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.

Warming Calls for Auburn Dam, Fast.

This article from the Sacramento Bee reports why it is imperative to build Auburn Dam quickly. An excerpt. It was the greatest flood in recorded California history, 43 days of rain and snow that swamped the state, killed thousands of … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam

Infinite Suburbia

This is an astounding book for anyone interested in an in-depth look, and I wrote about it in a post in January, read at https://riverparkwayblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/learning-about-suburbia/ Here is an excerpt from one of the articles I was just reading. “A number … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Some Dam Progress

Looks good, hope it actually happens; if so, a good beginning to rectify decades of inaction. Excerpt from Sacramento Bee. California took a big step Friday toward launching a new multibillion-dollar wave of reservoir construction. After being accused of being … Continue reading

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Homeless in California

An informative article about that from Associated Press. An excerpt. LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is doing a poor job of sheltering the nation’s largest homeless population and needs to provide statewide leadership to address the problem, the state auditor … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Street Smart Birds

A fascinating article from Aeon Magazine. An excerpt. A crumbling concrete wall, a ramp and a vast expanse of asphalt on which identical silvery-grey sedans are slowly circling and zigzagging between traffic cones. It does not seem like much but, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Suburbs, Where Everyone Goes?

It is beginning to seem like it, as this article from the Orange County Register reports. An excerpt. Over the past decade, the old urban model, long favored by most media and academia, became the harbinger of the new city. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Raising Shasta Dam

It looks like this might—finally—actually happen, wonderful news for the entire state’s water situation, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. An excerpt. WASHINGTON — Congress and the Trump administration are pushing ahead with a plan to raise a towering … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water