Monthly Archives: January 2011

Public Safety & the American River Parkway

The underlying premise in this Sacramento Bee editorial regarding the illegal camping by the homeless in the Lower Reach of the American River Parkway, is, as the editorial notes: “Like it or not, the health of the American River Parkway … Continue reading

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Another Downtown Drama?

Well, it looks like the railyards project is entering into that rather bizarre territory that has plagued K street for so long; one idea after another with none really working—the jury is still out on the latest K Street mermaid … Continue reading

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Gibson Ranch Petition

It now has—as of 9:45 am today—732 signatures, going for 1,000, indicating very strong community support. It is an issue we support wholeheartedly, as noted in several earlier posts, including here and here, The petition site notes: An excerpt. “1. … Continue reading

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California State Parks

There are more threats to shut down some of them in this story from the Sacramento Bee, and looking at the list, one local facility cries out for transfer to a nonprofit historical organization. The Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park … Continue reading

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Folsom Dam Improvements

They are that, but even when they are completed they will do little to help Sacramento prevent the 500 year level of flooding expected to hit us at some point. Sacramento remains one of the most threatened river cities in … Continue reading

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The 500 Year Flood Solution

That is what is obviously missing from this editorial from the Sacramento Bee. Their recommendation…buy flood insurance…is okay, but if there is a way to prevent 500 year level floods, shouldn’t that also be a strategy? Of course it should … Continue reading

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Homelessness & the American River Parkway

Sacramento is a compassionate city, and virtually all of us care about and want to help, those struggling with the behavioral issues that often lead to homelessness-drug and alcohol addiction, financial duress, mental health, criminality and others-but generally not to … Continue reading

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Parkway Degradation

This is a very important message from Bob Slobe—who was also interviewed by the Sacramento Press—one of the most devoted Parkway advocates in Sacramento, and for whom the ARPPS Slobe Parkway Advocate Award is named after. “For those that received … Continue reading

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Environmentalism & Marxism

The connection has been known for some time, but one of the founders of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, who has a new book out, Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist, sheds further light in an article … Continue reading

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Privatizing Government Services

Also being considered by Sacramento County in relation to Gibson Ranch (which we support) it can lead to substantial cost savings, as well as unique problems—with solutions to match—as reported by Governing in this examination of ten years of experience … Continue reading

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