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11/25/2014Rohnert Park Set for Decision on Sonoma Clean Power

Nov. 25--Rohnert Park is set to decide today whether to become the seventh city to join the county's startup public electricity provider, Sonoma Clean Power. Staff members for the county's third largest city are recommending the City Council vote to join the agency, citing significant savings the city would enjoy over the cost of power provided by Pacific Gas & Electric. "I think this report ...
11/25/2014McAllister Ranch Project Back on Track in Bakersfield

Nov. 25--McAllister Ranch, the southwest Bakersfield residential development project stalled by the housing collapse, is back on the table -- still with an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, but now on 600 acres instead of 2,070. Irvine-based developer SunCal said Monday it plans to exercise a years-old option to buy the property from the Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District by late April ...
11/24/2014Residents of $90M Campus Housing Complex in Eugene Complain of Defects

Nov. 24--In late September, University of Oregon sophomore Shirley Chan had just moved into her brand new apartment at 13th & Olive, the 1,300-bed student housing complex developed by Capstone Collegiate Communities in downtown Eugene. She was in her bedroom doing homework when she heard water running in the shared kitchen and living room area. Her three roommates weren't home, so she hopped ...
11/24/2014Hillsboro Buzzing With Construction Activity

Nov. 24--The Orenco neighborhood isn't the only one in Hillsboro where a new skyline is emerging. Construction is underway on a 352-unit, 10-building apartment complex in Hillsboro's AmberGlen area, and a recently completed 203-unit development is now leasing. Developer Arbor Custom Homes is behind both projects. The just-completed complex, along the west side of Northwest 206th Avenue between ...
11/24/2014Hotel Developer Plans 50-story Project in Seattle

Nov. 24--A San Francisco hotel developer proposes to build a 50-story hotel and residential tower on a parking lot at the downtown Seattle corner where the monorail crosses Stewart Street,according to plans filed with the city. A real-estate partnership controlled by Stanford Hotels Group paid $16.75 million last year to acquire the 12,960-square-foot lot at 1903 Fifth Ave. The group intends ...
11/24/2014Proposed Vancouver Oil Terminal Would Be Biggest in Volume

Nov. 24--By any measure, the size of the proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver is eye-catching. The oil-by-rail facility would handle an average of 360,000 barrels of crude per day, or up to four oil trains daily. The terminal would dwarf anything currently operating in Washington. In fact, at full capacity, the proposal known as Vancouver Energy would handle more oil by rail than any ...
11/24/2014Crane Removes Iconic KTLA Radio Tower for Renovation and Relocation

Nov. 24--The iconic KTLA-5 tower, which stood watch at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Van Ness Street for more than 60 years, was dismantled Monday morning, piece by piece, so that it could be restored and relocated. The radio tower will be moved to its original location on the Sunset Bronson Lot in Hollywood sometime in early 2015, after structural retrofitting and renovation, according ...
11/24/2014Benicia Mayor's Public Skepticism Puts Vote on Oil Trains in Jeopardy

Nov. 24--The hot national debate over crude oil train safety has taken an unusual twist in the Bay Area city of Benicia, where a blunt-talking mayor's right to free speech is being pitted against an oil company's right to a fair public hearing. This summer, amid tense public debate over a Valero Refining Co. proposal to bring crude oil on trains to its Benicia plant, Mayor Elizabeth Patterson ...
11/24/2014Jacobs Engineering Chief Executive Is Retiring

Nov. 24--The chief executive of construction services firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is retiring from the Pasadena company because of health issues, the company said. Craig L. Martin, who joined Jacobs in 1994 and became CEO in 2006, will step down Dec. 26, the last day of Jacobs' first fiscal quarter, Jacobs said Sunday in a news release. Noel G. Watson, the company's former CEO, will ...
11/23/2014Anaheim's New ARTIC: Icon or Eyesore?

Nov. 23--ANAHEIM -- By day, county Supervisor Shawn Nelson sees a sand crab when he drives past the new transit hub in his district. By night, he thinks "disco roller rink" when colorful lights illuminate the building. "I don't think this is what the taxpayers had in mind," said Nelson, who is also board chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority. Many local architects, however, ...
11/23/2014Cal-OSHA Issues Fine for Deadly Winters Crane Accident

Nov. 23--The state division of Occupational Safety and Health fined Disney Construction of Burlingame $106,110 last week for "serious violations" that led to the deaths of two workers on May 30 in a horrific crane accident. The workers plunged 80 feet to their deaths from a platform being hoisted by a crane as part of a bridge-building project in Winters. An investigation by Cal-OSHA found the ...
11/23/2014Earthquake Early Alert System Ready to Expand in California

Nov. 23--Officials are planning the first major rollout of California's earthquake early warning system next year, providing access to some schools, fire stations and more private companies. The ambitious plan highlights the progress scientists have made in building out the system, which can give as much as a minute of warning before a major earthquake is felt in metropolitan areas. Until now, ...
11/23/2014Report: Marinwood Housing Project May Hurt School System

