Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard

By Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes : sfchronicle – excerpt This Treadwell and Rollo map may help you keep track of the parcels. A radioactive piece of metal was found on the top of the hill about a foot underground on Parcel A near an area that was declared safe for housing years ago. A … More Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard

New Decisions offer important Guidance on California Ballot Box Planning

By David L Preiss |Rachel Antoinette Boyce :  hklaw – excerpt Rulings Help Reconcile Local Land Use Decisions with Powers of Referendum and Initiative HIGHLIGHTS: Two recent decisions by California courts offer important judicial guidance on the longstanding issue of reconciling local government land use decisions with the referendum and initiative powers reserved to the people … More New Decisions offer important Guidance on California Ballot Box Planning

Berkeley blocks housing project again, citing historic value of parking lot site

By Adam Brinklow : curbed – excerpt Even SB 35 can’t get West Berkeley plans past city skepticism Berkeleyside reports that its titular city has prevented a proposed 260-unit development in West Berkeley from employing the development-friendly state law SB 35 to fast track city approval, citing the proximity of the city’s Shellmound as a … More Berkeley blocks housing project again, citing historic value of parking lot site

Is High-Density Housing Project Too Big for the Neighborhood?

By Nick Welsh : independent – excerpt It was a long hot, afternoon for developer Greg Reitz as he doubled down on Santa Barbara’s love-it-or-hate-it experiment to create new rental housing in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Reitz is proposing to raze most of the eight lots bounded by Anapamu, Garden, and Figueroa streets … More Is High-Density Housing Project Too Big for the Neighborhood?

Appeals court rules in favor of Niles residents over ‘gateway’ development

By Joseph Geha : eastbaytimes – excerpt FREMONT — A state appeals court has ruled that a full environmental impact report is needed before a nearly 100-townhouse development planned for the historic Niles district of Fremont can proceed. The decision marks another victory for a small group of steadfast Niles residents who more than three … More Appeals court rules in favor of Niles residents over ‘gateway’ development

S.F. water agency opposes plan to save local salmon, cries ‘drought’

By Robyn Purchia : About 150 miles beyond the Bay lies the Tuolumne River. Many San Franciscans visit the area to fish, raft, attend music festivals and see the bald eagles, beavers and river otters that call the area home. The river also visits us. Every time we turn on the tap, we welcome Tuolumne … More S.F. water agency opposes plan to save local salmon, cries ‘drought’

This is the truth about Brisbane

By Brisbane Citizens for Responsible Development : brisbane411 – excerpt Video clip of Heminger saying “We (sort of ) told the truth to Brisbane” – from savemarinwood A developer is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a campaign to triple Brisbane’s housing on the Baylands. They’ve convinced state legislators to threaten Brisbane with legislation that hijacks the City’s review … More This is the truth about Brisbane