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Last weekend I took an afternoon at the California State Railroad Museum. There was a big rainstorm coming in and I thought that's a good place to spend a rainy day. It ended up not raining until ...
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From The Sacramento Bee...
This Isn’t Your Parents’ West Sacramento
The Sacramento region’s forgotten second city is having a moment. Hundreds of homes have replaced rice mills and empty lots along the Sacramento River, with many more about to be built.
Zoning laws determine what can be built and where. These laws have shaped California, but are they really just tools for social engineering? The history of zoning is closely tied to racial segregation, as well as the state's shortage of …
A new interpretation of an old law gives homebuilders leverage over California cities and their zoning codes. They’re using it to push through thousands of new apartments around the state.
California lawmakers are exploring ways to reconnect urban neighborhoods torn asunder during the interstate highway construction boom of the 1950s and ’60s.
In which we ponder how to make things better in a climate of no.
The short-term or ‘vacation’ rental industry spawns hundreds of horror stories and damages the housing market, but governments struggle with how to bring it under control.
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