California

A new report finds that suburban areas are losing residents to urban areas like New York City and Washington D.C., even well past the point when people would have traditionally made the choice to return to the suburbs.
20 hours ago   New York Times
<p>Having spent an inordinate amount of time in preliminary engineering, the major transit project for the San Francisco Bay Area is in serious financial trouble, according to the FTA, and could have its $750 million grant withdrawn.</p>
Feb 8, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>In hopes of inspiring future civic leaders, an innovative volunteer program teaches grade school children about how a city works.</p>
Feb 8, 2007   The San Diego Union-Tribune
<p>Estimates of the tax breaks required by developers of a massive mixed use cultural and business center in downtown L.A. have risen more than 50%, according to a recent report. The city-subsidized tax breaks have upset some residents and officials.</p>
Feb 7, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>In the face of a carpool system that many say is failing, highway planners in Sacramento, California, are proposing a major facelift to the carpool lane system -- creating 50 miles of new carpool lanes on dedicated road bridges.</p>
Feb 6, 2007   The Sacramento Bee
<p>The CEO of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently told a crowd of L.A. city officials that increasing transit oriented development is high on his list of goals.</p>
Feb 6, 2007   Los Angeles Downtown News
<p>Silicon Valley companies are engaging in a competition with each other to reduce the number of employees driving to work each day.</p>
Feb 6, 2007   Cleantech blog
<p>With $40 billion dollars of bond money for transportation, housing and parks at his disposal, Governor Schwarzenegger could reshape the state's growth patterns and make good on his promises to reduce greenhouse gases, argues William Fulton.</p>
Feb 5, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The long awaited master plan for transforming the concrete encased waterway is well received, though its projected cost remains a significant hurdle.</p>
Feb 2, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>To help save endangered salmon, officials are considering making costly improvements to dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. Removing the dams would cost less than fixing them, but removal forfeits their hydroelectric power production.</p>
Feb 1, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>California's governor supports infrastructure funding and fights global warming, but he has no love for high speed rail. His proposed budget may kill a high speed rail agency, and he wants a $9.95 billion rail bond removed from the 2008 ballot.</p>
Jan 31, 2007   The Sacramento Bee