Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sex Offenders in Parkway

The reality of this is staggeringly dangerous to Parkway users and adjacent communities and only puts a huge exclamation point on the vital need to conduct effective enforcement sweeps of illegal camping, on a much more regular basis (probably weekly until … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety

Summary of Water Year

Though we still have some time before the official water year is over, this post from the California Water Blog gives us a real good summary of where we are at. An excerpt. Summary of conditions March 2016 has been … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Suburbia Rules, Still and Forever

Precisely because it is the single best neighborhood way for families to live and for the vast majority of Americans that is surely the case and it is surely becoming the case for a global majority also, as this article … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Black Balls Covering Hetch Hetchy

A strange strategy is reported by the California Water Blog. An excerpt. Visitors to Yosemite’s iconic Hetch Hetchy reservoir are doing a double-take. Instead of seeing the majestic backdrop of the Sierra Nevada reflected in the pristine mountain water, they … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Plain Old Bus Service Best?

When it is designed well it surely is, as this article from New Geography describes. An excerpt. My recent post on counting the long term costs of building rail transit got a lot of hits – and as expected a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Sacramento Flood Control

What is sad about this work being planned in the Parkway—which will result in serious damage—is that it will only improve Sacramento’s flood protection to the 200 year flood level, below that of New Orleans prior to Katrina, so not … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam

Homeless Bureaucracy Growing

And it will probably hinder, not help, the problem, as this editorial from the Sacramento Bee notes. An excerpt. Without a doubt, homelessness is a problem in Sacramento County that’s desperately in need of a solution. Every year, tens of … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness