What Happened When Swarms of Bees Invaded Valencia
In the city of 790,000 people, bee colonies up to 10,000 strong emerged all over the place and overwhelmed the city's resources.
How Governmental Failure Amplified the Devastation of California's Carr Fire
Every level of government understood the dangers of a potential fire in the region but took few, if any, of the steps needed to prevent catastrophe.
The Drastic Steps Irvine, California, Took to Reduce Ozone-Depleting Chemicals
The small city set a new national precedent in the fight against chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, which caused major danger to the atmosphere.
Cities Are Fighting Back Against State Preemption Policies on Local Gun Control Laws
There is brimming triangular tension between local, state, and national governing bodies about how cities should best protect their citizenry from gun violence.
The Potential Ramifications of Trump's Proposed Infrastructure Plan
The president's proposed $1 trillion infrastructure investment could heat up the debate around the role of the federal government in local planning and policy.
Trump's Budget Means Disaster for State and Local Governments
The theory behind Trump's budget is that we must take from state and local programs in order to fund federal defense projects.
Local Governance: Unlocking Realignment
Efforts to reform California’s governing system often focus on one or two ideas that can be turned into ballot initiatives. Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen’s Think Long Committee was different. Members agreed on a broader approach – offering a series of integrated proposals in seven major areas with the goal of designing a new governing system. Here are highlights of those recommendations, and how they fell a little short of hopes in squaring Sacramento's needs with those of local governments.