Tampa Bay one of the top most vulnerable areas to sea level rise, scientists say | WTSP.com

Tampa Bay landmarks like the Tampa Riverwalk could be underwater in the next 80 years, according to scientists. By 2100, NOAA predicts the sea level will rise approximately four feet. It may seem like a long time from now, but these outlooks are based on climate change effects we’re seeing today. Source: Tampa Bay one […]
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Renowned homelessness expert takes San Diego job – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego County Regional Task force on the Homeless has picked Gordon Walker as its new CEO, bringing in a leader from Utah who used a strategy there that people are trying to adopt in San Diego. While Walker was in Utah as the director of the Division of Housing and Community Development the […]
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San Bernardino will build affordable modular homes on city-owned plots

Up to three more modular houses will be built on lots already owned by the city and sold to first-time homebuyers, thanks to an agreement the City Council approved Wednesday night. The partnership with Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services will use $650,000 worth of HOME funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and […]
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Distressed City Exits Bankruptcy, But More Distress Ahead | The American Spectator

While the city budget is doing better and public employees can rely on their large lifetime pensions, it’s not such a rosy picture for residents. In addition to higher taxes, locals will continue to put up with crumbling roads and insufficient public services. Moody’s pointed to the “probability of continued financial distress and possibly even […]
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California Is Seizing A Public Beach From A Billionaire | Celebrity Net Worth

A bill from state Senator Jerry Hill would give the State Lands Commission the right to direct $1 million into a new fund set up solely to acquire the land that Martins Beach occupies by potentially using the law of eminent domain to take control of the 6.4 acres necessary to ensure public access. The […]
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Malibu Parking Study Produces Controversial Suggestion | News | malibutimes.com

The Coastal Commission urged the city to resist cutting 675 parking spaces along the Pacific Coast Highway, in a letter sent in March to the city. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) also expressed “concern” over the loss of parking spaces throughout the city. Source: Malibu Parking Study Produces Controversial Suggestion | News | […]
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Everyone loves desalination, but there are cheaper alternatives | The Modesto Bee

Desalination proponents often tout Australia and Israel, but their experiences are warnings for California. Widely available conservation and efficiency measures, such as recycling and capturing storm water, are far less expensive. Source: Everyone loves desalination, but there are cheaper alternatives | The Modesto Bee
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San Diego Water Rate Dispute Continues, Expected To Go To California Supreme Court | KPBS

Damages awarded to the San Diego County Water Authority in a long-running legal dispute over rates need to be recalculated, a panel of state appellate justices ruled Wednesday. Experts expect both sides to take the case to the state Supreme Court. Source: San Diego Water Rate Dispute Continues, Expected To Go To California Supreme Court […]
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