Monthly Archives: March 2010

County Shifts Priorities

In a strategy to reduce costs during a period of funding crisis, the idea mentioned in this Sacramento Bee article to partner with a nonprofit organization in the management of the American River Parkway is an excellent one. Often crisis … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, JPA, Nonprofit Management, Parks

The Value of Nonprofits

In this editorial from the Sacramento Bee, we see the current value of using nonprofits to perform some aspects of public service which they might be better able to do than government (which we suggest could be applied to management … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Economy, Nonprofit Management

San Joaquin Flows Again

This is a great story of river restoration from the Fresno Bee. An excerpt. “The San Joaquin River is now flowing from Friant Dam to the Pacific Ocean, reaching the first milestone in a plan to bring back Chinook salmon. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Water

Suburban Living

A wonderful quote from a book—Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir—about growing up and living in the largest suburb in the world, Lakewood, California, from the Wall Street Journal. The quote: “I once thought my suburban life was an extended lesson … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Suburban Living

A wonderful quote from a book—Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir—about growing up and living in the largest suburb in the world, Lakewood, California, from the Wall Street Journal. The quote: “I once thought my suburban life was an extended lesson … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Helping Salmon Spawn

This is a wonderful story, from the Sacramento Bee, about the capability of human technology to restore spawning sites for salmon, which are needed due to the other wonderful human technology story—the building of dams on the American that save … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Nonprofits & the Homeless

Nonprofits traditionally do a much better job of working on social problems than government, primarily due to the principle of subsidiarity, and this forthcoming arrangement—as reported by the Sacramento Bee—between the County and Volunteers of America could be of benefit … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness