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.

Water from the Desert

An innovative plan to get water from the deserts in California is bucking environmentalist’s headwinds, as reported by City Journal. An excerpt. There’s no thirstier state than California. Its history of water wars, droughts—both natural and manmade—and, according to some, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Government Ignored Oroville Warnings

It ignored the warnings from its own workers and contractors who knew the spillway was being built on a surface almost sure to fail at some point, and it eventually did. It is always sad to read these kind of stories, … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

San Diego Acting to Remove Homeless Camps Along River

They appear to be serious, as this story from the San Diego Union reports, Sacramento, take note! An excerpt. Half a dozen police officers on Thursday scoured the western end of the San Diego River for homeless camps, often detaining … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Fires Starting in Homeless Camps

Homeless camp fires that spark larger fires pose a real danger in our Parkway; and also around the state, as this editorial from the San Francisco Chronicle reports. An excerpt. The fire that closed a San Jose street for two hours … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Shopping Online

As someone who has been doing this for some time now, with the exception of fresh groceries which I still get from my favorite store, Bel Air, this article from New Geography resonates. An excerpt. I was at a friend’s … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Changing Dam’s Operating Tactics May Help Native Fish

Very interesting article from the University of Washington. An excerpt. Dams and fish have never been best friends. Thousands of dams built along U.S. rivers and streams over the last century now provide electricity for homes, store water for agriculture … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Shasta Auburn Dam

Is Downtown Portland Downtown Sacramento’s Future?

Let’s hope not, as this devastating article from City Journal outlines the problems downtown business in Portland is contending with. In our area, a strategy helping the homeless and local residents and business needs to be developed—capable of sheltering up … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness