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04/23/2014With Warriors Gone, Oakland's Coliseum City Faces New Hurdles

April 23--OAKLAND -- The struggle for Oakland to keep its sports teams suffered a twin blow this week when the Golden State Warriors made clear they are leaving for San Francisco and the Oakland Raiders appeared to backtrack on their desire to stay. To the surprise of city officials, the Raiders missed a 5 p.m. Monday deadline to submit a Letter of Interest in working on a project to transform ...
04/23/2014Fresno Developer Buys Historic Rowell Building Downtown, Plans Renovation

April 23--The Rowell Building, a historic office building in the heart of downtown Fresno, now belongs to Ed Kashian and is in line for a major overhaul. River Park Properties III, a partnership led by Fresno developer Ed Kashian and his company, Lance-Kashian & Co., is buying the 101-year-old landmark at Tulare Street and Van Ness Avenue. The six-story building had been owned since 1998 by ...
04/22/2014Voters to Decide $249M School Bond for Orange County

April 22--ANAHEIM -- Voters in five cities may decide in November whether to approve a $249 million bond measure aimed at refurbishing aging schools within the Anaheim Union High School District. In the meantime, a group of students on Monday announced an online petition meant to gather support for fixing up the district's 19 campuses, mostly made up of middle and high schools. The signatures ...
04/22/2014Pittsburg Gives Tentative Approval for Office Building Next to Civic Center

April 22--PITTSBURG -- City Council members gave tentative approval Monday to a development agreement for a long-delayed plan to transform an empty five-acre lot next to Pittsburg's civic center into a three-story commercial office building. The project calls for Concord-based developer Garaventa Enterprises to erect a building between 65,000 and 75,000 square feet in size, a bicycle path, ...
04/22/2014Workers Discover Part of Mother Ditch, L.A.'s First Water System

April 22--A 4-foot-diameter brick pipe discovered recently underneath a former restaurant by workers excavating a site was once part of the so-called Mother Ditch that carried water from the L.A. River to the city. The antiquity was uncovered April 10 as workers were beginning construction on the Blossom Plaza, a five-story mixed-use apartment and storefront project on North Broadway. About 73 ...
04/22/2014Construction Begins for $51M Regional Transportation Center in Stockton

April 22--STOCKTON -- Dirt is moving at the construction site for a new behind-the-scenes hub for the future of bus routes connecting Stockton and linking the city to other parts of San Joaquin County and points beyond. The $51.1 million Regional Transportation Center will be the largest construction project undertaken by the San Joaquin Regional Transit District. Expected to be completed by ...
04/22/2014Revised $477M Arena Deal Offers More Certainty for Sacramento, Leaders Say

April 22--The price tag for the new Sacramento Kings arena just went up, and the team's development deal with the city has undergone significant changes. Yet an updated deal released by the city Monday shows its planned contribution to the project has actually been reduced slightly, to $255 million, and the Kings' owners will pay for the additional $30 million or so needed to build the team's ...
04/19/2014Construction Jobs Growing Fast in California

April 19--The healthier housing market and a slew of city towers going up are brightening job prospects for construction workers in California. Employment in commercial and residential construction grew by 2,400 in March, according to Labor Department data analyzed by the Assn. of General Contractors. Since March 2013, the state's construction workforce has grown by 37,100, or 5.9%, nearly ...
04/18/2014Richmond Residents Express Outcry over Chevron's $1B Modernization Project

April 18--RICHMOND -- More than 60 people addressed the city's Planning Commission on Thursday, saying the environmental report describing Chevron Corp.'s proposed $1 billion modernization of its local refinery does too little to reduce pollutants and ensure safety. "The proposed way that Chevron wants to run its plant is unacceptable," said Mike Parker, a resident and mayoral candidate. ...
04/18/2014Sacramento Creates Task Force to Study Building New Performing Arts Venue

April 18--Sacramento's City Councilvoted Thursday night to create a task force to examine the possibility of building a major new performing arts venue to replace downtown's aging Community Center Theater -- a 2,500-seat space that hosts ballet, musical theater and orchestra performances. The ambitious plan comes weeks before the City Council is expected to devote $258 million in public funds ...
04/17/2014Caltrans' Fix50 Bridges Project Won't Add New Lanes

April 17--After $46 million worth of work, and two months of disruptive lane closures during its Fix50 project, Caltrans will deliver a bigger, better freeway to get commuters through downtown easier than before, right? Sorry, highway officials say. The big Fix50 project, which kicks into high gear next week, is a bridge rehab project, not a freeway expansion. When the W-X section of the ...
04/17/2014San Simeon Declares Water Emergency

April 17--San Simeon residents and businesses now have more stringent water-conservation rules to follow and tripled fines to pay if they don't. Directors of the San Simeon Community Services District on April 9 unanimously approved declaring that the district is in a Stage 3 water emergency, and put some temporary measures in place until they can draft and finalize a redrafted list of ...
04/17/2014New 49ers Levi's Stadium Gets Its Field as Opening Day Nears in Santa Clara

April 17--SANTA CLARA -- Nearly eight years after the San Francisco 49ers announced plans to move to Silicon Valley, the team finally has a new field to call home. A special new breed of turf that's been growing in the Central Valley for the past 18 months reached Levi's Stadium on a convoy of flatbed trucks before dawn Thursday. By late morning the north end zone where Colin Kaepernick ...
04/17/2014People Camp for Days to Nab Affordable Living Units Under Construction in Oxnard

April 17--People have been camping since Tuesday on a grassy median near a Ventura office park, waiting for a shot at affordable housing. They'll be there until Saturday. That's when the application window opens for the Wagon Wheel Family Apartments, a 120-unit complex now under construction in Oxnard. As of Thursday morning, more than 50 people ringed the edge of the circular median island of ...
04/17/2014Pittsburg to Consider Development Agreement for Long-delayed Office Building

April 17--PITTSBURG -- A long-delayed plan to transform an empty five-acre lot next to Pittsburg's civic center into a three-story commercial office building is moving forward after being stalled by a slow economy. On Monday, the City Council will consider a development agreement for the Civic Tower project next to the civic center along Highway 4. The project calls for Concord-based developer ...
04/17/2014MCAG Considers Diverting Funds from Los Banos Bypass Project

April 17--A dispute brewing over the allocation of regional transportation fees will come to a head during a Merced County Association of Governments meeting today. Regional Transportation Impact Fees, established by the association in 2005, are paid by developers of new commercial or residential structures to fund transportation projects. The total stands at $9.6 million as of March, ...
04/17/2014New Office Tower to Rise Next to Historic Warner Bros. Studio in Hollywood

April 17--One of Hollywood's biggest landlords is setting the stage for another expansion as the historic heart of the film and broadcast business rises again. Hudson Pacific Properties, the owner of two neighboring Sunset Boulevard studio lots with golden-era pedigrees, plans to build a 14-story office tower next door to the majestic 1920s landmark building that was once executive ...
04/17/2014Work to Begin on $9.4M Steel Truss Pedestrian Bridge in Larkspur

April 17--Ground is expected to be broken at the end of this month on a new pedestrian overpass that will take those on foot and bike across busy Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. The new steel truss bridge would essentially follow the alignment of an old railroad trestle -- part of a rail line built in the 1880s and made famous in the movie "Dirty Harry" -- that ...
04/17/2014Commuter Trains, Bus Systems Gear Up for Fix50 Project Traffic in Sacramento

April 17--Sacramento Regional Transit will launch bulked-up train service and added security next week when construction starts on Highway 50 downtown, in hopes of offering commuters a smooth alternative to expected freeway congestion. Across the Sacramento River, Yolobus officials say they also will offer increased bus service for commuters heading downtown, as well as ticketing deals for the ...
04/17/2014Thousands of Volunteers to Work on Mack Road Rehab Projects in Sacramento

April 17--As many as 5,000 volunteers from across Sacramento are expected to gather on Mack Road later this month for what some have described as the largest community service project undertaken in the city. Scheduled for April 26, "ReImagine Mack Road" will include more than two dozen projects along the corridor between Highway 99 and Franklin Boulevard, organizers announced Thursday. The ...
04/16/2014Appeals Court Denies High-speed Rail Petition to Avoid Trial

April 16--A state appeals court has denied a petition by the California High-Speed Rail Authority seeking to head off a trial over whether its bullet-train plans comply with state law. A three-judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento issued its order late Tuesday, summarily denying the rail agency's March 21 request related to a lawsuit by high-speed rail foes in Kings ...
04/16/2014Galt to Seek New Contractor for Wastewater Plant Project

April 16--City Manager Jason Behrmann will terminate an agreement with a contractor that the city says has not fulfilled its duties, as directed by the Galt City Council on Tuesday. In March 2011, the city entered into an agreement with Mountain Cascade, Inc., to complete a wastewater treatment plant project expansion. It was scheduled to be completed in May 2013 at a cost of $2.7 million. But ...
04/16/2014Central Valley Growth Fuels Proposal for New 70-mile Power Line

April 16--A 70-mile transmission line meant to meet the Valley's growing demand for electricity is proposed to be built through portions of Fresno, Kings and Madera counties and go into operation by 2020. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. officials said the route hasn't been decided yet, but power lines would pump electricity between two PG&E substations: One south of Huron and east of Interstate 5, ...
04/16/2014Elected Officials Call for Outside Review of Bay Bridge Corrosion

April 16--Elected officials called for an independent review of corrosion inside the new $6.5 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. They said their concerns stemmed from a Sacramento Bee investigation published Sunday that identified rust inside a supposedly protected chamber where the new span's main suspension cable is attached. The corrosion -- confirmed by lab testing -- affects ...
04/16/2014Tribune Co. Scuttles Plan for Subway Entrance on Land it Owns in Downtown L.A.

April 16--Transportation officials have shelved plans for a second entrance to a downtown subway station across from L.A. police headquarters and the Los Angeles Times because the newspaper's parent company says it may develop the site, according to Metro documents published Tuesday. The Tribune Co. property, a parking lot in downtown L.A.'s Historic Core, is the site of a future station along ...

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