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  • Parents of Asiana crash victim file wrongful-death lawsuit

    The parents of a 16-year-old girl killed by an emergency vehicle responding to the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last year have filed a lawsuit against city and county officials, saying her death was "tragic and avoidable." In the wrongful-...
  • Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement

    Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement
    Following the settlement of an unusual lawsuit against Mount Prospect, a 75-year-old pizzeria owner said he looks forward to continuing to run his restaurant into the foreseeable future. Mount Prospect’s village board agreed this week to a $6.5...
  • McKinney Stumps At Greenwich Senior Center

    McKinney Stumps At Greenwich Senior Center
    GREENWICH — Senate Republican leader John McKinney had no idea that Thursday would be among the worst traffic days in Greenwich in recent years. Traffic is often bad in lower Fairfield County, but a tragic accident that killed a Connecticut Army...
  • Chiquita CEO says Ireland move not fueled by tax bill

    Chiquita Brands International's decision to merge with an Irish fruit company and base its headquarters in Dublin wasn't fueled by tax savings, CEO Ed Lonergan said Thursday, defending the company against a wave of political opposition that's arisen to...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't weigh in on investigation of City Council ally

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't weigh in on investigation of City Council ally
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel would not say Wednesday whether it was appropriate for his City Council leader to push through an ordinance that limited the power of a city watchdog who a week earlier had opened an investigation into the alderman. The Tribune...
  • An untimely decision

    Decisions made at local city halls in Hampton Roads have a more direct and profound effect on citizens' lives than those made in Richmond or Washington. It is at meetings of city councils and boards of supervisors where communities come together to...
  • San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability

    San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability
    At a groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro. A white-robed Roman Catholic priest thanked God for the "gift of Ponte Vista," a welcome addition...
  • War on drugs not working: New Voices

    On May 12, 1996, Miami police raided the home of Richard Brown on a false tip that the 73-year-old retiree with no criminal record was selling drugs. After busting the door open, police claim that Richards began firing a gun, prompting officers to pump...
  • Mayor Garcetti reaffirms support for Chief Beck amid new revelation

    Mayor Garcetti reaffirms support for Chief Beck amid new revelation
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reaffirmed his support Wednesday for Police Chief Charlie Beck in the face of new revelations about the LAPD's purchase of a horse from his daughter. Despite repeated claims by Beck that he played no role in that...
  • Plan To Eliminate Middletown City Treasurer Sparks Debate

    MIDDLETOWN — A proposal by the charter revision commission to eliminate the elected city treasurer post has initiated a debate over the merits of the position. At a public hearing Monday on the charter commission's proposal, Bishop William...
  • Costa Mesa workers OK $24.7 million annual contract; lower pay for new hires

    The Costa Mesa City Council announced Tuesday that the municipal workers union has ratified an employment agreement, a move that brings the yearlong, sometimes contentious negotiation process closer to the finish line. The new Costa Mesa City...