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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Dodgers Foundation will renovate an unplayable ballfield into a new Dodgers Dreamfield, which will serve almost 3,500 youth in the surrounding community.
L.A. Downtown News
4 days ago
Outdoor dining programs are proving popular in cities all over the United States, as a lifeline for both restaurants and residents seeking some social normalcy. Data from San Francisco reveal the numbers behind the phenomenon.
Eater San Francisco
5 days ago
Another corruption scandal involving a Los Angeles city councilmember highlights the urgent need for major planning changes in the city.
Los Angeles Times
October 15, 2020, 10am PDT
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been transformed with $70 million worth of improvements, including a 20,000-square foot event center for community gatherings and events.
Los Angeles Sentinel
October 14, 2020, 12pm PDT
A driver lost control of his SUV in San José, California this week, plowing into an outdoor dining area and killing one customer.
The Mercury News
October 14, 2020, 9am PDT
California's third most populous city has a new plan to add hundreds of miles of protected bike lanes.
San José Spotlight
October 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
Google's plan for a mixed-use transit village at a mile-long site near the Diridon Station in San Jose has a newly released planning document available for public review.
Smart Cities Dive
October 13, 2020, 9am PDT
A look at San Francisco's building resilience plan illustrates the pertinent need to include earthquake preparedness in resiliency planning.
Smart Cities Dive
October 12, 2020, 12pm PDT
There are significant differences between Proposition 21, a statewide rent control measure on the ballot in California, compared to a similar measure defeated soundly by voters in 2018.
Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2020, 9am PDT
Cities looking to provide incentive for the construction of accessory dwelling units are increasingly released "permit ready plans" to help the cause.
City of Stockton
October 11, 2020, 9am PDT
Advocates are calling out regional and state transportation planning agencies for a failure of racial justice as plans to widen a freeway in Southern California move forward.
Streetsblog Los Angeles
October 9, 2020, 8am PDT
Despite opposition from the neighborhood, a low-income housing community was built in an upscale subdivision in California. How did developers make it happen?
Shelterforce
October 8, 2020, 9am PDT
Big planning and code changes are on tap for the city of San Bernardino in the Inland Empire.
The San Bernardino Sun
October 7, 2020, 10am PDT
The Southern California steelhead was added to the federal endangered species list in 1997. Today, planners are working to create a new home for the trout in the L.A. River.
Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2020, 9am PDT
As California moves to hold local governments accountable for housing production goals, a report finds a 900,000-unit discrepancy. Offered here is the Embarcadero Institute's response to criticism received regarding the report's conclusions.
The Planning Report
October 7, 2020, 8am PDT
California voters will consider a landmark reform of its infamous property tax system this November. Prop. 15 would remove property tax caps on commercial properties established by Prop. 13 in 1978.
CALmatters
October 6, 2020, 11am PDT
In pursuit of a grant for park development, Los Angeles County engages community members virtually to gather input and design a new park.
Antelope Valley Press
October 6, 2020, 9am PDT
Voters in Alameda, a city of nearly 80,000 people on an island in the East San Francisco Bay Area, will vote to end a prohibition on multi-family housing that has been in place since 1973.
Alameda Sun
October 5, 2020, 11am PDT
The public is providing feedback for the idea of a congestion pricing scheme that could charge as much as $12 to drive into Downtown San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 5, 2020, 10am PDT
Alfred Fraijo Jr., partner at Sheppard Mullin, shares frustration with what he sees as a state inaction on housing and L.A.'s legacy of piecemeal planning and outdated zoning.
The Planning Report