California

9 min ago
Could the approval of a massive redevelopment plan for Google property in the city of Mountain View pave the way for a new development-friendly approach to planning in the Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area?
The Mercury News
2 hours ago
This is a story about green building practices, conservation, and rainwater capture—not desalinization.
News Deeply
4 hours ago
Now San Jose's tiny home village pilot project, meant to create 40 units of "sleeping cabins for homeless individuals, needs to find a neighborhood to call home.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
Not all of them, just the I-580 lanes. One of the reasons is that most users are actually paying, unlike the other two express lanes where a majority of users are clean-air vehicles or carpools, neither of which pay.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away of a heart attack early this morning. He was 65.
SFGate
2 days ago
A proposed ballot initiative in California would extend the property tax limits offered by Proposition 13 as a lifetime benefit to homeowners over age 55 or severely disabled—even if they move to a new home in another part of the state.
The Mercury News
3 days ago
The Board of Directors approved a path to 90 percent renewable energy.
San Francisco Examiner
3 days ago
As the state's worst wildfire season ever refuses to end, an analyst from UCLA considers how land use and building codes determine the location and extent of the damage.
The Conversation
3 days ago
Santa Rosa is struggling to complying with two laws passed last year to encourage construction of inlaw units to increase affordable housing. Council members are concerned that loosened restrictions would degrade neighborhood character.
The Press Democrat
4 days ago
Like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but for a tunnel boring machine.
Metro Los Angeles
4 days ago
U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein is leading calls for the so-called Southern Crossing—a bridge that would connect San Francisco and the East Bay somewhere south of the Bay Bridge.
SFGate
5 days ago
Data analysis reveals which cities have the most working artists.
CityLab
6 days ago
A series of articles from around the Internet in recent weeks highlights the need for more services and support for the homeless. The location of this story is set in California, but all communities should heed these warnings.
Wired
6 days ago
City council members of Burlingame, a small, affluent suburb south of San Francisco, are not happy with new laws that take away their discretion to reject developments that fail to meet "neighborhood character" criteria, but meet zoning requirements.
The Daily Journal
6 days ago
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been making the most of its celestial perch to illustrate the scale of the fires currently burning in Southern California.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
6 days ago
A long-awaited draft update of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has finally been released, and Level of Service will finally be a thing of the past in the next two to four years.
Streetsblog California
December 6, 2017, 11am PST
Microsoft is the latest tech industry titan to announce a major construction project in the Silicon Valley.
The Mercury News
December 6, 2017, 8am PST
House Republicans from Washington are hoping to cut red tape for the development of surface storage facilities as the American West grapples with intensifying droughts.
Crosscut
December 6, 2017, 6am PST
Despite reports that the office market is shifting to the center city, the suburbs will dominate the office market in 2018, according to analysis from Yardi Systems.
The Dallas Morning News
December 5, 2017, 8am PST
Los Angeles is exploring multiple angles for sheltering the 34,000 homeless living in the city. Urbanize LA takes a look at two of the city's most recent legislative efforts to develop more supportive housing.
Urbanize LA