Monthly Archives: November 2012

American River Public Market

Here is the complete text of the recent ARPPS article mentioned a couple days ago published by the Sacramento Press. _______ There has been some interest expressed in local media lately about establishing a permanent farmers market in Sacramento to … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, History, River Development

Sutter’s Landing Improvements

In what is very good news for the Parkway, reported by Sacramento Press, a grant was awarded for that purpose. An excerpt. “One of Sacramento’s largest recreation spots and the gateway to the American River Parkway will soon be transformed. … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, River Development

Permanent Farmer’s Market

A recent editorial in the Sacramento Bee called for a permanent farmers market to concretize the recent proposal by Mayor Johnson to more deeply brand and market our agricultural heritage. This is a great idea and the model exists in … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, History

Building Suburbs in Sacramento

Our sixth guiding principle supports enhancing Sacramento suburban communities: “6) Continuing encasement of open space, restricting suburban community development upon which a sustainable tax base funding necessary public works is built, is contrary to sound future planning. “Our Approach: Suburban … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, demographics

Sacramento Crime, Rand

The Sacramento City Police Chief is leaving and he predicted the rise in crime from budget cuts to his department last year, which he asked the Rand Corporation to calculate as reported in their article. An excerpt. “The citizens of … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety

Blog Holiday

We’re taking off for the Thanksgiving week and wish you and yours a most Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted in Holiday

Being Homeless in Sacramento

From the perspective of some of the homeless and some of those who work with them, as reported by the Sacramento News & Review. While this is a perspective we do not find credible (we agree with Marcos Breton) we are very … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Public Safety

New State Parks Head

As reported in the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “An expert in drafting battle plans has been appointed to lead the California Department of Parks and Recreation out of the trenches of its recent financial scandals. “Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks

Salmon up the Creek

Anytime you can move salmon further upriver into creeks where they traditionally spawn, without threatening water storage or flood control, it is a very good thing. This story from the Sacramento Bee reports on a new fish ladder project that is … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries, Water

Broken Windows, Unruly Crowds

Both scenarios, if allowed in public space, discourage public use; a situation that has been part of the history of Sacramento in the downtown and the American River Parkway for decades. Perhaps this new effort by the city, as reported … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Parks, Public Safety