Monthly Archives: September 2012

Commuting

A great report from New Geography, with surprising data about Sacramento in the biking and working at home statistics. An excerpt. “Continuing my exploration of the 2011 data from the American Community Survey, I want to look now at some … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism, Transportation

Policing the Parkway

Another great column from Marcos Breton in the Sacramento Bee  yesterday morning noting the difference between the type of people (down on their luck families) homeless advocates like to present as the norm and the actual norm (criminals and sex … Continue reading

Posted in History, Homelessness

Policing the Parkway

Another great column from Marcos Breton in the Sacramento Bee this morning noting the difference between the type of people—think the Grapes of Wrath Joad family— who homeless advocates like to present as the norm, and the actual norm—many criminals … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Tragedy in Valley

A very sad article by Victor Davis Hanson in City Journal on what is happening in the rural San Joaquin Valley. An excerpt. “If the coast of California is “postmodern,” as its residents like to say, we in the state’s … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Flooding: The Big Issue

While this story from the Sacramento Bee about houses too close to the levee is tragic for the homeowners, the underlying issue for everyone is that Sacramento is the second most prone city in the country for major flooding, behind … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

New Approach Begins

The day after proclaiming in the Sacramento Bee that a new approach was to be implemented regarding the illegal camping in the American River Parkway, the front page story in today’s Bee reports it is beginning. An excerpt. “Sacramento County park … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Parks, Public Safety

ARPPS Press Release

For Immediate Release                        September 20, 2012        Sacramento, California Response to the Illegal Camping in the North Sacramento Area of the Parkway The response to the illegal camping outlined in yesterday’s Marcos Breton column in the Sacramento Bee is extraordinary: daily … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks, Public Safety

Parkway Closed Dusk to Dawn to Stop Illegal Camping

Finally, a solution unfolds. This is a radical—and very welcome—first step to control illegal camping, but probably necessary to get the massive problem under control, as reported by Marcos Breton. I have not been able to find the memo he … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, Public Safety | 1 Comment

Houston Bike Path

They are planning–if voters approve–a major path circling the city, ( much as our envisioned bike path would Sacramento County, see Golden Necklace Trail post on our News Page) as this article from City Parks Blog reports. An excerpt. “Imagine … Continue reading

Posted in Golden Necklace, Parks, Transportation

Best Parkway Article Ever

The Sunday column by Marcos Breton is the single best article I’ve ever read on the illegal camping issue in the North Sacramento area of the Parkway. An excerpt. “If you dare take issue with homeless advocates in Sacramento, the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Public Safety