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Judge blocks Arizona copper mine project in national forest 2.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The judge ruled late Wednesday that the agency improperly evaluated and considered water use issues associated with the Rosemont Mine project in the Santa Rita Mountains in the Coronado National Forest.

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Incoming Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is a democratic socialist. Here’s what that means. 15.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Candi CdeBaca was branded a communist during her Denver City Council campaign, but she describes herself as a democratic socialist -- and she's the local standard-bearer of a national trend. She takes office Monday.
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Why dating in L.A. comes down to ZIP Codes 13.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When I moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast, my life was in transition. I had been working on a dissertation about the cultural history of Los Angeles and decided to leave academia to write for television. And I had recently ended a long-term relationship. With few friends and a new career...

California needs housing, but not in mountain lion country 6.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The mountain lions of Southern California — facing dangerous freeway traffic, lethal poisons in their prey and the continued encroachment of humans into their habitat — are threatened with extinction. The question now is how much we care and what we’re willing to do, spend or sacrifice to protect...

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SB 50 could have reshaped L.A., and readers were having none of it 18.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Either SB 50 was the most unpopular piece of state legislation in years, or many L.A. Times letter writers live in tidy neighborhoods of historic single-family homes.

I say this because all but one of the nearly three dozen letters we received this week on SB 50, the bill in Sacramento to upend...

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Pale Waves Talks Friendship, Life As 'Gothy' Role Models 15.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We were the only two girls who had some sort of personality about them."
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Big backyards and pools are California’s past. Apartment buildings are its future 25.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

You don’t need to be a Nobel physicist to figure the direction California must go to solve its acute housing shortage — up.

Stop expanding sideways and become more like New York City — and less like us.

Those words are painful to write for a native Californian who grew up on a small orange ranch...

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After decades of suburban sprawl, San Diego eyes big shift to dense development 25.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer thinks his city has said “no” to housing for too long.

Where it once grew by sprawling — with political leaders in the middle of the last century annexing hundreds of square miles from the San Pasqual Valley near Cleveland National Forest to the border with Mexico...

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How the bullet train went from peak California innovation to the project from hell 14.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was billed as the most ambitious public works project since the transcontinental railroad opened up the West.

The high-speed rail network would transform California — ​cleaner air, less congested freeways and airports, and more limited suburban sprawl with a whole new style of housing around...

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This Is the Green New Deal’s Biggest Problem 11.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There might be no better monument to the limits of American environmentalism in the climate change era than a parking garage in Berkeley, California. It’s got “rooftop solar, electric-vehicle charging stations and dedicated spots for car-share vehicles, rainwater capture and water treatment […]
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What’s next for River Mile: City-sized Elitch Gardens project steaming ahead in Denver 8.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Remarkably, in a city racked by arguments about development, gentrification and density, the enormous River Mile redevelopment project faces little if any resistance. With a series of city approvals last year, it is approaching the start of what could be decades of construction.
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Inside Hawaii's Wild West cowboy culture, with ranch stays and a rodeo 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In Hawaii, surfers riding the waves atop their boards are an everyday sight. Less well known are cowboys on horseback herding cattle in the verdant hills of Hawaii Island.

Visitors who want a taste of the islands’ Wild West can take a scenic horseback ride or stay overnight in a historic rancher...

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Essential California: Even for the wildlands, the 'new normal' is too tough 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Jan. 12. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:


Southern California’s native shrublands are famously tough. Conservationist John Muir celebrated them as Mother Nature at her “most ruggedly, thornily...

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Experts say urban sprawl, climate change are increasing risk of major wildfires 29.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A fire that started in a rural community in northern California underscored a new reality in the state when days later it suddenly roared through neighborhoods on the edge of the city of Redding: Urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to wildfires.
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The Continuing Quest for a More Walkable Los Angeles 20.4.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Angelenos spend unfathomable amounts of time in cars navigating traffic jams—ones that definitely don’t turn into La La Land-style dance parties . A recent study by INRIX, a transportation analytics company, found that Los Angeles residents spend 100 hours in traffic congestion, the worst in the United States. Despite L.A.’s car-centric reputation, walking and taking public transit is the norm for many Angelenos, especially people of color. According to Los Angeles Metro, the county’s transit agency, most of its passengers are African American or Latino. Social inequality is baked into the regional land use laws characterized by low-density sprawl that has contributed to car dependence. Affluent, majority-white communities concentrated in the most desirable areas are effectively walled off by “redlining,” segregated housing policies that prevented low-income people and people of color from buying homes and living in white neighborhoods. Before World War II, L.A. ...
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What would Prince want? Two years later, his estate is a mess and his legacy unclear. 19.4.2018 Washington Post
What would Prince want? Two years later, his estate is a mess and his legacy unclear.
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Why America Needs More Social Housing 16.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here .  The quest to provide what has come to be called “affordable housing” in America is hobbled by one fundamental reality. Too much housing is in the market sector and too little is in a social sector permanently protected from rising prices. The result is that supply and demand relentlessly bids up market prices. Government is required to provide deeper and deeper subsidies to keep rents within the bounds of incomes, so fewer and fewer people get any kind of help. This is true whether the form of public subsidy is tax breaks, direct subsidies, vouchers, or deals with developers to set aside some percent of units as affordable. In most cities, the median rent far exceeds what median incomes can afford. In cities with hot housing markets, homeownership is even further beyond reach for those who do not already own homes, exacerbating competition for scarce apartments. The idea of having a permanent sector of ...
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Joshua Wheeler aims to put overlooked southern New Mexico on the map in 'Acid West' 14.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Geographers and journalists tend to think of the Southwest as a region, but in truth, it’s more a haphazard assortment of microclimates, environmental and cultural. It’s reservation and barrio, barren deserts and overrun tourist traps. It’s home to global centers for New Age woo-woo (Taos, Sedona),...

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The rise and fall and rise of Patrick Painter 27.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In the wake of a torrential downpour in early January, a sizeable and slightly random group of artists, collectors and art-curious celebrities descended upon the L.A. Convention Center for an “opening night premiere party”—hosted by Mad Men star Jon Hamm—celebrating the 23rd edition of the L.A....

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Protesters gathering in Sacramento to challenge Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions before his 'sanctuary state' speech 7.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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