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Convention Center Expansion as Revitilization Tool

San Diego expansion will be complete in 2001, and is generating new investment in downtown.

June 13 - The Los Angeles Times

Golf or Sheep?

Environmentalists fight golf course in Palm Springs to protect endangered species.

June 12 - San Jose Mercury News

Leave Urban Planning for Professionals?

LA Times Op-Ed by two attorneys argue that citizens should let professional urban planners plan.

June 12 - The Los Angeles Times

Urbanism, Suburbanism and The Good Life

Hour-long PBS special on new urbanism in Portland and California leaves viewers with a negative impression of smart growth.

June 12 - PBS - The National Desk

Sacramento Addresses the Cost of Sprawl

Sacramento considers shifting more of the cost of infrastructure required for new development to new homes buyers.

June 12 - The Sacramento Bee

Vineyards, Activists, Clash in Sonoma County

Activists are concerned about wineries transforming the landscape but vineyards counter that they are taking measures to mitigate adverse impact.

June 12 - Newsweek

Planning for Ethnicity and Technology in San Jose

Urban Land Institute takes on planning project to revitalize culturally diverse downtown San Jose

June 11 - San Jose Mercury News

Kennedy Dicusses Hudson's Lessons for LA River

Attorney for the NRDC shares his perspective on LA and Hudson Rivers and the role of environmental litigation in protecting the environment.

June 11 - The Los Angeles Times

Bacteria on California's Beaches

Dangerous ocean water bacteria levels resulting in beach closuresthreaten California's tourism industry.

June 11 - The New York Times

Competing High Speed Rail Projects

Local LA-region maglev proposal is capturing interest at the expense of $25-billion Sacramento to San Diego line.

June 10 - The Los Angeles Times

School Bond Measure Failure Forces Re-districting

Failed school bond measure forces Folsom Cordova Unified School District to redraw school attendance boundaries to reduce overcrowding

June 10 - The Sacramento Bee

Communities Urge 710 Long Beach Freeway Completion

San Gabriel Valley cities say expansion is important to compliance with regional air quality, but EPA refutes claim.

June 9 - The Los Angeles Times

Lake Elsinore Plans Antenna Tower Ordinance

City doesn't want towers to be an aethetic nuisance, but can it require a conditional use permit for every tower?

June 9 - North County Times Escondido-Oceanside-Vista

L.A. County Cities Appeal Water Plan

Cities fear county-wide plan will increase development costs.

June 9 - Long Beach Press-Telegram

LA Times Editorial: Why Can't LA Stop Bickering Over Transit?

Governor Davis has committed to get California moving. But will LA be able to take advantage of this opportunity?

June 9 - The Los Angeles Times

Can LA's Redevelopment Agency Avoid 20% Affordable Housing?

Columnist Morrison asks: Is downtown Los Angeles going to become a vertical San Marino?

June 9 - The Los Angeles Times

California's Clear-cutting Explosion

Enviromentalists and the timber industry clash over increase in clear-cutting.

June 9 - Salon

LAUSD's Crisis: How to Site, Plan and Build 30 New Schools?

LA Weekly challenges Mayor Riordan and LAUSD's new Chief: Build new schools. Fast.

June 9 - LA Weekly

New Red Line is First to Extend into San Fernando Valley

The North Hollywood station opened on Wednesday for a media preview event and demonstration.

June 8 - Los Angeles Daily News

Preservation's Losing Struggle In Los Angeles

New Times LA: critical insider's guide to LA's losing battle to preserve its historic buildings.

June 8 - New Times-LA

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