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OCT. 17, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- UCPRC issues reports on long-life asphalt projects in Northern California

- Program set for the Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference & Equipment Expo Oct. 26-27 in Sacramento

- Promoting asphalt at the massive Greenbuild conference in Los Angeles

- Job Opportunity: Asphalt Tech Specialist

- Tech Term of the Week: Thin-lift overlay

- Quote of the Week: Albert Einstein

Oct. 24, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Court order blocks implementation of prevailing-wage law for PCC deliveries.

- Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Frazier set to speak at CalAPA Annual Dinner Jan. 19 in Los Angeles.

- L.A.-area Technical Committee meeting to be held Nov. 2 in Santa Ana.

- Tech Term of the Week: Rejuvinating Agent

- Quote of the Week: Anonymous.

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OCT.  31, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Collaboration, gaining knowledge highlight program at annual CalAPA Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference in Sacramento

- Asphalt Pavement Maintenance for Local Agencies class to be held Dec. 1 in Rancho Cordova

- L.A.-area Technical Committee meeting to be held Nov. 2 in Santa Ana

- Tech Term of the Week: Coarse Aggregate

- Quote of the Week: Chico Marx

NOV. 7, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- In focus: State panel on carcinogens conducts review of asphalt.

- Tech Term of the Week: Cold Milling

- Quote of the Week: Laura Moncur

NOV. 14, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- ICalifornia voters deliver a mixed bag for transportation

~ Registration open for CalAPA Annual Dinner Jan. 19 in Los Angeles

~ Event set for Nov. 21 in Orange to remember longtime industry figure Tom Davis

~ Next NAPA 'sustainability' webinar on green rating systems for roads set for Nov. 16

~ Tech Term of the Week: Stress-Absorbing Membrane Interlayer (SAMI)

~ Quote of the Week: John F. Kennedy

NOV. 21, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- State panel of health experts agrees with industry recommendation, deems further study of paving asphalt a 'low priority'

- Educational 'webinar' on PaveXpress, a free web-based pavement design tool, set for Nov. 29 at a computer near you

- Registration open for CalAPA Annual Dinner Jan. 19 in Los Angeles

- Take our annual 'Better-Worse' survey

- Tech Term of the Week: Corrective Maintenance

- Quote of the Week: Winston Churchill

DEC. 12, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Legislature raises curtain on new session; transportation bills are first to be introduced

- Balance of power at South Coast air district board shifts again as longtime Republican board member is replaced by Democrat

- Workshops on implementation of new recycling laws set for today (Dec. 12) in West Sacramento & Dec. 13 in Diamond Bar

- Third video in a 5-part video series on asphalt: What happens in a paving train?

- Sign up now for CalAPA Annual Dinner Jan. 19 in Los Angeles

- Tech Term of the Week: Cape Seal

- Quote of the Week: Oren Harari


DEC. 5, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Caltrans issues decision document on 'post-plant gradation'

- Join CalAPA today and work smarter tomorrow

- It's not too late to take our annual 'better-worse survey'

- Second in a 5-part video series on asphalt: How does an asphalt plant work?

- Sign-up now for CalAPA Dinner Jan. 19 in Los Angeles

- Registration open for Asphalt Institute Mix Design Technology Certification class Feb. 7-10 in Sacramento

- Tech Term of the Week: Crack Sealing

- Quote of the Week: F. Scott Fitzgerald



DEC. 19, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- EXCLUSIVE: Optimism slips in our 7th annual 'better-worse' survey; road funding, workforce are among chief concerns

- Obituary: Wendell G. Reed

- Fact of the Week: Asphalt covers 93.61 percent of roads in California

- Fourth in a 5-part video series on asphalt: Building a road from the ground up

- Tech Term of the Week: Admixture

- Quote of the Week: Earl Nightingales



NOV. 28, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Obituary: Special Session of the Legislature on transportation funding

- 2016 Equipment Issue of 'California Asphalt' Magazine is now on-line

- CalAPA L.A.-High Desert Technical Committee meeting Dec. 7 to feature presentation on moisture sensitivity

- California hosts delegation from South Korea to share information about asphalt pavements, plant operations

- First in a video series on asphalt: What's in it?

