September 26, 2013 |
Nat Bosa is trying to do something not seen in downtown San Diego for years - build condos. The Canadian developer, one of the neighborhood's most prolific builders, envisions a 41-story luxury tower rising near the waterfront. He's betting well-heeled buyers will cough up as much as $3 million for one of the 221 units along Pacific Highway. Bosa's confidence owes to a stunning recovery in the downtown condo market, which saw mass foreclosures and prices nearly cut in half after the housing market collapsed.
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.
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
September 26, 1999
Loved your article on women in construction! ("Home Makers," Sept. 19.) I had a dream of building a bedroom unit that would serve as bookshelf, computer desk, entertainment center, dresser, storage, etc. I even drew up plans on graph paper but was promptly patronized by every male cabinetmaker-carpenter and sent on my way with an outrageous quote and a pat on the head. On one of my luckiest days I met Pam Kitchen of Kitchen's Cabinets. Want to know why women are successful in construction?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2011 |
An independent review panel was appointed Wednesday to recommend an overhaul of ethics rules and construction oversight for the Los Angeles Community College District's troubled rebuilding program. The 10-member commission — which includes former executives from construction programs at Caltech, UCLA and other institutions and agencies — will focus on successes in the district's $5.7-billion campus construction program but will also examine problems identified in a recent Los Angeles Times series, Chancellor Daniel LaVista told the district board of trustees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1993 |
Construction has begun on a new medical office tower at Northridge Hospital Medical Center on the southeast corner of Reseda and Roscoe boulevards. The three-story, 28,000-square-foot building, to be occupied by the Facey Medical Group, will be the third structure on the nonprofit medical center's campus. The new building will provide offices for the practices and diagnostic services of 17 doctors. It's scheduled for completion late next year, said a hospital spokeswoman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2011 |
Larry Eisenberg, removed recently as head of the Los Angeles Community College District's troubled campus construction program, will collect his $211,000 salary for a year, along with a transportation allowance and other benefits, district records show. The college system's seven-member board of trustees voted unanimously in a closed session last month to exercise a buyout option in Eisenberg's contract rather than seek to dismiss him for cause, a potentially long and costly process.
April 9, 2011
A gala dinner Saturday night will launch La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a new center devoted to the history of the Mexicans and Mexican Americans who founded the city and helped define its culture. "We collect stories, not objects," says La Plaza CEO Miguel Angel Corzo. But something equally historic was collected during construction of the center's courtyard and garden. The skeletal remains of 118 of the city's early inhabitants were pulled out of the ground in an area just south of La Placita Church downtown.