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Updated: September 09, 2009 3:40:36 PM PDT
As summer draws to a close, some of you may be thinking that your time to conserve is over. While summer is typically our peak water usage period, which makes conserving water critical, in order to reach our long-term conservation goals we need to reduce our water use year round.   Full Story
 
Between familiar, utilitarian lawn grasses, and big, bold bamboos, there is an extensive range of remarkably diverse and distinctive ornamental grasses and grass-like perennials.   Full Story
 
When the president of the United States has to declare in a public forum that he doesn't want to pull the plug on grandma, you know the health care proposal is in deep trouble.   Full Story
 
Everyone is talking climate protection these days. Private businesses have emerged to sell you everything from solar panels for your rooftops to earth-friendly, alternative fibers and textiles for your household convenience.   Full Story
 
The two violations that I enforce the most are red light violations and speed violations. Since I work in the afternoons, I focus on these during the evening commute.   Full Story
 
Hi again. Last week I was driving along in my personal vehicle, with my two youngest kids sitting in the back enjoying their latest video favorite.   Full Story
 
As your county supervisor, I have taken an environmental focus here at the county. We have introduced new Environmental Stewardship Goals and we have created the Cortese Climate Kids Club (for more information about our kids club and how your children can join, visit my Web site: www.   Full Story
 
The California Coastal Conservancy is receiving $1 million in much-needed stimulus money through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to fund Pond A8 notch construction, part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.   Full Story
 
The Milpitas Chamber of Commerce 2009-10 year began stronger than ever. More than 300 people attended the July networking mixer hosted by Outback Steakhouse.   Full Story
 
A new partnership forms with Evergreen Valley College I would like to welcome the Milpitas community to the 2009-10 school year.   Full Story