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Homebuilders optimistic about 2016

LAS VEGAS — The coming year will see an increase in housing starts, the National Association of Homebuilders is forecasting. The organization shared its predictions Tuesday at its convention. The…

Builders face construction worker shortage

Builders face construction worker shortage

STOCKTON — America’s building again. The housing market, and construction in general, are showing signs of growth as housing starts nationally increased 11.3 percent in 2015 and commercial spending grew…

Motorists advised to be aware of Highway 99 closures

MERCED — The southbound lanes of Highway 99 from Highway 140 (near 16th Street) to the Highway 59 and Martin Luther King Jr. Way will be closed on Monday, Nov.…

Stockton council passes home construction stimulus plan

STOCKTON — The Stockton City Council passed a plan Tuesday night to reduce some of the fees developers are charged when they build new homes in the city. Under the…

Council moves closer to reducing Stockton’s building fees

STOCKTON — Stockton builders will have to wait two more weeks to see what kind of fee reductions the City Council will approve. The council voted to have staff analyze…

Stockton simplifies, reduces permit fees

STOCKTON — Starting Nov. 2 it will cost developers less to apply for permits in Stockton. The city’s Community Development Department is launching a new automated system for building, planning…

Stockton City Council to vote on builders’ fees Nov. 3

STOCKTON — After a study session on reducing building fees that raised more questions than answers about its impact, the Stockton City Council decided to consider the plan again in three…

Stockton City Council to take up builders’ fees Tuesday

STOCKTON — The Stockton City Council will consider Mayor Anthony Silva’s plan to reduce builders’ fees in the city at a special session Tuesday. On Oct. 6, Council members voted…

State contractor board warns fire victims to be wary of scams

SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is warning victims of the state’s raging wildfires fires to be wary of unscrupulous and unlicensed contractors that may prey on those trying…

California is sinking, fast

SACRAMENTO – Large parts of California are sinking, and it’s happening faster than ever before. That was the finding of a new NASA report released by Department of Water Resources…