| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Since Florida's Legislature imposed the first of a series of reforms meant to lower homeowners' property-tax bills in 2007, politicians in most Central Florida counties and cities have adopted what amounts to double-digit increases in their property-tax...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:04 PM
It's now the world's biggest film market outside the U.S. But how do Hollywood filmmakers successfully penetrate the Great Wall of China?
Find reliable partners, hire screenwriters who've actually visited the country and avoid grafting "Hollywood...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Question: We bought our property in a homeowner association more than 15 years ago, influenced by the salesperson, board and managers who promoted "community." They emphasized amenities and goals of increasing and maintaining property values, ensuring...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Orlando City Council gave preliminary approval to a 17.7 percent property tax increase on Monday, saying revenue collections aren't keeping pace with City Hall's expenses.
The council voted unanimously to raise the property tax rate by $1, to $6....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:06 PM
A longtime Costa Mesa resident and relative newcomer to the city's political scene announced Tuesday his candidacy for City Council.
Lee Ramos, 70, has lived in Costa Mesa for 67 years and witnessed the growth of the city, once known for farming and a...
| May 5, 2014
Donald Sterling — the for-now owner of the Los Angeles Clippers — has set the bar for awful bosses at a height where the air gets thin.
His racist comments to his girlfriend — recorded for all the world to hear — earned him an...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil.
At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 PM
At Fellowship Community, an assisted-living facility that has been named one of the Lehigh Valley's best places to work two years in a row, employees truly embody the spirit of a name.
The residents and the people who care for them feel as if they are...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:35 AM
TNT used its upfront presentation Wednesday to introduce a "brand refresh" and a slate of programming heavy on action and supernatural thrills.
The network's new tagline, "TNT Drama. Boom." and refreshed direction is designed to attract younger and "a...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The city is changing more now than at any time in the past couple decades, Mayor Elizabeth Pearson told a group of business leaders at the annual State of the City address May 8 at the Montage Laguna Beach.
A demographic shift, coupled with increased...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Here is the text of Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman's speech Friday, accepting the Democratic Party's nomination to run for re-election, as prepared for delivery:
Thank you. Thank you very much.
I want to start by thanking my husband of 47 years Mike, my...