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Weekly 3 Land Development: half full glasses and water retention basins

What are the three biggest stories each week in the world of California land development?  You’ll find them right here, or follow LP&A all week long on Twitter at @LPALand for up-to-the-minute news and analysis.  You can also sign up to receive the Weekly 3 via email here. This week:

Someone’s glass is half full.  Of what, we’re not sure.

If you’re like us, you’ve seen so many conflicting homebuilding forecasts in recent months that your head is spinning.  We know there are still many bears out there, but we wanted to share a recent report from CalPoly Pomona’s Real Estate Research Council, which gives us at least a glimmer of hope. The report anticipates that because of current dreary numbers, California homebuilding could rise as much as 246 percent in the next 18 months.  In an accompanying reader poll, 80 percent responded “What are they smoking?”

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We’ll Stand by the Parasites

Filthy parasites?

In case you missed the news, three people at the Discovery Channel headquarters were held hostage today by James Lee, a madman who had “beef” with the network. Unlike the typical disgruntled former employee hostage-taker, Lee was a crazed uber-environmentalist who felt the Discovery Channel isn’t living up to what he saw as its responsibility to save the planet.

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