Monthly Archives: May 2006

New Dam on the San Joaquin River

In this article from Monday’s Fresno Bee the process of building a new $1.2 billion dam on the San Joaquin River is moving right along and gives a sense (somewhat) of the process we are now going through with the … Continue reading

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Warmed Over

This column from today’s Wall Street Journal is a razor sharp and many layered look at Al Gore and his movie about global warming. Here is an excerpt. Warmed OverAl Gore’s new movie is the feel-good hit of the summer–but … Continue reading

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Public/Private Partnerships & Fundraising

In this article from today’s Bee the pitfalls and strengths of public private partnerships around parks, and fundraising, are discussed, and what emerges is how effective they can be and how troublesome if the roles are confused. Fundraising is, and … Continue reading

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Planned to Bomb Nimbus Dam

In this story from today’s Bee the case of the three eco-terrorists who planned to bomb, among other local targets, Nimbus Dam and the salmon hatchery, is moving to conclusion with one of the defendants apparently willing to testify against … Continue reading

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Flood Board Politics

In this article from today’s Bee the ongoing political drama around the governor-appointed flood control board, development, and future bond money continues. Here is an excerpt.Bill seeks flood board overhaulSenator says he wants to rectify pro-developer tilt.By Judy Lin — … Continue reading

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Salmon in the San Joaquin?

In this May 27th article from Recordnet.com we get a good overview of the status of the effort to restore the 300 mile San Joaquin River’s salmon run, relatively dormant for fifty years; and one thing seems clear (besides the … Continue reading

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Natomas Levee Issue Overview

In the May 26th issue of the Sacramento Business Journal is a very good overview of the levee issue and development impacts in Natomas.Here is an excerpt. New Natomas levee angstArmy Corps of Engineers declaration adds heft to reports of … Continue reading

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New Orleans Levee Repairs Failing

In this story from today’s New Orleans Times Picayune the work being done by the Army Corps, the folks who will be doing levee work here also, is not doing too well and time is running out before hurricane season … Continue reading

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Salem N.H. Floods

In this story from today’s Boston Globe the folks in Salem are still struggling from the recent floods there, while we appear to be past them, and the particulars of the federal fllod program in the story are of some … Continue reading

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It’s the PowerPoint?

This May 26th posting from Technology Commerce Science Daily, is an interesting and fun take on Al Gore’s new global warming movie, (and all presenters using the ubiquitous powerpoint)…it’s all about the technology? Here is an excerptPowerPoint PoliticsBy James PinkertonIf … Continue reading

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