Jack’s Capital Ideas

Jack’s Capital Ideas 2017-04-18T12:03:51+00:00

2018 Will Be A Year of Tumult and Results

In California’s capital, 2018 will be a year of tumult and results. The last year of a governor’s term is usually all downhill…not so 2018. First, Gov. Jerry Brown is ending his unprecedented fourth term

Thought for Food

Reducing food waste feeds hungry people and conserves our natural resources.  A simple, good idea in which we all can and should participate.  As a co-founding member and host of the California Food Waste Roundtable,

Generating STEAM & Big Ideas for Jobs in the Valley

State and San Joaquin Valley leaders gathered for the “Shifting Ground” Conference, the 4th annual economic development convening, produced West Hills Community College District (WHCCD) and The Gualco Group, Inc. recently and appropriately in Coalinga

Collaboration Will Fix Water System, Not Litigation

Water resource management in California, as Mark Twain noted, sometimes involves threats and drinking adult beverages.   It was not a subject for compromise or even reasoned discussion—until relatively recently.  An historic drought consumed most of the

Drought Dries Up Food Banks

“Food Banks Struggle During Drought” reads the headline in a Merced Sun-Star article this week. One in four California children routinely goes hungry; however, hunger is now particularly acute in our rural communities, where the

New Advocacy “At the Table”

Old axioms merit re-consideration for the new advocacy. Advocacy, of course, will always rely on personal integrity, effective knowledge and plenty of shoe leather. As with any profession, leading practitioners adapt and embrace evolutionary changes.

Brown on Climate Change & the Pope’s Encyclical

Gov. Jerry Brown’s personal commitment to climate change is well known. Still more widely known, now, is the pope’s recent encyclical on climate change, “Laudato Si.” The governor last week participated in an international “sub-national”