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By BStigers on June 22, 2022. 25 Comments


The Golden Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River in Old Town Sacramento was closed to traffic yesterday stopping vehicles and pedestrians after it was reported to police that a person had climbed from the street level up to the upper spans of the bridge. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. The bridge was reopened after the person, who has not been identified, climbed down. There were no reported injuries.


The National Weather Bureau says that triple digit temperatures return to the Sacramento region this week and prompted a heat advisory with fire concerns. Sacramento areas can anticipate a heat wave today into Wednesday where temperatures in the valley may reach 108 in areas northwest of Sacramento County and downtown Sacrament. Placer,  El Dorado and foothills counties will see their hottest day Wednesday. The weather Bureau also said there would be elevated fire weather concerns Tuesday and Wednesday as breezy weather combines with low relative humidity. The general area will see gusting of 20 to 30 mph winds. Various locations throughout the five-county area will be opening cooling centers to help those with health needs, during the four-day period.


After being in limbo for almost a year a bill that would decriminalize loitering for the purposes of prostitution, has been sent to Governor Newsom for signature. He has 12 days to sign or veto it. As Senate bill 357 passed out of legislature last September with major objections from law enforcement and human trafficking support groups and a few moderate democratic lawmakers. The bill does not decriminalize sex work but does prevent police from using larger ring laws to arrest suspected sex workers. Critics say the measure makes it harder for law enforcement to rescue vulnerable people from sex trafficking which is a major concern in the Sacramento area which reports high illegal trafficking in human exploitation.


California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced yesterday the formation of the Select Committee on Gasoline Supply and Pricing, to investigate rising gasoline prices in California. The individual members of Congress that were selected to serve on the committee all made statements political in nature, that they were pleased to be a part of this investigation. There was no detail of how the committee would perform, what its outcome should be, and what if anything will be done when their investigation is complete. The missing piece of this committee make up is where are the gasoline production executives? Where are the scientists who politicians always want to refer to? Where are the environmental impact engineers that asses the impact of these committee recommendations?  This appears to be another political window dressing committee that will make lots of recommendations but have no political power to change anything. The question is why doesn’t the governor select a committee what has education and experience that will give him solutions to the real problem, which is enacting policy that does reduce prices at the pump? Analyzing crude oil from the oil wells in the worlds ground to transportation of this crude to refineries, to transportation to the pumps and the owners of this process, their profit  margins, and government regulation is job one!


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