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PG&E Breaks Promise and Installs Smartmeter: Assemblyman Monning Gets it Removed

(c) Copyright 2011 Vince Tuminello Back in April I called PG&E to be put on the “Smart Meter Opt-Out Delay list” pending the PUC decision, due this year. Five weeks later PG&E installed a smart meter on my home anyway. … Continue reading

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HOPE Requests Supervisors Rescind/Void All Regional Desal Contracts and Approvals

HOPE sent this letter to Monterey County Thursday June 30, 2011 — County Counsel Monterey County Supervisors Monterey County Water Resources Agency Please Rescind/Void All Regional Water Project Contracts Hello Supervisors, Water Resources Agency Board and County Counsel, Considering the … Continue reading

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The Herald (Royal Calkins) Censored this Witty Letter

Monterey Herald May 22, 2011 Dear Editor: In your Sunday, May 22 Rants & Raves, the Herald’s editorial staff argues that Mark Dierolf and his “tax-hating” pals at Citywatch will “say almost anything to beat a tax measure.” Well, does … Continue reading

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Did Carmel Pine Cone’s Paul Miller have a Stroke?

The Carmel Pine Cone is the last paper I expected to break the media silence and publish information about the “Right-Sized” Desal Solution by our Water Management District.

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Ed Mitchell’s First Class Research

I’m amazed at the thorough research conducted by Ed Mitchell regarding the meetings MCWRA Director Steve Collins participated in while getting paid to do so as a paid employee of a private corporation. Ed’s commentary is at

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Water Wars (Regional Desal Corruption): Report on Bad Acts by Steve Collins, Jim Heitzman, Curtis Weeks, RMC and Cal-AM

The report to the County Supervisors about Monterey County Water Resources Agency Director Steve Collins’ Conflicts of Financial Interests was released yesterday.It states “. . . the facts we have discovered to date are extremely troubling.” Some of those troubling … Continue reading

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Regional Desal Implode Begins: Yes, We Warned You

In the mad rush to approve the silly and violently expensive “Regional Desalination” plant in Marina – HOPE warned of the Boondoggle in Waiting. We warned the public through articles, public presentations at City Council meetings and even a special … Continue reading

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Wanted: Electric Vehicle for HOPE

It is time for HOPE to convert over to a gasoline free vehicle. Do you have an electric vehicle you want to donate and get an IRS approved tax-credit ? Please call and let us know. 831-624-6500 Thank you.

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Finally-The First Official Recognition that Cell-Phones Could Cause Malignant Brain Cancer

Landmark News ! This morning a panel of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), changed their position declaring now that Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (of cell-phones and by association WiFi, cordless phones and Smartmeters) … Continue reading

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Monterey Peninsula Faces Water Poisoning Threat From Anti-Science Fluoridation Activists

(c) Copyright 2001-2011 David Dilworth (Update August 12, 2011) According to Cal-Am’s Chemistry lab, as of August 2011 they do not yet add any Fluoride to Monterey Peninsula water. However, naturally occurring fluoride is in our water at about 0.3 … Continue reading

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How to Stop Smartmeter Installation at your home (877) 743-7378

PG$E has a phone number (877) 743-7378 that will stop installation of a Smartmeter at your home for about 18 months – until the PUC or the Legislature acts. Tell them you do not want a Smartmeter installed period.

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New Pebble Beach Project Begins

The new Pebble Beach Company project will be unveiled at a public meeting on April 28, 2011 at the Pebble Beach Community Services District office. (Yes, the gate guards will let you in free to attend the meeting. But if … Continue reading

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Why Smartmeters Need an Environmental Impact Report

The public has raised very serious concerns about PG&E Smartmeters’ fire danger, interference with medical life support equipment, non-thermal radio frequency harm to humans and wildlife, and broadcast of private personal energy use. California state law (California’s Environmental Quality Act … Continue reading

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Its “Our” Environment – Not “The” Environment

Copyright 2011 David Dilworth You can tell a lot about someone by the words they select to use.

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How Can I Find Genuine Pesticide-Free Food?

(c) Copyright 2001-2013 David DilworthPesticides are explicitly intended, designed, manufactured, and applied as deadly killing poisons. Pesticides have been intentionally applied abundantly to most food we consume in the United States since the late 1940s when man-made chemical pesticides were … Continue reading

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How to Stop a Project Made Easy: CEQA for Citizens

Ordinary people (who are not lawyers or planners) are rarely aware of how the law requires them to object to a project. If you fail to do it correctly, you lose your right to sue to stop the project. HOPE … Continue reading

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PG&E Proposes Insanely Greedy and Vindictive Smartmeter Opt-Out Plan

PG&E reaffirmed their reckless “Corporate Greed Monster” reputation(1) with their Plan to financially gouge people who don’t want ‘Smart’meters. They outraged smartmeter opponents Today by proposing to charge those who prefer not to have the controversial meters $135 to refuse … Continue reading

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PG Golf Clubhouse Liquor License Transfer Rejected

Wednesday evening March 23 the PG Council agreed to have new Restaurant operators run the PG Golf Clubhouse. The City Manager, Tom Frutchey, had proposed an increase in use (50 more seats, hard liquor sales, off-site food catering and outdoor … Continue reading

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SmartER-meters Solve All the “Smart-meter” Problems

If the continually negligent Public Utilities Commission (they are jointly responsible with PG&E for the San Bruno fireball that killed 14 people: 8 known dead and 6 still missing in March 2012) had prepared an Environmental Impact Report for Smartmeters … Continue reading

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Privacy Violation: PG&E’s “Smart”meters Apparently Send Your Data UN-Encrypted !

The job of a Burglar and a Stalker is now easier than ever – thanks to Smartmeters. I just found a revealing section of PG&E’s Public Relations materials (always of dubious factual accuracy) that indicates that your personal data sent … Continue reading

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Vital Privacy Loss: Can Smartmeters Tell Burglars When You are Away?

We need Smart-ER meters (c) Copyright 2011 David Dilworth Would you publish a newspaper ad that lets burglars know when you are going on vacation? Well, that’s essentially what “smart”meters do. Vital Privacy Lost: Smartmeters Broadcast Your Private Information: Smartmeters … Continue reading

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Should We Revoke PG&E’s California Charter ?

What does “Diablo Canyon’s” Nuclear power plant right near the San Andreas and Hosgri faults — have in common with : The San Bruno Pipeline explosion that killed at least 8 people, “Erin Brockovich” finding deadly Chromium 6 groundwater contamination … Continue reading

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“Smart”meter Myths

The number of false “facts” about the so-called “smart’meters is growing at an alarming rate. The “fish stories” are primarily spread by PG&E. This article intends to help clarify the factual basis of those topics we feel are most important. … Continue reading

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Why Has the Monterey Herald Censored a Major Local Water News Story for 9 Years?

The Herald has a long tradition of censoring important opinion: a long list of letters to the editor, commentaries and Op-Eds. That’s bad enough. But I didn’t think it could get worse. Well, I’ve been reading the Herald for several … Continue reading

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Air Conditioners Cause California’s Electric Supply Emergency

Air Conditioners are Primary Cause of California’s Electrical Supply Emergency. During peak power use air conditioners in Los Angeles and California’s Central Valley use 40 percent of our state’s electricity. In sharp contrast, in California’s coastal communities like our Monterey … Continue reading

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