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Java-based GIS Data Viewer Released

ESRI has released a Java-based version of its ArcExplorer GIS data viewer software.

June 21 - ESRI, Inc.

Water and Oil Mix in Santa Monica

Gas leaks contaminate Santa Monica's drinking water supply resulting in a law suit between the City of Santa Monica and 7 oil companies.

June 20 - The Los Angeles Times

Court Allows Tribe to Prove Water Claim

The Supreme Court ruled that the Quechan tribe should be allowed to prove their ownership claim for Colorado river water.

June 20 - The New York Times

HUD and Export-Import Bank Sign Agreement

Agreement aimed at creating jobs and stimulating business growth in America's economically depressed neighborhoods.

June 20 - HUD News

LA Times Series on Red Line

Although often critical of the MTA, the LA Times has published a whole series of generally positive reviews, including Flash animations of Red Line expansion.

June 20 - The Los Angeles Times

Rock To Frozen Music

The Experience Music Project, architecture icon Frank Gehry's latest building, will open later this week.

June 20 - Time

L.A. to Fix Sidewalks - Not This Century

Daily News calls the City Council's efforts to fix L.A.'s sidewalks too little, too late.

June 19 - Los Angeles Daily News

Lockyer Supports Rezoning Lawsuit

State Attorney General Bill Lockyer supports environmental groups suing San Diego County for rezoning plans.

June 19 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Planning a New UC Campus in Merced

How do planners balance smart growth concepts with the University of California's campus development formula?

June 19 - The Sacramento Bee

Costliest Subway in U.S. History?

The L.A. subway's Metro Rail Red Line will soon open toconnect downtown with the San Fernando Valley.

June 19 - Long Beach Press-Telegram

Architecture meets Philosophy

Architects and philosophers meet at an annual conference. Critics say it is just "intellectual fashion."

June 19 - The New York Times

Alameda Corridor: Progress at What Cost?

Some businesses along 20-mile Alameda Corridor project are complaining about construction impacts. Officials say project is on-schedule.

June 19 - The Los Angeles Times

Swamp Land to Real Estate?

Scheme to convert a flood control basin to real estate backfires in Orange, California.

June 19 - OC Weekly

Runoff Rules May Raise Construction Costs

Proposed stormwater runoff rules aim to keep polluted water from entering the ocean but could also increase development costs in the Los Angeles area.

June 18 - The New York Times

MacArthur Grant For Environmental Planner

Lucy Blake, director of the Sierra Business Council, wins MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant.

June 18 - The Los Angeles Times

LA's $4.7-Billion Red Line: Planning and Politics

The LA Times prepares a fascinating case study about what happens when transportation planning goes up against politics.

June 18 - The Los Angeles Times

Taking the Pall off the Strip Mall

Urban Land Institute provides "Ten Commandments" to aid in the revitalization and restructuring of suburban commercial strips.

June 18 - PRNewswire

Filling the Fletcher Flood Control Basin

A flood control basin in Orange, California, loses its flood protection capacity after being filled up with dirt.

June 17 - OC Weekly

Building Bans Win More Fans

The federal government's power to enact temporary building bans is upheld after being challenged by Lake Tahoe landowners.

June 17 - The Los Angeles Times

HUD Releases State of Cities

Department of Housing and Urban Development publishes localized information on the State of the Cities for 114 metro areas.

June 17 - HUD News

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