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07/22/2014Pana-Pacific Breaks Ground at New Southeast Fresno Plant

July 22--Pana-Pacific manufacturing is building a new plant, bringing more jobs to Fresno. City officials say the project shows their business-friendly attitude is working. Pana-Pacific, which manufactures electronics for commercial vehicles, broke ground on its new headquarters Monday in southeast Fresno. Pana-Pacific's top executive said the economic numbers make it wise to partner with ...
07/22/2014Madera County's Gunner Ranch Development Clears Major Hurdle

July 22--MADERA -- The 20-year-old Gunner Ranch residential and commercial project in Madera County finally hit a milestone on Monday when its final environmental impact report was approved. The Madera County Board of Supervisors, in a 4-1 vote, paved the way for developer Richard Gunner to take the next step in turning 1,000 acres of orchards and open space along Highway 41 near Children's ...
07/22/2014LAX Approves $900M New Terminal, Selects CM Joint Venture

July 22--The modernization of Los Angeles International Airport continued Monday with the approval of a new $900-million terminal that will add gates for wide-bodied aircraft and help eliminate a major inconvenience for travelers. Airport commissioners unanimously approved construction of the northern half of a midfield concourse west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, which is ...
07/21/2014Tesla Idles Fremont Production Line During $100M Upgrade

July 21--FREMONT -- Tesla Motors shut down its production line Monday as part of a long-scheduled plan to retool the factory to increase production of the Model S sedan and prepare for the introduction of the Model X crossover SUV. "We'll be back at regular production Aug. 4," Simon Sproule, Tesla's vice president of communications, said in an interview. "We'll be down for 128 hours of ...
07/21/2014Petaluma OK Sought for Riverfront Project Despite Union Opposition

July 21--The face of a little baseball player on the verge of tears juxtaposed with scary looking 50-gallon drums strewn about a field is a powerful image, one meant to raise safety concerns about a planned hotel and residential project in Petaluma. But is it accurate? Or is it a union blackmail tactic to force the developer to agree to hire only union labor for its 39-acre plan? On Monday ...
07/20/2014Threat of Litigation Looms over Faulty Board of Equalization Tower in Sacramento

July 20--Board of Equalization employee Luella Vaughn remembers her introduction to the department's notorious high-rise headquarters right after starting her job there seven years ago. "I was on the fourth floor," she recalled. "And you could see the little brown spots. I was sitting right on top of a water leak." Vaughn is one of 2,200 employees who work in this downtown building, 24 stories ...
07/19/2014Warm Springs BART Station Construction Brings Fremont's Future Innovation Center into View

July 19--FREMONT -- The shell of the Warm Springs-South Fremont BART station has made conspicuous progress in recent months, slowly rising above a dusty field northeast of the Tesla factory. That small step in the city's complex Warm Springs development signifies something big: Fremont's dream of creating an 850-acre Innovation Center is slowly becoming reality, after years of planning and ...
07/19/2014Construction Delays Hold up Los Angeles River Greenway

July 19--WINNETKA -- For months, Josh Harris has hoisted his bicycle over or around a chain link fence blocking a pristine bike path along the Los Angeles River. For him and other guerrillas of the so-called L.A. River Greenway, the city has dragged its feet too long to open it. "The path could have been completely opened months ago, but instead it's been stuck in limbo," said Harris, 41, who ...
07/19/2014Anaheim to Make a Second Run at Convention Center Financing

July 19--ANAHEIM -- The City Council on Tuesday will take another shot at financing the Anaheim Convention Center's next expansion after a previous deal was upended by a lawsuit that city officials say has caused delays and construction costs to soar by $10 million. Under the new plan, city officials would still try to sell up to $300 million in bonds to pay for the project, now pegged at $190 ...
07/19/2014Sacramento HVAC Firms Say Filling Technician Jobs Getting Tougher

July 19--Some of Sacramento's big heating and air conditioning companies say they have good jobs available in an industry with strong growth prospects, but they're having a hard time finding qualified workers or a new generation of trainees. Industry leaders blame the worker shortage on several factors: fewer schools offering training certificates, increasingly complex HVAC technology and what ...
07/19/2014Proposed EPA Limits Pose Roadblock for Alaska's Bristol Bay Mine

July 19--REPORTING FROM SEATTLE -- The Obama administration proposed mining restrictions in Alaska on Friday that would protect what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency described as "one of the world's most valuable salmon fisheries," but which critics said could effectively halt development of one of the largest open pit mines on the planet. EPA officials said they would prohibit any ...
07/18/2014Voters Set to Decide on $249M Anaheim Union Bond Measure

July 18--ANAHEIM -- Voters in five cities will decide in November whether to approve a $249 million bond measure aimed at updating 19 aging schools within the Anaheim Union High School District. The district's Board of Trustees voted 4-1 Thursday morning to put the measure to voters living within the fourth-largest school district in Orange County, which serves 32,000-plus students from ...
07/18/2014Planning Commission Approves Irvine Great Park Scheme

