| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Palm Beach Aggregates is reviving an old development fight by once again pushing to build 2,000 homes beside rock mines west of Royal Palm Beach.
The old Highland Dunes development on Southern Boulevard was put on hold back in 2008 after South Florida&...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 10:50 AM
As long as Marco Rubio and the rest of the Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate are presenting their long-awaited immigration bill, they might want to add one more to the list of aliens—the Giant African Land Snail.
This rat-sized mollusk,...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Every home project begins with an idea and ends with the culmination of the job. In between, there are three main components of an improvement project that can mean the difference between success and frustration: Planning, permits and protection.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An investigative team of engineers affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers found EF-2 winds, not EF-4 or EF-5, caused more than 80 percent of the damage in the Joplin tornado in May 2011.
The twister had a 22-mile-...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:58 PM
It got a little less competitive to buy a home nationally last month, though Southern California markets are still among the most competitive in the country, according to a report from Redfin.com.
The online real estate broker reported that 69.5% of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:53 AM
How would you feel if you were told without warning that you had one year to move out of your home without any sort of compensation money? Would you still be as angry if you were then told that your property was being taken in order to build a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:02 PM
A man accused of killing a registered sex offender in a San Juan Capistrano mobile home park and attacking a second victim days later goes on trial Monday for murder.
Robert Vasquez, 36, could face a sentence of life in state prison without parole if...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The Eastside Costa Mesa home's exterior was flawless, the lawn showing freshly mowed rows, the kidney-shaped pool offering respite from the pre-summer heat.
But inside, police found hints of a flophouse: cabinets converted to makeshift lockers,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Eugenia "Jean" Bosley, a homemaker who was honored as a "shining star" for 35 years of providing child care in her church's Sunday morning nursery, died of multiple organ failure Monday at her Ruxton home. She was 93.
Born Eugenia Kerr in Hereford, she...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 3:25 PM
When Kathy Anderson graduated from college, she left her parents' house for good.
Turns out, though, she didn't move very far.
Anderson, 62, spent the rest of her life in a little house next to her childhood home on her family's 1.24-acre property...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:29 PM
A prime lot near Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia that has sat vacant for years is likely to become a construction site in the next few months, the land's owner said Monday.
David Costello says he's eager to move forward with his vision for the site: a $65...