California

For years, San Francisco has set aside transit-only lanes. However, with a fresh coat of red paint, the city has seen significant service improvements.
2 hours ago   Greater Greater Washington
<p>Lauded city official and smart growth champion Rick Cole argues that California can't reach 'green' goals without changing its car culture.</p>
Jul 24, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Director Rita Robinson discusses the Bureau of Sanitation's pursuit of a cleaner, greener, and landfill-free L.A.</p>
Jul 22, 2007   The Metro Investment Report
<p>The State of California has approved a plan to clean mercury from the San Francisco Bay. Due to the high concentration of the harmful toxin, the extensive effort has a 70-year timetable.</p>
Jul 22, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>With the reopening of Ralph's Grocery Store -- the first full service supermarket in Downtown Los Angeles in over 50 years -- planners and developers are ready to declare the area's redevelopment efforts an official success.</p>
Jul 21, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>In the latest sign that the once suburban county is now increasingly urban, Irvine, California officials have approved plans for a new bus and streetcar line to connect the city's commuter rail station with several new and existing developments.</p>
Jul 21, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>A San Mateo County supervisor is proposing that the county reward developers of environmentally-friendly projects with faster permit approvals.</p>
Jul 21, 2007   Palo Alto Daily News
<p>Everyone assumes that California's population will continue to grow for decades to come. But even with current projections for growth, history tells us that this fact isn't inevitable.</p>
Jul 20, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>After a dry winter, politicians in California are proposing major water projects to help ensure that the state's residents and expansive farming community have enough water in the future. Measures will likely be included on the state's 2008 ballot.</p>
Jul 19, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>A "graphic look" at the pro-parking referendum sponsored by Gap founder Don Fisher.</p>
Jul 15, 2007   SF Weekly
<p>The developer of a new 40-story building in downtown San Diego is going back to the drawing boards after criticism that the building resembled a phallus.</p>
Jul 13, 2007   San Diego Union Tribune