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State’s housing prices too high for middle-income residents

By   /  Friday, March 11th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on State’s housing prices too high for middle-income residents

A housing shortage is driving the middle class out of California. Several reports from Next 10 and Beacon Economics illustrated the state’s growing housing to jobs imbalance. Housing prices will continue to climb unless cities and counties increase residential densities and streamline the permitting process, according to the reports. More people are leaving the state Read More →

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Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

The climate change accords signed in Paris this month have been a vindication of Gov. Jerry Brown’s view of a less carbon intensive economy. That is no small accomplishment, which vindicates San Luis Obispo County’s decision to embrace “Big Solar” and efforts in Ventura County to combine industrial-scale solar with waste recycling to reduce carbon Read More →

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Letter to the editor: CEQA makes for better projects

By   /  Friday, February 15th, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter to the editor: CEQA makes for better projects

CEQA isn’t perfect, but it provides a vehicle for community engagement and an opportunity to make projects better.

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Editorial: Don’t let CEQA rule out renewable energy projects

By   /  Friday, December 14th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Don’t let CEQA rule out renewable energy projects

California’s lovely landscapes make it unique, but we must also make way for renewable energy.

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