderful establishment! The author might also have noted that Oakland has a number of forward-thinking wine shops that specialize in natural wines, including Oakland Crush, Ordinaire's retail section, Paul Marcus, and Bay Grape. Let's also give a shout-out to Trail Marker among Oakland's natural wine-makers!

Posted by sarah miller on 03/25/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Wine, Au Naturel

Great article! Can't wait to check out The Punchdown next time I'm in Oakland. Any advice or recommendations on finding natural wines outside the Bay Area?

Posted by Charlie Johnson on 03/25/2016 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Wine, Au Naturel

Nice article. However, you like many others, neglect to mention another local winemaker from Berkeley (close enough to Oakland, I say) who is one of the pioneers in the low-alcohol, no new oak, non-manipulated style of wine. That would be Steve Edmunds of Edmunds St. John. Just because he's been at it for 30 years doesn't mean he still isn't on the cutting edge, using concrete eggs for his Rocks & Gravel blend as one example.

Posted by Larry Stein on 03/23/2016 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Where Chefs Shop

Viks? Meh. Santos in San Leandro. Giant, warehouse sized market.

Posted by Debra Sarver on 03/23/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Cal Students to See Improved Mental Health Services

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Posted by Angel Newman on 03/20/2016 at 4:47 AM

Re: “The Rise in Tattoo Removal

The comments that lack compassion are a disgrace to mankind.

Posted by Sherry Hood on 03/19/2016 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Upgrade: 2014 Year in Sports

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Posted by Editor on 03/08/2016 at 2:57 AM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

I agree with June. You need to push this analysis outside of 3 retail shops. What about Walter Hood and other black professionals that own businesses and have made a large impact in Oakland.?

Posted by Kareem Z Shihab on 03/06/2016 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Parks Begot by Frontier Mystics and Rebel Monks

Joaquin Miller planted Monterey pines in Joaquin Miller Park and the redwood trees that were devastated to build that City by the Bay regenerated on their own.

Posted by Sue Morgan on 03/03/2016 at 8:19 AM

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