Monthly Archives: September 2018

Shasta Dam Getting Higher, Wonderful News!

Work has begun on the raising of Shasta Dam, as reprote4d by the Redding Record Searchlight though only for 18 feet when it could go as high as 200 feet-which it was originally engineered for—as Wikipedia notes: “The strained supplies … Continue reading

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Homeless & Parkway Fires

Interesting article from Channel 10 News about the relationship. An excerpt. The homeless living in illegal camps have been linked to starting four fires in Sacramento in just a few days, according to the Sacramento Fire Department. Homeless camps that … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Sacramento River Trail Being Resisted

After seeing what has happened along the American River Trail, is it any wonder? An excerpt from Capital Public Radio. The city of Sacramento wants to put a bike path on the Sacramento River levee along Pocket Road. But the … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

California’s Suburbia

Troubling trends around housing, as reported by New Geography. An excerpt. We may be celebrating — if that’s the right word — the tenth year since the onset of the financial crisis and collapse of the real estate market. Yet … Continue reading

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Environmentalism & Politicians

A good examination, from Sacramento News & Review. An excerpt. “I live in a very dark place,” Dan Bacher says, glancing into sunrays glinting off the Sacramento River. “This problem of corporate influence, the domination of big money in Sacramento, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics

New Court Decision Impacts Illegal Camping

According to this news article from Sacramento County, unbelievable! The article. Appeals Case Impacts Illegal Camping Ordinance 9/18/2018   A federal court decision has ruled that illegal camping ordinances are unconstitutional and that local governments cannot cite or arrest anyone … Continue reading

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It’s Dangerous out There

This article from the Los Angeles Times offers more evidence for why we need to improve our local homeless service situation. In our area, a strategy helping the homeless (and local residents and business who suffer the impacts) needs to … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety