Monthly Archives: November 2019

Feds Should Build Dams

Any dam of substantial size or threatening communities should be built by the federal government, as they are the only ones with the expertise and resources to ensure a good and safe build. This article from the Los Angeles Times … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam

Poll Finds Strong Support for Caring for Parkway and Addressing Homelessness

Excellent results for the Parkway from this recent Countywide Survey, read at http://sacta.org/pdf/agendas/2019/111419/111419-07AT2.pdf

Posted in Homelessness, Parks

Sound Advice on California Wildfires

Excellent article from California Globe. An excerpt. “Nobody knew how the fire started. It took hold in the dry chaparral and grasslands and quickly spread up the sides of the canyon. Propelled by winds gusting over 40 miles per hour … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History, Parkway Fires

Housing the Homeless

We have in the past favored the scattered site approach—before moving to strong support of the Haven for Hope Model—discussed in this article from Sacramento News & Review, which seems to come with its own problems. In our area, a … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

American Psychosis

That is the title of a very important book describing how so many mentally ill people wound up homeless—with so many camping in the Parkway—and/or in prison, and the subtitle gives the main reason: “How the Federal Government Destroyed the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Olmsted, the Parkway and English Parks

Frederick Law Olmsted was the founder of the American Landscape Architectural profession and the designer of Central Park—our model of how the Parkway should look and be governed—and the greatest influence on him was the English Park. One of his … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, History, Parks

Raise Shasta Dam

That is the message of this superb article from the Orange County Register; and it makes very good sense to increase the height of a dam originally engineered to be 200 feet higher (it is currently 602 feet high) , … Continue reading

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