Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas/New Year Break

We will resume blogging Monday Janaury 6, 2020 Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted in Holiday

Homeless Campfires & Public Safety

They are occurring too close to homes and it is a sad story from KCRA Channel 3 that there has been—up to this point—no response either to KCRA or to the homeowner affected. The KCRA Story “Homeless camp catches fire … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Transit Spending Up, Ridership Down

Of course this is no surprise. People just prefer riding in their cars rather than the uncertainty and unsafe experience of public transit, and it is another example—like that noted yesterday—of how often government increases money to fix something and … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Transportation

Homelessness Increases

An excellent analysis of who gets the money to fix it and how little it is fixed, from California Globe. In our area, a strategy helping the homeless (and local residents and business who suffer the impacts) needs to be … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Army Corps of Engineers News Release.

“Levee improvement work along Sacramento River set to begin this week “Published Dec. 17, 2019 “SACRAMENTO, California — Site preparation activity for upcoming levee improvements along the Sacramento River east levee will begin this week, kicking off a five-year U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in River Development

Back to the Cities Movement Illusory, Suburbs Rule

As reported in this article from Quillette, with hat-tip to Urbanexus. An excerpt. “Earlier in this decade, cities—the bigger and denser the better—appeared as the planet’s geographic stars. According to Benjamin Barber, author of the 2013 book If Mayors Ruled … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Homeless Violence on the West Coast

More money hasn’t seemed to help, as this story from California Globe reports, An excerpt. “The past few weeks has seen violence from the transient community that can only be compared to something out of a horror film. What could … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Black Experience in the Suburbs

An insightful piece from New Geography. An excerpt. “A couple weeks ago I was privileged to be the guest speaker at a wonderful event. The Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Committee of the Village of Hanover Park, a northwest suburb of … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Hatchery Salmon

Hatchery salmon are the result of protecting the salmon population after building the great dams that provide so much for California. This article from Action News Now describes the process hatchery salmon take getting to the ocean. An excerpt. “ANDERSON, … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries, Shasta Auburn Dam

Riverfront Development

Could be, finally, as reported by Capital Public Radio. This is so long overdue, now get a couple restaurants built overlooking the American River—miss the Rusty Duck—our most beautiful river. An excerpt. “The Sacramento City Council will vote this week … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government