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CHSRA releases final environmental impact statement/report for Bakersfield to Palmdale project section

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) says it has released the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately 80-mile Bakersfield to Palmdale...
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California construction employment still struggles during COVID-19 pandemic economic recovery

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California's construction employment market is still struggling from the COVID-19 disruption, even as pandemic restrictions are lifted. Overall, the state lost 1,600 construction jobs between...
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Opinion: Senate Bill 12 would kill housing construction

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By Lucy Dunn, Jeff Montejano and Tracy Hernandez Special to California Construction News Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state housing crisis in 2019, calling for 3.5...

Harper gets $36 million project for radiographic building at NAWS China Lake

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest has awarded a $36 million firm-fixed-price task order to Harper Construction Co. under a multiple award construction contract...

Gov. Newsom presents $100 billion California Comeback Plan

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has presented his $100 billion California Comeback Plan, the biggest economic recovery package in California history. The plan outlines comprehensive strategies...

Gov. Newsom signs legislation to fast-track housing, development projects

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation to extend expedited California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review for key developments and expand the streamlining process to...

SMART’s board approves $21.4 million capital improvement plan

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) approved a list of rail and pathway projects connecting SMART stations totaling $21.4 million. SMART plans to use the funds...
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California construction firm pays $2.5 million to settle allegations of exploiting service-disabled veteran-owned small...

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Stronghold Engineering, Inc. (SEI) and its owners have paid the United States $2.5 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations into allegations the firm...
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LA building permits decline 17 per cent in third FY quarter, reflecting COVID-19

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Data from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) indicates the significant impact of COVID-19 on Southern California's regional construction market, though...

San Diego region awarded $10.5 million for Del Mar Bluff repairs

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and North County Transit District (NCTD) received $10.5 million from the State Transportation Improvement Program's Interregional Transportation...

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LA construction rebounds: $7.3 billion in permits projected for FY 2021-22

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Construction in the first quarters of fiscal year 2021-22 in Los Angeles has rebounded solidly from the same period last year, according to data...
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$87 million in government funding awarded to California urban flood mitigation

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More than $87 million in grant funding has been awarded to a diverse set of projects that will guard against urban flooding and deliver...
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$500 million The Star in Hollywood largest commercial project to enter planning in September...

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The Star, a proposed $500 million office tower on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, is the largest commercial project in the nation to enter planning stages,...