Monthly Archives: January 2018

County Homeless Plan Update

News from the County A great update from Supervisor Sue Frost from her Facebook page: In September 2017, the County Board of Supervisors approved $5 million in funding for the Parkways and Unincorporated Communities Clean Up and Safety Initiative. The … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Department of Interior Reorganizing?

Still preliminary but if this article from Greenwire is an indication, it could possibly be good news for Auburn Dam. An excerpt. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s vision for reorganizing the Interior Department includes dividing management of millions of federal acres … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

California Dream Becoming Nightmare for Many

Great article from the Hoover Institution, and the final excerpted paragraph on water is excellent. An excerpt. Californians long led an idyllic version of the American Dream: lots of sunshine, jobs, upward mobility, home and automobile ownership, inviting ample space … Continue reading

Posted in Water

War against the Suburbs

It continues and California is ground zero, as this article by Joel Kotkin makes clear. An excerpt. The Plains of Id, urbanophiles might sniff. Can anything good come from suburban Nazareth? Yes, the suburbanites were responding. Everything good was coming … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism

Water from the Desert

An innovative plan to get water from the deserts in California is bucking environmentalist’s headwinds, as reported by City Journal. An excerpt. There’s no thirstier state than California. Its history of water wars, droughts—both natural and manmade—and, according to some, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Government Ignored Oroville Warnings

It ignored the warnings from its own workers and contractors who knew the spillway was being built on a surface almost sure to fail at some point, and it eventually did. It is always sad to read these kind of stories, … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

San Diego Acting to Remove Homeless Camps Along River

They appear to be serious, as this story from the San Diego Union reports, Sacramento, take note! An excerpt. Half a dozen police officers on Thursday scoured the western end of the San Diego River for homeless camps, often detaining … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness