Monthly Archives: October 2010

Election Blogging Break

Dear Reader: I’ll be taking an election period break from blogging until Wednesday, November 3rd, when I hope we will all share in a great wave of common sense voting, bringing committed public leadership to serve this great nation and … Continue reading

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Bike Riders in LA

I haven’t ridden a bike to commute in years—and never rode one in LA—but this article from New Geography brought back many memories of the bike commuting I did way back when. An excerpt. “A recent Los Angeles Times article … Continue reading

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Parkway Car Burglaries: Announcement

From the Sacramento Bee. “Sacramento County rangers are dealing with an explosion of car burglaries along the American River Parkway this month and are looking for help in locating two suspects for questioning. “Typically, rangers report about seven car burglaries … Continue reading

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Public Salary Information Online

In an excellent example of public transparency regarding tax-payer funded government salaries, the California state controllers office has released position salary information, as reported by the Sacramento Business Journal. An excerpt. “The California State Controller’s office unveiled a website Monday … Continue reading

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Flood Prone Sacramento

Sacramento has a 100 year flood protection level, which means there is a 50% chance we will flood; scary news every rainy year, which this one appears to be, based on the first storm of the season and another coming … Continue reading

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Great Gray Owls in Yosemite

Here is a very nice story about the majestic owls, from the Modesto Bee. An excerpt. “FRESNO — For years, scientists thought logging, mining and development drove North America’s largest owl out of Northern California forests and into Yosemite National … Continue reading

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Hope & Change

Certain times seem to generate optimism, others pessimism, and for many observers of the public arena, this is one of those very optimistic times, as we wait for the results of the elections across the country that will surely usher … Continue reading

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Railyard Development, Update 350

In today’s Sacramento Bee, the lack of a developer able to shepherd the project, is noted, and one hopes that the new ownership considers approaching some of the local developers who have the financing and experience needed to handle this … Continue reading

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Railyards Update 349

The difficulty with getting large public/private projects done in downtown Sacramento continues, as the railyards saga re-enters bizarro land, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “An Illinois investment company is poised to take control of Sacramento’s downtown railyard … Continue reading

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Not Wikipedia!!

One of my favorite sites, but yes, the global warming propagandists have done their work there also, but now they’ve been caught and booted, as the Wall Street Journal reports. An excerpt. “As the world saw in the Climategate emails … Continue reading

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