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The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, a nonprofit membership organization which consists of public and private businesses, educational institutions, and other non-profits, aims to improve the region’s economy and quality of life by creating new jobs and business opportunities.

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Pajaro Flooding Victims Demand Answers at Raucous Town Hall Meeting


Pajaro residents voiced their discontent with the few resources available to help them return home on Friday when the evacuation order is lifted.

State May Downsize Program for First-Time Homebuyers


Gov. Newsom wants to spend $300 million the first year. But falling home prices and rising mortgage rates are complicating the launch.

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Mall Culture and the American Dream

Shopping malls revolutionized how Americans shopped, socialized, and lived. Now, malls face an uncertain future. How did the dream of a new town square go so wrong?

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How the Suburbs Shaped America, and California Shaped the Suburbs

America has become a mostly suburban country, and California is known for its sprawling ’burbs. But what is a suburb? It turns out California may not be as suburban as people believe.

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Construction begins on oft-delayed 144-unit housing project in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville’s newest residential development broke ground on Feb. 17, nearly five years after it was originally approved by the city council. Hillcrest, located off of Ohlone Parkway, will consist of 144 units when fully built out over several phases, including …

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Neighbors challenge Pajaro housing project

PAJARO—A group of Pajaro neighbors has filed a lawsuit against a developer, the County of Monterey and its Board of Supervisors, challenging an agricultural workforce housing project in Pajaro that would place 45 units on Susan Street, a dead-end road …

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Ocean Street apartment plans revised in Santa Cruz

Developers of one of the largest recent housing proposals in Santa Cruz have revised plans and will share new details at a Feb. 9 meeting.


Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
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