Monthly Archives: September 2008

ARPPS Research Report 2008

Our research report: The American River Parkway: Recreation, Education, & Sanctuary has been posted to our website and here is the executive summary: Executive Summary 1) Many Meanings The American River Parkway means so many things to the many different … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS

Downtown Los Angeles

A little change of wording and this article about the ups and downs of trying to invigorate the downtown of Los Angeles—a natural suburban city as is Sacramento—with the help of a new Rite-Aid, could very well be Sacramento, art … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, K Street

Homeless Camp Murders Update

The most significant aspect of this story—other than the primary tragedy of the two deaths—is how entrenched homeless camps are becoming in our area, which most experts attribute to the concentration of services providing essential domestic service—feeding, showering, hangouts, medical, … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Helping the Salmon

Human intervention continues to play a major role in protecting the salmon run in the lower American River –which initially harmed it through the construction of upstream dams — and these projects are a good example of that. An excerpt … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, River Development, Water

Homeless Camp Murders Announcement

Two bodies found in 24 hoursBy Niesha Lofing – nlofing@sacbee.comPublished 12:00 am PDT Friday, September 26, 2008 Police are trying to learn what led to two homicides within 24 hours at a homeless camp in south Sacramento. They say they … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Body Found in American River Announcement

Body of transgender person recovered from American RiverBy Chelsea Phua – cphua@sacbee.comPublished 6:40 pm PDT Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old transgender woman from the American River on Sunday. A fisherman spotted the body about … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety

Panhandler Shoots Disabled Person

Though all of the circumstances have yet to come out about this tragic story reported in the Sacramento Bee, and might invalidate the speculation given here, the point must continually be made; that when certain corrosive behaviors are encouraged, they … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Parkway Fire Announcement

Fire burns near American RiverBee Metro Staff – Published 3:09 pm PDT Wednesday, September 24, 2008 The Sacramento Fire Department was fighting a wildland/grass fire this afternoon along the American River near Del Paso Boulevard and Highway 160, a spokesman … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Public Safety

City Audits & Tent Cities

1) This editorial is on the money that the recent admission by the Sacramento city manager that many departments of city government have never been audited is mind-boggling, but accounts for the messes we’ve been seeing in the news recently … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Cleaning up the Parkway

This story in the Bee is a wonderful testament to the deep love so many of us feel for the Parkway, and how important it is to keep it nice and clean for everyone to use; but it also is … Continue reading

Posted in JPA, River Development