Category Archives: Government

California’s Environmentalism

As examined by the City Journal; a must read. An excerpt. Environmental extremism increasingly dominates California. The state is making a concerted attack on energy companies in the courts; a bill is pending in the legislature to fine waiters $1,000—or … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Politics

California’s Global Warming Campaign Useless?

According to Investor’s Business Daily it’s worse than useless. An excerpt. Climate Change: For more than a decade, California has won high praise from environmentalists for its stringent greenhouse gas restrictions. But a new report shows that despite the enormous … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government

Parkway’s Governing Agency Makes Grants

The Wildlife Conservation Board, the Parkway’s new governing agency, makes some grants, as this report from Maven’s Notebook reveals. The report. At its May 24 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $13 million in grants to help … Continue reading

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California, How We Doing?

Not so good, according to Joel Kotkin—reflecting, sadly, most of the current writing on California—writing in the Orange County Register. An excerpt. In the past, wrote historian Kevin Starr, California “was a final frontier: of geography and of expectation.” Today in … Continue reading

Posted in Government, History, Politics

Cleaning Homeless Camps Hazardous

Excellent article from the Sacramento Bee reminding us what’s out there as a result of illegal camping. An excerpt. Under a freeway overpass, beneath a busy bridge, the ragged tents and shopping carts multiply, communities of human beings glimpsed in the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Common Sense on Water Storage

It is represented in this Dan Walter’s column in the Sacramento Bee but hasn’t been exhibited by California leadership for decades, but hope springs eternal, does it not? An excerpt from the Bee article. The first thing to remember about … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Will Feds Change Water Policy in California?

We certainly hope so and this article from UC Berkeley’s California Magazine, though decrying the possibility, notes that it will probably happen, good news for the common sense approach to water policy. An excerpt. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water