Monthly Archives: February 2016

American Suburban Beginnings

An outstanding essay from New Geography concerning the history of American suburban development. An excerpt. This essay is part of a new report from the Center for Opportunity Urbanism called “America’s Housing Crisis.” The report contains several essays about the … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Local Control of Dams?

After reading this morning’s article in the Sacramento Bee, it certainly seems like a viable option. An excerpt. Even with unseasonably warm temperatures and little to no rain in the forecast for at least the next seven days, the operators … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

Salmon Behind the Dams

A fascinating article, with profound implications, from the California Water Blog. An excerpt. Chinook salmon are a remarkably adaptable species. There is good reason to believe there are multiple populations of landlocked Chinook salmon completing their entire life cycle above Central … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Shasta Auburn Dam

Water Release & Storage

This article from the Sacramento Bee details all the reasons we need extra water storage above Folsom Dam, specifically, a redesigned Auburn Dam able to withstand the earthquakes, funding, and other issues that derailed the original. An excerpt. Northern California’s El … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Philanthropy in America

It is responsible for so much of what makes this an exceptional country (if the Parkway ever comes under nonprofit daily management as we propose, philanthropy would vastly increase its funding) and this article from Philanthropy Magazine introducing a new resource is … Continue reading

Posted in History, Nonprofit Management

Homelessness Among Veterans Declines

Which is very good news that the veterans who served this country are being taken care of, though this report from Governing Magazine tends to disparage it a bit, forgetting that those who have served their country as a member … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

30 Year Anniversary of the 1986 Storms

Which came inches away from flooding all of Sacramento, and even with the improvements in levee strengthening and Folsom Dam, Sacramento is still only prepared for a 200 year flood event when the gold standard, and what we need to … Continue reading

Posted in History, Shasta Auburn Dam