- Registration open for CalAPA Annual Dinner Jan. 19 in Los Angeles

- Tech Term of the Week: Crusher Run

- Quote of the Week: Woodrow Wilson


DEC. 26, 2016 ISSUE


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Articles:

- The year in review: Our picks for the Top 10 news stories that impacted the asphalt industry in California in 2016

- CalAPA technical training classes set for January in Bakersfield, Gardena, Rancho Cordova

- Tech Term of the Week: Leveling Course

- Quote of the Week: Mark Twain




JAN. 2, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- A look ahead: Our predictions for the Top 10 stories that will impact the asphalt pavement industry in California in 2017

- CalAPA technical training classes set for January in Bakersfield, Gardena, Rancho Cordova

- Sign up now for CalAPA's Annual Dinner Jan. 19 at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles

- Tech Term of the Week: Flush Coat

- Quote of the Week: Jonathan Lockwood Huier




JAN. 9, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- CalAPA technical training classes set for January in Bakersfield, Gardena, Rancho Cordova

- Sign up now for CalAPA's Annual Dinner Jan. 19 at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles

- People in the news: Don L. Daley Jr., Kari Saragusa named NAPA directors

- 5th in a 5-part video series on asphalt: quality control

- Seats still available for Asphalt Institute Mix Design Technology Certification class Feb. 7-10 in Sacramento

- UC Berkeley 'Tech Transfer' asphalt-related classes geared for local agencies

- Tech Term of the Week: Slurry

- Quote of the Week: Craig D. Lounsbrough




JAN. 16, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Governor unveils 2017-18 state budget proposal; recycles elements of last year's transportation funding blueprint

- 'Greenbook' committee planning on major update to popular specification book used by many local agencies in Southern California

- 2017 Forecast issue of CalAPA's 'California Asphalt' magazine now on-line

- CalAPA-sponsored IRF fellow is Stefan Louw, a graduate student from UC Davis

- Video: Asphalt improves safety in the rain

- Tech Term of the Week: Xylene Equivalent

- Quote of the Week: Martin Luther King, Jr.




JAN. 30, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Joint Training & Certification program for materials technicians unveiled at kickoff workshop in Sacramento

- Caltrans-industry discuss 2017 tech priorities during Rock Products Committee meeting; Bhullar returns as State Pavement Engineer

- Tech Term of the Week: Fiber Modified Sealant

- Quote of the Week: William Shakespeare



JAN. 23, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Special Report: Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Frazier talks road funding at CalAPA annual dinner; association leaders are recognized

- 2017 Forecast issue of CalAPA's 'California Asphalt' magazine now on-line

- Tech Term of the Week: Full-Depth Asphalt Pavement

- Quote of the Week: Winston Churchill




FEB. 6, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Commentary: Fixing a problem, and then unfixing it

- NAPA 'Back to Basics' Webinar Feb. 16 to focus on asphalt binders; free for CalAPA members, agency personnel

- CalAPA's  legislative program highlighted at NAPA Annual Meeting in Florida

- Former Assemblyman Dickenson named as head of Transportation California group

- Tech Term of the Week: Joint

- Quote of the Week: Winston Churchill



FEB. 13, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Special Report: Transportation funding gets renewed push in Sacramento; $100 billion in projects put forward for federal consideration

- NAPA 'Back to Basics' webinar Feb. 16 to focus on asphalt binders; free for CalAPA members, agency personnel

- Tech Term of the Week: Rubberized Asphalt Sealant

- Quote of the Week: Albert Einstein



FEB. 20, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Industry, agency representatives get the latest practical information at CalAPA 'on demand' asphalt classes held in Visalia

- CalAPA-supported research and communication efforts outlines in new NAPA publication

- Dan Speer named to acting position over materials engineering & testing at Caltrans

- 'Road Age': When neglect becomes a pothole, and a pothole becomes a sinkhole

- NAPA 'Back to Basics' webinar Feb. 16 to focus on asphalt binders; free for CalAPA members, agency personnel

- Tech Term of the Week: Mineral Dust

- Quote of the Week: George Washington


FEB. 27, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Governor says infrastructure is 'maxed out'; it is time to 'make substantial investments;

- CalAPA 'Fly-in' to Sacramento set for March 14-15; road funding crisis is center stage

- Registration open for Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference April 12-13 in Ontario

- Southern California contractors' networking event set for March 15 in Anaheim

- Annual meeting of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists to take place March 19-22 in Newport Beach

