| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
If your house is anything like mine, these days have been an orgy of food and festivities.
I planned to lounge by the Christmas tree, survey the expanse of brightly wrapped gifts, and announce with a satiated grin, "I can't eat one more thing." And...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The homeless people camped outside a planned Google facility in Venice were beginning to stir when Los Angeles police rolled up around dawn.
Chesnel Dorceus was slow to dismantle his makeshift shelter and wound up briefly in handcuffs.
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has asked city churches and the public to join a day of remembrance on Friday in honor of the late President John F. Kennedy. Pawlowski and other members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors have asked churches to ring their bells...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:20 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- With the backdrop of a new $84 million spring training facility with the support of Mesa mayor Scott Smith, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts expressed hope Wednesday that the team could reach a resolution with the Wrigley Field rooftop...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
[UPDATED with second legal opinion]
Two Broward County mayors can fly to Saudi Arabia and have their expenses paid by the Royal Embassy without violating Broward's strict no-gifts ban, attorneys ruled.
And if they want to bring a spouse along, all...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:21 PM
Although the jobless rate is at its lowest level in five years and the stock market has surpassed its pre-recession high, the economic gains have not reached many poor urban residents, and 2014 could be even worse, a new survey said Wednesday....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Re: “Early morning water main break causes flooding and road delays,” burbankleader.com, Dec. 7. The recent water main break in the area should suggest a need to rethink the status quo.
Change, including more competition with how the area&...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In his letter to the editor ("City water needs a new business plan," Dec. 26), Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union identifies better asset management as a way for Baltimore to better manage its water system and save money.
The Asset Management...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:58 AM
In the face of the federal claim that homelessness has been receding since 2010, the U.S. Conference of Mayors reports that most cities are experiencing surges of homelessness. It's perhaps unsurprising, given a recent announcement by the chief federal...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile — and to her frequent-flyer miles.
A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Chestertown officials have been interested in energy conservation for a long time — they started tracking usage levels during the 1970s energy crisis.
Even so, when the Eastern Shore town launched a project to cut back on electricity costs seven...