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Why one of the biggest barriers to rebuilding Santa Rosa may be an endangered salamanderSan Francisco Business Times | November 6, 2017

Blazing Speed: Urban Growth Boundaries up for a Vote as Post-Fire Rebuild Plans Come into Focus
Bohemian.com | October 31, 2017

Bay Area Sprawl Has Put Homes in the Path of Fires—What Now?
KQED Science | October 26, 2017

As California’s Population Grows, People Are Moving into More Fire-Prone Areas
NPR: All Things Considered | October 25, 2017

Novato Voters to Decide Fate of Greenbelt
Marin Independent Journal | October 2, 2017

Growing Sonoma Bursts at its Seams
San Francisco Magazine | September 25, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Ask the Voters
Santa Rosa Press Democrat | September 19, 2017

South Vallejo Group to Meet Sunday
Times-Herald News | September 15, 2017

Competition Looks at Redesign for S.F. Bay as Sea Level Rises
San Francisco Chronicle | September 14, 2017

Press Release: Governor Jerry Brown Signs Legislation to Move Forward Solano Countywide Park District
September 6, 2017

Growing Concern: Organic Farms Need a New Generation to Keep Them Alive
San Francisco Chronicle | August 21, 2017

Website Designed to Link Benefits of a ‘Green’ Bay Area
Fairfield Daily Republic | August 9, 2017

Housing, Open Space Protection Important
The Independent | July 27, 2017

BART’s Other Delays: Development near Its Stations Slows to a Crawl
San Francisco Business Times | July 26, 2017

Check out These Five Missed Development Opportunities near Transit
San Francisco Business Times | July 25, 2017

Details of Growth Boundary Ordinance Examined
Novato Advance | July 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor: No Reason to Alter City’s Growth Boundaries
Marin Independent Journal | July 7, 2017

Bill Evers, SF Environmentalist and Attorney, Dies at 90
SF Gate | July 6, 2017

Event Center Proposed in Windsor Green Belt Area
The Windsor Times | June 29, 2017

Ex-Cloverleaf Ranch Site Proposal Sparks Debate over Rural Buffer Zones
The Press Democrat | June 25, 2017

Solano County Orderly Growth Committee’s Recology Settlement Funds New Office
Times-Herald News | June 13, 2017

Windsor Looks to Extend the Life of Its Urban Growth Boundary
The Press Democrat | June 11, 2017

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Touts California’s Green Economy in Sonoma County Event
The Press Democrat | June 10, 2017

Dealing with the Sprawl Devil
The East Bay Monthly | June 2017

Design Teams Compete for Best Solution to Sea-Level Conundrum
San Francisco Chronicle | May 30, 2017

Organization Works to Save Mount Diablo Natural Lands from Development
East Bay Times | May 30, 2017

Teri Shore of Greenbelt Alliance Recognized with Award
Sonoma Index-Tribune | May 22, 2017

Marin Voice: Support Needed for Downtown SMART Trian Stop
Marin Independent Journal | May 20, 2017

Sonoma Activist is County ‘Environmentalist of the Year’
Sonoma Valley Sun| May 19, 2017

Group Looks at ‘Greening of the Springs’
Sonoma Index-Tribune | May 15, 2017

Sprawl Isn’t the Solution to the Bay Area’s Housing Needs — and It Hurts Our Ability to Ensure Water Supplies as Well
San Francisco Business Times | May 11, 2017

KBLX Cares Interview with Sterling James: Greenbelt Alliance’s CEO Jeremy Madsen
KBLX 102.9 FM | May 5, 2017

Honoring Five Environmental Grassroots Leaders
Sonoma County Gazette | April 25, 2017

General Plan, El Camino Real to Get a Facelift
The Santa Clara Weekly | April 25, 2017

Blueprint for Bay Area Aims to ‘Change the Dynamics’ of Housing Crisis
San Francisco Chronicle | April 15, 2017

Tassajara Valley: Big Cemetery Proposal Not Dead Yet
East Bay Times | April 10, 2017

Bair Island Attracts Visitors Looking to Escape Bay Area Development
Peninsula Press, a Project of Stanford Journalism | March 8, 2017

Environmental Group Monitoring East Contra Costa’s Disappearing Open Space
East Bay Times | March 27, 2017

How Big SF Would Be If It Were as Dense as Other Cities
SF Gate | March 13, 2017

Novato Voters to Decide Fate of Green Belt
Marin Independent Journal | March 12, 2017

Development Limites Could be Placed on Ballot
Novato Advance | March 2, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Novato Council Should Put Growth Issue on Ballot
Marin Independent Journal | February 28, 2017

Jake Mackenzie Elected Chair of Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Mass Transit Magazine | February 22, 2017

Finding a Way Home
Bay Area Monitor | February/March 2017 

Antioch Community Forum to Focus on Large Housing Project
East Bay Times | February 8, 2017

Greenbelt Alliance Has Praise and Warnings for Napa County
Napa Valley Register | February 4, 2017

Our View: Loosening Greenbelt Is the Wrong Approach to Housing
San Francisco Business Times | February 2, 2017

Report Finds Development Pressures Could Result in Loss of Agriculture, Open Space Lands
The Independent | February 2, 2017

Sonoma County Sees Gains in Open Space Protection, but Threats Remain, Report Finds
Sonoma Index-Tribune | February 1, 2017

Bay Area Open Space Under Threat By Sprawl, Study Warns
San Francisco Chronicle | January 31, 2017

New Report Outlines What’s At Risk If We Lose Bay Area’s Greenbelt
KQED | January 31, 2017

New Report Shows Huge Gains In Bay Area Open Space, But Nearly 300,000 Acres Still At Risk
San Jose Mercury News | January 31, 2017

Report: Development Puts Solano County Greenbelt ‘At Risk’
Fairfield Daily Republic | January 31, 2017

‘Greenbelt’ Report Urges Marin To Protect Open Space
Marin Independent Journal | January 31, 2017

In The Face Of Urban Nimbyism, Sprawl Threatens 293,100 Acres Of Bay Area Green
San Francisco Business Times | January 31, 2017

Sonoma County Sees Gains In Open Space Protection, But Threats Remain, Report Finds
Santa Rosa Press Democrat | January 31, 2017

Why Trump’s Immigration Actions Worry Bay Area Food Businesses
East Bay Times | January 26, 2017

Menlo Park Hits Milestone With Station 1300 Approval
San Jose Mercury News | January 26, 2017

Contra Costa County Adopts Agriculture And Open Space Policy
East Bay Times | December 13, 2016

Plan Bay Area Update Calls For 30 Percent More Housing By 2040
San Francisco Business Times | November 18, 2016

Sonoma County’s Community Separators Preserved For 20 More Years
Sonoma West Times & News | November 16, 2016

Open Space, Growth Control A Big Winner In Tuesday’s Election
Sonoma Valley Sun | November 11, 2016

Desperate Bay Area Voters Tax Themselves To Ease Traffic, Build Housing
San Jose Mercury News | November 11, 2016

Sonoma County Voters Strongly Favor Open Space And Growth Control
Indy Bay | November 9, 2016

Savor the Greenbelt 2016
San Francisco Magazine | October, 2016

Measure K Renews Voter Protections For Community Separators
Sonoma County Gazette | October 15, 2016

On The Ballot: Community Separators; Measure K Seeks To Preserve Green Space
Sonoma West Times & News | October 12, 2016

Antioch Council Candidates Debate Land-Use Issues
East Bay Times | October 4, 2016

Can Brisbane Be Forced To Add Housing It Doesn’t Want?
San Francisco Business Times | September 28, 2016

Brisbane Pushes Huge Development Without Housing
San Francisco Chronicle | September 21, 2016

Comments Sought On Plan Bay Area Update
San Francisco Chronicle | September 21, 2016

Sonoma County Voters To Have Chance Extending Greenbelts
Santa Rosa Press Democrat | July 25, 2016

Nimbys Rally To Shrink 670-Unit Housing Proposal Near Fremont Bart
San Francisco Business Times | July 15, 2016

Sonoma County Supervisor Contests Will Determine Balance Of Power
Sonoma Valley Sun | May 27, 2016

Comments Sought On Plan Bay Area Update
The Independent | May 26, 2016

Meet Visionary Sonoma Farmers On Educational Tour
Sonoma County Gazette | May 15, 2016

Bike Month In The Rest Of The Bay Area: This Party Is No Joke
Streetsblog California | May 9, 2016

Proposed Contra Costa Sales Tax Could Raise Nearly $3 Billion For Transportation
East Bay Times | May 5, 2016

Hundreds To Convene In Mountain View To Help Silicon Valley “Get Moving”
Mass Transit | April 26, 2016

