James Robbins

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New train cars to increase capacity on Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins and Pacific Surfliner routes

SACRAMENTO — Commuters heading into the Bay Area on the San Joaquins or Capitol Corridor routes can look forward to a little more breathing room: …

Trains

California's Housing Reform Bill Is a Hot Mess. It Would Be Great If It Passed.

Yet that is exactly what SB 827 is.<p>Introduced in January by state Sen. Scott Weiner (D–San Francisco), the bill would override local zoning …

Housing

San Diego — a 'temporary' paradise?

For all its sun, sand and craft beer, San Diego has pined to be great.<p>About 150 years ago, city father Alonzo Horton called it “Heaven on Earth.” …

California

LA votes to oppose California’s transit, housing bill

“This bill takes a chainsaw approach” to the state’s housing crisis<p>The Los Angeles City Council heaped on scorn Tuesday of a state bill intended to spur the construction of more apartment buildings near transit stations.<p>It voted unanimously to oppose Senate Bill 827, which would allow apartments …

Urban Design

New master plan aims to re-imagine how San Diego plans, builds, uses its parks

• San Diego has launched a three-year effort to update the city’s parks master plan for the first time since the 1940s<br>• The new plan will re-evaluate how …

Urban Design

Is this what National City of the future will look like?

Imagine a National City with a vibrant shopping scene, autonomous vehicle parking garages, an entire street of world-class buildings that …

San Diego

$70M makeover of Town and Country hotel gets council OK

A $70 million makeover of the aging Town and Country resort in Mission Valley won approval Tuesday from the San Diego City Council after the …

Urban Design

Student gunman wounds 2 in Maryland school attack, dies in clash with officer, officials say

A 17-year-old student pulled out a handgun at a high school in southern Maryland on Tuesday morning and wounded two classmates before being killed in …

Guns

See Inside the Worst Opioid Addiction Crisis in U.S. History | Time

Opioids

San Diego Needs to Build Way More Housing – and Local Leaders Are Freaked

State officials delivered San Diego leaders a tough message last week: You need to permit three times more housing countywide – or else.Officials …

Wireless Charging
California

Port could regain control of airport under Gonzalez Fletcher bill

Control of Lindbergh Field would return to the port district under a bill to be introduced next week by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San …

Do You Make Enough to Own a Home in One of America's Largest Cities?

As the cost of living continues to rise, owning a home in the city is becoming an unobtainable dream for many urbanites. But exactly how expensive …

Ancient Israel: A Free Online Course from NYU

Course description: You may think you know ancient Israel quite well, or you may be sure you know nothing. In either case, this course is designed to …

Elon Musk went on a Twitter rant about America's failing infrastructure — and it made his Hyperloop idea sound less crazy

Elon Musk's ideas for future transportation systems might sound a little crazy at first.<p>The Hyperloop, a high-speed transit system, first proposed by Elon Musk in 2013, would send pods full of passengers through tubes at over 500 mph and require tunnel networks to be built from scratch.<p>His Boring …

Elon Musk

Chick fil-A’s Secret Menu Will Blow Your Mind

Think Chick fil-A couldn’t possibly get any better? Think again.<p>In addition to a menu of old favorites, Chick fil-A super fans have been shedding …

Cooking

Here's How We Can Eliminate School Shootings Overnight in 7 Simple Steps

7 Simple Steps to Eliminate School Shootings Overnight<p>Posted: Feb 18, 2018 12:01 AM<p>After days of bitter hurt, anger, deep savage argument, and plenty …

SDSU stadium petition signatures are verified

A signature drive to put San Diego State University’s Mission Valley stadium project on the ballot has been verified, according to the City Clerk’s …

Town and Country resort makeover faces yet another delay

A long-planned makeover of the aging Town and Country hotel in Mission Valley, which was supposed to get underway last year, has been delayed yet …

Russia becomes a player on critical Israeli fronts

Both Trump and Abbas are relying more heavily on Russia to play a larger role in their relations with Israel.<p>><br>• ><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) …

The Obstacles to — and Opportunities for — Transit-Oriented Development in San Diego

Transforming transportation in a sprawling Sunbelt city like San Diego can’t be accomplished simply by building high-quality public transit. Too much …

Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?<p>Know the Warning Signs and What You Should Do Now<p>Updated March 22, 2018<p>In 2017, a majority of Americans …

Real Estate

San Diego Subsidizes Transit Less Than Most U.S. Cities. That’s an Opportunity.

San Diego’s public transportation system comes under regular criticism, but there’s one area where the Metropolitan Transit System stands out as a …

It Looks Like San Diego’s Preparing Its Vast Sports Arena Land for Redevelopment

City officials are clearing the way for a massive redevelopment of the land around the Valley View Casino Center.City planners expect to finish a new …

Billions in the works for area colleges — plus rethinking priorities

San Diego County’s higher education institutions are in a building mode:<p>UC San Diego has $2 billion worth of projects under way and in planning.<br>• San …

Before & After: We Can't Believe This Isn't Real Marble

Marble is as pricey as it is gorgeous, but there's no real substitute for it, right? If you want the look of marble, you'll just have to save up …

Home Improvement

Will century-old Impossible Railroad finally thrive, delivering billions in economic activity?

In Jacumba Hot Springs, less than a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border, Robert Smith lives in an old stationmaster’s house that once serviced the …

Catenary-free tram arrives in Rio de Janeiro

BRAZIL: The first Citadis tram for Rio de Janeiro has arrived in the city after a 20 day journey from Alstom’s La Rochelle factory in France.<p>In 2013 …

Brazil

The Future is Here: Catenary-less Power for Light Rail

They are expensive. They are dangerous. They are unsightly.<p>They are the catenary lines used to power light-rail trains in the United States and …

Magnetism