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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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Water Planning, Keeping Folsom Full

This is one of those stories that you hope someone on the planning team has enough sense to mention that constructing the Auburn Dam would solve much of the problems being discussed, in this story from the Sacramento Bee, reading

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Without More Storage, It’s Not a Good Plan

As reported in the Sacramento Bee, the new water plan doesn’t have enough storage (note our post from last year about storage solutions) and whether it is true that a majority of Californians don’t want new dams, even those damming … Continue reading

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Spear Fishing in the Parkway

Who Knew? Anyway, a cautionary note as reported by the article in the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “If you want to try spearfishing in the American River, don’t start by purchasing a spear gun, or investigating where to dive for … Continue reading

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We will be taking the next couple of weeks off to enjoy the holiday season and will resume blogging on Thursday January 3, 2013. Our wish is that you and yours will have a wonderful and joyous holiday season!

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