October 18, 2010
CSLS iPad contest Winner Awarded New iPad!
Victor Perez
Karl Menjivar Newly enrolled Student pursuing his C-10 License win’s iPad contest.
“This is exciting! I never expected to win!”- Karl Menjivar
From all of us at CSLS we wish to congratulate Karl Menjivar!

October 18, 2010
California's Largest Contractors School Grants Full Scholarship To Build A Brighter Future For Hero Who Saved Abducted Girl
Contractors State License Services (CSLS) granted a full scholarship to local Fresno California, hero Victor Perez, an unemployed Contractor in the hopes to build a brighter future for a Good Samaritan and hero. Victor Perez, the Fresno Construction worker put his life on the line to save an abducted 8-year-old girl last week. Victor's heroics and daring rescue has touched the heart of not only local residents to Fresno California but also the President and CEO of Contractors State License Services, also known as, David Mizener.

September 14, 2010
Caltrain Asks High-Speed Rail Authority to Phase In Project
The San Francisco to Los Angeles high speed rail project encounters bumps in the road.
McGraw Hill-California Construction

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August 10, 2010
Contractors State License Services CSLB warns to prevent scams people should hire only
state-licensed contractors

Contractor scams Auburn woman; victim dies before debt is pay | | Sacramento, California.

According to the Placer County district attorney, 30-year-old Leron Anthony Stephenson from Roseville bilked the elderly woman out of $13,500 for a tree removal project on her property.Stephenson cashed six checks, including four blank checks given by the victim.
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August 2010
Construction Industry Confident for Recovery in 2011, Says Engineering News-Record Survey

August, 2010
Helping Contractors Become Licensed
Helping Hispanic contractors with bilingual classes and instructional materials in Spanish. Regional Manager, Ernie Barberi in Mi Construguia

July 28, 2010
Good Signs of Momentum for Real Estate and Construction?
Nation's Building News
The Official Online Newspaper of NAHB

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New-Home Sales Bounce Back in June From Record Low Coming off a historic low in May, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 23.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 330,000 units in June, according to U.S. Commerce Department data released on July 26.

“The June numbers are an encouraging sign that new-home sales are coming back from an expected slow period that followed the expiration of the home buyer tax credit program,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Jones. “While we still have quite a ways to go on the path to recovery, it’s good to see that we are headed in the right direction.”

“It’s worth noting that some of the new-home sales in June were due to move-up buyers who were able to sell their previous home to a tax-credit-eligible buyer while that program was active,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe.

“Also, while sales activity is still far from robust, it has picked up some momentum as positive factors such as historic low mortgage rates, great selection and attractive prices help draw potential home buyers back to the market,” Crowe said. “We anticipate that this momentum will continue along with a gradually improving economy, although other factors such as a critical lack of production financing remain a drag on housing’s recovery.”

Sales of new homes rose strongly in three out of four regions in June. Sales gained 46.4% in the Northeast, followed by increases of 33.1% in the South and 20.5% in the Midwest. New-home sales in the West dropped 6.6% to hit a new record low.

Meanwhile, the nationwide inventory of new homes for sale declined to 210,000 in June, the thinnest it has been since September of 1968. This amounts to a 7.6 months’ supply at the current sales pace.

July 27, 2010
Beware of License Renewal Fraud Sacramento-The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
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SACRAMENTO – The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has learned that some states are experiencing incidents of license renewal fraud. Licensees receive notices in the mail that instruct the contractor to send their renewal fee to a name and address that is different from the regulating government agency. Do not be fooled if you receive this type of notice. In California, all renewal forms and fees should only be sent to:
Registrar of Contractors Contractors State License Board
Department of Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 26999
Sacramento, CA 95826-0999

Licensees can easily determine if they are approaching their renewal date by clicking on the CSLB website’s “Instant License Check” link to see if their license is nearing its expiration date. Every two years, CSLB mails a courtesy reminder notice to active licensees approximately 60 days before their expiration date. The notice includes the renewal application that must be completed, signed, and returned to CSLB with the appropriate fees. Please use the pre-addressed CSLB envelope provided
in the notice or write the above address on your envelope when submitting your renewal application and fees. Inactive licenses are renewed every four years.

If you believe you have been a victim of license renewal fraud, please contact CSLB at 1-800-321-2752.