Category Archives: demographics

California Farmers, One Family’s Story

Farmers are incredible people, fighting against formidable odds, and prevailing, as in this story from Inside Climate News. An excerpt. “After 67 years of living and breathing dairy farming in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Scott Magneson cannot, will not, stop. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, History

Leaving California

Our home state is a great state in many ways, but many people are leaving it, which is examined in this story from California Globe. An excerpt. “With Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots breaking out across California, some city … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Urban/Suburban Planning

It is going though a big change due to the Virus—with even more folks turning to the suburbs and transport by cars—as explained in this article from American Mind. An excerpt. “We can be far more efficient in our fight … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Transportation

Downtown Building Projects During the Virus

An excellent article from Sacramento News & Review exploring this. An excerpt. “It took years of hard work and persuasion for tourism boosters and arts lovers to get the Sacramento Convention Center expanded and the Community Center Theater renovated. “And … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Government

Is California Doing Ok?

Yes, health wise, but not so good politically, according to this article from City Journal. An excerpt. “On Wednesday, Bay Area health officials extended shelter-in-place orders through May, bringing their duration to 11 weeks. The new orders very minimally loosen … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, History, Politics

Cities and Viruses

An excellent historical look at the connection from City Journal. An excerpt. “The Covid-19 pandemic creates such uncertainty because it strikes at the heart of our urban world. Over the past five centuries, humanity has become connected with ever closer … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

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

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Greening Sprawl

In this excellent article of the same name, the case is made for a revisioning of sprawl. An excerpt. “Suburban residential landscapes are popularly understood to be socially and environmentally homogeneous places where expanses of mown lawn appear in an … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism

Suburbs Rule!, Still

Still growing faster than urban areas—because the suburbs are where most people want to live—as reported by New Geography, complete with the charts and graphs for which they are renowned. An excerpt. “The suburbs and exurbs continue to dominate population … Continue reading

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California’s Housing Issues

Another take from New Geography. An excerpt. “Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature and the state’s bureaucracy claim to be addressing the state’s much discussed “housing crisis.” But rather than improve the state’s awful affordability crisis, the policies being enacted are … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism, Government