Monthly Archives: August 2018

Helping the Homeless & Homeless Deaths in 2017

In our area, a strategy helping the homeless and local residents and business needs to be developed—capable of sheltering up to 2 or 3 thousand homeless a night—and we suggest basing it on San Antonio’s Haven for Hope program http://www.havenforhope.org/downloads/docs/H4H%20Brochure%2010-31-2016.pdf  especiallyContinue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Orville Dam Rebar Grid Section Collapses

For those who are not enamored by California’s management of Oroville Dam, this article from Capital Public Radio will lend some more perspective. An excerpt. A temporary section of the new Lake Oroville main spillway project fell over last week … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

Saving Salmon

Good story from Environmental Monitor. An excerpt. Recent research led by California Sea Grant Extension Specialist Mariska Obedzinski reveals that even small amounts of running water in coastal California streams can mean survival instead of death for juvenile coho salmon. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Some Good News

This story could indicate some real good news down the road; takes a bit of reading between the lines and an awareness of the Department of Interior’s interest in California water issues; story from E&E News. An excerpt. California’s biggest … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Politics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Wildfires Started Primarily by People

As reported by this article in the New York Times. An excerpt. LOS ANGELES — In the summer of 1965, Johnny Cash was living in the wilderness of Southern California when — possibly high on drugs — he sparked a … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Parkway Fires

Common Sense Water Policy

Finally, sensible solutions arise, as reported by Maven’s Notebook. An excerpt. On Friday, Secretary Zinke issued a memo calling for specific actions to be taken within 15 days to maximize Central Valley Project deliveries, including streamlining ESA and NEPA consultations, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Sacramento, a Good Place to Live

We already know this but it is good to get validation on the economics, from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. Not only is Sacramento’s cost of living lower than in many other metropolitan areas in California, but its strong job … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy

Poop Patrol?

What San Francisco is doing, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, might need to be coming to Sacramento, if what I am hearing from folks venturing downtown which I stopped doing some time ago. An excerpt. In a city … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Reading Old Books

I couldn’t agree more with the premise of this great article from the American Conservative, except the first statement as I love reading new books also. An excerpt. “I hate to read new books.” So begins William Hazlitt’s essay “On … Continue reading

Posted in History

Great Story About Homeless

From CBS Channel 13. An excerpt. SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – After falling on hard times, Todd Lewis turned to drugs and the streets became his home. “I promised myself this would be the last time,” he told himself again and … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness