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Re: “Natural-gas-fueled electricity

Carbon free? No. What about all the carbon it takes to mine uranium? What about all the carbon it takes to process uranium into fuel? What about all the carbon it takes to build the gigantic tombs to hold the forever toxic spent fuel? Nuclear plants are uninsurable and have to be heavily subsidized by taxpayers. Back in the 70's nuclear power was supposed to mean cheap and clean electricity for everyone. Well, it didn't work out that way then and it is not going to magically happen now.

Posted by Jeff Durling on 09/15/2019 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Defending sandcastles

Even a perfunctory Google search will tell you that Als new favorite climate denier of the 3% of climate scientists is a shill for evangelicals. Roy Spencer doubts evolution and instead relies on intelligent (?) design to explain his theory of the advancement of species. Would love to hear his analysis of gravity. Mr Fonzi relies on Rush Limbaughs favorite meteorologist to spread his unrelenting assault on settled science.

Posted by Bob Marquardt on 09/15/2019 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Former employee sues Sierra Vista for discrimination

She can name her settlement amount if these details are accurate. Tenet better start properly staffing their facilities. ALL OF THEM!

That is, IF they have any money left after the claimant takes them to the cleaners in the forthcoming blood bath decision.

Saving nickels up front to only lose tens of millions simply to be cheap on labor is poor financial management.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Gomez on 09/14/2019 at 7:27 AM

Re: “5 Cities Homeless buys new offices amid Hillside uncertainty

I see a couple of military aged losers in that photo. Put them to work, literally on the firing line, um, front lines.

Slackers, the lot of them.

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Posted by Mike Gomez on 09/14/2019 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Ode to the waiter:Raw truths from an ex-food server

THANK YOU!! I waited table for 12 years, then went on to my career. It was sooooo easy! Waiting tables made everything else ridiculously laid back in comparison.

Posted by Lori Johnston on 09/13/2019 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Defending sandcastles

The SCIENCE has been settled. The rest of the world is pleading with us to get it together. Putting your head in the sand and creating rhetoric to encourage others to as well is very dangerous. I am sure Mr Fonzi is passionate in his beliefs. Being passionate is very different than being informed. I am voting for a candidate that has a practical plan for preserving our future.

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Posted by Mo Do on 09/13/2019 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Defending sandcastles

I am curious, Fonzi, if you wrote this piece before or after Mulvaney ordered Wilbur Ross to pressure the NOAA to cover Trumps lie about the hurricane hitting Alabama. Cherry-picking a discredited source when it supports a meme is propaganda.

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Posted by SteveFelten on 09/13/2019 at 11:45 AM

Re: “I've looked at clouds from both sides now

This article is so full of fallacies. Perfect kindling for my fire pit this weekend.

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Posted by Lindsey Graf on 09/13/2019 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Rescue me

A truly smug assumption that I didn't do my part even if I didn't go to kill innocent men, women and children in a foreign country with no tangible results other than to turn it into a tourist destination. Ever hear of the Peace Corps? I did and did something about it, for 2.5 years

Larry Schiffer

Posted by Larry Schiffer on 09/13/2019 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Student Guide: Cal Poly solar class took a vote on SLO's all-electric building code—and got a different result

MacCarley is a cult of the expert nitwit. He has no clue what's coming down the pipeline in terms of Climate crisis. Its good there will be room at the FEMA re-education camps if we can produce enough food to feed him. Of course solar panels produced in China have a carbon foot print especially if they are made with coal fired electricity. Stop asking the wrong questions professor and tell your students we are in Thermodynamic collapse, resource depletion, with feedback loop methane pulse out of the arctic already starting. You can't change the laws of physics.

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Posted by Bruce Miller on 09/12/2019 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Defending sandcastles

Crocodile tears for little Al's sand castle getting washed away so long ago! Trauma specialists are standing by to comfort him. As for the nearly 60 years of climate science research demonstrating that humans and their fossil fuel-based economies contribute to global warming and the growing climate crisis, this scientific consensus is accepted by most of America's senior military officers who now advise on national security matters. But then they are not thinking about sand castles by the sea.

