UPDATE 8/5: The Garcia catalog has now been added to Spotify as well! Stream on.August 1st marks the birthday of Jerry Garcia, and his estate certainly had a nice surprise in store for his fans. In honor of Garcia’s birthday, his entire catalog of solo albums will be released on streaming services for the first time ever.The newly-released discography includes all of Garcia’s solo studio albums, including Garcia, Garcia (Compliments), Reflections, Cats Under The Stars and Run For The Roses. Of course, this announcement wouldn’t be as potent without some live releases as well. Fortunately, the entire GarciaLive series, as well as favorites like Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound and After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80 will also be released.Not only that, but the press release promises more albums on the way. Just head to iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play and listen up for these great Garcia records.Happy birthday Jerry. We miss you.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThere ought to be a law that prohibits naming public spaces after living politicians. Those spaces belong to all of us — not just to the political party that happens to be in power at that particular time. Turning public spaces into advertisements for a political brand is reprehensible and undemocratic.For a case in point, consider the actions of the all-Democrat Niskayuna Town Board after Democrat Supervisor Joe Landry, a 10-year incumbent, was booted out of office last November by Republican Yasmine Syed, a political newcomer. She left him in the dust more than 500 votes behind. Yet, the Town Board’s reaction was to vote to rename the town’s ball fields after him. What a travesty. That land is community property — not Democrat (or Republican) property.Syed swamped Landry by an official tally (provided by the Schenectady County Board of Elections — a very helpful outfit) of 3,774 to 3,021. These results are even more impressive when you consider the fact that registered Democrats in Niskayuna outnumber registered Republicans by 6,287 to 4,044.The fact that Landry’s two running mates on the Democratic ticket won re-election to the Niskayuna Town Board makes it clear that voter dissatisfaction was aimed directly at him. So the vote was not against a particular party. It was a vote against a particular person (and for a strong opponent). To then affix his name to a public space defies logic and fair play.Peter Van AveryNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
PASADENA – Police are investigating six students who recently engaged in sexual activity during school hours at John Muir High School. Police and school officials said they don’t know for sure if the Thursday incident, involving five boys and one girl inside a vehicle parked on campus, was consensual. “One female and several males were involved in some kind of sexual activity,” said Lt. Alex Uribe of the Pasadena Police Department. “But the case is still being written.” Uribe said Monday he had little information about the incident, but although it “appeared to be consensual,” minors can’t give consent under the law. “There was an allegation. Initially the information was it was consensual, then that it wasn’t, then maybe that it was,” said Assistant Superintendent George McKenna of the Pasadena Unified School District. “Either way, it was inappropriate. If you’re below the age of consent, then consent is an oxymoron.” All students allegedly involved have been suspended while the incident is investigated, McKenna added. Muir school administrators could not be reached for comment Monday. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 www.insidesocal.com/pasadenapolitics 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
It’s still possible, though there are challenges.Most electric vehicles are charged at home within the secure confines of a garage. But what can you do if you park in a carport or on a driveway, instead? What if you live in a condominium or an apartment building and at best have an assigned parking space?While either of these situations can be challenging to EV ownership, as you’ll find out they don’t necessarily have to be a deterrent.More EV News 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Electric Car 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying An Electric Car Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on April 14, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News What, No Garage?Not having a garage on your property doesn’t mean you can’t home-charge an EV, as long as you have electric service and a dedicated area in which to park. Unfortunately, charging an electric car outdoors requires more than just an external electric outlet. You’ll want to have an electrician install a hardwired charging station, which is also called electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE). You’ll need to have it attached to either an external wall or a freestanding pole. Outdoor-rated units are safe to use in all weather conditions, but their installation is likely pursuant to your area’s building codes, which means you or your electrician will have to secure a permit before work proceeds.The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide To Home EV Chargers: Plus Top 5 PicksAn outdoor-rated EVSE can cost between $500 and around $1,200 depending on features and how it’s configured. Make sure any charger you choose comes with enough cord to reach your car’s charging port easily. Expect to pay several hundred dollars to have a hardwired EVSE installed, based on how and where it will be placed, local labor rates, and permit costs. On the plus side, you may be able to take advantage of state and/or local power company-provided incentives for having a charger installed. MyEV.com is offering a choice of outdoor-rated hardwired charging units from supplier ClipperCreek that start at $499. You can find them via a link embedded in any of our used EV listings under the “Home Charging Options” section.While you’re at it, have the electrician install 240-volt service for the charger so you can take advantage of what’s called Level 2 charging. Depending on the model, it can take between eight and perhaps as long as 24 hours to replenish a fully drained EV battery via standard 110-volt house current (that’s Level 1 charging). Level 2 charging can fully replenish an EV’s power cells in as little as four hours.What About Apartment And Condo Dwellers?City dwellers stand to benefit the most from driving an EV – they tend to take shorter trips at slower speeds and live where the environment is already subjected to tailpipe emissions from cars and trucks with internal combustion engines. However, those living in apartment and condominium buildings rarely have access to onsite charging stations.One solution here would be to petition your landlord or condo board to have an EVSE installed in the building’s parking lot or garage, either at your assigned space or in a common area for residents’ use. For its part, the ChargePoint company says it will work with your building’s property manager or condo board to have this accomplished. Since this can be a long shot at best, you can have one installed yourself, but you’ll wind up leaving it and however much money you’ve invested for the unit and installation behind if you move. And unless you have an assigned parking space, there’s a chance someone else’s car might be parked in front of the charger at any given time.You may be able to take advantage of charging an EV at your workplace. Some companies have installed electric car chargers in their garages and parking lots for their employees’ use. Workplace charging is still not particularly common, however, though some states now offer an incentive for having onsite stations installed.Charging In PublicBeyond the above options, you would have to rely exclusively on public charging stations. You’ll most often find them installed in parking garages, retail parking lots, at hotels, new-car dealerships, and even curbside in areas having a higher concentration of EV ownership. Tesla Motors has established an extensive “Supercharger” network of stations at its dealerships and other locations that’s exclusively for its own EV owners.If public charging is your only viable option, it’s wise to determine where public chargers are installed near where you live, work, and shop before buying one. Websites like PlugShare.com and PlugInAmerica.org feature interactive maps that show the locations of public charging stations.While most public units deliver Level 2 service, some provide what’s called Level 3 charging. Also known as DC Fast Charging, it can bring a given EV’s battery up to 80 percent of its capacity in around 30 minutes. But while many Level 2 chargers remain free to use, you’ll have to pay for DC Fast Charging. Some states allow pricing based on the kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity used, while others only allow providers to charge on a per-minute basis. We recently paid $0.29 a minute for Level 3 Charging via a unit located just outside Chicago, IL.You’ll also want to join a charging network like Blink, ChargePoint, or EVgo. You can usually sign up online and will be issued a card to initiate charging. Depending on the network, charging can either be pre-paid or linked to a credit-card account. You can usually use a mobile phone app to locate the nearest public charging stations, determine what type of charging they support, and even whether or not they’re currently in use or are out of order. Source: Electric Vehicle News Which Electric Cars Are The Cheapest To Lease?