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.

People Helping People

It’s the American way, something remarked on by Alexis de Tocqueville many years ago, and noted in this wonderful article from City Journal. An excerpt. “The most remarkable thing about the arrival of the Samaritans Purse disaster-relief organization in Central … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Looks Like a Stormy Week

According to this report from Accuweather. An excerpt. “A winter-like storm system will continue to bring rain, snow and cooler air to California into midweek. “While the month of February featured nearly bone-dry conditions across the Golden State, a series … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Supervisor Frost’s Report on Homeless Program

Excellent report, with the sad, but expected, results; from her Facebook page. In full. “While I know COVID-19 is on all our minds right now, I wanted to share some news with you about a homeless program that I spearheaded … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Good Rain News?

Yes, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt. “An extended forecast for California shows an above-normal probability of precipitation during the week of April 6-10, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center. “After a disappointingly … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Homeless Encampments & Coronavirus

Hopefully, Sacramento leadership will become aware of the failure of encouraging homeless encampments—especially during this time—as reported by City Journal, and act accordingly. An excerpt. “Progressives routinely denounce economic inequality, yet the nation’s most liberal cities offer the most dramatic … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Flooded Rice Fields Help Salmon

Great story from AgAlert. An excerpt. “Winter-flooded rice fields already provide essential habitat for migratory birds, but could they also provide benefits to help the state’s salmon populations? “Scientists at the University of California, Davis, are finalizing their fieldwork on … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

California Dairy Farms

They are setting the standard for environmental friendliness, a very good thing, as this story from the Modesto Bee reports. An excerpt. “Dairy farm families and cows have long been part of the San Joaquin Valley. Farms, families, cows, and … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism