Monthly Archives: October 2012

Global Warming Book Review

A very nice review of a book, The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism, that does not support the global warming models stating the world is essentially ending, from Catholic Culture. An excerpt. “The theme of this book is the … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Homeless Clean-Up

This project appears to be based, somewhat, on an idea we presented to Loaves & Fishes several years ago—see our 2005 report: The American River Parkway Lower Reach Area: A Corroded Crown Jewel, Restoring the Luster, (pp. 34- 36) which … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Breton, On Target Again

I have also had the experience, when addressing the issue of the homeless illegally camping in the American River Parkway, of answering the question, “But where can they go?” and my answer has always been that it isn’t a homeless issue, … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Politics, Public Safety

Panhandling & K Street

One of the reasons people tend to stay away from K Street and the rest of the downtown grid is aggressive panhandling, and recent court rulings favoring panhandling, as reported by the New York Times, aren’t helping cities who are trying to … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, K Street, Public Safety

Homelessness, Safe Ground, & the Parkway

Today’s editorial in the Sacramento Bee expresses support for the Safe Ground approach as one resolution to the local homeless issue, but that will result in more people camping in the Parkway as it will increase the attraction of the … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Public Safety

The American River Parkway, Our System Works

During a period of time when the economy is struggling and all too many people are experiencing very difficult times, the recent example of the public, government, nonprofit organizations, and media coming together to begin to solve the problem of … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, Politics

Homeless Property

The biggest problem with this result, as reported in the Sacramento Bee, is that the City did not pursue the legal case further up the appeals process, even to the US Supreme Court; instead, deciding to pay. It is the … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Breton on Leadership

Strong and superb advice in his column in the Sacramento Bee; advice that sorely needs to be embraced by leadership in our region.  While local leadership, with few exceptions (think Rancho Cordova, for one example) has been sadly lacking, the recent strategy presented to clean … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Parks, Public Safety, Rancho Cordova

K Street Drama, Act 8829

A story in the Sacramento Bee reports on the new businesses moving onto K Street—one suspects they are subsidized by city funding rather than created by entrepreneurs acting on market conditions—but the still desolate sections on the west end remain … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, K Street

Health Tragedy in Parkway Clean Up

Supervisor Phil Serna, the most committed public leader trying to clean up the Parkway and make it safe for the adjacent communities to use, was stuck with a discarded hypodermic needle while cleaning up the Parkway and has to undergo … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety