* Judge rules that Pleasanton needs to build more housing within current city limits instead of adding jobs and forcing other cities to house them. Such policies contribute to urban sprawl, and while it shouldn’t take a judge to end them, this is a good ruling.
* Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoes tax relief for homeowners in order to protect corporate tax cheats. In case anyone wasn’t clear on his priorities.
* Even Tom McClintock is right every once in a while.
* The city of Pacific Grove seeks to eliminate restrictive covenants that formalized racial segregation in housing there, as in many other California cities, for decades. These covenants were outlawed by the Supreme Court in 1948 but have lingered in property deeds since then. Of course, one shouldn’t assume this means PG is integrated – like many such cities, residential segregation has persisted, based this time on income and not deeds.