| May 3, 2014
| 12:38 AM
Soccer fans coming to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup can still find some reasonably-priced accommodations, as long as a love motel, slum or campsite is where they're looking.
The countdown to the month-long soccer tournament starting on June 12 has...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:04 PM
You be the judge. Newport Beach voters have a chance to decide: car wash or another hotel? Height limits or no height limits?
This issue is raised in the planned July 8 City Council vote on a new General Plan amendment that will allow more-intense...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:51 PM
The panel that determines how much landlords can raise costs of the city's 1 million rent-stabilized apartments approved a historic low increase of 1% for the next fiscal year, but in a raucous meeting Monday, it did not give tenants the rent freeze...
| Apr 8, 2014
Gladys Martin's Expedia vacation package is missing two key components. Should she have to pay for its mistake?
Q: I'm writing you about our problems with a vacation package we booked on Expedia to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
A few weeks before our...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Elected officials on Tuesday enacted strict rules banning boarding homes and short-term vacation rentals in residential zones after residents raised concerns in recent months about what they called the changing character of Burbank neighborhoods.
| May 16, 2014
Howard County's Farmers' Markets feature locally-grown produce, baked goods, fruits of the season, flowers, transplants, organically grown produce and specialty items. The season runs through the last week in November at the following...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As online room-sharing service Airbnb Inc. battles authorities in the U.S., the company is using the upcoming FIFA World Cup to slide relatively comfortably into one of the world's major markets.
In Brazil, which hosts the monthlong, internationally...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Everybody needs to recharge their batteries once in a while — to get away, slow down, take a few deep breaths. But not everybody wants to do it the same way. Some want to be pampered in luxury. Others would rather wander through wooded trails....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Dozens of tenants are being forced to vacate a South Los Angeles commercial building that was converted into now-shoddy apartments, amid complaints that the city should have acted sooner to enforce building codes and help residents relocate.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Dozens of tenants are being forced to vacate a South Los Angeles building amid complaints that the city should have acted sooner to help people relocate from the squalid and dangerous apartments.
In recent years, the Hoover Street commercial building...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Dozens of people shared only three showers in the building that Patricia McDowell called home for the last 2 1/2 years. Roaches skittered across the floor, she said, and lights went out and stayed out. In recent months, McDowell said she had to run an...