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IN THIS ISSUE 01_01.27.2010_CA
Architects struggle with the tight schedules of low-income housing
Shortlist for major new Santa Monica park includes Gehry, Peter Walker, James Corner, and others

The new CityCenter in Las Vegas
Petaluma is test case for cities without planning departments
Despite SF's recent efforts, 49ers still favoring Santa Clara
Editorial> A Call to Action
California's inability to get its finances together should be a wake-up call to architects to rally against business as usual. Sam Lubell offers some helpful tools for the fight.
Point Is the View
Towering Hopes
SF plans 7 towers around new Transbay Terminal
Eavesdrop> The Editors
Torch Bearers, You Wish, Greener Pastures, Ain't It Grand?
Chanel by Peter Marino Architect
SF's police headquarters ready to move to Mission Bay
W Hollywood opens with contributions by slew of LA firms
New Silicon Valley projects plug into innovative design
House of the Issue> Jeremy Levine Design
Studio Visit> Group 41
The USGBC co-founder talks about living with LEED, his sustainable home, and his latest green ventures
At Deadline
Hold On, Arch Record; Museum Musical Chairs; Broad's Dance Card; Shulman House for Sale; San Jose Gets Fresh
In Los Angeles, infill condo blocks have multiplied across the city, creating up to 15 units on one or two single-family lots. A number of architectural firms have specialized in this urban densification, and Michael Webb profiles five recently completed developments that show how intimate livability can still be sustainable in LA.
Local Star
Los Angeles, Portrait of a City, edited by Jim Heimann
Flights of Fancy
Folly -- The View from Nowhere at MOCA Pacific Design Center
Twilight of the Beaux Arts Boys
Henri Jova, A Classical Intermezzo: An Architect's Life by David Roland Rinehart