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The final week of January has several housing projects on the docket at the county's muncipalities.

A testy court hearing Friday in the case featuring North Park residents who have sued Jack in the Box and the city of San Diego over the controversial renovation of the burger chain’s Upas Street location ended without the judge reaching a final decision on whether to halt the litigation without a trial.

Business and professional groups will hold meetings and events on a range of topics this week.

John Cameron, well-known in San Diego's construction industry and instrumental in the growth of the region, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 18. He was 94.

(AP) -- The California Highway Patrol has stepped up enforcement of speed limits on the Golden Gate Bridge because motorists are driving faster following the installation of a safety barrier designed to reduce head-on crashes.


With limited construction, high demand and rising employment, San Diego remains one of the country's strongest apartment markets, according to Peter Dennehy, senior vice president at Meyers Research LLC.

The Associated General Contractors of America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences have announced a joint partnership to help contractors learn how to comply with federal and state environmental guidelines.

The structural steel has topped out at San Diego Community College Districtís new Commons Building on the San Diego Mesa College campus. The two-story structure is a steel-framed cafeteria and bookstore including a food service area, student lounge, stockroom, culinary arts classroom with a kitchen, dining areas and an outside deck area.

(AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013.


The Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter installed its 2015 officers and board members Tuesday at the chapter’s annual installation dinner at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

San Diego is on track to improve transit options, walkability and land use, community leaders said at a recent roundtable discussion at The Daily Transcript on smart growth, but they say there is still work to be done.

Design activity increased in the West in December, but at a slower pace, according to the American Institute of Architects' Architecture Billings Index released Wednesday.

The San Diego Taxpayers Association, a long-time critic of government spending, has set its sights on a new target: the $6.7 million project to add greenery to state Route 163's passage through Balboa Park.

About 84 percent of California construction firms say they expect to hire in 2015, according to survey results released Wednesday by the Associated General Contractors of America.

San Diego needs $1.7 billion more than is budgeted to address its infrastructure needs over the next five years, not including such items as piers and new facilities, according to the city's first multiyear capital planning report unveiled before the City Council's infrastructure committee Wednesday.

(AP) -- Mendocino County officials have approved a permit for a remodel and expansion of the famous Blair House Inn, which was home to Angela Lansbury's crime-solving novelist on TV's “Murder, She Wrote.”


(AP) -- Civic leaders may have found a way to finance their share of ambitious plans to revitalize the Los Angeles River.


In a rare show of bipartisanship and, well, effectiveness, the 114th Congress kicked things off Jan. 6 by reauthorizing the briefly lapsed Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, retroactively effective beginning Jan. 1.

More than 450 multifamily units and at least 14,000 square feet of commercial space are in the works for Bankers Hill, with construction beginning on several projects, and at least one more expected soon.

(AP) -- An unknown, viscous gunk has been found in more than 60 seabirds on the San Francisco Bay's eastern shores.

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