Monthly Archives: June 2018

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

Not Accepting Homelessness as a Way of Life

That is the secret to dealing with it effectively and this article from the LA Times reports on that stance as taken by Orange County and one that should be adopted by Sacramento, and I’ve highlighted the key statement. An … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Water from Air, No Electricity Required

Yep, that’s what this story from News Deeply says. Wow! An excerpt. Water is all around us. The only problem is that it remains trapped in the atmosphere until the right conditions release it as rain or snow. Now Omar … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology, Water

Restore Hetch Hetchy

The effort to restore this magnificent valley—which we have supported for many years–heads back to court, as this article from the Times Herald reports. An excerpt. Two years after losing in court and six years after being rejected by voters, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Sacramento, Travel Destination

The New York Times does it’s 36 Hours feature on Sacramento, great news. An excerpt. As a travel destination, California’s capital gets no respect. Despite sitting at the confluence of two impressive rivers, with sprawling shade trees that make much … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Parkway Clean-Up

According to this story from the Sacramento Bee, some serious progress is being made as a result of the new money put into getting the homeless who are illegally camping in the parkway out of there and situated in a … Continue reading

Posted in History, Homelessness, Public Safety