California

A motion passed earlier this month calls for landowners to receive tax breaks for leasing vacant property for agriculture and farming.
16 hours ago   The Los Angeles Times
<p>What Los Angeles can learn about addressing congestion from Portland, OR.</p>
Sep 21, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>A team has been selected to build the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco, which may result in the construction of an office tower of more than 1,200 feet.</p>
Sep 20, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>A bill being pushed in the California State Senate looks to ease the approval of developments that reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- part of an effort to help the state reach its goal of 25% in reductions by 2020.</p>
Sep 20, 2007   The Sacramento Bee
<p>City officials are considering a crackdown on high-speed packs of cyclists who train near the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. Many collisions have occurred between bikers, pedestrians, and cars, and the city is seeking a safe compromise.</p>
Sep 19, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Increasing development in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains is adding significantly to the area's fire risk. Some are calling for more scrutiny in the approval of further development in the fire-prone area.</p>
Sep 19, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>Los Angeles and Orange counties are once again home to the longest amounts of time drivers waste in traffic congestion, at 72 hours per year. Nationally, the average amount of time lost to traffic congestion is 38 hours -- nearly a full week's work.</p>
Sep 18, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The city's lauded framework plan for implementing smart growth practices has failed to deliver on its promises, say some residents and experts.</p>
Sep 18, 2007   Voice of San Diego
<p>Literary fans and preservationists push for the recognition and historic designation of a Los Angeles bungalow once occupied by poet and novelist Charles Bukowski. The property is currently up for sale and threatened with demolition.</p>
Sep 18, 2007   Time
<p>A proposal to combine the planning and development services departments could give San Diego's planning director the power to plan for the long-term -- or perhaps lead to more political scandal.</p>
Sep 18, 2007   San Diego Union Tribune
<p>Forgotten in the ongoing debate about new high-density development is the city's long history of multi-family and mixed-use housing.</p>
Sep 17, 2007   The Los Angeles Times