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  • Superstorm Sandy: Recovery, stuggles continue one year later

    Ellis Island, which greeted millions of immigrants to the United States, reopened its museum doors on Monday, a year after the aptly named Superstorm Sandy tore through much of the eastern half of the United States, killing scores of people and destroying...
  • Some agencies do better than others at keeping the language simple

    Some agencies do better than others at keeping the language simple
    Every so often Greg Rosenthal comes across a word like "diapause." And that's when things get interesting. A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rosenthal is frequently responsible for translating the wonky, academic language used...
  • Shrinking grant money strains Glendale's nonprofits

    As federal funds for social services in Glendale continue to decrease, one City Council member said he wants the city to reconfigure how it distributes the shrinking pot of money during a council meeting this week. Councilman Zareh Sinanyan, who formerly...
  • Focusing on the root causes of homelessness [Letter]

    Focusing on the root causes of homelessness [Letter]
    Your recent article on the city's homeless people cries out for clarification ("Addressing the intractable problem of homelessness in Baltimore," Dec. 2). Managing homelessness in an effective and humane way (i.e., sheltering those who have no place...
  • Mortgage relief didn't help many keep their homes, critics say

    Mortgage relief didn't help many keep their homes, critics say
    When five giant mortgage firms signed a landmark $25-billion mortgage settlement last year, officials hailed debt forgiveness as the primary strategy to preserve homeownership. The banks hoped to avoid further enforcement action over widespread...
  • Woman, 101, sees wrong turned right

    This week, she will make cookies in a brand new kitchen. This week, she will sit in a brightly painted living room. This week, she gets her house back. She never should have lost it. After 101 years on this earth, Texana Hollis deserved better than to...
  • Reverse mortgages not for the uninformed

    "Why do I need to save? I'll just tap the equity in my house when I retire," said a former client at the end of 2006. He and his wife were in their late 50s, and I was recommending that they increase their retirement contributions. During the real estate...
  • Housing recovery good news for reverse mortgages

    Ever since the housing boom and boost, the real estate market has been clawing its way back from the bottom. For those keeping track, prices peaked in 2006 before dropping by over 30 percent nationally and far more in some markets. Housing bottomed out in...
  • Reverse mortgages have pitfalls, so reserve only as a last option

    Like many financial products, reverse mortgages are designed to meet a particular need in the marketplace. Nevertheless, while they may be appropriate for some homeowners, they are unsuitable or even harmful to others. Unfortunately, many lenders use...
  • Thinking about buying a first home? Here are some questions to answer

    My sister- and brother-in-law are newlyweds starting to look for their first home. They're not alone: Home sales jumped this fall to the highest point in the past two years. If you are dreaming of buying a house or apartment, the time may seem right. But...
  • Federal shutdown hits Southland; Yosemite visitors urged to leave

    As Congress failed to agree on a budget and President Obama's healthcare law, parts of the federal government have started shutting down, with stoppages felt by Southern California residents and across the nation. One of the most jarring repercussions...