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Joy, peace and see you in 2011!

Joy, peace and see you in 2011!

The Real Story is on a break until January 17. We’ll return with more news that will help you navigate the ever-more-complex realm of real estate.

In the meantime, we reached some new milestones in 2010. Since our launch in 2009, we have published nearly 660 posts and interviewed 89 guests. Popular themes were clean technologies, new attitudes toward retirement and city planning. For your listening pleasure over the break, here are our Top 10 podcast segments during the last year. Enjoy—and happy New Year!

10. Taking leadership to another level.
Colleen Edwards interviews Anthony Eggert, Commissioner, California Energy Commission on California’s leadership in alternative fuel vehicles.
9. Retirement with a purpose.Dan O’Brien, area president of Shea Homes Trilogy, describes changing views on the Golden Years.

8. Recycling for rewards. Ron Gonen, a keynote speaker at Cleantech Open, tells Colleen Edwards about a unique rewards-based recycling program.

7. Bringing the old to a new standard. Architect Graham Irwin, principal of Essential Habitat, speaks with Colleen Edwards about Passive House technology.

6. Technology is the game changer. Baby boomers, the first retirement-age generation adept at using the Internet, are using technology to stay connected with family, friends and the world-at-large. Colleen Edwards interviews Dan O’Brien of Shea Homes Trilogy.

5. Boomers shake up ‘active adult’ living. Dan O’Brien of Shea Homes Trilogy tells Colleen Edwards how the Baby Boomers are not like the previous generation of retirees.

4. A new way to look at a proven technology. Graham Irwin, a certified Passive House consultant, describes how this proven European technology is being applied to remodels right here in the Bay Area.

3. Wastewater streams into revenue streams. A report from Cleantech Open introduces a breakthrough technology for cleaning up polluted water.

2. Dynamic ideas for clean water. The value of clean water will only increase in coming years, and Cleantech Open has produced a wastewater filtration system that converts energy-consuming treatment plants into energy-producing resource recovery plants.

1. Embracing change in Pittsburg. Amid the doom-and-gloom stories about municipal economies, Pittsburg has a tale of success.  City manager Marc Grisham talks to Colleen Edwards.

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