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YIMBYs Endorse California Forever


On June 19, California YIMBY announced support for the California Forever project going to the Solano County ballot in November.

Environmental Groups Appeal Sites Reservoir Ruling


A new round of litigation began when environmental groups opposed to the Sites reservoir in Colusa County filed an appeal on a ruling which dismissed their suit seeking to halt the project from proceeding.

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The Number of Grandparents Taking the ADU or Converted Housing Path in the Sacramento Region Is Way Up

By Madison Flewellyn More and more people in Sacramento are opting to move into multigenerational homes, or build accessory dwelling units ‚Äď better known as...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits Across Sacramento, El Dorado Counties

Fire officials have announced the suspensions of burn permits across the areas of Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, as well as Amador and San Joaquin Counties.

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Folsom Fire Chief Closes Open Spaces for Fire Danger

Designated city-owned open spaces with high fire potential are now off-limits in Folsom, according to an announcement from the Folsom Fire Department Wednesday afternoon.

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Folsom‚Äôs ‚ÄúCastle Park‚ÄĚ Could Be Saved by $1.1M From City Reserve Funds

For several months now, the community, along with officials from Folsom Parks and Recreation and Folsom City Council have had discussions regarding the condition and the future of one of the city’s longtime favorite parks.

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CLTRE Secures Land on Del Paso Boulevard for Housing Development

By Keyshawn Davis CLTRE, a nonprofit creating pathways for economic development and homeownership in underserved communities, has secured a new site for affordable housing and...


Lighthouse Field in Santa Cruz, which might be a huge resort if not for the Coastal Commission.
The Public Shore Protectors
Born amid controversy, this public agency is responsible for managing some of the most precious real estate in the world.
Zoning laws tell you what you can and can't build on the property you own. How does government get away with that?
How Zoning Laws Shape California and Society
Zoning is everywhere, but is it a way to regulate development or a tool for social engineering?
How California reclamation districts turned millions of acres of wetlands into fertile agricultural land, starting in the earliest days of the Gold Rush.
Reclamation Districts: Turning ‚ÄėSwamps‚Äô Into Farmland
From its earliest days as a state, California has been trying to turn marshes into productive land.
Since 1972, the California Coastal Commission has ruled over the state’s shoreline.
California Coastal Commission: Where It Comes From, What It Does
How a nuclear plant, a real estate development and an oil spill led to a landmark law.
The Baldwin Hills area in South Los Angeles is one region where a state conservancy would keep open land accessible to the public.
California’s 10 State Conservancies: How They Protect Parks and Open Land
Starting in 1976, the legislature began creating agencies to buy up open land, and keep it open.
Does California’s signature environmental law protect the state’s scenic beauty, or cause more problems than it solves?
CEQA: The Surprising Story of CA’s Key Environmental Law
54-year-old environmental law is often blamed for causing the state’s housing crisis. Is it getting a bad rap?
The 1965 law known as the Williamson Act has been responsible for keeping about half of California's farmland out of the hands of developers.
The Williamson Act: How the Law That Protects California’s Farmland Works
More than half of California farmland is under contracts that prevent its development.
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