Monthly Archives: May 2012

Running Rapids on the American

This is a nice piece on white watering, from the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. “On the American River, near Coloma, Calif. “I blew the turn and the kayak shot up onto the big rock, its nose in the air … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Walters on Hydro Power

A good column from Dan Walters in the Sacramento Bee on the aversion to hydro-power from dams that has been a cornerstone of the environmentalist movement since the beginning, but the reasons for their antipathy to dams and virtually all … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, History, Politics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Homeless Along Sacramento River

A large camp was cleaned out recently in West Sacramento, as reported in this story from the Sacramento News & Review. An excerpt. “Police evicted Steve Kruse from his home last Wednesday—and he nearly died. “They ran everybody out of … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Smart Growth Vision

It is not an attractive one for those of us who love living in the suburbs and this two-part post on Exurbia Chronicles is a must read. Part One here, and Part Two here. An excerpt from Part One. “Every … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism, Government, Politics

Rampaging Coyotes

A rebuttal—published in the Sacramento Bee—to the ideological-driven series from the Sacramento Bee calling for banning predator control, which includes coyotes. An excerpt. “Bill Karr, Northern California editor of Western Outdoor News, is responding to Bee reporter Tom Knudson’s recent … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Contracting Out Park Maintenance

An article about it—with an opportunity to vote in a poll about whether the city should contract out its park maintenance or not—from the Sacramento Press. An excerpt. “With the city poised to slash the parks department budget, park maintenance … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson Ranch, Government, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Exurbia Chronicles Blog

It is a new blog from Mary Baker in Southern California that discusses life in the exurbs, which I encountered in my daily reading of New Geography, a daily must-read. Mary’s blog is very interesting and I have bookmarked it for a … Continue reading

Posted in demographics