November 19, 2004, 7am PST
As fuel efficiency has increased, gas taxes have declined. California considers an alternative tax on mileage rather than gasoline.
November 11, 2003, 2pm PST
Governor-elect of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger favors restoration of declining urban environments. His website criticizes "fiscally unsustainable sprawl" and promises new incentives revitalization of blighted areas.
October 21, 2003, 12pm PDT
Millions of children in the U.S. are being raised by their grandparents; various groups and organizations speculate on causes.
October 15, 2003, 10am PDT
The new city hall building in Buena Park, CA, typifies a trend in Orange County to make civic buildings more user-friendly.
June 20, 2003, 1pm PDT
Two veteran reporters publish a list of the '10 main ways that the government spins the public,' and offer their guide to interpreting the spin.
June 5, 2003, 5am PDT
Light rail proponents say Orange County's projected growth will turn the freeways into "crawlways." But is light rail the right solution?
May 27, 2003, 12pm PDT
Dr. Howard Frumkin responds to last week's editorial by the Reason Foundation, "Smart growth types' dumb rhetoric."
March 4, 2003, 9am PST
The quintessential "Suburban Lawn" is slowly being replaced by other more innovative design ideas.
August 22, 2002, 3pm PDT
New voice and display system enhances accessibility and reduces confusion for Orange County transit users.
August 17, 2002, 9am PDT
A Planning Commission in Orange County, CA, approves new mansionization restrictions on homeowners building massive homes.
June 8, 2002, 7am PDT
City of Garden Grove may change residential areas into a commercial zone; residents fear eminent domain.
May 10, 2002, 2pm PDT
Annual state numbers indicate that California's population grew by 1.9 percent in 2001.
November 20, 2001, 1pm PST
The California Coastal Commission approved a $100 million restoration plan for the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Southern California.
August 20, 2001, 12pm PDT
With ever higher rents and low vacancy levels, Orange County's only choice may be to move ahead with more development if it wants to house its work force.
June 22, 2001, 8am PDT
Poor road planning has led to chronic gridlock, and county planners face a growing population that is frustrated with current traffic levels.
June 22, 2001, 5am PDT
Though the recent power crisis has garnered a lot of attention lately, California is still working on the decades old problem of meeting its demand for water.
June 8, 2001, 1pm PDT
33 percent of residents surveyed about a new toll highway in Orange County oppose it. Their reason - increased urban sprawl.
April 20, 2001, 1pm PDT
An Orange County developer is working to provide affordable housing in one of the nation's most expensive housing markets.
April 11, 2001, 10am PDT
Traditionally known as the low density suburban neighbor of Los Angeles, the region has discovered that it is becoming denser than its urban counterpart.
March 3, 2001, 7am PST
Transportation officials are targeting a railway corridor for a new expressway needed to relieve traffic woes.