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More stories about CALIFORNIA

  • In the News

    Improved energy efficiency in central air; California comp system criticized as harmful to workers; a rise in material prices; cordless-tool voltages ramp up; more

  • Are Translated Policy Manuals Necessary?

    Q. Are Translated Policy Manuals Necessary? I believe an employee policy manual is required for general contractors in California, and employees must sign off on having read it. But many Spanish-speaking workers don't read English. How do contractors hand

  • Breakline: The Other Coastal Crisis

    The Other Coastal Crisis - Thunderclouds Over Paradise

  • In the News

    Helping the homeless in Orange County, Calif.; Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain; second life for old latex paint; Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies annual report; more

  • In The News

    Florida sings the blue-tarp blues; California chooses I-Codes; second-home market flourishes; GM investigated for truck-tailgate failures; more

  • In the News

    Southern California struggles to address wildfire risks; Florida grapples with soggy walls; a challenge to Michigan environmental law; more

  • Oil Paints: Going, Going, Gone?

    Environmental restrictions in the most populous areas of the country are making oils scarce, but painters have adapted as waterborne alternatives improve. If you're not in one of the affected states, here's a look at what's to come.

  • Letters

    Fee impact in California; where to find adjustable wall braces; decimal pitch conversion; hidden soffit vent details; more

  • Making Old Stucco Look New

    A Northern California stucco contractor describes how he uses foam-based trim and pigmented finish coats to revitalize tired stucco exteriors.

  • In the News

    Cement shortage, creating a wetland, health concern about old plaster, workers comp reform in California, lightning- resistant flexible gas line