September 22, 2000 |
Mirroring a law passed to benefit Holocaust victims two years ago, Gov. Gray Davis has signed legislation that will allow victims of the Armenian genocide and their heirs to pursue unpaid insurance claims in California courts. The bill by state Sen. Chuck Poochigian (R-Fresno) allows victims of the genocide at the hands of Turks from 1915 to 1923 to file suits in California against insurers to recover money allegedly owed from policies.
December 6, 1999 |
California is expected to add 6 million residents in the next 20 years while its stock of affordable housing is projected to shrink given current construction trends. Economists warn that housing shortages and high housing costs could threaten the state's ability to attract and retain workers and exacerbate traffic and environmental problems. On Wednesday, UCLA Extension is hosting a daylong conference to discuss ways to meet the state's housing needs.
December 5, 1999 |
Washoe and Douglas counties haven't done their fair share to create affordable housing at Lake Tahoe, members of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency say. The staff is recommending that the two counties and El Dorado, Calif., do more to deal with the problem, which has been blamed for a shortage of ski resort employees for the upcoming season. The agency's governing board will consider the issue at a Dec. 15 meeting. "It's kind of a wake-up call," said Peter Eichar, a regional agency planner.
August 25, 1999 |
The challenge is clear. In the next year alone, Southern California's population will grow by more than 275,000 and the state of California will add half a million residents. In the next five years, that population growth will more than triple. Employment won't be the problem. We know approximately where all those people will work. More than 1.6 million additional jobs will be created in Southern California in the next five years, the state Employment Development Department projects.
August 4, 1998 |
Southern California could face a shortage of so-called assisted-living facilities for seniors in the next few years, although there is plentiful capital chasing the senior housing market and a rush by developers to build assisted-living complexes. The problem, industry observers say, is that developers are focusing on well-fixed retirees--those who can pay monthly rents of $2,500 or more--and overlooking those who must pay less.
March 22, 1995 |
California cities again dominated the list of the nation's least affordable housing markets in the final months of 1994, while Midwestern cities remained the most affordable. San Francisco was again at the bottom of the National Assn. of Home Builders' Housing Opportunity Index during the October-December period. The city has been the least affordable market since the association began the surveys in the first quarter of 1991.