California

May 26, 2003, 5am PDT
When the Escalara family added a second story to their house they received a $22,000 home-improvement rebate. Welcome to Commerce, CA.
The Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2003, 9am PDT
Walnut Creek, California isn't far from San Francisco, but it's a world apart.
The San Francisco Chronicle
May 24, 2003, 1pm PDT
Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, once the gateway to postwar L.A., is thriving once again with thousands of daily commuters.
The Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2003, 1pm PDT
A new study shows that development projects are often approved at density levels much lower than general plans call for.
The Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2003, 7am PDT
Two high profile, multibillion-dollar freeway expansion projects were met with a resounding public and political outcry in the land of the automobile.
The Los Angeles Times
May 22, 2003, 9am PDT
After weeks of community uproar, planners drop plans to expand one of L.A.'s most notoriously-congested freeways.
The Los Angeles Times
May 22, 2003, 7am PDT
A worst-case growth scenario for Los Angeles would have devastating results for San Fernando Valley gridlock.
Los Angeles Daily News
May 20, 2003, 3pm PDT
A historic growth summit brings together 200 elected and planning officials to shape the region's future.
Contra Costa Times-Walnut Creek
May 20, 2003, 2pm PDT
California's heritage is used to sell tourism in the state.
The Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2003, 1pm PDT
Team owners are meeting in Philadelphia. Insiders say the league will review proposals to renovate or build a new stadium in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2003, 10am PDT
Under state law, counties and cities must devise new rules for so-called "second-dwelling units" to help ease the state's affordable housing crisis.
Ventura County Star
May 19, 2003, 5am PDT
Driven by high housing pricing, mixed use living is coming to Los Angeles. A new L.A. ordinance encourages mixed use on underperforming commerical streets.
The Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2003, 12pm PDT
Drawing on the latest statistics, the San Diego Union-Tribune creates an Urban Aggravation Index. [Link updated]
The San Diego Union-Tribune
May 18, 2003, 11am PDT
New car fees will drive us nuts -- or to Oregon, writes San Francisco Chronicle columnist Rob Morse.
The San Francisco Chronicle
May 18, 2003, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles Times Magazine explores how Southern California's ubiquitous turfgrass lawns are environmental minefields.
The Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2003, 9am PDT
The anti-urban movement is in "denial."
Public Transit
May 16, 2003, 2pm PDT
To reduce a potential fire hazard, San Francisco International airport used goats for clearing grass in an environmentally sensitive area.
Sun-Sentinel
May 16, 2003, 1pm PDT
Contra Costa, CA, is seeking a ballot measure to shift responsibility to the public for deciding on changes to the county's urban growth boundary.
Contra Costa Times-Walnut Creek
May 16, 2003, 10am PDT
After weeks of uproar from community members and local elected officials, even planners are beginning to rethink freeway expansion efforts for two Los Angeles area freeways.
The Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2003, 9am PDT
At 92, Julius Shulman is the 'matinee idol of architectural photography' and the man who brought modern architecture to the people.
The Los Angeles Times