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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Developing East Sacramento / Neighborhood Reaction To McKinley Village / News Network / Katie Hafner



Developing East Sacramento Residents of East Sacramento have mixed feelings about some proposed infill projects coming their way.  First, there’s the non-controversial development of the former Sutter Hospital into housing. Second, there’s the very controversial project by developer Phil Angelides to build several hundred homes between the Cap City Freeway and Union Pacific railroad north of East Sacramento. We will talk with City Councilmember Steve Cohn, who represents East Sacramento’s District 3, about why he and his constituents oppose the McKinley Village project and what fixes will need to be incorporated to satisfy their concerns. This is the first of several Insight segments exploring all angles of the development and how they impact Sacramento residents.

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Neighborhood Reaction To McKinley Village After our chat with Councilmember Steve Cohn, we will talk with two residents with groups organizing efforts against the current plans to build McKinley Village. First, Terry Kastanis from the East Sacramento Preservation Neighborhood Association will share concerns with how the proposal will alter East Sacramento and affect accessibility and livability for current residents. Also, Rob Finley with Neighbors United for Smart Growth will talk about the principles of smart growth and how the McKinley Village proposal invites the wrong kind of growth – reliant on cars and lacking in mixed income housing. Opponents of the project are proposing a one-lane Alhambra Boulevard tunnel access that they say would cost $7.8 million.

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News Network The Google barge. That big floating enigma that was kicked out of San Francisco Bay and docked in Stockton a month ago is still a bit of a mystery. In this week’s News Network, Stockton Record Columnist Michael Fitzgerald explains maybe not what the barge is, but what its presence reveals about Stockton’s relationship to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. He will also speak about Mayor Anthony Silva and homelessness in Stockton.

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Katie Hafner relationship between mothers and daughters is explored in a new memoir from writer and journalist Katie Hafner. “Mother Daugher Me: A Memoir” explores the year that Hafner lived in the same home with her teen-aged daughter and her 77-year-old mother.

How these three women from such different generations learn to navigate their challenging, turbulent and ultimately healing journey together makes for riveting reading and it’s the topic of CapRadio Reads tonight. We’ll talk with Hafner about the book and what she learned from intergenerational living.

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