Independent contractor status at risk as California legislature reviews new rules

If there aren't major amendments, California's legislature is poised to pass a law (AR-5) that will radically restrict individuals whose work would be qualified...
sacramento construction

$4 billion government building boom under-way in Sacramento

The California state government has launched a historic building boom in Sacramento, scheduling roughly $3.4 billion worth of new construction and renovations over the...
fresno river viaduct construction

California bullet train consultant put on suspension for ethics review

The California bullet train's top consultant has been put on suspension after a state watchdog agency began reviewing his approval of a multimillion-dollar contract...
california high speed rail image

Trump administration pulls plug on $925 million high speed rail grant, seeks $2.5 billion...

The Trump administration has told the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) that it is ending its agreement to help fund the bullet train project,...
build laccd

Chief facilities executive for L.A. Community College district files whistleblower complaint

David Salazar, the chief facilities executive for the Los Angeles Community College District, has filed a whistleblower complaint after the district's chancellor, Francisco Rodriguez,...
madera road27

Central Valley bullet train costs anticipated to increase by $1.8 billion to $12.4 billion

California's Central Valley bullet train cost projections have increased to $12.4 billion, state rail authority staff say in an internal report, according to the...

Fake ICE officer tries to extort money from El Dorado Hills construction workers: Sheriff’s...

A fake Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent has allegedly visited construction sites in El Dorado Hills in east-central California, handcuffed workers, and took...
san jose affordable

San Jose breaks ground for 135-unit affordable housing project

The city of San Jose has started construction on an affordable housing project offering 135 units. The project called the North San Pedro Studios is...

Senate bill to overide local zoning rules to allow higher density housing passes committee

Legislation compelling California cities to allow more construction of higher-density housing near transit hubs and job centers has passed the Senate Housing Committee. Senate Bill...
Haight St. in San Francisco (Google Street View)

San Francisco wins court ruling allowing it to remove subcontractor from $13.7 million project

San Francisco has won a state appeals court ruling to remove a subcontractor the city blamed for a series of gas leaks in 2015...
- Advertisement -

Projects and opportunities

Ameresco to build solar project for Orange Unified School District

The Orange Unified School District (OUSD) and Ameresco have announced the construction of a 2.1-MW solar project. The project consists of a combination of ground-mounted...

SeaWorld San Diego gets OK for ‘tallest, fastest’ dive coaster in California

The California Coastal Commission approved SeaWorld San Diego's dive coaster project in San Diego The park proposed a 153-foot ride called Mako that will be...

Construction begins on 125-room California Cambria Hotel

Choice Hotels International and Weintraub Real Estate Group announced the start of construction on the Cambria Hotel Calabasas – Malibu. The three-story, 125-room upscale hotel...