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.

Is Addiction the Issue Rather than Lack of Housing?

That’s the thesis of this worth-thinking-about homelessness article from City Journal. An excerpt. By latest count, some 109,089 men and women are sleeping on the streets of major cities in California, Oregon, and Washington. The homelessness crisis in these cities has … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Another for the Are You Kidding Me File

Yep, hydroelectric power is not a renewable energy resource, according to the California Legislature’s Democratic members, as reported by the Foundation for Economic Education. An excerpt. Anna Caballero, a Democratic state senator from a district near me in California, had … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Delta is National Heritage Area

This is wonderful news from 7 x 7 , but the American River Watershed, which birthed the California Gold Rush, is a much more valuable historic area, also deserves this designation as we proposed in our 2007 Report online at … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Golden Necklace

Hatchery Salmon, Saving the Day

Great story about how technology can help nature, from KQED News. An excerpt. Right now, thousands of 1-year-old coho salmon, or smolts, are making their way to the Pacific Ocean from the Russian River in Sonoma County. But most of … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries

Medieval California, Part II

I think I posted this awhile back but it’s appropriate to do so again as a follow-up to yesterday’s post, this from the City Journal. An excerpt. Seattle is under siege. Over the past five years, the Emerald City has … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Politics

Medieval California, Part I

Wow! This article puts the current homeless situation in our state in a dire historical reference, from City Journal. An excerpt. California, to some people’s way of thinking, is the most modern state in the country, if not the most … Continue reading

Posted in History, Homelessness

New Suburbanism

This article is a response to urbanism with its Anti-Suburbanism, with its too dense housing in dangerous cities and too much reliance on unsafe and unreliable public transportation, from California Globe. An excerpt. Solutions to California’s housing shortage invariably focus … Continue reading

Posted in demographics