Monthly Archives: June 2018

Wonderful News, Shasta Going Higher!

Getting closer, as this story from the Record Searchlight reports. An excerpt. After years of environmental studies, feasibility reports and stalled plans, federal officials are once again moving forward with plans to raise the height of Shasta Dam and intend to … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam

Older is Often Happier

Though off topic, this is nice to know, as this article from City Journal explains. An excerpt. The mid-life crisis is a cliché: balding, paunchy man in red sports car, frantically trying to convince himself that women still find him … Continue reading

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Parkway’s Long Term Illegal Campers Being Relocated

According to this story from the Sacramento Bee, and that is very good news, only hundreds more to go. An excerpt. They lived outdoors for an average of four years, but some of them were homeless for decades. Nearly 90 … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Mariposa Grove Re-Opens!

Wonderful news as reported by Mercury News. An excerpt. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — After being closed to the public for nearly three years, Mariposa Grove, the storied forest of giant sequoia trees at Yosemite National Park first set aside for … Continue reading

Posted in Parks

From the Parkway to the Suburbs

This story from the Sacramento Bee about a woman who lived homeless in the Parkway for many years but is now housed in a suburban setting is both heartwarming and revealing. Heartwarming as she is on the path to recovering … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

California’s Water Storage Dysfunction

City Journal nailed it. An excerpt. In 2017, when cracks appeared in the Oroville Dam’s spillway, more than 180,000 Californians faced the prospect of floods. The emergency came a few years after Californians had overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, a ballot … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Reducing Homelessness to Zero

An effort is developing to accomplish that and some areas have done it according to this story from the New York Times, with a hat tip to Pike Oliver’s excellent blog, Urbanexus, at  An excerpt. If you’re eager to … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness