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September 9, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
State regulators on Wednesday unanimously cleared the Abengoa Mojave Solar Project for construction, pushing California closer to approving 4,300 megawatts of solar power by the end of the year. The 250-megawatt Abengoa project is one of nine solar proposals angling for the go-ahead from the California Energy Commission by the end of 2010, when federal stimulus funds expire. The commission unanimously approved the 250-megawatt Beacon Solar Energy Project at the end of August and is likely to consider the 1,000-megawatt Blythe Solar Power Project next week.
August 20, 1987
Construction is expected to begin early in November on a new facility for Union Station, a soup kitchen that has outgrown its site at Euclid Avenue and Walnut Street. Bill Doulos, director of the agency, which is sponsored by several Pasadena churches, said the city's allocation of $275,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds is due to be turned over to Union Station about Nov. 1, when bids for construction will have been received.
July 5, 1987
Construction is under way on the $8.7-million, 76,000-square-foot Engineering Support Building at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada Flintridge, near Pasadena. An August, 1988, completion is scheduled for the four-story building, designed by Langdon Wilson Mumper Architects, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Phoenix. The general contractor is Bernards Bros. Construction, San Fernando.
September 8, 1985
Beginning this month, contractor A. T. (Tom) Horsfall will teach "Innovations in Construction" classes aimed at people who plan to build a new house or remodel an existing one. Offered at Los Angeles City College and Cal State Los Angeles, the class is available in two parts, with the first a prerequisite for the second, Horsfall said. At City College, Part I will be offered beginning Tuesday through Nov. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. at $200.
February 20, 2014 | By Rosanna Xia, Rong-Gong Lin II and Doug Smith
A state lawmaker is introducing a bill that would close a loophole that has allowed developers to build projects on or near dangerous earthquake faults. California law already bans the construction of new buildings on top of faults that have been zoned by the state. But more than two dozen major faults have not been zoned, and a Times review found some buildings had been constructed along them. Statewide, about 2,000 of California's 7,000 miles of faults have not been zoned, and the building ban is not enforced in those areas.
January 11, 1987
Construction is scheduled to begin this month on Vista Way Village, an $18-million, 22-acre condominium project in Oceanside. Designed by Naegle Associates, the 280-unit project at 3332 Vista Way is the first West Coast project for the Florida-based Epoch Properties.
October 6, 1985
Construction is expected to begin this month, with an October, 1986 completion scheduled for a $10.7-million, 218-room Holiday Inn in Huntington Beach. February completion is scheduled for the $13.7-million, 13-story, 341-room Irvine Holiday Inn, also being built by the Newport Beach-based construction firm of McCarthy. The 10-story Huntington Beach project was designed by Hnedak-Bobo Group, Memphis, Tenn., using Holiday Inn's new "urban vertical prototype," designed for small urban sites.
September 12, 1991
On the subject of starting time for construction crews, the Santa Monica City Council might consider this revolutionary suggestion: Enforce whatever laws are in place, whether they apply to construction or to the curfew at public beaches. People have gotten used to bending, breaking and ignoring laws and rules because they can get away with it. This seems to have trickled down from some of our elected officials and other authority figures in our society. Let's get serious. Enforce the laws.
February 24, 1985
Construction has begun on the Oaks North Villas II, Phase 2, in Rancho Bernardo, a $2-million project of the Buie Corp. with Nevada Savings & Loan and Sun Savings & Loan associations. The condominium development, designed by Salerno/Livingston & Partners, will include 16 two- and three-bedroom units with one- and two-car garages, priced from $112,000 to $137,000.
October 3, 2004
"More Inclined to Build" [by Darrell Satzman, Sept. 12] on constructing a home in the Hollywood Hills missed one major point. For us, it's about the six days a week of construction, the trucks that roll past our house throughout the day -- sometimes before 7 a.m. -- and the amount of dirt and grime left behind. Contrary to popular belief, it's not "the view" we care about, but the constant noise and added air pollution that affect our quality of life. Tim Clark Hollywood
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