Monthly Archives: May 2016

Interesting Riverside Project

From Comstock’s Magazine. An excerpt. Once upon a time, Sacramento lived and died by its rivers. As the last outpost of good society on the way to the Gold Rush foothills, Sacramento was nestled conveniently at the confluence of both … Continue reading

Posted in River Development

Livable Cities

Our favorite urbanist has a new book (I’ve ordered it already) and in this article from New Geography, he writes about it. It’s all about everyday life, and I am also a fan of Braudel, whose books are amazing, a completely new … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Build Dams

An excellent article in the Modesto Bee about the need for dams and the deception of the environmental movement in opposing them. An excerpt. As described in The Bee’s April 25 story “Lawsuit claims Delta fish harmed by relaxed water … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water | 1 Comment

Problems with Innovative Solutions to Homelessness

As our community struggles dealing with the homeless, this article in Nonprofit Quarterly addresses these, good article. An excerpt. For some time now, NPQ has covered the myriad of housing solutions that are being proposed to the homeless crisis, from … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Public Transportation Use Continues its Decline

As this article from New Geography reports. An excerpt. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently released preliminary data summarizing public transportation ridership in the United States for the calendar year 2015. The preliminary data from the National Transit Data program … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Human Ingenuity At Work!

A great post from the California Water Blog showing that in action, and go to the site for the pictures. An excerpt. In February, 1914, the rainfall in the Mojave Desert region exceeded by nearly fifty per cent in three … Continue reading

Posted in History, Technology, Water