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19 hours ago
The proposed El Mercado de Long Beach cultural district would be a place to celebrate Latino culture in addition to providing historically neglected support services.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
22 hours ago
"Purely an accident" is how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department characterized the one-person, single-vehicle rollover crash that severely injured golfing celebrity Tiger Woods on Feb. 23 while driving on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
Critics of a controversial desalination project planned for Orange County claim Governor Newsom is pressuring officials to support the plant in spite of environmental concerns.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
The city passed a proposal to limit the number of whole-home vacation rentals and implement new regulations and fees for rental property owners.
Voice of San Diego
5 days ago
An almost two-year, $83-million redevelopment of a large section of Earvin Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been completed, offering much needed green space and new amenities to community members.
Urbanize LA
6 days ago
The city that invented single-family zoning in 1916, for discriminatory purposes, will completely remove that exclusionary legacy from its zoning code.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 23, 2021, 11am PST
During the COVID-19 pandemic, public gardens like the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden have become very popular destinations, serving as places of respite and recreation for a weary public.
Zocalo Public Square
February 23, 2021, 10am PST
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times is unimpressed by a plan to build a monorail between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
February 22, 2021, 8am PST
New research documents how the weight of buildings causes the ground to sink underneath developments in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 18, 2021, 8am PST
New York City is the furthest along with a congestion pricing scheme, but San Francisco and Los Angeles are catching up in California
The Source
February 17, 2021, 9am PST
It' down to two options for a rail transit connection over the Sepulveda Pass, following the path of Interstate 405 between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA
February 16, 2021, 8am PST
As a class assignment, nearly 150 high school students shared their ideas for improvements to Sorensen Park in Lake Los Angeles, California.
Antelope Valley Press
February 12, 2021, 8am PST
State lawmakers will have to approve a change in plans for how the California High-Speed Rail project will fund the ongoing work in the Central Valley.
The Mercury News
February 11, 2021, 8am PST
In January, the Sacramento City Council took first steps toward ending single-family zoning citywide. The decision has provoked controversy that is influencing the next steps in the process.
Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2021, 8am PST
The federal government, and even some automakers, seemed poised to nudge the country toward a future of electric vehicles. But the American preference for large trucks will be an obstacle to those plans.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
February 9, 2021, 12pm PST
Stadium footprints are enormous. It's time to get smarter about how they are used.
Richard Dion
February 9, 2021, 11am PST
Michael Méndez, assistant professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine opines on California's continued struggle to implement ambitious climate goals.
The Planning Report
February 9, 2021, 8am PST
Sobering findings from a thorough examination of the causes of the 2018 Camp Fire.
The Sacramento Bee
February 8, 2021, 11am PST
California Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Laura Friedman shares policy priorities for reducing emissions, eliminating traffic fatalities, and improving the connectivity of urban regional light rail in Southern California.
The Planning Report
February 8, 2021, 10am PST
Public health experts credit the controversial L.A. County public health order and the state's regional order, both of which banned outdoor dining, with reducing the viral spread that overwhelmed hospitals with COVID patients last month.
Los Angeles Times