July 18--IRVINE -- Developer FivePoint Communities' earlier approved plan for sports fields, a golf course and trails for 688 acres at the Great Park was given the technical go-ahead Thursday with a 3-2 vote by Irvine's Planning Commission. The developer's plan, approved late last year by the Irvine City Council, required the Great Park's original master plan designed by New York landscape ...
07/16/2014San Jose's New High-Tech Water Purification Plant to Expand Recycled Water Use

July 16--SAN JOSE -- When the San Francisco 49ers' stadium opens next month in Santa Clara, almost all of it will be new except for one thing: the water used to irrigate the field and flush the toilets. Like hundreds of other places around Silicon Valley -- golf courses, power plants, San Jose's airport -- Levi's Stadium will use recycled water, which is essentially sewage that has been ...
07/16/2014Citing Potential for Financial Losses, Sacramento Kings Demand Arena Opponents Post $100M Bond

July 16--The Sacramento Kings, predicting huge financial losses if construction of their new arena is delayed by a citizens' lawsuit, have urged a judge to require project opponents to post bond of at least $100 million to cover those losses. In court papers filed this week, Kings chief financial officer John Rinehart said even a short delay in the start of construction at Downtown Plaza could ...
07/16/2014215 Freeway in Calif. Reopens After Bridge Under Construction Struck by Truck

July 16--The northbound 215 Freeway in Perris reopened Wednesday morning nearly 20 hours after a big rig struck an under-construction bridge. Crews were working overnight and throughout the morning to clear debris from the northbound lanes, which were closed at 10 a.m. Tuesday when the big rig, carrying a load of sand, smashed into the wooden scaffolding of the new Perris Boulevard bridge, ...
07/09/2014Raiders' Stadium Developer Opposed to A's Stadium Lease

July 09--OAKLAND -- The development team working to build a new Raiders football stadium has urged city officials to reject a lease extension for the Oakland A's because it would frustrate the football team's desire to tear down O.co Coliseum next year. In a letter to Mayor Jean Quan and council members last week, the development team's attorney wrote that "the current proposal ... simply ...
07/09/2014New Vision to Reshape LACMA Structures Could Cost $1 Billion

July 09--Michael Govan's field of dreams stretches far beyond the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which he wants to radically remake over the coming nine years. In a visit to the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, the museum director outlined what he and LACMA's board aim to accomplish, how it might be done, and what some of the obstacles might be as they pursue plans to tear down ...
07/08/2014Caltrans Halting Work on Willits Bypass Due to Suspended Wetlands Permit

July 08--Caltrans officials said Monday they will halt nearly all work on the Willits bypass while they try to get their permit for working in wetlands reinstated. The cost of keeping contract construction workers and equipment on standby while they hammer out a permit solution has cost an estimated $800,000 since June 20 and is increasing by nearly $100,000 a day, said Caltrans spokesman Phil ...
07/08/2014New Highway 502 Taking Shape

July 08--They may have seen it in plans already, but now motorists can see it in plain sight: They'll be driving a very different state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground once crews finish expanding the corridor. Orange fencing already marks the widened right of way along the roadway that will eventually carry four lanes of traffic. The area is buzzing with activity as ...
07/08/2014Southern California's Largest Immigrant Detention Center to Expand

July 08--Immigrant advocacy groups are protesting the expansion of Southern California's largest immigrant detention center, arguing the federal government should instead be directing resources to children seeking asylum. The sprawling detention complex in the high desert town of Adelanto has the capacity to hold 1,300 men. The construction project underway will add 650 beds, including a ...
07/08/2014San Joaquin County Paints Grim Picture of Bay Delta Twin Tunnels' Impact

July 08--Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed twin tunnels "will effectively destroy the Delta as it exists today," and will forever alter San Joaquin County's economy, county officials warn in a new report. The staff report sums up the county's highly critical comments on the $25 billion tunnels plan. Supervisors will consider approving those formal comments this morning at their meeting in downtown ...
07/08/2014Sacramento Planning Commissioner Agrees to $6,000 Fine for Improper Influence

July 08--Philip Harvey, a veteran member of Sacramento's Planning and Design Commission and vice president of Petrovich Development Company, has agreed to pay a hefty fine for improperly using his influence to sway city decisions over Petrovich's Curtis Park Village project, the state's political watchdog agency said Monday. In an agreement with the Fair Political Practices Commission, posted ...
07/08/2014Trustees Will Ask Bellingham for $5.1M to Buy Site for New Library

July 08--BELLINGHAM -- Bellingham could purchase a site for construction of a new central library building as early as next year if the mayor's office and City Council approve more than $5 million in funding for the library's 2015 capital budget. In an update to a council committee Monday, July 7, members of the Library Board of Trustees said the library will ask for $5.1 million to acquire a ...
07/08/2014State Moves to Improve Safety in Transporting Oil by Rail

July 08--REPORTING FROM SACRAMENTO -- A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state. In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new rail safety program, the Legislature approved new fees on oil being carried by train, and the state's Fish ...

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