Monthly Archives: June 2017

Why so Few Use Mass Transit

Because of problems like this. Right now, one reason is that it is too darn hot. Fox40 explains: An excerpt. SACRAMENTO — Multiple Sacramento Regional Transit District train operators have complained during the extremely hot days that the temperatures in … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Fixing Our Water System

This article from California Magazine points the way. An excerpt. On February 12, 2017, nearly 200,000 Californians got the order to flee for their lives. Record winter rains had filled Lake Oroville, the vast reservoir that anchors the California State Water … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Salmon Recovery Efforts Celebrated

Always good news, from Maven’s Notebook: An excerpt. DURHAM – Partners from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, water districts, and farmers today commemorated the 20th anniversary of restoration efforts on Butte Creek that have led to a significant recovery … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Hatcheries

Parkway Fires Start Up Again

Due to the failure of local leadership to remove illegal campers from the Parkway’s Skid Row—Discovery Park to Cal Expo—the Parkway is burning again, as this June 22nd article from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. A grass fire burned … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Parkway Fires

A Sacramento Bee Home Run

In one magnificent page—the back page of the Sunday Forum section, the Sacramento Bee nailed it; pointing out in Jack Ohman’s cartoon, the absurdly dangerous aspects of riding a bike in the Parkway’s Skid Row—Discovery Park to Cal Expo—and in … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, Politics

Dog Whistle?

A political dog whistle is, according to Wikipedia: “Dog-whistle politics is political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup.” Is … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Politics

Letter Published in Bee

River parkway Re “Will cleaning up the American River Parkway send more homeless people into the suburbs?” (, June 17): There is general agreement that solving the illegal camping in the American River Parkway requires vigorous enforcement of existing law. … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness