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  • U.S. job growth is a meager 74,000 in December

    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month. After a...
  • California's funds for mapping earthquake faults running out

    California's funds for mapping earthquake faults running out
    California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development. The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left...
  • Workers sue 10 Light Street contractor, developer for unpaid wages

    Workers sue 10 Light Street contractor, developer for unpaid wages
    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...
  • The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates

    The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates
    Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise. Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...
  • La Cañada looking toward an active 2014

    La Cañada looking toward an active 2014
    La Cañadans can expect a busy year ahead. Residents will watch sound walls being constructed while a Gelson’s opens in a popular shopping center in the city. City officials will tackle issues such as affordable housing and off-leash dogs. On the...
  • Mailbag: Vouchers not best way to invest in kids

    James P. Gray's comments regarding education success are correct in that parents should participate in educational decisions regarding their children, ("Apply libertarian philosophy to education for success," Independent, Oct. 10). He is off base,...
  • Board of Education votes to move CPS headquarters

    Board of Education votes to move CPS headquarters
    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...
  • Marina mobile homes may find new life

    Marina mobile homes may find new life
    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...
  • Cecil County man killed in mobile home fire

    Cecil County man killed in mobile home fire
    A 39-year-old man was killed in a fire that engulfed his Cecil County mobile home early Thursday morning, according to the state fire marshal's office. Shortly after midnight, around 50 firefighters were called to the one-alarm fire in the 600 block...
  • New Bel-Air mansion reflects resurgence of behemoth L.A. homes

    New Bel-Air mansion reflects resurgence of behemoth L.A. homes
    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...
  • L.A., Santa Monica buildings may sit atop quake faults

    The cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica in the last decade have approved more than a dozen construction projects on or near two well-known faults without requiring seismic studies to determine if the buildings could be destroyed in an earthquake,...