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June 10, 2019
Rim Fire tour provides striking view of California’s wildfire challenges – CA Forward

June 7, 2019
Why these California wildfire victims wish their houses had burned down – PBS

June 6, 2019
New R.V.s at Dillon Beach Resort draw criticism, trigger permit – Point Reyes Light

June 4, 2019
Newsom’s Budget Fine-Tunes a Balancing Act – Random Lengths News
There is no quick and easy solution to the California housing crisis, but hope remains in compromise – Highlander News

June 3, 2019
Coronado Is Fighting Back Against Forced Density – Coronado Times
California Legislators Offer Spate Of Proposals On Housing – Long Beach Business Journal

June 1, 2019
Opinion: How low is low? – San Mateo Journal

April 25, 2019
State rent-gouging bill advances, but still no action on tighter rent control – CALmatters

Bill Dodd’s Napa Pipe housing bill passes the Senate – Times Herald

April 24, 2019
New report analyzes how SB 50 would impact LA. Here are 5 takeaways – Curbed Los Angeles

Santa Barbara Holds AUD Workshop Focused on Downtown Housing – Noozhawk

California housing crisis continues with no end in sight – Liberation

Bay Area political events: Housing crisis, animal rights – San Francisco Chronicle

Scott Wiener’s SB50, competing transit-housing bill head for showdown – San Francisco Chronicle

April 22, 2019
Dodd to host mobile home issues forum in Vallejo – Times Herald

Date Set For Canyon View Estates Solar Panel Trial – KHTS Radio

Real Estate & Development – Long Beach Business Journal

April 19, 2019
Register Your Mobilehome California Saves Mobilehome Owners More Than $1.5 Million in Third Year – Sierra Sun Times

County seeks funds from state for affordable housing projects – Valley News

April 18, 2019
Funding available for programs working to address homelessness – Benito Link

April 17, 2019
Lindsay lists the good and bad of having McDermont – The Sun Gazette

Housing Element approval ‘no later than June,’ officials say – The Coast News

Residents warn council multistory buildings will be the end of Los Altos as they know it – Los Altos Town Crier

April 16, 2019
Opinion: Streamlining granny flats will ease housing crisis – The Mercury News

LA takes a stand against SB 50 – Curbed Los Angeles

April 15, 2019
City Council Meets Monday, Considers Request to HUD for Homeless Programs – Pasadena Now

April 13, 2019
Commentary: Solving California’s housing crisis demands action. These steps will help – Napa Valley Register

April 12, 2019
Gov. Newsom to partner with cities to develop affordable housing on state-owned property – Lake County News

April 10, 2019
One of California’s last black enclaves threatened by Inglewood’s stadium deal – Los Angeles Times

April 9, 2019
County seeks funds from state for affordable housing projects – Valley News

Harbour-8 Park improvements get nod from city staff – The Richmond Standard

April 8, 2018
State Sues Huntington Beach Over Housing Production – Milbank News

Local family run business is bringing Accessory Dwelling Units to a whole new level – The Coast News Group

April 7, 2019
To Meet State Mandates, Santa Barbara Must Build 3,083 New Housing Units by 2023 - Noozhawk

April 4, 2019
California’s New ‘Gold Rush’ Is Transit Oriented Development – Monrovia Weekly

April 1, 2019
Livermore City Council approves framework to meet housing demand – Pleasanton Weekly

March 31, 2019
My Word: ‘Property is robbery’ — We need rent control in California – Times Standard

March 28, 2019
Major housing projects contributing to City’s state targets, according to report – Cupertino Today

Encinitas council gives final approval to updated housing plan – Del Mar Times

March 25, 2019
California’s Construction Workers Can’t Afford the Homes They’re Building – City Watch LA

March 22, 2019

North County family run business is bringing Backyard Homes aka Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) to a whole new level – Coast News Group

March 21, 2019

FEMA extends housing aid for fire survivors as Santa Rosa offers home loans to eligible Coffey Park fire victims – Press Democrat

March 20, 2019

CalHome plans March 30 event on loans for rebuilding homes destroyed by fires – Lake County News

City struggles to reach own housing goals – Half Moon Bay Review

Chula Vista's low-income housing project for Olympic athletes (and millionaire soccer players) – San Diego Union Tribune

March 14, 2019

Rent control report highlights value of long-term occupancy – Santa Monica Daily Press

Report Reveals Widespread Abuse at Orange County Shelters – Courthouse News

83-Unit Affordable Housing Project Opens in San Francisco – Multi-Housing News

March 5, 2019

Mission Viejo explores affordable housing near Saddleback College – The Orange County Register

March 4, 2019

State agency suspends operating permit of Tuolumne County mobile home park – The Union Democrat

Manufactured homes — one option to ease the housing crisis – Capitol Weekly

March 2, 2019

Santa Clarita Won’t Reach Housing Production Targets For 800 Years, New Study Predicts – The Proclaimer

March 1, 2019

Demolition starts at the Soledad Trailer Lodge – The Signal

February 28, 2019

Why did Newsom bust tiny Wheatland on affordable housing? City says rules ‘don’t really fit’ – Sacramento Bee

California cities graded on housing creation, but process is flawed – San Francisco Chronicle

February 27, 2019

San Luis Obispo leaders face uphill climb on lack of housing – KSBY 6 California's Central Coast

February 2, 2019

Governor’s Lawsuit Against Huntington Beach: State Overreach vs. Local Control – California Globe