Reading Honors Bill Kortum’s Legacy Ahead Of Earth Day
Santa Rosa Press Democrat | April 15, 2016

Community Separators News And Updates
Sonoma County Gazette | April 12, 2016

Community Separator Workshop In Kenwood
Sonoma Index Tribune | March 30, 2016

Guest Commentary: East Contra Costa Farms Need Your Help To Survive
Contra Costa Times | March 18, 2016

Greenbelt Alliance Report Outlines Challenges To Farming
Contra Costa Times | March 11, 2016

Summit Shares Ideas On Ending Sprawl, Expanding Water Conservation
California Economic Summit | March 9, 2016

Sebastopol UGB Renewal Making Headway
Sonoma West Times & News | March 2, 2016

Around The Bay
San Jose Mercury News | February 25, 2016

John Sutter Of East Bay Regional Park Board To Retire
Contra Costa Times | February 24, 2016

Urban Development Threatens Local Ranchers And Food Producers, According To A Ne
Sonoma Valley Sun | February 23, 2016

Santa Clara County Taking Fresh Look At Saving Farmland
San Jose Mercury News | February 22, 2016

Trouble Down On The Farm
Curbed SF | February 22, 2016

Report Urges Marin And Region To Be Vigilant In Protecting Farms From Development
Marin Independent Journal | February 21, 2016

Santa Rosa Smart Jennings Avenue Railway Crossing
Sonoma County Gazette | February 5, 2016

Can Fees On Market-Rate Housing Subsidize Affordability In Oakland?
Oakland Magazine | February 4, 2016

New Funding Round Gives Boost To Open Space
The Independent | January 6, 2016

Green Light For Sonoma County Greenbelts
Sonoma County Gazette | January 2, 2016

Sebastopol Must Renew Urban Growth Boundary
Sonoma County Gazette | January 1, 2016

Sonoma County Open Space Protections Heading To Ballot
Petaluma Argus Courier | December 24, 2015

Walnut Creek Downtown Condo Question Flung Back To City Council
Contra Costa Times | December 24, 2015

County Supports Future Of Greenbelts
Sonoma West Times & News | December 16, 2015

Sonoma County Supervisors Endorse Voter Decision On Open Space Buffers
Santa Rosa Press Democrat | December 16, 2015

Greenbelts Being Considered For 2016 Ballot
KSRO | December 15, 2015

Sonoma County May Ask Voters To Continue Greenbelts
Santa Rosa Press Democrat | December 13, 2015

Building Boom Amid Disaster: New Housing Springs Up During Calif. Drought
Al Jazeera America | December 11, 2015

Close To Home: Keeping Greenbelts Amid Crisis In Housing
Santa Rosa Press Democrat | December 6, 2015

Will Development Impact Fees In Oakland Kill New Housing?
San Francisco Business Times | November 27, 2015

Upfront: Mind The Gap
Pacific Sun | November 25, 2015

Scenic Ranch With Colorful History Becomes New Park East Of San Jose
San Jose Mercury News | November 19, 2015

Housing Activists Push For ‘Highest Possible’ Oakland Impact Fees As Mayor Calls For Patience
San Francisco Business Times | November 18, 2015

Jeremy Madsen: Being Smarter About Land Use Can Help Fight Against Drought
San Jose Mercury News | November 11, 2015

Bay Area Group’s Housing Solution: Punish Cities That Don’t Build
San Francisco Chronicle | November 6, 2015

Protecting Green Places Between Towns And Cities
Sonoma Valley Sun | November 6, 2015

Sonoma County Community Separators: A Space To Breathe
Sonoma County Gazette | November 1, 2015

Housing Crisis: Equity And Environmental Discussion
KPFA | October 30, 2015

Planners Try To Keep Pace With Prosperity
San Francisco Chronicle | October 20, 2015

Community Separators Could Be A Voter Favorite In 2016
Kenwood Press | October 15, 2015

Housing Crisis Spurs Fight Over The Soul Of The S.F. Sierra Club Chapter
San Francisco Business Times | October 7, 2015

Amid Housing Crunch, Push To Renew Sonoma County’s Greenbelt Protections Fans Debate
Santa Rosa Press Democrat | October 5, 2015

Oakland Favors Bank Over Bus Riders
East Bay Express | September 30, 2015

Guest Commentary: Concord Naval Weapons Station: Getting It Right Means Getting It In Writing
Contra Costa Times | September 27, 2015

Citizen Advisory Group Backs Greenbelt Renewal
Kenwood Press | September 1, 2015

Sonoma County Greenbelt Protections Set To Expire
Sonoma County Gazette | September 1, 2015

Editorial: Community Separators Nature’s Bulwark Against The Next San Jose
Sonoma Index Tribune | August 27, 2015

Enviros Push For Community Separators
Sonoma Index Tribune | August 24, 2015

Protecting Greenbelts In Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Sun | August 21, 2015

Oped: ‘Grapes Versus Eggs’ Sonoma County’s Goliath Vs. David Story
Sonoma County Gazette | August 8, 2015

Open Space Committee Hear About Area’s Environmental ‘Hot Spots’
The Independent | July 23, 2015

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo: New Era Of Conservation Gaining Momentum In Coyote Valley
San Jose Mercury News | June 27, 2015

New Park In Silicon Valley Opens Saturday, Rekindling Debate Over Future Of Coyote Valley
San Jose Mercury News | June 24, 2015

Mapping The Bay Area’s Wild Places
Bay Nature | June 4, 2015

Meet The Winners of 13 Knight Foundation Grants Intended To Burnish Downtown San Jose’s Appeal
Silicon Valley Business Journal | May 27, 2015

Committee Pursues Policy On Open Space
The Independent | May 21, 2015

Assembly Committee Moves Bill To Delay Level Of Service Phase-Out
Streetsblog California | April 29, 2015

Santa Clara County Approves Deals For Five Solar Farms From Sunpower
San Jose Mercury News | April 7, 2015

City Weighs New Fees For Developers; Redwood City Boom Spurs Study Of Community
San Mateo Daily Journal | March 25, 2015

Sunnyvale Says ‘Yes’ To Affordable Housing Fee For Apartments
Silicon Valley Business Journal | March 18, 2015

Why Are Developers Still Building Sprawl?
The Atlantic | February 24, 2015

San Mateo Adopts Vision Zero And Los Reform With Sustainable Streets Plan
Streetsblog SF | February 20, 2015

Redwood City Studies Developer Housing Fee: Planning Commission Considers Community Benefits Program
San Mateo Daily Journal | February 19, 2015

East Palo Alto City Council Oks Senior-Housing Development
Palo Alto Weekly | February 18, 2015

Council Approves Major Plan For El Camino Real
Mountain View Voice | November 20, 2014

‘Driving Miles’ Is Best Measure Of New Development
San Francisco Chronicle | November 19, 2014

Resounding Defeat For Measure T
The Independent | November 14, 2014

Bay Area Votes In Favor Of Open Space And ‘Smart’ Growth
KQED | November 5, 2014

Hefty Outside Contributions Pour In To Defeat Berkeley Zoning Measure
Contra Costa Times | October 24, 2014

Decision In Dublin: Development Or Open Space In Canyon?
San Francisco Chronicle | October 3, 2014

Contra Costa Times Editorial: Dublin Voters Should Decide To Reject Measure T
Contra Costa Times | October 2, 2014

These Development Measures Are Really Antigrowth
San Francisco Chronicle | September 27, 2014

Apps And Tech Tools For Making The World A Better Place
San Jose Mercury News | September 5, 2014

Marin Housing Plan: 10 Sites 502 Dwellings
Marin Independent Journal | August 26, 2014

ABAG Sharpens Process To Identify Open Space Preservation
The Independent | August 8, 2014

Questions Raised Tassajara Valley Development Plans And Impact On County ULL
Contra Costa Times | July 8, 2014

San Jose Diridon Area Plan Could Add Parking, Lose Trail, Pass Council Tues
Streetsblog SF | June 16, 2014

Dublin City Council To Developers: Leave Doolan Canyon Alone
Around Dublin Blog | June 9, 2014

SAP Arena Wants Parking Crater Around San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station
Streetsblog SF | June 6, 2014

Diridon Plan: San Jose Should Heed Recommendations Of The Community
San Jose Mercury News | June 6, 2014

Investors Eye San Jose Hillsides For Luxury Subdivision
San Jose Inside | April 9, 2014

‘Armchair Tour’ Of Contra Costa County’s Mount Diablo
Contra Costa Times | March 27, 2014

Environmental Documents For Pittsburg Expressway Headed Toward Final Stretch
Contra Costa Times | March 17, 2014

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