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10/01/2014California Reservoirs at 19-year Low

Oct. 01--We've all had those years when we couldn't wait to flip the calendar to January, put our troubles behind us and get a fresh start. That's how California water managers must feel today. Oct. 1 marks the beginning of what they consider to be a new "water year" -- and the end of an exceptionally bad one. Consider the sad state of reservoirs that supply the Stockton area: --New Hogan Lake ...
10/01/2014Redwood City May Force Developers to Provide Public Benefits

Oct. 01--Redwood City's elected leaders hoped to spur a construction boom that would revitalize downtown when they approved a precise plan three years ago. Their dreams have come true, so much so that they now find themselves able to possibly exert enough leverage to coax developers into providing community benefits to get future projects approved. And to get an idea of the kinds of benefits ...
10/01/2014Settlement Reached to Redevelop Critical K Street Block in Sacramento

Oct. 01--After more than four years of delay, Sacramento city officials and developers appear to have a financing plan in place for a pivotal housing and retail project on downtown's blighted 700 block of K Street. If the plan is approved by the City Council next week, the development team behind the proposal said it expects to begin construction on the $52 million project early next year. ...
09/30/2014Atascadero Faces Mounting Roadwork Costs Due to Wal-Mart Project

Sept. 30--The city of Atascadero is on the hook for millions of dollars more than was originally anticipated for roadwork costs related to the Wal-Mart project, due, in part, to 2-year-old contract negotiations that at least one council member now says were negligent. In 2012, the Atascadero City Council approved the construction of two shopping centers at Del Rio Road and El Camino Real: a ...
09/30/2014More Bay Bridge Anchor Rods Will Be Tested as Water Intrusion Woes Continue

Sept. 30--OAKLAND -- Caltrans will do extensive testing to determine if newly discovered water leaks that dampened metal rods in the new east span of the Bay Bridge are a temporary problem easily dried out or a sign of a long-term corrosion threat, the agency reported Tuesday. Caltrans in the last week discovered water -- a potential corrosive threat -- was sitting against more than 90 percent ...
09/30/2014Metro Breaks Ground on Key Downtown L.A. Subway Link

Sept. 30--Transportation officials Tuesday cheered the start of construction for a subway project designed to close a frustrating gap in Los Angeles County's growing rail network. During a symbolic groundbreaking in Little Tokyo, local and federal representatives touted the 1.9-mile, $1.4-billion Downtown Regional Connector's potential to help unite a sprawling and congested region. The subway ...
09/30/2014Construction to Begin on Colligan Theater in Santa Cruz

Sept. 30--SANTA CRUZ -- During a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, supporters of the Tannery Arts Center announced the campus' performing arts theater anticipated to open in summer 2015 will be named in honor of major donors Bud and Rebecca Colligan. As the final piece in a 13-year vision to preserve and redevelop the former Salz Tannery on River Street, Devcon Construction crews soon will ...
09/30/2014San Jose Affordable Housing Proposal Heads to City Council

Sept. 30--SAN JOSE -- For now, the 2-acre parcel is a vacant lot surrounded by fencing. But the Santa Clara County Housing Authority envisions the site as a community complex that will help put a tiny dent in the region's chronic lack of affordable homes for lower-income residents. The City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday night to rezone the property on Park Avenue, near Diridon ...
09/30/2014Voter Support Appears Strong for Water Bond

Sept. 30--Public support for the new state water bond is said to be strong, as California residents grapple with a prolonged drought that has had reverberations throughout the state. Rare bipartisan support, favorable polling numbers and the backing of Gov. Jerry Brown have water bond supporters optimistic that voters will pass the legislation, which contains funding provisions that could help ...
09/30/2014Investors to Build Condos on Empty Lot in Downtown Santa Cruz

Sept. 30--SANTA CRUZ -- Investors are moving forward with a five-story 63-unit condo complex at 1547 Pacific Ave. that would fill a lot vacant since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake flattened much of downtown. "Something's actually going to happen," said Suzy Rodoni-Silverberg, founder of RealEstate 831 in Capitola and active in banking, lending and real estate since 1983, displaying the plans ...
09/30/2014L.A. Officials Nix Mandatory Helipad Rule for Downtown Towers

Sept. 30--For four decades, the Los Angeles skyline has been shaped by one rule: Every tall building must have an emergency helicopter landing pad on its roof. As a result, downtown became a thicket of flat-topped skyscrapers, to the chagrin of architects who yearned to imitate or outdo the pointed spires and slanted roofs of skylines around the world. Other big cities had no such regulation. ...
09/30/2014AEG Asks for 6-month Extension to Woo NFL Team to L.A.

