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  • Americans' urge for big houses returns: Square footage at record high

    Americans' urge for big houses returns: Square footage at record high
    The big house is back. The average square footage of a new house built last year set an all-time record, according to new figures out Monday from the Census Bureau. After shrinking for a few years during the housing downturn, home size has surged in...
  • SoCal building permits bounce back in 2013 but still below past highs

    The number of building permits issued in the Southland jumped 44% last year, though they still remain well below pre-recession levels. There were 25,198 units of housing permitted in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, according to figures out Thursday...
  • Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.

     Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.
    When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the...
  • Construction jobs have grown fast in California

    The healthier housing market and a slew of city towers going up are brightening job prospects for construction workers in California. Employment in commercial and residential construction grew by 2,400 in March, according to Labor Department data...
  • Hollywood project not on fault, developer's experts say

    Geology and engineering experts hired by the developer of a proposed 16-story Hollywood development say there is no active earthquake fault under the property. The report's conclusions challenge a draft map released by the California Geological Survey...
  • 75th Street reconstruction under way in Darien

    75th Street reconstruction under way in Darien
    A huge road construction project is under way along a portion of 75th Street in Darien. The DuPage County Division of Transportation is reconstructing and widening 75th Street from two lanes in each direction to three lanes in each direction between...
  • Donald Trump extends grip over golf world by buying Turnberry Resort

    Donald Trump has continued his quest for world golf domination by purchasing Turnberry Resort, the iconic Scottish course that is part of the British Open rotation. Trump told Golf.com he has no plans to change the course, known for its trademark...
  • Los Angeles turns to city veteran to run building department

    Los Angeles turns to city veteran to run building department
    Los Angeles’ interim head of the Department of Building and Safety was given the permanent job Wednesday after a 13-0 City Council confirmation vote. The move elevates Raymond Chan, a longtime veteran of the Department of Building and Safety. Chan...
  • The Sorry State of Manhattan Movie Houses

    Already blessed with the best weather in the world, Los Angeles moviegoers are also graced with the world's best movie theaters, specifically a new generation of uberplexes that combine state-of-the-art projection and sound with unparalleled comfort and...
  • The latest developments on the economy [Editorial]

    Way back in 1960, Harford County's population was a little more than 76,000, which, presuming an average of four people per house, translates to about 19,000 homes. When the building boom hit Harford County hard in the 1970s and especially the 1980s,...
  • February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs

    February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs
    WASHINGTON -- The weather was unusually bad in much of the country last month, so why was Friday's government jobs report surprisingly good? The economy added 175,000 net new jobs in February, up from a revised 129,000 the previous month. The figure...