Nov. 23--Plans for an 82-unit affordable housing complex at Marinwood Plaza poses fiscal hardships for the Dixie School District but could be a boon for merchants, although so many variables are involved that impacts of the project remain uncertain, a new study indicates. The study by Marin Economic Forum chief Robert Eyler outlines a variety of potential fiscal and social factors associated ...
11/22/2014Santa Margarita District Considers $50M Recycled-water Reservoir

Nov. 22--The Santa Margarita Water District is moving forward to create one of the largest recycled-water reservoirs in Orange County that would capture water currently being lost to the ocean. The agency, which serves 165,000 people in Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita and parts of Mission Viejo and San Clemente, has enacted mandatory water-use restrictions to battle the ...
11/22/2014Small Placer Dam Is a Big Barrier to Salmon

Nov. 22--On a recent day after a rainstorm, several dozen fall-run Chinook salmon trying to migrate upstream in Auburn Ravine found their progress frustrated. Efforts to complete their long spawning run from the Pacific Ocean were halted by a small dam on the outskirts of Lincoln. Known as Hemphill Dam, for decades it has blocked fish from accessing more than 5 miles of potential spawning ...
11/22/2014BART Opens New Train Line to Oakland Airport

Nov. 22--San Francisco's BART commuter rail system opened up a direct train line to Oakland International Airport on Saturday, completing a direct connection that some have been waiting for nearly 50 years. The trains started running on time at 6 a.m. Saturday, making the 3.2-mile route in only 8 minutes, officials said. Previously, passengers were forced to take a bus between the airport and ...
11/22/2014Palo Alto Union Raises Concerns About Contractor's Lack of Experience

Nov. 22--One of Palo Alto's largest unions is crying foul over the city's recent decision to allow an inexperienced contractor to hook natural gas up to homes, a job city workers have typically performed. Last week, Daleo Inc. started work on 40 residential service tie-in projects. According to Service Employees International Union Local 521, the Gilroy-based contractor has no hands-on ...
11/22/2014State high-speed rail agency seeks builders for Kern County route segment

Nov. 22--The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Friday issued a request for qualifications to contractors that might be interested in building Construction Package 4, a 30-mile stretch of the bullet-train route through Kern County northwest of Bakersfield. The request represents a pre-screening step that will eventually lead to establishing a short list of contractor teams that will be ...
11/21/2014BLM Rejects Application for Mojave Desert Solar Power Project

Nov. 21--The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project "would not be in the public interest." The closely watched decision is considered a bellwether for how the federal agency will handle future requests to develop renewable energy ...
11/21/2014Would-be Studio Developer Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud

Nov. 21--Carissa Carpenter pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that she defrauded investors of $5 million during her failed 17-year-quest to build a huge movie studio project in Northern California, and got a stern warning from a federal magistrate judge that failure to show up for future hearings could cost her a five-year prison stretch. Carpenter, 51, had little to say during her brief ...
11/21/2014UCLA's Samueli School Gets $9M from Laguna Couple

Nov. 21--Laguna Beach residents B. John and Amelia Garrick have committed $9 million to launch the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, according to a university release. The Garrick Institute will provide new knowledge and technology to assess and manage risk in order to save lives and protect the environment and ...
11/20/2014Port MacKenzie Rail Extension Needs $120M More from Alaska

Nov. 20--The state will need to pony up nearly $120 million to finish the Port MacKenzie rail extension to keep business opportunities alive, according to Matanuska-Susitna Borough leaders. The borough will officially request a $119.5 million capital appropriation from the Legislature during the upcoming session. Overall, the 32-mile rail spur from Houston to Port MacKenzie will end up costing ...
11/20/2014Hearing Delayed on 1,500-acre Los Banos Industrial Park

Nov. 20--The fate of a proposed 1,500-acre industrial park and airport facility near Los Banos will not be revealed until January, according to a city official. Public Works Director Mark Fachin told the Airport Advisory Commission on Tuesday the plan will not be heard by the Merced County Board of Supervisors until its first meeting next year. The project, which City Manager Steve Carrigan ...
11/20/2014Cupertino Foats 3 Design Plans for Stevens Creek Corridor

Nov. 20--The city of Cupertino once again has big plans for the Stevens Creek Corridor, and residents are invited to voice their opinion through the end of the month. The city is floating three potential transformations for the roughly 33-acre swath of city open space, which includes McClellan Ranch Preserve, Blackberry Farm Park, Stocklmeir Ranch and the Stevens Creek Corridor Trail. One of ...
11/20/2014Businesses Take Stock After Santa Paula Chemical Explosion

Nov. 20--SANTA PAULA, Calif. -- Businesses and residents affected by a chemical explosion near Santa Paula this week were allowed into the area Thursday to collect tools and other necessary items from their properties. A half-mile evacuation zone was still in place as the Mission Rock Road area continued to pose safety concerns for residents and businesses, Ventura County Fire Department Capt. ...

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