Southern California

November 18, 2009, 7am PST
As traffic congestion has worsened, so has the philosophical divide between LA and Orange counties in terms of how to address it.
Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2009, 1pm PDT
San Pedro, a port city near Los Angeles, is looking to boost its image with a 1.2 billion dollar makeover. Plans include a promenade, a cruise terminal, and a vibrant commercial district and could take up to 10 years.
Los Angeles Times
September 18, 2009, 11am PDT
Federal authorities recently announced $45 million in support of plans to construct a magnetic levitation train line between Las Vegas and Southern California, re-igniting a debate over two proposed rail connections.
The Las Vegas Sun
September 12, 2009, 5am PDT
Palm Springs has rediscovered a historic district that's been on the books for 23 years, but has been somehow forgotten until this week. Preservationists see this as a huge win, a way to protect the unique neighborhood and showcase its architecture.
The Desert Sun
August 29, 2009, 1pm PDT
As wildfires rage in Southern California, some experts are calling for a revision of policies that encourage controlled burns to reduce fire risks.
Miller-McCune
August 16, 2009, 9am PDT
A new report from an interdisciplinary group of officials and advocates outlines where new energy transmission lines are needed in California, where they should be sited, and how best the state can transition to a renewable energy future.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 12, 2009, 8am PDT
Southern California developers are gearing up to pounce on the areas surrounding proposed high speed rail hubs that will make up California's statewide high speed rail line.
San Diego Business Journal
Feature
June 18, 2009, 5am PDT
As the population rises, underused and empty spaces are going to fill in. How well the transition works depends on shifts in demographics and infrastructure, as well as architecture. A studio of UCLA architecture students were asked to plot that transition. But before they could be architects, they had to be planners.
Nate Berg
March 24, 2009, 8am PDT
A magnetic levitation train link between Anaheim and Las Vegas has been on the table for 30 years. Now could be the time the project finally gets enough traction to go from idea to reality.
Las Vegas Sun
March 14, 2009, 5am PDT
Developers have released plans for a mixed use retail project to replace a horse racing track, a proposal that would be one of the largest redevelopment projects in the region.
Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2009, 1pm PDT
Officials in Southern California cities that had hoped to trade off their share of federal stimulus funds for transportation projects to other cities have been denied by Congress, which is calling on municipalities to use the money as intended.
The New York Times
December 1, 2008, 8am PST
Author Paul Sorensen details the findings of a recent RAND study recommending short term (i.e., within five years) fixes for rampant congestion in Southern California.
The Planning Report
November 7, 2008, 1pm PST
Not one board member of the Metrolink in Southern California is an everyday rider. But is it so bad that these members, usually politicians, are calling the shots?
Los Angeles Times
October 6, 2008, 7am PDT
This video from <em>KCET</em> takes a look inside one of the formerly fastest-growing parts of the country as it grapples with a flood of foreclosures and abandoned properties.
KCET
September 15, 2008, 11am PDT
Devastated train commuters in Southern California rode the rails again today, comforting friends after last week's accident that left 25 dead.
Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Officials in Los Angeles have renamed the former "South Central" to remove the stigma of riots in the 1990's. But some business owners and residents say that's had a greater negative consequence than keeping the old name would have.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A recent agreement between developers and environmental groups puts the conservationists in the unfortunate position of not being able to oppose a plan that is the epitome of sprawl, according this editorial.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
March 5, 2008, 9am PST
<p>A proposed development in rural Southern California could erase one of the area's few remaining small towns, replacing it with a massive subdivision that would extend the sprawl of Los Angeles even farther north.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
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