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  • Edward B. Akins1925 - 2014

    Edward B. Akins<br/>1925 - 2014
    Pioneering O.C. Builder Edward “Ed” Akins dies at 88. Premier Orange County homebuilder Ed Akins died Saturday, May 10th, 2014, in Newport Beach. Ed was a housing industry pioneer whose legacy of leadership, innovation, and product...
  • Home improvement projects on rise in Tri-Cities

    Home improvement projects on rise in Tri-Cities
    More Tri-Cities residents invested in construction projects for their homes in 2013 than in 2012, according to local officials. "We definitely did see an upswing in the number of building permits but that did not necessarily (translate into) a lot of...
  • Costa Mesa's future still taking shape

    Costa Mesa's citywide effort to update its general plan continued Tuesday with a joint study session of the City Council and Planning Commission. A majority of officials agreed that efforts to revitalize the portion of Harbor Boulevard south of Wilson...
  • Planners give senior mobile home parks shelter

    A Huntington Beach Planning Commission vote Tuesday moves senior mobile home park proponents a step closer to keeping that age-restricted status. At the same time, the decision doesn't prevent park owners from switching their communities to all-age,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ridley-Thomas obtains building permit to renovate garage

    Ridley-Thomas obtains building permit to renovate garage
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas obtained a building permit Friday to renovate what appears to be an improperly converted garage at his Leimert Park home by adding a carport and removing a section of the detached building. The request to...
  • 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...
  • Burr Ridge trustees approve $17.4 million budget

    Burr Ridge trustees approve $17.4 million budget
    Burr Ridge trustees recently signed off on a $17.4 million spending plan for 2014-15 that is slightly higher than the prior year's budget of $17.3 million, according to documents. Trustees also have directed staff to make several changes in an effort to...
  • Towson Mews first area project for Virginia developer

    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...
  • Property of the Week: Flanders Woods in Coventry

    Property of the Week: Flanders Woods in Coventry
    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...