Monthly Archives: April 2020

California’s Water Wars

A lot going on right now, here’s a good recap from Bloomberg News. An excerpt. “Water contractors in California are suing the state over its new permit that authorizes water deliveries, the result of a conflict with the Trump administration’s … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, Water

Helping the Homeless During the Virus

A good article from KCRA about the details. An excerpt. “A $15.1 million COVID-19 homeless response plan is unfolding in the city and county of Sacramento. “The plan is largely a combination of reimbursable state and federal emergency funding, specifically … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Transit Systems, So 19th Century

Yes, they are really obsolete and we see it even more profoundly during pandemics, as this story from The Federalist reports. An excerpt. “When most of the nation’s governors shut down nonessential businesses and directed people to stay at home, … Continue reading

Posted in History, Transportation

Dangerous Parks Reduce Home Value

Common sense right; think of the Parkway’s skid row area—from Discovery Park to Cal Expo—as you read this excerpt from the Crime & Consequences blog. An excerpt. “Very often we hear economic arguments being made against effective law enforcement. We … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Cities and Viruses

An excellent historical look at the connection from City Journal. An excerpt. “The Covid-19 pandemic creates such uncertainty because it strikes at the heart of our urban world. Over the past five centuries, humanity has become connected with ever closer … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Virus Job Losses

Economically, it’s been a rough couple of months and these charts—after the jump—from Visual Capitalism tells the story; but I fully expect the rebound will be as dramatic. An excerpt. “These Charts Put the Historic U.S. Job Losses in Perspective … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, History

San Francisco’s Response to Virus

Let’s hope this strategy, as reported in this article from City Journal, doesn’t become the norm in California, But sadly, it might be. An excerpt. “An odd pattern has emerged in San Francisco as the city responds to the Covid-19 … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Politics, Public Safety