Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We will take the Christmas Season through the New Year off, so we’ll be posting again on Monday January 6, 2014. Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted in Holiday

Arena & Parkway

The recent news about the efforts to delay/stop the arena by asking the public to vote on it—which we have pretty much done already through our representatives on the city council—is an example of the type of very small-minded strategy … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, Homelessness, River Development

State of the State

A recent story in the Sacramento Bee, “Californians hold improving view of state, but partisan gulf widens” notes the results of a survey showing Democrats happier with the state of California than Republicans and that is what would be expected … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Environmentalism, Government, History, Technology

Developing Downtown & the Arena

For the first time in a long time business and government are in synch in the proposed development in the long neglected downtown area as the result of the new owners of the Sacramento kings and their ambitious plans—backed with … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Politics

Skyscrapers & the Wealthy

Growing up not out is the referred mantra of the environmentalists but the downside may be very detrimental to everyone except the wealthy, as a recent article: “Does Inequality Promote Skyscrapers?” from Governing Magazine notes. An excerpt. Like tall, new, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Bad Highways Lead to Bad Business

And it is a scenario that has held sway in California politics since our current governor, during his first incarnation, pretty much stopped new freeway construction; and now the situation is really bad, as this column from the Sacramento Bee reports. … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, History, Transportation