News summary February 24

School Closure:

Viewpoints: Cordova Hills will cost the entire region (SacBee 2013-02-24)

Teenagers injured in hit-and-run collision in Rio Linda (SacBee 2013-02-23)

Law enforcement to crack down on Sacramento’s distracted drivers (SacBee 2013-02-23)

Back-seat Driver: Should Sacramento stay suburban or go urban? (SacBee 2013-02-22)

Sacramento seeks new name for downtown train station (SacBee 2013-02-21)

City of promise (Sacramento News & Review 2013-02-21)

Sacramento, West Sac get serious about two new river bridges (SacBee 2013-02-18); Editorial: Broadway bridge will be an asset, not a liability (SacBee 2013-02-23)

Go Outside: 5 places to take a walk in Sacramento, California (People+Places+Things 2013-02-18)

Editorial: Chamber’s backing of Cordova Hills threatens credibility of Next Economy (SacBee 2013-02-17)

Nice Rack (Downtown Sacramento Partnership)

Broadway Vision Study Report Released (Urban Land Institute blog 2013-01-28)

schools closed

The Sacramento City USD Board voted to close seven schools, including Washington Elementary. This is a sad day for students and their communities. There is a good chance that the decision will be overturned in the courts, as the district proudly refused to consider the effects of the closure on low income and high minority communities, but nevertheless, this will take up yet more community energy and time, energy and time that could have been devoted to improving schools. What kind of feeling does this leave the communities with, when the district and the board work against the interests of the community?