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  • Group installs free alarms at mobile home park

    Group installs free alarms at mobile home park
    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...
  • Housing starts rise slightly in March

    Builders broke ground on more new homes nationwide in March, although the increase missed expectations. Housing starts climbed 2.8% from an upwardly revised February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000, the Commerce Department said...
  • L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block

    L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block
    Los Angeles officials are starting to get serious about freeing up $7.5 million or more in city government funds that are earmarked for visual art, performances or other cultural events, but have been wrapped tightly for years in legal red tape. The...
  • Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.

     Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.
    When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the...
  • Construction jobs have grown fast in California

    The healthier housing market and a slew of city towers going up are brightening job prospects for construction workers in California. Employment in commercial and residential construction grew by 2,400 in March, according to Labor Department data...
  • Sports facility proposed for north Naperville

    Sports facility proposed for north Naperville
    A new sports building with indoor soccer fields has been proposed for a 17.5-acre site on Naperville's north side. The Naperville Sports Yard athletic and day care facility proposal sailed through the Planning and Zoning Commission this week and now...
  • Newport firefighters respond to gas leak at office building

    About half a dozen units from the Newport Beach Fire Department responded to a gas leak that sparked an evacuation over the weekend, but the quick reaction of a landlord brought the situation under control, a fire official said. A construction crew...
  • Dangerous thunderstorms hit South; flooding, evacuations in Alabama

    A series of dangerous thunderstorms pelted the Southeast on Monday, sending rescue crews to a central Alabama mobile home park where hundreds of residents were evacuated from flood waters after a creek overran it banks, emergency officials said. The...
  • Downers Grove waives library building permit fees

    Downers Grove waives library building permit fees
    Downers Grove Public Library will not be on the hook for thousands of dollars in building permit fees for its months-long renovation project. Downers Grove Village Council members voted unanimously April 8 to forgo collecting the $14,755 in fees for...
  • Salesforce Tower in S.F. will be tallest in the West, for a while

    Salesforce Tower in S.F. will be tallest in the West, for a while
    Salesforce.com announced Friday that it will be the main tenant in a 61-story building under construction in San Francisco. When completed in 2017, "Salesforce Tower" will be the tallest office building west of the Mississippi River. However, the...
  • Baltimore-area construction projects could slow traffic Saturday

    Baltimore-area construction projects could slow traffic Saturday
    A number of road construction projects will be causing traffic delays Saturday in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. • In Baltimore County, portions of Interstate 95 near White Marsh are closed for construction. Delays could stretch to the...