construction http://kvpr.org en In California, New Law Means Home Remodeling May Force Plumbing Upgrade http://kvpr.org/post/california-new-law-means-home-remodeling-may-force-plumbing-upgrade <div><p>Californians who want to alter or remodel a home built before 1994 may have to agree to install water-efficient plumbing in order to obtain a building permit. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the 2009 law that takes effect in January is creating some confusion in the building industry.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:57:26 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 26682 at http://kvpr.org In California, New Law Means Home Remodeling May Force Plumbing Upgrade 10-Story Office Tower Gets Initial OK For Fresno's River Park http://kvpr.org/post/10-story-office-tower-gets-initial-ok-fresnos-river-park <p>Drivers along Highway 41 may soon see a major new addition to the Fresno skyline, as the city's planning commission last night approved plans for a 10-story tower at Friant Road and Highway 41.&nbsp;</p><p>The 234,000 square foot office tower from Fresno developer DeWayne Zinkin&nbsp;is expected to cover 12 acres, and will rise to a height of 150 feet. It is planned for a site just to the east of Highway 41, and north of Friant Road.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:28:44 +0000 Joe Moore 10492 at http://kvpr.org 10-Story Office Tower Gets Initial OK For Fresno's River Park California Lumber Sales Creep Up In Recent Years http://kvpr.org/post/california-lumber-sales-creep-recent-years <p>Lumber sales are up slightly in California, after hitting a record low in 2009.&nbsp;The 2008 collapse of the housing market devastated California&#39;s already faltering lumber industry. The housing market has been slow to recover, but new home construction has risen in the last year.</p><p>David Bischel of the California Forestry Association says that&#39;s translated into a slight uptick in lumber production.&nbsp;&quot;There&#39;s been an increase in sales because there&#39;s been a small increase in housing production, our markets are very closely tied to housing markets.&quot;</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:43:26 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 2309 at http://kvpr.org California Lumber Sales Creep Up In Recent Years