February 16, 2017, 6am PST
Had federal authorities acted on the motion filed by three environmental groups in October 2005, nearly 200,000 people in three counties would not have been forced to evacuate due to a poorly constructed emergency spillway for Oroville Dam.
February 13, 2017, 12pm PST
California's GOP congressional delegation has written the U.S. DOT asking them to delay a vital $647 million grant needed to electrify the 55-mile, San Francisco-to-San Jose commuter line on which 92 diesel-powered commuter trains operate daily.
August 21, 2011, 5am PDT
Gary Richards, the Roadshow columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, provides many examples of redesigning streets for bikes, peds, and transit throughout the Bay Area, a direct result of the 2008 California Complete Streets legislation.
December 8, 2006, 7am PST
<p>As suburbs have increased in population, so too have their rates of poverty, according to a new Brookings Institution Report. Suburban poor now outnumber their inner-city counterparts for the first time.</p>
January 29, 2006, 9am PST
Nevada's latest tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign to lure California businesses features a missing California Grizzly Bear and 'California happy cows'.
December 11, 2005, 11am PST
Suburban ecosystems are one of the last frontiers for scientists trying to understand how people change the natural world.
December 2, 2005, 9am PST
The San Jose Mercury News compiles a list of the 'worst of the worst' rodas in Northern California, according to it readers.
September 29, 2004, 10am PDT
Growing population makes it critical to address sprawl. This article includes a checklist for identifying eco-friendly city council candidates.
August 23, 2004, 2pm PDT
A 1911 hotel's journey from abandonment to rehabilitation shows how imagination, vision, and firm leadership can make it happen.
December 11, 2003, 9am PST
As the economy is slumping, affordable housing cannot compete with market rates.
December 4, 2003, 8am PST
As sprawl has hit the wall, places like Fremont, CA are looking to convert aging strip malls into mixed-use developments.