California

December 2, 2002, 4pm PST
If L.A's trendy Los Feliz neighborhood is safe enough for the police chief...
The Los Angeles Times
December 2, 2002, 10am PST
Curtis P. Stiles and Joseph Anthony Perez provide a citizen's primer on recognizing and fighting sprawl in Ventura County, California.
Ventura County Star
December 2, 2002, 7am PST
Many planners lack the political skills or desire to make their projects a success.
The Planning Report
December 2, 2002, 6am PST
Although 32 states have passed laws to make Segways legal on streets and sidewalks, San Francisco is considering banning the devices.
The Christian Science Monitor
November 30, 2002, 10am PST
Neighborhood councils may be necessary, but great cities have more than great neighborhoods.
The Planning Report
November 29, 2002, 2pm PST
A new, just-approved ordinance in Los Angeles will make it easier to build mixed use projects.
The Los Angeles Times
November 29, 2002, 8am PST
For almost ten years, Los Angeles hasn't had much of a housing policy. Now it has a $100 million housing trust fund.
The Planning Report
November 27, 2002, 10am PST
The California State Association of Counties provided the latest battlefield in the war of words over the state housing element law.
California Planning and Development Report
November 26, 2002, 10am PST
The famous 'mother road' from Chicago to Los Angeles was realigned numerous times. Where is the real route?
The Los Angeles Times
November 24, 2002, 3am PST
Kaiser Permanente lauches a new program that will establish standardized models for design and construction of its hospitals.
Sacramento Business Journal
November 22, 2002, 3pm PST
Tavis Smiley speaks with regular commentator Connie Rice about the wider implications of Los Angeles' failed secession initiative.
National Public Radio
November 21, 2002, 11am PST
Hired tree-sitter is camped out in the branches of a 400-year old tree in an attempt to halt development of a highway in Santa Clarita. His protest has attracted supporters and the media.
San Jose Mercury News
November 21, 2002, 10am PST
Columnist Steve Lopez takes a humorous look at a 400-year old oak tree standing in the way of a subdivision in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.
The Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2002, 6am PST
A proposed bill woudl put teeth in the state's housing element law by fining local governments that refuse to plan for new housing.
California Planning and Development Report
November 21, 2002, 4am PST
For San Diego's 'City of Villages' concept, dollars, not density, are the real obstacle.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 20, 2002, 11am PST
The Segway Human Transporter, the much-hyped, high-tech scooter billed as the future of transportation runs into opposition in San Francisco.
CNET News
November 20, 2002, 5am PST
San Mateo policy is one of four winners of EPA's first National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 19, 2002, 1pm PST
The H2, the newest model of the massive military Hummer is a surprise hit at $50,000, outselling SUVs from BMW, Cadillac, Lincoln and Lexus.
San Jose Mercury News
November 15, 2002, 12pm PST
The California city of Vacaville is admonished to curb its sprawling ways; planners told to embrace smart growth.
Contra Costa Times-Walnut Creek
November 15, 2002, 9am PST
A land use survey reports that Californians prefer to live in single-family detached houses, drive alone to work, and -- contrary to popular belief -- are pleased with their commute.
Public Policy Institute of California