| 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...
| Sep 23, 2011
KB Home's loss widened slightly in the third quarter as the nation's housing market continued to show weakness, though the company said orders for new homes increased....
| Dec 21, 2011
Los Angeles home builder KB Home posted lower earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter compared with a year earlier as the company sold fewer homes in higher cost areas. But another development signaled some cause for optimism: New orders for......
| Apr 29, 2009
| 11:48 AM
Some shrink when they see him coming. Maybe itís the height, the silver hair, the intelligent, piercing eyes. More likely itís the power of the stride, the determination in the walk, the purpose in the direction. And yes, the eyes. They call him Eli,...
| Jul 19, 2009
Two years ago this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced cleanup of a middle school and southeast Orlando community built on a former World War II-era bombing range. The corps' search of the tranquil neighborhood uncovered decades-old bombs,...
| Feb 14, 2009
This wintry week surprised Southern California with shape-shifting clouds hitched to chilly wind, rain in the valleys, snow in the mountains -- just right for a cozy Valentine's Day spent corralled around the hearth, logs ablaze. Or is it?
| Sep 17, 2010
When it comes to new-home floor plans, the rules have changed.
"The rule is no longer 'buy as much as you can afford, and it will increase in value later.' It's 'buy what you need,'" said Kermit Baker, chief economist at the American Institute of...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:17 PM
More than 800 folks wined and dined at the five major events of the inaugural Laguna Beach a la Carte, not to mention all the people who partook in prix-fixe menus and other specials at 28 local eateries.
Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 8:16 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — A new mayor took control of the dais Tuesday night and outlined a vision of streamlined city government, revived commercial districts and a more technologically advanced City Council.
Mike Henn, a businessman who was reelected in...
| Jan 12, 2011
WINDERMERE – It's 65 degrees outside and the propane-burning fireplace is a little too toasty for Martha Stewart, who was in Orlando Tuesday to promote a KB Home's new "net zero" showhome.
Near the family room fire, in the kitchen of Builder...
| Sep 25, 2009
As the new home market struggles to find its footing, executives at Los Angeles builder KB Home aren't quite ready to call the bottom. The company said today that its revenue for the three months ended in August fell 33%,......