Monthly Archives: April 2009

County Funding & the Parkway

Though the Parkway is not mentioned in this Bee article, it is obvious that the ongoing shortage of funds available for basic maintenance in the Parkway will shrink even more this year. The solution we have proposed for stabilizing funding … Continue reading

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Sacramento River Conference Announcement

The future of California is joined at the hip with the Sacramento River… … says UC Davis geologist, Dr. Jeff Mount. Please join Dr. Mount and other top water leaders for this exciting event! Learn from the experts about the … Continue reading

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The West & Land Management

As the region of the country where the vast majority of public lands lie, it is always crucial to examine how those lands re being managed, for the common good is not always met by how bureaucratic land managers decide … Continue reading

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Fix the Center

In the endless drama and periodic discussions of what to do about K Street, continued in this article from the Sacramento Bee, it is often remarked that part of the importance of fixing it up is that K Street is … Continue reading

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Thoreau on Earth Day

It is always instructive to take a look at the founding visions of those whose ideas are often followed in change movements, and those of Henry David Thoreau, perhaps the quintessential American minimalist, are germane in the era of the … Continue reading

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Economic Value of Parks

A valuable new report from the Trust for Public Lands showing the economic value of city parks, and Sacramento’s parks are one of the five areas profiled. Here is an excerpt from the announcement and the link to the report … Continue reading

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Railyards Work Begins

A significant chapter begins in the restoration of Sacramento’s downtown and the primary focus of leadership on its continuance, though buffeted by the uncertain economic times, will prove key to its success; not necessarily the hallmark of past generations of … Continue reading

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Money & Green

This article from the New York Times makes a very interesting case, that the more affluent countries become, the more they also become environmentally friendly—a counter-intuitive idea in conflict with the current intellectual climate where the industrialized countries are blamed … Continue reading

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USBR & DFG Announcement

“Public Scoping Meetings Scheduled for the Nimbus Hatchery Fish Passage Project EIS/EIR “The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) are seeking public input to develop an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the … Continue reading

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Green Home Economics

An excellent article about the real costs involved in going green in your home, from someone who believes in green and has been involved since the beginning. A good read. An excerpt. “Much of the debate about ways to create … Continue reading

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