Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mass Transit & Work

Mass transit doesn’t work as intended, and this article from New Geography about a new report showing that, in its most fundamental purpose—getting people to work in a reasonable amount of time—it fails, and Sacramento is part of the survey. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Government, Transportation

Happy Memorial Day!

Fly the Flag and Remember Freedom’s Price!

Posted in Holiday

Worst Cities to Find Jobs

As this survey from U.S.News & World Report notes, Sacramento is number 3. An excerpt. “Perhaps the best way to view the current U.S. jobs situation is with guarded optimism. Unemployment has dropped from its peak, but slowly and unevenly. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy

Be Careful Out There

The American River is running fast, cold, and deep, as reported in the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “Just days away from Memorial Day weekend, the American River is “a different river” compared with this time in years past, said Sacramento … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety, Water

Mercury & Fish

The oft repeated warnings of mercury in fish are revealed, in this article from the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) to be usually overwrought. An excerpt. “The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued 946 pages of new rules requiring that U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Water

K Street Drama, Act ???

Well, here we go again, the latest in K Street Dream On’s are reported in the Sacramento Press, and everyone who has followed this issue over the past several years, knows that the inability of the city to provide basic … Continue reading

Posted in Government, History, K Street, Public Safety

Tax Increase for Regional Parks

There are so many reasons why a tax increase, touted in the Sacramento Bee, is a terrible idea and in our recent article we noted two, but here are a few more questions. If it is truly a ‘regional’ parks … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson Ranch, Government, Parks, Politics

Paradise Beach

This story in the Sacramento News & Review is a beautifully sad tale of a great beach along the river that—along with many of the wonderful riverside spots—has not been well taken care of for too long, and our organization … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Public Safety, Water

Tax Increase Marketing

There is a new name for the Governor’s marketing of his proposed plan to increase taxes, which is commented on by Fox & Hounds. An excerpt. “Governor Brown unveiled a new theme on Monday to sell his budget solution: the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Government, Politics

Parks Funding

This is a very difficult time for government funding for parks, but it is also a time of opportunity to remove the burden of funding from very limited government sources and move to the much more stable funding from philanthropy, … Continue reading

Posted in Government, JPA, Nonprofit Management, Parks