Monthly Archives: January 2008

Gold in the Hills

The article makes a good point that the best place to find gold might be in a gold mine, now that the price has skyrocketed, but will it stay there? Golden opportunity in Grass Valley?Thanks to precious metal’s big price … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs & Public Policy

Undergirding the ability of public revenue to fund the basics, including public natural recreational areas like the Parkway, are the actions of entrepreneurs (inside and outside of government) and this book about those being born in China and India is … Continue reading

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Determining Flood Risk

Considering that Folsom Dam was designed as the permanent solution for flooding on the American River (using the old system) yet Folsom Lake was filled within a few weeks from an unforeseen storm, it is good a new method has … Continue reading

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City Leadership

Competition is the hallmark of sustained public leadership and we look forward to strenuous competition among the talented and committed in our community to move into executive positions to address the many obvious issues requiring strong leadership. From the long … Continue reading

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The Homeless

It is clear the homeless need help and providing housing is the first step, but services designed to end their homelessness need to be aggressively offered, as people who cannot help themselves need to be helped vigorously. Part of the … Continue reading

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Lake Davis Open Announcement

Lake Davis opened for ice fishingPublished 12:00 am PST Saturday, January 26, 2008 PORTOLA – Anglers are welcome to drop their lines into frozen Lake Davis after the Plumas County reservoir was reopened Friday by California Department of Fish and … Continue reading

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Mayoral Race

Already getting interesting. Johnson vs. Fargo? Speculation swirlsEx-NBA star’s possible challenge to mayor gets lots of abrupt attention.By Terri Hardy – thardy@sacbee.comPublished 12:08 am PST Saturday, January 26, 2008 Nothing electrifies a political town like the abrupt possibility of a … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Race

Anytime political races are competitive, the public benefits; and this potential mayoral race will be of great benefit to Sacramento, raising the conversation around public issues substantially, a very good thing. Marcos Bretón: Ex-NBA star could rev up mayor’s raceBy … Continue reading

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Homeless Camping

It is dangerous for the homeless and as we noted in our 2005 report on the Lower Reach area of the Parkway where most of the camping by the homeless occurs and where two men died this year, that danger … Continue reading

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Parkway Funding

There is a better way to provide for long term and dedicated Parkway funding than raising taxes, which we addressed in a recent Press Release Capital bailing out of parkway fund planBy Ed Fletcher – efletcher@sacbee.comPublished 12:00 am PST Friday, … Continue reading

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