| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Johns Hopkins University says a request earlier this week for a professor to remove from its website a blog post that criticized the National Security Agency — a move that outraged many faculty members — resulted from a simple misunderstanding...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Glendale’s portfolio continues to slide, but City Treasurer Rafi Manoukian forecast an uptick in interest rates around the corner, which bodes well for Glendale’s investment opportunities.
The city’s investment portfolio sank to $372...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is it taper time for the Federal Reserve?
That's the key question as the financial and economic worlds await the end of the central bank's policymaking meeting Wednesday and Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's quarterly news conference.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Lillian Disney lived 101/2 years after instigating the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall in her husband's honor by donating $50 million, but she never got to see it rise from its foundation, alone attend a performance.
"A concert hall that would...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Many thanks for the well-thought-out, skillfully written column in the Coastline Pilot on Burning Man by Billy Fried (Sept. 13).
We have heard various accounts of the festival for years, but none of them enlightened us so clearly about the spirit and...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:53 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- With 77 of 78 precincts counted, voters in Springfield easily renewed a popular sales tax for road improvements for another three years. Also, voters in the Springfield School District passed a bond issue and a higher property tax...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Local government is truly where the rubber meets the road. As Baltimore County executive, I proudly oversaw capital projects ranging from the restoration of the Randallstown Library after a fire to the expansion of Cromwell Valley Park. We rebuilt Essex...
| Nov 24, 2013
The half-cent sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2008 has already changed the landscape of Los Angeles.
The Orange Line busway extension to Chatsworth opened three years ahead of schedule. Construction is underway on two light-rail lines...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I will be inheriting around $300,000 over the next year. My instincts are to pay down debt with this money. I have two homes and for practical reasons need to keep them. One home has a $260,000 mortgage balance at 5%. The other has a $130,000...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:25 PM
With completion of the Newport Beach Civic Center, the city of Newport Beach has a civic landmark in which it can take pride.
The move from the ugly, crumbling, crowded City Hall that served this city for so many years has finally taken place.
| May 8, 2013
| 7:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner said holders of U.S. government bonds should be paid first if the nation's debt limit is breached, even if that means that China would get preference over the salaries of U.S. troops.
Boehner (R-Ohio) defended...