| Sep 20, 2013
Home improvement shows are a mixed blessing, says Kent Drinker of Timberlake Building & Renovations.
Drinker speaks from experience. The Annapolis, Md.-based project and client relations manager had his brush with television when his company was...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Half a day before Hurricane Isabel hit the Peninsula 10 years ago, one professional tree trimmer moved his cranes and equipment to his tree-laden neighborhood, where he set up a temporary home office on River Road.
Wayne Allen knew traveling far wouldn'...
| Sep 10, 2013
Summer is almost over, but there's still construction going on around Tinley Park as new businesses near completion. The village is expecting a dozen projects to be finished by the end of the year, officials said.
Approximately 266,000 square feet of...
| Aug 4, 2013
As a retiree, Ed Harper knows he has a fixed amount of money to live on while the expenses all around him continue to slowly increase as his income remains level.
The Poquoson resident worries that the cost of the flood insurance policy he paid just...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Today's Watchdog column briefly mentions a new national report and survey about the top issues people are complaining about and the most-common scams that consumer protection officials are seeing. Here's some more information from that report, including...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The housing recovery and improving economy led Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement retailer, to post better-than-expected second-quarter earnings that jumped 17% over the same period last year.
The Atlanta company reported Tuesday...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Lowe's fiscal second-quarter earnings provided even further evidence that the housing recovery is boosting the economy.
Lowe's Cos. on Wednesday reported that earnings for the quarter that ended Aug. 2 jumped 26% to $941 million, or 88 cents a share,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:24 AM
The housing recovery and improving economy led Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement retailer, to post better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, which jumped 17% over the same period last year.
The Atlanta-based company reported...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Soleil Moon Frye is pregnant with baby No. 3.
The former "Punky Brewster" star made the announcement Thursday on the "today" show before launching into a segment on "mom-preneurs," a.k.a. entrepreneur moms who have created their own successful...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:18 PM
The criminal case against swimming pool contractor Ed Mara Sr. has been dismissed after he repaid a homeowner he was accused of ripping off.
But Mara isn't out of deep water yet. The state attorney general's office now is trying to put him in jail for...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:07 PM
The inside of the vacant Port Mesa church is in thrashed disarray.
Broken-down doors, spilled roofing tar, shattered glass and trash are the evidence of vandals ravaging the former Westside Costa Mesa church and school from within.
The walls where the...