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  • Lack of leadership a big obstacle in updating Prop. 13

    SACRAMENTO — Are California voters ready yet to change Proposition 13 so that all corporations pay their fair share of property taxes? A new nonpartisan poll indicates they might be. But a better, more relevant question is whether any state...
  • Sales of $1-million-plus homes went through the roof in California

    Crowned by the sale of a Malibu estate for $74.5 million, the number of houses sold last year at $1 million and above statewide jumped to a six-year high, according to real estate information service DataQuick. In the strongest showing, the number of...
  • Dwyane Wade sells Chicago town house

    Dwyane Wade, a Chicago native and major part of three Miami Heat NBA championship teams, has sold his four-bedroom town house in Chicago's River West neighborhood for $1.66 million. Wade, 32, recently became engaged to actress Gabrielle Union. He also...
  • Dig deeper to determine mineral rights under land

    Q: How do you know if you own the mineral rights under your property? A: Being a city boy and practicing law in an urban environment, I always thought mineral rights was a legal issue only out West. However, on receiving this email, I did a little...
  • Million-dollar-plus home sales hit six-year high

    Million-dollar-plus home sales hit six-year high
    A boom in California’s luxury home sale market is yet another example of the growing gap between the wealthy and the poor if a newly released report is any indication. Crowned by the sale of a Malibu estate for $74.5 million, the number of homes...
  • For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court

    For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court
    Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. is about to go where it hasn't been for nearly 13 years: out of bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 case, one of the longest on record, got underway as the Columbia-based company faced more than 100,000 asbestos-related claims....
  • The Hartford Profits Rise As Insurer Beats Wall Street Estimates

    The Hartford Financial Services Group posted fourth-quarter earnings late Monday that beat analysts' expectations, helped in part by a quiet hurricane season and higher prices in commercial property-casualty insurance. Net income for the three months...
  • Lake Bluff to get Target store

    Lake Bluff to get Target store
    A new Target will open its doors in Lake Bluff at the former location of the Shepard Chevrolet dealership, officials said, though it's not yet clear when residents might expect to be able to shop there. Officials in Lake Bluff recently announced they...
  • Letter: LCF's good schools are due to residents

    Everyone knows our property values here in La Cañada Flintridge are much higher than in Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Eagle Rock and even the so-called Sagebrush area in our own city. Of course, this is because of the reputation of the La Cañada Unified...
  • New federal rule gives home buyers better access to appraisals

    WASHINGTON — A new federal rule could give millions of home buyers insights they've never had before about a crucial element of their mortgage application: the appraisal, including the electronic cross-checks and reviews now used by lenders to...
  • Flood of restrictions on Balboa Island could ease

    Getting the go-ahead for major construction on Balboa Island is no easy task, but homeowners may get some relief since a federal agency acknowledged an error in the way it calculated a key flooding threshold. The recalculation could also ease...