Archive for February, 2010

Nation’s first mandatory state green building standards

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced last month the adoption of the mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CALGREEN) by the California Building Standards Commission. It takes effect on January 1, 2011, and its intent is to create major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and water use.

Preston Castle gets a visit from director of Merle Haggard documentary

Friday, February 19th, 2010

According to Wednesday’s Ledger-Dispatch, the director Gandulf Hennig visited Preston Castle for a film on Merle Haggard. The now famous musician was at Preston School of Industry and even attempted an escape in 1953, when he was 16. The article states, ‘Hennig’s film crew spent several hours in Ione. Preston Castle Foundation President Marie Nutting [...]

Workshop on Partnerships to Rehabilitate Historic Buildings

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Michael Garavaglia, Principal of Garavaglia Architecture, Inc., will be speaking at a workshop in Ione, CA on how public-private partnerships work in the rehabilitation of historic buildings. A panel of experts from public and private sectors will present an overview of real estate development strategies for historic buildings. Some key areas covered and opportunities available [...]