Monthly Archives: May 2013

Parkway Ranger Reports

They were once produced monthly by County Parks, then dropped, and now reinstituted, quarterly it appears, and here is the latest, though much reduced in information, and now called Ranger Activity Data, but still valuable.

Posted in Parks, Public Safety


This article from the Sacramento Bee reveals the vital importance of fish hatcheries in maintaining and enhancing aquatic life in rivers that have been dammed for water storage and to protect communities from flooding; as in this case, being the … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries, Water

More Farm to Fork in Sacramento

Great article from Sacramento Press about some local efforts. An excerpt. “Is there a place for you at the Farm to Fork table? Certainly any person will be able to participate in the activities planned for throughout the year. There … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Farm to Fork in the Rust Belt

Great story from the New York Times about the trend back east. An excerpt. “Pittsburgh in springtime is an edible city. “Blossoms spangle the pear trees on the streets, the hills are covered with maples in leaf and vigorous spring … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Citrus Heights Trail

Excellent planning is being exhibited by Citrus Heights, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, and our suggestion is that the future trail eventually link to the American River Parkway Trail. An excerpt. “Citrus Heights is moving forward with an ambitious plan to … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Transportation

Pyramid Lake Trout

I spent a lot of time at Pyramid Lake growing up and it is great to see that the trout that inhabit it are doing well, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “PYRAMID LAKE, Nev. – Hour after … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries, Water

The Environmentalists, Wrong Again

As is becoming the norm, the environmentalists get it wrong, as reported by New Geography. An excerpt. “Over the last few decades, humans achieved one of the most remarkable victories for social justice in the history of the species. The … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics

Another American River Trail

It’s on the South Fork and it’s a beauty, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reveals. An excerpt. “PILOT HILL – Something so rare in these parts as a new trail is to be celebrated, cherished and, most of … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, River Development

Suburbia Still Rules

Contrary to the narrative the urbanists have been floating lately, as New Geography notes. An excerpt. “The “silver lining” in our five-years-and-running Great Recession, we’re told, is that Americans have finally taken heed of their betters and are finally rejecting … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Affordable Housing

It is always a good idea but one much better handled by private enterprise on a small scale rather than large apartment buildings, such as this one reported by the Sacramento Bee, being forcibly inserted into neighborhoods already struggling with … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Government, Homelessness