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Kristy Venrick-Mardon brings bunnies and goats from Only Sunshine Sanctuary, her Elverta animal rescue, to interact with students at Meristem. But it’s not just playtime.
Families & Children
California Court Ruling Could Crack Down on Tactics to Slow or Block Construction
The California Environmental Quality Act has often been used, or misused, to block housing construction and other projects. A new state appellate court decision could reduce that practice.
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Wealthy Bay Area Enclave Worried About Sprawling New Development
Residents of San Rafael say the project could bring noise, pollution and crime to the area.
The Williamson Act, passed in 1965, now keeps more than 16 million acres of farmland out of the hands of developers. Here's how the law puts the brakes on the development of California agricultural properties.
The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.
Sutter Health is the latest medical provider to announce it has plans to expand into the City of Folsom. The healthcare provider is planning to open a 106,000 square foot Ambulatory facility near the intersection of Iron Point Road and East …
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How California’s 10 state conservancies buy up open land and shield it from developers to preserve the natural environment for public use.
California Forever, the company behind a proposed new city in Solano County, will submit a ballot measure seeking an exemption from local laws to allow development on the massive project to proceed.
The highest court in the land will soon decide how much leeway cities and counties have in offsetting new construction with fees to pay for infrastructure.
The state has hundreds of millions to spend on affordable housing. Developers say they need billions.
American River Conservancy
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