Sept. 30--With the clock running out on its proposal to build a pro football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, Anschutz Entertainment Group has appealed to the city for extra time to land a team and work on an alternative development in case the effort fails. Citing progress in negotiations with the National Football League, AEG asked Monday for six more months to bring an NFL franchise to Los ...
09/30/2014With Costs Up, Mayor Wants to Roll Back Seattle Waterfront Plan

Sept. 30--Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city should save money by scaling back its ambitious downtown waterfront-redevelopment plan -- including a proposed swimming-pool barge. In a presentation to the City Council on Monday, Murray staffers said cost estimates have gone up, and the plan would eat up about $200 million more than previously thought unless modifications are made. That's ...
09/30/2014Drought-conscious Residents Turn the Water Tables on Public Agencies

Sept. 30--The scene captured on video by a onetime aspiring filmmaker had neither actors nor dialogue, but it spoke volumes: A stream of water from a leaking sprinkler pooled on the ground, creating a miniature marsh. Above the glistening pond, silver block letters on the building in the backdrop spelled out: "Department of Water and Power, City of Los Angeles, Receiving Station K." To Matt ...
09/30/2014Crews Lay 85-foot Girders for New Bellingham Bridge

Sept. 30--BELLINGHAM -- Workers on the bridge-construction project that closed James Street Road reached a milestone of sorts on Monday, Sept. 29. "This is the point in the project that it really starts looking like a bridge," said project manager Craig Mueller, in a phone interview from the construction site. Using large cranes, crews moved seven, 85-foot-long reinforced concrete girders into ...
09/29/2014Port of Camas-Washougal Proposes Park on Waterfront

Sept. 29--The Port of Camas-Washougal has filed a request with the city of Washougal seeking preliminary site plan approval to build a 5.73 acre waterfront park along the Columbia River. It's the port's latest step in a larger effort to transform a 40-acre parcel into a mix of recreational, commercial and residential spaces. As part of that effort, the port wants to create a 5.73 acre ...
09/29/2014Construction on Northbound Bridge Over Puyallup River Moving Forward

Sept. 29--Construction of a new northbound bridge over the Puyallup River could be underway by January now that the state has reached an agreement with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. The $305 million project, part of a major makeover of Interstate 5 through downtown Tacoma, has been held up for two years by negotiations on how to prevent the work from affecting the river's water quality and ...
09/29/2014Tacoma Council to Vote on $10.5M Bridge Repair Contract

Sept. 29--The Tacoma City Council could approve a $10.5 million contract Tuesday to rehabilitate a 84-year-old bridge across the Nalley Valley. A federal grant will cover $8 million and a state grant another $2 million. The city of Tacoma would pick up the remaining cost. Aberdeen construction firm Quigg Brothers will do the work. After construction begins in two to three months, it will take ...
09/29/2014Construction Wrapping Up on 880/280 Interchange in South Bay

Sept. 29--Work on the $62.1 million interchange at interstates 880 and 280 is coming down to the final paving stretch -- and getting to Silicon Valley's main shopping hubs at Valley Fair and Santana Row this Christmas season should be much easier. In a few days, three new on- and offramps to Stevens Creek Boulevard will open, and by Thanksgiving a special lane feeding traffic onto Monroe ...
09/29/2014Inland Empire Seeks to Regain Control of Ontario Airport from L.A.

Sept. 29--Accusing Los Angeles of breaking agreements to foster a network of regional air centers and build up L.A./Ontario International, Inland Empire officials went to court last week to regain control of the struggling airport. In a motion filed Friday, the city of Ontario asked a Riverside County Superior Court judge to order Los Angeles to relinquish the airport -- the latest development ...
09/28/2014Extensive Harbor Cleanup Begins After Port of L.A. Fire

Sept. 28--Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire that burned through much of a wharf and released toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities. The largest fire at the port in decades erupted Monday night, devouring 800 feet of a 1920s-era wharf and damaging a warehouse. It burned and smoldered through Tuesday before ...
09/28/2014Experts Say Mt. Shasta Debris Flow Likely Drought-related

Sept. 28--SISKIYOU COUNTY, California -- Feel like whatever triggered the Mt. Shasta debris flow last week is about as clear as Mud Creek is now? Well, to be fair, the U.S. Forest Service still isn't entirely sure what happened either, and some officials say they might not ever know. "It's a really interesting question, and it's an important question. ... I don't think we'll really know what ...
09/27/2014Judge Clears Bond Sale to Fund $180M Anaheim Convention Center Expansion

Sept. 27--ANAHEIM -- A Superior Court judge on Friday ruled that the Anaheim City Council, in its capacity as the city's Public Financing Authority, can sell up to $300 million in bonds to finance an expansion of the Convention Center. The ruling clears the way for the City Council to sell the bonds in late October to pay for the $180 million expansion of the center, refinance existing debt ...
09/27/2014Cuesta College Makes Its Pitch for $275M Bond Measure

Sept. 27--Leaking roofs, failing air conditioning and heating units and a swimming pool that will soon no longer meet regulatory requirements are among the top repairs prioritized for a $275 million Cuesta College bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot. Measure L would cost property owners in the community college district $19.45 per $100,000 of assessed value annually. The district serves all of ...
09/27/2014Marina Park Project in Newport Beach Running Under Budget

Sept. 27--Newport Beach's Marina Park is running under budget and on schedule for a spring 2016 opening, the city says. Work began in December on 10 acres on the Balboa Peninsula. An updated city estimate puts the cost at $38.3 million instead of the original $39.5 million. During the first of four phases of the project, 57 mobile homes were cleared from the site, on the bay side of Newport ...

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