- Tech Term of the Week: Percolation

- Quote of the Week: Ronald Reagan


MAR. 6, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Free 2-Day course offered by CARB on asphalt, aggregate and concrete plant air quality regulation compliance

- CalAPA 'Fly-in' to Sacramento set for March 14-15; road funding crisis is center stage

- Southern California contractors' networking event set for March 15 in Anaheim

- Registration open for Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference April 12-13 in Ontario

- Asphalt classes set for April in San Diego, Ontario, San Jose and Rancho Cordova

- NCHRP to hold workshop on WMA implementation and usage May 8-9 in Irvine; WMA survey deadline is March 16

- Tech Term of the Week: Dust Palliative

- Quote of the Week: Mark Twain


MAR. 13, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Commentary: Winds of change blowing toward air quality regulations?

- A few spots left for Southern California contractors' networking event March 15 in Anaheim

- Colleagues salute Valero's Don Goss on the occasion of his retirement

- Registration open for Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference April 12-13 in Ontario

- For the record: Tech term spelling correction - "Dust Palliative"

- Tech Term of the Week: Profile

- Quote of the Week: Lao Tzu


MAR. 20, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- CalAPA members walk the halls of the state Capitol demanding action on road funding

- Caltrans reminds industry on submission of Crumb Rubber Usage Form

- Registration open for Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference April 12-13 in Ontario

- Special road construction issue of 'California Asphalt' magazine is now on-line

- Company news: Graniterock offers S.F. Giants Opening Day tickets to 'you and your crew'

- Brief Caltrans video talks about asphalt and concrete pavements

- Tech Term of the Week: Structural Overlay

- Quote of the Week: Hellen Keller

MAR. 27, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Latest survey on RAP, RAS, and WMA utilization released

- Seats going fast for Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference April 12-13 in Ontario

- See you at the conference!

- Infrastructure report card from ASCE paints a grim picture of neglect in U.S., Calif.

- California Pavement Preservation Center March newsletter now on-line

- For the record: phone number for contact person of Warm Mix Asphalt workshop May 8-9 in Irvine

- Tech Term of the Week: Surface Course

- Quote of the Week: Henry David Thoreau

APR. 03, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Zero hour for $50 billion road-funding fix

- National Work Zone Awareness week is April 3-7; 'Work zone safety is in your hands'

- Procrastinator alert: Deadline is April 6 to purchase discount tickets to Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference in Ontario

- See you at the conference!

- Federal push on transportation ramping up; 'Fly-in' to Washington, D.C. set for May 17-18

- Tech Term of the Week: Subgrade

- Quote of the Week: Cesar Chavez

APR. 10, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- THE BIG FIX: Legislature passes historic $52 billion transportation funding bill amid furious grass-roots lobbying effort

- Graphic of the Week

- Federal push on transportation ramping up; 'Fly-in' to Washington, D.C. set for May 17-18

-Welcome aboard: Blue Roads Solutions

- Tech Term of the Week: Wearing Course

- Quote of the Week: Publilius Syrus

APR. 17, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Attendees at CalAPA Spring Conference hear the latest on transportation funding, asphalt specifications, new innovations & promotion

- Job opportunity: Principal Construction Inspector, City of San Jose

- Federal push on transportation ramping up; 'Fly-in' to Washington D.C. set for May 17-18

- Tech Term of the Week: Flash Point

- Quote of the Week: Winston Churchill


APR. 24, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Tech Report: Collecting data is key to better understanding of timely test-turnaround issues

- Do business with a CalAPA member! CalAPA updated 'Buyer's Guide' now on-line
- L.A. Tech meeting set for May 3 in Santa Ana

- Call for presentations: Fall asphalt pavement conference in Sacramento

- Tech Term of the Week: Rutting

- Quote of the Week: Stephen Hawking


MAY 1, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- NEWS ANALYSIS: Big transportation bill will create pressure to show results quickly
- San Diego Technical Committee meeting scheduled for May 10

- Tech Term of the Week: Select Material

- Quote of the Week: Mahatma Gandhi


MAY 8, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Input needed on annual survey on use of recycled materials and WMA technologies

- San Diego Technical Committee meeting scheduled for May 10
- Safety focus: Keeping workers safe on the road

- Project photos wanted

- Tech Term of the Week: Intelligent Compaction

- Quote of the Week: Denzel Washington

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MAY 15, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- CalAPA's popular 'Day at the Races' at elegant Del Mar returns on July 22

- CalAPA's 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class coming to Santa Rosa June 22
- UNR seeks assistance with 'Intelligent Compaction' demonstration project

- Chart of the week: SB1

- Featured photo: State Route 89

- Tech Term of the Week: ASTM

- Quote of the Week: Warren Buffet

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MAY 22, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- CalAPA members take road-investment message to Washington, D.C.

