California

August 7, 2002, 1pm PDT
A federal judge blocks an attempt by the City of Cypress, CA to condemn church land to make way for a tax-generating Costco store.
The Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2002, 11am PDT
California State Treasurer seizes the opportunity to use his investment pool to invest in the state's urban communities, simultaneously earning returns andsparking development.
The Metro Investment Report
August 7, 2002, 6am PDT
How land prices drive the housing market.
San Jose Mercury News
August 7, 2002, 5am PDT
Infrastructure and open space policy also shape metropolitan growth.
California Planning and Development Report
August 6, 2002, 9am PDT
How does the Bay Area compare with the rest of the nation in terms of housing, transportation, education, and economy?
The Economist
August 5, 2002, 10am PDT
Caspar, CA, has an ecologically-sensitive master plans designed by its residents.
The New York Times
August 5, 2002, 5am PDT
A new California bond measure would allocate $3.4 billion to allow the state to buy back coastal wetlands and watersheds from developers.
The Los Angeles Times
August 4, 2002, 7am PDT
The Executive Director of the California High Speed Rail Authority, discusses the creation of a high speed rail system in California.
The Metro Investment Report
July 31, 2002, 9am PDT
Developers say they don't want to buildattached housing units in California because of liability for alleged construction defects.
California Planning and Development Report
July 30, 2002, 8am PDT
New Urbanist project in Santa Clara fills gap in Bay Area development scene.
The Oakland Tribune
July 29, 2002, 2pm PDT
The Los Angeles Valley MTA Transit Chief is trying to prove transit doesn't have to be part of secession. But bigger is not always better.
The Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2002, 10am PDT
Los Angeles rent control laws won't survive in the new Valley or Hollywood cities if they are successful in their bid for secession.
The Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2002, 9am PDT
Architecture Week reviews Southern California housing projects by Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides.
Architecture Week
July 28, 2002, 5am PDT
San Francisco's Planning Commission President violated conflict of interest law by taking $20,000 from a developer.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 25, 2002, 12pm PDT
Giant Sequoias, some up to 1500 years old, are threatened by a forest fire. The debate over how to care for them rages.
The Washington Post
July 25, 2002, 10am PDT
Eminent domain proceedings in Cyrpus, CA are shaping up to be a test of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000.
The Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2002, 6am PDT
Jane Pisano, former Dean of External Affairs at the University of Southern Califronia and current President and Director of the Museum of Natural History in LA, discusses the role of institutions in urban revitalization.
The Planning Report
July 24, 2002, 11am PDT
What will be the fate of the closed Orange County, CA El Toro Marine Corps Air Station? A voter-approved park seems unlikely.
The Los Angeles Times
July 24, 2002, 7am PDT
At a San Luis Obispo, CA workshop, local officials complain that housing elements don't take resource constraints into account.
California Planning and Development Report
July 23, 2002, 2pm PDT
Portland's progressive congressional representative, Earl Blumenauer, discusses the ISTEA reauthorization and the momentum building in Washington for smart growth development.
The Planning Report