The "population center" is a statistical construct that designates the midpoint where the Northern and Southern California populations are equally balanced on either side. For the first time in a century, that midpoint has moved northward.
Apr 19, 2011 The Contra Costa Times
The San Francisco Bay Area has seen its smallest rate of growth in the state's history, according to data from the 2010 Census.
Mar 11, 2011 The Contra Costa Times
A former Naval weapons station in Concord, California will be converted into a new, 12,000-home neighborhood.
Feb 26, 2010 The Contra Costa Times
Funding from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program is finding a lot of use in foreclosure-swamped California's San Bernardino County. But one city is deep in debate over how those funds should be used, and which areas should be saved.
Aug 3, 2009 The Contra Costa Times
Environmental review processes and logistical issues are delaying the creation of a bike sharing program in San Francisco, announced in February by Mayor Gavin Newsom. Set to start with 50 bikes, some have criticized the program for aiming too low.
Apr 30, 2009 The Contra Costa Times
<p>Plans for a "new urbanist/smart growth" development on the waterfront of the San Francisco Bay Area town of Hercules has received unanimous approval from the city council, eliminating the need for inclusion on the November ballot.</p>
Jul 28, 2008 The Contra Costa Times
<p>Bay Area political columnist Dan Borenstein examines long-term transportation data and concludes that driving will only increase unless politicians make driving more expensive and transit cheaper, a solution he regards as unlikely at best.</p>
Mar 12, 2008 The Contra Costa Times
<p>With increasing congestion and freeways built out just about as far as they can go, transportation planners in the San Francisco Bay Area are considering plans to put on-ramp metering lights on many of the area's most congested stretches of freeway.</p>
Mar 6, 2008 The Contra Costa Times
<p>A transit center proposed for the East San Francisco city of Hercules is being criticized for moving away from its original plans for a pedestrian-oriented layout.</p>
Feb 12, 2008 The Contra Costa Times
<p>One holdout landowner is preventing the redevelopment of Pittsburg, California's waterfront, but the city is pushing for eminent domain.</p>
Feb 11, 2008 The Contra Costa Times