Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thanksgiving Holiday Off

We’ll be taking the rest of the week off (resume blogging December 2) to enjoy Thanksgiving, so from all of us to you and yours, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ARPPS

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Neighboring Counties Acting to Stop Camping Along Rivers

Still the major problem in the Parkway, but, as reported by Channel 40, local communities are acting and Sacramento needs to follow their lead. An excerpt. “MARYSVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — Homeless advocates are fearing the worst after Yuba and Sutter … Continue reading

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The American River Parkway, Homeless Central

That is how this sad story from Channel 10 in Sacramento reports it. An excerpt. “As Sacramento’s homeless population increases, more and more people are seeking shelter along the banks of the American River. “He doesn’t have a reason to … Continue reading

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Planners Need New Plan

That’s the gist of this delightful article from New Geography reminding us of how often those folks planning certain aspects of our life—like improving transportation—probably need to talk to people involved in the aspects they are planning for before doing … Continue reading

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Homeless Moved Temporarily from River District Street

It is sad that this occurs, but also sad that business and residents in the River District—and other neighborhoods—have to suffer the degradation caused to their neighborhoods by homeless camping. This story in the Sacramento Bee reports on the issue. … Continue reading

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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

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Poll Finds Strong Support for Caring for Parkway and Addressing Homelessness

Excellent results for the Parkway from this recent Countywide Survey, read at

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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

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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

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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

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