Monthly Archives: October 2017

Car Myth Biting the Dust

As this article by Joel Kotkin reports, the idea that cars were on the way out is a leftist dream yet realized, and—if the private car loving public has anything to say about it and they do—probably never realized. An … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation

A Very Good Water Storage Year

That’s the good news from Maven’s Notebook. An excerpt. The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project began water year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, with 8.9 million acre-feet of water in six key CVP … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Supporting Farms

It seems pretty obvious we should, but politics is rarely obvious, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. You wouldn’t think I’d need to say this in a state that has proudly led the nation in agricultural … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Salmon Survived the Fires

Very good news from the San Francisco Chronicle. An excerpt. The vast majority of 710,000 salmon and trout — including the state fish, the golden trout — and 100,000 eggs at two state hatcheries survived this week’s wildfires in Sonoma … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries

Reducing Wildfires

Pretty good article from Water Deeply about the strategies needed to reduce wildfires. An excerpt. With 17 large wildfires in California igniting in 24 hours this week, October is shaping up to be a brutal month for wildfires, as it … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Deconstruction Continues

Dismantling Sacramento’s—and society’s—traditional sanctions against camping anywhere you want continues, as this story from Sacramento News & Review reports. An excerpt. After close to a decade, Sacramento’s anti-camping law is headed for what could be a historic trial. Civil rights attorney Mark … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Bad Water, Worse in Lower American River

This report from the Sacramento Bee notes the failure of public leadership to keep track of and inform the public about bad water in public rivers and lakes. Kudos to SARA for getting the word out. An excerpt. Environmental advocates … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Water