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08/28/2014Prominent L.A. Developer to Build Unconventional Office at Playa Vista

Aug. 28--Robert F. Maguire III, a prominent developer who helped shape L.A.'s skyline in the 1980s and '90s, is back. Maguire led development of several of the city's best-known office buildings including U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest structure in Southern California. Now, at 79, Maguire says he is gearing up to develop again. He plans to build an unconventional office at Playa Vista, the ...
08/28/2014Alameda Point's Field of Possible Developers Narrowed

Aug. 28--ALAMEDA -- The City Council will consider approving two potential developers to build a portion of the future "Waterfront Town Center" at Alameda Point when it meets Tuesday, a key step that will set the stage for city officials to begin negotiations toward recommending the final candidate. Brookfield Residential, the sixth largest land developer and homebuilder in North America, and ...
08/28/2014Willits Bypass Project Could Face Another Year Delay

Aug. 28--A Mendocino County judge has delivered another blow to the Willits bypass project, one Caltrans said is likely to delay work on the controversial Highway 101 project for another year and cost millions of dollars in construction contract changes and extensions. The project already was in danger of being extended another year when Judge Cindee Mayfield granted environmentalists' request ...
08/27/2014California Delays Massive Delta Water Tunnel Project

Aug. 27--Plans for two huge water diversion tunnels in the Delta are being delayed, state officials announced Wednesday, because the plans need more work. Nancy Vogel, spokeswoman for the California Department of Water Resources, said the delay in the $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan was triggered by public comments submitted on the draft environmental impact report. The comments ...
08/27/2014Kaiser's New Redwood City Hospital Nears December Debut

Aug. 27--Although construction of Kaiser Permanente's new hospital in Redwood City is all but completed, there's still plenty of work to do before the seven-story building opens to the public in December. The private, nonprofit health organization broke ground on the 280,000-square-foot building at Veterans Boulevard and Walnut Street in August 2011. On Tuesday, hospital officials proudly ...
08/27/2014Turlock Craft Beer Maker Plans $10M Expansion

Aug. 27--TURLOCK -- Dust Bowl Brewing Co. is planning a major expansion that would more than quadruple its production capacity in a new Turlock facility. The locally owned craft beer maker expects to invest $10 million on the Fulkerth Road project. "We're very excited about this," said Brett Tate, 52, who founded Dust Bowl five years ago. "It will set us up to be a regional brewery." If all ...
08/27/2014Thousands of California's Brick Buildings Face Quake Danger

Aug. 27--Three decades after some California cities began requiring old brick buildings to be seismically retrofitted, thousands across the state still have not been strengthened and are in danger of collapse during a major earthquake. Many are in some of California's poorest cities, where officials have chosen not to require property owners to make the upgrades. Seismic experts are ...
08/27/2014Subpoena Reveals Scope of Probe into West Contra Costa's $1.6B School Bond Program

Aug. 27--RICHMOND -- The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be undertaking a much broader probe of the West Contra Costa school district's controversial, $1.6 billion bond program than earlier thought, according to the subpoena released Tuesday in response to a public records request by this newspaper. The subpoena and accompanying letter dated July 31 listed 20 separate requests ...
08/26/2014Two Firms Drop Out of Bidding for San Joaquin Valley's High-Speed Rail Work

Aug. 26--Two would-be contenders for a contract to design and build the second stretch of a high-speed train line through the San Joaquin Valley have dropped out of the competition, leaving the California High-Speed Rail Authority with three contractors chasing the job. The withdrawal of the two contracting teams potentially reduces the competitive pressure on the remaining firms bidding for ...
08/26/2014Long-delayed Fresno 40 Project to Begin Construction

Aug. 26--The Fresno 40, one of the city's most fought-over pieces of real estate near Woodward Park, will soon begin a transformation that has been more than two decades in the making. The developer and current owner, Zinkin Family Development, expects to break ground in 90 days on a retail, office and multi-family development called Park Crossing. The first anchor tenant will be Sportsman's ...
08/25/2014Napa Quake Shows Even Retrofitted Buildings Are Vulnerable

Aug. 25--REPORTING FROM NAPA, Calif. -- City officials in Napa had long worried that the grand building on the corner of 2nd and Brown streets -- with its brick walls and giant red-tiled cupolas -- could be devastated by a major earthquake. So city officials required brick structures like the landmark Alexandria Square building to get seismic retrofitting -- bolting brick walls to ceilings and ...
08/25/2014Feds Pledge $2M in Road Repair Funds for Earthquake Damage

Aug. 25--Rep. Mike Thompson announced Monday that $2 million in federal transportation funds will be directed to Caltrans and local agencies to use in rebuilding quake-damaged roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure in the Napa Valley. Thompson, D-St. Helena, said the money, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, would help offset ...
08/25/2014L.A. Building Officials Issue Stop-work Order for Hollywood Target

Aug. 25--Los Angeles building inspectors posted a stop-work order on Monday at a partly built Target shopping center in Hollywood, the latest turn in a long-running court battle over the project. Luke Zamperini, chief inspector for the Department of Building and Safety, said Target must halt construction "for the foreseeable future." The order, which went into effect at 1 p.m., came a month ...
08/25/2014Napa Quake Losses May Reach $4 Billion, Report Says

