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01/20/20154.4-magnitude Earthquake Felt in SLO County

Jan. 20--A 4.4-magnitude earthquake centered in Monterey County hit the Central Coast early Tuesday morning and, though shaking was minimal, San Luis Obispo County residents reported feeling ground motion as far south as Arroyo Grande. No damage has been reported in San Luis Obispo County, according to county Office of Emergency Services Manager Ron Alsop. The U.S. Geological Survey reported ...
01/20/2015Manufacturing Slower to Grow in California than Elsewhere in U.S.

Jan. 20--The United States has seen a remarkable turnaround in manufacturing employment since the economy bottomed out five years ago -- but California hasn't. The state has been among the slowest to recover jobs in an industry long viewed as a bastion of middle-class opportunity. Since February 2010, U.S. manufacturing employment has increased at a rate of 6.7%, with some Midwestern and ...
01/20/2015Mountain View Council Weighs Redevelopment of Downtown Parking Lots

Jan. 20--The Mountain View City Council is set to explore the potential redevelopment of one or more city-owned downtown parking lots at a study session today. Several of the sites are candidates for housing that is transit-oriented, affordable or market-rate, according to a city staff report. Hotels and mixed-use developments could be built on others. The city has "received numerous ...
01/19/2015Two Top Sonoma Clean Power Officials Leaving to Join Consulting Firm

Jan. 19--A Santa Rosa-based energy consulting startup has hired two senior staff members away from Sonoma Clean Power, the public electricity provider. The move reflects the increasing competition for talent as communities across the state explore similar public energy programs and private industry looks to capitalize on their expansion. Kelly Foley, Sonoma Clean Power's former general ...
01/19/2015Work Set To Begin on Upgrade of Coastal Bridge in Ore.

Jan. 19--FLORENCE -- A four-year, $37 million renovation of the Siuslaw River Bridge is set to start this spring. The state Department of Transportation is opening the bidding late this month for contractors hoping to work on the project. State and federal transportation funds will pay for the work needed to prevent water corrosion of steel bars supporting the bridge's roadway, which takes ...
01/19/2015Sides at Odds on Vancouver Oil Terminal Plan Review

Jan. 19--Opponents and backers of a proposal to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver are battling over the timing of legal proceedings that will help decide the proposal's fate. Critics argue the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council is rushing to launch a courtlike trial of the oil terminal's merits before the draft analysis of the ...
01/18/2015Multnomah County Budgeted Unusually Low Contingency Funds for Sellwood Bridge

Jan. 18--As Multnomah County officials seek to downplay cost overruns on the Sellwood Bridge, public records obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive highlight a key underlying problem: Officials budgeted significantly less money for unexpected costs than government and industry standards call for. The $307.5 million project includes a 4 percent contingency fund, or $12 million. Federal agencies ...
01/18/2015Los Banos Presents Industrial Park Project to Merced County

Jan. 18--An ambitious plan to build a "shovel-ready" industrial park in Los Banos was presented to the county Board of Supervisors by City Manager Steve Carrigan last week. Carrigan stressed that Los Banos city leaders aren't asking the county to help fund the project but that they want to form a working group with property owners and county staff to discuss the plan's details. The proposed ...
01/18/2015Officials Revisit Seismic Safety Measures for Los Angeles

Jan. 18--NORTHRIDGE -- It took 10 harrowing seconds 21 years ago Saturday for the 1994 Northridge earthquake to kill 57 Angelenos and inflict $49 billion in economic damage across the region. A catastrophic earthquake like the one that walloped San Francisco more than a century ago could last two minutes, kill 1,800 residents and wreak $213 billion in economic losses across the Southland. ...
01/18/2015Oakland to Let A's, Raiders Make Stadium Bids

Jan. 18--OAKLAND -- The A's and Raiders will soon get to compete against each other for a chance to redevelop their sprawling East Oakland home. In a move intended to placate both teams, but which could pit them against each other, Mayor Libby Schaaf is proposing to allow the A's and Raiders to make their own proposals for a development project that could include at least one new stadium and a ...
01/18/2015Protest Vote to Determine if Fresno's $429M Water System Upgrade Moves Forward

Jan. 18--Fresno's dramatic struggle with water is sparking a memorable test of democracy. The city finds itself in the middle of an unusual election on water rates. The campaign runs for another half-month and revolves around a single issue: Should the residential and commercial rate hikes proposed by Mayor Ashley Swearengin to pay for a $429 million upgrade to the city's antiquated water ...
01/17/2015Ventura County Apartment Construction Not Keeping Pace With Demand

Jan. 17--CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Apartment construction in Ventura County is picking up, but not enough to keep up with population growth, according to data collected by The Star. Capital is readily available for apartment construction as people have become more secure financially and leave roommates or their parents' homes. Experts say interest in rentals has grown at a time when barriers to ...
01/17/2015Judge Says LA Has to Hand Papers to Ontario in Airport Lawsuit

