Monthly Archives: February 2017

Flooded Parkway

Parts are flooded, from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. As runoff gushes into Folsom and Shasta lakes, officials have increased flows down the American and Sacramento rivers, prompting safety warnings for those using the waterways for recreation. As of 10 … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Trouble with Triage Approach

The main objection to this approach—called for in this Sacramento Bee article—is that it limits help to those most needing it, which, while appropriate in medicine, is not necessarily so in homeless social services where everyone is in dire need. … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

For All Us Cat Lovers

A great article in the New Statesman. An excerpt. A philosopher once assured me, many years ago, that he had converted his cat to veganism. Believing he was joking, I asked how he had achieved this feat. Had he supplied … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS

Need More Storage

Though the Sacramento Bee recognizes the obvious, it still can’t bring itself to mention the Auburn Dam. An excerpt. After five years of drought, could California really have so much rain and snow there’s no room to store all the … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Homeless Camper 32 Years on the River

That is the astounding claim that emerges from this story in the Sacramento Bee and reinforces what people with knowledge about illegal camping in the Parkway have known for a long time; illegal camping has been a problem for decades … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Camp Pollock

Camp Pollock is the most significant effort to clean up the devastated Lower Reach of the Parkway—from Discovery Park to Cal Expo—yet taken and this story in the Sacramento Bee is a must read. An excerpt. Just blocks from busy … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Homelessness