Author Archives: David H Lukenbill

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.

California & Hydroelectric Power

A very good article about it from the Water Power Magazine. An excerpt. Against a backdrop of diminishing environmental standards at the federal level, America’s states are taking the baton. In September, California’s outgoing governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water, Technology

Housing First Gone Terribly Wrong

The Housing First strategy—get people into housing then deal with their problems—for dealing with the homeless, is one we support, but it has to be done right, with adequate available support through the entire process, which, apparently was not done … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Seattle is Dying

That is the title of a brutal documentary about Seattle’s homeless and I urge you to view it. It is an hour long and parallels some of what is going on here in Sacramento. The link to it is the … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

California Environmentalism, Part II

Wow, looks worrisome, according to this article from New Geography. An excerpt. Can the California grid handle the charging challenges for the EVs the state is promoting to be on the grid? The knee-jerk reaction to going green as fast … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

California’s Environmentalism

Excellent, and wickedly funny, article from City Journal about its over the edgeness. An excerpt. California, the Los Angeles Times recently reported, is building a “non-plastic future.” The state has outlawed or restricted single-use plastic bags, plastic drinking straws, and … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Homelessness and Mental Illness

There is a sad connection, which this article in the Sacramento Bee explains well. An excerpt. As a young, motivated resident in internal medicine, I began to moonlight in a freestanding, full-service psychiatric hospital. I became fascinated with the medical … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Salmon Hatchery Experiment

Very interesting story from the Redding Searchlight trying a new way to get hatchery salmon to the ocean. An excerpt. Will hatchery-raised salmon have a better chance of surviving their journey to the Pacific Ocean and back if they get … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries