Monthly Archives: February 2008

Peripheral Canal Leadership

This report exhibits excellent leadership being shown by the governor to deal with a huge problem. Schwarzenegger to move ahead on Delta canal studyHe also will call for 20% per capita cut in state water use.By Kevin Yamamura – kyamamura@sacbee.comPublished … Continue reading

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While local public leadership appears happy about the homeless situation, the folks long suffering from illegal camping in the North Sacramento Parkway area, are not. They report a major illegal encampment (20-25 tents) under Highway 160 at the Northgate exit … Continue reading

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Snowpack Announcement

Sierra snowpack above normal, but reservoirs are lowBy Bill Lindelof – blindelof@sacbee.comPublished 7:33 am PST Friday, February 29, 2008 Recent storms in the mountains have kept snowpack levels above normal, according to the latest Sierra snow survey. Results of a … Continue reading

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Leidesdorff Park

The name sounds great and it honors a real pioneer in the area whose historical contributions to California and our region have been somewhat overlooked. Oak Park artist wants Leidesdorff to replace Goethe as park nameBy Blair Anthony Robertson – … Continue reading

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California & Natomas Flooding

Mentioned in a New York Times article. February 27, 2008OP-ED CONTRIBUTORThere Will Be Floods By ALEX PRUD’HOMME LAST month, a 30-foot section of levee ruptured in Fernley, Nev. While the cause of the breach, which swamped 450 homes and forced … Continue reading

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Delta Canal Follow Up

A very interesting development that bears watching. CANAL PLANS RILE SENATE PANELGOVERNOR’S POWER TO WORK WITHOUT LEGISLATURE IN QUESTIONBy Hank ShawFebruary 27, 2008Capitol Bureau Chief SACRAMENTO – A state Senate panel ripped Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s secretary for resources Tuesday in … Continue reading

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Klamath Agreement Not too Agreeable

The consequences of the agreement, which excluded many, are not so good. Irrigators clash over proposed Klamath dealIssue Date: February 27, 2008 By Christine SouzaAssistant Editor Irrigators who once stood alongside one another and protested the Klamath Basin water shut-off … Continue reading

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Public Policy & Goals

Setting goals to drive public policy is a traditional method of creating and sustaining innovative change and this article focuses on that. February 27, 2008Goal PowerBy Shelley Metzenbaum John F. Kennedy understood it in 1961 when he announced a goal … Continue reading

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Global Cooling

The reports are in and it was a very cool year: “The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C — a value large enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded over the past 100 years. … Continue reading

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Green Garbage

This appears to be a wonderful project for Sacramento, but obviously needs more research. City sees green in garbage proposalBy Terri Hardy and Chris Bowman – thardy@sacbee.comPublished 12:07 am PST Wednesday, February 27, 2008 It sounds too good to be … Continue reading

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