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  • New Home IPO raises $86 million amid 'bumpy' housing recovery

    New Home IPO raises $86 million amid 'bumpy' housing recovery
    Orange County builder New Home Co. raised $86 million in its Wall Street debut, as the firm and investors bet on a housing recovery that has shown signs of faltering. The company priced 7.8 million shares at $11, markedly below their expected range of...
  • Propane shortage hits Maryland residents

    Propane shortage hits Maryland residents
    When 89-year-old Waunita Ohler had to make three calls this winter to her propane supplier for emergency deliveries to avoid running out, the Elkridge mobile home park resident knew there was a problem. What she didn't realize was its scale: A national...
  • Commentary: The Tea Party effect on Costa Mesa

    Are you under 35 with plenty of money to spend? Then Costa Mesa is putting out the welcome mat for you. But are you a senior citizen or a financially struggling family? Then Costa Mesa is pulling the rug out from under you. The actions of the City...
  • What is liability in unpermitted addition?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Back in the 1980s, my brother paid for an extension to add two bedrooms and a family room to my parents' house. My dad passed in 2006, and last year I had our local energy company perform an energy audit on the...
  • A long wait to go solar

    A long wait to go solar
    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...
  • Supply of new homes for sale remains extremely low

    Supply of new homes for sale remains extremely low
    Southern California home building is stuck at historic lows, one of many factors conspiring against middle-class buyers in a recovery marked by high prices and low supply. Despite explosive price gains last year, builders and their Wall Street...
  • William Lyon Homes lays the foundation for future growth

    William Lyon Homes lays the foundation for future growth
    Newport Beach home builder William Lyon Homes has a history almost as interesting as its founder and namesake. William Lyon flew combat missions in the Korean War, commanded the Air Force Reserve and was chief executive and chairman of AirCal in the...
  • Let them fly KKK flags in Palm Beach County: Opinion

    Let them fly their KKK flags in Palm Beach County. I’m glad they’re doing it. Make no mistake: It’s a horrible act. The flag instantly conjures hate, violence and a dark American past. When you hold a Klu Klux Klan flag high, you are...
  • Council moves ahead with ordinance to keep senior mobile home parks

    More than 50 mobile home residents stood in solidarity in Huntington Beach City Council chambers Monday, many of them holding signs that read, "Keep our senior parks as senior parks." They stood in silence as City Clerk Joan Flynn read into the record...
  • New home construction reaches pre-recession levels in La Grange

    New home construction reaches pre-recession levels in La Grange
    Eleven single-family homes were built in La Grange in 2013, a number that puts the village in line with pre-recession, pre-boom days of steady growth, community development officials said. "These numbers, if you look back in history, are the norm,"...
  • Glendale seeks better preparedness after 1994 Northridge quake

    Glendale seeks better preparedness after 1994 Northridge quake
    In the 20 years since the 6.7-magnitude Northridge earthquake shook Southern California, Glendale has rebounded with stricter building codes and better communication among its public safety agencies. The devastating temblor, which struck at 4:31 a.m....