Monthly Archives: September 2017


A must-read article—from 2008—about it from Claremont Magazine. An excerpt. On what principle is it,” wondered Thomas Babington Macaulay in 1830, “that when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?” Environmentalism … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Prepare for Drought by Adding Water Storage

A common sense approach and one that, based on this report from Stanford which focuses on conservation, new water storage—which is not mentioned in the story—is one strategy that is needed as well. An excerpt. After the wettest winter on … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Homelessness in California

As in the Parkway, the homeless prefer illegally camping in nature than in cities (easier to hide and find fresh water) as this article from the San Francisco Chronicle reports. An excerpt. California housing costs are spiraling so high that … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Haven for Hope

A great article from the Los Angeles Times on the homeless program we suggest Sacramento copy and adapt. An excerpt. It used to be that Ron Brown would work the storefronts of downtown San Antonio, trying to persuade homeless people … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Non Enforcement of Laws Encourages Law Breaking

This is a fairly simple common sense statement, but caught in the briar patch of political correctness and missing-the-point narrative of “You can’t arrest yourself out of homelessness.” , local leadership has forgotten it, as this story from the Sacramento Bee … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Sacramento Far From Flood Safety

Sadly, due to a decades-long failure of public leadership to build Auburn Dam which would provide Sacramento the Gold Standard of 400/500-year level protection—see our report on Auburn Dam on our website—Sacramento remains vulnerable to massive floods, as reported in … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Shasta Auburn Dam

More Money for Flood Protection

That’s the suggestion from this new report noted by Capital Public Radio. An excerpt. Tropical Storm Harvey has dumped 15 trillion gallons of water on southeastern Texas. Scientists warn that with climate change, future storms will be wetter and more … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam