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The association aims to preserve, protect and restore the diversity of native plants in California’s grasslands—the most threatened ecosystem in the state. The organization provides educational programs, training, and field experiences for members and the general public to accomplish its goals.

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Dispensary Owners Ask City to Legalize Cannabis Sales

Jan. 11, 2023, midnight

At its DATE TK meeting, City Council will consider the request of two Wilton residents who own a dispensary in Davis and want to expand to Galt.

Barley Barn Tap House Passes Legal Hurdle

Dec. 7, 2022, 4 p.m.

The Barley Barn Tap House in Folsom moves forward after a Sacramento County Superior Court judge denied an environmental impact challenge to the 4,300-square-foot business.

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Image caption: The Delta King, a paddlewheel riverboat with hotel rooms and a live theater, docked on the Old Sacramento Waterfront
Old Sacramento Waterfront Reboots

After hitting pause during the Covid-19 pandemic, city officials are once again trying to revitalize the popular but aging Old Sacramento Waterfront.

Image caption: It may not seem like it, but California has too many parking spaces.
New Housing and Climate Law Cuts Back on Parking Spaces

There's too much parking! Why a new law, AB 2097, cutting back on parking space requirements in new housing and business developments could be a game changer for the climate, and the housing crisis.

Image caption: Ecology Action promotes alternative transportation year round, not just during Bike Month.
Action Heroes

For half a century, this group has reduced waste, reimagined local transportation and redesigned buildings. It’s all part of Ecology Action’s quest for sustainability.

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Big Sur’s Esselen Tribe Stands at the Forefront of a Movement

Sara Rubin here, thinking about how thousands of years before Monterey County as a jurisdiction even existed as an idea, it was inhabited by thousands of Indigenous people who called this place home. Numerous villages all over the region were…

Image caption: SB 35 aims to make it easier for developers to build projects that include significant amounts of affordable housing units.
SB35, California’s Key Affordable Housing Law, Explained

SB 35 is one of California’s most important affordable housing laws. Here’s what it does, and a look at how well it’s working.

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Getting to Yes

In which we ponder how to make things better in a climate of no.

Image caption: Proponents of SB 9 and SB 10 hope the legislation will make it easier for California to increase its housing stock.
California Split

Two controversial bills finally pass, opening up at least the possibility that single-family lots could be used to provide more housing options.

Image caption: LAFCOs were created in part to rein in suburban sprawl.
LAFCOs Are No Joke: The Boards That Set Government Boundaries

What’s a LAFCO? That’s the odd-sounding acronym for the independent boards that get a grip on suburban sprawl and government inefficiency.

Image caption: A Senate bill to create zoning laws that promote affordable housing has been met with protest in Santa Cruz.
Bill to Allow More Housing Meets Protest in Santa Cruz

A State Senate bill would allow quick rezoning for multi-family housing, as a new research study reveals the high cost of single-family zoning laws.

Image caption: Participants in a recent board meeting of the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee discuss affordable housing in the wake of a pandemic-fueled boom in real estate prices.
Paradise Found

A pandemic-fueled real estate boom has exploded in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Mountain Housing Council is working to ensure that locals can keep their own little slices of heaven.

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