Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas Vacation

Hello Everyone: I will be taking our traditional Christmas/New Year blog vacation until Monday, January 7, 2019. Have a Wonderful and Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!! David H. Lukenbill  

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County’s Homeless Programs

Sacramento County is touting its success with the homeless in this news article but there is no mention of the illegal camping by the homeless in the Parkway, surely the biggest homeless issue the County faces; and the exclusion might … Continue reading

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Green Madness

From the article of the same name in City Journal a reminder of the reality of deep ecology. An excerpt. During his time in the White House, Barack Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, … Continue reading

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Snow Pack Looking Great

This is very good news, so far, for our area, from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. Heavy storms in the Sierra from late November into early December have boosted statewide snowpack to more than 100 percent of normal for this … Continue reading

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Two Faces of Environmental Movement

Once when we really needed them and once when not so much. First, when we needed them: At Owens Lake as this story from California Sun reports. A century ago, Los Angeles pulled a sensational swindle. Agents from the city posed … Continue reading

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California’s High Speed Rail Project

I have been, and continue to be, supportive of the concept of high speed rail for California, but after reading this account from City Journal, will not be so for the California version until, and if, it becomes competently administered. … Continue reading

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Sobering Look at California Debt

This article from New Geography is not quite what California’s leaders have been telling us. An excerpt. It’s become common folklore that California is booming and incoming Governor Newsom and the Democratic supermajority have more taxpayer money than they will … Continue reading

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Sacramento Continues Struggling with Homelessness

A reminder that the biggest problem facing the Parkway is the devastation caused by illegal camping by the homeless, as well as the related public safety issues Parkway adjacent neighborhoods have to contend with, so this article from the Sacramento … Continue reading

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Fall Out from Fires, the Homeless, New & Old

A sad story as reported by the New York Times, and I’ll be putting a little extra in the Red Kettle this season An excerpt. CHICO, Calif. — Even before the first flames of the Camp Fire were set ablaze, … Continue reading

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