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Immigrant construction workers rescued from forced labor ring in Hayward: US Attorney

Nearly a dozen immigrant workers were rescued from a forced labor ring in Northern California in late August. The office of U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch...
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California legislators reach agreement to fund affordable housing from bond sales

California legislators have reached an agreement to provide a $4 billion funding infusion for affordable housing from bond sales. Senate Bill 3 (Beall) proposes $4...

Homebuilders release study about prevailing wage laws, construction costs and impact on housing prices

The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization supporting the construction industry though scholarships, research and education, has funded a study conducted by the...
Fix it first projects

Caltrans to start work on 32 major “fix-it-first” projects with $690 million in funding

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) have given the go-ahead for $690 million in funding to allow the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to start...
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Construction employment booms 20 percent in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metro area

California's Inland Empire and Bloomington, IL have experienced the largest metro-area year-over-year employment gains in June, according to an analysis of federal employment data...
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Labor Commissioner’s Office files $6.3 million misclassification and wage theft lawsuit against contractor

California's state Labor Commissioner's Office (LCO) has filed a lawsuit against Calcrete Construction, Inc. seeking $6,300,338 for multiple wage theft violations affecting a group...
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Are ICE agents showing up at California construction labor dispute proceedings?

Federal immigration agents have shown up twice at California labor dispute proceedings to apprehend undocumented workers, in what state officials believe may be cases...
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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission awards $939 million water pollution control plant project

MWH Constructors and Webcor Builders, in a construction joint venture, have been awarded a $939 million contract by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission...
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Court ruling could cost California high speed rail project $15 billion, four years in...

A recent California Supreme Court ruling favoring environmentalists opposing the state’s reopening of an abandoned lumber train may cost the state’s $46 billion over-budget...
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$285 million in fast track roadwork projects outlined as SB1 law goes into effect

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have announced the fast tracking of “fix it first” construction work and...
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SANDAG to build trolley underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is starting work to build a trolley underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive. KUSI reports that construction of...
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4LEAF Inc. begins work on $2.9 million Sacramento sewage vault

The city of Sacramento has approved a $2.9 million contract with 4LEAF Inc. to construct a a new sewage vault underneath McKinley Park. The project'...
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Ground broken for $4.9 billion LAX Automated People Mover project

Work has started on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). The LAX Integrated Express...