#Urban Areas

Vallejo Times-Herald

Gavin Newsom abolishes single-family zoning in California

In one of his first actions after surviving an election seeking to oust him from office, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday essentially abolished single-family zoning in California — and green-lighted a series of bills intended to bolster the state’s housing production. By signing Senate Bill 9 into law, Newsom opened...
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Mercury News

What California’s new SB9 housing law means for single-family zoning in your neighborhood

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills into law this week that effectively put an end to traditional single-family zoning restrictions in most neighborhoods statewide. Senate Bills 9 and 10, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2022, will make it easier for Californians to build more than one housing unit on properties that for decades have been reserved exclusively for single-family homes and will allow cities greater flexibility to place small apartment complexes in neighborhoods near public transit.
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A Shotgun Wedding Invitation?

Is our country ready to take on the responsibility of giving every child a good life?. How much support does a single mother need to succeed?. What difference would free daycare make for a new mother?. If we really believe it "takes a village" to raise a child, what obligations...

Drenching storm with snow to get jump on fall season in West

A storm packing drenching rain, much cooler air and even the first snowfall of the season for the high country is on the way for parts of the western United States. The changes in the weather that it will usher in will help to ease wildfire concerns, but the rain will not reach everywhere and winds generated by the storm could make matters worse in some locations.

Charter Announces $30 Million Spectrum Community Assist Initiative To Revitalize Local Community Centers And Invest In Job Training Programs

ST. LOUIS – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced the launch of Spectrum Community Assist, a $30 million, a five-year philanthropic initiative to revitalize community centers in rural and urban areas, and invest in job training programs in underserved communities across the company’s 41-state footprint. By 2025, Charter will improve 100 centers across the country, impacting an estimated 50,000 local residents, including through financial support for job skills training programs, Continue Reading
River Falls Journal

Tentative redistricted map approved by Pierce County Board

The Pierce County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and special board meeting Sept. 15 to discuss the tentative plan for county and municipal redistricting, ultimately passing it. Brad Lawrence, who sits on the redistricting committee, provided a run down of the proposed map followed by GIS specialist Kevin...

Flash Flood Warning for Parts of Colbert & Lauderdale Co. Until 8:15 pm

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a. Northwestern Colbert County in northwestern Alabama…. Western Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama…. * At 511 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing. heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain. have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of...
Tree Hugger

Minima Is a Sleek Prefab Built With Cross-Laminated Timber

Prefabs have been a fixture on Treehugger's pages for many years. And no wonder: Prefabs are attractive because they are constructed off-site in a factory, where things like construction waste can be minimized, and things like quality control can be maximized. Prefabs are therefore known for being less impactful for the environment, in addition to having a quicker turnaround than conventionally built homes.

Why Covington is consistently rated as a great place to retire

The website New Home Source has ranked Covington as number 5 of the best places to retire in Kentucky for 2021. Despite Covington's crime problem, New Home Source's statistics for Covington look promising. There is a significant population of seniors living in Covington at 12.4% and the median home price is reasonable at $111,500.

Scattered downpours this weekend, Drier air with a cold front next week

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The threat of flash flooding continues through the evening and into Saturday. This unsettled pattern looks to change with a cold front arriving next week. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has now been extended through Saturday evening. Off and on tropical downpours falling over already saturated ground...

More than 139 million people hit by climate crisis and COVID-19, new IFRC analysis reveals

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242. This is the finding of a new analysis published today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, on the compound impacts of extreme-weather events and COVID-19. A further estimated 658.1 million vulnerable people have been exposed to extreme temperatures. Through new data and specific case studies, the report shows how people across the world are facing multiple crises and coping with overlapping vulnerabilities.
Tree Hugger

More Americans Want the Suburban Dream

It is a standard trope among urbanists and Treehugger types that density and walkable communities are green and that car-dependent suburbs are bad. But according to the Pew Research Center, more Americans now say they prefer a community with big houses, even if local amenities are farther away.. The shift...

Flash Flood Warning issued for Ford by NWS

Effective: 2021-09-17 20:19:00 CDT Expires: 2021-09-17 23:15:00 CDT Urgency: Immediate Severity: Severe Certainty: Likely Instruction: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Target Area: Ford The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for West Central Ford County in southwestern Kansas * Until 1115 PM CDT. * At 819 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to 3 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. SOURCE...Radar. IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas. * Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Dodge City and Howell. FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED