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  • Homelessness, hunger climbing in U.S. cities, mayors' survey says

    Homelessness, hunger climbing in U.S. cities, mayors' survey says
    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....
  • Venice's famed tolerance is being tested by the homeless

    Venice's famed tolerance is being tested by the homeless
    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. "Wow,...
  • Cubs' Ricketts seeks rooftop accord

    Cubs' Ricketts seeks rooftop accord
    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...
  • Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding

    Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding
    Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure. Cardin sipped...
  • Don't privatize Baltimore water [Letter]

    Don't privatize Baltimore water [Letter]
    The presence of the private water industry at this week's United States Conference of Mayors meeting threatens public health and democracy in Baltimore. Time and time again, experiences in other cities that have privatized their water systems have...
  • Pawlowski calls for moment of silence to honor former President Kennedy

     
    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...
  • Newton: Villaraigosa in his element as 'the nation's mayor'

    Newton: Villaraigosa in his element as 'the nation's mayor'
    The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, described his "utter disbelief" at the destructive "gamesmanship" as Congress debates the debt ceiling. The mayor of Fresno described her city's tough budget problems and wondered when the economy would hit bottom. The mayor...
  • Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa

    Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa
    First of two parts | Part two Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
  • Community Commentary: Laguna lacks clear path for environmental goals

    Two months after the Oct. 6 meeting when the Laguna Beach City Council discussed the future of the Environmental Committee, it is only natural to ask: Do we want to run a sustainable city? Do we care about the city's natural environment from the greenbelt...
  • Make your next crab dinner a fancy feast

    Make your next crab dinner a fancy feast
    Newspaper. A roll of paper towels. Wooden mallets and plastic pitchers for cold drinks. The elements of a traditional Maryland crab feast could not be simpler to gather. Or more uninspired. Crab feasts are family affairs in Maryland. The adults linger...
  • It's A Gray Area: A chance to support regulating marijuana

    On Sept. 1 you will have a chance to help us make history. On this date there will be an event to support the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Initiative that will be on the November 2012 ballot. Please join us. The event will be hosted by Richard Moriarty...