Monthly Archives: August 2014

Urbanist Dream, Suburbanist Nightmare

That about sums up this article from our favorite thinker on urban/suburban affairs, Joel Kotkin. An excerpt. What is a city for? It’s a crucial question, but one rarely asked by the pundits and developers who dominate the debate over … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, demographics

Global Cities of Influence

An interesting article from New Geography about the power and influence of global cities: London and New York lead the top ten list, but two are in California, San Francisco and Los Angeles. An excerpt. In the past century, the … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, History

Being Homeless in Sacramento

A tragic story from Sacramento News & Review of another violent attack on homeless people reminds us that the most positive thing homeless service organizations can do for their clients is to help them find a way out of homelessness. … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

More Water Storage

Excellent article from Comstock’s Magazine about it. An excerpt. Years of drought have baked away some of the divisions inside California’s Capitol, drawing opposing parties together in an effort to find solutions to the state’s ongoing water storage and conveyance … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Gibson Ranch

Our organization supported the creation of the public/private partnership to manage Gibson Park four years ago, and this article from the Sacramento Bee validates that support. What is being done there is a model deserving of replication, even with the … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Gibson Ranch, Nonprofit Management


For Immediate Release August 8, 2014 Sacramento, California Links Golf on the Parkway Local media has recently noted the synergy being created by the downtown Kings Arena and the potential downtown soccer arena as a major catalyst elevating Sacramento’s long … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Links Golf on the Parkway

A column by Marcos Breton in the Sacramento Bee notes the synergy between the downtown Kings arena and a possible downtown soccer arena. An excerpt. Republic FC as a minor-league soccer franchise has been one of the coolest developments Sacramento … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness