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  • Georgia youth killed by police held something in hand -- gun or Wii

    Georgia youth killed by police held something in hand -- gun or Wii
    Everyone agrees that a 17-year-old Georgia boy held something in his hand when police shot him to death on his doorstep: The officers say it was a gun; an attorney for the boy’s family says it was a Nintendo Wii remote control. And a neighbor...
  • Woodridge annexes housing development site

    Woodridge annexes housing development site
    A developer is planning to build 17 new single-family houses in Woodridge at a development site that was previously in foreclosure. On Feb. 13, trustees agreed to the annexation of the property in the 7600 bock of Dunham Road and to allow Fox Wood...
  • 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...
  • Home builder and kitchen and bath shows combine for first time

    Home builder and kitchen and bath shows combine for first time
    Women wearing yellow raincoats and boots, a guy in a shark costume and several home improvement celebrities were among sightings this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center as more than 75,000 hardy home builders, interior designers and others...
  • 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...
  • Hopeful But Wary: Will Promising Signs For Home Construction Fizzle Once Again?

    Hopeful But Wary: Will Promising Signs For Home Construction Fizzle Once Again?
    PLAINVILLE — Home builder Johnny Carrier savors the nail gun's staccato tap-tap as two workers finish piecing together two-by-fours at Samuel's Crossing near the Plainville-Farmington line. Carpenters hoist up the wall frame for the colonial,...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa needs an affordable housing plan

    I have recently seen a flurry of articles about future development in Costa Mesa. Should the city allow changes that revitalize areas that may be ready for such change, even if that change negatively affects the quality of life of the neighboring...
  • Obama will promise to speed up construction projects by reducing red tape

    President Obama on Wednesday will promise to speed up major construction projects by cutting federal red tape, part of his push to show he can make an impact without relying on Congress. Obama plans to head to New York State's Tappan Zee Bridge, site of...
  • 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...