California

December 30, 2002, 5am PST
Main street retail is the newest real estate trend. But sometimes reality "falls laughably short of the hype," writes John King.
The San Francisco Chronicle
December 30, 2002, 3am PST
Main street retail can work well in the suburbs -- when the project draws on its surroundings.
The San Francisco Chronicle
December 29, 2002, 5am PST
San Francisco bans the use of Segways on sidewalks and bike trails. One columnist calls the Segway as dangerous as Iraq.
San Francisco Weekly
December 28, 2002, 11am PST
Los Angeles plans to dust off a forgotten airport in Palmdale in order to distribute the region's increased demand for air travel.
The Los Angeles Times
December 28, 2002, 9am PST
A transportation engineer with political saavy gets his transit solution noticed.
The Los Angeles Times
December 27, 2002, 9am PST
A mixed-use development in San Jose showcases the challenges of financing New Urbanism-inspired projects.
The New York Times
December 26, 2002, 1pm PST
John Quigley, the environmental crusader whose quest to save an old oak tree crystalized the tension between growth and sprawl, comes down from his perch.
The Los Angeles Times
December 26, 2002, 9am PST
Lewis Mumford famously dismissed Los Angeles as '100 suburbs in search of a city'. Has Los Angeles finally found its city?
National Real Estate Investor
December 26, 2002, 7am PST
The town of Bridgeville, CA, is up for sale on EBay, the popular online auction website.
Wired
December 25, 2002, 5am PST
New chair of California Coastal Commission and Coastal Sonoma County Supervisor proposes limits to vinyard growth.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
December 23, 2002, 5am PST
Like a page from a science fiction novel, new billboards are coming to Northern California that personalize freeway ads based on the wealth of the drivers.
The San Francisco Chronicle
December 21, 2002, 7am PST
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will pay more than $100 million to landowners in the Central Valley to stop farming about 34,000 acres because of severe water drainage problems.
The New York Times
December 20, 2002, 1pm PST
Instead of going to planned retirement communities, seniors prefer the vibrant, real-world atmosphere of San Mateo.
The San Francisco Chronicle
December 19, 2002, 2pm PST
Ventura County, California, Board of Supervisors approves first tract map for conversial project.
California Planning and Development Report
December 16, 2002, 5am PST
Part two of this two-part series examines the likely failure of San Jose's light-rail system.
The Thoreau Institute
December 15, 2002, 5am PST
Part one of this two-part series examines San Jose's urban-growth boundary.
The Thoreau Institute
December 13, 2002, 2pm PST
Amid a massive budget crisis in California, the state defers approval of dozens of requests.
The Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2002, 8am PST
Are the days numbered for the American Dream of detached homes and automobility, as some anti-sprawl activists would have us believe?
Reason Public Policy Institute
December 12, 2002, 1pm PST
An earthquake early warning system using 250 Global Positioning System stations has in installed in Los Angeles.
New Scientist
December 12, 2002, 7am PST
American retailers' adoption of cart escalators--long popular in Europe--could open up new possibilities for creating urban stores
The Los Angeles Times