Monthly Archives: February 2009

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

Seeing California from New York

The view is not pretty, as this article from the New York Times, reports, including the fact that California now has the lowest Standard & Poor’s credit rating of any state in the country, unbelievable! An excerpt. “LOS ANGELES — … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

ARPPS letter published

” An answer for parkway woes “Re “Violence shatters parkway peace” (Our Region, Feb. 9): As the reporting of this recent shooting reveals, the incidence of crime in our beloved parkway is of great community concern. “Unfortunately, current parkway management … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS

Homelessness, Laguna Lessons

The lovely beach town in Orange County is running up against the consequences they may have created in the new law school at the University of California at Irvine—using legal tactics that are also being used in Sacramento. In addition, … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Great Depression? Hardly!

There has been a lot of talk lately about how we are on the verge of another great depression, and in addition to the silliness attributed to those proclamations by those who actually experienced that tragic time; this Wall Street … Continue reading

Posted in Economy