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East Sacramento Writer Clarifies Community Power and Grassroots Democracy: NIMBY vs. DIMBY

East Sacramento Writer Clarifies Community Power and Grassroots Democracy: NIMBY vs. DIMBY

NIMBY vs. DIMBY

by Pat Lynch

The term NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) has become a common pejorative, used most often to depict people who oppose development that they believe degrades the quality of neighborhood life. NIMBYS live in a variety of older houses on generally quiet streets. DIMBYS, (Development In My Back Yard) on the other hand, scorn NIMBYS, and yearn for new, spacious dwellings with warehouse-sized garages to park their Land Rovers. They long to buy into new developments containing expansive houses with much ballyhooed “modern amenities.”... Read More

Did you see the ring around the sun?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

If you were outside today, you may have noticed a giant ring around the sun. That ring is actually the reflection of ice crystals from high cirrus clouds, according to EarthSky.org

The ring was seen all over the area by News10 viewers, including Roseville and Stockton. Did you get a chance to see it?

Stranded orcas hold critical clues for scientists

Stranded orcas hold critical clues for scientists

The development of a standardized killer-whale necropsy system has boosted the collection of complete data from killer-whale strandings from 2 percent to about 33 percent, according to a recent study from a team of scientists, including a University of California, Davis wildlife veterinarian.

The study, published recently in the journal Marine Mammal Science, suggests that the data can help scientists better understand the life history of the orca species.

The killer-whale necropsy system was co-developed by Joe Gaydos, director of the SeaDoc Society -- a program of the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center within the School of Veterinary Medicine -- and Stephen Raverty, veterinary pathologist with the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture... Read More

Take Back Your Power: The "Smart Meter" Agenda Unveiled

Take Back Your Power: The "Smart Meter" Agenda Unveiled
Take Back Your Power: The "Smart Meter" Agenda Unveiled
05-16-2013 - 05-16-2013
 
Access Sacramento Community Media & Film
http://takebackyourpower.net
 
Admission: Free *Donations appreciated
 
 
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Recycling News–Day Change Coming

Recycling News–Day Change Coming

City Launches Recycle Reminder of New Every Other Week Pick-up via Sac 311 App

Customers can receive text and email reminders about every-other-week recycle pickup

 

The City of Sacramento will be changing to every-other-week recycling on July 1, 2013, and a new feature on the existing Sac311 mobile app is designed to notify residents of their recycle week... Read More

April 30th Important East Sac Meeting–Water Main Replacement Project

April 30th Important East Sac Meeting–Water Main Replacement Project
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Stash Organic Trash

Stash Organic Trash

Sacramento -- A free Backyard Composting seminar Saturday morning, April 13, explains how to stash organic trash into backyard compost bins and keep it out of landfills.

Camellia Park Commnity Garden at 6650 Cougar Drive in South Sacramento is the place to be for the two early morning seminars at 8 and 9 a.m. to learn about composting organic trash into nutrient-rich soil perfect for enriching gardens.

Save a landfill -- create compost for fun and excitement.