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10/28/2014PG&E Profits Jump on Higher Utility Bills, Lower Charges for Pipeline Work

Oct. 28--SAN FRANCISCO -- PG&E profits jumped during its third quarter, primarily due to increased revenue from a final decision in a 2014 general gas and electricity rate case, and lower charges against earnings related to the company's work on its natural gas pipeline system in the wake of a fatal explosion in San Bruno, the utility reported Tuesday. The company earned $814 million on ...
10/28/2014Port Approves Plan That Could Move Staff to Percival Plaza

Oct. 28--The Port of Olympia Commission set a plan in motion Monday night to move its administrative staff to a new site and leave behind the blue-and-white cinder-block building the port has occupied since 1944. The three-member commission, which praised the flexibility of leasing a new location, voted unanimously to have executive director Ed Galligan begin negotiating a lease for 12,000 ...
10/28/2014UC Merced Sets Goal of 100% Renewable Energy by Late 2016

Oct. 28--UC Merced leaders say the campus could be completely powered through renewable energy by the end of 2016, sooner than originally planned. The campus already gets about 15 percent of its power from its solar panels, and will get 60 percent from a Fresno County solar site in the next couple of years. The University of California system earlier this month agreed to make the largest ever ...
10/28/2014Officials: Fixing Fresno's Water Challenges Won't Come Cheap

Oct. 28--A month of water debate has delivered an unsurprising message to Fresno City Hall -- given their druthers, people prefer stuff to be free. But the 150 people who gathered at Gaston Middle School in southwest Fresno on Monday for the third of four water forums got an equally unsurprising reply: Water is the stuff of life, and it's going to cost you. The first two forums handled easy ...
10/28/2014Work Resumes on Health Center in Redwood City after Settlement Reached

Oct. 28--Construction work around San Mateo County's new multimillion-dollar Fair Oaks Health Center in Redwood City can resume because a lawsuit the county had filed against the property owner has been settled, according to both parties. The suit, filed in San Mateo County Superior Court last February, alleged that landowner Nariman Teymourian demanded too much money and didn't finish the ...
10/28/2014Suspected Drunk Driver Takes Life of Stockton Architect

Oct. 28--STOCKTON -- A Nevada man suspected of driving drunk on Davis Road north of Stockton rear-ended a car with three passengers early Sunday, killing its driver -- a 59-year-old man from Lodi -- the California Highway Patrol reported Monday. The San Joaquin County Coroner's Office on Monday identified the victim as Domenico Dennis Zagaroli. Zagaroli was a longtime Stockton architect with ...
10/28/2014$324M Power Plant Project in Alaska Months Behind Schedule

Oct. 28--WASILLA -- Matanuska Electric Association's $324 million Eklutna power plant was supposed to start operating in January, but a recent utility filing reveals it is at least three months behind schedule and possibly more. The new Eklutna Generation Station that's risen just off the Glenn Highway marks the Palmer-based cooperative's long-awaited push for independence from other Alaska ...
10/27/2014Mill Valley Approves $14M Streetscape Plan

Oct. 27--The $14 million Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan has won unanimous approval from the Mill Valley City Council, the first step to more improvements on one of the city's most significant transportation corridors. The council agreed to the estimated cost, approved the plan for implementing the project and authorized city staffers to continue the next phase of engineering and design. The ...
10/27/2014Developer Proposes 9-story Office Building in Portland's Pearl District

Oct. 27--A prominent Pearl District developer wants to build a nine-story office building on a city-owned lot there. The Portland Development Commission is preparing to sell a vacant parcel at the north end of the district to Williams & Dame Development for $5.5 million -- a $1.5 million discount from its market value. The agency's board will consider the sale at its meeting on Wednesday. ...
10/27/201410 Families of Oso Slide Victims Sue State, County, Forest Owner

Oct. 27--Ten families who lost relatives in the Oso landslide in March have sued Snohomish County, the state and a forest landowner, alleging that the disaster was not natural but the result of a series of "actions and inactions" by those parties. The lawsuit was filed Friday in King County Superior Court and seeks an unspecified amount of damages. The March 22 landslide in Snohomish County ...
10/27/2014Deal Moving Slowly for 34-Story Hotel Near Tacoma Convention Center

Oct. 27--Language and cultural issues have slowed negotiations between the City of Tacoma and a Chinese developer for construction of a convention center hotel complex downtown. Ellen Walkowiak, the city development manager conducting negotiations with Yareton Investment and Management LLC, said she remains hopeful that the city and the developer can reach a development agreement. Yareton is ...
10/27/2014Gritty Santa Ana River Is Streaming Back Toward Restoration

Oct. 27--The Santa Ana River, born of snowmelt and natural springs near Big Bear Lake, flows through Southern California as one of the region's most scenic rivers -- until it hits Orange County. After cutting through a deep, lush canyon and flowing through the city of Riverside, the Santa Ana spills into riprap and the county's dreary concrete flood control channel extending 26 miles to the ...
10/27/2014Defendant in Port of Anchorage Lawsuit Requests Testimony by Former Gov. Sheffield

Oct. 27--A company being sued by the Municipality of Anchorage over the botched Port of Anchorage expansion project wants to depose 86-year-old Bill Sheffield, former Alaska governor and retired port director, as soon as possible, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. Integrated Concepts and Research Corp., or ICRC, says Sheffield knows more about the port project than any other ...
10/26/2014Sacramento Developer Plans to Turn Old Plant into Shops, Restaurants

Oct. 26--Cavernous and decrepit, the century-old Crystal Ice and Cold Storage plant in midtown Sacramento is a key piece of the city's efforts to turn the once-gritty industrial corridor of R Street into a thriving arts district. But for the past 20 years, plans to tear the plant down or renovate its buildings, which take up most of the two blocks between 16th and 18th streets, have fallen to ...
10/26/2014United Water Plans Up to $400M in Infrastructure Upgrades

Oct. 26--LAKE PIRU, Calif. -- Long after rain returns, when rising rivers submerge memories of the drought, a water-related hangover will linger for many area farmers: higher costs. It's a warning the United Water Conservation District has been broadcasting loudly of late. The district owns key facilities that help supply farmers on the Oxnard Plain and Santa Clara River Valley as well as ...
10/26/2014Residents Prepare to Evacuate as Lava Threatens in Hawaii

Oct. 26--Residents in the flow path of the slowly erupting Kilauea volcano in the Puna district of Hawaii Island have been told to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days, county officials said Sunday. A slow moving strip of lava that has been flowing since June crossed into the Pahoa Cemetery Sunday morning and is crawling along at 10 yards per hour toward downtown ...
10/26/2014Sites Becomes Focus of $7.5B Water Bond Fight

Oct. 26--With Election Day looming, the fate of the $7.5 billion water bond, called Proposition 1, will soon be known. And tied to that fate is the future of the project it could make a reality after decades locked in a quagmire of planning process. Once a local dream for Sacramento Valley residents and water district managers, Sites Reservoir has been launched into the state spotlight as the ...
10/25/2014Funding Efforts Under Way for Sacramento Streetcar, Science Center

Oct. 25--Downtown Sacramento's $477 million arena megaproject is well underway. The question now is whether officials can successfully launch two other major projects downtown that have struggled for financing, an $89 million Powerhouse Science Center on the riverfront and a $150 million streetcar line connecting Sacramento and West Sacramento. One of them, the science center, appears to be ...
10/25/2014Outcome of Proposition 48 May Have No Bearing on North Fork Casino Project

Oct. 25--MADERA -- The North Fork Mono Indians, whose casino project in Madera is up for voter approval or rejection on Election Day, say they aren't worried that opponents have outspent them 45-to-1. If voters reject Proposition 48, they say it will only delay -- not kill -- the $250 million project, which already has obtained required state and federal approvals. Should the state or others ...
10/24/2014Groundbreaking on New Sacramento Kings Arena Set for Wednesday

Oct. 24--The demolition is nearly over at Downtown Plaza. Now it's time for the groundbreaking. The Sacramento Kings said Friday they will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of their new arena next Wednesday morning. The event, featuring Kings Chairman Vivek Ranadive and Mayor Kevin Johnson, will take place a few hours before the team tips off its NBA regular season opener at Sleep ...
10/24/2014Newark Waives Affordable Housing Developer's Fees for Mowry Avenue Project

Oct. 24--A developer planning to build 281 homes near NewPark Mall will not have to pay $8.4 million in affordable housing fees, as the Newark City Council has waived the fees requirement. D.R. Horton, a national homebuilder, plans to construct 146 townhomes, 93 condominiums and 42 single-family residences at 5699 Mowry Avenue, next to NewPark Mall. Construction on the 16-acre property might ...
10/24/2014SLO Airport Proposes $30M Terminal Expansion

Oct. 24--As the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport continues to see steady growth in the number of passengers it serves, county supervisors Tuesday will consider applying for a federal grant to help pay for a new $30 million terminal at the facility. County airports manager Kevin Bumen will ask supervisors for authorization to apply for a grant of nearly $20 million from the Federal ...
10/24/2014BART Transit Village Parking Garage Approved for Walnut Creek

Oct. 24--WALNUT CREEK -- The first phase of the Walnut Creek BART Transit Village will not be retail stores or apartments, but rather a new five-level parking garage. While the village was approved by the city two years ago, design approvals needed to begin work are just now occurring. Developers Walnut Creek Lifestyle Associates, a joint venture of Essex Property Trust and Transit Village ...
10/24/2014Key Hosking Interchange Breaks Ground in Bakersfield

Oct. 24--Hosking Avenue's days as a mere bridge over Highway 99 officially ended Friday when local and state officials broke ground on a nearly $23 million interchange that will widen it to six lanes and connect it to the freeway. The project, which has been in the works for the better part of a decade, is expected to begin construction by early next month and greatly improve traffic flow when ...
10/22/2014Bakersfield, Calif. City Council To Consider $91.5M Beltway Project

Oct. 22--Nine years after former Congressman Bill Thomas secured $630 million in federal earmarks for area roads, the Bakersfield City Council will consider spending more than $91.5 million at once Wednesday, on the largest single project in its roads program's history. The City Council will consider awarding a nearly $81.9 million construction contract to Security Paving Company for a ...

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