California

April 27, 2003, 3am PDT
The Southern California Association of Governments growth visioning website is profiled as an example of making technology accessible.
American Planning Association
April 25, 2003, 11am PDT
Fraught with problems during its 20 year development, the Orange County emergency radio network is declared a model for the nation.
The Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2003, 11am PDT
The city's Bureau of Sanitation concedes in a federal court filing that it is responsible for thousands of spills.
The Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2003, 9am PDT
A former military base in southern California is being turned into one of nation's largest municipal parks.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 23, 2003, 2pm PDT
A famed planner calls San Francisco's plan to redesign United Nations Plaza no answer to drunks and homeless.
The San Francisco Chronicle
April 23, 2003, 12pm PDT
A $500 million plan to redesign and preserve the 81-year old Pasdena Rose Bowl is part of attempt to lure an NFL franchise to Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2003, 1pm PDT
At the Grove, electronic display boards tell how many spaces are open, two SUVs can use ramps side-by-side and angled parking is extra wide.
The Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2003, 10am PDT
A prime example of 1960s office architecture in downtown Los Angeles has been purchased and is likely to become housing.
The Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2003, 10am PDT
New apartments blend urban ideas into business-park settings in San Jose.
San Jose Mercury News
April 16, 2003, 9am PDT
How due process bogs down city planning and drains public, andprivate, coffers in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle
April 15, 2003, 5am PDT
California lawmakers are working on a proposal that would give cities a larger share of property taxes, and less incentive to build more big box retail stores.
San Jose Mercury News
April 14, 2003, 2pm PDT
Even though the freeway expansion project has gone on for over two years, hundreds in Southern California find out their homes are threatened.
The Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2003, 12pm PDT
Welcome to the 'new' downtown Los Angeles, where it's hip to rent a trendy converted loft in an historic building.
The Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2003, 7am PDT
Sylvia Lavin, chairwoman of UCLA's department of architecture and urban design, has dramatically boosted the school's reputation. But is the cost too high?
The Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2003, 9am PDT
Livable Places offers a fact sheet showing how the financial burden of owning a car may preclude homeownership.
Livable Places
April 11, 2003, 1pm PDT
Nine years and $19 million later, it's finally time to end the investigation of the former HUD secretary. It looks like he did nothing wrong.
The Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2003, 7am PDT
Reason's Michael DeAlessi explains how the California Coastal Commission thwarts innovative approaches to environmental protection.
Reason Public Policy Institute
April 10, 2003, 7am PDT
Tejon Ranch owns what might be the largest contiguous stretch of land controlled by one property owner in California.
California Planning and Development Report
April 9, 2003, 1pm PDT
Following what is an increasing trend in the Los Angeles area, residents of "South Central" Los Angeles want a new name for their community to help clense the area of its stigma of crime, poverty and racial problems.
Los Angeles Daily News
April 9, 2003, 10am PDT
Three years after Pacific Bell Park opened, the surrounding neighborhood is still trying to build a solid economic foothold.
The San Francisco Chronicle