| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Women wearing yellow raincoats and boots, a guy in a shark costume and several home improvement celebrities were among sightings this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center as more than 75,000 hardy home builders, interior designers and others...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Asa Lantz never thought going green would involve so much red tape.
The 48-year-old wanted to slash her utility bill and help the environment by putting solar panels on the roof of her one-story Van Nuys home. The Los Angeles Department of Water and...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Evergreene Cos., a Chantilly, Va., developer, is debuting in the Baltimore metro market with its first-ever project, Towson Mews, located in East Towson.
Josh Mastrangelo, Evergreene's president, coastal division, said the residential developer did a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Mark Lavitt, who has a degree in landscape architecture, is a Coventry-based designer, builder and developer. He envisioned Flanders Woods to be a community of “green” homes in harmony with the landscape. Passive solar designs combine with the...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Michael Marchesano gazed out the window of his third-floor office in downtown Los Angeles and didn't like what he saw. In a far corner of an excavated pit, five stories deep and the size of a city block, stood a mound of dirt as big as a small house. It...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:27 PM
MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- Lauren Watts sifted through the wreckage of her possessions Monday morning after a tornado churned her mobile home into an unrecognizable heap of debris.
As a National Guard helicopter hovered overhead Watts, 26, picked through the...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Los Angeles’ interim head of the Department of Building and Safety was given the permanent job Wednesday after a 13-0 City Council confirmation vote.
The move elevates Raymond Chan, a longtime veteran of the Department of Building and Safety. Chan...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:13 PM
A proposed 240-unit apartment complex about a half mile from John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa goes before the City Council again Tuesday.
Last month the council postponed a decision on the project at 125 E. Baker St. at the request of its developer,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Dismay by neighbors over a proposal for a synagogue that the Village of Northbrook says it must allow has led trustees to consider re-evaluating some zoning rules for future situations.
Darchei Noam of Glenbrook, a modern Orthodox congregation with...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:11 PM
The son of former Dolton mayor William Shaw faces federal charges for allegedly not filing federal tax returns for six years, court records show.
Victor Shaw of Dolton faces six misdemeanor counts for failure to file tax forms for each year from 2007 to...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A group of Costa Mesa firefighters and emergency volunteers recently installed free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at a Newport Boulevard mobile home park.
The group from the Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) visited 32...