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Four major California areas expected to deplete aggregate supply in next 10 years

Jun 18, 2013

Four major California areas expected to deplete aggregate supply in next 10 years

Four major regions in California--San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno and the San Fernando Valley--are likely to deplete their permitted aggregate supply within the next decade, according to recent data from the California Geological Survey (CGS). CGS released in March its 2012 update ...

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Syar proposes Napa Valley quarry expansion

Jun 14, 2013

Syar proposes Napa Valley quarry expansion

California-based Syar Industries has proposed an expansion of its Napa quarry operations that would extend quarrying to the easternmost portions of its site, according to the Napa Valley Register. The plans would require Skyline Park Citizens’ Association to redesign the park’s ...

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Vulcan to mine west side of Azusa rock

May 27, 2013

Vulcan to mine west side of Azusa rock

Vulcan Materials will begin mining the west side of Azusa Rock in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley, which is expected to generate millions of dollars for the city of Azusa, California, the Los Angeles Times reported. The project--approved in ...

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California Senator Feinstein supports Boxer’s Cemex-blocking bill

May 07, 2013

California Senator Feinstein supports Boxer’s Cemex-blocking bill

Senator Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) most recent bill to block the proposed Cemex sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country has gained support from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported. The bill follows a decade-long battle between Cemex ...

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Duarte to stop challenging Vulcan Materials expansion project near Azusa

Apr 23, 2013

Duarte to stop challenging Vulcan Materials expansion project near Azusa

Duarte city officials have said they will not continue challenging an environmental review of Vulcan Materials’ mining expansion project in near Azusa, the Pasadena Star-News reported. Duarte has spent nearly $600,000 in fighting the expansion project. Duarte’s opposition to the project has ...

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California Senator Boxer blocks proposed Cemex mine

Apr 19, 2013

California Senator Boxer blocks proposed Cemex mine

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced a bill on Thursday to block the proposed Cemex sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported. The Cemex mine would extract 56 million tons of sand and gravel from the ...

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California Highway Patrol, WASATI host equipment theft summit

Apr 19, 2013

California Highway Patrol, WASATI host equipment theft summit

California Highway Patrol, WSATI - Northern Chapter, FBI-LEEDA, National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and National Equipment Register (NER) will host a heavy equipment summit on May 22 at the Office of Emergency Services in Dublin, California. The cost to participate is ...

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City Council approves 650 homes near quarry in California

Apr 12, 2013

City Council approves 650 homes near quarry in California

The Carlsbad City Council has decided to allow McMillin Companies to build all 650 homes near a reclaimed gravel quarry, KPBS reported. Many area residents didn’t want to see more homes on the 156-acre site. The city council reached a compromise, allowing ...

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Mission Valley Rock plant reduces energy costs by 12 percent

Apr 09, 2013

Mission Valley Rock plant reduces energy costs by 12 percent

Lehigh Hanson’s Mission Valley Rock plant in Sunol, California, reduced it energy intensity by 12.2 percent in one year, achieving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Challenge for Industry. As a result of the accomplishment, the plant also reduced ...

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Graniterock hosts Sixth Annual Construction Career Day

Apr 02, 2013

Graniterock hosts Sixth Annual Construction Career Day

Graniterock will host its Sixth Annual Construction Career Day on May 3 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at its A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, California. Designed for San Benito and Santa Cruz County high school students, Construction Career Day will ...

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Cemex, Santa Cruz County to study idle Cemex plant

Mar 29, 2013

Cemex, Santa Cruz County to study idle Cemex plant

This month, Santa Cruz County officials gave permission for a year-long investigation of a 107-year-old Cemex plant in Davenport, California, Santa Cruz Sentinel reported. The plant dates back to 1906 and has remained idle since 2010. The investigation is part of ...

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City council in California delays decision on proposed home development near a gravel quarry

Mar 28, 2013

City council in California delays decision on proposed home development near a gravel quarry

The Carlsbad City Council postponed its decision on a proposed 656-home Quarry Creek project on Tuesday after hearing more than 50 speakers, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The project would be along state Route 78 between College Boulevard and El Camino ...

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