February 23, 2019

Encinitas chooses court over ballot for housing guidance – The Coast News Group

SF’s Balboa Park Public Pool Reopens After $11 Million Renovation – CBS San Francisco

February 22, 2019

Affordable housing in Wheatland – Appeal Democrat

February 21, 2019

Ukiah gets $5.1 million for senior housing project – The Ukiah Daily Journal

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva introduces Flexible Housing Program to help Californians experiencing homelessness – Orange County Breeze

Home, $weet home – Easy Reader News

February 20, 2019

Could this new bill help solve California’s housing crisis? New study suggests otherwise – The Modesto Bee

North County Report: Encinitas Makes Its Case to Newsom – Voice of San Diego

Lindsay claims functional bankruptcy – Sun Gazette

February 19, 2019

Newsom Meets With Local Mayors About Affordable Housing – NBC Los Angeles

Gov. Newsom Touts Affordable Housing In California – CBS Los Angeles

Newsom to Meet With Mayors About Affordable Housing – My News LA

Gavin Newsom’s housing lawsuit put 47 California cities on notice. Is yours on the list? – Sacramento Bee

February 18, 2019

Clearlake City Council passes mobile home urgency ordinance – Lake County News

February 16, 2019

Pasadena Domestic Violence, Homeless Shelter Programs Get $5.7 Million in State, Federal Grants – Pasadena Now

February 15, 2019

Governor, city’s housing manager address affordable housing situation – Elk Grove Citizen

Five winning ideas to build housing more quickly and cheaply for L.A.’s homeless community – Los Angeles Times

February 14, 2019

Addressing the U.S. Affordable Housing Issue at the State and Local Levels – Urbanland

The Village Returns – North Coast Journal

February 13, 2019

Clearlake City Council to hold midyear budget workshop, meeting – Lake County News

February 12, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom calls out cities that fail to plan for housing – The Press Enterprise

February 11, 2019

With Huntington Beach Lawsuit, Newsom Signals Aggressive Housing Strategy – Long Beach Business Journal

February 9, 2019

Editorial: Cupertino-style elitism at root of Bay Area housing crisis – The Mercury News

February 7, 2019

State housing authority puts city’s ‘back against the wall’ – The Coast News Group

Rivas issues statement on $3.5 million in expected emergency homeless funding – Benito Link

State department advises revisions to proposed Encinitas housing plan – San Diego Union Tribune

February 4, 2019
Building Industry Leader gives San Diego an “F” grade for new housing – San Diego KUSI News

February 3, 2019
A dark side to the California dream: How the state Constitution makes affordable housing hard to build – Los Angeles Times

Marin Voice: California needs more ‘pure vanilla’ housing for seniors (opinion) – Marin Independent Journal

February 1, 2019
Tuolumne Supervisors To Hear Biomass Facility Study Findings – My Mother Lode

A now-vacant mobile home park has cost Rancho Mirage $11 million over the past ten years – Palms Spring Desert Sun

January 31, 2019
Construction of a new restroom building is underway at Pioneer Park in Lompoc – KEYT News

Pismo Beach has $3.5 million for affordable housing, but developers aren’t biting – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Huntington Beach Sued While Marin County Exempted from Affordable Housing Requirements – California Globe

January 30, 2019
California Sues Huntington Beach Over Lack of Affordable Housing – Multi-Housing News

January 28, 2019
California sues one of its own cities for not building enough affordable housing – Housing Wire

Pismo Beach on list of cities out of compliance with California housing law – KSBY News

January 25, 2019
California sues wealthy coastal city over low-income housing – Associated Press

State Sues Huntington Beach, Accusing it of Blocking Housing Production – NBC Los Angeles Times

Gavin Newsom takes wealthy Southern California city to court over its lack of housing – Modesto Bee

Opinion: How Gavin Newsom Could Earn the Title of Best Governor in California History – The Daily Caller

California to sue Huntington Beach to force it to plan low-income housing – San Francisco Chronicle

At Gov. Newsom’s urging, California will sue Huntington Beach over blocked homebuilding – Los Angeles Times

January 24, 2019
Want to fund Coachella Valley transportation? Newsom's budget proposal would link money to housing – Palm Springs Desert Sun

January 23, 2019
Homeless Task Force receives $562,512 disbursement – Calaveras Enterprise

The Village is Back – The Lumberjack

County to build housing for mentally ill homeless – Sun Gazette

January 22, 2019
Overpaying for housing (opinion) – Ventura County Star

January 18, 2019
$3M sought for Yolo Library construction – Daily Democrat

County to receive funding to help homeless – Daily Press

January 17, 2019
SJB Planning Commission chooses firm to update housing element – Benito Link

January 16, 2019
Study: California Housing Workforce Shortage in 2019 is a Barrier to Affordability – California Newswire

California Must Not Become a Have/Have-Not Housing State (Commentary) – Comstocks

January 14, 2019
Local Homeless Care Organizations Receive $3 Million – Business Journal

January 13, 2019
Solano to get $700,000-plus for homeless issues – Times-Herald

Report tells a tale of two Sonomas and the missing middle – Sonoma Times

January 11, 2019
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County receive $900K state grant to help homelessa – Lompoc Record

January 10, 2019
Government shutdown puts millions of North Bay disaster dollars in limbo – Press Democrat

Newsom Proposes $144 Billion California Budget With Focus On Education, Building Reserves – Capital Public Radio

January 8, 2019
Mayor: Proposed State Housing Law a Bad Fit for Pasadena – Pasadena Now

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