| Jan 22, 2014
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas acknowledged Tuesday that a taxpayer-funded project to install a security system in a converted garage at his home involved improvements "over and above" that job, but said he reimbursed the county for...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:30 AM
Today's Birthday (04/29/14). You can win your game this year. Today's New Moon solar eclipse in your sign initiates a new personal phase. Revise plans with your team over the next three weeks. New communications skills provide a breakthrough in...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Can the Chesapeake Bay get cleaned up faster if the environmental cops spend less time on the beat, but focus on the worst polluters and count on the rest to get the message?
That's essentially what the Environmental Protection Agency proposes to do...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Take a stately home with an impeccable pedigree and season it with a meticulous renovation. The result honors the history of the property yet offers a comfortable, updated space for contemporary living and entertaining.
The white clapboard exterior with...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy for contractors that could encounter lead paint.
The settlement, announced Thursday, ended a federal...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: We recently purchased a home which is large for our growing family. Although the home is beautiful, the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are outdated. I really want to update them and have the resources to do so....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Today's Birthday (03/06/14). Nurture creative collaborations this year. Stick to basics, revising strategies, infrastructure and action plans for efficiency. Work chugs along, while you focus on fun, home, friends and kids from now to August. Romance...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:25 PM
FARMINGTON, N.M. — In World War II he served as a Navajo code talker, one of the Marines who became legendary by using their native tongue to transmit messages the enemy could not decipher. Years later, to express its appreciation, the Navajo Nation...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Wilmette officials are concerned about the number of residents completing home improvement projects without proper permits, some of which could contribute to flooding and other issues.
If they seek variances after the fact, trustees are put in the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:21 AM
With little fanfare, the Aberdeen City Council passed its $14.08 million budget for the next fiscal year that calls for spending less than in this fiscal year and does not include a property tax rate or water and sewer rate increase.
As it passed the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Whether it’s building an addition or creating a nook outside to relax with family and friends, Lehigh Valley homeowners appear to be concentrating on transforming their properties with home additions, renovations and outdoor rooms.