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Landmark environmental law under threat in California

Sep 11, 2013
Golden State legislators are voting on whether to weaken a key law protecting the environment. Many say the law has been abused.
Posted In: california, Environment

Living with fire: In the dry West, it's not if a house will burn, it's when

Aug 19, 2013
Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Posted In: fire, california, wildfire

Banks sue a California city trying to take over underwater mortgages

Aug 8, 2013
Richmond, Calif., is trying to help distressed homeowners by reducing the principal on their mortgages using eminent domain.
Posted In: real estate, housing bubble, eminent domain, Housing, california

A zombie housing development comes back to life

Jul 9, 2013
Many housing developments were mothballed when the housing bubble burst several years ago. In states like California, they're being reanimated as demand for new houses increases.
Posted In: Housing, california, development

Deadline incentive speeds up Bay Bridge project

Jul 5, 2013
To speed things up, officials offered contractors a $20 million incentive if they finished on time.
Posted In: california, San Francisco, bridge, Oakland

BART strike reveals tech, transit worker divide

Jul 4, 2013
The strike has laid bare a tricky cultural divide in the Bay Area, between traffic-weary tech workers who drive the local economy, and blue collar transit workers who feel left behind.
Posted In: BART, San Francisco, california, public transportation, unions

The future of desert solar power

Jul 2, 2013
Solar facilities like Ivanpah could be the future -- or, they could be a footnote in the history of clean energy.
Posted In: solar power, alternative energy, california, desert

How will immigration reform feel on the border?

Jun 27, 2013
The high-profile immigration bill includes new spending for more fencing and enforcement along the Mexican border.
Posted In: illegal immigration, arizona, california, texas

California's high-speed rail meets opposition over eminent domain

May 28, 2013
Residents of California's Central Valley are trying to stop a high-speed rail system that would connect San Francisco to Los Angeles from cutting through their land.
Posted In: rail, high speed rail, california, eminent domain

Tesla's secret to success? Selling emissions credits

May 8, 2013
Luxury electric car maker Tesla is expected to report a profit on Wednesday. The profit comes not from the $100,000 cars, but from California Zero Emission Vehicle Credits that amount to thousands of dollars a car when resold to other car makers.
Posted In: tesla, carbon-dioxide emissions, california

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