| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Builder Alan Williams believes that creating the right balance between needs and wants is perhaps the most significant challenge facing empty nesters when designing their retirement home. At the North Woods of Colchester active adult community, “...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:00 PM
New California legislation could cut off some state funding for Costa Mesa based on language the city's Charter Committee has voted to include in a new draft charter.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 7 into law over the weekend, turning the tables on...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:39 PM
James P. Gray's comments regarding education success are correct in that parents should participate in educational decisions regarding their children, ("Apply libertarian philosophy to education for success," Independent, Oct. 10).
He is off base,...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:42 PM
Q. What can we do about a home in our neighborhood that is a disgrace? There are no gutters, the deck fell off and now we hear the owner plans to put up ugly galvanized steel siding just like on a pole barn.
Is there an ordinance that will prevent this...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:18 AM
The Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC), adjacent to the Towson Calvary Baptist Church, is getting more than a few upgrades to the one-car garage structure that was built in the 1930s.
Members comprising the "Builders Squad," more than 30...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:46 AM
TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — A fire that ripped through a mobile home killed a man and five young children just a few hours after the children's mother left to work an early morning shift at a fast-food restaurant.
Anna Angel lived in the home with her...
| Oct 11, 2013
This could be the year when single-family housing starts reach 5,000 in the Chicago area.
It would be a pittance compared with the 18,000 to 20,000 new homes constructed locally in more normal years. Nevertheless, it represents a few more steps back...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:17 AM
GARFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 50-year-old man has been found following a fire at a mobile home in the Traverse City area.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle and MLive.com report the fire was reported about 7:30 a.m....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Mitt and Ann Romney have kept low profiles since their plan to move into the White House fell through last November.
But recently, they’ve begun to re-emerge on the public stage.
On Monday, Mitt Romney was a guest on Sean Hannity’s Fox...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Among the amenities at Vivante on the Coast are an indoor saltwater pool, salon, various lounges and, for the four-legged furry creatures, a dog park called Central Bark.
The first residents — about 75 — of the upscale senior living facility...
| Oct 9, 2013
Editor's Note: Information in an article about a worker who died in a Northville construction accident published in Wednesday's American News was incorrect. The body of Adan Sotelo Preciado has been sent home to Mexico. Pat Thelen of Thelen Funeral Home...