MTC, ABAG and Obama’s war on Bay Area Suburbs

If you ever wondered about the agendas of regional quasi public planning agencies like ABAG and MTC please read a new book claims that regional bureaucracies are tying to steal the wealth of suburban communities. The book, “Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities,” (Penguin Group, 2012) claims that the Obama Administration is covertly trying to divert wealth from suburban communities and direct that wealth to urban areas. Continue reading “MTC, ABAG and Obama’s war on Bay Area Suburbs”

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Occupy X movement mirrors Tea Party as unions, activists plan Bay Area protests

tea party, occupy wall street, occupy x, jobs not cuts, east bay, danny gloverThe Occupy Wall St “movement” is about to receive a major upgrade this week from its anarchist sit-in youth movement in NYC. Professional agitators will school the Tea Party on how to upset the political apple cart. The JOBS NOT CUTS RALLY on Saturday October 15, features actor Danny Glover, and a long march from Laney College to Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. Don’t doubt this and future events is in the hands of people who really know how to knock heads. But beyond the Bolshevik-Alinsky wet dream—that contends such actions call forth an uprising of the proletariat to spawn “da revolution”—these protests are not that different than from what we saw in the early daze of the Tea Party. Continue reading “Occupy X movement mirrors Tea Party as unions, activists plan Bay Area protests”

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Mechanics Bank launches Partners Program for East Bay nonprofits

Leading regional East Bay bank partners with area non-profits with special product features, assistance, and volunteers from Mechanics Bank Community Partner volunteers.

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Mechanics Bank, based in Richmond, CA, announced today the launch of a new Community Partners program to lend a helping hand to Northern California nonprofit organizations. All features of the program can be accessed through a special, dedicated website, www.MechanicsBankCares.com. Continue reading “Mechanics Bank launches Partners Program for East Bay nonprofits”

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Top Tax Cheats of the East Bay

East Bay residents make the California State Franchise Board’s list of top 250 delinquent tax cheats

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California’s Franchise Tax Board has published its list of top tax cheats in the state. Topping the list is Halsey Minor of CNET fame with a $13,120,479 tax delinquency. East Bay residents making the list of the top 250 delinquents include: Continue reading “Top Tax Cheats of the East Bay”

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Federspiel Controls of El Cerrito wins DOE Grant

Federspiel is the leader in closed-loop enterprise energy management systems for data centers and large, commercial buildings

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Federspiel Controls of El Cerrito, announced it has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to cut data center energy usage by more than 25%. The project will fund the installation of the company’s enterprise energy management systems at twelve State of California, Department of General Services (DGS) data centers across the state.

Federspiel is the leader in closed-loop enterprise energy management systems for data centers and large, commercial buildings. Since its start in 2004, the company has pioneered the application of advanced, artificial intelligence technology to the real-time demands of energy usage, delivering significant reductions in operating costs and increased reliability.

“Federspiel Controls’ has developed unique expertise in applying sophisticated artificial intelligence technology to the needs of enterprise energy management,” said Mark Housley, CEO of Federspiel Controls. “We are proud that the DOE has selected Federspiel Controls to participate in this landmark project with the California Department of General Services, as we jointly work to provide the citizens of California with increased energy efficiency and reduce the impact of data centers on global warming.”

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Diablo Dems discuss Single Payer Healthcare for California, Mar 18

Pictured are California State Sen. Mark Leno with California Nurses Association/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro with supporters for Single Payer Bill SB 810

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Get a thorough update on health care plans in Washington and the Single Payer bill in California from a panel of experts. Sponsors include the League of Women Voters, Democratic groups and the California Nurses Association. Continue reading “Diablo Dems discuss Single Payer Healthcare for California, Mar 18”

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