Oakland’s Very Grand Lighting

Oakland’s Grand Lake Theatre has been a showcase since the 1920s, but in recent years, it hasn’t shone quite a brightly as it used to. The ambiance of the beautiful old theatre was lost or hidden; the theatre kept many of its decorative lights off except on weekends...

Alameda County’s Choice for Green Energy

If you live in Alameda County, greener electrons are coming your way soon. On October 4, 2016, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to pursue community choice energy aggregation for Alameda County and its cities. This decision, which you probably...

Charged Up—Almost—About Tesla Batteries

By Martin Bond, CESC Executive Director There is something about shiny new toys with a T on them. A Tesla Model X car would be awesome! But it is expensive, and not as practical as my minivan. However, now I can dream about something a bit more practical from Tesla....

The Carpet Was Making My Asthma Worse

Did you know that carpets can make someone’s asthma symptoms worse? Asthma sufferer and Richmond resident Dessie Miller, 75, found that out after receiving a visit from CESC. Hear Dessie in her own words in CESC’s new video. Earlier this year, when Dessie enrolled in...