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  • Emanuel to speak at mayor's conference in D.C.

    Emanuel to speak at mayor's conference in D.C.
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will speak at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week in Washington, D.C. Emanuel will give a talk Friday on education, with a focus on the importance of City Colleges of Chicago, according to spokeswoman Jennifer...
  • National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan

    National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan
    Chicago voters might not have to weigh in on a new City Council ward map this year after a national expert on Monday blessed a compromise plan put forth by dueling groups of aldermen. But council members plan to press forward with more public hearings...
  • Emanuel to support gay marriage at D.C. mayors' meeting

    Emanuel to support gay marriage at D.C. mayors' meeting
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will join mayors from across the U.S. in supporting the rights of same-sex couples to marry. Mayors for Freedom to Marry will be launched as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington D.C., where Emanuel is set to...
  • Community Commentary: More can still be done in climate protection

    Editor's Note: The following was addressed to the City Council. * Village Laguna is grateful for all the city has done to meet its commitment to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, ("City works toward climate protection goal,"...
  • Mailbag: Is anyone tracking the rise in sea levels?

    Recent reporting and comments about global warming do not include information on the increase in the ocean's sea level, or what properties in Laguna Beach have been threatened or damaged by the rising sea level. In February 2007, the City Council adopted...
  • As convention chair, Villaraigosa promises to be inclusive

    As convention chair, Villaraigosa promises to be inclusive
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa -- a one-time student organizer, union leader and now one of the nation's most prominent Latino politicians -- stepped into his role Wednesday as the face of a Democratic Party convention that is being pitched as the...
  • Letter: Demand for mental health housing far exceeds resources available

    Regarding the story, "A Place to Call Home," by Kevin Rector, in the Oct. 26 edition of the Towson Times, I'd like to thank the Times and Mr. Rector for shining a light on the critical issue of housing and treatment options for the ever-growing number...
  • New United Way program prevents homelessness — in time for Christmas

    New United Way program prevents homelessness — in time for Christmas
    A few months ago, things were looking bleak for Brooklyn Homes resident Christina Stocks. The 27-year-old single mother of two took a pay cut at work and fell behind in her rent payments. She was facing eviction — and a Christmas on the streets....
  • The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis

    The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis
    This month, a critical link in the city's most essential public infrastructure hit a breaking point: A 120-year old water main burst, shutting down Light and Lombard streets, disrupting commutes and downtown businesses. Only 10 days later, a sink hole...
  • Antonio Villaraigosa's goals for L.A. and beyond

    Antonio Villaraigosa's goals for L.A. and beyond
    In a corny old movie, they'd illustrate this bit with pages flying off a calendar: Antonio Villaraigosa has about 10 months left as mayor of Los Angeles, and although his name is bruited about for higher office, City Hall is where he says wants to be. Not...
  • In Charlotte, one man stood up for the poor -- and it wasn't Barack Obama

    Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote a story for the front page of last Sunday's Charlotte Observer indicting both parties for failing to speak up for the poor. He inspired this column. I could be writing the expected narrative from a conservative at the...