Monthly Archives: January 2014

Streetcars are Cool

Yes they are and fortunately, there is a rebirth of the technology which once was everywhere, even in Sacramento, but they went out of style with the development of cars and freeways, as this story in Governing—which includes a nice … Continue reading

Posted in History, Transportation

Suburban Derangement Syndrome

SDS is rampant among the left, as anything connected to suburban living: cars, ranch style homes, yards, barbeques, swimming pools, etc., seems to generate an episode, especially among the media mavens suffering from it. This article from Politico is a … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism, History, Politics

Sweet Sacramento, Our Home

We all know what a great place to live Sacramento is, with the Parkway playing a central role, so this story from Sacramento County about all of the various rankings done over the past year or so showing it to … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Water Storage: Los Angeles Smart, Sacramento Dumb

That is the only conclusion you can reach from a few paragraphs in a recent story from the Sacramento Bee about the drought: An excerpt. Although many local communities and farmers are already suffering from dry conditions, this is not … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

I Love Amazon

As a former devotee of all bookstores, new and used, suburban mall and urban streets, forgive me, but I have fallen deeply in love—over the past several years—with Amazaon.com and its absolutely superior way, in my opinion, of selling books … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Technology

State Budget, Building Rainy Day Fund?

We haven’t heard that strategy from state government executive leadership for awhile and it is heartening to hear, http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2014/01/jerry-brown-pledges-caution-despite-budget-surplus.html . We hope Governor Brown carries this idea over to saving actual rain water during the above average rainy seasons for … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Public Safety, Shasta Auburn Dam, Transportation, Water

Eminent Domain

The eminent domain lawsuit the city is filing to help move the downtown arena project forward, reported here, http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/07/6054839/sacramento-council-votes-to-file.html is an excellent use of this strategy, which is designed exactly for this reason, to move public projects along and not … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, K Street, Public Safety