Monthly Archives: August 2007

Placer Vineyards

Comparing a suburban communities housing plans to an urban one isn’t really the appropriate comparison, and it appears the plan approved, though both were acceptable, more highly meets the desires of local residents who prefer less density and a design … Continue reading

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UCD Research Grant Announcement

Tree-breeding grant for UCDPublished 12:00 am PDT Friday, August 31, 2007 The University of California, Davis, on Thursday received a $6 million federal grant to improve breeding techniques for the pine and spruce trees typically grown in timber plantations, according … Continue reading

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Rancho Cordova Development

A cool new housing complex opens in the new city, near the town center. Home Front: Rancho Cordova site packs a lot inPublished 12:00 am PDT Friday, August 31, 2007 If your idea of Sunday tourism is visiting model homes, … Continue reading

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Alcohol Ban Announcement

Alcohol banned for river raftersPublished 12:00 am PDT Friday, August 31, 2007 The Labor Day weekend marks the second test of a ban of consumption of alcoholic beverages on shore or on the water while rafting the lower American River. … Continue reading

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Its About Infrastructure!

Like the bones in our bodies, it is the foundation of our health—too often taken for granted—and neglecting it has serious consequences, some of which we are now seeing. James P. Pinkerton: Katrina’s infrastructure lessonBy James P. Pinkerton – Published … Continue reading

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Trees May Come Down

The ongoing debate, which needs to be researched more, continues. Several thousand trees may be cutAbout 5,100 violate corps’ levee policy, partial survey finds.By Matt Weiser – Bee Staff WriterPublished 12:00 am PDT Thursday, August 30, 2007 A cursory survey … Continue reading

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New Orleans, Two Years Later

This terrible and interminable saga continues to be a serious object lesson in the need for public leadership to protect communities from natural disasters with all of the tools at their command; and a deep reminder of the importance of … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flood Control

The idea of shunting flooding waters into bypasses north of Sacramento to prevent Sacramento from flooding has opposition. Aanestad Objects to “Dangerous” Flood Control BillCalifornia Political Desk August 28, 2007Senator Denounces AB 930 “Irresponsible Land Grab” SACRAMENTO: Senator Sam Aanestad … Continue reading

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Cool It! Interview with Bjorn Lomdborg

A terrific interview with one of the best thinkers on global warming. Bjørn Lomborg feels a chillGlobal warming doesn’t faze the infamous author, who argues that polar bears are doing fine and Al Gore is way too hot under the … Continue reading

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River Adjacent Development Announcement

Waterfront development plan advancesPublished 12:00 am PDT Wednesday, August 29, 2007 A development project seeking to transform a portion of the city’s urban waterfront, known as Township 9, passed some key hurdles Tuesday. The City Council unanimously approved the environmental … Continue reading

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