Empowering Our Homes

By Janet Stephens Summer is here. I can tell by the long days, short nights, summer fog-and low PG&E bills. I’m fortunate not to have to worry about air conditioning my home. Since I live on the Bay side of the East Bay hills, I get air conditioning for free...

Adding up to a Tangible Difference

By Eddie Camacho, CESC Project Manager and Database Manager A great thing about working for a nonprofit organization is that everyone has to wear many hats. We all have to assume more than one role and help out wherever is needed. At CESC I’m both the database manager...

Birkenstock Brightens Its Bottom Line

If you’ve ever driven on US 101 near Novato, you’ve probably seen this funny-looking building on the west side of the highway with multiple pointed roofs sticking out at strange angles. The sign reads Birkenstock, but for five years the large building stood empty. In...

PREPARING FOR THE BIG ONE

By Martin Bond The 2015 movie San Andreas is about a 7.1 earthquake that destroys the Bay Area. San Andreas is a fictional movie, yet it is based on an all-too possible reality. I sometimes wake up in a mad panic when a large truck rumbles down my street. Is this the...

Greening West Oakland

Do you run or work at a business in West Oakland? If so, join us tomorrow (June 2) at 8:00 a.m. to learn about the Green West Oakland project. A partnership between CESC and the Alameda County Green Business Program, Green West Oakland is holding a gathering of small...