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  • Judge: Burbank must rescind Walmart building permits

    Judge: Burbank must rescind Walmart building permits
    Citing street improvements more than a dozen years overdue and a flawed environmental impact report, a judge said Wednesday that Burbank officials must rescind building permits issued to Walmart to open a store in the Empire Center. “The city...
  • Amazon Withdraws Tax Abatement Request In Windsor

    Amazon Withdraws Tax Abatement Request In Windsor
    WINDSOR — Amazon has withdrawn its request for tax abatements and reduced building permit fees, causing confusion over the company's intentions to build a 1.5 million-square-foot distribution center on Day Hill Road expected to produce 300 jobs....
  • Five key takeaways on America's housing market

    Mortgage titan Fannie Mae depends on Douglas G. Duncan, its chief economist, to keep a close eye on the nation’s housing market. Duncan met with Times editors and reporters in Los Angeles this week to share his views on where the market is headed....
  • Twelve Oaks sale falls apart

    Twelve Oaks sale falls apart
    A Santa Monica developer that had planned to purchase a La Crescenta senior-assisted living facility and displace about 50 residents has pulled out of the deal.  “We were in talks with the [property owner]. Unfortunately, we’re no longer...
  • Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opens in Chinatown

    Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opens in Chinatown
    A hotly contested Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market had its soft opening Friday in Chinatown, where it was met by some of the protesters who have fought its arrival for more than a year. The store, located on the ground floor of the Grand Plaza building at...
  • 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...
  • U.S. housing starts edge up in August, falling short of expectations

    New housing starts were nearly flat in August compared with July, suggesting builders may be taking a breather as the housing recovery matures. Housing starts last month reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units last month, up 0.9% from...
  • Tiny home living: Living more with less

    Tiny home living: Living more with less
    Are you finding that you need more space – that your closets are feeling cramped and your cupboard spaces seem smaller than ever? Maybe it's not more space that you need but less stuff cluttering up your life. Tiny Home Builders has taken the...
  • Deputies: Roommate set mobile home ablaze over feud about a ride

    Deputies: Roommate set mobile home ablaze over feud about a ride
    A man is accused of setting a mobile home totally ablaze after the trailer's owner refused to give him a ride to town. After the owner, William Warren Jordan, 32, left the St. Augustine home with a woman, the report stated, his roommate, Harold Malcolm...
  • 1960s riot site in Hollywood to see an uprising of another sort

    1960s riot site in Hollywood to see an uprising of another sort
    A once-notorious intersection at the foot of Laurel Canyon in Hollywood is being targeted for a striking new development with high-rise apartments, street-level shops and an underground grocery store. At the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard at...
  • Audit finds irregular building permit rates charged in Glendale

    Building permit employees may be charging customers different rates for similar projects, an internal city audit has found. The 11-page report, released to the Audit Commission Monday, outlines a variety of problems, including the inequitable fee system....