Modesto Firefighters Rescue Man in Burning Dumpster Enclosure

Good News Notes: “The Modesto Fire Department early Friday morning saved a man who was locked inside a burning dumpster enclosure in south Modesto. A bread delivery driver called 911 around 1:15 a.m. when he spotted the fire at a strip mall on Crows Landing Road, south of Glenn Avenue, and heard a man yelling…

Police rescue toddler from San Diego house fire

Good News Notes: “Police officers rescued a woman and a toddler from a house fire in San Diego, California, on December 30, officials said. San Diego resident Vero Larios, who called the police and captured the rescue on camera, told Storyful: ‘I was grateful that they showed up so fast. I didn’t think anyone was…

The ‘Glee’ Cast Is Honoring Naya Rivera With A Holiday Charity Drive

Good News Notes: “Following their co-star’s tragic July death, the Glee cast is honoring Naya Rivera‘s memory this holiday season with a charitable fundraiser. Matthew Morrison, who played Will Schuester in the Fox series, shared in a recent Entertainment Tonight Zoom interview that it was ‘a really challenging year’ with the loss of another cast member but that…

Grover Beach gearing up to go green with renewable energy initiative

Good News Notes: “Grover Beach is on its way to going green on Thursday. On Thursday, the City of Grover Beach is shifting to clean and renewable energy starting January 2021. This is due to the City’s membership with Central Coast Community Energy, or 3CE. Central Coast Community Energy is the new name for Monterey…

Calif. boy, 4, named honorary FF-medic after saving brother from drowning

Good News Notes: “For one day, Placentia was plus one heroic first responder, though it may take him a while to grow into his new firefighter’s helmet. On Friday, Nov. 6, 4-year-old Mason Ochoa was officially credited with saving his younger brother from drowning in a backyard pool. The deed occurred Oct. 20: Mason leaped into action after seeing…

The top 25 most sustainable fleets

Good News Notes: “However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets.  Thanks to converging forces — including supportive policies, dropping battery costs and aggressive climate goals — transportation leaders at large and small organizations are increasingly turning to new zero-emission and low-carbon options that decarbonize fleets and in some cases save money. Fleets…

Caltrans Repaves Roadway with Recycled Plastic Bottles

Good News Notes: “Pilot Project uses 100% recycled material on highway repair Caltrans repaved a section of Highway 162 in Oroville last week using recycled asphalt pavement and liquid plastic made with single-use, plastic bottles, which marks the first time the department has paved a road using 100 percent recycled materials. The pilot project features…

Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You

Good News Notes: “Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.” “‘We’re fortunate enough that we aren’t seeing anyone say, “I’m not worried about sustainability, I’m just going to focus on survival right now,”‘ said Troy Swope, co-founder and…

Oregon Business – Can the Plastic

Good News Notes: “Portlanders Marcelle and Edward Abel are an active couple who enjoy traveling and hiking with their 11-year-old twins. Like many eco-conscious couples, they fill reusable bottles with water to take with them on trips. But — as is often the case with many of us — when their reusable containers run dry,…