Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I've spent my autumn the last four years at UC Santa Cruz, and while the campus is a beautiful sight in itself, the redwoods surrounding it hardly gave off a sight as Sacramento does in the fall. I am finally welcoming the colors of autumn back into my life. Beautiful pictures Kati!
The Apple Ridge Railroad is actually at El Dorado Orchards.
I am eager to see how many supporters show up to the council meeting on Tuesday and what the council decides. I think it would be great if the council made an exception to the city camping ordinance, especially in light of the multiple cities around the country and even the world that are getting behind this movement. We've all seen the demonstrations in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, and now our city, nay - our country, has the opportunity to do the same. The people are finally banding together in great enough numbers to get their voices heard. Weighing heavily on the fact that we are the capitol of a democratic state, we are now seeing it in motion and we could greatly influence a movement that has been felt around the globe if only our lawmakers would get behind the people as well.
That's great! Thanks so much for letting everyone know. We need more year-round markets. Is it still open on Saturdays? More people may be able to visit a local market if it's on the weekend rather than in the middle of their working hours.
Yes, the market was held at Cesar Chavez Park on Wednesday, and will be held there each Wednesday for the rest of the month.
Clarification: The Kaiser market is open on Fridays, and the Natomas market is open Saturdays
Thanks for your comment, William. I think that would be a great idea - the setup at the 8th and W market is somewhat close to the likeness, and there are a lot of state parking lots around that area underneath the cover of the freeway.
Agreed. I would have to say that Old Soul Co. on Broadway and 35th is one of my favorites, complete with the comfy chairs, window seating, and great coffee. Probably one of the most defining factors for me in finding a coffee shot to begin an essay in is "how late will it be open?" As most college students, a warm, welcoming place to study that also provides an excellent amount of caffeine to get you through the night is most appreciated.
A quote from the mayor's press secretary, Joaquin McPeek, sent this morning:
"Homelessness is a cause close to the Mayor’s heart and he’s committed to not sweeping this problem under the rug. We've worked hard to successfully house thousands of homeless, but there's clearly a lot more work to do.
"We will continue to work with engaged organizations, fellow elected and government officials, the faith community, and active citizens to raise the funds necessary and find solutions to house those in need this winter.”
I think this is a great idea, and a great service to the community. It sounds like a great way to build community, promote more leisurely reading and get a dialogue revolving around good books.
You're right, Bea, the parkway does appear to end once it reaches Old Sac. The trail is described as cutting through Old Sac, where bikers may "follow" it along Front Street (which is gravel for the first part, and then cobblestone for the second part) until it picks up again across Capitol at the Tower Bridge Promenade.
Thank you for your comment Ms. Jeffery. To clarify, my corrections to the article were directed towards specifying the group involved in the planning process that took place in Spring semester. As I was told. the administration had much more stake in the implementation process, as you described above, and I am grateful for your dialogue on this piece.
A few corrections to the article:
2nd paragraph- The garden was developed over the Spring semester by a group of students, staff and faculty- administrators only gave the approval to go ahead with the project
4th paragraph- Donated materials for the project came from from small organic farms in Davis. Soil Born Farms has not donated any materials but has shown support for the project. The $1000 grant from the SCC Foundation will be used to purchase tools and California native plants that City Farm can't get through donation.
9th paragraph- The City Farm Club is a student run club with a faculty advisor
I'm very interested to check out the new spot, I've been a fan of Temple for a while. I will definitely miss the window seating area though and the cottage-like feel of the old building...
One big concern about establishing this ordinance in the city limits involved the amount of manpower that would be needed to enforce certain stipulations such as the 20 ft limit, the three-hen limit, or the conditions of the enclosures themselves. Other concerns were where the money would come from to pay for this enforcement- the permit fees are supposed to cover that.
Edit: 17 community members spoke in support of the ordinance, and three spoke in opposition. Also there will be a $15 fee per household, and a $10 annual fee per chicken (which is equal to the current license fee per cat).
No, the permit only applies to chicken-keeping on residential property within the city limits. I believe there is a different ordinance for the keeping of chickens in the county for a property that is 10,000 sq. ft or more.
I wish I could have made it, Jennifer. I'm so glad there was a great turnout and that you were able to reach so many people on this important issue.
You must be 18 and older to attend the festival, have a valid California ID, and must hold a cannabis card to enter the designated smoking area.
Update: The documentary will be shown at the Crest Theater on Thurs, Aug. 18 at 6pm as part of the Sacramento Film and Music Festival. The festival will take place Aug.17 through Aug. 21.
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