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An Overview of Current Perspectives Concerning California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

I recently attended a two-day seminar entitled Groundwater Regulation and Management in California which involved a comprehensive review of California’s new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The conference was heavily attended by a number of interested stakeholders, including the heads … Continue reading

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California’s Plans for a High Speed Rail System Are Challenged

Starting in 1993, the creation of a high speed intercity rail network became a priority in California.  The governor authorized a committee to research the possibility of creating an efficient and speedy rail system that would serve as a viable … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals determines CEQA Exemption Not Applicable in Connection with Construction of Single Family Home

The City of Berkeley granted use permits for the construction of a 6,478 square-foot residential home with a 3,394 square-foot, 10-car garage on the side of a steep hill.  Berkeley’s City Planning Department concluded that the proposed construction would not … Continue reading

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