Monthly Archives: January 2007

Parkway Plan Moves Forward

Good to see that some of the ideas from Rancho Cordova have been incorporated, and now the plan moves on to the next round of public input. City’s parkway ideas make some headwayBut Rancho Cordova bid for ‘developed recreation’ loses.By … Continue reading

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Auburn Dam Report

The report is available at this address http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/docs/auburn_rpt/index.html The increased cost is dwarfed by the costs of repairing the damage that could be done by a flood, as New Orleans keeps reminding us, and given the annual cost benefits it … Continue reading

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Public Employees & Health Care

Besides the obvious results for the public budget, this move also continues the growing parity between public and private employment that has good and bad consequences. Daniel Weintraub: Sacramento County faces retiree health squeezeBy Daniel Weintraub – Published 12:00 am … Continue reading

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Bullet Train

Too bad, this is a project California not only needs, but would center the concept for the entire West Coast. Bullet train plan may never leave stationBy E.J. Schultz – Bee Capitol BureauPublished 12:00 am PST Tuesday, January 30, 2007 … Continue reading

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Lion in the Parkway

Somehow, the rarity of attacks historically isn’t that reassuring. Lions are scary creatures anywhere outside a zoo or a mile away through binoculars. Cougar alert along parkwayOfficials believe three reports near the American River involve just one mountain lion.By M.S. … Continue reading

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Homeless Count

Volunteers conduct early-morning count of area homelessBy Jocelyn Wiener – Bee Staff WriterPublished 8:14 am PST Tuesday, January 30, 2007 Volunteers fanned out across Sacramento County early Tuesday morning to count the number of homeless people sleeping in the region’s … Continue reading

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Parkway Plan

The input and ideas coming from the public about the work the citizens committee did is exactly why the process is moving to the various local governing boards and councils so that their concerns can be addressed and in some … Continue reading

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Strange Argument

This organization’s argument against building the two new dams the governor calls for is that the dams will just increase the amount of water lost to evaporation already from existing dams. Stop the DamsThese Dam Ideas Make No Sense Gov. … Continue reading

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Powerful Flood Protection Visual

A graph at the link on the title shows, that of the major river cities, Sacramento is lowest in flood protection at 85 years, New Orleans is at 250 years, and Tacoma, St. Louis, Dallas and Kansans City are at … Continue reading

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Dams Cost Too Much?

When the cost of not having more dams available to protect from flooding and provide water during drought for the increase in population and property that continues to flow to California is factored in, then the cost of building them … Continue reading

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