Sunday, August 18, 2019
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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...
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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...
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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...
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High Speed Rail project not dead; but work will focus in Central Valley: Newsom

Despite some suggestions in published reports, California Gov. Gavin Newsom hasn't killed the California High Speed Rail project. However, he has made it clear...
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Labor Commissioner’s Office cites City of Industry contractor for $12 million in wage theft...

California's Labor Commissioner's Office (LCO) has cited a Southern California subcontractor for nearly $12 million in wage theft violations that left more than a...
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Pact between developers and builders could loosen environmental rules and increase residential construction wages

Representatives of California's construction unions and home builders are working on a deal that the Los Angeles Times reports "both sides hope could lead...
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Proposed California budget to allocate $1.75 billion in new funds for affordable housing

New California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed in his state budget that $1.75 billion in new funds would be earmarked to solve the state's...
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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...
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Building for homeless seniors approved

Mercy Housing California has received permission to build an affordable apartment project in Sherman Oaks. According to the Los Angeles Daily News the 54-unit will...

Route 11 highway project enters final stage

The stretch of highway that will eventually connect the future Otay Mesa East Port of Entry with the highway system surrounding San Diego is...

New San Diego hotel gets go-ahead

Downtown planning agency Civic San Diego has approved a 12-story hotel proposed by J Street Hospitality in the heart of downtown the city's booming...