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9 hours ago
This past year looked promising in terms of opportunities to tackle the state’s housing woes. But most measures failed and the problem is just growing.
Rolling Stone
Yesterday
Supervisors of California's fourth-largest county declared their formal opposition to the conversion of carpool lanes on the Riverside Freeway to high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, but they are open to toll lanes, under the right conditions.
The Press-Enterprise
Yesterday
The announcement was made Wednesday morning in a series of tweets by President Trump while raising cash from willing donors at several fundraisers in California. The formal announcement from EPA and DOT is set for Thursday.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
Denny Zane reminds policymakers that local, community-focused decision making truly trumps the 'top-down, one-size-fits-all' legislative approach to housing.
The Planning Report
2 days ago
San Francisco International Airport lies on 5,171-acres of land on eight miles of shoreline along the west side of the San Francisco Bay. Protecting the property from sea-level rise is becoming a more challenging, and expensive, task.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
One of the more pro-development mayors in the country won't approve an ordinance that would expand the reach of affordable housing requirements for new development.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
3 days ago
California has made a practice of resisting changes to environmental regulations pursued by the Trump administration, but the latest legislative effort to protect the state's waterways was a bridge too far for the governor.
Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
Mark your calendars (but maybe use pencil).
San Francisco Examiner
4 days ago
The advocacy division of Consumer Reports published a study to highlight the practice of what could soon be a majority of state governments: charging electric vehicle owners an additional registration fee to compensate for forgone fuel tax revenue.
Consumer Reports
4 days ago
Controller Ron Galperin on his latest announcement proposing the creation of the Los Angeles Municipal Development Corporation, a nonprofit entity that would be tasked with managing city assets in a more strategic way.
The Planning Report
4 days ago
Trains were already crowded on the Metro Expo Line when they ran every six minutes during peak hours. When Metro cut frequencies to every eight minutes in June, riders were not pleased.
The Source
5 days ago
Katy Young Yaroslavsky discusses the the Measure W Implementation Ordinance and the committee appointees tasked with determining how this new funding will flow into community water projects.
The Planning Report
September 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
Berkeley, California might have a reputation of a very progressive city, but when it comes to cycling, it appears to have little tolerance for cyclists who roll through stop signs. Police are justifying the crackdown on the terms of a state grant.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Environmentalists worry that the latest action by the Trump administration on the environment will set a dangerous precedent that is difficult to overturn with a more conservative Supreme Court.
The New York Times
September 13, 2019, 9am PDT
There's still technically some time left in the summer of 2019 to enjoy a dip, or a frolic, in a swimming hole.
The New York Times
September 13, 2019, 8am PDT
it's been an historic year for rent control on the West Coast, as California joins Oregon as the first states to approve statewide rent control laws.
Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Kanye had 45 days to submit plans for the unpermitted buildings built on his property in Calabasas, California. Instead, the rapper tore the buildings down.
TMZ
September 12, 2019, 10am PDT
The Clean Cars 4 All program provides incentives for low-income Californians to replace old, polluting cars with an electric car or a transit pass. Now residents can also choose electric-assist bikes and bikeshare as a mobility option.
California Bicycle Coalition
September 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
If Gov. Gavin Newsom signs the Housing Crisis Act of 2019 as expected, downzonings, density reductions, housing construction moratoriums, and housing caps will become illegal.
The Orange County Register
September 11, 2019, 10am PDT
Google's plans for the Diridon Transit Village are much more clear.
The Architect's Newspaper