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Sacramento, Travel Destination

The New York Times does it’s 36 Hours feature on Sacramento, great news. An excerpt. As a travel destination, California’s capital gets no respect. Despite sitting at the confluence of two impressive rivers, with sprawling shade trees that make much … Continue reading

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Two Rivers Trail Meeting

An excellent summation of the River Park Neighborhood Association meeting last month from the May issue of Inside Arden, (pp. 60-62) at

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Letter Published

Published in the Sacramento Bee, October 6, 2017 Haven for Hope The large homeless transformation campus in San Antonio, Texas, should be a model for Sacramento. It would have a large capacity and provide resources. It would work best if … Continue reading

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Plain Old Bus Service Best?

When it is designed well it surely is, as this article from New Geography describes. An excerpt. My recent post on counting the long term costs of building rail transit got a lot of hits – and as expected a lot of … Continue reading

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Illegal Camping an Unsolvable Problem?

Unfortunately, that seems to be the opinion of the county’s new head park ranger, as quoted in today’s article from the Sacramento Bee; and it appears to be a far cry from county administration’s response quoted in a Marcus Breton … Continue reading

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Downtown Business

This article from New Geography is a stunner as it reports that the percentage of all employment located in downtowns is way below what one would have thought. An excerpt. Photographs of downtown skylines are often the “signature” of major … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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