California

November 25, 2016, 1pm PST
Los Angeles is building several affordable housing projects for artists.
KPCC
November 23, 2016, 1pm PST
A new look for buffered bike lanes in Long Beach is confusing some of the residents.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
November 21, 2016, 12pm PST
City councilmembers express concern about progress of homelessness plan after receiving a first update report.
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2016, 7am PST
Forrest Hill building faces strong opposition from wealthy neighbors.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 21, 2016, 6am PST
In dollars, Seattle region's Proposition 1 was second only to Measure M, a $120 billion sales tax measure in Los Angeles County, although the comparison is lacking in at least three respects. Prop 1 did not pass in all three Puget Sound counties.
The Seattle Times
November 20, 2016, 1pm PST
The so-called LUVE initiative, which would have required a public vote on any development exceeding 32 feet or two stories, was rejected by over 56 percent of voters. Opponents significantly outspent supporters who failed to get council support.
Curbed Los Angeles
November 20, 2016, 7am PST
A key commercial corridor connecting Oakland and Fremont in the East Bay Area is due for a dramatic transformation in the form of a new Bus Rapid Transit line.
East Bay Times
November 18, 2016, 2pm PST
The city of Monterey has been compelled by a new state law to loosen prohibitions on accessory dwelling units after failing to so earlier in the year.
Monterey County Weekly
November 16, 2016, 12pm PST
The city of San Francisco and Airbnb may move their dispute from the courtroom to the negotiating table, as the company indicates willingness to find a "win-win" with the city.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 16, 2016, 11am PST
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times warns that along with new transit lines comes new housing for residents who want to enjoy the benefits of reduced auto-dependence. Plans need to ensure minimal housing displacement around the new stations.
Los Angeles Times
November 14, 2016, 10am PST
An affordable Housing measure passed in Tuesday's election has developers saying they may scrap existing building projects, meanwhile the bill’s supporters argue that the new rules will help break the housing crunch plaguing the area.
Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2016, 8am PST
Voters appear to have passed the most contentious ballot measure in San Francisco, Proposition Q, that allows city workers to remove tent encampments if shelter is available. Voters in other Bay Area counties passed taxes for affordable housing.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 10, 2016, 1pm PST
At the height of the California drought, a group of water suppliers offered rebates for people willing to remove lawns. Now, it's time to figure out if the experiment worked.
AP via San Jose Mercury News
November 10, 2016, 5am PST
More than the president was decided. Results are in on a Washington carbon tax, a California plastic bag ban, a Sunshine State restriction on solar panels, and on a ban on oil drilling in a California county that actually has oil drilling.
Planetizen
November 8, 2016, 1pm PST
The state capital of California is starting to see rents that would fit in around San Francisco or Los Angeles. Although explanations are scant, some are blaming the stagnant multi-family development industry.
The Sacramento Bee
November 8, 2016, 8am PST
The number of homeless women living in Los Angeles County has increased 55 percent since 2013. Women account for one in three homeless people in the county.
Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2016, 1pm PST
In San Diego, a battle is taking place between residents of historic Barrio Logan and proponents of an NFL stadium which threatens it. Actor Mario Lopez has been hired to sell the stadium proposal.
UrbDeZine
November 6, 2016, 11am PST
While billed as an "anti-fracking initiative," Measure Z in Monterey County, the 4th-largest oil-producing county in California, does far more. It bans new oil drilling and requires the cleaning of wastewater from current drilling operations.
KSBW
November 6, 2016, 9am PST
The National Park Service has launched the Puma Profiles, making it easier to explore the lives of the city's largest collection of feral residents.
KPCC
November 5, 2016, 9am PDT
Santa Monica is the first city in California to adopt an ordinance requiring new single-family homes be built to net-zero energy standards.
Construction Dive