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California

August 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The film captures a gentrifying San Francisco by incorporating many subtle details about the city's past and present.
San Francisco Examiner
July 26, 2019, 11am PDT
In California, recovery after wildfires means many upfront investments by communities and the state.
The New York Times
July 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The project included everything San Bruno and residents asked for, and it would have helped the city make significant progress in addressing its growing housing crisis. Still, it was voted down.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 23, 2019, 11am PDT
Even after experiencing devastating wildfires, residents are often willing to take the risk to return and start over.
MIT Technology Review
July 20, 2019, 11am PDT
BART is a financial and operational mess, and its new inspector general has a slew of major issues to tackle.
The Mercury News
July 14, 2019, 5am PDT
Oracle Park, the Blue Shield of California Theater, Ford GoBike—branding abounds in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Setting insurance rates by looking to the past to predict the future doesn’t make sense with increasing environmental uncertainties, argues the California insurance industry.
Voice of San Diego
June 23, 2019, 9am PDT
The plan will detail $4 million in improvements to one of the city’s biggest tourist draws.
Urbanize Los Angeles
June 23, 2019, 7am PDT
A state bill would force gig companies to treat workers fairly and would stanch the flow of subsidies that keep customer costs artificially low.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 15, 2019, 9am PDT
After five years of planning, a San Francisco trail now runs across the city linking neighborhoods and greenspaces.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 10, 2019, 10am PDT
Lyft may soon not be the sole bikeshare operation in San Francisco as the city looks to expand the system and open the market up to other companies.
Streetsblog USA
May 28, 2019, 11am PDT
Street vending has been a contentious issue in many places, but this part of the informal economy is important to the social and economic well-being of cities.
CityLab
May 26, 2019, 11am PDT
A new apartment building is going up in Danville, California, but the affordable housing it will provide is a drop in the bucket compared to the state’s massive housing needs.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
The pilot program seeks to make bike share more inclusive by providing bikes designed to make biking easy and accessible for disabled riders.
The Mercury News
May 20, 2019, 10am PDT
A recently reinstated ordinance prohibits people from living out of their cars. The city says it wants to people to use "safe parking lots" where other services are available.
CBS News 8 (San Diego)
May 16, 2019, 10am PDT
Before his death in March, Hussle has plans for an opportunity zone investment fund that would ensure the community wouldn’t lose out in the development process.
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has seen a rise in car crash deaths since implementing its Vision Zero initiative. Advocates say not enough action is being taken to make streets safer.
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2019, 10am PDT
A reporter rides the bus in Los Angeles and discovers the interesting, complicated, and sometimes heartbreaking stories that riders bring on board.
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2019, 8am PDT
The state's high-speed rail project is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. A major problem is that consultants have been running the show from the start, say critics.
Los Angeles Times
April 27, 2019, 9am PDT
The tech industry has created massive wealth, and the impacts on the real estate market are most dramatic in San Francisco.
The Atlantic