Spare the Air Alert Covering Willow Glen; 11/25/14

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Tuesday, November 25 in the Bay Area.
Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Tuesday, for the full 24 hours.
Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy. It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood or other solid fuels in fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts, pellet stoves, outdoor fire-pits, or other wood-burning devices. This wood-burning ban will be in effect for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southern Sonoma and southwestern Solano Counties.


Spare the Air - Reporting Zones
www.sparetheair.org
Below you will find Bay Area cities listed under their respective air quality forecast reporting zones. You can also check the Air District Jurisdiction page for maps of the Air District's borders in Solano and Sonoma counties.

Stop Doorstep Package Theft with Your Own Doorman

Interesting new app/service designed to solve the package theft problem -- you can have stuff shipped to Doorman instead of your house, you'll get an alert when it shows up and can schedule a specific time as late as *midnight* for delivery to your home.

Funny flag story from a local: I think the orange flags that are used on Lincoln...

Funny flag story from a local:
I think the orange flags that are used on Lincoln Ave are great!! I once used one to throw at a car that almost hit me! That really got their attention! I work downtown and often see pedestrians not using the flags thinking their egos are bigger than the cars. Why take the chance that drivers see you. I take the precaution even if I'm in the "right"! I don't want to get hit...

What's your favorite flag story?


Interested in learning more about the proposed road diet for Lincoln Ave. The Wi...

Interested in learning more about the proposed road diet for Lincoln Ave. The Willow Glen Business Association's meeting is tomorrow at 8am in the Willow Glen Community Center in the auditorium.
http://vimeo.com/m/21903160


Moving Beyond the Automobile: Road Diets
vimeo.com
What’s a road diet? Quite simply, traffic-calming expert Dan Burden told Streetfilms, “A road diet is anytime you take any lane out of a road.” The first time…

Proposed 60 day trial 'road diet' for Lincoln Ave. http://www.mercurynews.com/...

Proposed 60 day trial 'road diet' for Lincoln Ave.
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_26825677/commentary-san-jose-councilman-pierluigi-oliverio-proposes-trial
You can come hear more about it at the Willow Glen Business Association meeting 8am Nov. 12 at the Willow Glen Community Center.


Commentary: San Jose Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio proposes trial period to evaluate reducing...
www.mercurynews.com
San Jose City Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio is proposing a 60-day trial period during which the main business section of Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen would be reduced to two lanes of traffic instead of the current four lanes.