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  • A lot of building, blessing and biomedical learning going on in Towson [column]

    The Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC), adjacent to the Towson Calvary Baptist Church, is getting more than a few upgrades to the one-car garage structure that was built in the 1930s. Members comprising the "Builders Squad," more than 30...
  • 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,...
  • Charter could cost city funding

    New California legislation could cut off some state funding for Costa Mesa based on language the city's Charter Committee has voted to include in a new draft charter. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 7 into law over the weekend, turning the tables on...
  • Developer offers to finance, build part of Irvine's Great Park

    Developer offers to finance, build part of Irvine's Great Park
    The housing market's resurgence could jump-start one of Southern California's most ambitious but long-stymied projects: Irvine's Great Park. Conceived more than a decade ago — and designed to span twice the size of New York City's Central Park...
  • Prominent lawyer who overcame poverty now has millions to give

    Prominent lawyer who overcame poverty now has millions to give
    Catholic schools in Baltimore propelled George W. McManus Jr. from poverty to success as a lawyer, he says, providing him a solid education. And years later, when the legal tables turned and he needed defense, priests and school officials were there as...
  • Emanuel wants to hike cable TV tax

    Emanuel wants to hike cable TV tax
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to pump $13 million more into city coffers next year by raising amusement taxes on cable TV services and boosting zoning permit fees for large construction projects, City Hall officials say. The increases are part of a series of...
  • More to savor (and a seat!) at Pure Wine Cafe

    More to savor (and a seat!) at Pure Wine Cafe
    Carving a dining room and patio out of bedrock wasn’t the easiest construction project for Pure Wine Cafe owner P.J. Strain. The expansion of the wine bar and restaurant on Ellicott City’s Main Street took twice as long and cost twice as...
  • Verdugo Views: Remembering an old theater's golden days

    Verdugo Views: Remembering an old theater's golden days
    Local residents turned out in huge numbers for the opening of Lon Bard's Glendale Theatre near Adams and Colorado streets in October of 1925, built on property owned by local businessman M. G. Khodigian. In fact, so many showed up that some couldn't...
  • 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...
  • After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny

    After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny
    Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
  • Moratorium on switch to all-age mobile home parks continued

    Nearly every senior Huntington Beach resident in the council chambers clapped and cheered when the City Council signaled that it would extend the protection from conversion of their mobile homes. The council voted Monday to tack on seven more months...