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Child, Home, Neighborhood, Community and Conscience

Noam Bramson | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Noam Bramson

Now here's where I make an admission that will get me in trouble: I disagreed with the City's decision to file an objection to the proposed group home, and I recommended against submitting it.

In Beverly Hills, Money for the Subway Doesn't Grow on Trees

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Are we're not talking pocket change. LA's failure to build the Subway to the Sea when it should and could have means it will now cost us billions of dollars more to bring the train to the Westwood VA rather than all the way to the Pacific Ocean. And that's if we are lucky.

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

'Green News Report' - February 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Natural gas methane leaks found to be 50% higher than EPA estimates; CO...

Lessons From Sawdust

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Our family moved just north of Portland, Oregon, on a homestead in the tiny Rock Creek drainage. Not three months after we got there, we were awakened in the pre-dawn hours by chainsaws felling 100-foot Douglas firs that crashed down across the slopes facing our property. It shook our windows and it shook our kids.

The Gut of It

Jana Novak | Posted 12.16.2013 | Impact
Jana Novak

I should have trusted my gut. But after years of being told that because I didn't have kids, I couldn't understand, I couldn't know, I couldn't have an opinion, I didn't trust my gut about kids.

NIMBY? Not in LA!

Edward Erikson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Edward Erikson

People value the notion of national energy independence highly, but they are even more excited and supportive about what we now call small "i" independence. The kind of independence that can come from electricity produced locally from solar and wind.

WATCH: Sober House Booted From Neighborhood

Sun Sentinel | HEATHER CARNEY | Posted 06.21.2013 | Miami

COOPER CITY -- Residents say they want cows and horses, not recovering addicts, to roam the ranches across from their neighborhood along Southwest 106...

Why Does San Francisco Hate The New Warriors Arena?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.13.2012 | San Francisco

If the Golden State Warriors are successful in their quest to play all of their home games in a shiny new area on the San Francisco waterfront, they'r...

North Beach Residents Fight Construction Of The 'Train To Nowhere'

Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.03.2012 | San Francisco

Over the last several weeks, merchants, politicos and community activists in North Beach have begun to loudly protest the detrimental effects the cons...

San Francisco Blasts Sonic Noises to Disperse Homeless

Joel John Roberts | Posted 07.11.2012 | San Francisco
Joel John Roberts

Most communities around the country are frustrated that very poor Americans are squatting on land. Not-In-My-Backyard has almost become a popular community anthem. But police sweeps and angry blogs are not very effective.

Is Posting Contact Info of Homeless Advocates Online Bullying?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Property owners created blogs, and listed the names, addresses, and phone numbers of community leaders who support homeless people's rights. If you are going to live on the streets, they say, go live near the people who advocate for you.

Neighborhood Fight Brewing Over The Future Of Coit Tower

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.09.2011 | San Francisco

While the San Francisco Chronicle isn't all that impressed with the view from the top of Coit Tower, we'd have to disagree. The impressive panorama th...

Are You A MAMIL?

www.high50.com | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

If anyone were looking for evidence that in the 21st century we are just as snobbish as ever we have been, then you only have to look at the acronyms ...

Bad Lawsuits Against Public Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Here's an important story that may not have made it onto The Daily Show yet. While it is only a matter of time before Streetsblog Los Angeles has the...

Hey San Francisco, Why Don't You Like Live Music?

Conan Neutron | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco
Conan Neutron

It's a common complaint among the creative class in World Class Cities, but here's the deal, I sometimes think there might be something there. Why is SF so indifferent to music?

Rejecting Century City Subway Station Adjacent

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Beverly Hills: What were you thinking when you let your mayor write Metro basically threatening to pull the city's support for America Fast Forw...

Bait-Switch-Fix: The Westside Subway's Three Act Play

John Mirisch | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The message of the press conference participants was clear: we want the Century City station on Constellation and we don't care if you have to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School to get there.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Wind Power Noise Dispute On Tranquil Maine Island Intensifies

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green

While thousands of wind power enthusiasts and industry representatives gather in Anaheim Calif. for Windpower 2011, the American Wind Power Associatio...

Revolution, Democracy and the Subway in Beverly Hills

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

As I ride the Metro 720 Rapid Bus along the washboard known as Wilshire Blvd. I think maybe, as hard as it would be, that it is time to get an office ...

Polls: Anti-Wind NIMBYs Are Small Minority

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The media frenzy over unhappy wind-turbine neighbors is downright irresponsible -- mainly because multiple studies show that wind turbine critics fall squarely in the minority.

Affordable Housing: An Oxymoron?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

If we truly see homelessness as a crisis, we would be instituting emergency rules that would temporarily breakdown bureaucratic barriers, overcome expensive rules and streamline the process.

Anti-Military Militancy Has Gotten Out of Hand

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Rampant NIMBYism is reaching new heights, literally, as residents of rural Colorado rise up in opposition to a proposed modest increase in the number of low-level military training flights.

Constellation Blvd Is the Best Choice for the Wilshire Subway Century City Station

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

While it is unfortunate that the Beverly Hills City Council has now come out against the Constellation station location, we should remember that this was once a community that opposed the very idea of a subway.

Let's Get Real on Wind Turbine Noise

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Let's get this into perspective. Imagine you are standing in front of your dishwasher.