Monthly Archives: June 2017

Self Esteem & Public Policy

Unfortunately they are linked, especially in California, and this book review from the Literary Review about California and self-esteem is great, though troubling, reading. An excerpt. The idea that all of us have a self – essential, irreducible and inherently … Continue reading

Posted in Politics

Parkway Rangers & The Parkway’s Skid Row

Parkway Rangers: We now have 25 Rangers looking out for our County Parks and Parkway and that is the most in a long time. They are doing some pretty good work out there and it is often dangerous work. They … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Public Safety

Sacramento, 18th Most Suburbanized City in America

Why we love living here, Sacramento’s population is over 98% suburban. This story from New Geography examines suburbanized cities, and Sacramento’s listing is found in the last graph of the story. An excerpt. Recently, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday, … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Homeless Illegally Camping at Courthouse Rousted

As the Sacramento Bee reports; finally a robust response, and the same strategy needs to be applied to the Parkway as part of a larger strategy we suggest based on the Haven for Hope program in San Antonio adapted for … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Helping Wild Fish

Excellent article—except for dam removal strategy—from the Mad River Union Newspaper about some very good ideas. An excerpt. CALIFORNIA – A new California science study endorses a management technique for wild fish called “reconciliation ecology.” The study cites as an … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Cleaning up Parkway

Excellent article from the Sacramento Bee’s Marcos Breton; however, giving the county more money for parks hasn’t worked yet; but hope springs eternal so let’s try it again, give parks more money; and maybe add some political will (as the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Public Safety

Tiny Houses & the Homeless

Tiny houses have certainly become widely discussed as a way to house the homeless and, if used in the setting we propose—based on the model we use from San Antonio, Haven for Hope, especially in the Courtyard—then they could play a … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness