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  • Perspective: Somebody nobody sent: A city administrator

    Perspective: Somebody nobody sent: A city administrator
    Detroit citizens now have emergency manager Kevyn Orr to dig that city out of a hole. Chicago's politicians, with their state of Illinois accomplices, are still digging such a hole. Chicagoans, awaken. You have an antiquated bureaucracy run by...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Commons of Pensacola'

    Western civilization may not be pining for a play about the wretched (and lightly disguised) family of imprisoned con man Bernie Madoff, but need it or not, actress-turned-scribe Amanda Peet has written just such a play in "The Commons of Pensacola."...
  • Manager can't take on role of liaison between board and attorney

    Question: I have been on my homeowners association board for two years. All communication between the board and the attorney goes through the association's manager before distribution to the board. I just discovered the manager has been withholding...
  • Who pays when the trip doesn't happen?

    A reader in Northern California was looking forward to her birthday. Her daughter had invited her and a lifelong friend to celebrate the event in a vacation home the daughter owned in Costa Rica. Since the reader's daughter rents out the Costa Rica house...
  • President Obama hits Beverly Hills for twin Democratic fundraisers

    In the embrace of loyal supporters at twin Beverly Hills fundraisers, President Obama on Monday night defended his troubled healthcare plan and cast his administration as one that has defended “those ideas that built this country.” “...
  • Obama Talks Gun Violence at DreamWorks Animation

    Speaking to several hundred DreamWorks employees on Tuesday, President Obama touted the entertainment industry as a "bright spot" in the American economy, but also said showbiz had a responsibility on such issues as gun violence. "We have got to make...
  • Inspector general squashes fundraising raffles

    Inspector general squashes fundraising raffles
    Fundraising raffles conducted by local government employees have become a surprising casualty of Palm Beach County’s ethics reform push. Palm Beach County Inspector General Sheryl Steckler on Nov. 20 issued a notice warning that raffles held by...
  • Victor Oladipo relishes his chance to return home as NBA player

    Victor Oladipo relishes his chance to return home as NBA player
    When Victor Oladipo started high school, no one expected him to become an All-Met player in the hoops hotbed of Washington, D.C. When Oladipo enrolled at Indiana University, few people envisioned he would become an All-Big Ten player. When his...
  • Housing markets rebound faster when foreclosures proceed quickly

    Housing markets rebound faster when foreclosures proceed quickly
    WASHINGTON — Why have many of the local housing markets that were hit hardest during the bust — especially in California — bounced back so vigorously and quickly, with prices close to or exceeding where they were in 2005 and 2006?...
  • Is my business idea half baked?

    A reader in Southern California thinks she may be running afoul of her state's laws. She's a cake decorator who has made cakes for friends' parties. She reports that her cakes receive many accolades of "Ooooos! and Ahhhhs!" as well as requests for her...
  • Tiny village gets little sympathy from Broward County commissioners

    Tiny village gets little sympathy from Broward County commissioners
    LAZY LAKE – Joseph Fodera and John Boisseau offered a litany of complaints Tuesday about the high cost and bureaucratic requirements of government regulation. The twist: it was one government complaining about what another government is doing to...