Monthly Archives: September 2020

Mentally Ill Homeless

They are a social tragedy, many illegally camping in the Parkway, and, often, a public safety issue; so, this article from California Globe is well-timed. An excerpt. “Governor Newsom just signed three bills promoting needed reforms to California’s dysfunctional mental … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Homeless Concentration

The River District has the highest concentration of homeless and related services in the city, which this article from KCRA notes, and adding more is not a good solution for helping the homeless or protecting the residences and businesses in … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

New York City’s Trash

Yuck; from City Journal. An excerpt. “Under normal circumstances, New York City’s sidewalks bustle with energy: with workers commuting to the office, students heading to class, and tourists checking out the Big Apple. They also contain something found in no … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Public Safety

California Wildfires

Great article from City Journal. An excerpt. “At last count, the death toll from the California wildfires stood at 26. With heat and high winds affecting the state, PG&E, the state’s largest electric utility, is again resorting to preemptive power … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Malls & Downtowns

Excellent article from Strong Towns. An excerpt. “Woodland is a working-class city of about 55,000, a half-hour northwest of Sacramento. (Its main high school, Woodland High, is the working-class rival to my alma mater, Davis High.) When I was in … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Cities

They can be many things, good and bad, but most of all, we need them to be safe and productive, which this article from City Journal stresses. An excerpt.  “The Plague of Athens ended the golden age of the West’s … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History, Public Safety

People are Moving

Big time, as this article from New Geography notes. An excerpt. “This article expands on the 2000 to 2019 state net domestic migration data from last week, covering the 110 metropolitan areas with more than 500,000 residents (Note). The big surprise … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Wildfires, Balanced Approach Vital

It is urgently needed to balance the extreme rhetoric if we are to ever reduce this annual burning, as this article from City Journal notes. An excerpt. “The West Coast fire season still has months to run, but it’s already … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Atmospheric River Forecast

From the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes. “CW3E AR Update: 14 September 2020 Outlook “September 14, 2020 “Click here for a pdf of this information. “Update on the Atmospheric River forecast to make landfall over the Pacific Northwest An AR … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Shaming the Suburbs

Yesterday’s news, and incorrect at that, according to this story from New Geography. An excerpt. “I have been a New Yorker for over a decade now, but I have spent the past few months in the Hampton Roads region of … Continue reading

Posted in demographics