In his 2015 state of the state address, Gov. Jerry Brown announced his intention to tackle the Golden State's formidable $59 billion road and bridge deficit. A year later, that staggering figure jumped 30 percent to $77 billion.
Jan 24, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle
A former planning commissioner recalls often being surprised at the passion and anger displayed toward small changes around the city of San Francisco, and attempted to get to the nature of the fear driving the opposition.
Dec 22, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
A grassroots, ambitious vision called Connect Oakland is gaining steam in the East Bay city. The key element of the plan's ambition: replacing the I-980 Freeway with an urban boulevard and new housing.
Nov 17, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
A new report by the Bay Area Council argues that the regionwide housing crisis demands a regionwide response, i.e., all nine counties and 101 cities need to build more housing, and if they don't, there needs to be consequences.
Nov 11, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
BART expanded service in September in a display of the lost art of making the most of what they've got.
Oct 9, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
A provocative argument or a cautionary tale—an op-ed illustrates the level of conversation surrounding San Francisco's ongoing housing crises and controversies.
Sep 15, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
Steep views command steep prices in other big cities, but they can't seem to work in San Francisco, where there are plenty of beautiful views available for free.
Aug 28, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
Private autos will have restricted access to a congested stretch of downtown San Francisco's main drag, Market Street, beginning August 11, in an attempt to make the street safer for non-motorists.
Aug 11, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle published a large, magazine-style feature detailing the impacts of Airbnb on the city's housing market.
Jul 14, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
Governments must take correction actions to address climate change, warned Pope Francis in his June 18 encyclical, but cap-and-trade, which places a price on carbon emissions but can lead to speculation, is not one of them.
Jun 22, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle