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  • Orlando Ballet moves cautiously on Loch Haven Park expansion

     Orlando Ballet moves cautiously on Loch Haven Park expansion
    The Orlando Ballet's relocation to Loch Haven Park is moving forward — but not quite as quickly as first indicated. "We want to be prudent," said executive director Jim Mitchell. "We have to determine what kind of support we have in the community....
  • August jobless rates hold steady in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    Palm Beach County's jobless rate remained at 6.6 percent, well below the August 2013 rate of 7.8 percent while Broward County's rate stayed at 5.7 percent, also an improvement over the 6.2 percent rate of a year ago. Unemployment rates were unchanged in...
  • For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own

    For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own
    For twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, fixing up houses and selling them started when they were 17-year-olds in Canada. Now Drew (the real estate agent) and Jonathan (the licensed contractor) exercise their skills as the stars of "Property Brothers"...
  • Construction hiring up in Broward and Palm Beach counties

    With housing projects taking off, Palm Beach County added 2,700 construction jobs in June, 10 percent more than the sme month last year, the Associated General Contractors reported this week. Broward County added 4,200 construction jobs in June, a 13...
  • Red Line roadblock [Editorial]

    Red Line roadblock  [Editorial]
    Last month, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz wrote a letter to Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. indicating his displeasure with certain aspects of the proposed Red Line light rail project. He doesn't want the county to...
  • The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion

    The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion
    The news from the casino industry in Atlantic City, N.J., has been implacably, relentlessly horrific. Over the weekend the owners of Trump Plaza, formerly a signature property on the boardwalk, said they expected it to close in September; the resort's...
  • African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

    African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
    Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
  • Construction: a boys club [Commentary]

    Construction: a boys club [Commentary]
    Harassment, intimidation and sabotage are a major reason why women do not enter or remain in jobs in the construction industry, according to a provocative and hard hitting study on women in construction by the National Women's Law Center. Women are...
  • LACMA should stick to the art-museum basics

    To the editor: After reading several articles in The Times last week on plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I feel compelled to question Director Michael Govan and others supporting the museum's ambitious construction plans. ("LACMA, Metro...
  • Brazil protest gains supporters after police crackdown

    Brazil protest gains supporters after police crackdown
    A police crackdown in the northeastern Brazil city of Recife has generated support for protesters occupying land in a historic area to try to stop a high-rise development project. Many people, including rights activists, said police used excessive force...
  • Downtown L.A. building boom stretching west of financial district

    Downtown L.A. building boom stretching west of financial district
    The downtown Los Angeles building boom is spreading outward. Construction has begun on a 648-unit apartment complex just west of the financial district, in yet another example of downtown's resurgence expanding beyond the neighborhood's traditional...