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(AP) -- Stanislaus County in Central California is going after walnut thieves.


The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday put off a vote to consider building three hotels on east Harbor Island, but did approve a six-block buffer in Little Italy.

It's a slow week when it comes to construction acitivity for local governments, as most are not scheduled to meet because of the summer break.

Panel discussions and social events are filling the calendars of business groups this week.

(AP) -- An Italian company whose mobile app allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has temporarily shut down the service following an order from the city attorney.

ABC’s BizTown construction shop gives students the opportunity to complete a hands-on plumbing project assembling the pipes for a bathroom sink and two electrical projects -- wiring a doorbell and LED lights. Instructors provide supervision and assistance, but the students themselves read and discuss the instructions, select their tools, and practice good safety procedures throughout.

Seventy-five proud apprentices and craft trainees celebrated with family and friends the culmination of many years of hard work as they graduated with their apprenticeship and journeyman certificates in June from the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship Training program.

Three craft competitors representing the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego won a trio of silver medals at the ABC National Craft Championships held at the ABC National Workforce Development Conference in Birmingham, Ala. This prestigious competition brings together the country’s top apprentices and trainees who vie to be named No. 1 in each of 13 trades.

ABC San Diego marks the passing of industry leaders, friends over the past year.

The San Diego National Association of Women in Construction hosted its seventh annual Camp NAWIC Construction Summer Day Camp June 16 to 20 at Kearny High School’s Stanley E. Foster School of Engineering, Innovation and Design.

Katie Hansen, ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust Community Affairs Director, has been appointed to the Workforce Investment Board of the San Diego Workforce Partnership.


San Diego-based Pacific Building Group has completed work on a 26,000-square-foot regional office for Quintiles, a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services.

(AP) -- Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels.


Millions of dollars have been saved using lean construction practices at the San Diego Community College District, according to a report released Monday by Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions.

(Bloomberg) -- Green Street Advisors Inc., a 29-year-old U.S. real estate research company, agreed to sell a majority stake to private-equity firm Golden Gate Capital to finance growth.

San Diego's NoteVault, a provider of voice-to-text-based mobile reporting solutions for the commercial construction industry, has integrated with CMiC, a full enterprise resource planning software provider for the construction industry.


The man convicted of killing prominent San Diego architect Graham Downes in April 2013 was sentenced Tuesday to serve 15 years to life in state prison.

(AP) -- The frog made famous in a tale by Mark Twain is now California's official state amphibian.

Rancho Valencia is a luxury resort located in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. U.S. News and World Report ranked it the No. 9 resort in the country this year and it was recently selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the finest five-star hotels in the world. The resort was originally built in 1989 and has become a Southern California retreat for many. In May of 2010, the resort changed ownership and the decision to embark on a complete renovation began. The owner’s goal is to make this the No. 1 resort in the country.


A grand opening celebration was held Tuesday for the completion of the second and final phase of the $94 million Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas expansion.

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