Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dangerous River

Especially at the confluence where there is a big drop off, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. On a record-hot Fourth of July, with temperatures soaring to 110 degrees, a young man sought relief in the … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety

Parkway Access

Very nice article in the Sacramento Bee reporting on the new interchange being built on Highway 50 at Watt Avenue which will make access to the Parkway much easier for folks on the south side of Folsom Blvd. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in River Development, Transportation

Suburban Charm

It’s deeply endearing, as the vast majority of Americans know and as this article from New Geography reports. An excerpt. Eastvale, a new community just over the Riverside County line from Orange County, is a place that most urbanists would … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Suburban Building Resumes

In this story from the Sacramento Bee, the reemergence of the suburban housing industry in our region is very good news, as it is one of the backbones of regional prosperity and growth. An excerpt. Big yellow earthmovers with tires … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy

Rafting Gone Wild

Our organization does not support alcohol bans on the Parkway, as noted in the Sacramento Bee for this weekend, preferring ongoing law enforcement presence when needed. The Lower American River through the Parkway is a major recreational rafting location and … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Economy, Holiday, Public Safety

Environmentalism at Yosemite

Protecting a park from overuse is a sound thing to do–when overuse is defined in relation to historical trends–especially important when it takes away historical amenities from those who are its prime users, as this article from the Sacramento Bee … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History, Parks

Sacred Suburbia

Excellent article from New Geography, which most suburbanites will recognize as emblematic of their neighborhoods; I surely do about mine. An excerpt. “From the earliest times, cities have revolved around three basic concepts – security, the marketplace and what I … Continue reading

Posted in demographics