| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art has appointed three new trustees, including Bruce Karatz, the former chief executive of KB Homes who was convicted three years ago on four felony counts of failing to disclose the backdating of stock options.
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Jodie Gates — a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who has since become one of Southern California's most prominent dance leaders — will become the director of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Gates is a professor of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:24 PM
With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before.
About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:12 AM
KB Home Inc. shares were up nearly 7% in early trading Wednesday after the Los Angeles home builder said it posted a first-quarter profit for the first time since 2007.
Revenue, home prices and future orders rose significantly as the company continued...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week, with Freddie Mac reporting the average for 30-year loans dropped to 4.32% from 4.37% last week.
The McLean, Va., housing finance company said lenders were offering 15-year fixed home loans, a popular option for...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Southern California home building is stuck at historic lows, one of many factors conspiring against middle-class buyers in a recovery marked by high prices and low supply.
Despite explosive price gains last year, builders and their Wall Street...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For Raffi Kajberouni, the keys to his Santa Clarita home have become relics.
If he locks himself out, no problem. If a friend arrives at his two-story house before him, there's no waiting outside for Kajberouni to arrive. Kajberouni taps his...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 12:29 PM
KB Home is celebrating the grand opening of its newest community, Berkshire Place, Saturday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., 8601 Summer Waves Way, in Laurel.
The public is invited to see the townhouse designs and participate in a cake decorating class by...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Chamber of Commerce interim Executive Director Kristine Thalman finds working and living in her hometown exhilarating, if a little demanding.
"You have a vested interest," said Thalman, who has headed the chamber staff since last September. "It is...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 8:36 AM
So much for the glut of glowy economic news: The housing market remains wobbly as new home sales slipped for the second month in a row, sinking 1.6% in February.
Sales of new properties for single families dipped to an annual rate of 313,000 from...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Bank of America: Lenient landlord? The bank is launching a pilot program that would allow customers with underwater mortgages to avoid foreclosure by becoming renters.
In its testing stages, the Mortgage to Lease program will involve fewer than 1,000...