Category Archives: Public Safety

Slobe on the Parkway

Excellent piece from Channel 13 on the Parkway with comments from Bob Slobe. Little history, it was meeting Bob Slobe and hearing for the first time, in 2003—when I was serving a term as president of the American River Natural … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, History, Homelessness, Public Safety

Cleaning up the Parkway

The title of this article in the Sacramento Bee is Will cleaning up the American River Parkway send more homeless people into the suburbs?  Of course it will, and that is why the city/county needs to adopt a model that … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, Public Safety

Parkway Rangers & The Parkway’s Skid Row

Parkway Rangers: We now have 25 Rangers looking out for our County Parks and Parkway and that is the most in a long time. They are doing some pretty good work out there and it is often dangerous work. They … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Public Safety

Cleaning up Parkway

Excellent article from the Sacramento Bee’s Marcos Breton; however, giving the county more money for parks hasn’t worked yet; but hope springs eternal so let’s try it again, give parks more money; and maybe add some political will (as the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Public Safety

Sacramento Bee Gets it Wrong, Again

This editorial from the Sacramento Bee understands that laws need to be enforced on the Parkway regarding dogs on leash, but in continuing to refer to illegal campers as campers without illegal preceding, they encourage the normalizing of illegal camping. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Pit Bulls in the Parkway

Too many of them, belonging to the homeless illegally camping in the Parkway, are running loose and biting Parkway users, as this story in the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. Gabriel Frazee was riding his bike near a homeless encampment … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Two Good Articles on Illegal Camping from SARA

A very welcome bit of support from Save the American River Association noting the great danger and degradation occurring in the Parkway’s Skid Row—Discovery Park to Cal/Expo—and hopefully other Parkway advocates will get on board with regular focus on this problem, which … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety