Monthly Archives: September 2008

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

Railyard Development, Atlanta

Here is an interesting story about a railyard development in Atlanta that has many of the same markers floating around the development of the railyard in Sacramento, and in Atlanta, one element that doesn’t seem to fit the typical urbanism … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Government Communications

Though it sounds like an oxymoron more often than naught, the rewards from government communicating honestly to the public are substantial and can help in the partnership that both must be involved in to render more value to that which … Continue reading

Posted in Politics

Walnut Crop Announcement & Panhandler Marketing

1) Record harvest estimate – 750 million poundsPublished 12:00 am PDT Wednesday, September 17, 2008 “This year’s harvest of California walnuts will be the biggest ever, according to a forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Farmers are likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Homelessness

Climate Change

A former member of the Thatcher government writes a book about global warming from a provocative position; what if the worst scenarios are correct and what can we do? The review is in the Weekly Standard. (link requires subscription to … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism