California

City Clock prepared two lists of neighborhoods with the most commute trips made without cars (for every city BUT New York City). One list ranks university neighborhoods, and the other non-university neighborhoods.
13 hours ago   City Clock
<p>Los Angeles is one of the most parks-deficient cities on the West coast. How planners address this shortage will shape the future of the city, writes Christopher Hawthorne.</p>
Aug 21, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>A 1,400-unit condo project in Irvine demonstrates Orange County's newfound urban qualities, as well as its reluctance to shake suburban design values, according to Bill Fulton, who recently visited the construction site.</p>
Aug 17, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>The Bay Area received $158 million from a federal congestion pricing program for improvements to traffic, transit, and parking, but it is conditional upon San Francisco and California legislative approval for the controversial tolls on Doyle Drive.</p>
Aug 16, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>As more cyclists and runners use the streets of Los Angeles, incidents of road rage and accidents are on the rise.</p>
Aug 15, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>With a surge in population and some large-scale retail and entertainment complexes in the works, downtown L.A. is in the midst of a major urban shift. But as this column from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> argues, developers are shaping the growth.</p>
Aug 15, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The design competition for San Francisco's Transbay Terminal has the potential to redefine the city, writes John King.</p>
Aug 14, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>A flea market space located adjacent to a planned expansion of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in San Jose, California, may be replaced with a mixed use transit village.</p>
Aug 14, 2007   San Jose Mercury News
<p>San Francisco's Critical Mass bike ride has become an institution in the city, giving cyclists a monthly chance to physically advocate bike awareness.</p>
Aug 13, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The Central California town of Arvin exceeds federal ozone standards more often than any other city in the nation, according to EPA figures. But for Arvin residents, the smog has only local effects, not local sources.</p>
Aug 12, 2007   Associated Press via The York Dispatch
<p>Housing advocates in Sacramento are up in arms over proposed changes to the city's housing policy that would shift responsibility for building affordable units from the developer to the city -- changes they say will limit the policy's effectiveness.</p>
Aug 12, 2007   The Sacramento Bee