October 22, 2003, 1pm PDT
San Francisco's housing crisis is partly a result of an overemphasis on neighborhood preservation at the expense of housing, writes Jim Chappell.
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 22, 2003, 8am PDT
The new Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles is drawing praise for its beauty as well as its functionality.
October 21, 2003, 2pm PDT
Housing developers, advocates, policymakers and the media debate on the consequences of inclusionary zoning in San Diego County.
October 21, 2003, 7am PDT
Los Angeles Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff praises the just-opened Disney Hall as a shining testament to Frank Gehry and Los Angeles.
October 21, 2003, 4am PDT
California Indian tribes are using casino proceeds to buy back and expand reservation lands.
October 20, 2003, 5pm PDT
For the car-less in California, transit strikes are a real threat to jobs, education and health.
October 19, 2003, 7am PDT
Now officially open, Playa Vista is the 'largest and best example' of Smart Growth in Southern California.
October 17, 2003, 6am PDT
A major developer uses an innovative design minimizing the impact of cars on an apartment complex, suggesting that the market is ready for such change.
California Planning and Development Report
October 16, 2003, 1pm PDT
In Visalia, CA, putting up parking lots becomes a rallying cry for prudent land use.
October 16, 2003, 5am PDT
After years of delay, downtown Los Angeles is booming as market-rate housing reaches critical mass.
October 16, 2003, 4am PDT
As the transit strike in Los Angeles enters its third day, 1/2 million are stranded. Is the MTA is actually making money on the strike?
October 15, 2003, 2pm PDT
Despite California's continuing economic downtown, Sacramento Regional Transit's new LRT "South Line" is meeting initial ridership expectations.
October 15, 2003, 10am PDT
The new city hall building in Buena Park, CA, typifies a trend in Orange County to make civic buildings more user-friendly.
October 13, 2003, 2pm PDT
Fear of violence and the potential impact on property values make it difficult to find sites for secured treatment facilities in California.
October 10, 2003, 6am PDT
Wal-Mart is on the offensive in L.A., using all kinds of tactics – including a ballot referendum – to ensure its longevity in southern California.
October 9, 2003, 7am PDT
After five years, and $11 million in the making, Riverside County, CA has adopted a sweeping general plan in an attempt to better shape growth in the booming county.
October 8, 2003, 1pm PDT
Housing in Southern California has become so scarce that people are lining up on the street for a chance to buy a townhome.
October 8, 2003, 6am PDT
Garrett Hardin wrote the seminal essay "The Tragedy of the Commons".
October 7, 2003, 2pm PDT
Real Estate experts and economists convene in San Diego to discuss and debate the sustainability of California's recent rise in housing prices.
October 7, 2003, 11am PDT
Anthropological archaeologist Guillermo Algaze wins a MacArthur fellowship for understanding society in early cities.