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“Brown’s two key sentences”

January 28, 2013 By George Skelton SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown spoke only two sentences about streamlining environmental regulations in his State of the State address. But they inspired reformers to cheer. Could have fooled me. I was ready to pounce on him last week for scanty treatment, for kissing off the subject with only … Continue reading

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“Lawsuit Says Beverly-Wilshire Homeowners Group Mishandled Money It Got From Suing Developers”

January 11, 2013 By James Brasuell More details are emerging in the “greenmail” practices of the Beverly-Wilshire Homes Association, one of Los Angeles’s notoriously obstructionist NIMBY organizations. Greenmail is the dirty little secret of land use and development practices around California and Los Angeles, where homeowner groups and unincorporated community associations sue developers under theauspices of … Continue reading