| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:50 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Costa Mesa's citywide effort to update its general plan continued Tuesday with a joint study session of the City Council and Planning Commission.
A majority of officials agreed that efforts to revitalize the portion of Harbor Boulevard south of Wilson...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:22 AM
A Huntington Beach Planning Commission vote Tuesday moves senior mobile home park proponents a step closer to keeping that age-restricted status.
At the same time, the decision doesn't prevent park owners from switching their communities to all-age,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
When 89-year-old Waunita Ohler had to make three calls this winter to her propane supplier for emergency deliveries to avoid running out, the Elkridge mobile home park resident knew there was a problem.
What she didn't realize was its scale: A national...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Orange County builder New Home Co. raised $86 million in its Wall Street debut, as the firm and investors bet on a housing recovery that has shown signs of faltering.
The company priced 7.8 million shares at $11, markedly below their expected range of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas obtained a building permit Friday to renovate what appears to be an improperly converted garage at his Leimert Park home by adding a carport and removing a section of the detached building.
The request to...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Are you under 35 with plenty of money to spend? Then Costa Mesa is putting out the welcome mat for you. But are you a senior citizen or a financially struggling family? Then Costa Mesa is pulling the rug out from under you.
The actions of the City...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Chicago’s Board of Education approved the leasing of a new downtown headquarters Wednesday, saying the move to smaller digs will help the financially troubled school district save $60 million over 15 years.
CPS will relocate its offices from 125...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:28 PM
When Marina Park residents vacated their mobile homes to make way for a new public park, the fate of the structures fell to a demolition company.
The crews, who had assumed responsibility for them from the city, planned to raze the Balboa Peninsula...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Nearing completion after five years of construction in the hills of Bel-Air, Chateau des Fleurs looms like some super-sized Hollywood notion of dynastic France.
From the street, the two-story mansion on three acres — where Stone Canyon and...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:06 PM
A group of construction workers have filed a class-action suit against a subcontractor for a high-end downtown apartment conversion, alleging the company underpaid workers by issuing partial payments and failing to follow through on promises to make up...