Monthly Archives: September 2009

Ken Burns Knows America

He has a new series on our national parks, as reported by the Washington Times, I’ve only seen part of one episode so far, but based on that, and the consistency of his past productions, this should be a great … Continue reading

Posted in Parks

Registered Sex Offenders Illegally Camping

It seems the issue of registered sex offenders illegally camping out near communities—though our local media haven’t yet covered those camping out in the Parkway we posted on recently—is also an issue in Georgia, as this article from the Washington … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Salmon Return Big at Bonneville

Once again, nature defines our best-laid plans to predict what happens out there, as this article notes. An excerpt, “A mystery that began in the spring has resumed this fall in the Columbia River. “In mid-June, when the counting at … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Global Warming Proof in Five Years?

According to this story in the New York Times, if the current ten year trend of temperature stabilization—with some cooling—continues for another five years, the odds of the accuracy of models being used to predict global warming will drop significantly. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Improve Parkway Environment & Reduce Crime

For several years criminal justice professionals have realized that improving the user friendly environment of an area reduces crime. The tactic has become formalized and one international association provides resources. The majority of crimes on the Parkway happen in the … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Global Warming, Doing Nothing?

Sometimes it is better to do nothing, and as the scientific opinions regarding global warming vary so widely, the costs to address it so exorbitant, and the unwillingness of the major polluting countries like China and India to do much … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Father of Parkway

William Pond, a wonderful public servant who accomplished great things for our region has died and his obituary in the Sacramento Bee is very moving. Our condolences to his family. An excerpt. “If the American River Parkway is the crown … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, River Development