Monthly Archives: February 2009

Cal Expo Arena Plan

This is clearly one of the most important economic discussions to take place in our area since the Sacramento Kings came to town (disclosure: my cousin Gregg Lukenbill played a major role in that wonderful addition to Sacramento); and will … Continue reading

Posted in Golden I Center

California’s Economy

This article pulls a bunch of statistics together to paint a most unflattering picture of our state’s economy. With all of this, my California optimism (optimism being one of our state’s greatest assets) believes we will rebound sooner than later … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Oprah’s Tent City Show

It is very sad to see the harm that is being done to people as our economy struggles to right itself and one hopes it does soon. The show on Oprah actually showed—as much as the tragedy of people on … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Homeless in Sacramento & Oprah

As a community that has created a magnetized downtown/midtown area attracting homeless from around the country with the domestic services that have been provided for so long (and during these especially perilous economic times, so richly deserved), it is only … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Cities, Suburbs & Environmentalism

An interesting article from City Journal postulating that the resistance the environmental movement encourages against most city development, is actually bad for environmentalism, a paradox operating in many fields, unfortunately. An excerpt. “On a pleasant April day in 1844, Henry … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Oregon Dreaming

Oregon has always held a special place in the hearts of westward seeking Americans, even Californians, but at the present time its economy is tanking, as this article notes, and rebuilding might be hampered by the state’s excessive regulation, which … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Global Cooling? A Remembrance

What is important to take from this article by George Will about the global cooling (and others) scare in the 1970’s, is that leaders will often misrepresent reality to satisfy their agendas—which I’m sure is not news to anyone—in complete … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Auburn Dam, Part One

The Sacramento Union begins a three part series—with two articles—on the Auburn Dam, and it is a very good thing as it is still the best local solution to our water issues, including flooding (and protecting the Parkway from flood-caused … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Clustering Businesses

A very interesting article on why businesses cluster in particular areas as they tend to do, and a policy primer for Sacramento. An excerpt. “What drives industry to locate in one region and not in the next? “Economic geography – … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Sutter’s Fort to Sutter’s Mill

The ability to ride or trek from downtown Sacramento to Coloma, the site of the gold discovery that began the 1849 Gold Rush, is nearer to reality as this Bee article notes. This is wonderful news and something we advocate, … Continue reading

Posted in River Development