Category Archives: History

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

Cover Cropping

According to News Deeply, this ancient practice is slowly being revived, which is good for farmers and our food supply. An excerpt. This spring in California several orchards around Solano and nearby counties sported a new look: lush carpets of … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Saving Central Park

A great review of the book, Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir, by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, on how it was done, providing a philosophical guidebook to saving our own Parkway, from the Wall Street Journal, and it is … Continue reading

Posted in History, Nonprofit Management

Indian Heritage Center, Finally

According to this article in the Sacramento Bee, major funds are, possibly, finally available for this wonderful project we have been advocating for since 2005. It was initially designed to be on the historic Indian village location in the North Sacramento … Continue reading

Posted in History, River Development

America’s Doing Okay

A very nice optimistic article by James Fallows, about our country, from The Atlantic. An excerpt. I have seen the future, and it is in the United States. After a several-year immersion in parts of the country that make the … Continue reading

Posted in History