Here are some links to local groups and agencies working to preserve open space and the farm economy:
Natomas Joint Vision
South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan
SACOG Rural Urban Connections Strategy
Sacramento Valley Conservancy
...play Santa Claus in some other roles?
As you may have seen, Mayor-elect Kevin Johnson has stepped in with $20,000 in campaign cash to prevent the annual Santa Parade from becoming the victim of a down economy.
That leaves us wondering what other headlines we might see in the near future:
Mayor-elect saves Uncle Jers by buying two tons of cookies
Johnson goes on shopping spree, preserving "Black Friday" for malls
BREAKING NEWS: K.J. buys Isleton, saving it from bankruptcy
Johnson shows up at repo auction, buys 1,500 homes
Show goes on for boycotted Music Circus, after K.J. buys all tickets
Mayor-elect dishes deep, bails out Zelda's Pizza
Kings land Kobe Bryant, thanks to donation from Johnson
Schwarzenegger has a choice. He can submit, Gulliver-like, to being tied by a thousand special-interest strings. Or he can exercise the boldness needed to revive a California of opportunity, beauty and rational growth.
Sadly, we know how this story turned out.