August 2006

August 18, 2006

Ruane Leads Effort to Invest in Neediest Children and Families of Orange County

Orange County First 5 head Michael Ruane pursues connections between education and public health to serve California's youngest citizens and their families.

August 18, 2006

New California Network Presents Principles for Putting California's Fiscal House in Order

Fred Silva offers insight into California's budget process and offers recommendations for balancing the budget and funding infrastructure investments.

August 18, 2006

RAND Corp. Revives Transportation Research With Appointment of Prof. Martin Wachs

Martin Wachs delves into the intricacies of infrastructure financing as head of RAND Corp's revitalized transportation department.

August 18, 2006

State Water Boards Serve as ‘Water Courts' to Ensure Water Quality and Water Rights

Water Board Vice Chair Gerald Secundy explains the intricacies of the quasi-judicial body in charge of protecting California's water supply.

August 18, 2006

Sen. Lowenthal Pushes Industry to Help Fund Mitigation of Port Pollution

As Long Beach's state senator, Alan Lowenthal has led the fight to make sure that global trade is not hazardous for the region's health.

August 18, 2006

Port of L.A.'s Knatz Leads Basin's Effort to Implement Clean Air Plan

L.A.'s twin ports are cooperating to accomodate millions more containers per year and ease pollution that harms surrounding communities.

August 16, 2006

Unsung SoCal Leaders: TPR Readers & Editors Offer An Addendum To L.A. Times Power List

In a city as big as L.A., 100 is not enough. TPR adds to the LA Times' list of L.A. luminaries.

August 16, 2006

L.A. Community Colleges' $2.2 Billion Bond Is Modernizing Campuses With Green Buildings

Larry Eisenberg discusses LACCD's building campaign and its efforts to build sustainability and community into all nine campuses.

August 16, 2006

Metro Proceeds with Plans for Quality Transit-Oriented Developments Along Rail Corridors

Metro planner Robin Blair maps out the agency's efforts to promote smart land use along L.A.'s planned and existing transit corridors.

August 16, 2006

‘Mash-Ups' Will Revolutionize How Planners and Citizens View City Planning

UCLA's Jeff Burke offers a preview of the planning technology of the future--it's more than just GIS.



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