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Rent Control Again: Is This Voted Needed?

February 10, 2020

February 10, 2020

It was a head-scratcher the other day when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation submitted more than 1 million voter signatures aiming...

SB 50 Revival Sought, With Big Changes

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

Every time Scott Wiener amends his SB 50 plan to force much higher housing density on virtually all parts of...

Return of Sb50: Good or Bad for Your Health?

December 29, 2019

December 29, 2019

The good news last year for many Californians who happen to live near light rail stations and heavily traveled bus...

Can Money, New Dwellings Stem Homelessness?

December 9, 2019

December 9, 2019

By Tom Elias Californians are about to find out whether money and new apartment-style dwellings can do much about the...

Gasoline Gouging 9.0: Same As Earlier Versions

October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019

For the ninth time in the last five years, gasoline prices spiked this fall in California, with per-gallon pump charges...

Desalination Loses More Urgency In Hyper-wet Winter

September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019

Desalination began to lose its urgency among Californians and their public officials two years ago, after the drought-busting winter of...

Big Housing Action Imminent Despite Past Votes

August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019

California voters have often made it clear they don’t much care for efforts by the state to interfere with free...

Tougher Vaccine Law Could Save Even More Lives and Brains

July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019

If there’s one California hero during this year of America’s most virulent measles outbreak in several decades, it is state...

Inventory Shows Housing Solution Won’t Be Easy Or Cheap

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

By Tom Elias Build 3.5 million new dwelling units by 2025 and California’s housing shortage will be solved, Gov. Gavin...

No To SB50 Not Enough: There Are Other Solutions

June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

"Trouble is, many millions of Californians have invested their life savings in single-family homes, which lose much of their value when high rises overlook their backyards, as Wiener’s bill would mandate," writes Tom Elias in his latest column on SB 50. Photo: LA Metro.