California approves plan to mandate solar on new home construction

The California Energy Commission has adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems on new homes, starting in 2020. The building energy efficiency standards, which...

Swinerton selected for $58.8M overhaul of Long Beach Airport

The City Council has selected Swinerton Builders to undertake a $58 million overhaul of the Long Beach Airport’s main terminal building and surrounding structures,...

California to become only U.S. state to require solar panels on new homes

California is set to make solar standard on every new home built in the Golden State, according to a report in The Orange Country...

San Diego waives fees to accelerate granny flats construction

With the goal of increasing San Diego’s housing supply for low- and middle-income San Diegans, the city council voted unanimously to waive development impact...

California transportation agency announces $2.6B funding for rail service improvements

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has announced 28 recipients for more than $2.6 billion in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grants for...

BART board approves single-bore tunnel project in San Jose

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) says that its board of directors have approved the San Jose tunneling plan, according to Curbed San Francisco. In a...

City of San Diego secures $5M for community center construction

The City of San Diego has secured funding for construction of the Bay Terraces Community Center. The $5-million federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Department...

Los Angeles approves new rules for homeless housing development

The Los Angeles City Council passed dual ordinances that will speed up the development of new units of housing for homeless. The Permanent Supportive Housing...

Los Angeles gets first chief design officer

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed Christopher Hawthorne as the city’s first chief design officer to improve the  city’s  quality of civic architecture...

Granny flat construction is rising in California

New statistics show construction of “granny flats” is increasing throughout California, according to a report by 10News. Last year, a state law took effect to...