Monthly Archives: August 2008

Ice Cream & American River Parkway Plan Announcement

1) Giving away ice cream on the Parkway is a wonderful thing to do and so nice for those lucky few who were there to receive it from the old fashioned ice cream delivery bike. A very good thing. An … Continue reading

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The Wrong Solution & Housing Prices

1) Rather than creating conservation regimes that may extend far into the future—as this editorial suggests even during periods when more than enough water is available—as a response to current dry conditions, the proper response is to capture more of … Continue reading

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One Parkway Portal

One great benefit of having a single parkway management entity is that you also then get a single portal for information about what is going on in the Parkway, as shown by the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy’s regular newsletters … Continue reading

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Water Shortage & Dams

We are seeing the continuing results from the current dry spell, as this article from today’s Sacramento Bee reports—and we pray it won’t be extended much longer—but there have been solutions available for public leadership to act upon and it … Continue reading

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Panhandling and the Public Square

As our community—and communities around the country—struggle with the impact of aggressive panhandling on the growth of their downtown cores, the knowledge that the panhandlers are getting training, and that for many, it is more a profession than a need, … Continue reading

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Komodo Dragons & American Environmentalists

There have been many wonderful benefits, and unfortunately, also many tragic results of the environmental movement, and a recent article from the Wall Street Journal reports on one of the tragic ones. “KAMPUNG KOMODO, Indonesia — At least once a … Continue reading

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Dams Look Very Attractive

In counterpoint to this Sunday opinion piece in the Bee, dams are the most attractive way to solve the water problems in the state of California—and specifically addressing the provision of a stable water supply to Southern California with water … Continue reading

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