Monthly Archives: March 2012

Facts & Ideology

Fortunately, the former is out there to counter the latter, as in this article from the Wall Street Journal on global warming. An excerpt. “During a fundraiser in Atlanta earlier this month, President Obama is reported to have said: “It gets … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics

Open Public Lands

Daytime use of public lands, such as the American River Parkway, should be unrestricted, without fees or hindrances, for it is the public’s purse which buys and supports it and the public should be able to enjoy its own land … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Parks

Suburban Prejudice

The prejudice against suburbs is widespread and ratified regularly, as for example, in a recent editorial in the Sacramento Bee about the future plans for Broadway, where the editorialist writes: “I remember when the thoroughfare barely survived the insult that … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, demographics

Illegal Camping Court Win?

Illegal camping has a devastating impact on the American River Parkway and a large part of that is the ineffective methods public leadership has chosen to use to respond to it, and this current surrender in a court case is … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Sacramento, Stressed Out City?

I always saw our fair city as pretty laid back, quiet and serene, but apparently not true, according to this reporting from the Sacramento Business Journal. An excerpt. “A recent study ranked Sacramentoas the No. 8 most-stressful city, based on analysis … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History, Public Safety

Clock Soon Back

Very good news for one long blighted corner of downtown, the great old clock at 10th & J will soon be back onsite, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “Time is ticking down until the historic clock will … Continue reading

Posted in History, K Street

Misguided Policy May Result in Some Good

By incorrectly clear cutting the trees which helped illegal campers hide in the Parkway rather than getting in there and evicting them, the resulting coming together in shock at what has been done by the clear cutting, with a renewed … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Parks, River Development

Kings Arena, Downtown & the Parkway

The various entities being assembled, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, largely as a result of the work of the mayor (as columnist Marcos Breton correctly and so eloquently notes) to bring the new arena downtown—with the almost certain eventual … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, K Street

Public Leadership Disaster

By increasing pensions many years ago way beyond the ability of government to pay—as reported by the Sacramento Bee—while remaining within some form of a balanced budget and putting resources, such as the Parkway, in even more desperate funding straits; the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Government, Politics

Parkway Ranger Report

The 2011 report has been posted and it is revealing, showing an increase in total incidents from 2010—529 to 780—mostly attributed to a big increase in illegal camping citations, 29 in 2010, 453 in 2011. The increased focus on illegal … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety