Monthly Archives: August 2009

California Failing, Badly

In a major marker of how well California performs in the business sector, a new report from Pacific Research Institute ranking labor performance, shows us almost last, beating only Michigan and Mississippi. An excerpt from the news release with link … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy

Innovative Technology, Some Cool Things

These are some really great designs that do good while being cool, well…maybe the cutlery pen isn’t too cool. An excerpt from Fast Company. “Most people bury the greeting cards they receive in drawers, but you can bury Garden Greetings … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Governor Wants Dams

It is heartening to see the governor exhibiting common sense regarding the huge need for additional surface water storage for California as part of any new legislative water plan, as reported by the Fresno Bee. Now what is crucial is … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Water

Climate Change Modeling Tools

The tools used to determine climate change by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were recently applied to a previous warming period, and the results indicate we may, wisely, step back from basing too many major policy decisions—especially … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Tent City in Sacramento

While certainly understanding and agreeing with the idea that those who are struggling to remove themselves from being homeless need the help of the community—an issue we addressed by offering one solution (tailored for Sacramento) that is working in other … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

The Industrial City

Though the creative cities approach to urban planning has become the rage, and deservedly so—there is still a foundational role to be played by manufacturing, and this article from New Geography looks at that role. An excerpt. “Yet to remain … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Kevin Starr on California

The great historian and one of the most astute observers of our fair state was interviewed recently by Capital Public Radio, as their press release notes. An excerpt. “Aired 8/14/2009 on All Things Considered “(Sacramento, CA) “State lawmakers face some … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Politics