Monthly Archives: December 2006

Venture Philanthropy

The new focus on strategic thinking and return on donations is embraced in a new vision of philanthropy called venture, or high engagement philanthropy with the basic concept outlined in this article. The concept of social capital, balanced with economic … Continue reading

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Future Forecasting

The future regionally will probably reflect the past, with the continuing lack of a clear vision from any organized group of public leaders around the issues of highest priority: public safety (county and city police forces need to grow), flooding … Continue reading

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Tahoe Piers

In what could be a forerunner of the eventual problems along the Parkway, the struggle between public and private use along the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in the country continue, with the proposed plan, developed after … Continue reading

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Woodside

In a continuing sad story the folks in Woodside deal with periodic flooding and every winter brings sleepless nights. It is a problem with no clear answer presented in this story, though a good overview and history is presented. Still … Continue reading

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Alexander von Humboldt

A new book about the great natural historian and explorer of the 19th century. The Dawn of Ecology Two centuries ago Alexander von Humboldt set out to grasp the interconnectedness of nature. In the process he sowed the seeds of … Continue reading

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Rail Yards Deal Closes!!!

Wonderful news. Railyard deal completedBy Mary Lynne Vellinga – Bee Staff WriterPublished 10:29 am PST Friday, December 29, 2006 The purchase of the downtown Sacramento railyard by a Georgia developer was completed today, despite a last minute dispute with Union … Continue reading

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Judeo-Christianity’s Environmental Perspective

The religious tradition of our country has been and remains concerned about the environment, as it is the creation of God, and the Cornwall Declaration of 2000 is an excellent representation of that concern. Cornwall Declaration on Environmental StewardshipBy the … Continue reading

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