Monthly Archives: January 2019

Homeless Camp Waste is Toxic Storm Discharge

As reported by this story from CBS Local News. An excerpt. SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Wednesday’s massive storm had rivers rising all around our area. In Sacramento County, the surge of water swept away toxic waste from homeless camps and sent it … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Supervisor Frost Reports on Homeless Program

This is very good news, posted on Supervisor Frost’s  Facebook page. The Facebook Post: At the beginning of 2018, Sacramento County launched an ambitious new program that attempted to prioritize getting the 250 homeless people who cost the most amount of … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Lot of Water, No Place to Store

Auburn Dam sure looks good about now, as this story from the Weather Channel notes a lot of rain coming. An excerpt. California will be under a siege of storm systems this week that will send rounds of soaking rain … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Desalinization News and It’s Real Good

Especially for California, and it comes from US News & World Report. If we would invest in this technlogy and more in nuclear energy California would actually be the forward leading place it now mistakenly claims to be. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Water

Many Millennials Love the Suburbs/Exurbs

Actually almost everybody does, but this article from New Geography focuses on the Millennials, who still are “somewhat more inclined than the general public to live in the urban core”. (final paragraph of excerpt) An excerpt. America’s suburbs and exurbs … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Local Transit, Why it’s so Bad

Excellent article from City Lab, with hat tip to Pike Oliver’s Urbanexus, http://www.urbanexus.com/ An excerpt. One hundred years ago, the United States had a public transportation system that was the envy of the world. Today, outside a few major urban … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Single Family Housing Banned in Minneapolis

Wow, that seems pretty extreme, as reported by New Geography. An excerpt. In a recent article published in Housing Wire (and in many other places), it was told that Minneapolis will abolish single family housing as part of the Metropolitan … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics