In the press: SF Gate


Glew, Becker Heading To November Runoff For State Senate Seat "Menlo Park entrepreneur Josh Becker and Los Altos engineer Alex Glew will compete in a November runoff election to determine state Sen. Jerry Hill's successor representing the Senate's 13th District. Glew, the race's lone Republican, pulled in 21 percent of the primary's vote, enough to lead a crowded field of mostly Democrats in the jungle primary. Becker, a Democrat, sat just 226 votes and one-tenth of a percentage point behind Glew as of Thursday, according to the California Secretary of State's office. A handful of other Democrats -- including Redwood [...]

In the press: SF Gate2020-03-06T17:34:41-08:00

Glew Takes Lead in SD 13


We have taken the early lead in SD 13 primary. " Glew, Becker lead in early results for contested state Senate race "As of the most recent results available at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, Alex Glew and Josh Becker each have 20.9% of the votes counted, or about 154,000, according to election results reported by the secretary of state. Democratic candidates Sally Lieber and Shelly Masur currently have 16.2% and 15.2%, while Annie Oliva and Mike Brownrigg are at 12.7% and 11.8% respectively. John Webster, the sole Libertarian candidate, has about 2.3% of the vote. In California, the [...]

Glew Takes Lead in SD 132020-03-05T16:42:28-08:00

In the News Post Primary: The Daily Journal


"Leader Glew pulled down 23.4% of the vote, according to results posted Tuesday, March 3, by the California secretary of state, followed by Becker, who gathered 19.8% of voter support. In third was Redwood City Vice Mayor Shelly Masur, with 15.2% of the vote, followed closely by former assemblywoman Sally Lieber with about 14.8%, then Millbrae Councilwoman Annie Oliva and Burlingame Councilman Michael Brownrigg who both gathered about 12% of the vote and Libertarian John Webster at around 2%. Meanwhile, Glew, from Los Altos, said he felt rewarded that voters apparently saw past the bevy of heavyweight supporters and potent [...]

In the News Post Primary: The Daily Journal2020-03-05T16:25:49-08:00

Concrete and CO2


What will we do about concrete? The production of it produces nearly as much global CO2 (10%) as residential heating and electricity usage (11.3%).[1] As a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, I understand that this may be one of the more difficult problems to solve in the climate area. Unlike energy production, which simply requires scaling up known solutions to clean energy, there is no known solution to the dilemma caused by the flexible and ubiquitous building material. Both the byproduct of its production and the massive energy production requirements are large causes. Further, it produces a [...]

Concrete and CO22020-02-19T00:08:33-08:00

Prop. 13 and ballot measure clarification


Ballot Measure Education and Clarification There is a qualified ballot measure titled: Authorizes Bonds for Facility Repair, Construction, and Modernization at Public Preschools, K-12 Schools, 13 Community Colleges, and Universities. Its proposition number is Prop 13. Voting YES Authorizes $15 billion in state general obligation bonds for public education facilities. It will appear on the March 3 ballot. There's also a qualified ballot measure titled: Requires Certain Commercial And Industrial Real Property To Be Taxed Based On Fair-Market Value. Dedicates Portion Of Any Increased Revenue to Education And Local Services. This is the "split-roll" ballot measure that undermines the Prop [...]

Prop. 13 and ballot measure clarification2020-02-18T22:38:08-08:00