Lawsuit Challenges Destructive Delta Tunnels Project in California

A coalition of conservation groups today sued the California Department of Water Resources over its approval of the controversial Delta tunnels project. The lawsuit was filed in Sacramento Superior Court by AquAlliance, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the River, Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Planning and Conservation League, Restore the Delta, Save Our Sandhill Cranes and Sierra Club California.

AGUILAR HOSTS VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR FOR INLAND EMPIRE COMMUNITY

Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a Veterans Resource Fair at the Frank A. Gonzales Community Center in Colton. The event provided Inland Empire veterans with resources on health care, housing, employment and assistance with VA claims.

Lofgren announces federal funding for zero-emissions buses at Mineta Airport

A new, nearly $3.2 million federal grant was awarded to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to purchase six zero-emissions shuttle buses and associated charging infrastructure, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today

President Signs Rep. Cook’s Legislation to Ensure Fair Housing Benefit for Student Veterans

President Trump has signed HR 3218, Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. Rep. Cook was a co-sponsor of the legislation, which includes language from his Veterans Education Equity Act.
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PALO ALTO HOUSING UNVEILS REVITALIZED AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PALO ALTO

On August 17, 2017, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff, City Council Members, and other local leaders gathered to celebrate the grand re-opening of Colorado Park Apartments, an affordable residential rental community developed by Palo Alto Housing (PAH).

Long-Running Clean Water Act Dispute Ends, Duarte Agrees to Pay Civil Fines, Restore Streams...

Bringing to a close several years of litigation, John Duarte and Duarte Nursery Inc. have agreed to pay a large civil penalty and preserve and restore creeks, streams, and wetlands to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act on property located in Tehama County, California, the Justice Department announced today.

Senators Oppose Tariffs That Would Harm Solar Industry

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined a bipartisan group of senators, are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to not impose tariffs that would negatively affect the American solar industry. In a letter to Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, the lawmakers—who both represent states that have a growing solar industry—expressed their deep concern with the pending Section 201 global safeguard case regarding solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States.

California State Parks Seeks Public Input on the Land-Based Concessions at Angel Island State...

California State Parks will hold a public meeting on the future of the land-based concessions located at Angel Island State Park on Thursday, Aug. 17 in Corte Madera. The meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive

HOMELESS THIRD STRIKER SENTENCED TO 21 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR ROBBING AND...

A homeless third striker was sentenced today to 21 years to life in state prison for robbing and assaulting a Santa Ana business owner.

Attorney General Becerra Urges Trump Administration to Continue Protecting Nursing Home Residents

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with 16 fellow attorneys general, submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommending that it maintain its pro-patient rule that protects patients’ rights by prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home and other long-term care contracts.
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KTGY Designs Landmark Gateway Project for Little Saigon

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning unveiled today the planning and design for a new Experiential Urban Lifestyle development in the City of Westminster, California. Currently called Bolsa Row, the new project will serve as the prominent gateway to “Little Saigon,” the largest Vietnamese community in the U.S., and one of Orange County’s fastest growing treasures.

HUD APPROVES DISCRIMINATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CALIFORNIA FAIR HOUSING GROUP AND MARIN COUNTY LANDLORD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement between a Northern California fair housing organization and the owners and managers of two apartment complexes in Greenbrae, California. The agreement resolves allegations the owners and their agents discriminated against a female tenant with disabilities who requires an assistance animal.
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Grand Opening of VITAE, a New Modern Home Community in Costa Mesa

The countdown to the grand opening has begun for VITAE, a collection of 20 detached single-family homes in the heart of Costa Mesa, developed by Newport Beach-based Planet Home Living and designed by international award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning of Irvine. KTGY and Planet Home Living have partnered on many successful small-lot communities around the greater Los Angeles area. VITAE is Planet Home Living’s newest community in Orange County. To date, the interest list for VITAE has nearly 170 homebuyers and continues to grow.

EPA Renews Permit for Point Loma Plant, Paves Way for Landmark Pure Water Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today renewed(link is external) a special five-year permit for ocean discharges from the City’s Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant that will ensure water quality remains high and give a boost to San Diego’s innovative water recycling program.
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CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees, Preston Fetrow, Kirk Brummer and NRP-West Team Complete Sale of...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees and Senior Vice Presidents, Preston Fetrow and Kirk Brummer announced today that they, in conjunction with the National Retail Partners – West (NRP-West) team, completed the sale of Riverlakes Village, a 92,212-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center in the city of Bakersfield, Calif.
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Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of New Two-Tenant Retail Property in Foothill Ranch, Calif....

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm completed the sale of a new two-tenant retail building occupied by Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins Drive-Thru and MOD Pizza at 26722 Portola Parkway in Foothill Ranch, Calif. The 4,150-square-foot pad building is part of Foothill Ranch Towne Centre

Reps. Royce and Moore Introduce Bipartisan GSE Reform Bill to Stabilize Housing Market

U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI), introduced H.R. 3556, the Taxpayer Protections and Market Access for Mortgage Finance Act, legislation requiring the GSEs to increase credit risk transfers (CRT) with the private sector.

Congressman Sherman Introduces Resolution to Preserve the Dream of Homeownership

Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution expressing support for the home mortgage interest and property tax deductions. Reps. Sherman and King were joined by Representatives Nanette Barragan (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and Dina Titus (D-NV)

Rep. Peters Votes to Advance Drinking Water Safety Reforms that Include his Water Security...

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in the Energy and Commerce Committee to advance the Drinking Water Systems Improvement Act, a comprehensive update to the Safe Drinking Water Act that authorizes $8 billion over five years for drinking water revolving funds, allows these funds to be used to repair or replace existing treatment facilities and pipes, and increases the use of smart technology for safety and compliance.
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KTGY Architecture + Planning Brings Modern Design with Stunning Views to The Cliffs Village...

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning reports that the firm’s residential designs at two brand new neighborhoods by Toll Brothers in The Cliffs village of Summerlin, Granite Heights and Ironwood, have been selling at a brisk pace. Ironwood opened their models on June 8, 2017, and they have already sold 16 homes. The models at Granite Heights opened a week later, and the team has had 14 sales to date.

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Lawsuit Challenges Destructive Delta Tunnels Project in California

A coalition of conservation groups today sued the California Department of Water Resources over its approval of the controversial Delta tunnels project. The lawsuit was filed in Sacramento Superior Court by AquAlliance, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the River, Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Planning and Conservation League, Restore the Delta, Save Our Sandhill Cranes and Sierra Club California.

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Lawsuit Challenges Destructive Delta Tunnels Project in California

A coalition of conservation groups today sued the California Department of Water Resources over its approval of the controversial Delta tunnels project. The lawsuit was filed in Sacramento Superior Court by AquAlliance, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the River, Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Planning and Conservation League, Restore the Delta, Save Our Sandhill Cranes and Sierra Club California.

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House Passes Rep. Peters’ Amendment to Increase Infrastructure Resiliency

Last night, the House passed U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) amendment to the Water Resources Development Act that gives the Army Corps of Engineers the resources to evaluate the structural health of its current infrastructure and construction projects. By using structural health monitoring, the Army Corps can increase the resiliency of potentially vulnerable infrastructure before a disaster strikes, and be able to more quickly evaluate damage after a disaster. Bahamas Real Estate