San Jose sues Santa Clara over City Place Project

by Alissa Reyes : santaclaraweekly – excerpt The City of San Jose filed a lawsuit against the City of Santa Clara on Friday July 29 claiming that the 240-acre City Place project will have a negative impact on San Jose. “The City of San Jose hasn’t gotten very specific with their complaint thus far,” said … More San Jose sues Santa Clara over City Place Project

California! Eye-Balling the Lesser Evil Up Close: No Climate Change Advantage with Dems in Charge

By Dick Platkin : citywatchla – excerpt …In Sacramento, Californians have world-class climate legislation, such as AB 32 and SB 375. It is the envy of climate activists and environmentalists from coast to coast. But, even more importantly, Californians have CEQA, the California Environmental Quality Act.  It is one serious piece of environmental legislation, and it … More California! Eye-Balling the Lesser Evil Up Close: No Climate Change Advantage with Dems in Charge

Warriors win judgment in fight over SF Mission Bay arena

By J.K. Dineen : sfgate – excerpt The Golden State Warriors’ push to relocate the basketball team from Oakland to San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood cleared a key hurdle Monday, as a judge ruled against a group that had filed multiple lawsuits to kill the project. On Monday, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Garrett Wong … More Warriors win judgment in fight over SF Mission Bay arena

Is Cal Am trying to get around the CEQA?

montereyherald – excerpt The issue with the California American Water slant well isn’t if it is successfully pumping seawater, it is that Cal Am is simultaneously increasing seawater intrusion in the Salinas River Basin aquifers. This is what the multimillion-dollar Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project (CSIP) was designed to stop. CSIP was doing a good job … More Is Cal Am trying to get around the CEQA?

Tech heavyweights Benioff, Mayer and Stoppelman enter state’s housing battle

By Roland Li : bizjournals – excerpt Tech titans are gathering to support Gov. Jerry Brown’s “as of right” proposal to reduce approvals needed for new projects that include affordable housing, even as some local elected officials have opposed the bill. Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer and former Disney CEO Michael … More Tech heavyweights Benioff, Mayer and Stoppelman enter state’s housing battle

Letter from Sacramento: Sometimes Friends Are So Disappointing

By Newsroom America Feeds : newsroomamerica – excerpt Dear Eric, This letter begins with a sigh. A large, loud sigh that implies disappointment. The kind of sigh that follows the news that a friend, someone you expected to be on your side, somebody who always had your back, does something disappointing and inexcusable. It’s also … More Letter from Sacramento: Sometimes Friends Are So Disappointing

Lakeside Business Owners Bet the Farm on CEQA Challenge

By Maya Srikrishnan : voiceofsandiego – excerpt A bunch of small farming-related businesses in Lakeside have a powerful ally in their attempts to keep a much larger competitor from opening next door: the California Environmental Quality Act. The legal case has small businesses fighting not only their would-be competitor, but also the county for using … More Lakeside Business Owners Bet the Farm on CEQA Challenge

Court Rules Against San Diego County Climate Action Plan

By Tom Fudge, Patty Lane, Quinn Owen, Amita Sharma : kpbs – excerpt (includes video) Thursday, October 30, 2014 – An appellate court has ruled against San Diego County’s Climate Action Plan, stating it “does not ensure reductions.” The court found San Diego County’s plan to reduce greenhouse emissions did not live up to state … More Court Rules Against San Diego County Climate Action Plan