Monthly Archives: March 2017

City of Trees & Farm to Fork

Someone finally puts into print what I and many others have been thinking since the silly painting over on the water tower, both can be celebrated! An excerpt from Sacramentality.Com In seeking “to make sure that everyone on Interstate 5 … Continue reading

Posted in History

Tech Centers

Sacramento is one, ranked 27th of 53, as this story in New Geography notes. An excerpt. A growing tech industry is often considered the ultimate sign of a healthy local economy. By that measure, the Bay Area still stands at … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Technology

Wilderness Areas and Outdoor Gear Retailers

A very good point—and one I agree with—is made in this article from PERC. An excerpt. Yvon Chouinard, the founder of the outdoor-gear company Patagonia, is arguably the godfather of his industry. So when Mr. Chouinard called for a boycott … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Government & Water

A very interesting article in the Modesto Bee about the addictive intersection between the two. An excerpt. If you go to your doctor and ask for prescription pain relievers even after you’re no longer in pain, that probably makes you … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Suburbs Rule Locally, Even with Millennials

As reported by Comstock’s Magazine. An excerpt. Until the summer of 2015, Aaron and Jamie Duke, 37 and 27, were happy to be the picture of the urban millennial couple traveling light. They had an 800-square-foot apartment at Capitol Towers … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Suburbs Rule Globally but Behind Down Under

That is the conclusion in this great article about global suburbanization from New Geography. An excerpt. We are living in a global suburban age… While statistics demonstrate that the amount of the world population in metropolitan areas is rapidly increasing, rarely … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Downtown’s Homeless

The abundance of homeless downtown is a large reason few, who don’t have to, venture there, as this article from the Sacramento Bee, makes clear. An excerpt. Good intentions can come at a cost, such as having to smell urine … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness