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New California construction laws for 2019

Lawyer Daniel McLennon from Smith Currie & Hancock has written an extensive article describing new laws affecting contractors, most of which go...

Golden State Warriors ordered to pay $40M for Oakland arena renos

An arbitrator recently ordered the Golden State Warriors to pay $40 million for a fix up of the Oakland arena despite the fact they're...
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Expert panel says San Francisco’s building codes need to be rewritten and tall buildings...

An expert panel says San Francisco’s building codes are inadequate to deal a large earthquake's aftermath and called for both the inspection and retrofitting...
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CityBuild: Training San Franciscans for construction careers

Public radio KAWL in San Francisco has published/broadcast an extensive report about CityBuild, a program to train San Franciscans in construction skills. In this 18...

San Francisco approves $6 billion rail tunnel route

The San Francisco Transportation Authority has voted to approve the construction route of if $6.1-billion tunnel project. The tunnel is designed to connect trains from...
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Prevailing wage determination could result in “untold amounts” of additional wages for Palm Spring...

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has determined that the Kimpton Hotel and other real estate developments in downtown Palm Springs are subject...
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Legislature passes bill to help Oakland A’s speed construction of Howard Terminal station

California's state legislature has approved a bill to help streamline construction of an Oakland Athletics ballpark at the Port of Oakland's Howard Terminal site. AB734 requires...
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The California bullet train project: Spending $27 million a day may not be enough...

The California bullet train project has cost taxpayers an average $3.1 million a day over the last year — a construction spending rate higher...
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CSLB appoints African American woman Marlo N. Richardson as its board chair

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has unanimously elected businesswoman Marlo N. Richardson to chair its 15-member board, the Los Angeles Sentinel reports. The South L.A....
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South San Francisco Civic Centre project budget climbs with increasing construction costs

Rising construction costs are raising concerns in South San Francisco as it plans a new Civic Center Campus. Coun. Mark Addiego said the most recent project...
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Port of San Diego authorizes major investment in Seaport Village ahead of ongoing transformation...

The Port of San Diego plans to invest $2.2 million in improvements and upgrades to enhance the existing Seaport Village experience, following a Feb....
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Talonvest negotiates $29.6 million construction loan for LA self storage structure

Talonvest Capital, Inc. says it has successfully negotiated a $29.6 million construction loan to develop an approximately 188,600 rentable sq. ft. self storage facility...

LINC begins construction of 100 new apartments in Los Angeles

LINC Housing has started construction on Springhaven, a 100-unit affordable housing community for homelessness and low-income families in Los Angeles. The project, being built at...