Monthly Archives: January 2013

Suburban Negatives

The liberal/environmentalist mindset has been genetically against suburbanism since it became cool to rant against it sometime in the 1960’s, and the various reasons they use to disguise their aversion—and their anti-suburban advocacy—can get a bit contorted, as in this editorial from the … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism

Ocean Critter in the Parkway

Another wonderful story about our Parkway and the surprises that are often in store for the observant, from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “Roughly 5 million to 8 million people venture out onto the American River Parkway each year, but … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Water

Branding Rough Neighborhoods

In our newsletter for members just out, it was noted in an essay about Parkway related developments that: “Within the marketing narrative for these developments lies the imperative to embrace reality before the reality engulfs the vision in not trying … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, K Street, Public Safety, River Development

Downtown Arena Part II

An editorial in the Sacramento Bee reports on the new effort. An excerpt. “The possible bidders who are lining up to keep the Kings in Sacramento deserve serious consideration from the NBA and the team’s current owners. “The investment group … Continue reading

Posted in K Street, Politics, Public Safety

Downtown Arena

One of the most troublesome areas surrounding the Parkway in terms of public safety, is the Downtown/K Street Mall. The single major new development—as the railyards is already underway—which could turn this around would be the downtown arena, as we … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, K Street, Public Safety

Housing Rousing

Last year was good, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, and this year will probably be better as local governments in the capitol region appear to be ready to approve more suburban housing for the multitudes wanting to live in … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Government

California’s Budget

This is really great news that the state budget will be without a deficit—though we would have preferred it happen without tax increases—as reported by the Sacramento Bee. “Gov. Jerry Brown declared Thursday that California’s budget deficit has vanished thanks … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics