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  • Los Angeles gives hosts, neighbors mixed signals on short-term rentals

     Los Angeles gives hosts, neighbors mixed signals on short-term rentals
    Airbnb and similar "home sharing" websites have exploded in popularity in L.A., overwhelming city regulators who are struggling to collect tourist taxes and enforce long-standing restrictions on rentals. Renting out rooms or homes for a few days or...
  • City bill aimed at spotting human trafficking victims

    City bill aimed at spotting human trafficking victims
    Baltimore hotels would be required to train their staffs to recognize signs of forced prostitution under proposed legislation that also would prohibit rooms from being rented for less than half a day. City Councilman James B. Kraft said the anti-human...
  • Ask Amy: Son should be sent packing with a roll of quarters

    Ask Amy: Son should be sent packing with a roll of quarters
    Dear Amy: My two adult kids live at home with my husband and me. Our son is 25; our daughter is 23. Both are college grads with good jobs. They make more money than I do. I work and also do all the laundry and cooking. I don't mind having them home...
  • Costa Mesa sued over law limiting stays at motels

    Costa Mesa sued over law limiting stays at motels
    A recently enacted law that limits how long people can stay at motels in Costa Mesa was illegally designed to target low-income residents, a lawsuit filed against the city alleges. The Public Law Center, a Santa Ana-based pro bono law firm, sued this...
  • Judge lets Costa Mesa enforce motel ordinance despite lawsuit

    Judge lets Costa Mesa enforce motel ordinance despite lawsuit
    Costa Mesa can, for now, keep enforcing an ordinance restricting long-term stays at local motels, despite a legal challenge alleging that the regulations unfairly target low-income residents. On Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory...
  • Court upholds Costa Mesa's limits on long-term motel stays

    Court upholds Costa Mesa's limits on long-term motel stays
    Costa Mesa can, for now, keep enforcing an ordinance restricting long-term stays at motels, despite a legal challenge alleging that the regulations unfairly target low-income residents. Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Lewis denied a request...
  • Journalism snapshots of the past - which looks like the present

    Journalism snapshots of the past - which looks like the present
    Journalism is by nature an art – or a craft, depending on your take – of the present, that old cliché about it being the first draft of history. I see it more as snapshots of time, and it’s interesting sometimes to go back through some...
  • Orlando sees boom in homes shared by roommates

     Orlando sees boom in homes shared by roommates
    Getting a "roomie" has become an increasingly popular way to share expenses in a region where rents have continued to increase as wages have generally flattened. More than 36 percent of working-age residents of Metro Orlando share a house, apartment or...
  • Airbnb Rentals Raise Questions For Towns

    Airbnb Rentals Raise Questions For Towns
    Acting on a neighbor's complaint, a West Hartford official has asked a homeowner to stop renting rooms through Airbnb. That might be the right response for now, but the Airbnb idea is an intriguing one, and local officials should study it more —...
  • North Shore organization plays affordable housing matchmaker

    North Shore organization plays affordable housing matchmaker
    Skokie resident Jean Mulqueen says she never imagined she would be a widow at age 45, scrambling to make ends meet and attempting to pay a monthly mortgage with her income as a medical billing clerk. Determined to avoid foreclosure on the house she...
  • Love motels, slums ease Rio's World Cup hotel crunch

    Love motels, slums ease Rio's World Cup hotel crunch
    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...