Monthly Archives: October 2006

Arena Sunshine & Ethics for Public Leadership

This coming ethics conference might be too late for our public leaders regarding their handling of the arena issue, but would be good fodder for the future and perhaps validation that sunshine is always the best light for public legislation. … Continue reading

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Growth Continues

As our area continues to grow with families attracted to the quality of life in the valley and foothills, the need for more water and roads also grows. An excerpt.New homes on the horizonDespite slow market, outside builders have big … Continue reading

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Connecting Roadway

This is an important project and just as we need to develop more water storage, we need to develop new transportation routes, as the continued growth is a testament to the quality of life in our area and the amenities … Continue reading

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Safe & Dangerous Cities

Of the 371 safest cities, #1 being the safest, and #371 being the most dangerous, Sacramento ranks #322. Wow! An excerpt.The Most, Least Dangerous U.S. CitiesMonday, October 30, 2006By The Associated PressA list of the safest and most dangerous cities … Continue reading

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RAND on Flood Recovery

An excerpt.RAND REPORT STRESSES IMPORTANCEOF ADVANCED PLANNING FOR FLOOD RECOVERYExperience shows that communities recover fastest from major floods when all levels of government and the private sector work together to prepare coordinated response plans ahead of time, according to a … Continue reading

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Park Management Innovations

Many state parks are beginning to implement innovative strategies to help with funding and support, key issues among all parks, and this report looks at some of those. An excerpt.State Parks’ Progress TowardSelf-SufficiencyBy Holly Lippke Fretwell and Kimberly FrostIntroductionAlthough our … Continue reading

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Green Desalination

From Greece, where so many great things have come. An excerpt. Greece builds world’s first environment-friendly desalination platformGreece has built the world’s first autonomous, environment-friendly and floating desalination platform, the semi-official ANA news agency reported on Wednesday. The first floating … Continue reading

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New Regional Park Opens

On Sunday a new park opened in Placer County. An excerpt.221-acre regional park opensBy: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff WriterSunday, October 29, 2006 11:19 PM PSTPlacer County’s new Hidden Falls Regional Park – which features seven miles of trails suitable for … Continue reading

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Rail yard Clean Up Politics

Setting today’s theme, environment and politics, the politics around the rail yard are examined. An excerpt.October 26, 2006.Name your poisonJust how polluted is the rail-yard redevelopment goldmine?By R.V. ScheideSize matters. Stroll through the downtown Sacamento rail yard and red-brick behemoths … Continue reading

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Public Power Politics

They are really on show in this election around who provides power to Yolo County and the SMUD vs PG&E battle is looked at. An excerpt.October 26, 2006.Power grabPG&E and SMUD duke it out in an uneven fight for Yolo … Continue reading

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