Feel-good efforts won’t solve California’s housing crisis

California needs to increase its housing stock by more than 100,000 units a year to keep up with population growth but has built less than half of what it needs in the last decade. Legislative proposals to raise taxes to finance affordable housing fall very short, and Gov. Jerry Brown has been unable to win approval of his plan to streamline regulatory approval of housing projects.

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Drone shows high rushing water at Sacramento area weirs

This month is the fourth wettest January on record in Sacramento. A total of 9.85 inches has fallen in Sacramento – and the month is not over. That places January 2017 fourth in the record books. This video from John Hannon courtesy of Sacramento Valley Water illustrates it.
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Drone shows high rushing water at Sacramento area weirs 2:01

Drone shows high rushing water at Sacramento area weirs

Massive Santa Cruz waves tear apart historic WWI-era cement ship 0:35

Massive Santa Cruz waves tear apart historic WWI-era cement ship

What it's like approaching Pluto - NASA releases breathtaking video 1:48

What it's like approaching Pluto - NASA releases breathtaking video

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"I'm going to miss this tree," little girl says

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