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On June 19, 2014, SFO announced the latest enhancement to its Clean Vehicle infrastructure, outlining plans to install four high-speed electric vehicle (EV) chargers at the Airport’s Cell Phone Lot. The 480-volt “fast-chargers”, which can fully charge most EVs in about 30 minutes, were made possible by a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), which will supply the units to SFO. “We are proud to be an industry leader in Clean Vehicle policy,” said Chief Operating Officer Ivar Satero. “We have achieved this through strong...
The June 2014 Plant of the Month is Asiatic lilies. Asiatic and Oriental lilies are the two most popular types of lilies for ornamental gardens. Asiatic lilies are among the easiest to grow. They're very hardy, need no staking, and are not particularly fussy about soil, as long as it drains well. Oriental lilies have become increasingly popular, due to their large, exotic (often frilly) blooms and heavy, sweet perfume. They can be grown successfully in much of the Bay Area, provided the soil is organic and acidic with good drainage, and you mulch them heavily each fall. For the next couple of...