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Is the Banning Ranch proposal really dead? A look at where the O.C. coastal project goes from here
 In the end, it was indecision that led California coastal commissioners to reject one of the biggest development projects to go before the panel in years. Faced with two vastly different versions of the Newport Banning Ranch proposal -- the developers’ plans for a resort hotel, shops and nearly...
51 points by Los Angeles Times | Commissioner Orange County California Trade Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Commissioners of Nunavut California Highway Patrol Huntington Beach California The Commission
Hoping to blunt anti-growth forces, Garcetti vows to bar private developer meetings
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he plans to put a stop to private meetings between planning commissioners and real estate developers or other outside parties, part of a bigger attempt to fend off a hotly contested ballot measure that would restrict development. The move comes as Garcetti and...
341 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles City Municipality Commissioner The Commission Ex parte Mayor Ex parte Quirin
A good day for the Coastal Commission, and conservation, in Newport Beach
Bulldozers went up against burrowing owls in Newport Beach on Wednesday. The owls won. It ain’t over til it’s over, as they say, and it could be years before the battle plays out, possibly in court. But the bid to build a massive development on a critical coastal ecosystem in Orange County — one...
967 points by Los Angeles Times | Commissioner Orange County California Proposal Huntington Beach California Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Cleanliness The Commission Trade Commissioner
Coastal Commission rejects Newport Banning Ranch development
After a marathon day of testimony, California coastal commissioners voted to deny a controversial proposal to develop one of the largest open private parcels of land on the Southern California coast. The 9-1 vote came at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, more than 11 hours after the hearing started. The...
6162 points by Los Angeles Times | Commissioner Pacific Ocean Petroleum Proposal Southern California Dynasty California The Commission
Why the new Coastal Commission chief is a good bet to defend California's beaches
Jack Ainsworth talks about the trips as if they happened last week, nine kids piling into the car with Mom and Dad. Starting point: Their home in San Bernardino. Destination: The beach. “It was a big standard station wagon with an extra seat that folded up,” said Ainsworth. “And it was funny because...
415 points by Los Angeles Times | Commissioner Station wagon Beach The Commission Coastal California California Coastal Commission
Britax stroller mounts recalled after reports of children falling from car seats
Federal regulators ordered a recall Thursday of the Britax click-and-go mounts on stroller frames because they sometimes disconnect from car...       
234 points by USA Today | Consumer Product Safety Commission Ratio Damage Retailing The Commission Frame Baby transport Ratio distribution
Proposed Toll Bros. development on Chesco farm plows ahead -- with conditions

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Chester County Pennsylvania American Revolutionary War Continental Army Townships in Pennsylvania Semi-detached Defamation New Jersey The Commission
After upheaval, California Coastal Commission selects veteran insider as new head
After a tumultuous year that included allegations of undue influence from wealthy developers and the firing of a popular leader, the California Coastal Commission has selected a new executive director. Jack Ainsworth, a career commission employee who has served as the acting director since his...
218 points by Los Angeles Times | California Orange County California San Francisco California State University California State Route 1 University of California Executive director The Commission
Sources: City's director of LGBT affairs to resign

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Racism Discrimination City Domestic violence LGBT The Commission Racial discrimination Collective
Hunter’s Corner: Snow fleas and the Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby
Last month when I attended Tim Moore’s ice fishing seminar he mentioned the top fishing month was March and what stimulates the bite is snow fleas. I brushed it off liken them to the grunion runs on the California coast. Boy, was I wrong. If you don’t read the New Hampshire Wildlife Journal you are...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Humane society Brook trout The Commission Hunting Humane Society Fish Freshwater fish
A South Jersey pipeline that has some opponents 'willing to go radical'

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | New Jersey Pipeline transport Camden County New Jersey Natural gas Atlantic County New Jersey Mullica Township New Jersey Mullica River The Commission
Leader of Philly Police oversight board resigns

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Executive director Defamation Abuse Titles The Commission The Order Ed Rendell Resignation
Despite science, Texas still rejects fracking link to quakes
DALLAS (AP) - A white Chevy Suburban with "Railroad Commission of Texas" emblazoned on its side rolled north on Interstate 35. Behind the wheel sat Milton Rister, the commission's director. Trim and balding, Rister was a veteran political operator who had held influential positions in the Texas Republican Party for ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Earthquake Fort Worth Texas The Commission Commissioner
Colorado wants more precision in economic development incentives
The Colorado Economic Development Commission approved a new scoring matrix for its popular Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit program, one designed to more precisely target state incentive awards.
-2 points by The Denver Post | Recruitment Employment Taxation in the United States Colorado State State Incentive The Commission
PUC hearings on Nevada solar could restore net metering rates
The debate over rooftop solar in the state likely will be shaped by the decision expected from the Public Utilities Commission in December, when ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Public utility Public utilities commission Public utilities Nevada Regulation The Commission Rates State
Samsung says replacements available for recalled Note 7
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung says new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be available in U.S. stores starting Wednesday to replace about 1 million devices that are being recalled because their batteries can catch fire.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Consumer Product Safety Commission Information appliance New York City Mobile phone United States Device Million The Commission
Turnpike delays reassessments of improvement projects
A reassessment of all Pennsylvania Turnpike improvement projects in the design and construction phases — including the proposed extension of the Mon-Fayette Expressway — will continue for several more weeks, the Turnpike chairman announced today after a Turnpike Commission meeting.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Toll road Construction Pennsylvania Turnpike New Jersey Turnpike Ohio Turnpike The Commission Meeting Capital
Ethics commission fines 3 former state workers
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has issued $7,000 in fines to three former state workers for violating ethics laws. The commission fined former Probation and Parole officer Patrick Hoover $1,500 for exchanging "sexually explicit text messages and photos" with a woman he was supervising. Former Department ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Criminal law Crime Criminal justice Justice Corrections Misdemeanor The Commission Physical examination