Monthly Archives: May 2019

More Water Storage?

Good news, maybe, on that front from the Modesto Bee. An excerpt. A congressional bill includes almost $14 million in funding for water projects in the Central Valley and Northern California. Rep. Josh Harder, D-Turlock, said he was successful in … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Solving Homelessness

An excellent article from California Globe examining the issue. An excerpt. Los Angeles could be at risk of a deadly typhus epidemic this summer according to Dr. Drew Pinsky, an outspoken celebrity doctor and specialist in addiction medicine. Pinsky, a … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Peer to Peer Car Sharing

This looks like a great idea, article from New Geography.  An excerpt. While the media tends to studiously report – and often sensationalize – the latest developments involving Airbnb, e-scooters, and ride-hailing (especially Lyft and Uber), another booming “sharing economy” … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

California Interior Growing Faster than Coast

Interesting story from New Geography.  An excerpt. A major shift took place in California’s population growth — which has fallen below the national average — over the past eight years. The latest Census Bureau population estimates (for July 1, 2018) … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Suburbs Rule

More evidence of that fact, from American Affairs. An excerpt. A metropolitan economy, if it is working well, is constantly transforming many poor people into middle-class people, many illiterates into skilled people, many greenhorns into competent citizens. . . . … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Los Angeles & Sacramento Worst for STEM Jobs

According to this study from the American Enterprise Institute. An excerpt. A new study from the AEI Housing Center examines the 30 metro areas with the highest number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs in 2018, and ranks … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

Environmentalist Movement in Historical Context

This is a very important and informative article from New Geography. An excerpt. The notion that an ever growing and/or wealthier population can only deliver environmental doom has been the standard foundational belief of the modern environmental movement. The latest … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Crow Rides on Eagle

This is spectacular, from Bored Panda, hat tip to Inside Sacramento Facebook. An excerpt. Phoo Chan, a talented California-based bird photographer whose photos have been featured by National Geographic, has captured an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime series of photos of a crow … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Increasing Housing Density in Suburbs

A truly wrong thing to do, as noted in this article from New Geography. An excerpt. For decades California’s regulatory and tax policies have undermined our middle class, driving millions out of this most favored state. Perhaps nowhere is this … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Homeless Warrants Served in Parkway

Many were arrested in this sweep of Parkway homeless encampments, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. Considering the large homeless population camping in the Parkway, we hope the sweeps increase in frequency. An excerpt. A few dozen park rangers and … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety