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City Will Begin Enforcing Double-Parking Restrictions

Aug 25, 2016
City Will Begin Enforcing Double-Parking Restrictions

While the lunch hour in downtown is notably congested, one of the problems that makes things worse is that delivery and other commercial vehicles will simply double-park to unload.  This causes huge backups in the downtown and leads impatient drivers to attempt risky and at times unsafe drive arounds. However, the city is finally...

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Sacramento’s sidewalks are no place for bicyclists

Jul 26, 2016

The fellow at my athletic club was outraged. He had been involved in a bike accident on a sidewalk adjacent to the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento. A stupid pedestrian, he said, was yakking away on his cellphone, not watching … Continue reading

Alison Toon
Concerts in the Park, 27th May… you’re all having fun!

May 28, 2016
Concerts in the Park, 27th May… you’re all having fun!

Watching the show and adding to the musicMore pictures added to the People of Concerts in the Park 2016 photo gallery... were you there last night? Click the link to see if you are in the gallery!Kenny the Dancing Man has followers!See you next week at...

Alison Toon
New Kingston, reggae and family on a warm May evening: Concerts in the Park, Sacramento

May 15, 2016
New Kingston, reggae and family on a warm May evening: Concerts in the Park, Sacramento

Tahir, New Kingston, Concerts in the ParkNice to see Brooklyn-based, Jamaican-roots, reggae band New Kingston back in Sacramento and performing in the open air at Concerts in the Park, Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento, on Friday evening. The Panton ...

Alison Toon
25 years of Concerts in the Park, Sacramento… get down there on Friday evenings, have fun!

May 14, 2016
25 years of Concerts in the Park, Sacramento… get down there on Friday evenings, have fun!

Dancer, Concerts in the Park, SacramentoThis year, Concerts in the Park celebrates twenty-five years; twenty-five years of Friday-evening, happy-hour, open-air concerts in the middle of downtown Sacramento. The park, or rather, city square, is filled w...

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Sacramento seeks to cherry-pick voters for proposed trolley project

May 2, 2016

Imagine living in a Sacramento where so-called “leaders” don’t try to thwart the public will, don’t believe taxpayer money belongs to those who can grab it any way they can and don’t hop aboard half-baked financing schemes. I know, that’s … Continue reading

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Sacramento seeks to cherry-pick voters for proposed trolley project

May 2, 2016

Imagine living in a Sacramento where so-called “leaders” don’t try to thwart the public will, don’t believe taxpayer money belongs to those who can grab it any way they can and don’t hop aboard half-baked financing schemes. I know, that’s … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Economic Development: Speaker to Share New Planning Tool for Boosting Downtown Vitality

Economic Development: Speaker to Share New Planning Tool for Boosting Downtown Vitality

By Alan Hirsch Zoning codes were designed to protect both neighborhoods and downtowns, and have enjoyed past success in doing this.  However, many zoning codes have become frozen in place, failing to evolve to meet a community’s housing, business and commercial needs. As a result, every significant project in these communities request code “variances”...

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Get those bikes off crowded Sacramento sidewalks

Mar 28, 2016

I don’t have much use for people who endanger the innocent while gratifying their own desires. But if they are going to do that, I wish they would own up to their self-indulgence instead of rationalizing their reprehensible behavior. What … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Count Me Off the Renewal Bus

Feb 11, 2016
Commentary: Count Me Off the Renewal Bus

At Dan Wolk’s State of the City Address in early January, and again in his most recent column on January 31, he called 2015, “A Year of ‘Renewal.’” While I agree that some things have improved for the city, a year of “renewal” is a bridge too far for me, and I can and...

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