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June 16, 1985
Construction is under way on Espirit del Sol, a 145-unit rental apartment development in Solana Beach at Stevens Avenue and Turfwood Lane. The $14-million project will consist of three buildings with 12 floor plans offering studio and one- and two- bedroom units. WesTerra Development Corp. is the developer; Nogle, Hawkins, Onufer & Associates Inc. and Howard Oxley are the architects.
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.
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.
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.
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?
April 28, 2011 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
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.
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