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Yesterday
Water use is going down in California, and the state is leaving more of the Colorado River in the watershed, for now.
John Fleck
Yesterday
The former Blue Line, now the A Line, with service from Log Beach to Los Angeles, was shut down in segments for ten months (originally scheduled for eight) for repairs. The weeks since the reopening have been marred spotty, slow service.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
Gov. Gavin Newsom pleased environmentalists by doing what his predecessor, Gov. Jerry Brown, refused – halting all new oil and gas fracking and placing a moratorium on another extraction method linked to a massive oil spill in Kern County.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is following up on an idea first pitched during a State of the City address, but with a few teaks.
Voice of San Diego
2 days ago
The new Larkspur Station on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system brings commuters much closer to a ferry across the bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
An initial lack of success of transportation pilot projects isn't always an indicator of long-term viability in a rapidly shifting transportation landscape, according to this article.
SPUR
4 days ago
Google has laid the foundation for four large, and distinct, employment centers in just one city of the South Bay Area.
The Mercury News
4 days ago
A team of experts suggests that a rebranding and potentially a new entity to oversee construction will be necessary to finish phase two fo the Transbay transit center.
San Francisco Chronicle
5 days ago
Curbed Los Angeles takes a tour of the Crenshaw Line, currently doing test runs in Los Angeles and Inglewood and expected to open to the public in summer or fall 2020.
Curbed Los Angeles
6 days ago
The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, connecting the East Bay and the North Bay near San Francisco, is 63 years old, but a local elected official is thinking about how to replace it.
The Mercury News
6 days ago
Los Angeles County's Minh Le discusses the county's priorities for moving forward with recent technological advancements in solar and energy storage.
The Planning Report
December 4, 2019, 9am PST
The Home SF plan was supposed to usher in a wave of new housing development on transit corridors in San Francisco. Now, 2.5 years later, that promise might finally be ready to become reality.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 3, 2019, 11am PST
The East Bay Regional Park District is planning to daylight Alder Creek in the Oakland Hills. Native fish and other species will benefit.
Bay Area Monitor
December 3, 2019, 10am PST
The freeway that connects the Sepulveda Valley to the Westside of Los Angeles could soon include a toll lane.
Los Angeles Times
December 2, 2019, 2pm PST
The final version of a "Good Neighbor Policy" adopted by Riverside County in November fell short of the original author's intentions.
Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2019, 9am PST
A court ruling means a state law intended to spur affordable housing development by providing incentives for the sale of surplus public land will apply equally in every city in California.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 30, 2019, 7am PST
Californians fleeing the nation's highest housing prices were key to Nevada's growth according to newly released Census data. The Las Vegas Review-Journal's reporter, editorial board, and readers all had something to say about the newcomers.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 28, 2019, 11am PST
An experiment in round-the-clock public bathroom access has proven successful, and San Francisco is expanding the program.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 28, 2019, 9am PST
Two articles raise questions about the state of humanity, as evidenced by the way news organizations and politicians write and talk about the homeless.
Streetsblog LA
November 28, 2019, 7am PST
The new home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Charger is almost ready for prime time. The mayor's economic development dreams are on the line as much as any championship.
The Daily Breeze