|12/12/2013||Experts Raise New Doubts About Essential Bay Bridge Rods|
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Yun Chung, a retired engineer and metallurgist, read the official report explaining why massive, high-strength steel rods on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge broke last March and was stunned _ then alarmed.
|12/12/2013||Developers Plan Condo-hotel at King's Village Site in Honolulu|
Dec. 12--King's Village Shopping Center, a retail complex in Waikiki designed to resemble Honolulu around 1900, may be redeveloped into a luxury condominium hotel.
|12/10/2013||Crews Are More than 40% Done With $308M Sellwood Bridge in Oregon|
Dec. 10--Crews working to build the new Sellwood Bridge are more than 40 percent done with the project, but the average citizen wouldn't know it by looking at the construction site.
|12/11/2013||Coastal Commission Approves Pismo Beach Seawall Plan|
Dec. 11--Nearly a year after it approved a seawall project in Pismo Beach, the California Coastal Commission took another vote Wednesday that will allow the plan to move ahead.
|12/11/2013||Morro Bay Eyes Highway 41 Properties for $100M Sewage Treatment Plant|
Dec. 11--Morro Bay's City Council has narrowed its choices for where to build a wastewater treatment plant to one preferred location and two backups -- while it also explores the idea of sharing a plant with the California Men's Colony.
|12/12/2013||After Reopening Investigation, Cal/OSHA Fines Elevator Contractor in 49ers Stadium Death|
Dec. 12--An elevator construction company must pay $54,000 in civil penalties in connection with the death of a worker at the 49ers stadium construction site in Santa Clara, state workplace safety regulators said Wednesday.
|12/11/2013||Heavy-Duty tools Lined Up to Get Seattle's Bertha TBM Back on Track|
Dec. 11--Augers, tubes and a crane are standing by at the Highway 99 tunnel job site, to help workers drill 60 feet deep and remove the unidentified buried object that blocks boring machine Bertha.
|12/11/2013||Wal-Mart Likely to Delay Merced Distribution Center|
Dec. 11--MERCED -- Wal-Mart is expected to announce a delay in construction of a major distribution center in Merced, city officials confirmed Tuesday.
|12/10/2013||Despite Protests, Power Company Gets Lease in Anaheim to Build 400-MW Plant|
Dec. 10--ANAHEIM -- Despite mass protest from nearby residents and business owners, the Orange County Water District early Tuesday morning narrowly agreed to lease 19 acres of land near the Honda Center to a company wanting to build a 400-megawatt power plant.
|12/11/2013||Sacramento Council Approves Private Psychiatric Hospital Project|
Dec. 11--Despite the protests of some residents of a nearby neighborhood, the Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday to approve the construction of a 120-bed psychiatric hospital in a North Sacramento business park.
|12/11/2013||Sacramento Council Votes to Exempt Arena Project from Competitive-Bidding Requirements|
Dec. 11--It will be several weeks before Sacramento knows if there will be a public vote on the proposed $258 million subsidy for the new downtown NBA arena.
|12/10/2013||OCTA Approves New Lanes for 405 Freeway, Scraps Toll-Road Option|
Dec. 10--ORANGE -- The Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday approved new lanes for a portion of the 405 Freeway, a decision that scrapped a hotly contested toll road option that area cities have fought for months.
|12/10/2013||Delta Water Tunnel Plan Presents California With Tough Choices|
Dec. 10--A new future for the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was laid out for public review Monday in 34,000 sprawling pages of analysis associated with two giant water-diversion tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
|12/09/2013||California Releases EIS for $25B Delta Water Tunnel Project|
Dec. 09--Gov. Jerry Brown's $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels that would make it easier to move water from Northern California to farms in the Central Valley, and cities in Silicon Valley and the Los Angeles area, reached a milestone Monday with the release of the project's 25,000-page environmental study.
|12/09/2013||OPINION: Californians deserve to know how a bullet train will be financed|
Dec. 09--SACRAMENTO -- Let's stipulate that a bullet train zipping between Los Angeles and San Francisco would be grand and groovy.
|12/07/2013||Calif. Delta Water Tunnel Project Needs $1.2B More for Planning|
Dec. 07--The giant Delta water-diversion tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown need $1.2 billion more spent on planning and design before construction starts or is even assured.
|12/06/2013||Fresno to Get $28M for Veterans Blvd. Rail Overpass from High-Speed Rail Authority|
Dec. 06--The city of Fresno will receive up to $28 million from the California High-Speed Rail Authority to replace a railroad crossing set for closure because of the bullet-train line.
|12/06/2013||Council to Hear Appeal of 'Modernist Glass Box'|
Dec. 06--The Palo Alto City Council is set Monday to consider a resident's appeal of a mixed-use project in downtown that he says is not compatible with the historic buildings that surround it.
|12/05/2013||Despite Setbacks, Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority Says Project Is Still Progressing|
SACRAMENTO, Calif._Critics and many political observers might see California's bullet-train project as nearly dead, but state officials made clear Thursday that the train is still heading down the rails at full speed.
|12/05/2013||Huge new office, Research and Retail Complex Planned for Santa Clara|
Dec. 05--SANTA CLARA -- Developers are planning a vast new office and research campus that will become a crucial piece of Santa Clara's economic fabric and bring retail into a part of the city that lacks shopping services on a site a few minutes from the future 49ers football stadium.
|12/05/2013||California Agency Investigating Secrecy over Google Barge Construction|
Dec. 05--The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has launched an investigation into the construction of Google's mysterious barge.
|12/05/2013||California bullet train project handed another setback|
Dec. 05--In another key setback to the California bullet train project, federal regulators have rejected the state's request to exempt a large Central Valley segment of proposed track from a lengthy planning review.
|12/04/2013||Feds Deny Request for Early OK of Fresno-Bakersfield High-Speed Rail Segment|
Dec. 04--A federal oversight board has turned down a request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority for conditional authorization to build the Fresno-Bakersfield section of the proposed statewide bullet-train line.
|12/04/2013||Report: L.A. County Economy, Construction Job Growth to Return to Pre-Recession Levels Soon|
LOS ANGELES >> Southern California's economy could return to pre- recession levels earlier than expected, but the region and state still face challenges, economists and other experts say.
|12/03/2013||NASA Selects Contractors for Construction at Ames Research Center|
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four California companies to perform facility construction and modifications at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.