Year: 2004

Downtown SD part deux
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Downtown SD part deux

An excellent article regarding the recent residential building boom taking shape in downtown San Diego (a not too distant topic here on this very site) appeared recently on the San Francisco Weekly Website. Writer Matt Smith surmises that San Diego and residents themselves are finally beginning to realize both the need and desirability of some…

High-end homes

With housing demand — and prices — shooting through the roof, it’s no surprise that a recent wave of high-end housing is taking root within the arroyos and valleys of Inland Southern California. The 580-acre Vellano project in Chino Hills will offer semi-custom homes priced between $900,000 and $1.5 million as well as 50 lots…

LA to ONT Maglev?

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously authorized $565,000 to help fund a study for an east-west maglev train between Ontario and Los Angeles. The 50-mile route would run from Ontario International Airport westward to an as-of-yet determined terminus on Los Angeles’ westside, with stops proposed for West Covina and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles….

AllianceCalifornia

After nearly a decade in the doldrums, the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino is experiencing a rebirth. The airfield — since renamed San Bernardino International Airport — has struggled in its attempts to land passenger and cargo service. But a major Texas development company has recently brought in three high-profile tenants to…

Movin’ on up

No real surprise here, but Riverside County was the fastest growing county percentage-wise in California in 2003. The county, which added 76,000 residents in 2003, has been among the top 3 fastest growing counties for the past 3 years and in the top 10 for much of the past 20 years. Riverside County is the…