Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tuesday’s Parkway Fire Homeless Caused?

That seems to be the conclusion drawn in this news story from KCRA. An excerpt. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Sacramento fire investigators on Wednesday pinpointed the spot where they suspect a 40-acre wildfire started Tuesday afternoon — the rebuilt train trestles … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Another Parkway Fire

As reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. Sacramento fire crews on Tuesday evening knocked down a fire that burned an area along the American River bike trail, prompting closure of the Capital City Freeway for about 20 minutes. Sacramento … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Water School

A real nice horde of information on water from the USGS Water Science School. An excerpt. As you know, the Earth is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? About 71 percent … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Ranger Monthly Activity Data is Back Online

One of the most important pieces of public safety information the public receives from the County, who manages the American River Parkway, is the monthly Ranger Activity Report. During 2013 few were published, and for the first two months of … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Public Safety

Homeless Service Strategies

Providing effective human services is difficult, and the nexus between the problems of illegal camping in the Parkway and the ineffectiveness of local homeless services located in the Richards Blvd/12 Street area has been clear for some time; but the … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Nonprofit Management

Water, Water…

Very nice article about new technolgies in the Wall Street Journal by the executive director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UCD. An excerpt. Few people in the world are more water-conscious than California farmers. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology, Water

Environmentalism & Communism

Interesting article from City Journal. An excerpt. NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen recently announced that Russia secretly supports environmental groups that oppose fracking. Speaking at Chatham House, a London think tank, Rasmussen said that Moscow is running a “sophisticated information … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History