Monthly Archives: July 2015

Parkway Trail Rated #6 Nationally

From a USA Today story. An excerpt.  Summer is the perfect season go get active in the great outdoors, and thanks to an ever-growing network of urban recreational trails, staying active this season is easier than ever! USA TODAY 10Best … Continue reading

Posted in Parks

Parkway Fires, Part II

Another story with video of yesterday’s Parkway fires, from Channel Three News. An excerpt. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Sacramento Fire crews battled multiple fires Tuesday along the American River Parkway. The latest grass fire flared up about 3 p.m. Tuesday near … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Parkway Fires, Public Safety

Parkway Fires, Part I

Five Parkway fires broke out in the largest homeless illegal camping area of the Parkway (Discovery Park to Cal Expo) yesterday, cause still undetermined, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. Temperatures climbed into the triple digits Tuesday as … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Parkway Fires, Public Safety

Poverty & Work

The latter is still the best solution to the former, as this article from Philanthropy Roundtable Magazine notes. An excerpt. The U.S. is the richest nation in history. To see members of our society languishing in poverty, therefore, is distressing. … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Desalinization

This is a very informative article about it for California in the New Yorker. An excerpt. The waves of the Pacific seem to taunt the thirsty landscape of California. The state has eight hundred and forty miles of coastline adjoining … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Shopping Malls

What I really love about the malls as opposed to shopping downtown is that you can pull right up close to the stores, almost always find a free parking spot—especially if you go to malls furthest from the downtown core—get … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Creating Jobs

Good article about this and Sacramento comes in 27th in medium sized cities, from New Geography. An excerpt. In our modern economy, the biggest wellspring of new jobs isn’t the information sector, as hype might lead some to think, but … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy