Monthly Archives: January 2012

Global Warming, Scientists Discount

In yet another blow to the argument that global warming is caused by humans and that it is even happening, several scientists speak out about it in the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. “Editor’s Note: The following has been signed … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Housing Affordability

This new report examines it in relation to several factors—Sacramento is noted for being one of the most affordable areas—and the introduction to the report, by Roger Bruegmann,  the author of the seminal book, Sprawl: A Compact History, is at … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, History

Parkway Taxes

One of the reasons we do not support the effort by the Grassroots Working Group (Their current status report here)  to increase taxes to support regional parks—including the American River Parkway—is that it would add another financial burden to taxpayers … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Economy

Reforming California

The stories about California (once the nation’s leader) in decline are endless, though it is still a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family, but there are also cogent ideas to reform our great state and some of the … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Environmentalism, Government, History, Politics

Dam Removal & Salmon

The primary reason for this suspect project as reported by the Sacramento Bee—given by the environmentalists driving it—seems to be increasing salmon habitat. Environmentalists do not want to acknowledge the great success hatcheries, noted by the Resources Agency, and aquatic farming are having … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Uncategorized, Water

Sacramento’s Average Pay

It is pretty good, as reported by the Sacramento Business Journal. An excerpt. “The average annual pay for workers in the Sacramento region is $50,090, according to a new analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics    “Average hourly pay for … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy

Waves Powering 14 Million Homes?

If the technology can actually do that, as reported by the San Jose Mercury News, that would be wonderful news for California’s energy strategy. An excerpt. “A new report—Mapping and Assessment of the United States Ocean Wave Energy Resource—by the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, Government, Water

Home Ownership

The smart growth crowd believe suburban homes are the bane of existence and their ideology is driven by the ridiculous claim animating one of the seminal works of their field, Suburban Nation, that: “We can now state in no uncertain … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Environmentalism, Government, History

Great News for California Air Quality

This article from the Central Valley Business Times is very good news. An excerpt. “Central Valley farmers, especially those in the San Joaquin portion of the Valley, are switching to conservation tillage at a furious pace, an annual survey of … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

High Speed Rail Update

This article from New Geography  gets us up to speed on this important project which would be another wonderful transportation option for California if constructed efficiently and economically. An excerpt. “For California’s beleaguered high-speed rail project, last week brought plenty … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Transportation