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(AP) -- A plant that bottles Sacramento municipal water and sells it at a profit has been the target of criticism during the California drought.

April's last week is light on the construction front, as most municipalities are not scheduled to convene.

New designs for a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area include simulated lightning bolts for the San Diego Chargers and a flame honoring late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.

(AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a Sacramento-area developer and an escrow officer have been indicted on multiple counts of fraud for a loan scheme that cheated three banks out of at least $20 million.

Pacific Building Group has completed a 15,455-square-foot tenant improvement for Moss Adams LLP tax accounting and consulting firm in the La Jolla Commons I building at 4747 Executive Drive in the University Towne Centre area.

Renovations on five floors at Kimptonís Hotel Palomar San Diego have begun, creating a new 50-room collection of skyline guestrooms, suites and penthouses.

San Ramon-based The True Life Cos. reported that it acquired a 71-acre property in Valley Center to develop a master-planned community.

Kearny High School recently dedicated new athletic facilities during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Workers’ compensation laws are changing in parts of the Midwest and Southern regions of the country and could also be amended in California.

After learning that it may cost more than $46 million to fix the city's sidewalks, members of the San Diego City Council's infrastructure committee suggested homeowners and businesses should shoulder more of the burden of repairing their own sidewalks.

(AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows.

"Smart Growth" and "Sustainability" are hot issues in today's political, planning and design world.

The western United States saw a return of higher design activity in March after a two-month dip, according to the latest American Institute of Architects’ billings index released Wednesday.

(AP) -- Beverly Hills residents and business owners could be fined up to $1,000 for violating new water restrictions passed by the city following an order from the governor to limit water use amid California's drought.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer plans to unveil a revitalized Plaza de Panama at 1 p.m. Wednesday as part of the Panama-California Exposition centennial celebration at Balboa Park that will continue throughout this year.

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a package of reforms aimed at streamlining the contracting and appropriations process to make city construction projects move faster and more smoothly.

(AP) -- A report on a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium near Los Angeles says the proposal “lacks any detailed site plans,” making predictions on its functioning and finances difficult.

A two-part report has been launched to promote industrial, office and retail development surrounding Gillespie Field in El Cajon and Brown Field in the South Bay.

Out of 14 million square feet of industrial space within Vista's business parks, about 6 percent is vacant, the city economic development director said.

(AP) -- The oldest hotel in Yellowstone National Park has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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