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Posted by Gordon Fuglie on 09/12/2019 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Student Guide: Cal Poly solar class took a vote on SLO's all-electric building code—and got a different result

The code will reduce local GHG emissions while new renewables and storage for renewables come online in the next 1-5 years reducing the need for natural gas plants to fill in the gaps of renewables. This is all a step in the right direction. Community chice energy organizations like MB Community Power are all adding big, new renewable projects to 'the soup"

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Posted by Kimberly Luker on 09/12/2019 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Thanks for helping us grow food

Thanks to the great teachers, parents, school staff, and especially students who bring our programs to life! Please find out more about One Cool Earth's school garden programs at or follow us on Facebook at to see what we're up to every day!
- Greg Ellis, Growth Officer - One Cool Earth

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Posted by Gregory John Ellis on 09/12/2019 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Student Guide: Cal Poly solar class took a vote on SLO's all-electric building code—and got a different result

As I understand the article the student's decision is based on conditions as they are today. The use of electricity produced mostly by gas fired power plants. That cannot be our future. Clean renewable s are our only way forward so I am thankful that some elected officials are not short sighted and are planing for a better future.

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Posted by Bob Rodger on 09/12/2019 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Student Guide: Cal Poly solar class took a vote on SLO's all-electric building code—and got a different result

As elected officials running the city you would have thought the city staff would have taken the same approach as these kids and looked at the facts!

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Posted by Jason Scott Moore on 09/12/2019 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Defending sandcastles

Getting your news from CNN or FOX is like getting your dinner at McDonalds or Burgerking.

If you think one is better than the other, you have been fooled.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 09/12/2019 at 8:22 AM

Re: “What's up with downtown? Recent closures in downtown SLO put a spotlight on tensions between longtime residents and the city's increased focus on tourists and college students

Boomers jump for joy when businesses die because they love a SALE! The pictures of them in Charles shoes reminds me of vultures ripping apart a deer carcass. SLO has been dead for a while now. NEVER FORGET FORDENS. NEVER FORGET FULL CIRCLE. NEVER FORGET BALI ISLE. NEVER FORGET NATURAL CAFE. NEVER FORGET FROMAGERIE SOPHIE. NEVER FORGET ALL OF THE OTHER STRUGGLING MOM AND POPS THAT HAVE GONE UNDER THANKS TO BIG BOX STORES. SLO IS DEAD!

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Posted by Concerned local on 09/11/2019 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Hard to swallow: What's in SLO County's water?

This article is gut-wrenching. We all need to grieve for this disgrace to our community members.

We need to push for the health assessments for residents in the affected area. Drinking water laced with high levels of poisonous chemicals may be to blame for cancer and other chronic diseases among people near the San Luis Obispo Airport.

A Chemical Exposure Monitoring program should be put in place immediately it will indicate the human blood levels of TCE, PFOA and PFOS among residents in San Luis Obispo County. That will be done through bio-monitoring, that measures the environmental chemicals in body tissues or fluids, such as blood or urine, to determine the amount of chemical that actually enters the body.

The tests also will screen for a few other chemicals, such as TCE, PCB's certain pesticides and heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury, and lead.

Was the citys drinking water system shut down after municipal wells were found with the levels over 157 times higher than the federal advisory limit? The EPA has established a drinking water MCL for TCE of 5 ppb.

TCE, PFOA, and PFOS no longer being used, but they remain in the environment and get into drinking water supplies. They are called the forever chemicals, they've been linked to cancer, development delays, and other adverse health effects nationwide.

The national attention on the chemicals continues to grow, fueled in part by the number of active and closed military installations that are the sources of community contamination in some cases.

The total liability of the Department of Defense remains unfunded. In contrast, states and individuals are litigating and resulting in high-dollar settlements.

Residents of SLO Airport should have a University epidemiology professor, toxicologist professor and research professor from either S.F. or L.A. test their water for other chemicals as well. It is the only way you are going to find out the truth.

The residents can't wait for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop national standards. The Federal Government is moving slowly on the issues.

California needs to develop its own PFAS Standards if that chemical is found in the water too.

The EPA does not have enforceable standards for PFAS in public water supplies or at toxic cleanup sites. The agency has an unenforceable advisory level of 70-ppt for PFOS and PFOA that's been criticized by some states and independent scientists as inadequate.

Experts say one teaspoon of TCE can contaminate (6) million gallons of groundwater. You are guaranteed to get a serious illness in the hot spot area and the surrounding areas of the San Luis Obispo Airport if you drink or bathe in the contaminated water.

If anyone has noticed most cancer centers target areas with a high level of cancer clusters. There is a Cancer Center in this neighborhood.


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Posted by SLO on 09/11/2019 at 12:09 AM

Re: “Parkinson's in the Park

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Posted by Lana Andrew on 09/10/2019 at 4:42 AM

Re: “Shut down gas-powered leaf blowers

I have a neighbor who runs a leaf blower for hours weekly. He even blows the street in front of his hours. It is driving people crazy!

Posted by gbr007 1 on 09/09/2019 at 2:58 PM

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