Monthly Archives: May 2008

Sewage Spills & the Auburn Dam,

This is pretty gross news from the Sacramento Business Journal: “The Sacramento Area Sewer District faces a fine of $201,000 for about 886,000 gallons of raw sewage that spilled into Arcade Creek and other surface waters from Nov. 2, 2006 … Continue reading

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Funding, Big Fix, & New York

Our first guiding principle is: (1) Preserving the Parkway is not an option, it’s a necessity. We specify the funding support to be able to act on this principle as creating a public/private partnership with a nonprofit organization to manage … Continue reading

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Warming, Creative Class & Indian Heritage

A new report out from the Department of Agriculture forecasts dire results—for agriculture, water supplies, and an increase in invasive species and insects—from global warming over the next 25-50 years. Sacramento has earned a top ten best-places-to-live rating from Kiplinger … Continue reading

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Economy, Parkway, Bikes & Transparency.

What we see locally we also see nationally as the US makes it five years in a row it is ranked number one in global competitiveness. Goethe Park has officially been renamed River Bend Park, a very nice name, descriptive … Continue reading

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Details: Warming, Transit & Housing

The Senate is starting to look at a global warming related bill that would create a cap and trade policy regarding pollution and the details of it are significant, could cause real economic problems and redistribute income around the country … Continue reading

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Energy & Memorial Day

Congress has been active on the energy front, though a comprehensive energy strategy incorporating utilizing our own sources of fossil fuel and a larger commitment to nuclear, still aren’t being addressed significantly. Today is Memorial Day, so fly the flag, … Continue reading

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Texas, Potemkin, & Valley Air

It looks like the biofuel movement, of which ethanol is the main ingredient, has caused some economic problems in Texas around the cost of corn as cattle feed, and very probably also, contributing to the increase in food prices, and … Continue reading

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Life Jackets, Bikes & A Deficit

Local government is considering requiring life jackets for those people who are in our rivers, and it does make sense as the currents, rapids, and old holes from long-ago river dredging for gold are impossible to anticipate and protect against … Continue reading

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From Global to Greyhound

One of the best thinkers out there around the issue of global warming is Bjorn Lomborg and he penned this great article reminding us of the real catastrophes we could consider dealing with on an emergency basis, and global warming … Continue reading

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Coyote Watch

The Cal Expo arena plan has moved to the next level and while it is much too soon to celebrate, the credibility of the people and institutions involved is heartening. The American River Parkway now has sings posted warning everyone … Continue reading

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