By Camille von Kaenel [12-20-19] // Butte County will start gathering input from the community of Magalia and the upper ridge to write a formal blueprint for development in the unincorporated area after the North Valley Community Foundation approved a $250,000 grant for the plan this week.
By Karen D’Souza [12-20-19] // A new RealtyHop study analyzed over 300,00 real estate listings to identify the health of 100 of the largest housing markets in the U.S. San Francisco was ranked #97, Oakland #95, Fremont #88, and San Jose #84. Cooling markets may be correcting after years of expanding prices.
By Kelsi Maree Borland [12-20-19] // Orange County leads the Southern California region in wage growth, according to a new report from JLL. Orange County has a medium income of $88,453 and a 2.5% unemployment rate.
By Adam Brinklow [12-20-19] // “The Board has now voted to oppose [SB 50] not once, not twice, but three times,” tweeted State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) following San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ vote. “We get it. You don’t like it.”
By Alex Tavlian [12-19-19] // Last week, the California High-Speed Rail Authority approved soliciting bids for a 30-year contract to build and maintain the track and operating system for the pared-down high-speed rail system now slated to run from Merced to Bakersfield. Meanwhile, the Federal Railroad Administration – which has already cancelled portions of grant funding authorized in 2010 – sent a letter opposing the bid request announcement.
By Molly Parker [12-18-19] // Twenty years after a private developer took over an affordable housing complex, the property has deteriorated once again and is in need of a multimillion-dollar renovation. A multilayered and confusing financial situation has left some tenants distressed.
[12-20-19] // Adding births and subtracting deaths, California added more than 180,000 people for the 12 months ending July 1. But more people left the state, resulting in a net migration loss of 39,500 people.
By Damian Carrington [12-18-19] // The researchers said the new evidence further strengthened calls to tackle what the World Health Organization calls the “silent public health emergency” of dirty air.
By Stanford University [12-19-19] // Mealworms are not only able to eat various forms of plastic, as previous research has shown, they can consume potentially toxic plastic additives in Styrofoam with no ill effects, a new study shows. The worms can then be used as a safe, protein-rich feed supplement.
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