From the Sacramento Bee last Saturday.
“Camping illegal, even for poet
“Re “Ode to well-mooned night” (Our Region, Jan. 3): Kudos to Mark Bell for attempting to better his plight. We could certainly use more of that in 2012. But shame on The Bee for failing to provide balanced reporting. Surely if the article can explain six times that Bell is making his “home” in the American River Parkway, it can also report that camping in the parkway is illegal.
“No amount of writing poems or feeling “like Abe Lincoln” creates an exception to the parkway camping prohibition.
– Mark L. Andrews,Sacramento”