The economy has continued to recover in just fits and starts since 2007, and has been particularly hard on workers in construction and building trades. But in August, Paul Farmer, CEO of the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce, did some back-of-envelope calculations that showed a rosy project…
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
The good news is, here at the Weekly we have gas furnaces. The bad news is, we have gas furnaces.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Weekly building doesn't have a whole lot of Seaside soil to work with—just a few narrow strips edging the entrance and downstairs atriums. That's good for the owner's water bills, especially considering the Monterey Peninsula's oy-vey water politics.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
I bike to work because it's good exercise, and it's zero-emission and it puts me in a good mood. But on drizzly days like today, I tend to get lazy and drive.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The 2012 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges has named CSU-Monterey Bay as one of the most eco-friendly in the U.S. and Canada—and the guide didn't even mention the LEED certifiable library, the highlight of the CSUMB campus.
Monday, May 07, 2012
One muggy workday last summer, Weekly editor Mary Duan felt so icked out in her office that she packed up and moved to the downstairs conference room.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Seaside’s Victory Toyota-Scion car dealership is the most recent addition to the area’s growing list of registered LEED-certified buildings.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The homepage for Portola Hotel & Spa's website trumpets its greenest accomplishment: "Monterey's First and Only LEED-EB Certified Hotel."
Saturday, March 10, 2012
On the plus side, we could leave turkey sandwiches on our desks overnight and they'd still be fresh in the morning. On the negative side, it's hard to work in a newsroom that feels like a walk-in refrigerator.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
If anyone tries to stage a coup for my patio-side corner office nook, I swear, I will defend it like a territorial raccoon. One of my favorite things about working here is looking beyond my computer at an angle of sunshine, and feeling the breeze through the sliding doors.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
It's the bomber drone of commodes. The ninja of potties.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Sometimes we find homeless people in the Weekly's carport, sifting through the trash.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Part of the lure of a green building is its payoff: reduced utility bills, better looks and a healthier indoor environment.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Monterey County Weekly's staff have lots of opinions on the color of our newly repainted headquarters in Seaside.
Monday, November 09, 2009
China has offered Africa concessional loans worth US$10 (€6.5) billion as part of a host of new measures aimed at improving the economy of African nations. The announcement was made at the opening of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Leaders of nearly 5…
Sunday, November 01, 2009
With the United States in a recession, more and more people are looking for ways to spend less money and get a better bargain at the same time. In a time where prices are higher, 'recession gardens' are becoming increasingly popular, echoing the victory gardens which were planted during Worl…
Recently Amazon has been adding public domain titles to its Kindle eBook store at a frantic pace: over 18,000 titles are now available as free downloads. The step is in addition to other 'remix' titles for sale, such as Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, that expands the original Jane A…
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I started slowly this morning - with a case of what I call "Dragon Ass". I was seriously dragging ass, as it were. I left the house a little before 9am, bought overpriced gas and started what would be a long, grueling day with a venti vanilla latte from the new Starbucks Coffee on 53rd Stree…