Jan. 17--A judge ordered Los Angeles to hand over 399 unredcated documents to City of Ontario in the civil case over control of Ontario International Airport, saying the Los Angeles' attorneys missed procedures to protect documents they now claim are privileged. The hearing was the latest event in the June 2013 lawsuit Ontario filed against Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports and the Los ...
01/17/2015Sonoma Land Trust Giving Sneak Peek of Restored Wetlands

Jan. 17--The completion of a major wetland restoration project south of Sonoma is months away, but already, the landscape along San Pablo Bay has been transformed. Fresh water several feet deep covers former farmland, concealing all but the tops of hundreds of newly created marsh mounds. On Friday, the melodic sounds of thousands of shorebirds offered sweet relief from the foggy gloom. Project ...
01/16/2015FAA Calls for More Study of Marin Airport Plan

Jan. 16--The Federal Aviation Administration wants more information about the county's $17 million plan to expand airport operations at Gnoss Field. More study of plans for a 1,100-foot runway extension, an expansion project proposed more than two decades ago, could take 18 months, according to Craig Tackabery, the county's assistant public works director. The extension project would increase ...
01/16/2015California's Oil Industry Is Feeling the Squeeze from Plunging Prices

Jan. 16--Mike Joy was introduced to the reality of the oil industry immediately after getting into the business in January 2008. When he became co-owner of Field Specialties Inc., an oil-industry service company with offices in Ventura, Long Beach and Hitchcock, Texas, the price of California oil was at $80 a barrel and headed for an all-time high of $120. "It was a few months before ...
01/16/2015DWP to Supply Northridge Hospital with Quake-resistant Water Pipes

Jan. 16--Marking the 21st anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Department of Water and Power officials announced plans Friday to install 6,500 feet of quake-resistant water pipes to service Northridge Hospital Medical Center. The pipes, developed in Japan to withstand natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides and drastic temperature changes, are ...
01/16/2015High-speed Rail Tunnel Proposal Draws Criticism

Jan. 16--Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is speaking out against the proposed idea of having high-speed rail tracks run through underground tunnels beneath the Angeles National Forest to connect Palmdale and Burbank and calls the alternative a costly dead-end. California's High-Speed Rail Authority plans to study having a section of the rail pass through the southwestern part of the forest -- ...
01/16/2015Construction Contract Awarded for Yuba County Sheriff's Offices

Jan. 16--Long-standing plans to move the Yuba County Sheriff's Department to a vacant building in Marysville moved closer to reality with the approval of a financing plan for the $10 million project. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a plan in which $6 million of the cost would be financed through certificates of participation used for public infrastructure. They also ...
01/16/2015New PUC Chief Vows Openness, Focus on Safety

Jan. 16--REPORTING FROM SACRAMENTO -- Taking over amid scandal, the new president of the state's powerful Public Utilities Commission vowed Thursday to forge a more open and safety-conscious era at the agency. Presiding over his first meeting at the PUC's headquarters in San Francisco, Michael Picker said the PUC faces big challenges in restoring public trust. Among his first priorities, he ...
01/16/2015Construction Work Continues at BioMarin Facility in Downtown San Rafael

Jan. 16--It's been five months since BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. broke ground on its expanded facility and new six-story parking garage at the San Rafael Corporate Center on Lindaro Street in downtown San Rafael -- and work is moving along swiftly. The biopharmaceutical developer, which specializes in the development and production of medications that treat rare diseases, purchased the ...
01/15/201514.8-acre Site in Davis Targeted for Office, Tech Space

Jan. 15--Panattoni Development Co. is in escrow on an undeveloped 14.8-acre site in Davis, envisioned as a Class A office, lab and technology space, according to an announcement Thursday by commercial real estate service firm DTZ. The site, at 3501 Chiles Blvd., is envisioned as a "state-of-the-art campus design (that) will focus on sustainability, technological enhancements and a strong sense ...
01/15/2015Asbestos Crisis Puts Huntington Beach School District in Danger of Going Broke

Jan. 15--HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Before the school year started, the outlook was bright for the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach. Aging midcentury buildings were receiving long overdue upgrades, and the district budget had a healthy 13 percent in reserves, nearly four times the legally required amount, according to the Orange County Department of Education. But only weeks into the ...
01/15/2015Vallejo City Council Asked to Approve Industrial Park Concept

Jan. 15--City staff is recommending that the Vallejo City Council approve an industrial development concept and reject any casino, conference center/hotel and office/mixed use projects for the development of North Mare Island. The city council is meeting Thursday during a special session to decide which land use concept would fit best more than 150 acres on the former naval base. Last ...
01/15/2015Apprentices Trade Sacramento Street Life for Arena Construction Jobs

Jan. 15--He pulled into an East Sacramento deli, his sister and infant nephew in tow, to tuck into a pizza and talk awhile. That it was such a normal way to spend a Monday evening was precisely why it was so special. A stop for pizza, a new-to-him Hyundai in the parking lot bought with his own cash, a newlywed wife and a roof overhead up the road in Folsom. All signs of a new life. Home for ...

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