Ashel Eldridge has made the rounds. Otherwise known as Seasunz, Eldridge has emerged as a social and environmental activist, working with groups like Amazon Watch and Project Pink and partnering with Will.i.am to open a youth center in Oakland. And, lest we forget, he also makes music.
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Thanks to Prop. 26, expect this to continue. Also, expect San Francisco to stay broke. Today's front-page story in the San Francisco Chronicle highlights a number of hefty "congestion pricing" fees drivers may soon have to shell out for the privilege of driving into the city, or even between cert ... More >>
God help me, but it's true: I love America's Funniest Home Videos. Thanks to YouTube, you can find more than enough old episodes. You turn the sound off -- be gone, Bob Saget! -- and bliss. It's so predictable, yet so hilarious. Men working on roofs are gonna fall. Skateboarders will not land whe ... More >>
John Galt, er, Dennis, for Congress.Nancy Pelosi's Republican opponent to represent her San Francisco congressional seat is the subject of a Chronicle profile today claiming he "runs to the left of" the House Speaker.But John Dennis, who says he's raised $2 million to unseat Pelosi, is a "Liberty ... More >>
The most prominent political action committee fighting passage of Proposition 23, which would suspend climate-change legislation approved by California in 2006, has published a new banjo-music video online that attacks the out-of-state oil interests helping to fund the initiative.
No longer so menacingSo much for the titans of the petroleum industry using their profits to bend voters and politicians to their will. It turns out the out-of-state oil companies behind the campaign to pass Proposition 23 -- the ballot initiative that would suspend California's landmark 2006 law ... More >>
It's not as bad as you thinkThe San Francisco Chronicle has a big story today about how the California Air Resources Board overestimated the amount of pollution caused by diesel-burning trucks and other vehicles as it crafted regulations to improve air quality. It's a thorough story, and sure to ... More >>
Matt SmithHere's what we'll do, y'see: We'll put out crazy-assed think-tank reports, and see if people believe 'em.The Pacific Research Institute bills itself as a think tank that champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility by advancing free-market policy solutions. But judging fr ... More >>
Fill 'er up -- for $135!Those of us not named Rush Limbaugh know that in order to prevent the world from devolving into a giant Mad Max set, we've got to drive less. So as California's politicians and environmental regulators set ambitious emission reduction targets to combat global warming, the ... More >>
Don't touch that greenhouse gas, warn out-of-state attorneys general...If California voters don't pass Proposition 23 -- which would pull the rug out from under the state's 2006 law limiting greenhouse gas emissions -- a gang of out-of-state attorneys general have threatened to file suit against ... More >>