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.

Homeless Helping Clean Parkway

Every little bit helps, but since the trash largely comes from the homeless illegally camping there—and the article from Channel 3 reports just how long some people have been camping there—it is very good that they are helping clean it … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

ARPPS Annual Report Online

It is now online at and here is the introduction: Introduction This has been one of the worst years ever for the Parkway with the rampant proliferation of homeless encampments and the related problems this has caused; including fires, … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Floating Fiberglass Ocean Islands?

This invention, profiled in Business Insider, has interesting possibilities. An excerpt. A tiny fiberglass island is bobbing up and down in the San Francisco Bay right now. From far away, it looks like a beluga whale poking through the water. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology

Ocean Clean Up News

It appears the Great Ocean Garbage Patch clean up invention is finally working, very good news from CNN. An excerpt. “A huge trash-collecting system designed to clean up plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean is finally picking up plastic, its … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

San Francisco’s Response to Homelessness like Sacramento’s?

Of course it is; Sacramento shares, at the very least, the part about the lack of funding and housing being the main cause of homelessness’ increase—while seemingly forgetting the cause of drug addiction and mental health issues—and the majority of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Power Blackouts

Sadly, this is affecting so many people, story from the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. “Californians woke up Thursday to a second straight day of rolling blackouts as PG&E Corp. cut power to hundreds of thousands of households and businesses … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Multiple Fires in Parkway Skid Row

As the Sacramento Bee is reporting this morning. “Fire crews are responding to grass fires in the lower American River Parkway on Wednesday morning. “Several fire engines are responding to multiple spot fires on the south side of the American … Continue reading

Posted in Parkway Fires, Uncategorized