December 14 Open Thread


• Steve Poizner dumped $15 million into his own campaign.  That should at least get some more attention for his struggling campaign.

• PG&E and other utilities are installing smart electric meters around the state. However, some people aren’t so happy with their performance. There are allegations of faulty readings and excess costs that users end up paying for.

• Oakland is following Berkeley in allowing residents to finance solar panel installations via their property tax bills.

• Humboldt County has been a beneficiary of the medical marijuana legislation in some ways. Others argue that it has changed the culture for the worse.