California

Calling the news proof that "fighting climate change and growing a thriving economy can go hand-in-hand," San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced some substantial progress in greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
19 hours ago   City and County of San Francisco Office of the Mayor
<p>On the 10th anniversary of Getty Center art museum in Los Angeles, architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne examines how architecture and its relationship with the city have changed over the past decade.</p>
Dec 17, 2007   By Abhijeet Chavan
<p>Recent test runs of double decker buses as part of San Francisco's Muni system have been well-received by riders, and many expect them to be fully adopted into the system in 2008.</p>
Dec 16, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>A ballot measure aimed for November 2008 will ask San Francisco voters to raise the commercial utilities tax and lower the city's payroll tax in an effort to reduce energy usage, increase use of public transit, and increase recycling.</p>
Dec 14, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>Planning has begun for a 400-acre plot of land near downtown Los Angeles, and expectations are high.</p>
Dec 13, 2007   Los Angeles Downtown News
<p>This piece from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> takes a look at two big ideas for fixing L.A.'s congestion: subway and monorail.</p>
Dec 12, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The seven western states dependent on the Colorado River for their water are on the verge of coming to an agreement on a management plan to ensure a steady supply of water from the increasingly stressed source. But some say the plan won't do enough.</p>
Dec 10, 2007   The Arizona Republic
<p>Tasked with making Los Angeles more pedestrian-friendly, a planner decides to give up his car.</p>
Dec 7, 2007   Los Angeles Daily News
<p>The Southern California city of Lawndale has passed tight restrictions that prohibit residents from paving their front yards with concrete -- an effort to reduce the amount of vehicles parked in front yards and fight what some call a "sea of gray."</p>
Dec 6, 2007   The Daily Breeze
<p>In California, the 2008 election year may result in victories for two contrasting interest: those who want to limit eminent domain powers and those seeking increased regulation of land use, writes William Fulton.</p>
Dec 6, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>Caltrain's bicycle program has proven so popular that bike riders are regularly 'bumped', i.e they are left at the platform because the bike capacity has been reached, and relief doesn't appear to be forthcoming.</p>
Dec 5, 2007   Palo Alto Daily News