California

September 10, 2018, 10am PDT
As climate hawks gather in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit that convenes Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown, host of the summit, is dogged by critics who can't distinguish between oil production and consumption.
CALmatters
September 10, 2018, 9am PDT
After one year in action, the Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Incentives Program has enabled a rare feat in Los Angeles: new development.
Urbanize LA
September 7, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit, affordable housing, TODs, active transportation and local governments should all come out ahead should Brown sign SB 961. The bill follows in the path of earlier legislation that created enhanced infrastructure finance districts.
Move LA
September 7, 2018, 10am PDT
A show about the impacts of gentrification in a working-class immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles is generating controversy among those it represents.
Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2018, 9am PDT
An intrepid mapmaker has created a stunning map of the Pacific Electric Railway System, the old public transit system for L.A. and surrounding environs, once the largest trolley system in the world.
L.A. Taco
September 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
San Francisco desperately needs more housing, but many projects sit unfinished as developers face cost challenges.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 6, 2018, 10am PDT
There's good and bad news from an annual assessment on the Golden State's economy and environment. Gross domestic product per capita increases as emissions per capita decrease, with the major exception of emissions from transportation.
Bloomberg
September 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
In an effort to address climate change, San Francisco has a plan to get residents and businesses to do more than just recycle and compost.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 5, 2018, 11am PDT
Sacramento Regional Traffic has seen a dip in its ridership, so they are making the uncommon move of cutting fares.
The Sacramento Bee
September 5, 2018, 9am PDT
As the number of excessive heat days steadily increases, cities face a range of new challenges. But they are also trying to get ahead of the problem while they still can.
The Washington Post
September 4, 2018, 12pm PDT
A proposal to drill for water in the Mojave Desert will have an easier path to approval, after a bill requiring Additional environmental review of the project dies int he California State Senate.
The Desert Sun
September 4, 2018, 11am PDT
A bill that would toss the helmet requirement for adult e- scooter riders and allow them to ride on roads where the speed limit is 35 mph, up from the current limit of 25 mph, is on Governor Jerry Brown's desk. He has until Sept. 30 to decide.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 4, 2018, 8am PDT
Bus lanes built and policed by the city of San Francisco will be open to private transit buses. Sue Vaughan argues that's a mistake.
The San Francisco Examiner
September 4, 2018, 7am PDT
A closer look at a plan for Los Angeles linking Dodger Stadium to the subway points to the proposal’s many flaws.
Urbanize LA
September 3, 2018, 11am PDT
Extreme heat, rising seas, and other impacts of climate change are turning deadly faster than predicted, California officials warn.
Los Angeles Times
September 1, 2018, 11am PDT
In California, agencies are working to redefine enforcement and safety procedures as the number of homeless individuals who seek refuge in vulnerable open or wild landscapes continue to increase.
The Planning Report
September 1, 2018, 9am PDT
A controversial bill that would free BART to develop housing on the most transit oriented of development sites, its parking lots, has managed to clear the hurdles of the California Legislature.
Curbed SF
August 31, 2018, 8am PDT
Are housing and housing finance two separate problems? California Assemblymember David Chiu and others in housing discuss how available finance tools could be employed to expand the capital pool for affordable housing projects.
The Planning Report
August 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
First proposed in 1999, the Centennial project has been litigated and revised for years. The county's Regional Planning Commission has recommended approval, potentially opening another layer of sprawl at the far reaches of Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles Times
August 30, 2018, 9am PDT
Senate Bill 100 by Sen. Kevin de León has one more hurdle to clear before it becomes law. While the state's greatest climate challenge isn't electricity generation, it will be helpful as more motorists turn toward electric vehicles.
Los Angeles Times