| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The Eastside Costa Mesa home's exterior was flawless, the lawn showing freshly mowed rows, the kidney-shaped pool offering respite from the pre-summer heat.
But inside, police found hints of a flophouse: cabinets converted to makeshift lockers,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Eugenia "Jean" Bosley, a homemaker who was honored as a "shining star" for 35 years of providing child care in her church's Sunday morning nursery, died of multiple organ failure Monday at her Ruxton home. She was 93.
Born Eugenia Kerr in Hereford, she...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 3:25 PM
When Kathy Anderson graduated from college, she left her parents' house for good.
Turns out, though, she didn't move very far.
Anderson, 62, spent the rest of her life in a little house next to her childhood home on her family's 1.24-acre property...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:29 PM
A prime lot near Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia that has sat vacant for years is likely to become a construction site in the next few months, the land's owner said Monday.
David Costello says he's eager to move forward with his vision for the site: a $65...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:56 PM
After more than a year of delays, opening arguments finally began Tuesday in a trial where three Burbank residents are waging a legal battle to block Walmart from opening adjacent to the Empire Center.
Attorney Gideon Kracov, who is representing...
| Jun 26, 2013
WASHINGTON — Nearly five years ago, the subprime meltdown triggered a huge taxpayer bailout of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Now a bipartisan group of senators has launched the most comprehensive effort yet to clean up the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:30 PM
At lunchtime, businessman Joe Wilson likes to check out the action just down the street on Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. It's not the traffic he's watching; it's the slow but methodical demolition of the old Wilshire Grand Hotel at the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:21 PM
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The man who will soon replace Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl in a coastal council district offered a passionate defense Thursday of the neighborhood groups that fight large-...
| Jun 29, 2013
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An injunction that had prevented Walmart from starting work on a new store adjacent to the Empire Center has been lifted, but the outcome of a lawsuit filed by three residents to force a number of street...
| 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 18, 2013
| 5:04 PM
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...