US home construction rose last month, lifted by apartments, as single-family home building falls
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Building homes along N.L.'s southwest coast may require some adjustment to current building codes
Jason Pearce points out a piece of plywood which is all that remains of his house number sign, which blew off during the latest windstorm. - J. R. Roy One could be forgiven for thinking Jason Pearce was tackling some heavy home construction.(Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:01:37 GMT)

CPD looking for suspected phony contractor who got away with $75K from victim
Columbia Police Department investigators are searching for a 51-year-old man accused of swindling a victim out of thousands of dollars in connection with a phony home construction project. Investigators have an outstanding arrest warrant for Toddrick Jay Jenkins for Obtaining Goods Under False Pretenses related to an incident that happened on Nov. 1, 2018 at the 100 block of Gills Crossing Road.(Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:55:40 GMT)

The Observer: With wildfires it's literally about planning
With California's Big Three electric utility giants facing an avalanche of lawsuits over wildland fire liability, and their ratepayers on the hook to bail them out of prospective bankruptcy, it's encouraging to see state and local governments, and non-government organizations taking long overdue but very positive steps to attack root causes of these increasingly prodigious, deadly and destructive wildfires. At the state level, soon-to-retire CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott is calling for government officials to prohibit home construction in high fire risk areas, most of which are found in the so-called wildland-urban interface .(Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:26:30 GMT)

Mineola amends village code to ban most construction work before 8 a.m. on weekdays
Restrictions also apply to weekends and in residential and industrial areas and are meant to give residents more peace and quiet, officials said. Village trustees in Mineola have passed legislation designed to make mornings much quieter by banning construction work before 8 a.m. Mayor Scott Strauss and the board unanimously approved a village code amendment last week12/12 that mirrors legislation already passed in other Long Island communities.(Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:15:36 GMT)

What's hold up on LA 44's road to nowhere? Standoff between Ascension officials, local homebuilder
Traffic passes Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, down La. 44 past the entrances of the Oak Lake subdivision, left, and Conway subdivision, right, on either side of the highway.(Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:59:26 GMT)

Dream telling her to try to see situation in a different light
Dear Dream Retriever: I emailed you a few months ago regarding a dream I had. I had a lot going on, left my job to care for a sibling, etc.(Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:26:44 GMT)

Starting in 2020, all new homes in California must come with solar panels. Builders are getting ready
Alejandro DeLeon carries a solar panel as workers from home solar company Sunrun install a system on a home in Van Nuys. When Irvine-based City Ventures started sticking solar panels on all of its homes six years ago, the builder emerged as a front-runner in the race toward energy-efficient home building.(Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:57:13 GMT)