| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Following a nearly two-hour hearing during which dozens of photographs documenting health and safety violations were presented, the Planning Commission amended the Costa Mesa Motor Inn's operating permit Monday night.
The unanimous decision declared the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance that would require motels to seek new permits and maintain new standards if they wish to house long-term tenants.
While supporters argued that the rules would help make...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:51 PM
The recent Costa Mesa Motor Inn's hearing before the Planning Commission regarding long-term stays vindicates the mayor's common-sense approach to our motel dilemma.
An unsettling, two-hour presentation amply demonstrated that motels originally...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:06 AM
A chain-link fence marks the edge of Aberdeen Proving Ground, an Army installation where a nationwide base reorganization was supposed to bring so many people and jobs to Harford County that officials worried they would not have the space or resources...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A custom-designed, tufted bourne sofa covered in lilac mohair. A $100,000-plus video monitor installation. Stone, Carrara marble, leather and suede wall coverings and the occasional eye-catching, conversation-starting art piece.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:13 PM
My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:29 AM
Houston-based women's fashion and gifts boutique retailer Francesca's and Brooklyn-based home furnishings retailer West Elm plan to open stores in Virginia Beach Town Center next year.
Francesca's will lease 1,830 square feet in the first floor of the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Actor Harrison Ford, other Santa Monica Airport tenants and national aviation groups filed a federal complaint Wednesday, challenging the long-held position of the city that the embattled airport can be shut down in July 2015.
Santa Monica leaders...
| Jul 7, 2014
As Malik Dervisevic huddled in a small jail cell — tired, hungry and frantic after hours of interrogation and no contact with his family — his mind whirred with anxiety.
"I lost my job. I lost my house. I lost everything," Dervisevic, 37,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:47 PM
The future of the historic sewer digester tower on Laguna Canyon Road will be under discussion at the Village Entrance workshop Wednesday.
The restoration and reuse of the tower and the building attached to it — which now houses Laguna Beach Police...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Apartment-finding services are popular in Chicago, especially for those on the hunt for their very first place. Here's what 9 services will and won't do for you.
>>FYI: All of these services are free to search for an apartment. When you're ready to...