Aug. 25--The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Napa County and surrounding areas may have caused $4 billion in damage and losses, according to a risk assessment firm. The quake, the biggest in the Bay Area in 25 years, buckled roads, shattered wine bottles, and damaged houses and historic buildings. Officials tagged 90 to 100 homes as unfit to enter. The quake's total economic impact -- ...
08/25/201449ers Rip Out Levi's Stadium Field Again, Larger Overhaul Coming

Aug. 25--SANTA CLARA -- For the second time in less than a week, the 49ers on Monday ripped out the turf at Levi's Stadium -- part of an overhaul that the team hopes solves its playing field problems. The Niners expect to start installing a brand-new field this weekend, and it may include a different type of grass more commonly used at other NFL stadiums. The field should be ready for the ...
08/24/2014Clean-Up Ensues After Injuries, Widespread Damage from Napa Quake

Aug. 24--A predawn earthquake rattled Napa early Sunday morning, critically injuring at least three people as the shaking ripped facades and shattered windows from historic downtown buildings, toppled chimneys and ignited gas fires at mobile home parks. Countless residents fled into darkened streets as the result of the quake, measured at magnitude 6.0 by the United States Geological Survey. ...
08/24/2014Napa Quake Sends 120 to Hospital, Breaks Water and Gas Lines

Aug. 24--REPORTING FROM NAPA, Calif. -- A long, rolling 6.0 earthquake shook a wide swath of the Bay Area awake early Sunday, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. The temblor damaged buildings, cut off power to tens of thousands, sparked fires, broke water mains, caused gas leaks and sent at least 120 people to a hospital, including three who were in critical condition. ...
08/24/2014Some Napa Buildings Missed Earthquake Retrofit Deadline, City Says

Aug. 24--After a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Northern California early Sunday morning, damaging buildings and injuring more than 80 people, Napa officials said some property owners in the city's historic downtown had missed a 5-year-old city deadline to retrofit their buildings. Napa passed an ordinance in 2006 that required property owners to update any unreinforced brick buildings by the ...
08/19/2014Lawsuit Challenges Hood Canal Easement for Blocking Commercial Development

Aug. 19--HOOD CANAL -- An easement purchased by the Navy to prevent commercial development on Hood Canal is illegal, according to a lawsuit filed in state and federal courts. The lawsuit was initiated by Hood Canal Sand and Gravel, owner of the proposed "pit-to-pier" gravel-mining project in Jefferson County. The restrictive easement, for which the Navy paid the state $720,000, extends along ...
08/19/2014Oregon Nixes Permit for Coal Export Project After Public Outcry

Aug. 19--YAKIMA, Wash. -- In a move that had been urged by the Yakama Nation and other critics, Oregon on Monday denied a key permit needed for construction of a proposed coal export project on the Columbia River. The permit would've allowed Australia-based Ambre Energy to construct a rail-to-barge facility on the Columbia River near Boardman, Ore., creating a vital link that could send nearly ...
08/19/2014West Modesto Crowd Voices Anger at Highway 132 Bypass Plan

Aug. 19--West Modesto's King-Kennedy Memorial Center on Monday nearly burst at the seams with people, many of them passionately opposed to a future freeway that they fear could endanger their quiet homes, their health and their property values. The restive crowd endured a slide-show update on the proposed Highway 132 bypass, with dozens standing because all seats were taken. Some had trouble ...
08/19/2014Anchorage Mayor Estimates $300M More Needed to Complete Port Project

Aug. 19--Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan estimated Monday that the city needs about $300 million in additional funding to complete the problematic Port of Anchorage construction project. Sullivan's cost projection is the first made public since the city began its latest effort to resume work on the port. He spoke briefly at a week-long, closed-door "charrette" that was attended by more than 50 ...
08/18/2014Pacific Industrial Breaks Ground on $50M Distribution Center in Fontana

Aug. 18--Pacific Industrial, a Long Beach-based investment firm that develops industrial real estate, has broken ground on a $50 million logistics and distribution center along a major travel corridor in Fontana. Under construction near I-210, the Sierra Pacific Center will feature a high-gloss, two-story glass tower entrance, an open lobby floor plan, a solar-ready rooftop and oversized ...
08/18/2014Severe Drought Covers 99.8% of California, Report Says

Aug. 18--Drought conditions may have leveled off across California, but nearly 100% of the state remains in the third-harshest category for dryness, according to the latest measurements. For the past two weeks, California's drought picture has remained the same, halting a steady march toward worse. But the breather has allowed the state to recover only ever so slightly. In May, 100% of ...
08/18/2014PG&E Pleads Not Guilty in Gas Explosion Case; San Bruno Demands PUC Preserve Computer Drives

Aug. 18--SAN BRUNO -- PG&E pleaded not guilty on Monday to a new federal criminal indictment on felony charges linked to a fatal natural gas explosion on the Peninsula, and hours later, San Bruno officials requested the state Public Utilities Commission preserve computers and other electronic data that could shed further light on cozy ties between the PUC and the utility it is supposed to ...

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