Category Archives: History

Locke, Uncertain Future?

Good story from the California Sun, about one of our family’s favorite places and you can join the Locke Foundation at http://www.locke-foundation.org/ to help out.. An excerpt. Perched along a river bank in the California Delta is the only surviving … Continue reading

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Mass Suburbanization & Ethnic Flight

Great article from New Geography. An excerpt. For the first decades of mass suburbanization, the movement from urban cores often has been referred to as “white flight”. But now major metropolitan area living patterns indicate something much different, what might … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Can Isleton Come Back?

I think most of us who are familiar with Isleton certainly hope so—I know I do—so this positive article from Comstock’s Magazine is heartening. An excerpt. Lucy, a once-feral cat, scampers over as the front door of the Isleton Chamber … Continue reading

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Reading Old Books

I couldn’t agree more with the premise of this great article from the American Conservative, except the first statement as I love reading new books also. An excerpt. “I hate to read new books.” So begins William Hazlitt’s essay “On … Continue reading

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Land Park, Olmstead & the Parkway

Olmstead’s spirit and work (he did Central Park) needs to be a model for the Parkway as it was for Land Park. An excellent article from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. In 1918, the city of Sacramento bought the tract … Continue reading

Posted in History, Parks

California, Not Looking so Good?

That is the conclusion in this article from City Journal, which agrees with many other analysis’ out there. An excerpt. Progressives praise California as the harbinger of the political future, the home of a new, enlightened, multicultural America. Missouri Senator … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics

Parkway Clean-Up

According to this story from the Sacramento Bee, some serious progress is being made as a result of the new money put into getting the homeless who are illegally camping in the parkway out of there and situated in a … Continue reading

Posted in History, Homelessness, Public Safety