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VIDEO – Cal Weber 40 to bring affordable housing to downtown Stockton

STOCKTON — Construction is underway on Cal Weber 40, the first housing project in downtown Stockton since the Great Recession. The partners involved in the project held a groundbreaking ceremony…

Construction comeback slow but steady

STOCKTON — Construction is on the upswing after a five-year recession, according to economists and construction companies on the national and local level. “Construction has gone from essentially zero to…

Lodi company wins first place at modular building awards

LODI – Meehleis Modular Buildings, Inc. took first place for its design of modular buildings used at Lexington Elementary School in Los Gatos at the annual Modular Building Institute (MBI)…

California Homebuilding Foundation offers scholarships

The California Homebuilding Foundation is offering more than $132,000 in scholarships for college students interested in construction-related careers. The foundation said the application period runs through Dec. 1 and is…

Pre-apprenticeship program looks for new students

MODESTO – Stanislaus County Alliance Worknet is recruiting 15 students for a pre-apprenticeship program that exposes them to various construction-related trades. The Multi-Craft Pre-Apprenticeship Training class provides valuable skills and allows students…

Commercial real estate shows signs of life

STOCKTON — The old real estate adage, about location being everything rang true in the commercial real estate sector in 2014. If you happened to be in the Bay Area…

Home builder confidence dips slightly but remains good

The national uptick in builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes hit a snag in December. The confidence level dropped a point to 57 on the National…

Confidence building in new home construction

U.S home builders are feeling more confident as they close out 2014. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo index rose to 58 this month, up from 54 in October.…

Stockton to allow online permitting

The city of Stockton is streamlining its permitting process to allow residents and business owners to apply and pay for permits online. The city has chosen Accela Civic Platform from…

Stanislaus County breaks ground on jail project

CERES — Ground was broken on Hackett Road in Ceres Friday for Stanislaus County’s new jail. The $113 million jail is part of a massive state plan to fund local…