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  • Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes

    Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes
    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...
  • Film official cautions against importing Hollywood values into China

    Film official cautions against importing Hollywood values into China
    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...
  • Homeowner association won't make repairs; is there recourse?

    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...
  • Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike

    Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike
    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....
  • Ramos says he will run for council

    Ramos says he will run for council
    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...
  • Respecting ideology in the workplace

    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...
  • Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals

    Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals
    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...
  • MIDSIZE COMPANY NUMBER 2: Fellowship Community Assisted-living facility one big happy family

    MIDSIZE COMPANY NUMBER 2:  Fellowship Community Assisted-living facility one big happy family
    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...
  • Modern methods

    With Bob Jones Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH S-7 4 3 H-6 5 3 D-K Q 2 C-A K Q 7 WEST EAST S-10 S-9 8 6 2 H-A K 9 4 2 H-Q J 10 7 D-9 6 5 3 D-J 8 4 C-9 4 2 C-J 10 SOUTH S-A K Q J 5 H-8 D-A 10 7 C-8 6 5 3 The bidding: NORTH EAST...
  • Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling

    Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling
    Six years ago, Los Angeles politicians imposed new limits on the size of new and renovated houses, promising to rein in what they called "homes on steroids" dwarfing blocks of smaller buildings. But as the housing market rebounds and construction...
  • More cuts at the Sun-Times: Terry Savage out; Neil Steinberg's column cut to once a week

     
    Lynn Marek at Crain's Chicago Business reports that the Sun-Times has parted ways with freelance finance columnist Terry Savage: (Savage) said her contract with the newspaper ended in April after advertising that had run alongside her column ceased this...