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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Forecast: O.C. to add jobs at a moderate pace

    Hiring in Orange County was more robust than anticipated last year, and gains are expected to continue, according to the 2014 economic forecast released by Cal State Fullerton. An increase of 28,200 jobs is projected for 2013, a 2% increase over 1.4...
  • Rangel avoids ouster at UNO despite contract scandal

    Rangel avoids ouster at UNO despite contract scandal
    Embattled United Neighborhood Organization boss Juan Rangel will stay on as CEO but step down from the charter school operator's board of directors as the group tries to make changes to get state funding restored after allegations of nepotism and conficts...
  • Walter E. Woodford Jr., highway engineer

    Walter E. Woodford Jr., highway engineer
    Walter E. Woodford Jr., a state highway engineer and executive who supervised road construction projects from Ocean City to Garrett County and headed the building of the second span of the Bay Bridge in 1973, died of congestive heart failure May 22 at the...
  • Balto. Co. makes a mistake in lowering open space fees

    How ironic to read the Home Builders' lobbyist remark that fees for waiving open space requirements for new developments were so high that it was more profitable to actually set aside the open space ("Balto. Co. Council lowers open-space fees for...
  • PB eliminates capital budget shortfall, defers all construction

    The Palm Beach County School District has managed to balance its capital budget for next year and are no longer facing a $60 million shortfall. On Wednesday budget officials said the growth of property values, the sale of the Burt Reynold ranch and...
  • Federal regulators probing real estate kickback schemes

    WASHINGTON — A settlement between the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a Texas home builder is drawing renewed attention to a controversial issue that was prominent during the years preceding the housing bubble: kickbacks in home...
  • Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes

    Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes
    With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before. About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in...