Lemon Grove is still questioning how it will find room for nearly 1,400 new dwelling units over the next 10 years in the nearly 4-square mile city.Hasan Ikhrata, the executive director of San Diego Association of Governments, and several SANDAG employees were part of a discussion Aug. 20 at the Lemon Grove City Council meeting at which the council, city staff, residents and other interested parties hashed out the latest state-required housing needs.Lemon Grove has been asked to prepare for the building of 1,359 dwelling units, under what’s known as the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, to help with an expected population boom in the county.SANDAG projects the region’s population will grow by nearly 1 million people by 2050. While it doesn’t have to develop the housing, Lemon Grove will need to show that it has the capacity to do so. Some Lemon Grove residents don’t feel the numbers are justified for the city of 26,000. They fear that high-rise buildings -- the … [Read more...] about Lemon Grove fighting SANDAG’s housing numbers
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Scott Wilson, The Washington Post Published 5:42 pm PST, Sunday, March 3, 2019 The sun sets on the Mojave National Preserve in Kelso, California, in early February. There is water under the desert, and whether to tap it on a commercial scale is a crucial debate in California. The sun sets on the Mojave National Preserve in Kelso, California, in early February. There is water under the desert, and whether to tap it on a commercial scale is a crucial debate in California. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Jenna Schoenefeld. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Jenna Schoenefeld. Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The sun sets on the Mojave National Preserve in Kelso, California, in early February. There is water under the desert, and whether to tap it on a … [Read more...] about In California water crisis, desert is latest battleground
By Roxana Kopetman | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: November 27, 2018 at 4:40 pm | UPDATED: November 27, 2018 at 11:12 pm Four counties in Southern California plan to hold forums in the coming month to tell the public how jail officials in their communities worked with federal immigration agents. Cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration agencies is regulated in California, as part of the state’s controversial sanctuary laws, some of which took effect early this year. Annual public forums, with law enforcement discussing the ways – including legal interactions – that sheriff’s departments, police departments and others have worked with federal immigration authorities, also have been required by the TRUTH Act, a state law that took effect last year. The sanctuary laws have proven controversial. Many cities in California have passed resolutions or taken legal steps against the statutes, saying they violate federal law, … [Read more...] about Southern California counties will host public forums on sheriffs’ cooperation with ICE
Last Updated Nov 13, 2018 1:39 PM EST If the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions wasn't enough to elicit concern from Trump critics in Washington, replacing him with Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker certainly has.While President Trump searches for a permanent appointment for attorney general — something Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham says will likely happen "early next year" — Whitaker oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to Trump associates. Democrats are already urging Whitaker to recuse himself from the investigation, given Whitaker's public remarks on television and in print criticizing the scope and authority of Mueller's investigation. But Mr. Trump never forgave Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation, and publicly and repeatedly berated his attorney general for doing so. Whitaker has given no indication that he intends to recuse himself after assuming the oversight baton from … [Read more...] about What can and can’t Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker do about Mueller?
President Donald Trump continued to berate journalists on Friday, zeroing in on two black women with comments that drew a letter of condemnation from the National Association of Black Journalists. When Abby D. Phillip of CNN asked whether Trump wanted acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to rein in special counsel Robert Mueller, he responded: “What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions.” Mueller is investigating whether there was collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election — a probe Trump has decried as a witch hunt and which the new acting attorney general criticized before his appointment. Trump did not answer Phillip’s question. Of April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks, one of his most frequent targets, Trump said: “You talk about somebody that’s a loser; she doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing. She gets publicity and … [Read more...] about ‘You Ask a Lot of Stupid Questions’: Trump Comments Draw Condemnation From Black Journalists Group