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This city told Amazon and Google: No incentives for you 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Amazon canceled plans for a New York City Headquarter after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.
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Five winning ideas to build housing more quickly and cheaply for L.A.'s homeless community 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

One idea is to assemble micro communities out of polymer panels. Another is to revive the iconic L.A. bungalow courtyard. A third is to convert two-car garages into studio apartments across suburbia.

Those projects, and two others to build more-conventional housing using prefab modules, have been...

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3 generations in one apartment building? That was the grandparents’ idea 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When the three generations of the Haven clan — eight members in all — gather for a family get-together, no one has to travel very far.

The patriarch and matriarch — Clayton, 84, and Sharon, 76 — live on the ground floor of a 1910 apartment building in the Normal Heights neighborhood of San Diego....

Mpls. eyes new weapon in fight against climate change: energy disclosures 15.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minneapolis City Council is expected to pass rules that would require landlords and sellers disclose energy efficiency information before people commit to buying or renting. The thinking is these rules will help make Minneapolis' affordable housing and climate change goals.
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L.A. Planning Commission backs new hotel, housing development near USC 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A Los Angeles city commission backed plans Thursday for a new complex with hundreds of hotel rooms, shops, restaurants and housing near USC, overriding opponents who complained it would drive out longtime tenants and destroy a historic district.

The Fig would bring seven-story buildings to a 4.4-acre...

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New York City Legislation Would Make It Cheaper to Rent an Apartment 13.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Bills slated to be introduced by New York City Councilman Keith Powers and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera would limit brokers’ fees and security deposits on rental apartments.
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Progressive Lawmakers Take Aim at Landlords With Rent Control, Tax Proposals 13.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Progressive lawmakers throughout the U.S. are proposing tighter controls or new taxes on big property owners, stepping up the pressure after Democrats enjoyed big gains in the November elections.
Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's prepared remarks for his first State of the State address 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here are the full prepared remarks for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address:

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make...

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Turn to tech for a solution to your parking problems, at home or on the road 11.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Riddle me this, travelers: When is a car not a car? When it’s an albatross. I thought my crummy rental was a car and not a South Seas winged creature as I whizzed south toward San Diego for a weekend. But that was before I tried to find parking.

Rental cars are a $30-billion-a-year business in...

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Crumbling church, ruined mansion: See these 5 endangered places in Colorado before they disappear 10.2.2019 Denver Post: Entertainment
A crumbling church, a mansion in ruins and a market older than Denver are some of the sites added to Colorado's Most Endangered Places in 2019.
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Denver apartment development booming despite signs of slowdown 9.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Despite warning signs that some tight twists and turns are on the road ahead, metro Denver's apartment developers aren't shifting from the gas pedal to the brake.
Amazon reconsiders its New York headquarters plan, sources say 8.2.2019 LA Times: Business Inc. is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of opposition from local politicians, according to two people familiar with the company’s thinking.

The company has not leased or purchased office space for the project, making it easy...

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Rush Limbaugh and cats: How readers deal with their raccoon and rat problems 8.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Like columnist Steve Lopez, I had a pest problem at my house.

Raccoons were living under our bathroom in a spot that had a pipe access hatch in an adjacent closet. They were actually pushing the hatch door trying to get into the house.

This went on for days until a friend gave us...

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California needs to build affordable housing. Its racist Article 34 makes that too difficult 8.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California voters have consistently backed the building of affordable housing, and they have been generous in paying for it. Since 1988, the state has passed seven housing bonds worth more than $9 billion to fund the construction of homes for seniors, the homeless, farmworkers and low-income families.

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Southern California Edison and Boeing sued over devastating Woolsey fire 6.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A lawsuit filed Tuesday against Boeing and Southern California Edison alleges that the two companies failed to protect the public from the threat that fire posed at the Santa Susana Field Lab, a former rocket testing facility where the devastating Woolsey fire broke out in November.

The suit accuses...

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Colorado renters could see fees limited or even returned if new bill becomes law 6.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Renters would have the right to know why a property rejected their application, receive an itemized receipt detailing any and all fees, and get any unused fees returned if a bill introduced in the Colorado House becomes law.
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Man Arrested After Making Hundreds of 911 Calls 2.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Michael S. Reston was charged with misusing 911 by police.
Essential California: Go Rams! 2.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Feb. 2. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:


The Rams are in the Super Bowl on Sunday. In their future home of Inglewood, that should provoke pure joy. But there’s also sadness and uncertainty....

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Young, punk and loud: James Oseland reveals his rambunctious years as 'Jimmy Neurosis' 1.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Late in his memoir “Jimmy Neurosis,” former Saveur Editor in Chief James Oseland recalls a moment when the world appears to open up. It’s 1979, in San Francisco, and Oseland is 16 years old. For two years, he’s been absorbed in self-destructive frenzy: drugs, anonymous sex, self-loathing — all...

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To fight the housing shortage, California is right to come down hard on Huntington Beach 1.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

You almost have to feel sorry for the city fathers of Huntington Beach. Almost.

City Council members tried, for a while, to do the right thing by state law. In 2013, they approved a housing plan that conformed to state requirements for the construction of affordable housing.

Then, in 2016, after...

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