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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Hampton/Newport News prevention program receives grant

    Hampton/Newport News prevention program receives grant
    The state's department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, DBHDS, has awarded $134,000 to help prevent substance abuse in communities across the state. The Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board was among 10 receiving funds. "It'...
  • Oak Park approves UFC gym for former Borders site

    Oak Park approves UFC gym for former Borders site
    An Ultimate Fighting Championship-style gym is coming to downtown Oak Park. The Oak Park Village Board approved a proposal May 5 to bring a mixed martial arts training and fitness center to the site of a former Borders Books store at Harlem Avenue and...
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  • L.A. politicians weigh plan to replenish affordable housing fund

    L.A. politicians weigh plan to replenish affordable housing fund
    Funding to help build affordable housing in Los Angeles has plunged sharply in recent years — a drop that city officials say has intensified the difficulties facing poor tenants. Now politicians have a plan to replenish the housing fund. But it...
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events
    - Enthusiasts of pirate lore can learn about the real Blackbeard on Thursday at 7 p.m., the Hampton History Museum. The museum will host "What's Wrong with Black Beard," a multi-media event by award-winning author and historian Kevin P. Duffus....
  • Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city

    Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city
    Before selling their Little Italy condominium in September, John Sherman and Mary Slater obtained a certified document from the city of Chicago saying the couple owed nothing for their water bill. The document, dated Aug. 29, showed that Sherman and...
  • Obama picks San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be housing secretary

    President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job Friday, nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the East Room of the White House, Obama named Castro to...
  • In Watts, a Girl Scout uniform levels playing field for young girls

    In Watts, a Girl Scout uniform levels playing field for young girls
    Outside the police station in South Los Angeles, a group of girls assembled, colorful boxes in tow. "Do you want to buy some cookies?" "Delicious cookies!" They called out, crowding passers-by and, in their excitement, forgetting the pitches their...
  • Wilmette architect's addition plan hits snag

    Wilmette architect's addition plan hits snag
    A longtime Wilmette architect's proposal to add a second-floor addition to a home in the village hit a snag recently, after trustees said the plan needed further review before they could consider granting the zoning variations needed to complete the...
  • Can L.A. handle a revitalized river?

    Can L.A. handle a revitalized river?
    Your article on revitalizing a lengthy stretch of the Los Angeles River made it sound as if a bunch of kids had just found a vacant lot on the block. ("Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization," May 24) The environmentalists want to...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Nancy Sinatra to Arctic Monkeys

    Setting Times stories to music: From Nancy Sinatra to Arctic Monkeys
    Sometimes I think of the Great Reads as a kind of camera: zooming in for a lingering close-up of a person or a place, panning away to capture the surrounding scene. I love it when the stories reveal through showing, not telling. A photographer named...