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Future construction work continues to grow in the West as the private sector rebounds, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Backlog Indicator report recently released.

Business, law, finance, defense are all covered this week with a variety of speakers, programs and classes. And at the end of the week, there’s a golf tournament for a good cause.

(AP) -- Disneyland's neighborhood may be in for a hotel boom.

The construction of the new Southwest Fisheries Science Center laboratory was completed with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The building was planned to incorporate a large sea- and freshwater Ocean Technology Development Tank and state-of-the-art laboratories for biotechnology, photogrammetry, life history and necropsy.

Low-impact exterior materials

The newly constructed NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center was built in an area that contained coastal sage scrub habitat, which is a rapidly declining vegetation community in the coastal region of Southern California.

Engineering ingenuity was critical to successful design of the complex National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Laboratory in La Jolla. The compact, severely sloped site with 100 feet of elevation difference was cut into a hairpin turn in the road descending the bluff from UC San Diego’s hilltop campus.

San Diego County’s office market continues to improve, and that includes having more full buildings than any time in its history, according to a second-quarter report.

California facility managers and those in commercial real estate may want to grab a seat before reading on. The new 2013 Title 24 building energy compliance standards are set to be extremely stringent, without exception provisions, and swiftly implemented starting Jan. 1, 2014, causing a bit of concern for those in the industry.

Plans to add roof decks to three buildings in the Belmont Park leasehold were unanimously approved by the California Coastal Commission Wednesday, but a mural depicting orcas is likely to be sacrificed in the process.

Construction is past the halfway point on Township 14, making it the first new office buildings in Del Mar Heights since 2006.

Downtown La Jolla's iconic Wisteria Cottage at 780 Prospect St. is undergoing renovation. Site work has begun and completion is expected by spring 2014.

(AP) -- Housing sales are booming in the San Francisco Bay Area as pent-up demand meets increased supply.

(AP) -- Los Angeles city officials have voted to allow green thumbs and gardening enthusiasts to plant vegetable gardens in public parkways between the curb and the sidewalk.

The closure of Interstate 805 on Sunday could cause a major traffic jam if motorists don’t steer clear of the area, said state transportation and law enforcement officials on Monday.

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, which owns both the U.S. Grant hotel and Singing Hills Golf Course, signed an accord with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs this month that nearly tripled the size of its reservation.

(AP) -- Plans to open the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as scheduled on Labor Day are getting a boost.

(AP) -- Police say an Internet scam is targeting people seeking vacation rentals near Lake Tahoe.

Opportunities for non-residential construction contractors in San Diego are improving after a struggle that lasted beyond the last recession, but profit margins and have yet to recover as much, according to several construction executives at a recent Daily Transcript roundtable.

August meeting schedules remain light as business groups gear up for their fall schedules. However, a panel on amateur athletes turning pro, meetings on real estate and energy, as well as that summer staple, mixers, abound.

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