California

January 31, 2016, 11am PST
While blame squarely lays with Michigan state officials, agencies, and possibly Gov. Rick Snyder himself, the EPA also played a role by both detecting the cause of the problem but not acting on the reports of improper treatment of river water.
Huffington Post
January 31, 2016, 7am PST
Take a tour of the changes coming the to the Transbay District in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 30, 2016, 11am PST
The California Road Charge Pilot will be the nation's second road usage charge program. Unlike OReGO, which launched last July, it is a pilot program that will last nine months, but like the Oregon program, it is restricted to 5,000 volunteers.
Streetsblog California
January 30, 2016, 9am PST
Bad news for transit advocates in Los Angeles this week, as the Los Angeles Time reported data that makes the region's transit investments look like something less than money well spent.
Los Angeles Times
January 29, 2016, 8am PST
It makes sense that the transit agency serving the Silicon Valley would be one of the first to adopt a formal open data policy.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
January 29, 2016, 5am PST
A satirical New Yorker article nails the perpetual debate between New York and Los Angeles.
The New Yorker
January 28, 2016, 2pm PST
One of the most powerful agents of environmental protection in the state of California is faced with what some believe is an existential threat.
Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2016, 11am PST
A big moment in the process of updating the California Environmental Equality Act.
Streetsblog California
January 28, 2016, 8am PST
Heretofore, California's transportation funding woes have largely been restricted to future projects, expressed as "deferred road and bridge maintenance." That just changed—now current budgets face a $754 million cut over five years.
Los Angeles Times
January 27, 2016, 1pm PST
It's been said that children are the indicator species of urban health and great neighborhoods. By this measure, Oakland is in trouble.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Feature
January 27, 2016, 9am PST
A public-private partnership between Xerox and the city of Los Angeles rolls out a new mobile trip-planning app to the public today. Now it's on the city's residents to use this new power wisely.
James Brasuell
January 26, 2016, 10am PST
Long abused by those who favor more urban settings, the suburbs of major metropolitan areas should receive more credit for their cultural capital, according to this article written for Zócalo Public Square.
Zocalo Public Square
January 26, 2016, 7am PST
An affordable housing ballot measure opposed by affordable housing advocates: welcome to the strange housing politics of San Francisco.
San Francisco Magazine
January 26, 2016, 5am PST
The damage caused by Michigan environmental agencies charged with protecting public health extend far beyond Flint. Residents suffering health effects from a huge natural gas leak in Southern California see parallels with the lead poisoning crisis.
The New York Times
January 24, 2016, 11am PST
In his 2015 state of the state address, Gov. Jerry Brown announced his intention to tackle the Golden State's formidable $59 billion road and bridge deficit. A year later, that staggering figure jumped 30 percent to $77 billion.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 22, 2016, 12pm PST
As a part of a competition sponsored by SpaceX, university students and independent engineering teams are building scale-model Hyperloop pods.
FutureStructure
January 22, 2016, 10am PST
The unlikely alliance of a ballpark billionaire, tax watchdog, and environmentalists in San Diego circulate a planning ballot initiative that makes an all-too-familiar sacrifice: urban neighborhoods.
UrbDeZine
January 22, 2016, 6am PST
Cars and cyclists have issues at intersections. A new type of intersection design from the Netherlands offers improved protection to cyclists. The solution is based on the four islands near each corner of the intersection.
Huffpost Good News
January 21, 2016, 10am PST
Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne describes an L.A. in flux, at once beholden to its postwar image and pushing in a new direction. The city, he says, faces existential questions on a scale unmatched elsewhere in the nation.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 20, 2016, 12pm PST
On the fringes of the built environment in Southern California, comes a turn of events much more common in the urban core: the California Environmental Quality Act has been invoked to put the brakes on a general plan update.
The Desert Sun