| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:42 PM
An Orange County judge Wednesday expanded the number of people exempt from a Costa Mesa law that bans most long-term stays in local motels.
Superior Court Judge Sheila Fell granted a preliminary injunction that will allow anyone living at a motel in...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 4:05 PM
Derek Jamaal Minott would sit in his car outside the Plantation hotel and wait. Inside one of the rooms, a 15-year-old girl would meet clients for sex, investigators said.
When the so-called date was over and the john had left, the 21-year-old Boca...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, is letting some guests stream Netflix, Pandora and Hulu on their hotel television sets.
Before you rush to book a Marriott room, the hotel giant is offering the feature only at eight...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:54 PM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:55 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
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 —...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:20 AM
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...