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A few years ago, when Andy Berg first sat down with The Daily Transcript for an executive roundtable discussion, the mood was gloomy but there was hope for a better future.

With the first phase of construction for a new indoor shooting range facility at the Navy’s Silver Strand Training Complex South completed in March, work on phase two kicked off in July.

With the transformation being dubbed a “retail resort,” Westfield UTC is in the midst of a $500 million revitalization.

San Diego's downtown skyline temporarily lost a landmark this summer as a construction crane removed the long-faded 2,000-pound neon sign for the Hotel Churchill, bringing it down from the seven-story perch where it had stood since the eve of World War II.

Anyone who's visited downtown San Diego recently can't help but notice the construction cranes that dot the skyline. A number of the cranes are at hotel construction sites; one of those hotels is scheduled to open this fall and two more will open next year.

The Jamul Indian Village and its partner, Penn National Gaming, are betting on San Diegans’ continued appetite for casino-style gaming. Soon to join the ranks of nearly a dozen such destinations in the county is the $360 million Hollywood Casino Jamul, for which a June or July 2016 grand opening is foreseen.

The two elements of Poseidon Water's Carlsbad Desalination Project are expected to soon converge to bring San Diego County up to 54 million new gallons of potable water per day.

Two years ago, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in eastern Chula Vista for Millenia, South County’s newest urban master planned community.

San Diego-based Sudberry Properties expects to break ground by the end of the year on the first phase of the 45,000-square-foot Breakwater Town Center, a showcase redevelopment project at the strategic juncture of Ninth Street and state Route 75 in Imperial Beach.

"L.A.'s Walt Disney of Shopping."

The Lilac Hills Ranch project was recently described by one planning official as the most significant land use matter to come before San Diego County’s Planning Commission since an updated general plan four years ago.

As El Cajon gets set for the historic groundbreaking of a four-star Courtyard by Marriott this fall, a proposal to bring another hotel of that caliber to the city recently received the initial backing of local officials.

Early this summer, SDG&E said it might still make its original deadline to complete the Bay Boulevard Substation replacing the aging South Bay Substation.

Everywhere you go across metropolitan America, the automobile is ubiquitous. In suburbia, half of developed land is devoted to car parking. In dense cities like San Francisco, streets consume 25 percent of the city's land area – more than all of its parks. In 2007, author and architecture professor Shannon Sanders McDonald published a definitive book on the evolution of the American parking garage. Car parking, she concludes, is the urban planning issue of the modern era.

It is hard to imagine now, but until 1978, buildings were not even insulated! It was the Arab oil embargo and long gas lines of 1973 that changed people's minds and triggered new policies to stop wasting so much energy.

The Coachella Valley has heated up tremendously over the past several weeks, forcing the crew of Watkins Landmark Construction's Rancho Mirage Community Park and Amphitheater project to contend with daily temperatures approaching 118 degrees!


(AP) -- A Los Angeles City Council panel has come out against a private initiative to build tiny houses on wheels for the homeless, determining the structures are illegal.


San Diego-based engineering consultant Kleinfelder announced on Monday the promotion of Kleinfelder principal engineer Nathan Johnson, advancing him to be director of the company's Bridge Service Line.

(Bloomberg) -- The penthouse of a Four Seasons residential project being built in Los Angeles will be offered for $50 million, which would be the priciest condominium ever sold in the city.


Businesses and professional groups have planned a range of activities this week.

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