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Fifty apprentices and craft trainees graduated with their apprenticeship and journeyman certificates from the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship Training Program on Friday.

The San Diego Chapter of the National Association for Women in Construction is inspiring young girls to pursue careers in construction through its eighth annual Camp NAWIC, held this week at Kearny High School's Stanley E. Foster School of Engineering, Innovation and Design.

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. home prices in April climbed 0.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from March, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said in a report Tuesday. The FHFAís index showed home prices increased 5.3 percent in April from a year earlier. The gauge is 2.3 percent below its March 2007 peak and roughly the same as the February 2006 level.

The Santee City Council has approved the Santee Station, a 2.65-acre commercial and retail center at 8866 N. Magnolia Ave.

Civic San Diego staff will recommend that its board approve the selection of two developers to pursue mixed-used projects on former redevelopment agency properties in the East Village.

(AP) -- The Avila Beach pier, a popular whale-watching spot, has been closed indefinitely while structural engineers evaluate how much weight it can carry and what repairs need to be made.

Those in the residential construction realm will gather once again June 24 and 25 at the San Diego Convention Center for the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

The municipalities are busy this week with plenty of construction updates.

Business and professional groups will hold a range of activities this week.

The Chula Vista City Council passed a $293 million budget on Friday, mainly aimed at maintaining current service levels with a few additions to help libraries, arts programs and safety services.

The Quarry, La Mesa's newest apartment community, was recently completed.

Cushman & Wakefield has announced the sale of Newporter Apartments on Seneca Road in Victorville for $15.3 million.

(AP) -- A $330.35 million project to add more than 1,200 beds to the Riverside County's 353-bed jail in Indio has been approved by the Board of Supervisors.

William Siegel has spent 28 years at Kleinfelder, working his way up to CEO of this full-service, employee-owned, global engineering, architecture and science consulting firm, which is dedicated to solving the world’s most difficult infrastructure and natural resources challenges. In 2009, when the company’s key markets -- energy, facilities, government transportation and water -- rapidly changed due to the economy, Siegel led an aggressive effort to remake Kleinfelder for the new market reality. Departing from 50 years of tradition, the firm changed from being structured around individual regions and service lines to having today’s full-service, global, client-based structure.

Jeffery Sears and Jim Stuart founded PIRCH, a specialty retailer of premium appliances and decorative plumbing. It focuses on providing a highly immersive experience where customers can discover exciting new ways to feather their nests. Stuart came up with the concept, and Sears leads the day-to-day operations. When PIRCH’s first stores failed to ramp up as expected, Sears and Stuart conducted fours years of market and consumer research, culminating in the opening of the groundbreaking prototype store, which has won numerous retail and international design awards. Unlike its competitors, PIRCH competes in four distinct industries: plumbing, appliances, installation and warranty-service, delivering a guest experience second to none. PIRCH now generates tremendously high revenue per square foot, and luxury mall developers are offering them unprecedented incentives to open stores in their top properties.

Three San Diego North County high school graduates have received scholarships from the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust.

Grading is underway in Bonsall where Pardee Homes is building Olive Hill, a new neighborhood of 37 luxury single-story homes.

A few weeks after the California Public Utilities Commission approved a scaled-down version of the power purchase agreement between San Diego Gas & Electric and the developers of the proposed Carlsbad Energy Center, SDG&E is ready to file a revised contract.

Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded by 1.1 percent in May, the largest month-over-month increase in more than two years and only the third time in the past 10 months that construction input prices have grown on a monthly basis, according to a report by the Associated Builders and Contractors.

(AP) -- The California Supreme Court says cities have broad authority to require builders to include a certain percentage of affordable housing in new projects.

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