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19 hours ago   LA.Streetsblog
<p>An independent report has found that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's idea to make transit free in the city would greatly increase delays, overcrowding and costs. Newsom has backed away from the idea.</p>
Jan 29, 2008   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>Crossroads, a 125-bed homeless facility, incorporates green building concepts to better serve its clients. Many homeless people have respiratory-related health problems and a green building will be healthier for them.</p>
Jan 29, 2008   The New York Times
<p>City officials in Los Angeles are planning to announce a proposal to revitalize the city's historic theater district in downtown's Broadway corridor, likely replacing the working class retail that has occupied the area for years.</p>
Jan 28, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>San Francisco's Sixth Street has been decidedly run-down for years. But redevelopment efforts -- including the likely seizure of a vacant and historic hotel building -- may be changing the face of the street for the better.</p>
Jan 28, 2008   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>A San Francisco supervisor has proposed several changes in parking regulations that will result in reduced new housing costs, and potentially reduced car ownership and operation. It requires the approval of the Board of Supervisors.</p>
Jan 25, 2008   San Francisco Examiner
<p>Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has announced plans to bring the city to a zero-waste policy by 2030.</p>
Jan 23, 2008   The Daily Breeze
<p>The city of Pasadena, California has enlisted a groups of more than 100 volunteers to walks and evaluate its streets to rate the city's walkability.</p>
Jan 22, 2008   Pasadena Star-News
<p>Downtown L.A. is redeveloping into a residential neighborhood. But is it baby-friendly?</p>
Jan 22, 2008   L.A. Downtown News
<p>This article from <em>National Geographic</em> looks at the increasing strain on the water supplying the western U.S.</p>
Jan 21, 2008   National Geographic
<p>California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted lawmakers to pull a nearly $10 billion bill from the November ballot that would fund a long-sought high-speed rail system, but he now wants the legislation to require private funding partnerships.</p>
Jan 19, 2008   Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle