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Empty Housing Promises?

Villaraigosa and Newsom want to build more houses in California than ever before. Experts see the candidates’ goal as an empty promise Two of California’s leading candidates for governor say they’re going to end the housing shortage, a driver of the state’s affordability crisis. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa […]

People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well…

People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well Chances are, your coworkers are better at rating some parts of your personality than you are. When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “very stable genius,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians. But the truth is that no one has perfect self-awareness—you probably believe more than […]

Texting While Walking? Montclair, Ca. will start issuing $100 fines in August 2018.

Are we so distracted that we can’t look out for our own safety? Texting is one of the most common forms of communication with friends. It’s the best way to stay in touch with people outside of social media, but the hard part is when people constantly text even when completing their daily errands. Walking […]

Buying a Bay Area home now a struggle even for Apple, Google engineers

Bay Area home prices are out of reach for many middle-income families, but surely if you’re a highly prized engineer at Apple or Google you can afford a house here, right? Not so fast. These days even high-paid tech workers — the very people often blamed for driving up home prices — have to stretch to buy […]

Why Personal Tech Is Depressing

We live in an era of previously unimaginable luxury. Without leaving our sofas, we can conjure almost any book or film on our phone and enjoy it with exotic cuisine delivered right to our doorstep via an app. But there is a cost to this convenience that doesn’t appear on your credit-card statement. Our indoor, sedentary […]

Why do fans riot after a win? The science behind Philadelphia’s Super Bowl chaos.

Fires in the streets. Smashed windows. Flipped cars. Light poles toppled by alcohol-fueled crowds. Philadelphia awoke this morning after the triumph of Super Bowl Sunday to a city in disarray and this vexing question: What is it about sports that makes fans riot? Why do fans care so intensely about their teams? What is going […]

Southern California median home price breaks record set last decade during housing bubble

The Southern California median home price in December finally surpassed bubble-era highs, a milestone that took more than a decade to achieve and is once again raising concerns that housing is too costly. The six-county region’s median price surged 8.2% from a year earlier to $507,500, real estate data firm CoreLogic said Wednesday. That tops […]

The 101 Freeway Reopens

Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County reopened Sunday, nearly two weeks after a massive mudslide in Montecito closed the busy roadway. The highway, a key north-south route in California that carries about 100,000 vehicles through the Central Coast each day, was shut down after the roadway was covered by twelve feet of mud and debris […]

Sonoma County, Known as Wine Country Starts the Long Rebuilding Process

Earlier this week, there were eight excavators at work in the Coffey Park neighborhood, clearing fire debris and scraping the top layer of ash and soil away to remove any potentially toxic materials. “They’ve been working so hard. I was here on a Sunday in the rain and they were working,” said Lilia Gonzalez, who brought donuts […]

The Aftermath of Fires, Brings Flooding throughout California….

At least five people were killed Tuesday when a rainstorm sent mud and debris coursing through Montecito neighborhoods and left rescue crews to scramble through clogged roadways and downed trees to search for victims. The deluge that washed over Santa Barbara County early Tuesday was the worst-case scenario for a community that was ravaged by […]