Inland Empire

TOD Opportunities Around America's First True High-Speed Rail Line

Brightline West hopes to break ground, in anticipation of a 2027 opening. Cities in the Inland Empire and High Desert areas of Southern California are looking to take advantage.

February 14, 2024 - California Planning & Development Report

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California Air Regulators to Crack Down on Warehouses

Truck traffic to and from Southern California warehouses accounts for as much pollution as refineries, power plants, and other industrial polluters combined.

September 22, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

Inland Empire

Inland Empire City Pauses New Gas Station Development

The reasons for a ten-month moratorium on gas station development in the city of Rancho Cucamonga portend a major shift in transportation and land use priorities in the near future.

June 22, 2021 - Daily Bulletin

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The Numerous Obstacles—Past and Present—Facing Black Homeowners

Black Americans pay a higher price to be homeowners—and the number of those who can afford to pay that price is dropping quickly.

May 17, 2021 - NPR

California

'Indirect Source Rule' Would Clean Up Warehouses in Southern California

Dr. Joe Lyou, CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air, walks through the legal necessity of South Coast AQMD's proposed Indirect Source Rule, which aims to accelerate the transition to zero-emission technologies and fleet electrification.

May 6, 2021 - The Planning Report

Social Distancing

California Hospitals Now Operating Under Contingency Care Guidelines

The three levels of care provided by hospitals: conventional, contingency, and crisis, were outlined in a letter sent to all hospitals. They must notify the state by Wednesday that they have adopted some version of crisis standards to ration care.

January 4, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Oakland

Black Californians Leaving the City and Reshaping the State

Hundreds of thousands of Black Californians are moving away from urban areas, opting for the promise of abundance and opportunity offered by suburban communities, a trend referred to as "California's Black exodus."

July 21, 2020 - Cal Matters

Carpool Lane

Funding Approved for Interstate 10 Express Lanes in Southern California

Construction of 10 miles of dual express lanes on I-10 received the go-ahead last month after a TIFIA loan closed for $225 million of the $925 million project planned by the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority.

May 16, 2019 - Inland Empire Community News

Foothill Gold Line Light Rail Extension

Light Rail Extension Into the Inland Empire Faces Growing Opposition

The plan for the Gold Line Extension to Montclair in San Bernardino County has changed quickly. Now some want to throw out the idea completely.

January 6, 2019 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Foothill Gold Line Light Rail Extension

Delays, Cost Overruns Shorten L.A. Metro's Gold Line Extension

The first light rail line to extend beyond Los Angeles County into the Inland Empire has had to rethink its construction schedule in response to skyrocketing costs.

November 15, 2018 - Daily Bulletin

Inland Empire

'Millennial Livability' Takes Shape in Suburban Inland Empire

The Inland Empire's housing boom and economic growth are attracting plenty of new residents—especially millennials.

November 1, 2017 - The Planning Report

Inland Empire

Is the Era of the 'Free' Freeway Coming to an End?

No one's suggesting that freeways will be converted to tollways, but a pattern is emerging that when freeways are widened, express lanes, financed in part by user fees, are being added rather than mixed-flow lanes. Case in point: the Inland Empire.

August 18, 2017 - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Rail Redundancy Shouldn't Be Self-Destructive

Los Angeles Metro's new Gold Line light rail extension is attracting riders from the regional Metrolink commuter rail line that serves San Bernardino. The editorial board of the Daily Bulletin suggests that's not necessarily a problem.

August 8, 2017 - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Land Use and Zoning

A Logistics Warehouse Near an Elementary School Raises Questions

Some are worried about the truck traffic and air pollution likely to follow after a logistics warehouse gets built within visual distance of a San Bernardino school.

August 2, 2017 - SCPR

Union Station

Light Rail Cannibalizing Commuter Rail in Southern California

New transit lines are usually intended to provide an alternative to driving. But what happens when a new train line provides an alternative to an older train line?

July 31, 2017 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Master Planned Communities

California's Inland Empire Ready to Build Again

As an article in Builder puts it: the 'Inland Empire Strike Back' with a large new masterplanned community in Riverside County. This region, hit particularly hard by the housing crash of the Great Recession looks ready pick up where it left off.

May 20, 2017 - Builder

Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles Tops 4 Million in Latest State Population Report

As usual, California's fastest growing counties were inland, far from coastal job centers. The big surprise was that the fastest growing city was an affluent Silicon Valley suburb that had been sued in 2012 by affordable housing advocates.

May 5, 2017 - The Mercury News

San Bernardino Skyline

Inland Empire Community Looking for Ways to Meet Environmental Standards

Those who live in Bloomington, east of L.A., face factories on all sides and a high incidence of asthma. Some feel polluters should be made to 'clean up their messes' with punishments rather than government funds.

January 18, 2017 - Next City

Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Sprawl in the Inland Empire

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.

January 20, 2016 - The Desert Sun

Southern California Counties Set National Migration Pace

More residents moved from the counties of Los Angeles and Orange to the nearby counties of San Bernardino and Riverside than anywhere else in the country.

September 1, 2015 - The Sacramento Bee

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