| Aug 26, 2014
A purity ball is a ceremony where young girls promise to “live pure lives before God,” and to remain virgins until marriage. In return, their fathers sign a commitment promising to protect their daughters’ chastity. Sometimes rings are...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Even in its reduced and unlovely circumstances, the Salton Sea is the biggest lake in California. It may also pose the biggest quandary for the Southern California ecosystem. Its champions declare that California needs to spend several billion dollars now...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Recently yard signs have appeared throughout the city pairing my name with the name of another candidate. These signs make it seem as though we are running as a team. They are inaccurate and misleading.
Placement of these signs was neither authorized nor...
| 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....
| May 28, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish released the tentative tax roll today.
We'll have more coverage to come, but here are the city-by-city increases in value, including new construction: CITY or AREA / PERCENT INCREASE
Broward County: 6.4...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Broward County property values climbed for the third straight year since the devastating real estate bust, in the preliminary tax roll released by the property appraiser Wednesday.
The news was bright for all 31 cities this year, for the first time...
| 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...