Monthly Archives: December 2005

Sacramento Flooding, Part Nine

What is revealing about this report in yesterday’s Bee is that it takes 80 foot deep slurry walls (sunken alongside the levee as protection barriers) to ensure against levee seepage, and many of the most populous areas do not have … Continue reading

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Sprawl & Smart Growth

This post is an article about sprawl and current thinking about it, which is playing a large role in the preservation of the Parkway.In addition to this article, there is also a book out recently, Sprawl, by Robert Bruegmann, professor … Continue reading

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Lower Reach Report, Homeless Follow Up, Part Two

We hope that the ban on shopping carts this article (click on post title for complete article, excerpt below) in today’s Bee discusses, is approved by the county. The communities adjacent to the Lower Reach (Discovery Park, Woodlake and Cal … Continue reading

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Lower Reach Report, Homeless Follow Up

The article in today’s Bee about the homeless plan reaches the same conclusion that we reached in our Lower Reach Report, posted on our website, that the chronic homeless, those who have been camping illegally along the Parkway for years, … Continue reading

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God and the Environment, Part Two

One of the most beautiful and balanced expressions of the vital importance a river and its watershed can have in the history and life of the people who live within it, is the 2001 Catholic Bishop’s Pastoral Letter on the … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flooding, Part Eight

The Bee, in an editorial Saturday, highlighted the absurdity of the reasoning keeping vital flood scenario maps relatively unavailable to the public, and in so doing reminds us of why we need to pay attention to the local follow up … Continue reading

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God and the Environment

This article, God and Man in the Environmental Debate, (click on post title, excerpt below) from the Acton Institute, points out the folly in keeping a large part of the community, those who are religious, from any public debate about … Continue reading

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