Over Troubled Water

Restore the Delta The San Francisco Bay-Delta, largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas and a national treasure. . . If you have heard of the Delta at all, you have heard that it is both a vital resource and a seriously threatened region. But you’ve probably heard the story of the Delta … More Over Troubled Water

Study Finds Wildfire Smoke More Harmful To Humans Than Pollution From Cars

By Nathan Rott Tens of millions of Americans experienced at least a day last year shrouded in wildfire smoke. Entire cities were blanketed, in some cases for weeks, as unprecedented wildfires tore across the Western U.S., causing increases in hospitalizations for respiratory emergencies and concerns about people’s longer-term health. A new study finds those concerns … More Study Finds Wildfire Smoke More Harmful To Humans Than Pollution From Cars

Marin supervisors push back against huge state housing mandate

By Richard Halstead : marinij – excerpt Only Mill Valley, Corte Madera built enough during last 8 years to be exempt Marin supervisors said this week they are gravely concerned about a looming state mandate to build over 14,000 new housing units throughout the county between 2022 and 2030. “Marin County recognizes the need for more … More Marin supervisors push back against huge state housing mandate

Advocates say canceling rent, mortgage payments during pandemic more helpful than delay of payment

By Lisa Deaderick : sandiegouniontribune – excerpt San Diego Rent Strike 2020 is one local organization advocating for the cancellation of rent and mortgage payments during the COVID-19 pandemic While the moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic provided initial relief, the question of how to pay that back rent continues to hover. If … More Advocates say canceling rent, mortgage payments during pandemic more helpful than delay of payment

JPMorgan Chase, American Homes 4 Rent plan to build thousands of single-family rental homes

By Ben Lane : housingwire – excerpt Joint venture will develop SFR properties in West and Southeast One of the largest operators of single-family rental homes is partnering with one of the nation’s largest banks to build thousands of new rental homes. J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the asset management arm of JPMorgan Chase and American … More JPMorgan Chase, American Homes 4 Rent plan to build thousands of single-family rental homes

Landlord Under Fire for Accidentally CCing Tenants in Email About Being Evicted After Coronavirus

via email : People Magazine – excerpt A number of appalled residents of a Los Angeles property-management company are firing back at their landlord after Saturn Management accidentally copied all tenants in an insensitive email about rent payment amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Last Tuesday, roughly 300 tenants received a mass email about April’s … More Landlord Under Fire for Accidentally CCing Tenants in Email About Being Evicted After Coronavirus

Column: Housing debate needs to get facts straight

By Michael Smolens : sandiegouniontribune – excerpt California needs more housing, no question. But how much housing the state actually needs is a big question. As a candidate and then governor, Gavin Newsom repeatedly said that the state needed 3.5 million additional homes by 2025. That figure became something of an article of faith and … More Column: Housing debate needs to get facts straight

Building a house in California is expensive. These new proposals would slash city fees

By Hannah Wiley : sacbee – excerpt California Democrats unveiled on Monday a package of eight proposals that attempt to spur construction of new homes by slashing some of the fees that local governments charge for building permits. Those fees can run into the tens of thousands of dollars per house, driving up the cost … More Building a house in California is expensive. These new proposals would slash city fees