Today’s Headlines

  • In San Diego, leaders say forget the neighborhood fights on density: just make it easier and cheaper to build what’s already allowed (Voice of San Diego)
  • Instead of building more roads, we should build more housing closer to destinations (Governing)
  • Video: Caltrans blows up a bridge in Shasta (Caltrans)
  • DMV releases self-driving car data; some see improvements but the vehicles are far from ready (LA Times)
  • What California’s high speed rail can learn from Europe (Mass Transit)
  • Could electric skateboards solve the first/last-mile problem? (Fast Company)
  • Sacramento will put homeless people at top of list for housing vouchers (Next City)
  • Meeting about reopening Aliso Canyon gas field turns raucous (Daily News)
  • Coincidence? States that voted for Trump have higher traffic fatality rates than ones that supported Clinton (Capitol Weekly)

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