Tag: leaf blower

Shepherd Bliss: No blow movement grows

Column by Shepherd Bliss Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   Peter and Susan Kendall of Orinda, Northern California, are not your typical political activists. This couple really wants some peace and quiet, so they can be comfortable within their suburban home and with their backyard chickens, berries and tomatoes. But wait! While at their home recently […]


Time to ban this health threat: Leaf blowers

   Column by Shepherd Bliss Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net ‘‘Avoid using leaf blowers and other dust-producing equipment to cut down particulate matter,” recommends the California Air Resources Board. Why? Simply put, leaf blowers kill. “Approximately 65,000 premature deaths from cardiopulmonary causes may be attributable to particulate air pollution each year,” according to the Natural Resources […]


Tribute to fallen leaves – let them be!

   Column by Shepherd Bliss Submit guest columns and letters: freepress2@ntelos.net First, some background: This November a City Council member in our small Northern California town of Sebastopol proposed a ban on leaf blowers, which the community and Council are currently discussing. Bans have been passed in many cities around the United States and proposed […]