Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Bay Area Limits Housing Construction to 'Affordable' Homes. What About Rest of California?

On Tuesday, San Francisco and five surrounding counties extended shelter-in-place orders until May 3 and added new restrictions. They included closing playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, and rock climbing walls. The new order also prohibited most residential and commercial construction. Some Bay...

Official: California Must Mull Home Ban in Fire-Prone Areas

SACRAMENTO — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday after 30 years with the agency. In an...