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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Arena Inspired Development

Another article about it from the Sacramento Bee, validating the wisdom of putting the arena downtown. An excerpt. A handful of downtown Sacramento’s most blighted, troublesome properties are suddenly getting attention. Thanks to a revived economy, the gravitational pull of … Continue reading

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Homeless in San Francisco

Same old sad story, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle; and the photo gallery after the jump tell the story as well as the words. An excerpt. In recent months, those looking to pitch a tent or unroll a sleeping bag … Continue reading

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Urban Planning & Technology

A very nice article from New Geography about the intersection. An excerpt. Few factors have had a greater impact on recent urban growth than communications technology (ICT) and property investment strategies. The evolution of both is transforming space and social … Continue reading

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