- Warm Mix Asphalt experts meet in Irvine
- CalAPA's popular 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class coming to Santa Rosa June 22

- Tech Term of the Week: Block Cracking

- Quote of the Week: Oprah Winfrey

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MAY 29, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Caltrans posts Crumb Rubber Modifier (CRM) authorized material list
 - Special issue of CalAPA magazine devoted to transportation funding is now on-line

- New 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class added to CalAPA schedule: June 21 in San Jose

- Free webinar scheduled for May 30 on perpetual pavement update to PerRoad design software
- CalAPA offices will be closed May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

- For the record: corrected caption to congressman's seating position at TCC Fly-in

- Tech Term of the Week: Culvert

- Quote of the Week: Joseph Rodman Drake


JUN. 5, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Asphalt-core dam? Yes, you read that right

- Fact Check: 'Diverting' road money for other purposes charge faces the 'Truth-oMeter'

- Caltrans proposed 'Intelligent Compaction' spec changes spark comments from industry

- Obituary: Bruce William Kean

- Tech Term of the Week: Longitudinal Joint

- Quote of the Week: Bruce Lee


JUN. 12, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Caltrans to accelerate projects as part of SB1 implementation

- A few spots open for 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class June 21 in San Jose, June 22 in Santa Rosa

- APA video explains 'Drivability'

- Don't miss out: Tickets on sale for CalAPA's annual 'Day at the Races' event July 22 at Del Mar

- Instructors wanted

- Tech Term of the Week: Subgrade Stabilization

- Quote of the Week: Benjamin Franklin


JUN. 19, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Industry news: Well-wishers gather at historic mission in San Juan Capistrano to mark retirement of Valero's Len Nawrocki

- CalAPA newsletter FAQ

- Don't miss out: Tickets on sale for CalAPA's annual 'Day at the Races' event July 22 at Del Mar

- Asphalt turns up in some unlikely places

- Tech Term of the Week: Soil Support

- Quote of the Week: Henry Ford


JUN. 26, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Caltrans Method Specification Working
Group holds its first meeting

- TRIP set to release rural roads report;
expected to show CA roads need attention

- Joint Training & Certification program
reaches key milestone

- Don't miss out: Tickets on sale for CalAPA's annual 'Day at the Races' event July 22 at Del Mar

- Asphalt turns up in some unlikely places

- Tech Term of the Week: Long-life Asphalt Pavement

- Quote of the Week: Denzel Washington


JUL. 3, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Evaluation of RAP/RAS mixes and testing undergoing thorough review in California

- Annual CalAPA Golf Tournament registration now open; event set for Sept. 21 in Southern California

- CA ranks 3rd worst nationally on rural road pavement condition, national report says

- Tickets going fast for CalAPA's annual 'Day at the Races' event July 22 at Del Mar

- Holiday Hours

- Tech Term of the Week: Asphalt Overlay

- Quote of the Week: Ronald Reagan

JUL. 10, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Next stop for long-life asphalt pavements: Interstate 5 in Sacramento

- Bay Area Technical Committee meeting to be held July 18 in San Jose; featured
presentation is on SCB and Fatigue Tests

- Tickets going fast for CalAPA's annual 'Day at the Races' event July 22 at Del Mar

- Annual CalAPA Golf Tournament registration now open; event set for Sept. 21 in Southern California

- Tech Term of the Week: Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS)

- Quote of the Week: Zig Ziglar

JUL. 17, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- LOCATION CHANGE: Bay Area Technical
Committee meeting July 18 in San Jose
moved to accommodate larger group

- Caltrans officially launches Joint Training & Certification program for technicians

- New video gives an overview of the
National Center for Asphalt Technology

- Reserve your spots early for the annual
CalAPA Golf Tournament Sept. 21 at the
Pacific Palms Resort in Southern California

- Tech Term of the Week: Hot Drop

- Quote of the Week: Robert Louis Stevenson

JUL. 24, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Caltrans advances $285 million in road
repairs in anticipation of new gas-tax
revenues, launches SB1 website

- Special environment-themed issue of
California Asphalt magazine now on-line

- Caltrans, industry salute industry leaders of joint Rock Products Committee

- Safety news: Distracted driving crashes
gaining more attention

- Reserve your spots early for the annual
CalAPA Golf Tournament Sept. 21 at the
Pacific Palms Resort in Southern California

- Tech Term of the Week: Quality Control / Quality Assurance (QC/QA)

- Quote of the Week: Michael Jordan

JUL. 31, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- State Supreme Court issues narrow ruling in favor of SANDAG's transportation plan EIR

- Member News: Twining opens new materials lab in Concord

- Association News: California Commercial Asphalt hosts July CalAPA board meeting at new HQ offices in San Diego

- Networking was never so much fun at this year's CalAPA 'Day at the Races' at Del Mar

- Tech Term of the Week: Application Temperature

- Quote of the Week: Jean-Paul Sartre

AUG. 7, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- CalAPA Technical Advisory Committee talks tech, & effective meetings techniques

- Members in the news: Alta Vista Solutions names new CEO

- Coming soon to a road near you

- Sen. Jim Beall, author of historic SB1 road repair & accountability bill, to speak at CalAPA conference Oct. 25 in Sacramento

- Job opportunity: Public Works Maintenance & Operations Manager, City of Glendora

- Tech Term of the Week: Joint Filler

- Quote of the Week: J.P. Morgan

AUG. 14, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Yolo County may seek to join a not-soexclusive
club

- Spots going fast for the annual CalAPA Golf
Tournament Sept. 21 at the Pacific Palms
Resort in Southern California

- Artistic asphalt

- Registration now open for CalAPA Fall
Asphalt Pavement Conference & Equipment
Expo Oct. 25-26 in Sacramento

- Tech Term of the Week: Baghouse

- Quote of the Week: Casey Stengel

AUG. 21, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- One bump in the road we'll miss

- Spots going fast for the annual CalAPA Golf Tournament Sept. 21 at the Pacific Palms Resort in Southern California

- Washington update: Federal infrastructure panel disbanded, prospects for quick transportation fix dim

- 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class to be held
Oct. 24 in Redding

- Registration now open for CalAPA Fall
Asphalt Pavement Conference & Equipment Expo Oct. 25-26 in Sacramento

- Tech Term of the Week: Special Provisions

Quote of the Week: Benjamin Franklin

AUG. 28, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Member news: Kenco Engineering's Brian Handshoe named chair of CalAPA Political Action Committee

- Spots going fast for the annual CalAPA Golf Tournament Sept. 21 at the Pacific Palms Resort in Southern California

- Editor's note: A bump in the road we'll miss (Part 2)

- Upcoming NAPA webinars will cover tack coats, pavement design

- CalAPA Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference & Equipment Expo Oct. 25-26 in Sacramento; optional 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class added

- Tech Term of the Week: Alligator Cracking

Quote of the Week: Edward Gibbon

SEPT. 4, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Governor appoints Van Konynenburg to California Transportation Commission

- Spots disappearing faster than a 2-foot putt for the CalAPA Golf Tournament Sept. 21 at the Pacific Palms Resort
- 'Asphalt Pavement 101' classes to be held in Redding, Sacramento in October

- CalAPA Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference & Equipment Expo Oct. 25-26 in Sacramento; optional 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class added

- CalAPA offices to be closed Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday

- Tech Term of the Week: Dense Graded Aggregate

- Quote of the Week: Thomas Aquinas


SEPT. 11, 2017 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Caltrans names new manager for Joint Training & Certification program for materials technicians

- Partnering guru added to program of CalAPA Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference & Equipment Expo Oct. 25-26 in Sacramento

- Welcome aboard: SITECH NorCal

- Join CalAPA today and save; work smarter tomorrow and save even more

- Procrastinator alert: Last chance to sign-up for CalAPA golf tournament Sept. 21

- Tech Term of the Week: Longitudinal Crack

- Quote of the Week: Zig Ziglar