Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bike Friendly Cities

We have Davis and Southern California has, Long Beach? Yes, according to this story from the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt. “A dozen notables mounted bikes outside the entrance to Long Beach City Hall late last year for the unveiling … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

The Drought & Dams

One of the reasons that isn’t mentioned in this story from the Sacramento Bee, is the lack of water storage to capture whatever additional rainfall occurs in this—at least so far—very nice water season; and until we solve that issue, … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Measure A Funds Helping Parkway

The funds from Measure A, which created a ½ % sales tax increase for 20 years in 1989 and was renewed in 2004 for 30 years, will result in some improvements to the Parkway, which can be found—items and schedule—at … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Politics, River Development

ARPPS Letter Published

Arena plan could aid parkway Re “Arena Story” (Page A1, Jan. 22): Thank you for the great coverage of this very grand plan. Though a very complicated deal with several moving parts, the beauty of it is how it can … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Golden I Center, Public Safety, River Development

Urban Forests & Public Safety

The Parkway is part of our urban forest and the lack of care for it increases the concerns about crime in the Lower Reach of the Parkway (from Discovery Park to Cal Expo) due to the overgrown environment that has … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Public Safety, River Development

Complex Deal is a Stunner

Though a very complicated deal with several moving parts—as reported by the Sacramento Bee—the beauty of it, is how it can help solve one of the most intractable problems on the Parkway. For many years Parkway adjacent neighborhoods in the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Golden I Center, River Development

Farmers Report

Following up on yesterday’s post, this article from the Western Farm Press gives the perspective of organizations representing women in agriculture, an important viewpoint from on the ground. An excerpt. “Judging from the varied reactions of viewers watching the 60 … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics, Water

Delta Water Restrictions to be Examined

The science underlying the restrictions on water which have forced many valley farmers into dire straits, is going to be examined by the National Science Academies through the request of California Senator Feinstein; which is very appropriate considering what is … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics, Water

Hatcheries Increase Salmon Runs

Though deep ecology inspired environmentalists will insist that hatchery salmon are not as good as the wild, the historic record of human technology enhancing, increasing, and sustaining natural resources (including the salmon ) is excellent. This article from the Wall … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Worst Budget Shape, Illinois!

We all know how severe the budget issues in California are, but it appears Illinois is in even worse shape, as this story from New Geography reports. An excerpt. “While California’s much publicized budget battles have made the dire financial … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Politics