California

November 10, 2002, 1pm PST
California voters are resisting the slow-growth tendencies they championed in the 1970s and '80s.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 10, 2002, 9am PST
Does single ownership mean better planning for downtown San Jose Santana Row?
Metroactive
November 9, 2002, 1pm PST
Is Santana Row a "European style neighborhood" as its developer proclaims, a shopping mall with a wider than usual range of uses, or the next set for the Truman Show?
Metroactive
November 8, 2002, 1pm PST
Fresno, California--home of the 3rd worst air in nation--rejects Measure C, a controversial 1/2 sales tax measure which would have been used primarily for road projects.
The Fresno Bee
November 8, 2002, 8am PST
with new downtown apartments and striking new public buildings, downtown Los Angeles is buzzing with architectural excitement and urban energy.
Newsweek
November 7, 2002, 9am PST
A digital camera, a helicopter, and the Internet combine to create an unprecendented snapshot of California's coastline.
The Washington Post
November 7, 2002, 7am PST
It's a mixed bag, but slow-growthers lose in some surprising places, while a high-profile property rights measures loses.
California Planning and Development Report
November 7, 2002, 6am PST
Driven by a demand for office space, skyscrapers change Costa Mesa's skyline.
The Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2002, 11am PST
Following the loss of a famous Richard Neutra modernist home to demolition, this Coachella Valley town takes preservation seriously.
Desert Sun Palm Springs
November 6, 2002, 10am PST
California has become the hot spot a tribal dispute over land use, gaming and corruption.
The Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2002, 9am PST
Los Angeles residents overwhelmingly vote to keep the nation's second-largest city intact.
The Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2002, 6am PST
A Los Angeles architecture and urban design group launches a "dead mall" idea competition.
Los Angeles Forum For Architecture and Urban Desig
November 5, 2002, 10am PST
An unprecendented project to photograph the entire California coastline and make it available on the Web is aimed at helping efforts to fight coastal threats like seawalls and development.
San Jose Mercury News
November 5, 2002, 9am PST
California Secretary of Resources, Mary Nichols, discusses the development of the Malibu coastal plan imposed on the city by the state Coastal Commission.
The Metro Investment Report
November 4, 2002, 10am PST
This is the question facing voters in communities throughout California: To grow or not.
The Los Angeles Times
November 2, 2002, 9am PST
A region's sewer mains provide a rough map of future development. In Sacramento, CA, this map is heating up.
Sacramento Business Journal
November 1, 2002, 12pm PST
The threat to communities is not tall buildings, but bad design, argues John King in response to a proposed height-limit measure in Berkeley, CA.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2002, 10am PST
Frustrated with high utility costs, the City of Corona, CA, plans to use redevelopment powers to take over power distribution.
The Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2002, 9am PST
A federal judge blocked the city of Los Angeles from collecting billboard fees, ruling that two billboard ordinances violate the 1st Amendment.
The Los Angeles Times
October 31, 2002, 10am PST
L.A. Councilman Ed Reyes forms a committee with the mission of redeveloping the L.A. River, treating it as the city's front yard instead of its back yard.
The Planning Report