Monthly Archives: June 2015

The River Train

We need something like this, as reported in a story in Sactown Magazine, along the American. An excerpt. The Sacramento RiverTrain is about take a trip back in time this summer as it undergoes a massive, multimillion-dollar makeover. Since 2005, … Continue reading

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Review of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

This has caused quite a positive stir among the environmentalist community as the head of the Catholic Church seems aligned with them, and this review from City Journal agrees, well, sort of. An excerpt. Shortly after the Argentinian cardinal Jorge … Continue reading

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Be Careful Out There

Another reminder of how dangerous the American River can be comes to us from this story in the Sacramento Bee about two men rescued after challenging the frigid and rushing water. An excerpt. Two men, described as young adults, were rescued Wednesday … Continue reading

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Drought & Water Storage

As the Sacramento Bee chronicles the rapid lowering of Folsom Lake and the hopeless—so far anyway—plea of California Republicans to build more water storage, the status quo of California politics holds resulting in no new major storage build in decades … Continue reading

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Core Based Statistical Areas

That is the term describing metro areas and this article from New Geography is chock full of new and interesting data; Sacramento comes in at 25 on the longer chart. An excerpt. Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) is the Office … Continue reading

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Cleaning up for Illegal Campers

There is a story in the Sacramento Bee about a good man, John Abbe,  helping to clean up the Parkway from the ravages of illegal camping, which is heart-warming; but one always wonders why illegal camping is so persistently present, … Continue reading

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Golden I Center

What a great name for our new arena—and it is so congruent with our history as the gateway to the Gold Rush of 1849—as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. The Golden 1 Credit Union has put its name … Continue reading

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Job Growth

A good survey of it in U.S.  metro areas from New Geography,  and Sacramento came in 36th in the large city category, up from 43rd last year. An excerpt. A look at job growth in America’s small and medium-size cities … Continue reading

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There is a book out about them written by an anti-suburbanist, reviewed by City Journal, and as a happy cul-de-sac resident, the review is on the mark. An excerpt. The American political Left is now heavily associated with cities, but … Continue reading

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

An old adage that has been governing the enforcement of the illegal camping restrictions in the American River Parkway, which was well stated a year ago by the Chief Parkway Ranger in an article in the Sacramento Bee which we … Continue reading

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