The city of San Francisco approves a plan to require composting and recycling citywide by this fall, with fines kicking in within two years.
Jun 15, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle
Congresswoman Laura Richardson has gotten on the nerves of her Sacramento neighbors, mainly because she's never around. As a result, her home has gone untended and turned into a blight on the neighborhood.
Jun 12, 2009 Los Angeles Times
Amsterdam has taken its smart grid live, installing solar panels and 300 electric car recharging stations throughout the city.
Jun 11, 2009 Business Week
City officials in Houston are set to consider plans to incentivize broad pedestrian walkways near existing and planned light rail stations within the city.
Jun 10, 2009 The Houston Chronicle
Boulder's open space planners are calling for the intervention of different interest groups, including dog lovers, equestrians and hikers, to set rules for the city's most popular trails.
Jun 9, 2009 Daily Camera
Though they are still striving for social tolerance, mobile homes have managed to achieve a certain legal acceptance.
Jun 9, 2009 Virginia Lawyers Weekly
A new growth management law in Florida is both good news and bad news, says Jane Healy of the Orlando Sentinel.
Jun 9, 2009 Orlando Sentinel
The growth in hybrid car sales is a welcome sign that a major change in the automobile industry is afoot. The shift to transport infrastructure that is not based on the archaic complexity of an internal combustion engine, with its hundreds of moving parts and compressed fuel explosions, has been long put off by an automobile industry, happy with status quo, partnered with oil cartels with the power to price their product as if it were in endless supply. But with smack-in-the-face-reality fuel prices last summer, the collapse of the so-called “Big Three” over the winter, and the simultaneous Opinion
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The City of Santee is using Twitter and Facebook to protest a planned prison expansion on nearby county land.
Jun 9, 2009 San Diego Union-Tribune
Caltrain officials are planning to cut midday service by half, raise parking fees by 50 percent, and charge more for the monthly Go Pass.
Jun 8, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle